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DISGWITTER OF THE WEAK! Newt Gingrich’s Pearl Harbor Values

December 7th, 2010 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Today marks the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. And nothing says “honoring the dead” or “remembering the fallen” quite like… “BUY MY CRAPTASTICALLY WRITTEN HISTORICAL NOVELS.”

From the Twitter account of family values-valuer and one-man America-saving machine, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich:

(And, hey, you can currently buy both of these books at the special discounted price of $10.09 at Newt’s Official Online Store! Take that, Radical Secular-Socialism!)

Gawker reports that Newt’s heartfelt Pearl Harbor remembrance has since been deleted. Now if only Newt, who’s considering a presidential run in 2012, could disappear as well.

[via Gawker]
[NY Times: An Assault on Hawaii. On Grammar Too. (Review of Gingrich's 'Pearl Harbor')]

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Bad Timing Is a Bitch

October 6th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

During this horrible economic crisis, deemed our “economic Pearl Harbor” by Warren Buffett, when the Dow drops 700 points in a day and dips below 10,000 for the first time in 4 years, and people are worried about their jobs and their retirements, what we really need in this country is…a bailout plan? Job creation? Change?

No, silly. We need more FABULOSITY. Which explains why E! chose to premiere Kimora Lee Simmons’s E! True Hollywood Story Friday, chock full of sage wisdom for these hard-scrabble times:

“I am probably the queen of opulence. I love my jewelry. I love my diamonds. I love my shoes. I have diamond shoes. Some people might prefer more demure look. I like it all out screaming. I don’t care.” – Kimora Lee Simmons

“In high school she had a Gucci bag or Louis Vuitton bag. We didn’t even know what that was.” – Shani Johnson, childhood friend

“She calls me as soon as Ming came out. I showed up at the hospital and I walk in and Kimora is ordering like gourmet food from Mr. Chows – still freshly had the baby like 10, 15 minutes ago and is ordering high end $500 Chinese food, and I put my order in too.” – Tyra Banks

Don’t despair if you missed the first showing. E! is running Kimora’s THS all this week. Crisis? What crisis?!

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AMAZIANS OF THE WEEK! Honorary UW Grads

May 19th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

450 Japanese-American students who were forced to leave The University of Washington during their course of study in 1942–to relocate to internment camps after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor–were awarded honorary degrees in a ceremony yesterday. Congratulasians to them all!

We feel like the timing for the ceremony couldn’t be better–in a new era of fearmongering, predatory hate focused on law-abiding, peaceful citizens of “dangerous” ancestry seems to be growing like wildfire. Suddenly, the ugly memory of the Japanese internment doesn’t seem like such a distant one.

Perhaps this ceremony was simply a timely reminder that fear has never gotten Americans anywhere good. Ever.

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Thanks, Jeff!

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