6.30.2005

Must See TV!

We caught 30 Days, Morgan Spurlock's new show on FX last night - where a Christian from West Virginia went to live as a Muslim in Michigan for, oddly enough, 30 days - and it was GENIUS. Amazing. As good as Super Size Me was, this show may be even better. Highly Recommeded, 5 stars, 2 thumbs up... whatever it takes, but give this show a chance.

Oh yeah, apparently Morgan is blogging with our good friends at indieWIRE.

6.29.2005

Hero of the Week: Cory Bray!!!

From The Nation via the indespensible AmericaBlog

By the time I encountered Cory Bray, a towering senior from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, the beer was flowing freely. "The people opposed to the war aren't putting their asses on the line," Bray boomed from beside the bar. Then why isn't he putting his ass on the line? "I'm not putting my ass on the line because I had the opportunity to go to the number-one business school in the country," he declared, his voice rising in defensive anger, "and I wasn't going to pass that up."

And besides, being a College Republican is so much more fun than counterinsurgency warfare. Bray recounted the pride he and his buddies had felt walking through the center of campus last fall waving a giant American flag, wearing cowboy boots and hats with the letters B-U-S-H painted on their bare chests. "We're the big guys," he said. "We're the ones who stand up for what we believe in. The College Democrats just sit around talking about how much they hate Bush. We actually do shit."
We are speechless.

Give Yourself A Raise!

You know what America? You've worked hard, really hard, so in these uncertain times just give yourself a raise!

House Defeats Bid to Block $3,100 Pay Raise

The House agreed to a $3,100 pay raise for Congress next year — to $165,200 — after defeating an effort to roll it back.

In a 263-152 vote, the House blocked a bid by Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) to force an up-or-down vote on the raise. Instead, lawmakers will automatically receive the raise — officially a cost-of-living adjustment.

"Now is not the time for members of Congress to be voting themselves a pay raise. We need to be willing to make sacrifices," Matheson said.
Um, apparently only getting a $3,100 raise as was much of a sacrifice as 263 of them were willing to make.

When was the last time you got a raise?