The Dignity of Work

“After leaving Congress, Gingrich cultivated a network of a few dozen uber-wealthy backers who poured tens of millions of dollars into a network of groups that helped him maintain a foothold in politics. Now, operatives supporting his presidential campaign are asking those same donors to write fat checks to a suite of new super PACs they hope can spend big on ads to offset Gingrich campaign fundraising that had lagged behind his rivals.” [Politico, via Political Wire]


Newt’s a Welfare queen, fat and mean, the welfare queen…

@ManchuCandidate: If I had time, I’d look into selling Newt 2012 urinal cakes.

I’m sure Mittens already has them on backorder.

Programming advisory: GOP Debate open thread tonight at 8:45 pm ET.

I love this. It’s the a combination of the GOP courting the insane clown Teabagger contingent coupled with the party’s embrace of big money politics come back to bite them in the ass.

@nojo: Hmm. My office holiday party is tonight. I plan to be drinking by 9, EST.

Shocker! To those who admire his trenchant political opinions A Sullivan’s endorsement of RON PAUL will come as a shock.

To adults with a functioning brain and a hearty distaste for amateurism this will come as no surprise.

To those of us whose iPad was delivered an hour ago and who have already become besotted with iBooks and have even bought The Swerve again to be able to read it in comfort, a thing the much despised Nook never managed, this will remind us of his enthusiasm for the Iraq invasion.

He is the thinking man’s Peggy Noonan.

Hey. Is Sandusky in the running for a Stinque Award? He was teaching those kids basic hygiene.

@JNOV will finish this lovely sweater today or bust: Sandusky’s in. I just have to figure out how to frame it.

@Benedick: And moi, I got a Kindle Fire this week. Not that I have any personal need for a Kindle Fire, but it’s Android under the hood, and Some Geek needs something to test Some Apps.

Pursuant to the above, I downloaded a free version of Angry Birds. Fuck that shit! Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! Repeat for six hours.

@Dodgerblue:can anybody here finish the ny times crossword consistently on sunday without cheating? any one who can is smarter than me. on occasion, i can finish on sunday. most weeks it’s thursday though working a little bit here and there. this week, i’ve hardly touched it. how bout yen/yang last week? i found it fairly easy. the motherfucker with the bakers dozen clue a few weeks ago and the upside down cake really fucked me up. i had to cheat, but when i did i felt like an idiot for not busting it up early on with such an easy clue even though it was up instead of down. remember, use a pen not a pencil.

@jwmcsame: Yes, but not if, as at present, I haven’t done one in a while. It takes me a few weeks to get back into it.

@jwmcsame: The Sunday puzzle is the same degree of difficulty as Thursday, just bigger. Friday is harder, and Saturday the hardest. I can usually get through Sat without cheating.

I’ve gone through many an eraser on the Sunday Times puzzle.

@Jesuswalksinidaho: who was/is the trickier bastard, eugene t maleska or will shortz?
@Dodgerblue: i meant most times i have to work on the sunday one all week long. is friday and saturday harder than sunday? if so, wow. i never look at any other nyt except sunday.
marijuana helps greatly, hangovers hinder puzzle solving.
if i finish the sunday puzzle on sunday, it means i’m gonna have a good week at work. remember biorhythms? i guess that shit is real.

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