Posted June 6th, 2010 by impalin
We’re so lucky in California to have two wealthy women running for political office in our upcoming primary. Who says we haven’t come a long way, baby? But while I’m a big fan of eBay, the candidate I want to focus on is Carly Fiorina, who wants to be our next female senator and promises to bring jobs, jobs, jobs to our beleaguered state. As opposed to that liberal do-nothing Barbara Boxer. Let’s review her credentials.
Posted April 27th, 2010 by impalin
CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the University of Wyoming must allow 1960s radical William Ayers to speak on the school’s campus in Laramie. The university had cited threats of violence in not allowing Ayers to speak at a campus event planned for Wednesday. U.S. District Judge William Downes said Tuesday that violent threats can’t be used as a reason to deny Ayers’ right to speak on campus. Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, now plans to speak at UW on Wednesday at the invitation of a student.
Posted February 19th, 2010 by impalin
Samoa’s war between the Likeables and the Insufferables continues. It may not have the international attention the games in sunny Vancouver are getting (where, if their weather gets any nicer, they’ll be skiing on dirt.), but at least in Samoa, the hot, athletic men are stripped down (though be warned: so are the un -athletic men), and the anorexic women are all in bikinis and buffs (as opposed, slightly, to being in the buff.), if that’s what you like. Boston Rob agrees with me; he’s on the wrong tribe.
Posted January 31st, 2010 by impalin
In 2008, 17-year-old Bristol Palin was thrust into the spotlight by her mother’s selection as John McCain’s sassy sidekick. Forced to travel the country, modeling her baby bump, with her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend at her side, Bristol found herself remade in her mother’s image.
Posted December 20th, 2009 by impalin
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — A slow-moving storm that blanketed swaths of the mid-Atlantic with nearly 2 feet of snow headed northward Sunday, continuing its assault on the East Coast after causing at least five deaths, crippling travel and leaving empty stores normally crammed with holiday shoppers. The storm approached New England on the cusp of the winter solstice, having already caused flooding in South Florida and knocked out electricity for more than 85,000 customers in the Carolinas on Friday.
Posted July 8th, 2009 by impalin
However one feels about the passing of Michael Jackson - international superstar, childhood hero, or childhood thief - here’s what I can’t help believing: His death would not have occurred, not in the same way (taking speeding taxis into account) had he lived in Manhattan. What happened to Michael Jackson could only happen in Los Angeles - a city where elegant, moneyed suburbia, and its favorite accessory and most insidious symptom - the elaborately gated community - isolate its residents.
Posted June 30th, 2009 by impalin
[/caption] Last week Governor Sarah Palin sent a series of messages from her favorite communication tool; her Twitter account. We’re often treated to little 140 character missives about the weather, or Trig’s first hair cut, or the latest score from the Anchorage Aces hockey game. But this series of three rapid-fire messages were regarding the subsistence fishing situation in Western Alaska. Let’s face it. Not a subject that grabs the headlines like naughty monkey pumps, or the outrage du jour about somebody’s idea of a joke.
Posted December 2nd, 2008 by impalin
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s Republican chairman said Tuesday that his remark tying Democrat Barack Obama to Osama bin Laden during the presidential campaign was stupid, but he refused to apologize. During the campaign, GOP head Jeff Frederick told a small group of Republican volunteers that “both Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden have friends that have bombed the Pentagon.” The remark, a reference to Obama’s ties years ago to 1960s-era radical William Ayers, was condemned by Democrats and Republicans after it was published in Time magazine.
Posted November 15th, 2008 by impalin
White House chief of staff-designate Rahm Emanuel took some time off from the transition Friday night to hurl barbs at his longtime pseudo-nemesis Stephen Colbert (as well as Joe Biden, Sarah Palin, Joe Lieberman, et al…) Colbert was roasted as part of a charity event for the Spina Bifida Association, organized every year by Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt.