I played this song for my black friends at a bonfire, and they went crazy. They...– “The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker” The First True Neo-Soul Record?
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In his final news conference of the day, Mayor Bloomberg defended his decision not to evacuate Rikers Island, stating: “It is higher than the Zone A areas and it’s perfectly safe.”… Its ten jails have a capacity of close to 17,000 inmates, and normally house at least 12,000, including juveniles and large numbers of prisoners with mental illness–not to mention pre-trial detainees who have yet...
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[Their issues are] anti-abortion, anti-gay rights — but they also have … the...– A new Christian movement that seeks to take dominion over politics, business and culture in preparation for the end times and Jesus’s return, is becoming more of a presence in American politics. On today’s Fresh Air, Rachel Tabachnick, who researches the religious right, explains its beliefs and...
WORD NOTE: utilize
This is a puff word. Since it does nothing that good old use doesn’t do, its extra letters and syllables don’t make a writer seem smarter. Rather, using utilize makes you seem like either a pompous twit or someone so insecure that he’ll use pointlessly big words in an attempt to look smart. The same is true for the noun utilization, for vehicle as used for car, for residence as...
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Well, excuse the fuck out of all of us who don’t look like Millard...– Melissa at Shakesville
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Chicago drafts its first-ever master plan for pedestrians.
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“I had a few customers who said, ‘This is delicious, but it’s not lobster salad.’ One or two, in all the years that we’re doing this, at least 15 or 20. Then I got a call from the Maine council.”
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3 years from now, things better start getting CRAZY.
Sky News has reported that 1700 police officers were on duty tonight and...– UK riots: 16,000 police on London streets | WORLD News The last line in the story is an epic lede burial.
You know why birds don’t write their memoirs? Because birds don’t...– Calvin