And to a lesser extent, Oklahoma, Oregon and Ohio State.
If any of these guys could beat an SEC team for the National Championship, maybe the Big XII wouldn’t have all these teams jumping ship for major tv market conferences, and the Great Realignment wouldn’t be happening.
There are so many part-time public and academic reference jobs on the Massachusetts job board right now. One of them was even a humanities gig. I’d move up there in a heartbeat if any of them were full-time or if I knew I could get hours at two of them close together.
Maybe it was the obnoxious advertisements with Professor Dante, maybe it’s fact that Nick Swardson isn’t funny anymore or maybe audiences would rather go to a depressing killer virus movie instead. Regardless, this news makes me happy. A Shitty film finally gets the shitty opening it deserves.
With the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 this Sunday, Republican presidential candidate and hate-mongerer Herman Cain decided to exploit the memory of those who died that day pay tribute to those who died that day by singing “God Bless America” while images of the attacks play in the background. Oh, and he ends the video with an image of himself looking contemplative with “Herman Cain 2012” on the screen.
Warning: This video is incredibly sickening. I could only stomach the first fifteen seconds, at which point footage of the plane hitting the second tower is shown, complete with the horrified screams of onlookers in the background.
The only good thing about this video is that with it, an Islamophobic, homophobic, misogynistic bigot has taken whatever chances he had of getting into the White House, crushed them, smashed them into a thousand pieces and lit them on fire.
The people of this country work hard to meet their responsibilities. The question tonight is whether we’ll meet ours. The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy; whether we can restore some of the fairness and security that has defined this nation since our beginning.
Those of us here tonight cannot solve all of our nation’s woes. Ultimately, our recovery will be driven not by Washington, but by our businesses and our workers. But we can help. We can make a difference. There are steps we can take right now to improve people’s lives.
I am sending this Congress a plan that you should pass right away. It’s called the American Jobs Act. There should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation. Everything in here is the kind of proposal that’s been supported by both Democrats and Republicans – including many who sit here tonight. And everything in this bill will be paid for. Everything.
The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: to put more people back to work and more money in the pockets of those who are working. It will create more jobs for construction workers, more jobs for teachers, more jobs for veterans, and more jobs for the long-term unemployed. It will provide a tax break for companies who hire new workers, and it will cut payroll taxes in half for every working American and every small business. It will provide a jolt to an economy that has stalled, and give companies confidence that if they invest and hire, there will be customers for their products and services. You should pass this jobs plan right away.
Excerpts from prepared remarks of President Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.
Evidently the lack of work hours this week was a combination of end-o-month trimming to make budget and also a major computer fuck-up, where-in nobody was scheduled for their normal schedule, and also the undergrads didn’t get their semester availability in soon enough, so now I’ve had three calls and half a dozen emails about people wanting to trade shifts.
So it’s not just me, and I can actually pick up some more hours. More hours than 7.
“It seems to me the Washington Monument is a symbol of America’s power. It has been the symbol of our great nation. We look at that monument and we say, ‘This is one nation under God.’ Now there’s a crack in it. There’s a crack in it, and it’s closed up. Is that a sign from the Lord, is it something that has significance or is it just a result of an earthquake? You judge.”—
That awkward moment when some Seattle Seahawks fans like my posts from 6 months ago about UNCW basketball.
(especially when that post may or may not contain screenshots from ESPN that clearly include such terms as “college basketball” and “rebounds,” and possibly even a picture of a basketball court with a Wilmington logo.)