Friday, September 17, 2010

I feel your pain

Or more appropriately, I miss Bill Clinton. Check out his two interviews on the Daily Show. He gets it and he has solution. Obama, are you listening?

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - Bill Clinton Extended Interview Pt. 1
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - Bill Clinton Extended Interview Pt. 2
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Interesting article on the current tax debate here: Five points to keep in mind as Congress debates the Bush tax cuts.
Beautiful nightmare

So it's been years since I worked in newspapers, but last night I dreamed I was working at a specialty trade paper -- electronics, a subject I know minimal about -- and that I was a one woman-show and it was my first day on the job. Deadline was approaching and an editor approached me and said I needed to come up with a cover story and layout. The dream then consisted of me running around frantically trying to figure out what story I could come up with 10 minutes and how I could use the layout to minimize word count. I don't know how the whole thing resolved. My dream did include me talking to my manager about some ideas, but whether any of them were accepted, I don't know.

I'd like to think I didn't miss the deadline as past performance implies I wouldn't have. But past performance also would indicate that I wouldn't have sat on my hands and been surprised by the task and deadline at hand. I should note that while working at newspapers was a blast and I learned a lot, it was long hours and a rather stressful environment come deadline. I'm grateful for the experience but certainly don't miss it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


File under "wow"; The Portland Press Herald apologizes for publishing a picture of Muslims celebrating the end of Eid on Sept. 11. The comments are mostly heartening.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

LotD x4

It's the Sarah!Roundup. First, the scathing profile in Vanity Fair: Sarah Palin: The Sound and the Fury Politics. Follow that up with more on the infamous shopping spree. And finally, Sarah's Amazing Race. And of course, Palinisms.Enjoy.