Monthly Archives: August 2010

Ten signs you’ve slipped into the underclass


Here’s how to tell you’ve hit bottom Make a list that traces your downward mobility. This is the opposite of what you’d do if you were reading “Six signs that you’ve made it to the middle class,” a recent article … Continue reading

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Can a daily biking regimen cause homicide?


Maybe not, but make sure you look both ways Exercise might “moderate” one’s anger level, according to a research study reported by the Phys Ed column in The New York Times. Hmm… In the study, scientists monitored the brain activity … Continue reading

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Forget the blog tax, fine Carl Greene!


City should sniff out corrupt bureaucrats, not freelancers The City Paper recently reported that Philadelphia is taxing residents who blog. An online CP follow-up clarified that the tax is on blogs that “make some money or, at least, have the … Continue reading

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Hellhound on his trail (prosecutors, too)


Roger Clemens’s deal with the devil blows up in his face Question, sports fans: What does big clunky bully-boy Roger Clemens, the former New York Yankees pitching ace, have in common with blues artist Robert Johnson? Answer: Both men, after … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Iraq not ready for U.S. pullout


The war has cost close to $1 trillion so far. Guess who’s paying for it? Earlier this week more than 60 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Baghdad as they stood in a long line waiting to apply … Continue reading

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Dowd for White House press secretary? A good fit


D.C. gossip queen has low tolerance for Democratic ‘lefties’ New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is a caricaturist who also specializes in insider gossip, semi-clever puns and simplistic assessments of the national mood. She would make an ideal replacement for … Continue reading

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‘Canadian health care?’ We should be so lucky


Robert Gibbs is the new poster boy for Dem cowardice Like many other Democrats, I puzzled for a few days over Robert Gibbs’s scornful remarks about the “professional left.” Is President Obama’s press secretary just another beefy bureaucrat who lost … Continue reading

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