Daily Archives: April 15, 2010

It’s time for progressives in the U.S. to give Blanche Lincoln credit

During HCR, progressives really came down hard on centrists like Blanche Lincoln. (The center being a very relative thing, I know, but in terms of the U.S. Senate, Lincoln is somewhere in the center.) Now with FinReg on the front of the agenda, the same progressives should be cheering her on for what Ezra Klein reports here, namely:  Blanche Lincoln’s derivatives proposal ‘sent shudders through Wall Street’. Progressives have been complaining that FinReg is going to let the banks off easy. Well if they feel that way, they should support Lincoln. Supporting people is always a better option.

Think you’re a hipster still

Then take the hipster test at  The Frisky. If you haven’t worn your hoodie in awhile, go to bed before midnight, you’re not hungover as you read this, then you may no longer be a hipster. You owe it to yourself to find out right away. (If, in fact, you can’t be bothered, then you either are really hip or you are no longer hip. I hope that helps. :))

Ines de la Fressange

I like this shot: it’s so French, to me.

The original photo of Ines de la Fressange here is much better.