Want to know how to catch a man of quality?washingtonpost.com
Dante Moore has the answers for you. He says if you want a man of quality, you should cook, be skinny, dress nicely (even while cleaning), and be prepared to please your man however he likes. Of course, don’t expect him to repay your servitude with romance, acts of kindness, gifts, fidelity or respect. He is a man of quality. If you don’t give him what he wants, “ten broads around the corner will.”
Personally, I think someone needs to re-educate Mr. Moore on how to pick up a woman of quality. No wonder he’s never been in love. He’s been looking for a prostitute/maid/mommy, not a partner.
10 things you should know about John McCain (but probably don’t):
1) John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has “evolved,” yet he’s continued to oppose key civil rights laws.1
2) According to Bloomberg News, McCain is more hawkish than Bush on Iraq, Russia and China. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says McCain “will make Cheney look like Gandhi.”2
3) His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.3
4) McCain opposes a woman’s right to choose. He said, “I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned.”4
5) The Children’s Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children’s health care bill last year, then defended Bush’s veto of the bill.5
6) He’s one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a “second job” and skip their vacations.6
7) Many of McCain’s fellow Republican senators say he’s too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: “The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He’s erratic. He’s hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me.”7
8) McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates.8
9) McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his “spiritual guide,” Rod Parsley, believes America’s founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a “false religion.” McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church “the Antichrist” and a “false cult.”9
10) He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0—yes, zero—from the League of Conservation Voters last year.10
“For the first time all spring and summer, when voters answered the question “Who is the stronger leader?” Obama beat his Republican foe. The reversal is pretty dramatic. In March, those surveyed chose McCain as the stronger leader by a 53-40 margin. In June, McCain had a 47-44 lead. But in the August poll, Obama beats McCain by five points, 49-44. That is an 18-point switch in four months.”—Obama Moves Past McCain on Leadership—A Polling Glitch or Genuine Trend - John A. Farrell (usnews.com) (via robot-heart)
“Every Democrat in America seems to be of the view that optimism is so totally last February; that now’s the time to hunker down and panic real hard. Good for Michelle for reminding us that to “strive for the world as it should be” is still cool, and for being so passionate about that fact that she looked to be near tears. Good for her for speaking from the heart when everyone else seems to be speaking from the root cellar. And if that doesn’t persuade you the woman is a warrior, let me just add that true bravery is letting your 7-year-old turn the first night of the Democratic Convention into open-mic night with the big screen and the party frock.”—The XX Factor : So That’s What Brave Looks Like … (via robot-heart)
This is the best job posting I’ve seen in quite a while. Losers and people unaware of the internet need not apply. Awesome.
Editorial Intern (CollegeHumor.com)
* A good sense of humor
* Familiar with CollegeHumor and other comedy websites
* Familiarity with computers/the internet
* Up to date on pop culture
* Willing to learn and work with a team in a fast paced and deadline driven environment
* Not a loser
* Help with sorting and posting videos
* Write articles
* Upkeep the site in the form of editing columns, captioning pictures, etc…
* Brainstorm general ideas for the site, videos and BustedTees
“There was another time, when another young candidate was running for president and challenging America to cross a New Frontier. He faced public criticism from the preceding Democratic president, who was widely respected in the party. Harry Truman said we needed ‘someone with greater experience’ — and added: ‘May I urge you to be patient.’ And John Kennedy replied: ‘The world is changing. The old ways will not do… . It is time for a new generation of leadership.’ So it is with Barack Obama.”—Ted Kennedy, Kennedy’s A Presence, Even if He’s Absent - washingtonpost.com (via robot-heart)
“‘When it gets a little boring, I might pull it out,’ acknowledged Naomi J. Pugh, a first-year student at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., referring to her new iPod Touch, which can connect to the Internet over a campus wireless network. She speculated that professors might try harder to make classes interesting if they were competing with the devices.”—
Welcome, Freshmen. Have an iPod. New York Times (Read the full article)
Universities are now giving away iPods and iPhones to students. Naomi may speculate that this will challenge professors to liven things up but I think that’s a stretch. Not much changed with pagers or laptops or cell phones.
Besides the obvious distraction factor, the universities are handicapping the student’s future expectations. After four years of being on the cutting edge and having all the latest everything the bottom is bound to fall out when the students graduate. Most recent graduates don’t earn the kind of income that allows them to continue to buy Apple’s very cool but very pricey new toys. Post-grad reality may not be entirely what they imagine, but their technology taste will likely be hip as shit.
“When it was pointed out that McCain’s pronouncements on the economy often do not conform to his official positions, the candidate’s chief economic adviser indicated that we should pay attention to the authorized version — despite the fact that McCain “has certainly I’m sure said things in town halls” that might deviate. In other words, don’t pay such strict attention to what McCain says because he doesn’t speak officially for his own campaign. No wonder he was so insistent on trying to lure Obama into a series of town hall encounters, where Obama might feel constrained by such irrelevancies as consistency and arithmetic.”—Eugene Robinson - Johnny, We Hardly Know Ye - washingtonpost.com (via robot-heart)
“I’m not saying every job is going to come back to Martinsville just because I’m elected president; I’m not saying that suddenly all the schools are going to be fixed,” Mr. Obama said at an event earlier Wednesday with 350 people at Patrick Henry Community College, about 60 miles southwest of here.
“But what I can do is, I can say, I’m going to wake up every day thinking about you and thinking about how to make your life a little bit better,” he said. “And if you can trust me to do that — and I’m organizing a bunch of smart people like Mark Warner to come up with innovative ideas — that’ll give you a little bit of a fighting chance that’ll make your life a little bit better.”
”—Obama Shifts Message to Everyday Concerns - NYTimes.com (via julyshewillfly)
Women spend 136 days of their lives "getting ready"
That’s 3,276 hours spent primping and preening for a night out - enough time for an astronaut to fly to the moon and back 22 times. This is pera recent poll of 1,000 women between the ages of 18 and 60, conducted by Skinbliss, a women’s beauty brand.
Ok. But who needs to go to the moon 22 times? Isn’t five or six enough? This is why I sleep in most days. I’m saving up for a couple lunar excursions.
“I was thinking how easily people get stuck in places. I mean, first of all you need a place to live, and they put you on a lease so you have to stay a certain amount of time, and then you need a job to pay for your place to live, but in order to get to a job you need a car, so you pay for car insurance, which is way too expensive, and the cost of gas which is also too expensive. So you’re basically working to pay for things that only facilitate the working, and maybe have a little on the side to buy big things to put in your house that’ll be a hassle to move if you want to leave, and not worth as much if you re-sell them, so you just stay in the same place paying for all this worthless crap just because you wanted a job.”—
“For the first time on record, an economic expansion seems to have ended without family income having risen substantially. Most families are still making less, after accounting for inflation, than they were in 2000. For these workers, roughly the bottom 60 percent of the income ladder, economic growth has become a theoretical concept rather than the wellspring of better medical care, a new car, a nicer house — a better life than their parents had.”—Magazine Preview - Barack Obama, A Free-Market-Loving, Big-Spending, Fiscally Conservative Wealth Redistributionist - NYTimes.com (via robot-heart)
“And while the world community may sympathize with the nation of Georgia, the reality is that economic sanctions are off-limits. The West can huff and puff but in the end, the situation will only be resolved through diplomacy. Russia’s economy is growing and is proving to be a lucrative market for western nations. […]Russia is undoubtedly reasserting itself onto the world stage, but it is generally using its energy arsenal to accomplish its goals. The inherent strength has invariably strained its ties to both its eastern neighbors and western nations, particularly during the Georgian assault. Some of those wounds may never heal, although Russia’s natural resources will always assure it a seat at the international table.”—Russia’s Rise (read the full article)
“I believe it is irresponsible intergenerationally to spend ten billion dollars a month on a war we don’t know how to pay for.”—Barack Obama, a minute ago in the Leadership and Compassion forum. (I’ll have to check a transcript later to make sure I got the exact wording.) (via squashed) (via wayne-remy)
Phelps’ diet - which involves ingesting 4,000 calories every time he sits down for a meal - resembles that of a reckless overeater rather than an Olympian.
Phelps lends a new spin to the phrase “Breakfast of Champions” by starting off his day by eating three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise.
He follows that up with two cups of coffee, a five-egg omelet, a bowl of grits, three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar and three chocolate-chip pancakes.
At lunch, Phelps gobbles up a pound of enriched pasta and two large ham and cheese sandwiches slathered with mayo on white bread - capping off the meal by chugging about 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.
For dinner, Phelps really loads up on the carbs - what he needs to give him plenty of energy for his five-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week regimen - with a pound of pasta and an entire pizza.
He washes all that down with another 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.
Clemente Lisi, NY POST
Hey, Wheaties, this dude is giving you a run for your money. Your breakfast is not looking so complete these days.
“Genital herpes commercials make me want to run out and have unprotected sex. Everyone looks so happy. I cant tell you when the last time I’ve flown a kite, but apparently people with herpes do it all the time.”—
AntiKris (via antikris)
I think this all the time: “It’s ok if you have IBS. You can still go white-water rafting.”