EDIT: Still not a proud day for America - let's not have fist fights and bite peoples' fingers off because of political disagreements - but the the hospital spokesperson was incorrect; so my previous headline stating that his pinky was … [Read more...]
Ride your bike down Storrow Drive – with no cars!
As a side bar to our discussion on cycling and its associated traffic challenges, here's a heads up on Hub on Wheels, a charity bike ride with 10, 30, and 50 mile routes around the City of Boston that allows entrants to cycle the length of … [Read more...]
Maine Approves Same-Sex Marriage!
UPDATE: Gov. John Baldacci on Wednesday signed a gay marriage bill passed just hours before by the Maine Legislature. Baldacci made his announcement within an hour of the Maine Senate giving its final approval to LD 1020. The Senate voted … [Read more...]
Who watched Jon Stewart v. Jim Cramer Uncensored?
I don't have time for more than a drive-by post, but I'm surprised there's been no BMG conversation on the meme du jour, the extended and uncut Daily Show throwdown with CNBC's manic money mullah, Jim … [Read more...]
PAY YOUR G** D*** TAXES!
Dear Potential Obama Nominees & Appointees: PAY YOUR G** D*** TAXES! Seriously. Stop being such asshats, K? It'd be a big help. Thanks. Sincerely, Everyone that wants a functioning government. P.S. - If the whole "it's the law" and … [Read more...]
Police mistake 12 y/o Black girl for White prostitute. Girl arrested for assault.
I think I'm beginning to understand this whole second amendment fetish much better now. Here's the abridged version: Plain-clothes cops look for White prostitutes. Cops try to arrest 12-year-old Black girl instead. Girl resists … [Read more...]
Cost of College: Notes from America’s Most Indebted Generation
UMass Boston was recently featured in a superlative ten-minute piece from PBS's The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on the opressive rise in college costs and student debt. College costs have been climbing for years. Since the early '80s, … [Read more...]
BMG Cabinet Pick ’em Game: Official Thread
RULES 1.) Post your top 3 guesses for each: Secretary of StateAttorney GeneralSecretary of the TreasurySecretary of Defense 2.) Pick any 5 of the following positions, and list your top 3 for each: Secretary of the Interior Secretary of … [Read more...]
Update: Franken’s deficit: 239 votes
From StarTribune.com: The margin in the tightest Senate race in the country bounced like the stock market throughout the day, with the difference between Coleman and Franken dropping, then rising briefly to 590 votes before shooting down to … [Read more...]
Are there any “Fantasy Cabinet Pick’em” games out there?
If there is, here's a list of positions: 6 Pts Secretary of State 5Pts Secretary of the Treasury Secretary of Defense Attorney General 3pts Secretary of the Interior Secretary of Agriculture Secretary of Commerce Secretary of … [Read more...]
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