Tide turning against the Fed? Let’s hope: “[A] new Gallup poll shows that Americans are turning against the Federal Reserve, with just 30 per cent saying the agency is doing a good job. 35 per cent rate the job the Fed is doing as ‘only fair’ and 22 per cent say it is doing a ‘poor’ job. The contrast compared with when the question was last asked in 2003 is clear. Six years ago, just 5 per cent thought the Fed was doing a ‘poor’ job, while 53% thought it was doing a ‘good/excellent’ job.”
Breaking down gender stereotypes at lightning speed: “Theresa Flynt, vice president of marketing for Hustler video, says that women account for 56 percent of business at her company’s video stores. ‘And the female audience is increasing,’ she adds. ‘Women are buying more porn.'” It’s all progress, according to the writer of the article, a libertine who couldn’t surf outside the 1970’s wake if she tried. Aside: This anachronistic Joy-of-Sex palaver is courtesy of Oprah Magazine: a strong testament to vacuity of the world’s most powerful African-American woman.
And at the same time that Oprah celebrates pornography in America, French women are increasingly refusing to go nude on their beaches. Will the topsy-turviness never end?
One of the better lists I’ve seen: 100 Greatest Writers of All Time. Unfortunately, as of this writing, they’ve only posted 100-76.
The most-interesting article I saw last night: Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies banned (politically-incorrect) cartoons. All reproduced at this link.Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList
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