Creeping Conservatism Monday

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The Dinosaur Network, so conservative they take us back thousands of years, back to the cave.

Lauren Hills knew that she wanted to be a news broadcaster in the fourth grade, when a veteran television anchor came to speak at her school’s career day. “Any broadcast journalist will tell you something very similar,” Hills said recently, when I met her. “For a majority of us, we knew at a very young age.” She became a sports editor at her high-school newspaper, in Wellington, Florida, near Palm Beach, and then attended the journalism program at the University of Florida, in Gainesville. Before graduation, she began sending résumé tapes to dozens of TV stations in small markets, hoping for an offer. Hills showed me the list she had used in her search. Written in pen in the margin was a note to herself: “You can do it!!!!”

Hills was hired as a general-assignment reporter at a channel in West Virginia, in 2005, and began covering what she called “typical small-market news”—city-council meetings and local football games. “I remember calling my parents multiple times in the first six months. I was just overwhelmed,” Hills told me. “My first live shot, my knees were shaking.” She often covered three or four stories a day and was responsible for doing the interviews and the camerawork, lugging the heavy equipment from one location to the next. “There’s extreme highs with the job, and sometimes extreme lows,” Hills said. “The highs are what really hook you.”

@ THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE

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17 Responses to Creeping Conservatism Monday

  1. Micki says:

    Glad you posted that article, Den. I’d just read it in my print copy of TNYer.

    Doomed!

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  2. Micki says:

    A trio of large earthquakes struck within an hour of each other late Sunday night, followed by three smaller quakes, off Vancouver Island, about 275 miles west of Bellingham.

    No damage or injuries were reported from the largest quakes — all between magnitude 6.5 and 6.8, according to the U.S. Geological Survey —and there was no immediate tsunami threat , according to a post at the National Tsunami Warning Center website.

    Sunday night’s swarm of quakes occurred less than a week after the Great ShakeOut, a worldwide series of earthquake drills.

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  3. Micki says:

    Hurricane Willa made me think of WILLIWAWS…

    In 1900, Captain Joshua Slocum described williwaws as compressed gales of wind . . . that Boreas handed down over the hills in chunks. To unsuspecting sailors or pilots, such winds might seem to come out of nowhere – just like word williwaw did some 150 years ago. All anyone knows about the origin of the word is that it was first used by writers in the mid-1800s to name fierce winds in the Strait of Magellan at the southern tip of South America. The writers were British, and indications are that they may have learned the word from British sailors and seal hunters. Where they got the word, we cannot say.

    Williwaws also “come out of nowhere” in Alaska, especially in the Aleutians.

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  4. Den says:

    The Mono-party promoters busily at work trying to create a Dictatorship.

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  5. °¿º Carol says:

    Decided with such a sunny day and no winds for a change that I should mow. Took three hours, had to keep stopping, getting off the tractor and picking up sticks. I should have hooked up the card and went off stick-picking first, but I didn’t. Last night, I picked up the ones down on the garage side of the drive, I didn’t dare walk over to the other side to where the maples are, it was getting pretty dim out and I would trip over something.

    Place looks beautiful, of course. I think it only got up to 54°, I went by the Lansing State Journal that predicted 58°. I only wore my John Deere cap, and sweatshirt. I made it, but when I came in the house felt like a furnace, lol. Once I was acclimated, it wasn’t that hot.

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  6. °¿º Carol says:

    “Adam Ruins Everything,” a show on TRU-TV that everyone should start watching, and make sure to catch previous episodes. The show is chock full of truth and presented in a very entertaining way.

    I watched the episode this morning about the “Economy.”

    TAXES: we don’t have to file our taxes because the IRS already knows all about us. When we do our taxes we’re only telling them something they already know. Other countries have switched from that to sending out a letter to the taxpayer who then confirms it’s correct, and that is that.

    Why not here in the U.S.? The usual reason: to keep rich people rich, to keep tax preparers, H&R Block et al taking money from we citizens when it’s unnecessary. Lobbyists again. I don’t remember what the other way of handling taxes is called but it has been introduced into Congress many times, Obama was for it, and it’s always turned down. That’s because of the bribing of our politicians which apparently will never end.

    STOCK MARKET: It means nothing. The DOW average is based on a handful of companies, when one of the companies starts to falter, they pop that one out of the queue and add a different company. Therefore the DOW is meaningless to us.

    The episode was packed w/ other insights, like why GDP tells us nothing other than people bought something. Unemployment numbers are never right because they only count those actually looking for a job, if you earned only $20 the last 3 months, you’re not counted. That America was a manufacturing giant, giving everyone jobs from 1945 until the 70s, that happened because of history, the Nazis destroying Europe’s factories, we had the factories, Americans were lifted up. China is tops now in manufacturing because they educate their people and keep their infrastructure up (our politicians care about none of those things), plus China is close to all the places that supply parts for everything.

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  7. David B. Benson says:

    Standard 15 minutes to the Hillside Cafe during a yellow sunset.

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  8. Den says:

    Swing time on DWF :

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  9. Den says:

    Swing it Louis!

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  10. Den says:

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will walk us out

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