Monday, June 01, 2009

I Love DateGate!

Obama took his wife to a Broadway show and dinner.

This, according to the RNC, is a scandal.

I love it! Now, I have some serious criticisms of Obama, mostly concerning the slow pace of leaving Iraq, the unwisdom of getting further into Afghanistan, and his conceding too much to the Republicans.

But will any sane person criticize a happily married man for taking his wife on a date?

(And can anyone listen to the RNC attack with a straight face, after W's many trips to Crawford and Cheney's hunting jaunts?)

If ever there was any doubt, DateGate proves that the Republican Party has got nothing. It is a parody, and a bad parody at that.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fake the Nation

Workers, consumers and taxpayers may be forgiven for not really caring about the corporate media's so-called "news", if today's listings of who's been invited to the Sunday morning prestige programs is typical.

Meet the Press
  • D Senator: 1
  • R Senators: 2
  • CEOs: 3
  • Workers, consumers or taxpayers: 0
CNN State of the Union
  • D Senator: 1
  • R Senators: 2
  • Bush Administration flunkey: 1
  • Obama/Clinton/Carter Administration flunkey: 0
Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace
  • D Senator: 1
  • R Senator: 1
  • R Presidential Candidate: 1
Face the Nation
  • D Senator: 1
  • R Senator: 1
This Week with George Stephanopoulos
  • D Senator: 1
  • R Senator: 1
Totals:
  • D Senators: 5
  • R Senators: 7
  • Bush Administration flunkey: 1
  • Obama/Clinton/Carter Administration flunkey: 0
  • R Presidential Candidate: 1
  • D Presidential Candidate: 0
  • CEOs: 3
  • Workers, consumers or taxpayers: 0
A few points:

1. R Senators are so far in the minority that their only sources of power are
  • The filibuster
  • Harry Reid's weakness
  • The corporate media giving them more air time than the Senators with actual power.
2. CEOs don't even represent human beings; they represent artificial creations that exist only by power of law, utterly lack any conscience, and exist solely to grow at the expense of actual human beings, citizens, taxpayers, workers, etc. . So why do we care about their opinions?

3. Given the above, is there any wonder that corporate media is dying, but not fast enough?

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