Thirsty Thursday! So many awesome comments today. Let's tap the bottle and twist the cap.
Best Comment Of The Day, in response to Anna Sui: For The '90s Folkloric Flapper Girly-Girl In You: "In my imaginary life, I wear all of these clothes, live on a houseboat, and have a talking Newfoundland dog. Together, we roam the high seas and make music." • Best Comment Of The Day, in response to "We're All Dying In Increments": Ebert Responds To Esquire Profile: "Would that silence allowed us all to speak so eloquently as Mr Ebert." • Best Comment Of The Day, in response to Gary Coleman's Nonsensical Rant, F-Bombs, Walk-Off On The Insider: "You know, fuck them. Put on your lipstick and leave, Gary!" • Best Comment Of The Day, in response to Bridezillas And Breadwinners: Marriage Stereotypes Obscure Actual Marriages: "I'm not that into flowers, so I don't want to send myself flowers, or men might get the wrong message and start sending me flowers. Since I want a breadwinner, not a flower-giver, I regularly send myself food so that they'll see me paying the delivery guy and take a hint. Over the past couple of weeks, I've sent myself pizza, Mediterranean and Thai food, all for the sake of landing a man to bring home the bacon, and so far nothing. I'll keep y'all posted about finagling a proposal. The good news is that all this food is going to help a lot when I move on to step 2: Fake a Pregnancy." • Best Comment Of The Day, in response to In Pennsylvania, School Administrators Used Laptops To Spy On Minors :
"We don't need close observation
We don't need no cyber peephole
No voyeurism in the class room
Schoolboard! leave those kids alone
Hey, Schoolboard! Leave those kids alone!" • Best Comment Of The Day, in response to High School Junior To Run For Office, Hopes To Get AP Credit:
Do the people who are railing against her and making sarcastic comments for doing this even know what a precinct representative is? Other places them committee members. It is part of the internal organization of the political party, but there can be primary elections for the seat. It is not a position of actual legislative, executive, or judicial power. It's a holdover from the days of big party machines. They vote to endorse candidates, they let the county party leadership know what's going on in the ground in their neighborhoods, they're the foot soldiers for petition gathering and door-to-door campaigning.
I've been a party committee member since I was 18 or 19. Some young people are just genuinely interested in politics! I started working on campaigns when my aunt ran (and lost) for town council when I was in the seventh grade, but even before that, I followed what was going on in the world. When I was in the fifth or sixth grade and it was the Clinton-Bush-Perot race, my mom let me stay up late to color in a map as the states were called. I made up a little song about Michael Dukakis when he was running and I was in primary school. Now, I'm an adult working for an elected official, running campaigns on the side, and teaching political science at a university. For a lot of the junkies in the business, we started young. We should be encouraging this young woman.
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