Rants and Raves

News From Beth’s Employer

Blue State’s new Thursday lecture series starts tomorrow (competing with transit advocates’ celebration of the new funding RIPTA is going to get), returns next week, competing with Green Drinks, and will continue to conflict with other environmentally-concerned happenings all summer long. Seriously, environmentalists, we’ve talked about this before: Pull it together already and stop holding

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Employment Opportunity: Torch And Pitchfork Salesman

Citing as inspiration the ravings of aggrieved hedge fund veep, tv “journalist,” and self-proclaimed everyman Rick Santelli, a bunch of Republico-“populist” types are going to be rallying at the State House on Tax Day. These jokers are claiming the mantle of the silent majority, as they oppose a stimulus plan that a large majority of

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Meanwhile, On The West Coast…

The people of Portland aren’t really paying attention to the inauguration, because their dreamy new mayor admitted to having sex with an eighteen-year old in 2005.  That’s right, a fully consenting adult male agreed to have sex with another fully consenting adult male four years ago (!!!!), and now people are calling for the mayor

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The ‘Mericans, The Figgs Rock New Year’s Eve

Sure, there was some mention of a shiny ball dropping a few miles away, but the real story last night was the ‘mericans* and The Figgs ringing in the new year in Brooklyn, NY.  The Trash Bar (named for the trash can displayed at the front of the stage?) featured a friendly bear of a

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Buy This Book (or get it free, whatever)

Now that the holidays are over and the weather is frightful, or at least blah, I’m reading again.  And it was hard not to pick up a book tagged, “What did Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and my sister have in common? They were all my friends, and they died” paired with the synopsis, “This story of

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