Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sellebrity Saturday: Beautiful People Are Never Wrong


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Canadian Doctor Shortage

Canada has an ongoing doctor shortage. For a variety of reasons Canadian physicians frequently flee The Great White North. They usually settle in America.

Here is the tip of the iceberg of an interesting subject.


Kennedy and The KGB

OK, we said good things about the recently departed and those of us who did not say good things mostly kept their comments to themselves. But life goes on and the flags will fly high and we cannot ignore an ugly facet of history.

What is that ugly facet? It is the well-documented fact that Senator Ted Kennedy secretly consulted with the KGB during the height of the Cold War. As despicable as this crime happens to be, the larger scandal is that the news media soft-pedaled, whitewashed, killed, spiked, covered-up and ignored one of the biggest stories of the 20th Century.

The story of the cover-up has massive ripples. Sometimes one news story provides us the perfect scale model. America writ small. The media writ small. Politics writ small. Things have not changed that much since 1983 in the mainstream media. Then, the media considered Reagan a greater enemy than the Soviet Union. Two decades later, they would portray Bush as a greater enemy than Islamic terrorism. They still villify Dick Cheney in a way they would never villify America's enemies. And whoever the GOP props up in the near future will be treated accordingly.

The KGB collaboration might prove to be the most enduring and the most historically significant scandal involving the Lion of The Senate. For the press, it might be the greatest story barely told. For the rest of us, the scandal is a sobering reminder of how things really work.

While I hope Ted rests in peace, I hope this story will be dug out of its crypt and will be viewed in the light of the sun.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Now That We Don't Have Van Jones To Kick Around Any More...

Who will our next hacky sack be? How about Cass Sunstein? This guy will frighten any red-blooded American. Hell, this guy would frighten red-blooded Cubans.

"And Everyone's Getting Fat 'Cept Mama Cass..."

Monday, September 7, 2009

Media Monday: Levi Johnston, Superstar

Levi Johnston impregnated Sarah Palin's daughter and then refused to marry her. Not too much unusual so far. But then, Levi Johnston became the darling of the news media. Whereas every other political fugure in US history has been granted a ceasefire after they lose, the rules of engagement are different for Sarah Palin.

Obama's lapdogs have attacked Palin personally and her family is considered fair game. A coordinated attack involving bogus ethical violations cost her a half million dollars and forced her to step down from the office of governor. Since her resignation, the attacks have not slowed down a bit.

Levi Johnston has become a media fixture by bashing the entire Palin family. Will his career peak with his nude pose at a gay men's website? I doubt it very much. Kato Kaelin and Roger Clinton and Linda Tripp have faded away. But as long as Levi Johnston can remember one more detail of his time with the abominable snow people, he will remain a darling of the news media. Levi Johnston: Superstar

Levi Johnston poses for "Playgirl." True but you can find your own damn link for that story.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Newsflash: Van Jones's Next Gig

Shortly after posting our poll on Van Jones's next gig, we received a tweet announcing Mr. Jones's plans. Mr. Jones intends to spend the rest of his life searching for the real 9/11 killers. The poll will remain in place, however, because real killer searching doesn't provide a steady income and we can think of at least one other acolyte who had to resort to other streams of revenue to provide for his loved ones.

Twitter update. Van Jones has secured an agent, presumably to assist him in hunting for the real 9/11 killers.

We Won't Have Van Jones to Kick Around Any More

Looks like a fifteen minute timer went off. Guess we have seen the last of Van Jones. Not so fast. Warhol did not foresee reality TV, infomercials, and the Internet. If Flava Flav, or Flavor Flav, or Flava Flave can reinvent a career that never was, Van Jones cannot be far behind.

I would like to say that we'll miss Van Jones but I have a suspicion he will be in our livingrooms and desktops in the very near future.

Sunday Worship: Obama on My Mind