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December 30, 2008

SWPL talks

Upper middle class, left wing elites -- my people.
-- Christian Lander

The SWPL blog is not on the list Meta.

It's about class and competition for status.

A new generation craves authenticity, environmental awareness, not diamonds;
and is not impressed by the price of your car or size of your house.

December 29, 2008

Pundit monoculture

Why does the mere sight of David Broder, Bob Shrum, E. J. Dionne, or Peggy Noonan on television make me want to kill myself?" Mr. Shafer wrote. Did he really need to ask?

-- Jack Shafer

Jack Shafer, the editor at large for Slate, spoke for a lot of folks when he let rip recently about the dreary hegemony exercised over the presidential campaign by the same 10 pundits mouthing canned political "insights" as they wagged their big bobbleheads.

December 26, 2008

Queen's Christmas message, 2008

Use prosperity and good fortune for the benefit of others -- the community and nation.

December 19, 2008

Jazz stylings keep Obama cool

High resolution NBC video sets a jazz mood for Obama.