36 Hours in Louisville, Ky. - NYTimes.com →
The last decade has seen a cultural and civic blooming, with new galleries, restaurants and performance spaces taking their place alongside the city’s already robust roster of seductions. Entire neighborhoods — Butchertown, for instance, and East Market — have been reimagined as engines of cultural and culinary expression. Regardless of the changes, Derby City retains its easy charm — a...
Maggie Bailey, the “Queen of the Mountain Bootleggers,” died on Dec....– The Blog of Death, December 8, 2005: Maggie Bailey Cool detail of the night: I just found out that Justified’s Mags Bennett is based on a real person. You can listen to npr’s story on Harlan bootlegger Maggie Bailey HERE.
brooklynmutt: First the Republican Party in Polk County, Wisconsin, pulled the tape of Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) fretting about making ends meet on his $174,000 a year salary from its own website. Now they want it gone from the whole Internet. For a couple hours, the local county GOP was successful. But we’ve [TPM] put an excerpt of the video back up. I can guarantee you, or most of you, I...
You know what we call folks with 6 kids living off government money round these...– via name-redacted, in response to Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wi) complaining that he cannot live on $174,000/year because he’s got 6 kids and only has one (government) job. (via squee-gee)
I can guarantee you, or most of you, I guarantee that I have more debt than all...– Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) fretting about making ends meet on his $174,000 a year salary (TPM) Seriously, fuck you. (via brosephstalin) But teachers with their $35,000 yearly salary are rich right? (via janedoe225)
Gbagbo has also found support in right-wing Christian media. Pat...– Why the Christian right is backing a brutal despot - War Room - Salon.com
With his years as governor behind him, Arnold Schwarzenegger will soon return to...– He’s back! Schwarzenegger returns to acting - TODAY.com
The president got in a subtle jab at his critics who took issue with him filling...– President Obama Tells Diane Sawyer He Does “A Lot of Praying” - Political Punch
Darius Miller, Deandre Liggins and Josh Harrellson are nice college basketball...– Final Four should change old Calipari narrative - CBSSports.com
Johansson is linked to the newlyweds through the groom: Toth is her agent at...– Reese Witherspoon Wedding: Who Was on the Guest List I just don’t understand your choices, Scarlett.
… AMC wants to cut two minutes from each [Mad Men] episode, in favor of more...– Huffington Post As much as I want “Mad Men” back, I’m with Matthew Weiner on this one. The show is too good to sully with product placement and budget cuts. AMC is really screwing themselves. (via rachelinbrooklyn)
You know how I define the economic and social classes in this country? The upper...– George Carlin, Little Things We Share, 1992 (via absurdlakefront)
When I go to Europe to lecture they often ask me to speak on how to treat...– Peter Rhee (Gabrielle Giffords’ doctor): One Gun in the Wrong Hands, Six Innocent Lives Lost
Why doesn't General Electric pay taxes? →
theweekmagazine: The largest corporation in America paid precisely zero dollars in taxes to the government last year. Despite making $14.2 billion in profits, General Electric managed to exploit legal loopholes and tax breaks to avoid paying any corporate tax in the U.S., reports David Kocieniewski at The New York Times. In fact, GE was able to claim a tax benefit of $3.2 billion in 2010.
When Republicans profited from the miserable economy to sweep up huge wins in...– What’s really driving the GOP’s abortion war | Amanda Marcotte, Salon (via pantslessprogressive)
Sorry Kansas Fans
This loss has to hurt. I know. I’ve been there. Signed, a Kentucky fan
At her bakery in Leicestershire, Cairns explained that each of the tiers of...– Royal Wedding Cakes Revealed Suddenly I’m not so upset my invitation to the royal wedding got lost in the mail.
Fishing relaxes me. It’s like yoga, except I still get to kill something.– RON, Parks And Recreation (via inothernews)
A gay bar, even a fancy one with chandeliers and a roaring fireplace like the...– Mourning Elizabeth Taylor at Her Favorite Bar - NYTimes.com
Elizabeth Taylor was laid to rest Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in...– Elizabeth Taylor’s Funeral Delayed 15 Minutes at Her Request