Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Things to Know - 28 September

9/28 Mike Luckovich cartoon: Debate replacement


1.  Maureen Dowd has gone from panning Rick Perry and has switched to how to get along with your medical doctor - probably better use of her time

2.  Tom Friedman sees no light at the end of the tunnel between the Palestine and Israel.  In fact he says were are back at the entrance of the tunnel after all of this time:

3.  Judicial opinion fortunately still prevails over states and counties where it was proven that 40 years ago discrimination in voting existed.  The law remains in effect in those jurisdictions, because the discrimination still exists:

4.   Because of his showing in Florida, Herman Cain gets a closer look:

5.  If you missed Lawrence O'Donnell, or you don't watch him on MSNBC, here's his report on the Wall Street protest police abuse:

6.  Here you will find Keith Olbermann and Michael Moore, again on the subject of the Wall Street protests.  This piece actually gets into why the protesting exists, and the question is asked why the media is not covering it - sure they are showing the pepper spray, and arrests, but the frustration that is flowing over and why the young are out there in the streets.  I have a feeling on why the media is not reporting the reasons for the protests, but no time here to talk about it.  Maybe there will be some article that does, and when it's there, I will post it:

7.  Steve Lopez and the other real problems on our plate - Netlix's new policy and rate hikes, the crappy video stores that are left, crappy customer service, and a vestige of the stone age as hope:,0,4122090,print.column

"I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so."
       -- Stephen Leacock
"All phone calls are obscene."
       -- Karen Elizabeth Gordon
"Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything."
       -- Charles Kuralt
"Barnum was wrong - it's more like every 30 seconds."
       -- Unknown
"Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths."
       -- Bertrand Russell

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