I’ve gotten to the point that before I read a newspaper article (yes I still read the newspaper every day) I read the headline then where the news story originated. For many news sources like the Washington Post, the LA Times, and the New York Times that is where I stop because their slanted reporting is more than I can take. If the story looks interesting I’ll look for a more reliable online source. One news source that seems both prolific and particularly biased is the Adulterated Press (or “AP”).
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Money is a little tight, but my car needed new tires. Even though I made it through the winter in decent shape I was always concerned that I’d lose one of my tires at an inopportune moment. I am not sure what an opportune moment would be to lose a tire…perhaps if one blows just as you pull into the bay at a tire dealership. There are a lot of options and you can pay as little as $75 per tire to well in the hundreds of dollars. I really wanted to fall between the two and closer to the lower end. The problem then is that I’d be doing this again in two years. Tires just don’t last like they used to.
For some reason I happened to open the “fanfare” section of my local paper. This is where our self-described beautiful people primp and pose at various high society events. I do occasionally peruse looking for any name that I may recognize, but unless they are sports celebrities (or their spouses) the names are unknown to me. I guess that I run in lower circles. Within this section was “This Just In” that contains media short pieces. It’s kind of like an unsexy People section about stuff most folks don’t care about. A tidbit caught my eye as Sarah Palin’s name was highlighted in the body of the story.
One of the topics likely to take center stage this summer is going to be the crowd that will seek to get the Republican Party nomination to take on Barrack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. I have no doubt that there will be a crowd as many sense Obama’s weakness and a country tired of the poor economy, big government spending, and Washington in general.
Sean Hannity dubbed it Palin Derangement Syndrome (“PDS”) as he described the vehement hatred that many liberals feel for McCain’s former running mate in the last presidential election. The vitriol that lefties spew anytime Sarah Palin’s name comes up is mind-numbing and is actually getting laughable. I have some old acquaintances that have found me on facebook and while I don’t do politics on that social medium, others do and some of the stuff they write is h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s! The sad part is that many don’t know enough to even know what they are talking about. They don’t seem to be able to discern between Tina Fey’s character and the real Sarah Palin.
A number of years ago illusionist, David Copperfield, made the Statue of Liberty vanish. Makine a 300+ feet tall statue that weighs 225 tons made his earlier feats pale in comparison. Unfortunately for Copperfield and his fellow illusionists one of their kind had a popular television show exposing their secrets. Obviously Copperfield was not able to make Lady Liberty disappear, however, the main stream media has taken illusion to a whole new level.
Even before I reached my advanced age I was a list maker. Whether it be a shopping list, task list or the every present Honey-Do list there is usually one in my pocket. My obsession (or organization skill) is to the point where I will actually add a task to a work list after I have completed it. The task did not have to be on my original list. I just like to cross items off of my lists.
Unfortunately for Minnesota, they are recently most known for having a former boa-wearing wrestler as a governor and a tax-evading, “comedy” writer as their newest senator. There is a bright spot withing the land of 10,000 lakes beside Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty and she is Representative Michele Bachmann.
Rep. Bachmann first appeared on my radar when she spoke out strongly about the 2010 census. The federal government has a constitutional authority to conduct a count of the number of citizens:
I clipped an Associated Press news article from my local paper a few weeks ago. Tina Fey was voted AP Entertainer of the Year. This was great news for her, but I am not one who generally reads this stuff. What made me cut out the article, however, was a statement about Fey that sounded like it put her over rivals Robert Downy Jr. (third place) and Heath Ledger (second place):
“But it was Fey who most impressed voters largely with her indelible impression of Gov. Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live.” Her cameos on her old show (where she had been a head writer until 2006) helped drive the show to record ratings and eventually drew an appearance from Palin herself.”
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