Time 2011 Person of the Year: The Protester
I think this was a great choice- how about you? Could there really have been any other? We have seen popular uprisings across the globe- from Tunisia to my own state capitol (Hartford). This year it seemed like every one finally got the opportunity to speak out and make a change. This choice honors the unbelievable courage and determination of the protesters, as well as memorializing those...
ShortFormBlog: Advice for Aspiring Bloggers →
onaissues: Advice for aspiring bloggers from Nicolas Lazaro of The Bengal Stripe Whatever blogs you read now, don’t try to emulate them. Know yourself, know what you like, and build an online identity based off of that. Keep away from fads and anything that doesn’t fit with who you…
Dear Ancient Looking Man: If you must cross yourself repeatedly while reciting a Hail Mary just to enter the pool, lap swim in my lane might not be the best place for you!!! Kindly, Anna
Obama off ballot in NH?
According to my 2012 Obama campaign e-letter, “Four Republicans in the New Hampshire State House allowed a hearing requested by a group of birthers who want President Obama officially removed from the state’s primary ballot.” Mammmma Mia, not this again! I could make many comments such as “Don’t they have better things to be doing?”, “Weren’t...
Have been seriously neglecting Tumblr. Time to return!
while I consciously ignore all GOP candidates and hoopla until someone is officially nominated. I JUST CAN’T TAKE IT ANY LONGER. Call me backward, naive, in denial, a forsaker of my poli-sci learning… don’t give a hoot. I think our country has more important issues to focus on right now, and this circus is just serving as a distraction. A year from now will you even remember who...
I want you to call, I want you to email, I want you to tweet, I want you to fax....– President Obama—on the road in Richmond, the home district of Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor, leader of House Republicans—yesterday. (via thesmithian)
U.S. Department of State: U.S. Increases... →
statedept: Yesterday, Dr. Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, announced an increase in U.S. humanitarian assistance to East Africa. In total, the United States is now providing more than $600 million in aid that is helping more than 4.6 million people…
My former BFF, Barack...
really played a power move with the scheduling of his address. Not to mention… he is the commander in chief, and those silly GOP debaters are merely contenders for the privilege of running against him. We have a long road of debates ahead of us, this one is not too special. Doesn’t Obama deserve our attention right now more than they do? We’ve had a troublesome summer,...
On my last lib book, “No god but God” by Reza Aslan. Quite excited by this one, esp since the prologue alone taught me about a billion new facts. (As a habit I usually find prologues snooze worthy and flip through, I’m trying to reform myself.)
More hockey at Fenway this winter →
boston: It’s certainly no secret in the college hockey community that Fenway Park will host a series of games this winter. But that will become official on Friday during a press conference. YESSSS!!!
DSK Case Thrown Out
Allegations against former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn have been thrown out this morning. Citing the lack of credibility with Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel worker who accused Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, prosecutors deemed there was insufficient evidence and reason to proceed with the trial. Strauss-Kahn will be returning to France, where he is a leading candidate for upcoming...