Your Monday* Random-Ass Roundup: Untitled

Since I’m late – very late – there’s no need for lame jokes or witticisms. Let’s just get into the randomness, shall we?

1. Gov. Mark “Appalachian Trail” Sanford faces more than three dozen ethics charges stemming from, well, you know. (G.D.)

2. From the Dept. of Really Bad Ideas: Republicans have begun circulating a [...]

Posted Without Comment.

The Unbearable Lightness of Agreeing.

Marc Ambinder points the way (or, did, but the post is down now) to a study (PDF) which concludes that when presented with a picture of a biracial candidate for a job, those who agree with his stated positions are more likely to view a lighter picture of him as an accurate representation of his [...]

Friday Random Ten

Since we’ve done a little fall cleaning around here, we figured this is as good a time as any to come up with a list of songs celebrating the spirit of change and novelty and newness.

You might even say we’re beyond cutting edge.

Without any further ado:

1. Brand Nu by Sista (Brokey)


Breast Cancer and Health Care.

The problem with the new guidelines from the United States Preventative Services Task Force recommending only biannual mammograms for most women once they reach age 50, rather than annual ones for all women over 40, is that we all believe doctors should perform test after endless test and that, if they [...]

Kick Your Shoes Off…

…and stay a while.

Welcome to the ‘new’ PostBourgie. The new design has been up for a couple of days, but I thought we’d welcome you all formally to our new digs. On the front end, things are bright white, and on the backend we’ve moved to a new host. That’s right, y’all, we’re official.


They Don’t Even Understand the Language of People With Short Money.

From Leigh:

1% of Americans are millionaires, compared to 44% of Congress (237 elected officials, to be exact). The median income in the Senate is just under $2M, in the House it’s just over $600k. Median household income in the US is $50,303.

Just because an individual is rich does not preclude [...]


Stuff we missed:

Nate Silver thinks Palin has a shot at winning the Republican nomination in 2012. His blogmate Tom Schaller isn’t having it. The incredible disappearing Negroes. AP: “Don’t blame fast food: Mummies had heart disease too.” Radley Balko offers some pretty good ideas that would improve American health care in ways the [...]