ProFlowers, advertising sponsor of the Rush Limbaugh show, was sending out streams of form tweets earlier today as faux responses to persons outraged that a flower company would sponsor such as misogynistic an individual as Rush Limbaugh. They've apparently been overwhelmed and have given up on the cut-and-paste PR attack but be sure to show them some love @proflowers with a few tweets of your own.
The Associated Press has this late report from our freedom partners/oil suppliers over in Saudi Arabia:
Authorities detained a Saudi woman on Saturday after she launched a campaign against the driving ban for women in the ultraconservative kingdom and posted a video of herself behind the wheel on Facebook and YouTube to encourage others to copy her.
Manal al-Sherif and a group of other women started a Facebook page called "Teach me how to drive so I can protect myself," which urges authorities to lift the driving ban. She went on a test drive in the eastern city of Khobar and later posted a video of the experience.
Saudi Arabia has the distinguishing feature of being the only country in the world to ban women from driving, according to the AP. Women there also are not allowed to travel without permission from a male guardian.
Pictures from the Shanghai men's final can be seen here. This photo gallery is part of our regular Beach Volleyball Monday series. Other beach volleyball-related photos can be seen here.
Thirty more images from the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour Shanghai Open women's final match between Sanne Keizer and Marleen van Iersel (Netherlands) and Jen Kessy and April Ross (USA) can be seen below.
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Here is a takedown if I've ever seen one. Meghan McCain, writing for the Daily Beast, has a few things to say about Glenn Beck.
The headless-talking-head said on his radio show that McCain's appearance in a skin cancer PSA made him want to vomit for ten minutes, or something to that effect.
McCain has a response, one too well-targeted to paraphrase here so I suggest taking a look at the full post.
Suffice it to say she's more articulate than Beck, whom TIME described in a September 2009 cover story as the "hottest thing in the political-rant racket."
While we’re on the subject of you vomiting on air, maybe we should have a little talk. Clearly you have a problem with me, and possibly women in general, but the truth is, it’s 2011 and I heard your show on Fox was canceled. Isn’t that an indication that the era of the shock jock pundit is over? Don’t you think that’s a sign you should be pulling it back a little? I mean, if you’re too conservative and outrageous for Fox, that should tell you something. There really is no need to make something like my participation in a skin cancer PSA into a sexist rant about my weight and physical appearance, because I’m going to let you in on a little secret, Glenn: you are the only one who looks bad in this scenario, and at the end of the day you have helped me generate publicity for my skin cancer PSA, a cause that I feel quite passionate about.
As a person known for his hot body, you must find it easy to judge the weight fluctuations of others, especially young women.
Beck must be happy just to be back in the headlines again. Notoriety is short-lived, Glenn boy. Now go and crawl back in your rathole.
We were traveling in Matang, a village in Guizhou, and came upon this woman. She invited us in and cooked us some sticky rice with sugar on a wood fire. She said she was in her 90's. It was too dark in the room to focus with the kit lens I had with me at the time but I attached an old manual focus Nikon 28mm f/2.8 to my Canon 40D via adapter. This photo was featured in the book China Files.