Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Etc.

Good idea, but you know it is going to go absolutely nowhere with this useless shit Congress:

The Postal Service (USPS) could spare the most economically vulnerable Americans from dealing with predatory financial companies under a proposal endorsed over the weekend by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
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A bogus lawsuit against a school district gets settled for a pittance.
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James Meredith has it right on education.
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More evidence the economic "recovery" is a hoax, and a cruel one at that.
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Obituary: Joan Mondale, 83, wife of former vice-president Walter Mondale and an advocate of the fine arts, of undisclosed causes:

She traveled around the country attending museum exhibitions, dedicating new works of art and otherwise directing national attention on artists, noted or undiscovered, whom she admired. For her own part, she was an accomplished ceramicist.

She and her husband were the first couple to inhabit the vice president’s residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory, and Mrs. Mondale turned the home into a showcase for American art.

“She is generous and straightforward,” the American painter Frank Stella once told The Washington Post. “She relates well to artists and makes everybody feel good. She has the ability to be interested wherever she is, which is no small gift. Most of us think: If it is in Des Moines, it can’t be any good. She’s different. She has this naive freshness. There is no doubt she helped artists.”
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Today marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most bizarre crimes in American history.

It's debatable whether or not Hearst actually suffered from Stockholm syndrome or that she opted to stay with the SLA because she fell in love with one of the kidnappers, then just stayed with the remaining members after he died in the L.A. shootout. Regardless, she never should have gone to prison in the first place.

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