On Bloomberg TV, the conservative political historian and journalist Mark Halperin says that Hillary Clinton's populist and leftist statements don't worry Wall Street -- he even asserts (at 0:27 on the video), that "Wall Street won't hold her accountable to it," meaning that they feel confident she doesn't really believe the populist things she says -- but that her veering left to win the nomination is toxic to her final campaign anyway. She'll still be able to collect hundreds of millions of dollars from Wall Street for her campaign (even as they also fund the Republican Party), but she will be weakened by the primaries -- weakened in the general election campaign against the Republican. read more
A New Jersey deli owner hung up a sign that read, "Celebrate your white heritage in March, White History Month." Jim Boggess, proprietor of Jimbo's Deli in Flemington, drew the "T" as a cross, according to a customer. That style was used by the Ku Klux Klan and other white-power groups. John Puckett, owner of the Main Street Bagel Company a couple doors away, called the sign "an embarrassment" to Flemington "and makes us look like a town full of inbreds." Boggess said, "If there's any racial discrimination going on, it's by people who are objecting to his sign 'because I'm white.'" read more
Sorry, JOHN RUSSELL, I didn't go to Yale. I went to Duquesne and my GPA was vastly superior to Dubya's 1.68. If his Daddy wasn't pulling some strings, Dubya wouldn't qualify for a shoe salesman's job at Wal-Marts (and with that I offer my apology to shoe salesmen everywhere). I just happen to find Dubya's lack of acumen a complete abomination and a disgrace to those of us who place a higher value on intellect. Personally, I don't think he can order a ham sandwich unless someone else writes the script. Have you ever heard him try to ad-lib? I'm embarrassed for America every time he opens his mouth.
Posted by: KHAYA at May 23, 2004 03:30 AM
Clinton personifies the meritocracy that to an angry middle class looks increasingly like just another privileged caste. It's the anger captured best by the old Die Yuppie Scum' posters and in case you haven't noticed, it's on the rise. Republicans love to paint Democrats as elitists. It's how the first two Bushes took out Dukakis, Gore and Kerry -- and how Jeb plans to take out Hillary. When she says she and Bill were broke when they left the White House; when she sets her own email rules and says it was only for her own convenience; when she hangs out with the Davos, Wall Street or Hollywood crowds, she makes herself a more inviting target. read more
James Best, the actor best known for his portrayal of bumbling yet endearing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on TV's The Dukes of Hazzard, died Monday evening after a brief illness and complications of pneumonia. He was 88. His career included roles in such movies as The Caine Mutiny with Humphrey Bogart and Shenandoah with Jimmy Stewart. As a character actor in television, he was cast on popular shows like Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Bonanza and The Andy Griffith Show. But it was in Hazzard, a rural comedy that ran on CBS from 1979 to 1985, that Best made his name. He wrote in his memoir, "Only thing that makes me sad about having so little time left is leaving the people I love and those who love me. There are also films and other projects that I want to get done, and there are always fish that need catching." read more