Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday roundup

-Another loser enters the fold as the Chief of staff to corporate Dem Max Baucus joins the Obama campaign. Baucus is one of the worst democrats on the economy and trade, and going by the reverse meritocracy that occurs in democratic politics, his top aide gets sought after and promoted to a job within Obama's circle. Obama's economic team, it's Fannnnnnnnnnntastic!

-The WNBA's first ever bench clearing brawl!

-David Sirota has a new column out where he interviews a great labor writer Tom Geoghegan. He proposes amending the civil rights act to include the right to organize. That isn't really something that had occurred to me before, but if you think about the UN Human rights declaration, it makes sense.

-Kevin Pritchard of the Trailblazers is easily one of the best GM's in the league. Just look at the list of moves since he took over, and the young talent he has stockpiled by the end of it, locked in for a low price. Truly amazing.

-Gil officially resigns, and for less money. I love gil and I really hope he's healthy next season. Also, based on the summerleague games I saw (3 of 4), Dom Maguire is ready to play a serious role with this team (I thought he was last year, but whatever), and Blatche dominated like a 3rd year summer league player should.

-Effective poster for the Beijing Olympics from Amnesty international:
-United Farm Workers will press charges in the death of a 17 year old worker, UFW President Arturo S. Rodriguez:
"This is a case of manslaughter - there is no difference between a driver killing someone while breaking our traffic laws and a labor contractor breaking the law and killing this beautiful young woman. Anything less than criminal prosecution is a desecration of Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez' death."
-Katie Couric is an idiot.

-Obama speaks to giant crowd in Berlin.

-George W. Bush on our current economic situation:
"There's no question about it. Wall Street got drunk ---that's one of the reasons I asked you to turn off the TV cameras -- it got drunk and now it's got a hangover. The question is how long will it sober up and not try to do all these fancy financial instruments."
WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? WALL STREET GOT DRUNK AND NEEDS TO SOBER UP? WHAT FANCY FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS? This is one of those times when even after 8 years, this type of nonsensical rambling still stuns me. It's also probably worth pointing out that if you or I went up to a cop and repeated that sentence, we'd be spending the night in a mental institution.

-Saturday could see a moment of earth shattering importance as DCJonesy, Nick, Jack and I might all be in the same place at once! One for the Train of Thought history books, no doubt.

On to the weekend!

No comments:

Post a Comment