I’ve got a new Think Again column called "Conservatives Turn to CNBC and the WSJ for Stimulating Propaganda" and you can find it here.
"Therefore, Christian men, be sure/Wealth or rank possessing/Ye who now will bless the poor/Shall yourselves find blessing."
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click: "Eddie’s Gospel" (Eddie Bo)–The real lesson to learn is that, no matter how much you love New Orleans, and I do, it always manages to love you back.
Part The First: The little island nation of Tuvalu is SINKING into the ocean.
A sovereign country is disappearing from the face of the earth because ofthat climate change stuff that Dr. Sarah Palin, Ph.Dolt has assured us was invented by three British scientists over brandy at the Pig And Whistle. So the folks from Tuvalu come to Copenhagen to talk about it and ABC greets them with a he said/she said exercise in sterile DISPUTATION. We’re all as screwed as they are.
Part The Second: In media news–just up the street from In MediaRes, a Native American newspaper bar–poor Dylan Ratigan gets shoved into the Family Feud hours of the afternoon in favor of a NEW MSNBC show that absolutely must be called Tweets ‘n Twits.
Part The Third: I guess, say, Josh Marshall’s invite blew off the PORCH. Drudge rules their world, and now they rule ours. Soon–the editor of Teen Beats elects next year’s Nobel Prize In Distinguished Letters.
Part The Fourth: In the immortal words of Lou Grant: "Murray? Be a good guy and go buy me a gun." Or, failing that, a melon-scoop with which I can remove my brain through by eyeholes. YEESH.
Part The Penultimate: I can live with Mark Ingram’s Heisman, but it was nice to see Ndamukong–whose name means "House Of Spears," as Iintend to remind people for the rest of his football career–Suh up there with the rest of the finalists. Given what he did to Texas in the Big-12 final, I hope he sat next to Colt McCoy and giggled a little horribly.
Part The Ultimate: Isn’t it time that we all realized that a lot of these people just don’t care? If all 45,000 of the people cited by that famous Harvard study who will die for lack of a decent health-care system dropped dead on his f**king lawn tomorrow morning, Joseph Lieberman would not CARE.