The Republicans can have a big fundraising event–a bake sale would be nice, but any kind of event they want–and the Democrats can have their own big fundraising event right across the street. For a weekend, maybe. Something like that. And then at the end of the weekend, whichever party raised the most money can name the president. And we can use the money for something useful, like fixing the freakin' streets.
“Before, there was no taste and no flavor,” said Malik Barrows, a senior at Automotive High School in Brooklyn [about lunches at his school]. “Now there’s no taste, no flavor and it’s healthy, which makes it taste even worse.”
Also: Where have you gone, brown bag?
Just when President Barack Obama was in need of a post-debate boost, the U.S. economy came through for him.
Still it's the unemployment figure is the same as it was when he took office which was, I think back then, panic-inducingly high.
But lower is always better. Sometimes.
All that hot air from Wednesday night in Denver arrived here today and we had a beautiful warm afternoon, with another warm day in the forecast before it starts turning October-chilly again.
Dude, if we can just keep those two guys talking maybe we can solve our heating problems right there, even turn some of it to steam.
"There's not enough local peanuts, and not enough need for this product in Haiti, to have two factories that hope to be sustainable into the future," says Wolff.NYTimes
Chuck Gijanto, the hospital’s president, said he would hope that nurses would provide the same quality of care to patients regardless of whether they were getting their regular or overtime wage.
Local nurses are planning a 24-hour strike on Friday. They even have a strike headquarters down on Main Street (which tells you a little something about the value of storefronts these days).
Maybe the Chicago teachers and those nice, nice people up there in Wisconsin stirred the pot a little, ya think?
DENVER (The Borowitz Report)—Millions of Americans lost consciousness on Wednesday night between the hours of 9 and 10:30 P.M. E.T., according to widespread anecdotal reports from coast to coast.
The sudden epidemic of sleepiness prevented voters from watching more than a minute or two of the first Presidential debate between former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, which the few observers who remained awake have called the most tedious in American history.
Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/10/millions-of-americans-lose-consciousness.html#ixzz28IOdgw3w
8:31AM EST October 3. 2012 - Following a nearly snow-free winter last year, the 50 million Americans who live in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic should see a snowier-than-average winter, according to a forecast released Wednesday by AccuWeather.
"The Northeast and mid-Atlantic will have more snow than they did last year," AccuWeather forecaster Paul Pastelok said.
12:08PM EST October 2. 2012 - "Brutus bashes Buffalo" -- now there's a headline just waiting to be written.
Several decades after hurricanes first got formal names, some blizzards in the USA this winter will get their own names, too.
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer gave birth to a baby boy Sunday night, the company and her husband said Monday.…
Mayer will be “working remotely and is planning to return to the office as soon as possible, likely in 1-2 weeks,” [a] spokesperson added.
Who are all these ‘real people’ who ‘create business and politics’? and of whose approval I should be so covetous? Do you mean grafters who keep sugar in their ware houses so that people have to go without or the cheap-jacks who by bribery and high-school sentiment manage to controll elections…
Were we to commit ourselves to making a master list of what New York City needs more of, it is fair to say that many of us would wear a third or fourth pencil down to the nub before settling on an 18-hole golf course and the increased presence of Donald J. Trump.