As the Pilgrims predated the Founding Fathers, so did the consumer precede the occupier.
Daniel Church interviews the first occupiers : those who camp out to score 20-30% off and grab BOGO deals on Black Friday. Church gets up close and personal, asking these loyal American consumers how – and why - they dedicate their time and effort to securing such bargains. A topic worthy of exploration. Counterpunch
Don't get set into one form, adapt
it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water...Now you put water in a
cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the
bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can
flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Human suffering, created by a killer storm, renders political bickering and horse-race elections meaningless, pushing the endless commentaries and political prevarications of shape-shifters and chronic bullshit artists like Ann Coulter far off the radar. Exposing their innate meanness and signifying an impending loss of relevance in light of mass mobilization and support for Sandy's victims. NY Times
You don’t really need to find out whats going on
You don’t really want to know just how far its gone
Just leave well enough alone
Eat your dirty laundry
We can do the innuendo
We can dance and sing
When its said and done we haven’t told you a thing
We all know that crap is king
Give us dirty laundry!
You're the Prez, and you woke up today with one hell of a post-debate hangover.
Given your vaunted rhetorical skills,
this was all supposed to be a piece of cake. The swing states were
trending your way. There was John King on the CNN electoral map
placing even maybe North Carolina back in blue. You - well, your
predecessor - kicked serious ass at your convention while your
opponent stumbled and struck obsequious poses, before sticking his
foot in his mouth - repeatedly. Post-mortems abound for the
antiquated, decaying GOP, whose 2012 brand of screw-younomics appear to fall on increasingly on deaf ears.
Presidential debates are for selling the candidate to viewers at close range, and promising policy changes with which will make everything all right.
For candidates, it's a high-risk, low reward affair, with few prospects for altering election outcomes. The one exception being Nixon's disastrous, televised 1960 sweat-fest - a contrast to the cool and collected JFK.
While candidates and their handlers fret about blowing it with the red light on, media execs are grateful for the occasion to satiate advertisers and chase demographics Washington Post