To watch the press conference with the latest Herman Cain accuser. This one is a registered Republican — even better, a tea bagger. Says Cain tried to push her face in his lap in the front seat of a car (I guess to show her how similar her mouth is to his wife’s?) and when she resisted, said, you want a job, right?
Sounds like a pretty classic case she’s got there.
I was a little depressed to find out just how little I can do (only about 75% of what the trainer wants), but on the bright side, I really like my trainer (a Latina from Brooklyn) and I’m determined to get back to where I was before all this mess started.
Blogging will not be as frequent as a result, but I hope you’ll all hang around, anyway!
This Seattle protester was shot by a cop for filming them. Watch:
Most Americans are strongly in favor of higher taxes on the rich and many other common-sense measures that David Leonhardt’s article either doesn’t mention or carefully downplays. More here.
I was just saying to someone the other day that I’m surprised Occupy isn’t spending more time on repealing the bankruptcy reforms. This is only one of the many reasons that’s a good idea.
It’s because all of a sudden, Americans just decided to be slackers! If only they’d pull themselves back up by their bootstraps… well, if they had bootstraps left…
WASHINGTON (AP) — New census estimates show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than previously known – reaching a new level of 49.1 million, or 16 percent.
The numbers released Monday are a new supplemental poverty measure aimed at providing a fuller picture of poverty of America. They are higher than the official 2010 poverty rate of 15.1 percent, or a record 46.2 million, that was reported in September.
Much of the increase in the new measure comes from rising everyday costs, such as out-of-pocket medical expenses, that aren’t factored into the official rate. Americans 65 or older had the biggest poverty jump – 15.9 percent, versus 9 percent under the official formula.