I fired him because he wouldn’t respect the authority of the President. I didn’t...– President Harry S. Truman on recalling and firing MacArthur As quoted in Politics Daily. Truman, who replaced MacArthur with Lt. Gen Matthew B. Ridgway, would later express those reasons extremely bluntly in Time (via writer-a)
HOW THE POPE IS CHOSEN
Any poodle under ten inches high is a toy. Almost always a toy is an imitation of something grown-ups use. Popes with unclipped hair are called corded popes. If a Pope’s hair is allowed to grow unchecked, it becomes extremely long and twists into long strands that look like ropes. When it is shorter it is tightly curled. Popes are very intelligent. There are three different sizes. ...
The new episode of Party Down
explains why most romantic comedies are terrible these days. I like this show mostly because it can dip its toe in the serious now and again without compromising its “No Hugging, No Learning” authenticity. This episode seems like a good example of that. I say seems because I stopped watching it to post about this. Because I am a huge nerd.
Nigeria's agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US... →
abbyjean: On 1 May this year a ruptured ExxonMobil pipeline in the state of Akwa Ibom spilled more than a million gallons into the delta over seven days before the leak was stopped. Local people demonstrated against the company but say they were attacked by security guards. Community leaders are now demanding $1bn in compensation for the illness and loss of livelihood they suffered. Few expect...