Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Get Your Dunkin Wednesday

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I am kind of in a slump. I apologize for my lack of in depth posting. Recently the rinse, wash and repeat cycle of politics has made me somewhat numb to a lot of b.s. I see it, initially wanting to rage, but then hold back. Last night was no different. The president addressed the nation and I already knew that no matter what he would say, somebody somewhere would say it wasn't enough or didn't make the right points. It is pathetic and predictable, so I do what I always do which is mock the dimwits and morons. The issue with BP is a product of a much harsher reality in our democracy right now. Obama did hit on that last night saying, “Over the last decade, this agency has become emblematic of a failed philosophy that views all regulation with hostility -- a philosophy that says corporations should be allowed to play by their own rules and police themselves. At this agency, industry insiders were put in charge of industry oversight. Oil companies showered regulators with gifts and favors, and were essentially allowed to conduct their own safety inspections and write their own regulations,” and to be honest that was all I was expecting. Of course he used the word "God", but the neo-cons can only hope he meant it. While the Huffington Post wanted him to scream "CLIMATE CHANGE!" (it is like the "he doesn't use the word terrorist" argument) as if that would change anything in the House or Senate. What I witnessed was a president, our president asking for us to press forward with a more green agenda, a more responsible society and without any flourishes of fake rage, pop and circumstance. Hopefully America was listening regardless of what will be on the news today or tomorrow or the day after that.

Here are your highlights:

The homemade ninja who was hunting Osama Bin Laden, was he on to something?

Chicago a lesson on how to ruin your school system. Board ok's 35 student classrooms, expecting 2700 teacher layoffs. Will they call it recessionucation?

The press's First Boyfriend

New Zelda! The only real reason to own a Wii

A cartoon that says it all

There's No Appeasing Them. Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog with the best analysis of the night.


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