1. NYC Cheers As One World Trade Center's Multi-Colored Beacon Begins Trashying Up The Skyline
The Empire City's elegant and visually-poetic skyline got a bit of a facelift last night as One World Trade Center One — which at an ostensible 1,776 feet is currently vying for position alongside Chicago's Willis Tower as the Western Hemisphere's tallest building — turned on its beacon light for the first time and began dazzling the city with its hundreds of oscillating red, white and blue LEDs, almost as if to say, "Hey, look! I'm here now to start classin' up this fucking joint."
One World Trade Center is 1,776 feet tall, which seems triumphant until you realize the rest of the world sees that as 541.3 meters tall.— Keating Thomas (@keatingthomas) August 27, 2013
2. Apparently Millionaires Can't Even Beat Homeless People With Tire Irons Anymore — Pinkberry Co-Founder Found Guilty
Should you need an example of how modern liberalism is corroding the very foundations of our society, you need look no further than the case of Pinkberry co-founder Young Lee. In June 2011 (just prior to the onset of the Occupy Wall Street movement, mind you) the yogurt entrepreneur simply used a moderate-sized tire iron to bludgeon senseless a homeless man, who had allegedly exposed Lee's fiancé to a ribald tattoo, and everybody went all PC crazy. Now, he's been found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, despite the fact he is clearly very rich and the homeless man is clearly very poor. And now he's going to go to jail?! We ask you, wise readers, is this justice?