Dec 30 2009
I don’t even watch CNN, not on purpose, but I often flip by them when I’m channel surfing. Sometimes I’ll even click on them deliberately just to see what kind of b.s. they’re peddling. And I admit I have hated them with a passion for years now, ever since I used to trade e-mails with their news head, and he would actually write me back, and he’d try to convince me that they weren’t really that biased, and then he got sacked for not being biased ENOUGH. I think his name was Jordan Eason or Eason Jordan, I can’t remember. He actually had the temerity to claim that Wolf Blitzer wasn’t biased. Ha!
They jumped the shark a long time ago.
But if there’s a term for jumping the shark AGAIN, I think it would apply to CNN these days. The Second Jumping of the Shark, or perhaps the Jumping of the Whale.
Every time I flip by there, it’s pure “TERROR!” and nothing else, 24/7, over and over.
I’m confused. Some patsy tried to set his balls on fire on an airplane and it’s an international crisis? Wow. Are people really buying this crap these days? Haven’t they wised up?
I mean, just today they had an Elephant in the Room situation where it was revealed that the father of the “terrorist” talked with the CIA about his son not too long ago. I mean, he MET with the CIA.
Then, right on schedule, the guy is helped onto an airplane by a well-dressed man in Amsterdam, because he doesn’t have a passport and somehow he convinces an international air carrier to let a guy onto an international flight without a passport? And the guy by some just WHACKY coincidence isn’t on the “no fly” list even though we have nuns and thousands of people who have no business being on it — hell, Ted Kennedy was on it — and now they’re trying to come up with all KINDS of excuses as to why this guy wasn’t on the no-fly list …..
But what I always try to look at during times like this is this:
What news stories are NOT being reported right now?
Because this is how they “cover stuff up”. They find another story that’s just SOOO fascinating and they have to spend SOOOO much time on that they (gosh!) just don’t have time to report other stories.
Anyway, I have a couple of candidates. Please feel free to add your own.
WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (IPS) – U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a “neutron initiator” for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence Agency official.
Oops. Yeah, we sure wouldn’t want the U.S. population to know about this, because next month we might want to ramp up the hatred against Iran again, it might be a timely thing to do, and we sure wouldn’t want them remembering this, now, would we?
Forget raising the cap to $800 billion for Fannie/Freddie. They announce (on Christmas eve no less) that the slush fund for picking up toxic mortgage is unlimited:
Treasury uncaps credit line for Fannie, Freddie
The Obama administration pledged on Thursday to back beleaguered mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, no matter how big their losses may be in the next three years.
It also jettisoned a demand that the two companies cut the size of their mortgage-related investment portfolios next year, allowing them to provide even more support in the near term for a housing market recovering from its worst slump in decades.
Wow! Now if the majority of the American people actually knew about both of these, they might be a little angry, and justifiably so.
But you gotta wonder what other pockets are being picked while the “news” channels are on this 24/7 “TERRORGASM”.
Dec 30 2009
Crossposted at Daily Kos
Yesterday, I posted a blog entry here at Daily Kos and a few other websites that was, to say the least, not my best work. In fact, it was a total FAIL. Some might even say EPIC.
In order to rectify the dis-service done to all by the first erroneous article I had published, I will be posting a full retraction here based on observations and analysis provided by credible sources, but before that, I thought it might be helpful and fun to explore the reasons why blog entries become EPIC FAILs, and what the publishing blogger and commenting bloggers can do should such a situation of EPIC FAIL occur while traversing the intertoobz.
So, before addressing the aforementioned corrections regarding the EPIC FAIL blog entry that I posted yesterday, lets first turn our attention to what an EPIC FAIL is, and how a blog entry might become one.
What is EPIC FAIL, Alex?
The following video will explain what exactly a FAIL is and what it takes to make a FAIL Epic, but generally speaking it is any time when one person, group of people or object can not achieve it’s intended purpose or goal. What makes that FAIL Epic is simply how bad the performance is.
With this in mind, a blog entry, whether a full diary/article or comment, becomes an Epic Fail under the following circumstances.
1. Not based on fact/reality
2. Off Topic
I think these 5 examples cover the universe of blog EPIC FAILure perfectly, and though an EPIC FAIL of a blog entry can fall into more than one category, for the ones that just make you shake your head there is always the fifth choice, other, which could just as easily be labelled WTF and no one would know the difference, but I digress. We will cover WTF at some other time, it is a big subject to deal with, and one at a time is enough.
So, now that you have identified EPIC FAIL in a blog entry, what do you do?
More below the fold . . . .
Dec 30 2009
Hello, citizens of Docudharma!
How’s it going? Just thought I’d pop in and see how my old friends are 🙂 Hope you all had a great Christmas, and will be having a great New Year’s Eve too. I know this doesn’t make for a proper diary, but feel free to treat this as an open thread, and to throw about some recipes for New Year’s eve or share pictures or whatnot.
Dec 30 2009
In these times of record unemployment, there are some sectors that CAN”T hire em fast enough! There are hearts and minds to be won — and YOU just may have the skills to “get er done!”
Just be ready to check your squeamish morality at the door — afterall DC doesn’t run on good intentions. It’s more a city of players. Players who know how to twist arms, take names.
Players who know how make back room deals.
Dec 30 2009
|So, net Rules- Fourteen lines, Ten Silly la belles
per line. Squeek ed past that first one I did.
And lo did I mention the iambic
pentameter? You have to be kidding.
Me? I’m an ignorant guy. Blank as a
verse (which has it’s own rules mind you). WAKE up!
Smell the coffee, or the glove why don’t you?
Halfway done, a customary break point.
Dec 30 2009
A must read account of NASA by Richard Hoagland. It does what science is supposed to do ask a question then seek an answer. But it also leads to an assumption of what if they already knew the answer.
I am only halfway through it. Hard reading for the not technically inclined, maybe even too far fetched for those who are technically inclined yet it makes perfect sense. Good reasons why we stopped moon missions. Why technology from the space age “stopped”, or rather didn’t but rolled over into that top secret black ops you can’t handle the truth nonsense.
We can’t afford not to handle the truth.