“House Republican leaders yesterday unveiled major changes to House procedural rules that are clearly designed to pave the way for more deficit-increasing tax cuts in the next two years. These rules stand in sharp contrast to the strong anti-deficit rhetoric that many Republicans used on the campaign trail this fall. While changes in congressional rules rarely get much public attention, these new rules — which are expected to be adopted by party-line vote when the 112th Congress convenes on January 5 — could have a substantial impact and risk making the nation’s fiscal problems significantly worse.”—
This is nothing but a PR move. The “Giving Pledge” doesn’t mean shit, just like Zuckerberg saying he’d donate $100 million to Newark schools if they could match the funds didn’t mean shit. Give it away, then brag about it. Don’t just pledge to give it away. Actually do it. No one is stopping you.
Are you excited for the new/old Bachelor? Are you going to watch?
I must admit, I had to look up who was picked. I’ve been behind on my pop culture news lately. I have better things to do, like sit on the couch and try to talk my roommates out of studying for finals. Seriously guys, cut it out.
I didn’t watch Brad’s season. I know, I know, shocking. I couldn’t handle it back when they were doing it twice a year. Too much romance and drama for my weak little heart.
I watched Travis (which, if you remember, is when I fell in love with Moana), Andy, Matt (the only desirable Bachelor I’ve seen), Jason and Jake. Holy shit. I’ve watched 5 full seasons of The Bachelor. That hurts to type out loud.
I don’t know if I’m going to watch. I’m sort of over it. The guys are so dull (muscles, nice smile, no personality? You’re the new bachelor!) and the girls laugh so much at so many unfunny jokes that I don’t know if I can handle it anymore. You can only be entertained by “I just want to find my best friend so I can spend the rest of my life with them” and “SHE’S HERE FOR THE WRONG REASONS” for so long. And watching grown women shriek like 13 year old girls at a Justin Bieber concert makes me sad. Have some fucking dignity.
Jake and Vienna might have been my last straw. I might be quitting The Bachelor.
“This is my view on these feminists who came out of the 60s and 70s, some of them who led the charge, trying to make women feel less able, incapable of taking on all that life has to offer by making them feel like they’re victims and if they don’t, if they don’t get a little bit of extra support, usually it’s from government they would like the support, then women aren’t capable of taking on the challenges.”—Sarah Palin, America’s Preeminent Feminist