“But the line of the week came from Martha Stewart who told me over lunch: “While Bernie Madoff was on his rampage, the SEC was busy pursuing me.” —Arianna Huffington: Sunday Roundup writing May 31, 2009 about the D: All Things Digital Conference.
“To be blunt: recent events suggest that the Republican Party has been driven mad by lack of power. The few remaining moderates have been defeated, have fled, or are being driven out. What’s left is a party whose national committee has just passed a resolution solemnly declaring that Democrats are “dedicated to restructuring American society along socialist ideals,” and released a video comparing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Pussy Galore.” —Paul Krugman - NYTimes.com - May 25, 2009
“[Brooke] Shields, who portrayed a child prostitute in “Pretty Baby” at age 12, tells Health magazine that she didn’t lose her virginity until age 22. “I had the public and all this pressure,” says Shields, who added that she regretted waiting so long. “I wish I had just gotten it over with in the beginning when it was sort of OK.” —Actress and former model Brooke Shields reveals that she didn’t lose her virginity until she was 22 New York Daily News, May 25, 2009
“Further, there is wide use of drugs to medicate boys, especially, against their natural tendency toward action, the better to “keep things on track.” I taught briefly in a public high school and would have loved to have set up a Ritalin fogger in my classroom. It is a rare person, male or female, who is naturally inclined to sit still for 17 years in school, and then indefinitely at work.” —The Case for Working With Your Hands - NYTimes.com May 24, 2009