Friday, June 24, 2005

5-Star Hotel: In the Tropics!

Friday, June 17, 2005

A Hip and Updated Minnesota

Radio K announces FM Week
With St. Louis Park High School on summer break, Radio K is free to use its FM signal (106.5) 24 hours a day. Ignore the website's outdated signal map; the transmitter was moved a couple months ago, meaning you can now listen to the station's much improved sound just about anywhere in Minneapolis, parts of St. Paul, even into the first ring suburbs. The "K to the Second Power" celebration runs June 20-24 with special post-sunset programming, including midnight performances by Atmosphere and Bridge Club. Finally you can listen to "Skyway" in the skyways, "7th St. Queen" on 7th St., Uptown Jesus in Uptown!

Low and Behold!

Screenwriter and director Cameron Crowe's latest movie, Elizabethtown, finds Orlando Bloom, failed shoe designer, returning to his hometown of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, for his father's funeral. Along the way, he picks up flight attendant Kirsten Dunst, who helps him through his issues. Crowe, who brought his own life as a teenage rock critic to the screen in Almost Famous, and has made music an integral part of his movies Say Anything and Singles, gives the Duluth trio Low a pat on the back by showcasing their Chairkicker's Union t-shirt on the spindly frame of Ms. Dunst. Be the coolest 35-year-old on your block by picking up your own version at Low's online store.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

145,000 Uber-Rich

Draw a line under the top 0.1 percent of income earners (in the US) - the top one-thousandth. Above that line are about 145,000 taxpayers, each with at least $1.6 million in income and often much more.

President Bush said during the third election debate last October that most of the tax cuts went to low- and middle-income Americans. In fact, most - 53 percent - will go to people with incomes in the top 10 percent over the first 15 years of the cuts, which began in 2001 and would have to be reauthorized in 2010. And more than 15 percent will go just to the top 0.1 percent, those 145,000 taxpayers.

Go here for more.

This is all part of a great NYtimes segment on class

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Those Crazies from Stillwater

Michele Bachmann is Minnesota's Answer to Colorado's Marilyn Musgrave. She is obsessed with gays at the expense of representing her district. This blog chronicles why Sen Michele Bachmann needs to be retired from the legislature - and stopped from any future political career.

One of her classic quotes:
"Little children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal and natural and perhaps they should try it."

Sen Michele Bachmann, Interview with Jan Markell, Olive Tree Ministries.

"Literally, if we took away the minimum wage—if conceivably it was gone—we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level."

—Michele Bachmann, 1/26/05, Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee, testifying against SF 3, a bill to raise the MN minimum wage and advocating the elimination of the minimum wage altogether.

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