Thursday, April 19, 2007

Gonzales A Go Go

Alberto Gonzales is set to testify today before Congress. I believe there will be more Republicans calling for his removal very shortly. My prediction is he won't survive in office past May. Thank God for C-Span.

Update: I was right. He's done. More calls for his resignation today. By all accounts, his testimony not going well.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech

I've read several news accounts. The students quoted are asking the same question I am. Namely why was the campus not locked down after the FIRST two students were shot and killed on campus? Why?

There's been a double homicide. There is a suspect, but he hasn't been apprehended yet. What am I missing? I heard the pathetic excuses offered up by the University President and the campus chief of police, who, btw looks to be in way over his head.

It may be too soon for this. I'm just ranting in the middle of the night...

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Big Media Eating Its Young (or old in the case of Imus)

I'm a Howard Stern fan so of course I hate Don Imus. But honestly, I never even heard of the guy until I heard Stern call him a geriatric media whore. Here's my take on the whole thing. There are seven large multi-national companies that control 90% of the media output in this country. Now these companies exist for one reason only - to sell advertising. Now the reason Imus was fired was not because he called the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy headed ho's", but because the major advertisers started to pull their ads from his program. Imus likes to style himself as a Maverick. But make no mistake, he was a big media whore, slopping it up with the rest of the conglomerations. The fact that he is a victim of a system that he himself helped to create is just funny.

The real losers in all this are we the consumers of news who have to pick and choose and search online and in various "outside the grid" publications to get to the truth of what is happening in our country and the world. After all it was our corporate owned media who beat the drums of war for the Bush administration in 2003. Even the so-called liberal New York Times, with Judith Miller, breathlessly warned us of WMD's and mobile weapons labs, and Uranium from Niger ect, ect.

Of course, a few of these conglomerates also have manufacturing interest in the arms industry. And war has always been very good for business.

Friday, April 13, 2007


Stolen from This Modern World.