Remains of the Day, 5/27/08

You know, people are starting to wear me down, and for people who know me, I mean, who really know me, and have heard or witnessed me go on a tear, that can only mean one thing – eschewing all decorum and being unforgivingly and unrelentlessly and unapologetically obnoxious. Consider yourselves warned. 1. Two-fer from…

Newsweek’s top 1300 public schools, Ohio list

RANK ¬† DISTRICT¬† CITY STATE Index Subs Lunch E&E (see here for an explanation) 1202 Turpin Cincinnati Ohio 1.182 4.2 33.6 593 Sycamore Cincinnati Ohio 1.881 8 40.7 1183 Westerville South ** Westerville Ohio 1.204 19.6 11.4 1334 Mason Mason Ohio 1.054 n/a 28.4 1385 Glen Este Cincinnati Ohio 1.003 14 12.3 915 Kenston Chagrin…

Obama campaign corrects factual error re: family member & WWII liberation

Here’s the original post (with the update too). From Ben Smith at Politico: Earlier, the Republican National Committee pounced on Obama’s improbable statement that an uncle had served in the unit that liberated Auschwitz. In fact, campaign spokesman Bill Burton says, his great uncle was a member of the 89th Infantry Division that liberated the…

[updated] Righty blogs attack Obama assertion that uncle liberating Auschwitz is factually unlikely

UPDATE: From Ben Smith at Politico: Earlier, the Republican National Committee pounced on Obama’s improbable statement that an uncle had served in the unit that liberated Auschwitz. In fact, campaign spokesman Bill Burton says, his great uncle was a member of the 89th Infantry Division that liberated the Ohrduf camp, part of Buchenwald and, according…

MSM finally picks up on DNC blogger credentialing issues re: race, gender

Last week, I wrote about this issue regarding the Democratic National Committee’s credentialing of bloggers for the DNC convention here. The Washington Post picks up on it today: Natalie Wyeth, spokeswoman for the convention committee, says criteria for selecting State Corps bloggers were readership, online ratings and focus on local and state politics. The General…

Director Sydney Pollack, RIP, age 73

Wow, was I suprised to see this obituary today in the New York Times. Oddly, the first thing that came to my mind when I read that Sydney Pollack had died was the creepy guy he played in Eyes Wide Shut. I adored him in Woody Allen’s Husbands and Wives, and Tootsie, which he directed,…