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Joe the Plumber and the Great Whore (Socialism)

In Politics on October 17, 2008 at 12:12 am

As all the pundits and commentators have already pointed out, the big winner of last night’s debate was Joe the Plumber, having dominated a good portion of the night. Joe Wurzelbacher asked Obama about his tax plan and how it would raise his taxes because he was planning on purchasing a business that makes more than $250,000. The entire exchange can be watched on YouTube, and it’s a good one.

What are the implications of the question and why was it so important in the debate?

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Everyone should see Janelle Monae

In Music on October 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Jamie Lidell gave a wild, James Brown-esque show to a full house at the Paradise Rock Club. But despite the energy of his band and the quirkiness of his self-sampling, beat-boxing, electronic-tinged soul, he was outdone by the opener, Janelle Monae. Read the rest of this entry »