I doubt this will move many votes in the Massachusetts Senate race, but it does illustrate how pursuit of “diversity” in higher education can drive institutions to make rather implausible claims:
Elizabeth Warren’s avowed Native American heritage — which the candidate rarely if ever discusses on the campaign trail — was...
The merger of the absurd and the surreal,
or something like that.
For an ongoing display of both the absurd and the surreal, sometimes merged sometimes not, visit #StopRush.
I check in every now and then with the efforts of the Limbaugh boycott movement at the Twitter hashtag #stoprush.
I noticed over the past few days a lot of chatter and anger directed at @AngiesList, as well as at new local advertisers on the Limbaugh show (screenshot from 4/17).
Then I saw today...
Oh, sure it’s not as important as the future of mankind, or the debt cliff Obama is driving us off.
Update: It has come to this:
Twitter was lit up today with the @hilaryr controversy. If you are not on Twitter, you need to be.
Both Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney were trending during much of the day.
Here are some of the better ones I picked out:
This exchange had me laughing pretty hard,...
What do 2008 and 2012 have in common?
The war on conservative women
And Rosen is doubling down on Twitter:
Ann Romney inaugurated her own Twitter account with a response:
Update: Rosen, a senior executive at communications firm SKDKnickerbocker,...
Not taking responsibility (h/t reader Tony):
More about Arby’s here.
There’s probably not much we can do to prevent cowardly companies from giving into boycott threats, except to teach them responsibility.
and that cannot be limited without being lost.”
And so it was written, and so it is done (at 5:45):
“In New York City, which you’re visiting for a couple of days, a lot of our taxi drivers are Sikhs.
If you get one, are you going to give them a slightly...
Chris Christie is visiting Israel, and got a chance to look out at Syria from the Golan Heights.
Tweet of the Day from @jennaportnoy:
You knew this was coming, the attempt to blame a Romney loss to Obama on comments made about Romney by other candidates.
If Gingrich’s White House run is...
Six months after the Occupy movement first used protests and encampments to turn the nation’s attention to economic inequality, the movement needs to find new ways to gain attention or it will most likely fade to the edges of the political discourse,...
UNC – Chapel Hill now forbids mentioning of names:
UNC-Chapel Hill has asked WRDU 106.1, a Triangle station also known as “Rush Radio,” to stop referencing the school or the Tar Heel Sports Network during the broadcast of Rush Limbaugh’s daily talk show on the station.
The new practice, announced in a statement...
- Pop! Goes Carbonite backup service just after announcing ‘World Backup Day’ (h/t @markinct, who asks: Are you responsible?)
- Pop! Goes Physician-Owned Specialty Hospitals under Obamacare.
- Pop! Goes Peter Lewis’ Donations to Democracy Alliance, The Liberal Donor Network. Yes, but has Flo popped too?
- Pop! Goes the Law School Bubble.
- Pop! Goes the Lawsuit challenging the Law School Bubble.
In an interesting move, Elizabeth Warren comes out and calls on the leader of the Democratic Party to complete his evolution on marriage equality….
This analysis by Topsy Analytics show the volume of tweets using the two most popular hasttags for the various boycott Rush groups, #StopRush and #BoycottRush.
What it shows is that activity peaked from Friday, March 2 – Monday, March 5. There still is activity, but nothing like what was sustained during the...
Update 3-22-2012: The Toulouse killer was killed in a police raid overnight:
Police stormed the flat where Mohammed Merah was holed up at 09:30 GMT, after a siege that had lasted 32 hours.
Merah fired at officers and was found dead after jumping from a window.
Reports of an assault on the Toulouse gunman...