Sunday, October 29, 2006

Status Quo

NPR leads with this news item: “President Bush says people should vote for Republicans.”

What incisive reporting! How do they come up with scoops like that? Pledge today, and we can look forward to hard-hitting, in-depth stories like:

Folksy commentator remembers mom’s advice.
Author disagrees with critics.
Objects fall from height.
Another indie band.
Cat takes a nap.
Once again, Cubs come up short.
People die.
The sun also rises.
Worldwide entropy increase predicted.
Situation worsens, Bush unveils new slogan.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Man of the People

Don Gonyea slipped this subversive item into his Morning Edition report on the great Republican victory march:

Dick Cheney goes into a Wisconsin diner to campaign, but won't eat the food. He has his own food brought in "for his personal safety."

This is recounted by a woman who has been a server at the diner for seventeen years. In a "mostly rural, solid Republican" district. And Dick Cheney won't take a cup of coffee from her hand. Won't risk the eggs. Can you imagine that level of paranoia? I almost feel sorry for the miserable SOB.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

What IS the matter with Kansas, anyway?

Today's NYT has a story about a Topeka, Kansas six-year-old who is obsessed with Dick Cheney.

So are a lot of us, I guess, but this poor kid admires him.

That's just wrong.

Won't someone please think of the children??

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Sports Fan

The latest junk-mail strategy-- putting sports vocabulary in the subject line. Who wouldn't want to read about (actual subject lines in my inbox):

Human powered aircraft
Lawn bowls
Elephant polo (wait, that might refer to last night's A's)
Fell running...

If I see "Curling", I'm going to open it.