A week ago Susan and mother had gone to look at more homes for rent. One of the homes they looked for was not scheduled visit. At first the owner had agreed to our moving in, then she said no we can’t move in because of dogs. Couple of days ago she called and said final yes we can move in. The good news we are moving out on December 1st. The bad, with all this we had failed to give 30 day notice to our manager. Now we have to pay prorate of $774.90. I am not sure how we are going to afford all the expenses. I will call 211 to see what they say.
Update 5:05pm: 211 got to be the most useless number in the world. I gave them my zip and they still gave me wrong information. When I called back to let them know they told me that no one offers this kind of assistance and that I am on my own.
Matt Damon, a lifelong friend of Howard Zinn and his family, read excerpts from a speech Howard Zinn gave in 1970 as part of a debate on civil disobedience.
This performance was part of “The People Speak, Live!” with Matt Damon and Lupe Fiasco at the Metro in Chicago, on January 31, 2012, produced by Voices of a People’s History (peopleshistory.us) in collaboration with Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival.
Here’s what Howard Zinn writes about this speech in his introduction to the full piece in his book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, written with Anthony Arnove and first published in 2004 by Seven Stories Press:
"In November 1970, after my arrest along with others who had engaged in a Boston protest at an army base to block soldiers from being sent to Vietnam, I flew to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to take part in a debate with the philosopher Charles Frankel on civil disobedience. I was supposed to appear in court that day in connection with the charges resulting from the army base protest. I had a choice: show up in court and miss this opportunity to explain — and practice — my commitment to civil disobedience, or face the consequences of defying the court order by going to Baltimore. I chose to go. The next day, when I returned to Boston, I went to teach my morning class at Boston University. Two detectives were waiting outside the classroom and hauled me off to court, where I was sentenced to a few days in jail. Here is the text of my speech that night at Johns Hopkins."
Et tu, butts? If the game you’re playing is trying to out-disgrace Miley Cyrus, you’ve already lost. Maybe this was the game Justin Bieber was playing when he had his bodyguards carry him up the Great Wall of China on his way to shoot a music video. These two (presumably American) women traveled to Rome, home to over 2000 public fountains from the Rennaissance onwards (the ancient Roman acqueducts survived, but the plumbing didn’t last, unfortunately), and their first thought was “I must twerk in that.” I’m gonna go ahead and assume that they’ve only been aware of twerking since Miley did it, which makes them also disrespectful even to the very brief ancient history of twerking. Americans are routinely listed as the worst tourists in the world (but maybe the Chinese are replacing us there, too!), so we’re a bit self-conscious about being perceived as dumb, loud, obnoxious rubes with no sense of culture. So, thanks ladies. On the other hand, I’m sure the fountain wasn’t scandalized, as I’m pretty sure any 500-year-old fountain in Rome has bathed more than a few less-than-classy ladies in its time. (by Johnny McNulty)
Don’t give theTomb Of The Unknown Soldier the finger. It’s bad for your career. (via) Whether or not it’s fair that many bosses these days force you to friend them on Facebook, we can all agree that once you know they can see all your stuff, getting fired for posting stupid stuff while at work is totally your fault. We’re not saying you should get fired for posting swimsuit pictures (although unless you have really been working out, you should be) or using swear words while live-tweeting celebrity news — just that if you’re swearing while live-tweeting the Royal Baby’s arrival at work, you’ve probably got it coming. What else was she supposed to do, sit in silence and meditate on her illness? (Via) Today’s Boss’s Day. Share a card explaining why you haven’t had an office romance yet. You don’t post that on Facebook. Put it on 4chan where it’ll be appreciated. (via) Don’t these customers know the last half-hour is staff chill out time? “Don’t bother coming in” seems to be a strong theme here. Yet, the person in charge of the vague potato mountains at KFC continues to work there. Who would’ve thought an 18-year-old professional cheerleader would act immaturely? I don’t WANT to say that someone has the perfect face for a failed Taco Bell employee, but… Facebook, police forces, & medium-sized cities: three things that make you easier to find. Thank you for getting dafuq fired so we could waste company time laughing at you. The actual reason they were fired was for revealing the secret ingredient: fun. Today’s Boss’s Day. Share a card. He was later kicked out of the Liberal Party for listing it as the Liberal Partay. Short, sweet, and to the point. Textbook example of getting sacked. The guy at the bottom is pretty clearly Thomas’s unemployed stoner friend. That’s almost as embarrassing as bragging about being the boss’ son. Either Anna left her profile open at work or she is self-hating and self-employed. It’s amazing how much better Mala spells when she’s unemployed. She deserves this, but it begs the question: is there really no such thing as a pervy gay wanker? Nice thing about being the boss: you get to be on the phone and Facebook at the same time. Until now, :/ was a stupid emoticon, but as the “no comment” face, it’s pretty awesome.
You were clearly on the fence about the train ride anyway. He just wanted to help you decide. My typical method of glaring at a door-blocker’s back and occasionally exchanging an eye-roll with passangers across from me has not been working so well for the past twenty years. Maybe it’s time I switched to foot-shoves. The YouTube description claims the woman was waiting for a friend. No excuse! If you’re the one who’s constantly holding doors for your lollygagging friends, you need to cut them out of your life and get new friends who can keep up with your fast-moving, girl-on-the-go lifestyle. Also, she’s really not displaying proper “holding doors for a friend” etiquette. You’re supposed to lean out the door, shouting “Come on! Come on!” at the top of the stairs, making clear that the friend is on her way and trying her best, while also providing your fellow commuters with something to root for. When the friend finally squeezes through the closing doors, the rest of the train forgives you because they got to witness a nice little Indiana Jones moment. This woman doesn’t do a thing to build the suspense. Even if the friend made it, it would barely even amount to a Remo Williams moment. Therefore, foot-shove! (by Bob Powers)
In an astounding confrontation that took place yesterday at the World War II Memorial in DC, a Tea Party congressman from Texas appeared to blame the Park Service for denying veterans access to the facility — and then made a Park Ranger apologize for the shutdown. “How do you look at them and … deny them access?” Rep. Randy Neugebauer asked the unidentified Ranger in an incredible exchange that was caught on camera by NBC Washington.