Archive for October 28, 2009

Save Money — Make Your Own Granola

Here’s how, but omit the oil. Leave the brown sugar out too. Add raisins or prunes instead.

October 28, 2009 at 2:36 PM Leave a comment

Evan Bayh Has Got to Go

He’s got conflicts of interest out the wazoo.  To name but one, his wife is or was on the board of WellPoint for God’s sake and “his family earned over $2 million dollars from the company during 2006 to 2008.”

Are you as sick as I am of having whores like this deciding our future?

October 28, 2009 at 1:23 PM Leave a comment

The Obamas Talk About Their Marriage

The New York Times Magazine will run a long article on Sunday titled, The First Marriage.

Obamas on Marriage 10-28-09

Why they posted it online ahead of time, I have no idea. (It’s just plain bad marketing insofar as readership of the hard copy edition of the newspaper is declining; what better way could there be to foster that trend?)

Anyway, go to the link above if you’re interested.  I haven’t read it yet but I will.

October 28, 2009 at 11:00 AM Leave a comment

Huge Increase in Demand at My Local Food Bank

Regular readers of this site know that I volunteer at a local food bank on Fridays.  Today I learned that, as a sign of just how bad it is out there,  77% more people came in for food during the month of September over last September, and 74% more people sought financial assistance or shelter.

I’d like to march on over to Citigroup or Goldman Sachs and ask them if they could oh, maybe shave a couple percentage points off the $20 billion they’re going to pay their employees in bonuses this year and donate it to us.  Bastards.  The way our society is structured is So. Fucked.  Up.

October 28, 2009 at 10:34 AM Leave a comment

Break Time

Look at these cool pictures of a bursting soap bubble.

October 28, 2009 at 9:40 AM Leave a comment

58% Approve of Obama’s “Dithering”

Cheney looks like the idiot that he is, again.  According to a new NBC/WSJ poll, 58% of Americans think it’s just fine, thank you very much, that Obama’s taking time to decide how to proceed in Afghanistan.

October 28, 2009 at 8:58 AM Leave a comment

R.I.P. Matthew Shepard

This afternoon President Obama signed into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act which allows federal authorities “to pursue charges in violent crimes motivated by the victim’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disability.”

It’s about time.  Matt’s mother, Judy Shepard has been working ten years for this.  Here is a statement she released today.

October 28, 2009 at 8:52 AM Leave a comment

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