I have absolutely no opinion about the qualifications of Michelle Nunn, Georgia Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. She's the daughter of former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn, and from her photo, she looks to be a nice lady. What is not nice are the nitwits running her campaign.
I work every day. Compulsively. Being a political junkie, I'll take a break Sunday morning if any of the talk shows have interesting guests. What I want is a quick, down-'n'-dirty schedule: 1) Name of the show; 2) who are the guests; 3) the panel of babble-heads. With that information, I can make a view/no-view decision in 20 seconds.
I’ve written a number of times that one way to deal harshly with unfriendly media is to deny access: Issue no press credentials. Force them to stand with their noses to the window pane and regurgitate the same AP or Reuters stories that all the other cheapskate newspapers and magazines use. That the Obama campaign has denied access to The New Yorker is delicious. I have 104 days to make up my mind, and I’m still not sure about Barack Obama or John McCain. Will this be yet another presidential election where I go into a voting booth holding my nose and pulling the
Dadaism was a wacko cultural movement dreamed up by artists, writers and musicians. First announced in neutral Zurich on Bastille Day, July 14, 1916, in the middle of World War I, it was the “reaction to what many of these artists saw as nothing more than an insane spectacle of collective homicide.” Dadaism quickly spread across Europe and came to New York, its main proponents being avant-garde photographer Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp, whose iconic “Nude Descending Staircase” is featured in every art history course that deals with the modern era. The basic tenet of the Dada art, music and literature was screaming, wrenching, fingernails-on-the-blackboard
The Whoring of American Journalism Jan. 5, 2006: Vol. 1, Issue No. 58 IN THE NEWS Surgery Journal Threatens Ban For Authors' Hidden Conflicts With conflicts of interest increasingly casting doubt on the credibility of medical research, a leading surgery journal is cracking down on authors who fail to disclose links to industry, threatening to temporarily blacklist them. --David Armstrong, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 28, 2005 Column Space is Up for Sale The newspaper industry, which has had a worse year than the Eagles, took an embarrassing hit earlier this month when a syndicated columnist for the Copley News Service—someone whose work
Prexy pilloried for a speech nobody read "When an individual assumes certain positions of public responsibility, we require him to place his financial assets in a blind trust. We do this in order that he not profit personally from his office. When an individual assumes the presidency of a great university, we require him to place his testicles in a blind trust. We do this in order that he not rebel against the dictates of political correctness." --Roger Kimball "Dr. West and Mr. Summers: A Harvard Tale--Cornel West vs. Larry Summers" National Review, January 28, 2002 The resignation of Conrad K. Harper--distinguished New York
Serif or Sans Serif Font--Which to Use? Could I please make a suggestion? Your newsletter uses the "Times" font for body text, and in an email on a computer screen it is very hard to read. Could I get you to consider using a font that was designed for screen readability and is generally considered the most readable font for screen, Verdana? If not Verdana, at least a sans-serif font? If you do, I know I for one will be much more apt to read your newsletter. Thanks in advance. --Mike Schinkel President; Xtras, Inc. June 23, 2005 I try to answer every
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