Spend a few minutes with Keith Olbermann. Whether you agree with this administration or not (and we all know where I tend to stand there), this commentary delivers an undeniable punch.
C'est un blague.
If you want to know how bad the drive over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge can be, consider this: In a contest to name the toughest commute, a guy who was driving when a pitchfork crashed through his windshield wasn't the winner.Click here to read about the winner and to see the actual explosion of the span, which was pretty cool to watch.
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Consumers should remove the batteries from their notebooks and use the AC adapter to power their computers.
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While no viewers complained about the incident, he admitted there had been "enormous interest from media."Toto, that ain't Kansas, that's for sure.
"You're a highly-qualified law job applicant - you have years of work experience, some firm experience, a high GPA (3.5) from a highly-ranked law school. If you're having to struggle to get a job in a pretty large area of law (labor/employment) in a major metropolitan area, is there any hope for those with less stellar credentials?? Why do you think you've been having a bit of a struggle, I'm curious. If I'm getting too personal, please tell me so. It's just that I would have assumed that you would have gotten a position some time ago, and I'm trying to get a handle on the nature of the legal job market. It seems so very quirky. Someone with your equivalent credentials in another field would have job offers coming out of his/her ears."First, thanks for the compliments. Always a good shot in the arm to hear from others that they think my qualifications look pretty good... and that I'm not completely self-deluded about how competitive a candidate I think I am.
Foster told authorities that she saw Thompson use the [penis pump] device almost daily during the August 2003 murder trial of a man accused of shaking a toddler to death.Ick.
Marion Barry (D-AR-1)Lots of Republicans, and only one Senator. If you know of any more, drop me a line, and I'll put 'em up.
John Boozman (R-AR-3)
John Carter (R-TX-31)
Mike Conaway (R-TX-11)
Bud Cramer (D-AL-5)
Phil Gingrey (R-GA-11)
Katherine Harris (R-FL-13)
Steve Israel (D-NY-2)
Jack Kingston (R-GA-1)
Mark Kirk (R-IL-10)
John Linder (R-GA-7)
Ed Markey (D-MA-7)
Cathy McMorris (R-WA-5)
Barack Obama (D-IL)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-6)
Mike Pence (R-IN-6)
George Radanovich (R-CA-19)
Silvestre Reyes (D-TX-16)
Tom Tancredo (R-CO-6)
Depending on how it is spelled, the word macaca could mean either a monkey that inhabits the Eastern Hemisphere or a town in South Africa. In some European cultures, macaca is also considered a racial slur against African immigrants, according to several Web sites that track ethnic slurs.I doubt Georgie knew that, but calling a person of color a monkey is serious business. And that is something he would know, being born of Virginia politics. In this case, it looks like he was just being juvenile and making fun of an easy, defenseless target in front of a supportive crowd. Picking on someone because that person is different... That's not leadership; that's a bully.
Allen said that by the comment welcoming him to America, he meant: "Just to the real world. Get outside the Beltway and get to the real world."I don't doubt that's what he meant. And I even believe that he might have said that to a person of pallor. But he didn't, and he has to appreciate the context and consequences of his comments. The apology needs to be more than a throw-away "I'm sorry if I offended you" -- especially given his history with nooses and Confederate flags.
"I think he was doing it because he could, and I was the only person of color there, and it was useful for him in inciting his audience," said Sidarth, who videotaped the event for the Webb campaign. "I was annoyed he would use my race in a political context."I agree. He's a bully. And probably a bigot.
Virginia Commonwealth University politics professor Robert Holsworth called Allen's comments a gaffe that probably wouldn't change the Senate race but could hurt his presidential ambitions.Let's hope so.
S.R. Sidarth, a volunteer with our campaign of Indian descent, has been following George Allen with a camera. During an event in Breaks, Allen singled our volunteer out:(Editorial note: macaca is the genus for the macaque monkey -- which I didn't know until I looked it up.)
"This fellow here over here with the yellow shirt, Macaca, or whatever his name is. He's with my opponent. He's following us around everywhere. And it's just great. We're going to places all over Virginia, and he's having it on film and its great to have you here and you show it to your opponent because he's never been there and probably will never come."
"…Lets give a welcome to Macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia."
We would like Senator Allen to tell us exactly what he means by his comments. Sidarth was born in Fairfax. What does he mean, “Welcome to America?” And by Macaca, is George Allen calling Sidarth a species of monkey in the Eastern Hemisphere?
Sidarth has a name. George Allen’s efforts to demean him, to minimize him as a person should not be tolerated.
Usage Note: For many grammarians, unique is the paradigmatic absolute term, a shibboleth that distinguishes between those who understand that such a term cannot be modified by an adverb of degree or a comparative adverb and those who do not. These grammarians would say that a thing is either unique or not unique and that it is therefore incorrect to say that something is very unique or more unique than something else. Most of the Usage Panel supports this traditional view. Eighty percent disapprove of the sentence Her designs are quite unique in today's fashions. But as the language of advertising in particular attests, unique is widely used as a synonym for worthy of being considered in a class by itself, extraordinary and if so construed it may arguably be modified. In fact, unique appears as a modified adjective in the work of many reputable writers. A travel writer states that “Chicago is no less unique an American city than New York or San Francisco,” for example, and the critic Fredric Jameson writes “The great modern writers have all been defined by the invention or production of rather unique styles.” Although these examples of the qualification of unique are defensible, writers should be aware that such constructions are liable to incur the censure of some readers.Censure, definitely censure of this reader/listener.
Thank you for your email. Not only am I out of the office, but my blackberry malfunctioned just before I left. Seriously.I wonder how many Hill colleagues were aghast to get that "out of office" reply message? Clearly, the expectation is that these guys are available 24/7. Ouch.
Therefore, I won't be accessing email until Friday, August 11. I'll get back to you as soon as I can once I am back in the office.