Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I was just thinking--

what's going on in the rest of the world? The Iran story is compelling, and in the media all-consuming, but...what's kicking in, say, Serbia or Nigeria or Bangladesh? Gil Scot Heron got it right that the revolution will not be televised; this one's Twitterized. Were tweeting not the media fad du jour, I suspect this uprising would be as US newsworthy as Iran's prior revolutions have (not) been. The Senate's seemingly most vocal Republican, McCain sidekick, Lindsey Graham, (who looks like a French bulldog to me--no offense to French bulldogs) has been whining about President Obama not saying anything about the goings-on in Tehran. What business is it of ours? It's one thing to sympathize, but really, it's got nothing to do with us (ie., U.S.)

So I was just wondering what else might be going on in the rest of the world, but I was interrupted by LMAO at stuff that's going on in my own backyard...
and speaking of politicians from South Carolina, this is just funny: the GOVERNOR had been M.I.A. for a week, including, his wife reported, on Father's Day! There was some story about his having gone hiking (without a word to his staff or family? I guess he took the road less travelled by)--but it turns out he'd gone diving... I mean, he went to see his mistress in Argentina. He said she was just a friend, but then, she wasn't. Fox News was so chagrined it identified the Good Guvnah, whose recent self-righteous refusal to take stimulus funds they much ballyhooed, as a Democrat.

Of course, this story follows on the heels of Senator Ensign having to admit to years of indiscretions with a campaign staffer. Her husband used to work for Ensign too, (it was a family affair!) but Ensign'd handily arranged for him to be hired by some of his wealthier supporters, because, you know, three's a crowd.

You can't make this stuff up.

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