From Ashy to Classy

“Let’s get one thing straight. You are behind the counter because you have to work for minimum wage. I’m on this side asking to see the good jewelry because I make considerably more.”

Condoleeza Rice to a jewelry store employee

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Consider My Knickers Twisted

“So 2745 out of 302,703,731 in the past ten years have died in terrorist attacks, and we are getting our knickers in a twist about an arrow made of flour in the IKEA parking lot?

It is absurd. You are safe. I am safe. This nation is safe. Quit being such a damned pussy. All of you.”

John Cole on Balloon Juice

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Where will they go?

“A math question: if it took 3,000 Israeli troops and police to evict two families of Jewish settlers from the West Bank city of Hebron, how many would it take to clear out the 275,000 Jewish settlers living inside the Palestinian territories? Two possible answers: a) it would require nearly every single policeman and soldier on duty in Israel today; b) zero, because it simply won’t happen.”

Tim McGirk in The West Bank: Mission Critical in Time Magazine

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Interconnected Planetary

“The events of September 11, 2001, have made clear that in today’s globalized world, what happens in one part of the world has profound effects on others. Ultimately the United States will bear some of the consequences of a Global economic system that often leads to crises, unemployment immiseration, insecurity and despair.””

Joseph Stiglitz

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Worst Excuse Ever

“This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park,” said Allen, according to this article in the Orlando Sentinel. Allen went on to say he was afraid of becoming a “statistic.”

Florida State Rep. Bob Allen (R), a co-chairman of John McCain’s presidential campaign in the Sunshine State, explains offering to pay to perform oral sex on an undercover police officer.

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