Hyphen Lynks: All Over Creation

February 22, 2009

  • Among foreign-born residents, top household incomes belong to folks from India, Australia, South Africa and the Philippines, according to this article. I'd just like to remind everyone that a lot of immigrants will tend to have more working adults in a single household than native-born Americans will, so the per-capita income of these immigrants may still be lower than you expect. That's all.
  • The San Francisco Chronicle, in the run up to today's Day of Remembrance (of Japanese internment) rituals, has its usual internment article, made interesting by the news that two camps have been declared national parks.
  • This gives new meaning to the term "opiate of the masses." Casinos are making big bucks by catering to East Asians, a population with gambling firmly in the culture ... and also with gambling addictions running rampant. We had a story on the topic in issue 9. And Angry Asian Man linked last fall to a fight in Philly between Chinatown residents and a proposed casino that wanted to set up shop on the fringes of Chinatown, to access that valuable population. Expect to hear a lot more about this in the future.
  • Bobby Jindal has rejected Louisiana's take of the stimulus package. Arrrrggghhhh! Dumbass! ... Okay, I feel better now. This article from the Telegraph India suggests that he's putting his potential 2012 presidential viability ahead of the well-being of his constituents. Louisiana is facing a $2 billion budget shortfall, which the stimulus bill's $100 mill would go a long way to help out. On the other hand, the depressed economy would lower taxes for business owners who can fund his 2012 run. Yeah, that's all I have to say except: with governors like this, who needs hurricanes?
  • New American Media has an article on Our Tamlyn, who is apparently getting old and playing MILFs these days. (I missed her turn as Hiro's mom on Heroes, but you'd better bet that's going into my Netflix queue, pronto.) I didn't know she was a quarter Pinay, did you? See her talk in the vid above.