Archive for December 9, 2009
You think President Obama’s bow to the emperor of Japan was an embarrassment? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet: U.S. Republicans [R-Fools] Vow to Rain on Copenhagen Parade:
Republican lawmakers critical of efforts to battle climate change said they would fly next week to the Copenhagen summit to undercut President Barack Obama’s promises of strong US action.
Members of Congress’ minority party vowed to highlight a scandal over leaked emails from leading climate scientists which they said backed their suspicions that the global warming threat was overblown and too costly to act on.
Get ready to bury your head in a pillow but simultaneously to search international websites for news about how it goes. It won’t be pretty.
One would think that after years of leading the charge in the so-called “war on Christmas,” Fox “News” would search its hypocritical soul a bit — just a bit, mind you — and ban the use of the word “holiday” on its websites. But no:
December 4, 2009: Lower right hand corner: “Holiday Treatment for Vets’ Graves:”
December 7, 2008: Lower right hand corner: “Economy Sends Holidays Back to Future:”
December 8, 2009: A promo for “FNCiMag.com:“
Three minutes after posting the Tweet of the Day (two posts below), about the corporate media’s willingness to amplifying GOP hissy fits, I mosey on over to Fox and lo and behold, here’s their newest one and it is absolutely fu*king ridiculous:
Click on the graphic and you go to this: White House’s Acorn Cookies Surprises [Sic] Republican Lawmaker.
How long before this is the top story on CNN and MSNBC?
At PolitiFact (they’ve got some doozies).
Even though it’s a couple days old, this from Atrios:
Pantone, the company that specializes in “knowing” which colors will or will not be popular at any given time, announced yesterday that the 2010 color of the year will be “PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise:”
Yuck. It’s ugly.
Barack Obama campaigned on an explicit promise to support legislation allowing Americans to purchase lower-priced, FDA-approved prescription drugs from other countries. On the campaign, he rightly rejected the drug industry’s red herring argument that prescription drugs in places like Canada and Europe are unsafe.
A proposal to enable the importation of cheaper prescription drugs could endanger the U.S. medicine supply and would be difficult to implement, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday… The Obama administration’s declaration on the eve of the vote could derail the amendment…
I’m vacillating between being furious and being really depressed.
The “liberal” Washington Post published an op-ed by Sarah Palin today. In it, Palin urges President Obama to ignore the science supporting global warming (because, after all, it’s bogus) and to cancel his trip to Copenhagen.
As is usually the case with Palin, “this one-woman factory of stupid” has no idea what she’s talking about, which the conservative site Little Green Footballs so clearly point out.
And, according to Public Policy Polling, 20% of all voters want to impeach him:
Finally 20% of voters, including 35% of Republicans, support impeaching Obama for his actions so far. I’m not clear exactly what ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ they are using to justify that position but there may be a certain segment of voters on both the right and the left these days that simply think the President doing things they don’t agree with is grounds for removal from office.
Check out the data. There’s some interesting stuff in there.
People talk about how the media is dumbing down our society, as if it’s a work in progress. Looks to me like the mission has been accomplished. This is the most-read story on FoxNews.com right now: