>> Thursday, September 11, 2008
i've been working on lead remediation in my house after finding out my son river (on the wheels of steel above) has high lead levels in his blood. we're doing everything we can to fix it, and that involved not blogging for a while.
anyway, here's a bit of news:
carlos slim helú, the world's second richest person, bought a substantial portion of the new york times. i haven't been reading the times much recently... i feel it's dropped off a bit. they did break that very under-reported pentagon media story, though. they're struggling to stay afloat with all the web news.
oliver north apparently still gets to lie in an official capacity. following the biggest civilian casualties of the afghani war, the pentagon denied that it had happened... their source? embedded reporter oliver north. beside the horific quotes this link has of ollie's he was central to the iran-contra affair. luckily the pentagon is investigating anew the slaughter....
i think while sarah palin's insanity is easy to get distracted by, and the real target should be mccain and HIS insanity, i couldn't help but notice that she's recently said some doozys recently. think progress is tallying how many times her lie about the bridge to nowhere is repeated (29 at this moment), and she recently said war with russia might be necessary, fannie mae and freddie mac cost the taxpayers too much already (they haven't cost a penny yet, the bailout proposed, which she "supports", will cost the taxpayers tens of billions) and also said the iraq war is a task from god. yikes, yikes, yikes.
in more historical news, this is an interesting article on the intersection of republicans and music, featuring the startling revelation that johnny ramone was a republican!
some music coming soon... and don't forget that my list of john mcshame's bullshit keeps growing.