Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
It's a pretty good move, sure, but if the President is really intent on taking the Constitution, cutting a hole out of it, and fucking it six ways to Sunday, why just settle for partison incompetence? Why not go for outright criminality? Dude should tap Scooter Libby.
Kudos to Gawker. If you can't laugh in times like this, you cry.
Update: CNN has since downgraded Chertoff's prospects from "Bush will likely nominate" to "Bush may nominate." You can still find "will likely" in Google cache. With any luck, by tomorrow, this may be downgraded to "will not." A girl can hope.
Update #2: CNN is now reporting that Chertoff will not be nominated. Sanity prevails.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Name your child Britney? What are you thinking, wonders the Poop. I think they're onto something. How will we ever divorce the name from the image of her entering the public bathroom barefoot? That image is seared in my brain for life. Too bad y'all, cause the name was kind of cute!
Anecdotally, I've noticed a significant uptick in the name "Reese". She is the celebrity model of girl perfection: smart, gorgeous and talented. And, perhaps most important to frightened parents in this day and age of GGW, she's a good girl. Not sure if naming one's child "Reese" will ensure the child's virtue, but gotta give parents credit for trying.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
The bad news: it's all a ploy to sell me shit! In fact, it's a party at a store. An ugly boutique clothing store, no less. Free wine and cheese, plus 10% off anything I buy. *rolls eyes*
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
What children's television show makes you want to hang yourself?
Update: If we were handing out awards for dementia, we'd have to give it to the creators of Bert Is Evil.
...the CPSC is not taken seriously, with a dearth of money, staffing, enforcement authority and leadership. Its budget is $63 million -- less than half of its original 1974 budget, if one corrects for inflation. (With inflation the budget should be $149 million, he says.) In 1980, the CPSC had a staff of 978. Now its staff is less than 400.
...Congressional investigators recently visited the CPSC's laboratory in Bethesda, Maryland, and according to Mierzwinski found it "like a bad high school lab."
Edwards is calling on the Administration and democratic leaders in Congress:
"As one father to another" -- to "take immediate action to stop the growing crisis of dangerous toys being imported from China." Specifically Edwards called for "mandatory, independent third party testing" of toys.
Given the current state of the CPSC, a legislative fix appears to be the only answer.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
These are the best firms, and the average percentage of female partners (equity and nonequity) appears to be approximatly 25%. Keep in mind that the female to male split is roughly 50/50 in law school and one year out of law school. So what happens between year 1 and partnership?
Monday, August 13, 2007
Way to take personal responsibility, buddy!
Tighter controls will add more costs to makers, which could result in higher prices at the stores.
Oh, right. Cause the $19.99 per train they charge now is such a bargain.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
FYI the skinny states are:
- Rhode Island
I wonder why.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
What's in store for the Journal? My take is that Murdoch wants to turn the Journal into the people's paper, like the Post. Well not just like the Post. According to the NYT:
Executives at the News Corporation are keen to explore whether more of that content ought to be offered free online to increase the audience and attract advertising, while keeping subscribers by offering more premium services. A more open WSJ.com would be able to attract more advertising, but also potentially distribute that advertising across the News Corporation’s online footprint.
Well, free isn't bad, per se. But, as we all know, you don't get something for nothing. Hence, Murdoch wants to cut down on the marquis content:
In an interview with The Times earlier this year, Mr. Murdoch mused aloud about The Journal, saying, for instance, that he did not have time to read longer articles during the week and might like to swap out the paper’s Pursuits section on Saturdays with a glossy magazine. More recently, he told Time magazine that he was not sure about the offbeat front-page stories known internally as “A-Heds” that are a plum for reporters to write.
I personally would rather pay for high quality content then read the low rent stuff for free. I love those "A-hed" stories! Who doesn't? That's one of the features that makes the Journal a truly great publication.
Good bye Journal. We'll always have memories.