October, 2013 archive
The four-week average of claims, a less-volatile measure, rose to 356,250 last week from 348,250.
The story attributes approximately 10,000 of these to the Republican shutdown and also reports that 2.88 million persons are receiving continuing benefits beyond the normal time limit.
Marquise du Deffand:
Texas Attorney-General would appear to be a voter fraudster under the terms of Texas’s new voter ID law.
This is the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
Via The Richmonder.
Two eggs over medium, country ham, and a side of politeness . . . .
Antonio McDaniel, a cook at the Waffle House, told investigators he was working the grill when he heard the commotion and dialed 911.
“It was a black car parked sideways and the white van was just ramming it. Guy jumps out of the black car and started letting off rounds,” McDaniel said.
How can the phrases “Jonas Brothers” and “creative differences” coexist in the same news story?
Politeness begins at home.
Jonathan was reportedly cleaning a gun in the bathroom when he accidentally fired it into a wall. The bullet passed into Danajha’s bedroom and hit her in the chest.
A couple years ago, while campaigning for a city council candidate, I found myself at the Virginia Beach Convention Center at some sort of expo.
There was a booth there about breast cancer. I got chatting with the lady at the booth, who was about my age. In the course of the conversation, I remarked, “When you and I were growing up, you couldn’t say ‘breast’ in a conversation,” and she agreed.
It seems that you still can’t.
In Easton, Pennsylvania, at least, breasts can’t be mentioned.
We live in a society that denies reality.
The Bangor Daily News considers Republicans’ proposed cuts to Maine’s Head Start and notices something:
Because they can’t fight back . . .