Not In Front of the Servants

By: Thursday March 14, 2013 8:00 pm

Many years ago, my friend Marcus delightedly brought over his latest purchase, along with the usual two six-packs: an early twentieth century etiquette book.  As we got drunker, he kept finding ever more hilarious admonitions in its yellowed pages, reading them out loud in his thick German accent.  “Don’t ever discuss personal topics in front of children or servants,” he recited, giggling and gesturing with his finger on his lips toward my friend Judy’s boyfriend, who was going through a rough spot in his career and was then cleaning Marcus’ and my apartments each week.

Poor Mitt Romney evidently spent too much time with the Book of Mormon and not enough with Amy Vanderbilt, and somehow missed this important lesson.


Jane Talks About FDL National Day of Action on Ed Schultz Show

By: Wednesday July 20, 2011 6:19 am

Jane talked to Congressman Barney Frank, a crusader for cost-of-living increase, who said he will NOT vote for The Gang of Six deal (which includes a calculation that would decrease cost-of-living adjustments). She reported on the 2000 people saying no to cuts to Social Security or Medicare benefits… who visited over 40 Congressional offices to let them know if they vote for cuts they won’t get support in the next election. Now, she’ll talk to us about what comes next.

Jane Makes Lanny Davis Call for a Waaammmbulance!

By: Thursday December 17, 2009 5:30 pm

Lanny Davis, who’s done as much as any corporate Democrat to attack liberal positions on behalf of corporate interests, has been doing the circuit to defend the travesty Senate health bill. But he made the mistake of personally attacking Jane Hamsher. Call the waammbulance!

Fox News, Washington Post Pushing Cuts in Minimum Wage to “Help” Workers

By: Wednesday December 16, 2009 7:15 pm

In the midst of the Great Recession, what’s the best way to help struggling workers? According to Fox News and the Washington Post, it’s time to cut the minimum wage.

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