Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Slow news day

News drought.

You know things are slow when the top stories involve this actress or that and most of the time you've never heard of them anyway.

In other non- news the newest slimming craze is... wait for it... corsets? Jeez have we become that fat and victorian that the next big career field will be chamber maid? Got to have somebody to yank on those strings to make the thing work. Hum? Yeah babe we'll pull some strings and see if we can get you in.

Digging farther we find that no good deed goes unpunished. In an attempt to supply the Free Syrian Army with heavier arms to fight Assads' forces we find that most of the weapons are making it into the hands of hard-line jihadists. This was at the request of the Saudis and Qatar to supply rebel groups. Something to keep an eye on as their influence in the Middle East increases. Egypt has their Muslin Brotherhood now as part of their government after all.

It's getting harder and harder to catch live feeds from so many parts of the world now. So many have been cut off in just the last few weeks. Need to redouble efforts to dig for the facts. It was a great experience though to witness history first hand on so many occasions.

Still waiting for the other shoe to drop. As much as everybody touts that things are getting better and they are for many for the most part, nothing has been done to prevent another dip in the economy. There are no new programs about to be passed in congress who, by they way, won't be back in session until after the elections. There are no major construction projects starting at least not here and I'm seeing no rush for seasonal employment either.

But life goes on. Just watch out for this sour puss. 


The Blog Fodder said...

Salafism is on the rise in the Muslim world. Just one of the unintended consequences of keeping people down so hard and so long only the radical survive and can offer alternatives. Fun, isn't it?

Roger Owen Green said...

far as I can tell, the 'debate' is the new, and i was so tired of hearing about it, i fast forwarded thru it

Demeur said...

Yes Fodder this has been going on since the 1950s as I recall. Maybe even longer when you think about it,

Roger you have Tivo or whatever it's called now? Lucky dog. Wish I could fast forward through all the political ads.

BBC said...

I've got some good news for ya, I'm still doing okay.

Near as I can tell.

S.W. Anderson said...

What live feeds are being cut off?

Are you sure Congress won't have a lame duck session for a week or two after Thanksgiving? They usually do.

Roger Owen Green said...

a DVR, and yes, we're inundated with Congressional ads for races in which I can't even vote (adjoining district in this TV market)