“Nagin Will Reimburse City For 1 of 3 Lunches With Wife.
Says using his city-issued credit card to buy a lunch for his wife on their wedding anniversary was “an oversight””—Rush Radio 99.5 WRNO - New Orleans
“Why is wine considered more sophisticated even though the production of beer is much more technologically complex? Why is wine touted for its health benefits when beer has more nutritive value? Why does wine conjure up images of staid dinner parties while beer denotes screaming young partiers?”—Grape vs. Grain - Cambridge University Press
“Dr. John wrote five of the album’s 13 songs with Bobby Charles, the elusive South Louisiana figure who wrote “Walking to New Orleans” and “See You Later, Alligator” and whose hometown, Abbeville, La., was smashed by Hurricane Rita.”—Dr. John Still Loves New Orleans, and Now He’s Mad - NYTimes.com Really? Last time I went home, nothing was smashed. That’s music journalism for you.
“In interviews (Jon Stewart springs to mind), McCain actually comes off as likeable. These speeches are grueling and they don’t hold the attention. He makes Bob Dole look downright riveting. For some reason, he’s chosen “condescension” as his orientation toward Obama. Five months of condescension, once the public is actually playing attention? Smirkingly self-aware chuckles at his own “clever” turns of painfully canned phrases like “that’s not change we can believe in!” Yeah, that’s not gonna work. Ask Ms. Xerox.”—FiveThirtyEight.com: Electoral Projections Done Right