Archive for December, 2009

Has Fox “News” Dropped the Tagline, “Fair and Balanced”?

As of today I guess (I saw it for the first time this morning), Fox “News” is airing a new promo claiming that it delivers, “Hard News.  Real Reporting.”

The Joshua Blog has a post up claiming that the “fair and balanced” slogan is out.  If so, that would be a very good thing.  Fox as “fair and balanced” is/was one of the biggest lies the world has ever known.   But “Hard News.  Real Reporting”?  God.  That’s just as bad.

December 30, 2009 at 12:53 PM Leave a comment

And We Wonder Why They Hate Us?

I’ll say it again.  We wonder why they hate us?  Afghans Burn Obama Effigy Over Civilian Deaths:

JALALABAD, Afghanistan —  Protestors took to the streets in Afghanistan on Wednesday, burning an effigy of the US president and shouting “death to Obama” to slam civilian deaths during Western military operations.

Hundreds of university students blocked main roads in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangahar province, to protest the alleged deaths of 10 civilians, mostly school children, in a Western military operation on Saturday.

December 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM Leave a comment

I Just Took Some of Those Dangerous Drugs Made in Canada

For the past week I’ve been fighting a terrible cold.  You know, the works:  sore throat, phlegm-filled lungs, a hideous cough, watery eyes, a nose like a faucet, sinus pressure and, at times, a fever.  In sum, I’m miserable.

I don’t like to take medication but, desperate to feel even just a little bit better, I picked up some “Coricidin HBP – Chest Congestion & Cough” yesterday, along with two boxes of lotion Kleenex (what a great invention).

First thing this morning I took two of the Coricidin.  While standing at the kitchen sink drinking a glass of water trying to get them down, I killed time looking at the box the pills came in.  To my horror — the pills were at that moment dissolving in my stomach — I saw that they were “Made in Canada.”  Aaaaaahhhh!

Yes, they’re “distributed” by “Schering-Plough HealthCare Products, Inc.” which is based in Memphis, but they’re made in Canada!

OMG.  The next few hours will tell whether I live or die.  After all, drugs made in Canada aren’t safe. They can’t be trusted.  Who knows what the hell’s in them. I mean, other countries don’t care about their people like the U.S. does.  They put all kinds of crap in their pills without a care in the world.  Their stuff isn’t good enough for us.

Now I’m sweating.

Pray for me.

(Moral of the story:  The argument against the reimportation of drugs from Canada is bullshit.  It’s already being done.)

December 30, 2009 at 10:38 AM Leave a comment

Harry Reid Belatedly Grows Some Balls (For Now)

After four months and a brush with a catastrophic terror attack, Harry Reid Will Force Confirmation of TSA Administrator Errol Southers Back Into Motion.

Will Reid still have big balls when the Senate returns from its holiday break?  Just askin’.  They tend to expand and contract at the slightest in temperature.

December 29, 2009 at 7:16 PM Leave a comment

Tweet of the Day

Speaking of tea partiers, this from shoq:

December 29, 2009 at 4:46 PM Leave a comment

Break Time

Check out this awesome video of a flash mob celebrating Christmas at the Lisbon airport on December 23.  It’ll make you want to get up out of your seat and dance!

December 29, 2009 at 4:42 PM Leave a comment

Perspective on “Terror in the Skies”

Given that Fox, CNN and MSNBC have been all-terror-all-the-time since Christmas Day, you’d never know that the risk of dying due to a lack of health insurance is about 45,000 times higher than dying from a terror attack.

December 29, 2009 at 2:29 PM 3 comments

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