Bet you weren’t up on the plight of the blackstronaut and the story of The Old Negro Space Program:
On Metro Detroit’s tailspin.
We’d like to stay in Michigan, but we have a problem. It’s not taxes or regulations. There’s lots of talk about these issues but they have no impact on our business. We spend more on copiers and toner than we do on state taxes.
Our problem is access to talent. We have high-paying positions open for patent attorneys in the software and semiconductor space. Even though it is one of the best hiring environments for IP firms in 40 years, wecannot fill these positions. Most qualified candidates live out of state and simply will not move here, even though they are willing to relocate to other cities. Our recruiters are very blunt. They say it is almost impossible to recruit to Michigan without paying big premiums above competitive salaries on the coasts.
Attendance is down at Bishop Eddie Long‘s church. However will they pay for the ceiling fund?
Rebecca Black‘s “Friday,” over before it started.
Ann Friedman, late of the American Prospect is leaving Feministing to become kinda like a big deal. Without getting too gushy, I’ll say only that of all the folks I’ve met in blogger/journo-land, Ann is one of the very few universally held in high regard. She’s a superhero. And she’s correct: if you know a smart, insightful woman, she should write.