It’s been a while since I written one of these. There’s so much I’d like to blog about today but haven’t the time so I thought I’d just put together this post wrapping up some of the latest interesting political stories.
Lets start with a news story, that was completely predictable. Also, very much stereotypical of what a crazy religious zealot would do, not normal decent people, but the ones that like to go overboard. Apparently a gay teen novel is threatening the very fabric of society in Wisconsin. A Christian group wants to have the right to burn said gay teen novel, “Baby Be-Bop”. Can someone tell me what this would achieve, especially in the age of the Internet with ebooks.
As some of you may know, North Korea has been making bold moves lately. With the imprisonment of the two U.S. Journalist and the testing of missiles they are back to testing the international community. So, in typical U.N. fashion sanctions have been applied to North Korea. Is it just me or does the U.N. need to think of long term solutions to fix the North Korea problem cause sanctions don’t seem to ever solve the problem. Nonetheless, it’s better than nothing.
The good news coming from Iran is that whether Ahmadinejad or Mousavi wins, the political landscape is changing. Lets all hope for everyone’s sake that Mousavi wins. The AP changes this stories headline from, “Iran vote extended with turnout massive” to “Iran presidential challenger’s office attacked”, I’m sure the headline will keep changing as more updates come. Campaign offices being attacked isn’t anything out of the ordinary even here in America. I really hope the results are counted in a fair way. Mousavi seems to have the younger generation on his side and even if he loses he’s made some impact. President Obama gave his first statement on the Iran election by stating, “We think there’s the possibility of change”. Mou
If you’re looking for a news story that sounds like something sort of out of a movie then this is it. Yesterday it was reported that two Japanese men arrested in Italy were carrying $134.5 billion of U.S. government bonds. Apparently the bills were counterfeit, the story is interesting, read more at AsianNews.
Okay, enough international stuff for now and lets go to manufactured over reaction from the GOP. So, it’s completely reasonable, no matter which Palin daughter David Letterman was referring to, it was degrading. But, it was a joke and he apologized, and in the statement the Palins made, it’s also rather distasteful for them to suggest the Letterman shouldn’t be around little girls. Basically suggesting he’s a perv. This “uprising” against Letterman is manufactured. The strategy here is to boost her profile, rally conservatives, be against the “typical New York elite liberal”. It’s also very hypocritical. She gets made at Letterman explioting her daughter and says theres a double standard between her daughters being off limit and Obama’s daughters being off limits. The problem is that she has been exploiting her kids and throwing them in the spotlight since she stepped on the national stage. Her 18 year old daughter is practically advocating political positions now and she’s also a celebrity because of her Jerry Springer drama. I think this is a lose-lose from Palin and Letterman. I doubt this story will die before Monday as now republicans want to protest Letterman. This is the only time I’ll mention this story on this blog, cause it’s getting tiring and stupid.
Apparently, Fox News viewers don’t like Fair and Balance. Which is kind of funny since whenever anyone criticizes Fox News, the main rebuttal from conservatives is that “Fox News IS down the middle, unbias, “Fair and Balance”. Now that Shepard voices an opinion that conservatives disagree with, now they get all mad. For what it’s worth, one of the lessons taught in marketing is that if you keep saying the same this over and over again then the people will believe it. “Fair and Balance”, “Fair and Balance”, “Fair and Balance”, “Fair and Balance”, “Fair and Balance” Conservatives are attacking Shepard for stating that the DHS report needs to be taken more seriously.
So, that’s all the stories I found interesting so far, have fun reading!