• Tips gratefully accepted here. Thanks!:

  • Recent Comments

    Lady V on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    paper doll on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    riverdaughter on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    JMAC on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    paper doll on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    paper doll on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    paper doll on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    Lady V on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    Lady_V on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    katiebird on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    abcd on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    riverdaughter on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    abcd on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    riverdaughter on I’ve just gotta get a me…
    riverdaughter on I’ve just gotta get a me…
  • Categories


  • Tags

    abortion Add new tag Afghanistan Al Franken Anglachel Atrios bankers Barack Obama Bernie Sanders big pharma Bill Clinton Chris Christie cocktails Conflucians Say Dailykos debate Democratic Party Democrats Digby DNC Donna Brazile Economy Elizabeth Warren feminism Florida Fox News General Glenn Beck Glenn Greenwald Goldman Sachs health care Health Care Reform Hillary Clinton Howard Dean John Edwards John McCain Jon Corzine Karl Rove Matt Taibbi Media medicare Michelle Obama Michigan misogyny Mitt Romney Morning Edition Morning News Links Nancy Pelosi New Jersey news NO WE WON'T Obama Obamacare occupy wall street OccupyWallStreet Open thread Paul Krugman Politics Presidential Election 2008 PUMA racism Republicans Sarah Palin sexism Single Payer snark Social Security Supreme Court Terry Gross Texas Tim Geithner unemployment Wall Street WikiLeaks women
  • Archives

  • History

    February 2016
    S M T W T F S
    « Jan    
     123456
    78910111213
    14151617181920
    21222324252627
    2829  
  • RSS Paul Krugman: Conscience of a Liberal

  • The Confluence

    The Confluence

  • RSS Suburban Guerrilla

  • RSS Ian Welsh

    • Beware the Friendly, Popular Types
      What sort of person does evil or stands by while evil is done? Last month the media reported on a young man who refused to stand by while a classmate was having an asthma attack and was suspended as a result: Anthony Ruelas watched for what seemed like an eternity as his classmate wheezed and […]
  • Top Posts

35 years ago this week

SS Edmund Fitzgerald (nicknamed “Mighty Fitz,” “The Fitz,” or “The Big Fitz”) was an American Great Lakes freighter launched on June 8, 1958. At the time of its launching, the Fitzgerald was the largest boat on the Great Lakes. It was one of the first boats to be at or near maximum “St Lawrence Seaway Size” which was 730 feet (220 m) long and 75 feet (23 m) wide.

On November 10, 1975, while traveling on Lake Superior during a gale, the Fitzgerald sank suddenly in Canadian waters approximately 17 miles (15 nmi; 27 km) from the entrance of Whitefish Bay at a depth of 530 feet (160 m). Although it had reported having some difficulties before the accident, the Fitzgerald sank without sending any distress signals. Its crew of 29 perished in the sinking with no bodies being recovered. When the wreck was found, it was discovered that the Fitzgerald had broken in two.

Continue reading

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 557 other followers