What policies follow? May has a double agenda: measures to help people at the bottom and measures to curb privilege. But she will pursue these traditionally left wing objectives with tools that the right finds more or less acceptable. With the exception of her restrictive views on immigration, which are harsh but perhaps politically inevitable, most of her program is grounded in a practical respect for markets and business.
His name was Scott Brown. But Rubell, who recognized the 22 year old Massachusetts man, who had recently won Cosmopolitan magazine’s 1982 “America’s Sexiest Man” contest and posed nude for its centerfold, promptly dubbed him “the Cosmo boy.” When Rubell spotted R. Couri Hay, The National Enquirer celebrity columnist and stringer for People magazine, he led Brown toward him, hoping his guest’s sudden renown might garner the club a mention..
Best Friends Animal Society took 22 of the most challenging dogs. The dogs who were going to need a little more help to become eligible for a home. Two of the dogs were court ordered to remain at the sanctuary for life: Lucas, who was Bad Newz Kennel’s Grand Champion and Meryl, who in her fear had snapped at her evaluator..
At the time, there was a great deal of hand wringing among GOP strategists and lawmakers about the damage that the fight was doing to the party’s image. They feared that voters would become convinced that they were incapable of governing. A Washington Post poll conducted immediately after the government reopened seemed to validate these worries: Eight in 10 Americans disapproved of the shutdown, and just one third of the country held a favorable view of the Republican Party (an all time low)..
All the while, the Internet, cell phone and consumer electronic use became way more widespread and cheaper. People went crazy for things. MySpace. Lots of cars don’t automatically equal high gasoline consumption though. Consider Portugal, which has 773 cars for every 1,000 people, yet consumed less than 45,000 barrels of gasoline a day in 2004 [source: Pentland, EIA]. True, the United States is much larger than Portugal, but that’s not the only reason its gasoline consumption far outpaces every other nation.
RUST AND BONE ($35.99 BluRay; Sony Pictures Classics) An art house favorite, Rust and Bone is essentially a woman’s picture, a weepie about a heroine who overcomes tragedy to triumph, namely an accident that leaves her paralyzed. That’s the rough outline, though you almost don’t realize it while watching the film because it’s made with such maturity and complexity by the great French director Jacques Audiard. Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts are superb as the woman facing a life changing blow and the man who has no time for self pity.