March 30, 2010 |
Apparently there's a self-proclaimed militia leader named Mike Vanderboegh who runs an obscure, low-traffic blog out of Pinson, Ala. (population 5,007). Mr. Vanderboegh recently called on his fellow "sons of liberty" to break the windows of Democrats who voted for healthcare reform. So let's start with the obvious: Vanderboegh is an idiot, and anyone who followed his advice is an idiot too. These people are buffoons, not just because such tactics help Democrats but because such behavior is simply wrong, reprehensible and clownish.
March 28, 2010 |
Stupid criminals and Facebook don't go together. Just ask Joseph Luebke, a convicted burglar in state prison. Luebke, 19, of the Chicago suburb of Romeoville, was just months away from finishing a prison term for burglary at a halfway house. But his feet got itchy, authorities say, so on St. Patrick's Day, he skipped. Then he Facebooked all about it. Until then, he'd spent nights sleeping at the halfway house and days working as a telemarketer. On his Facebook page, he described it as "selling rich people vacations.
October 14, 2010 |
Harry Reid and Sharron Angle meet tonight in a debate pitting the Democratic majority leader and top conservative target against a former state lawmaker and "tea party" favorite in a race emblematic of the nation's anti-incumbent mood. After Angle, 61, scored a come-from-behind victory in June's U.S. Senate primary, political observers wondered if she'd cool her fiery rhetoric in hopes of ousting Reid, 70, the unpopular but well-funded Nevada Democrat who has shepherded President Obama's agenda.
June 16, 2011 |
As a blogger, Michael Gardner relies on a familiar celeb-tracker formula, lacing beauty shots with exclamation-pointed prose about the "super sexy" and "crazy famous. " But Gardner's drool-worthy subjects aren't people — they're properties. Gardner writes the Malibu Real Estate Blog, which helps him sell houses in beachside neighborhoods where some of the world's wealthiest individuals own second homes the size of palaces. Gardner, with Prudential Malibu Realty, is among the growing legion of real estate agents who have begun making broader use of the Web. More than half of the National Assn.
June 27, 2010 |
When Trish Collins gets done with her job working as an administrative assistant for Santa Rosa County, she might have dinner with her husband or take her poodle for a walk — but most other times she'll have her nose in a book. A soft-spoken redhead with a sweet smile, the 31-year-old Collins' love of reading led her to start blogging about books. And online, Collins has quietly emerged as one of the de facto leaders of the book blogging community, a community publishers are beginning to see as vital.
June 17, 2013 |
For several years, Marie Calloway, 23, has explicitly described her lifestyle and sexual exploits on her blog. Now Calloway (a pseudonym she has used since the age of 19) has published a book, "what purpose did i serve in your life" ( Tyrant Books , $19), said to be an account of her sexual encounters. In "what purpose did i serve in your life," Calloway opens up about her relationships, which predominantly originate from cyber contact, as well as her sexual fantasies, largely involving self-degradation.