TOOK THE INSTA-WIFE TO THE E.R. TONIGHT, but everything turned out okay. She’s recovering nicely from the surgery, she just had some aftereffects from the anesthetic.
HEH: Flashback: Guess who officiated at Weiners wedding?
SO GO TO BED ALREADY: A good night’s sleep isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.
WELCOME TO the Lloyd Dobler economy.
FATHER’S DAY GIFTS in Tools & Home Improvement.
CHANGE: Mickey Kaus: “The MSM does not seem to be buying Weiners line.” Related: Worst press conference ever? “People who had previously doubted Weiners guilt are, Im sure, now beginning to doubt his innocence. And after a politician famous for his media savvy has such a spectacular meltdown on camera, its hard [...]
YOU’RE TOO PRETTY FOR MATH. Funny, nobody ever told me that. What’s the male equivalent? “You know, you don’t act like a scientist. You’re more like a game show host.”
FOR TRUMP AND PALIN, a Pizza Summit. Mmm. Pizza.
BECAUSE THERE’S MORE MONEY IN IT? Alternet: Why The Democratic Party Has Abandoned The Middle Class In Favor Of The Rich? Also, the rich don’t get hung up on all that tedious middle class morality stuff.
HONEY, PLEASE DON’T GO: “Just as honey has become all the buzz here in the United States, new federal data show that fans of the all-natural, medicinal nectar byproduct are about to get stung by a painful spike in prices and possible shortages. The National Honey Board reports that a pound of honey [...]
SLOW LEARNER: Professor Jacobson: I’ve Finally Figured Out Blogging.
WELL, THAT’S CONSISTENT WITH THE POLLS: Fail: House defeats Obama request to raise the debt ceiling, 318-97. “Fully 82 Democrats voted with the GOP among them Pelosi, Hoyer, and DNC chief Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, which is all the proof you need of how nervous the White House is about being on the [...]
BRITISH HEALTH SYSTEM NOT INSPIRING DEVOTION: Why aren’t the masses joining the protests to ‘Save our NHS’? Perhaps because the NHS treats them with utter contempt. “The most striking thing about the ‘Save our NHS’ protests is how small they are. From the handful of professional activists who stormed a branch of NatWest [...]
MICHAEL WALSH: “MediScare” Tactics And The 2012 Election. I’m all for cutting Medicare, and I think Paul Ryan has done a great job. Republicans, however, don’t want to be stuck in a Mondale-like role of saying “Whoever’s elected will cut MediCare. Obama won’t tell you that. I just did.” At least, [...]
CORY DOCTOROW interviews Tim Harford, author of The Underground Economist, about his new book, Adapt
CORY DOCTOROW interviews Tim Harford, author of The Underground Economist, about his new book, Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure. Meanwhile, I’ll just observe that Harford probably wouldn’t feel that he had to bend over backward to distance himself from, say, an economist who had advised Fidel Castro.