No, Cokie, the S&P downgrade didn’t cause the market crash. Although wouldn’t it be pretty to think so?
But when I heard Mitt Romney complaining yesterday about how “half of the people in this country don’t even pay taxes,” I knew he wasn’t talking about rich people. Duncan saw it, too.
Blue Gal (of Blue Gal and Crooks and Liars) is getting married this Friday to the very funny Driftglass.
Here’s the thing: They’re broke. Really, really broke. (They’re so broke, they can’t even afford to live in the same state because of Drifty’s job.) Blue Gal’s church is kicking in with an all-expenses paid night at a B&B for the newlyweds, which is wonderful. (They were thinking a night at Pizza Hut with BG’s kids, so yay.)
But I just wondered how many more Blue Gal fans there are out there, and how many people might want to go hit the tip jar on her page to give this lovely couple a little extra money as a wedding present.
She’s one of the nicest, smartest, funniest people — and so’s Drifty. If you want to send a gift to the happy couple, click here.
Aug 12th, 2011 at 12:24 pm by odd man out
Looter A: Listen, mate, two quid will get you ten boxes of the latest Franzen, in hardcover.
Looter B: Bollocks! What about the new Xbox 360 games?
Cutbacks in social services for the poor helped trigger riots this week in England, and good old consumerism kept enthusiasm high among participants. But why did looters shun bookstores?
Against bystanders who have the sheer audacity to videotape unprovoked police beatings. Can’t let them get away with it!