Reading List: Friday, August 16, 2013

“The protests never stopped throughout the night and we will continue our sit-ins and demonstrations all over the country until democracy and the legitimate rule are restored in Egypt.”

~ Essam Elerian

(Muslim Brotherhood leader)

Bill Lamb, owner of Louisville’s WDRB wants to become the “dominant digital address” in the Louisville market.

Jonathan Miller offers a plan for a truce in the War on Coal on the Daily Beast (utilizing many Kentucky stereotypes).

After yesterday’s intense violence, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has asked its supporters to take part in a “march of anger” against the military-led government.

ABC’s Joe Brettell asks what all of us are wondering: “Is Rand Paul for real?

Rather than rape charges, Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s summer jam, Blurred Lines, has brought them into legal conflict with Marvin Gaye’s family and record label who claim they weren’t the first to think of it.

Only child? Middle Child? Baby of the family? Your birth order determines who you are.

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“We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised—and it should be.”

~ Edward Snowden

(NSA Leaker and Professional Coward)

Mo’ people, mo’ problems. We’re not growing enough food to continue feeding the world’s ever growing population.

A gang of unlikely misfits coming together to create something great, thats right. The Gang of 8 is the Wu Tang Clan of Immigration Reform

In a wild West where wildfires reign supreme, the Hotshots are the elite group of firefighters charged with facing the increasingly frequent heat.

Those who are ignorant of the past are doomed to repeat it. What happens when education no longer imparts a sufficient understanding of where we have been?

In case you haven’t already read it, I highly recommend the Lexington Herald-Leader‘s series on Eastern Kentucky, Fifty Years of Night.

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Ohio State president, Mormon, and fecal sculpture, Gordon Gee, manages to insult, Notre Dame, Louisville, Kentucky, and the whole of the SEC all in one fell swoop. Gee violated the Mormons’ strict no sodomy policy when Rick Pitino put him on the receiving end.

After the recently successful drone strike in Pakistan, killing the number-two in the Pakistani Taliban, they have decided not to continue peace talks with Nawaz Sharif.

After losing out on the Communist Party elite for decades, Mao’s Red Flag luxury car is attempting to beat out Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz with these socialist movers and shakers both in China and abroad.

People of arts and letters have long kept their eyes fixed on the grasslands, forests, and mountains. Now it’s time for the humanities to take to the seas.

Despite Mitch’s freezing cold approval rating and Grimes’ negligible name recognition, the two are essentially tied in a Kentucky Senate poll.