11.29.2010

Nightmare before Christmas

This post has nothing to do with a flooded apartment or a roaring toothache (circa Christmas 2009), just four brief news items to set your spine a'tingling.

Nightmare before Christmas

The headline caught my eye this morning: “Another GOPer wants to defeat Obama.” I clicked on the link and felt a chill. Remember neoconservative war hawk John Bolton, who, when undersecretary of state, was appointed U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by Dubya? Bolton, who very undiplomatically announced he was going to the UN to kick ass and straighten that whole bunch out, now thinks he’s what this country needs. The American Enterprise Institute fellow and Fox News contributor basically says Obama is a wimp on foreign policy and national security, so he is considering a run for the White House in 2012. God forbid! Read Bolton’s remarks about the president HERE. (BTW, DemWit readers know I cannot see photos, and I hope I have the right one with this item. If it’s really, really scary, that’s the one.)

The winter of our discontent?

From USAToday/Gallup, 24 November 2010 (LINK): “Americans are as likely to want Tea Party-backed Republican members of Congress to have the most influence over federal policies as they are to prefer President Barack Obama, although no more than 28% choose either. They name Republican leaders in Congress next, at 23%, and Democratic leaders last, at 16%.”

Murdoch’s iNsatiable hunger

I confess I didn’t know what an iPad is until my friend Jenny said her granddaughter is giving her one for Christmas. Now comes word (HERE) that Rupert Murdoch is going to furnish the world another outlet for his propaganda: a daily digital newspaper, cleverly named “The Daily,” which iPad owners can read for a subscription price of 99 cents a week. Jenny’s not buying: she’s too iNtelligent.

Sarah’s syntax

After all that “gloom and doom” how about a good laugh? Go HERE to read advice from Sarah Palin and Fox News’ Sean Hannity on what constitutes good, ethical  journalism. Sarah, really ticked off at Katie Couric for asking her relevant questions during her veep campaign, tells Hannity: “I have a communications degree. I studied journalism, who, what, where, when, and why of reporting," Which, of course, equips her to construct such sentences as: "I want to help clean up the state that is so sorry today of journalism.”

10 comments:

Bill "Mr. Moose" Sumrall said...

Mr. Bolton doesn't look so much like a war hawk as an angry Captain Kangaroo. Ping pong balls to him.
As to the other items in this post, ping pong ball all around.

tnlib said...

I'd be willing to bet Bolton beats his wife - or mistress, or boyfriend, or whatever.

I wish the big koala bear would give Murdoch one of those big suffocating hugs.

I'm going to put the Palin quote on FB and at the top of my blog. The trouble is, her followers see nothing wrong with "I want to help clean up the state that is so sorry today of journalism.” How can we reach these poor lost - and oh so ignorant - souls?

Jerry Critter said...

Sarah may have a degree in journalism, but she is no journalist! And it took her 3 or 4 colleges to get it.

Tiny said...

This is like asking: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?

One. But the light bulb has to really want to change!

As Tiny told her children when they were growing up, "I can't make you learn anything. But I can give you an opportunity to learn. So you're going to sit there with those books for two hours and no TV."

Tiny's Christmas wish, To see Bolton boltin' out of this country and takin' a bunch of foxes and elephants with him. They could hibernate with suffocatin' bears in Alaska!

Do it conservatives! Make America proud once again. By the way, you might take some readin' material with you.

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Murr Brewster said...

I can't help it. Bad syntax on me puts such a tickling always.

paula said...

Sarah Palin is her own worst enemy.

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