Today marks the 50th anniversary of Tibet's fight for independence. The Dalai Lama, like hundreds of thousands of his countymen, has been in exile ever since. Along the way, over a million Tibetans have been killed by the Chinese government.
The Republicans recently discovered a new left-wing plot. C-Span asked more than 60 American historians to rate our presidents, repeating a poll that was held in 2000. Their results placed Bush II at number 36, behind Herbert Hoover and only slightly above Warren Harding—who spent a good deal of time playing poker—and William Henry Harrison, who died one month into his presidency.
OSO is the steakhouse for locals in the know. OSO serves all three meals but I would argue dinner is the best. Executive Chef Brian Naylor uses locally produced ingredients to deliver plates that possess equally unique and scrumptious flavor combinations. OSO is comfortable, yet has a distinctly European flair that would suit either wine or espresso. I suggest you order both… after desert of course.
The changes that are made or not made, the historic sites that are preserved, and the construction projects that are prevented—all of this is the result of the tireless hours of unglamorous and often unrecognized work put in by (formerly) anonymous faces.
It is difficult for most of us to believe that we now may be looking over the precipice. A series of Doom and Gloom pieces published here were somewhat unpleasant— but now there is the real prospect of a very serious drop brought on, perpetuated by a deflationary spiral. If you’re out of work in the Hamptons and you’ve been trying to figure out what to do next, there is no surprise about what’s out there.
The economy is not the only thing to take a hit because of the recession. According to a report released February 20th Mayor Bloomberg’s approval ratings have dropped 7% since November, bringing it to the lowest ratings since June of 2005.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn held a fundraiser Tuesday night to support her bid for re-election later this year. Over a hundred supporters gathered at a swanky Jane Street location to contribute to her upcoming campaign.
She has become the darling of the "Hate Party of America," a blonde dragon lady who sells venom at lucrative prices then slouches towards the nearest bank, laughing all the way.
Ann Coulter, a take-no-prisoners author of the far right, has converted her vitriol into huge capital gains by churning out best-selling (if often hysterical) books, writing mean-spirited columns, and making outrageous speeches before hate crowds that adore her.