Archive for February 9, 2010
Snow Storms & Roads — Steve Clemons:
In snow-challenged Washington, DC, Nebraska Avenue and the roads around Vice President’s Naval Observatory home are immaculate, completely cleared of snow and ice — but the major artery of Massachusetts Avenue is a horizontal snow slush, barely plowed. DC Mayor Adrian Fenty would probably be in bigger trouble with citizens if there were not another ten or so inches of white stuff on the way giving him ‘another chance’ to get the city’s infrastructure back in operation after a storm.
I subscribed to one Tea Party Patriot on Twitter about five months ago — and there are hundreds if not thousands of them out there — and I get this kind of thing all day long:
Hello. Is anyone out there keeping an eye on this? John Boehner? Eric Cantor? Glenn Beck? Michele Bachmann? Sarah Palin? The FBI? Anyone?
I feel like I’m watching a murder plot taking shape in plain sight.
I have two must-read articles open on my desktop — Air America Radio, RIP. It Didn’t Have to Be This Way, and Palin, Psy-Ops and Condescending Libs — that I must take the time to read (they aren’t your usual 10, 20-sentence posts).
I’m putting them up here as a way to remind me to do that because, the influence — or, more accurately, the stranglehold — the right-wing has on the media in this country is, in my opinion, the most critical issue facing this country
So, check them out if you’re interested.
I love this news: Facebook Sharing Quintuples in 6 Months. I love it because Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News, bought MySpace three or four years ago, and he was hoping he’d be the one getting headlines like this. But no, everyone’s turning to Facebook.
Hah hah hah.
Man, imagine being a presidential candidate and having your own 24/7 “news” channel to broadcast your stuff and to defend you against every little thing:
Quite an advantage there, to say the least.
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll is out. It shows that (1) Americans think Republicans aren’t doing enough to compromise with President Obama on important issues; that they’re “too unbending,” and (2) “nearly two-thirds of Americans say they want Congress to keep working to pass comprehensive health-care reform.”
So, the next time you hear a conservative insist that “American’s don’t want health-care reform,” as they do, endlessly, slap them with this poll.
And to the Republicans in Congress, keep doin’ what you’re doin’.