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  • The Daily Show continues to be funny and thoughtful.
  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is single-handedly trying to rewrite the 14th amendment. No equal protection for women, according to him.
  • If you have a little bit of money on the side and are a special client of Goldman Sachs you might have a small window of opportunity to invest in Facebook. By the way, how does Facebook make money? It’s only a $2 million buy-in. Let’s sign up. Oh, and where’s MySpace?
  • The gap between rich and poor only grew during our Great Recession.
  • I don’t understand publishing a sanitized version of Huckleberry Finn. I don’t understand. No “n” word. No “injun” Joe. The society that we live in now did not suddenly appear 20 years ago. Instead, the multicultural society that we live in now grew out of a very segregated society. Mass immigration in the late 1800s was not met with open arms. There was a lot of tension and a lot of conflict. There was hatred and love, fellowship and intense misunderstanding. That tension, that conflict and that compassion is evident in Huckleberry Finn. Every school-age kid should have the opportunity to read Huckleberry Finn in its original form. Every seventh-grade classroom should talk about this book in detail. Update: From WaPo: It would be like renaming 1984 2084, “because the current title does not reflect how pleasant life was under the Reagan administration.” This is like changing War and Peace to Peace, because war is unpleasant to remember, or removing World War I from All Quiet on the Western Front. If we keep updating things to reflect our current sensitivities, where do we stop?
  • Glenn Beck has lost a major radio station in New York.
  • On a less serious note, a con man claims that he slept with over 2500 women and stole more than $3 million.
  • Baker Street was one of those tunes that just seem to transcend rock, pop or R&B. Gerry Rafferty is dead at the age of 63. I don’t have any of his albums. All I know is I really enjoyed his music. Here is Baker Street and another song that he wrote. I hope you enjoy them both.