“It’s almost immoral what they are doing. Of course they’ve been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure. They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening.”—
Wow, I don’t even know where to start… um, villains? Seriously? And yes, they are doing everything they can to stop a public option from happening because IT WILL PUT THEM OUT OF BUSINESS.
Okay so, I suck. All the books I haven’t read are now on my list to read.
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen - Xx 2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - Xx 3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte - Xx 4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling - Xx 5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - Xx 6 The Bible - X 7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte - Xx 8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell - X 9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman - Xx 10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens - x
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott - Xx 12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy –x 13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller - Xx 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - X… with the exception of the Rape of Lucrece and Winter’s Tale. 15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier -X 16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - Xx 17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk - 18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger - Xx 19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger - (will read b4 movie comes out) (nittanysam: I think I’ll wait until after) 20 Middlemarch - George Eliot -
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell - x 22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald - Xx 23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens - 24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy -x
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams -x
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky - x! (nittanysam: this is in my top 10 favs, all other !s will denote the same) 28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck - x 29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll - Xx! 30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame - x
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy -x 32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens - 33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis - x 34 Emma - Jane Austen - Xx 35 Persuasion - Jane Austen - X x 36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis - x 37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini - 38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres - 39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - Xx 40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne - x
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell - x 42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - Xx 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez -x 44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving - 45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins - 46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery - x 47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy -x 48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood -x!
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding - Xx 50 Atonement - Ian McEwan - Xx
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel -x 52 Dune - Frank Herbert - 53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons - 54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen - Xx 55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth - 56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - 57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens - Xx 58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - Xx 59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon -x 60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Xx!
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck - Xx 62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov - Xx 63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt - 64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold - X 65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas- X 66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac -x 67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy -x 68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding - x 69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie – 70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville - Xx
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens - x 72 Dracula - Bram Stoker - x 73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett - Xx 74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson - 75 Ulysses - James Joyce -x 76 The Inferno – Dante - x 77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome - 78 Germinal - Emile Zola - 79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray - 80 Possession - AS Byatt –
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - x 82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell - 83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker - X 84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro - 85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert -x 86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry - 87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White - x 88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom - x 89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - x… working on it! (Schiver got me the complete for xmas :) ) 90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton -
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad - x 92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery - x 93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks - 94 Watership Down - Richard Adams - x!!!!!!!!! 95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole - 96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute - 97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas -x 98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare - x 99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - X x 100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo -x
30ish out of 100, not too shabby, considering, some i haven’t heard about, and the ones i have heard about, but haven’t read are on my LONG list of books to read.
Well. It looks like I have 27 books to read…
Ok so I’m above average but I still suck. I counted 14 out of the 100 that I’ve already read and I’m working on “Lord of the Flies” now.
DeRosa, who was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals from Cleveland on June 27, called former Indians teammate Cliff Lee, the American League Cy Young Award winner in 2008, to congratulate him on being dealt to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The problem was, it was the first Lee had heard of it, leaving DeRosa in a somewhat ticklish situation.
“I said, ‘It’s coming across the ticker that you got traded to the Phillies,’” DeRosa said. “He was sitting in the clubhouse in Anaheim with Kerry Wood and said nothing had been told to him yet.”
Sweet Dee: Yes.
Lawyer: You get nothing. You were a disappointment and a mistake.
Sweet Dee: A mistake? We’re twins.
Sweet Dee: We were born at the same time. What are you talking about. You’re not making any sense.
Frank: Tell that bitch it doesn’t make sense!
Lawyer: Okay, I’m reading the words that someone else wrote, kay? I don’t know your mom; never met your mom. In fact, I’m certainly not speaking to your mom now, because she’s dead!
Sweet Dee: Yeah, we know she’s dead. We’re venting because we’re frustrated.
Frank: You tell her, she’s a god damned whore—always been a whore!
Sweet Dee: Whoa whoa, what about jewelry? Does it say anything about jewelry?
Lawyer: It does say something about the jewelry in here, in that um, she wants to be buried in it.
Sweet Dee: God damn it… oh god damn it!
Frank: Oh! Oh! She’s taking it into the grave!
Sweet Dee: Tell you what, you son of a bitch, I’m very disappointed in you today—very upset with you! You tell her from me, that I will be in touch with her, somehow…
Frank: Yeah, tell her she’s a bitch!
Dennis: Thanks for the house, man.
Lawyer: I didn’t actually give you the house… Jesus Christ.
"They have a shrinking population base, they have a withering economy, they have a banking sector and structure that is not likely to be able to withstand the next 15 years, they’re in a situation where the world is changing before them and they’re clinging to something in the past that is not sustainable."
Way to go Joe! Way to screw things up with your big, fat, stupid mouth again.
Thank you, Mr. President, but if you read the police report you will see that Professor Gates was not “pulled out of his home”. He came outside and starting yelling at the officer, at which time he was warned that he was being disorderly before being apprehended.
He just doesn’t get it, does he? The $4 billion is nice, but using it to fund charter schools only hurts public schools, linking teacher pay to student achievement raises the question how to rate student achievement, and “common U.S. academic standards” is way too broad a term. You simply cannot make a common educational standard for the entire country. I’m sure nittanysam has more to add to this, so I’ll let her to go to town on it.
There has been a lot going around and a lot being said about this, so I feel that it is only fair to post the actual police report. If this information is all true, then the police officers were well within their right to arrest this man. I think it’s irresponsible to comment on the issue without knowing all the facts first.