April 27th, 2010

children of dune - leto 1

shitty sheep, roman tyrants, and goldman sachs is totes not spartacus here

Link from tzikeh: Goldman Sachs Senate hearing: live blog by Richard Adams.

This may be the greatest liveblogging of anything ever.
"You knew it was a shitty deal and you didn't tell your clients," Levin tells Sparks. "Does that bother you at all?" Sparks goes down the Reagan route in his defence: "I don't recall," he says.

Oh wow, this is delicious. I wish I could keep up with Levin here, who is greatly enjoying repeating the phrase "shitty deal".

Daniel Sparks is currently wishing he'd done medicine like his parents wanted him to. But oh no, he had to be clever and go work on Wall Street.

Watching people in a room leafing through bits of paper not exactly the most riveting TV in history since Frost-Nixon interview or Nick Clegg's last debate.

"Were you approached by Graywolf?" asks McCaskill, sounding like she's reading lines from an upcoming X-Men movie staring Hugh Jackman's father.

Otherwise, this is getting repetitive. Who's next? Mark Pryor, Democratic senator from Arkansas, who pokes Sparks again over the bank's responsibility to inform its clients about the bank's trading activities. But compared with Levin's bite, this is like being savaged by a dead sheep. In this case, a not very bright dead sheep.

Kinda in love with Levin, for the record.

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children of dune - leto 1

stop me if you've heard this one already

So right, it's been a couple of weeks since homophobic school administrators in Mississippi were dicks to a lesbian student, and I think they were feeling like, you know, worried people might not remember that there are people that live in that state that are assholes? But how, they asked themselves, mystified, can we top those bastions of homophobic light that fucked up the senior prom for Constance McMillen? That's a level of pettiness that can't easily be reached, but by God and every badly misinterpreted Bible quote, they will find a way, and it will be mindbogglingly stupid.

There's the senior yearbook! It's like, genius. Or something.

School Cuts Gay Student From Yearbook. Contact information can be found here.

Okay, just...no, I'm not even going to try on this one.

Dear assholes,

You'll never regret this. You will never see what you did was petty, stupid, and wrong on levels usually reserved for third grade girls and being excluded from a slumberparty. So, stick to those principles! Be loud about it and proudly refuse to back down an inch. You know, in court.

Have fun with that.


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So yeah. I'd like the luxury of preaching patience; it's so easy when you don't have anything to lose.

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