--London Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Kavanagh, paraphrased with regard to containing the riots in LondonAlso,"Social media and other methods have been used to organise these levels of greed and criminality."..."That investigation is already under way and that is exactly the sort of thing we are looking at," he said.My colleague Helen Popkin reminds me that being arrested for a tweet is not entirely unprecedented, but for social media observers it's interesting to watch the virtual social space lose its novelty and become integrated enough with crowd dynamics that vi read more
Full disclosure: I! Love! Lucy! Saturday would have been Lucille Ball's 100th birthday and there were all kinds of tributes online, in her hometown, etc., but my favorite was by Taylor Negron, who recorded a unique memory of an acting class she taught in 1977. Please, please, please listen. (h/t: Norman Frisch). read more
In case your weekend was spent at the beach or otherwise diverted, the panel portion of Meet the Press this week was the last two segments of the show. Here's the first one:The second one after the jump (though it should play automatically after this one)...
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Rick Perry gets a big response to "The Response."The Pentagon has yet to formally identify the 30 American service personnel who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. But their family members are identifying them: they are from Arkansas, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.Tim Geithner is staying on as Treasury Secretary.Wisconsin gets ready to rumble tomorrow.Michigan kicks 30,000 college students off of food stamps.The mysterious Mitt Romney donor comes forward.Go, Diana Nyad! read more
August 3rd, 2010 - Rush Limbaugh: There Is 'No Proof' Tomorrow Is President Obama's Birthday Aug 3, 2011 - Rush Limbaugh - There Is No Proof That Tomorrow Is Obama's Birthday August 04, 2011 - Happy birthday, Mr. Obama . . . oh, wait - Rush Limbaugh: 'Not that we've seen any proof of that' Original World Net Daily URL Aug 5, 2011 - MrTimotheus85: I Would Like To Make A Public Apology To Rush Limbaugh For Aug 3rd 2011 Birther Video read more
"... to be able to leverage their agreement this week into a broader fiscal consolidation plan that stabilizes the government’s debt dynamics any time soon."--S&P Downgrades U.S. Debt Rating — Press ReleaseUnited States of America Long-Term Rating Lowered To 'AA+' On Political Risks And Rising Debt Burden; Outlook Negative (pdf) read more