Thursday, September 16, 2010

Contrarienne Extraordinaire

Elizabeth Warren, of course.
In an age of few progressive heroes, it took amazing combination of persistence, principle, political shrewdness and personal grace to make herself the indispensable woman.
h/t EE

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tax Cuts For Everybody

Something I didn't know, so maybe you didn't either.
TPM explains.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ennui Monday

For some reason, StatCounter does not seem to be working when accessed from bookmarks, although the link at the bottom of the home page works fine.
So, it's nice to know there are still a few of you out there despite Contrarienne's inexplicable productivity decline.
Also, I notice that nothing has been posted since last Thursday, violating my interim resolution to post at least once a day just to make it appear let you know that I care.
There has been no news worth noting. Sullivan is uniformly depressing, TPM hung up on marginal issues, Huffpo even more irrelevant than usual, Drudge fails to find even a single radical animal abuse story, Kos yada yada yada. Even MetaFilter fails to satisfy.
The only new thing I've learned today was from Wikipedia's entry for Lady Gaga, my search an act of desperation. But I can't remember any of it except that her parents named her Stephani with an i.
Oh, and she went to the same Catholic high school on the Upper East Side as Paris and Nicky Hilton. Is Nicky Paris' sister or brother? I think one of Liz Taylor's husbands was a Nicky Hilton. Is he Paris' father or grandfather or an uncle of some sort?
See what I mean? Life is meaningless.
Contrarienne has been nursing what remains of a debilitating cold, which would be less debilitating if she hadn's smoked cigarettes for 50 years of her life.
Breathing is a conscious act, which is just not right.
Therefore, she has had plenty of down time to develop the following diet resolutions:
1. No more saurkraut
2. No more bean soup
3. Eat more donuts

Recommended TV: Breaking Bad, the first two of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Here's to a better Tuesday.