Day: June 28, 2009

Do you remember the week that was? North Korea threatening to blow up HAWAII??? Gov. Mark Sanford admitting to some Argentine “gov luv?” The Iran election protests turning into violence and the images of reformists and bystanders dying in the streets? Did you know these things are still news?

I love Michael Jackson’s music, but I honestly need the TV news to get back to reporting SOME news. I’m so starved I’m actually looking forward to David Gregory’s annoying version of Meet the Press with David Axelrod Sunday. The big three cable newsers have so little to add to the MJ death story it’s embarrassing. In most cases they have resorted to third and fourth hand knowledge, talking to doctors who never treated Jackson and delving into gossip, hearsay and conjecture. His death has become and excuse to rehash every allegation, every quirk and every court case, but most of it is of little substance.

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So … North Korea wants to blow up some things. Again. Or, at least that’s what they’re screaming. I, personally, think this is just a shakedown for more cash. This is a country that can’t take a shit without China approving and I doubt China’s in the mood for nuclear war right off their border, not to mention the attack of their No. 1 consumer base. Someone has to buy their cheap shit. That someone is still us … even at our most financially strapped. Plus, it’s in no one’s best interest for us to go to war — with nukes — with the North Koreans.

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