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Wow! an excerpt from Mitt Romney’s forthcoming concession speech (as reproduced in The Rude Pundit’s Almanack, Version 2.0): ….I know the pundits in the mainstream media will say there is a hint of racism in what I say. But those who say that are either not white or feel guilt because they are white. I feel no guilt. I feel no regret. I feel only occasional rage at not getting...
I would say our system is being corrupted by money and politics. We have to go...– Medea Benjamin, when asked by The Daily Beast what she’d say if she were given 30 seconds at the RNC podium. Read the rest of the great interview here.
Fifty Shades of Louisa May: A Loving Biography... →
Michael Dokes, 1958-2012
Quote of the month: “The past is history, the future isn’t here yet, and the present is linguine and clam sauce.” — as quoted in The Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1993 World boxing champ, 53-6-2 with 34 TKOs, in the aftermath of a 1993 match against Riddick Bowe, which he lost badly. Just before the bout he had downed a “huge” plate of pasta.
"I'm not a killer," he said as he raised the...
A perfect example of what it says it’s not, in today’s N.Y. Times Sunday Book Review: Ron Powers’ review of Dale Peck’s Garden of Lost and Found is revenge criticism. Quotes taken out of context à la Mitt Romney, and a review that’s 1/2 devoted to other work; a refusal to accept the book’s premise (the melding of fantasy and reality, which is after all a...
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How Do You Like Barack Obama Now? A Conversation |... →
We’re parking our internet cursor here for a while… Jim Newell! Jodi Kantor! Cord Jefferson! and more! in a chat thread about Obama yesterday and today.
OR Books goes Wall Street
Insiders’ deal! do these people have no shame? … probably not.
DRAWING ATTENTION: SUE COE by Sunaura Taylor →
bombmagazine: Activists, artists, and animal-lovers Sunaura Taylor and Sue Coe sit down at Moo Shoes to discuss propaganda, animal rights, and Coe’s new book, Cruel.
While we’re in an Olympics mode: “There are no outdoor sports greater than throwing stones at a dictatorship.” Activist artist Ai Weiwei quoted in the documentary “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.” Which you should see!