I’ll say this. I’m a Kris fan. I can’t remember his last name at the moment, but you know the guy who plays guitar and has a crooked mouth when he hits the big notes? I like his arrangements and think he’s very talented (plays piano and guitar). Lambert weirds me out a bit with the makeup, nail polish and stuck-out tongue. Can’t deny his talent. But Kris is more my speed.
Anybody participate in facebook games? Apparently texas hold’em and an interactive pet “game” are ranked the highest. I must admit I don’t like them. (Not a moral judgment). Just think they’re annoying and a waste of time for me. This social gaming is said to have a much bigger draw than other online gaming because you’re playing with people you actually know instead of strangers. This ring true for anyone?
Wouldn’t that just torque Gordan Brown beyond words? But it looks like Brown is ready to along with it. He apparently recognizes the importance of having a Brit in that seat. Country first I guess. Or is it EU first? I’m confused now.
Tim Geithner reserves the right to oust bank execs from banks requiring exceptional help from the gov’t. I think he also said that some banks are too big and important to allow to fail. So what if a bank refuses gov’t help, but is one of those deemed “too big to fail”? Does the gov’t “help” them against their wishes? Then oust whoever they want?
If I were a bank exec, I would, in the words of Monty Python, “Run away, run away!”
Tomasky points out the jolting irony that on the day Pres. Obama delivers a speech in Prague about a post-nuclear world, North Korea launches a rocket soaring over Japan, that may have the potential to send a nuclear warhead to Alaska. He goes on to remind us that places like North Korea, Iran, and many others don’t care who our president is. To them Obama isn’t “change,” he’s just an American (read: enemy).
I’m not saddened by the death of the newspaper. I don’t read them. I get all my news online. And I’m not nostalgic about them, because I’m too young. So, it’s easy for me to scratch my head when I read articles like this. Unions won’t make concessions with newspaper companies and thereby ensure their complete collapse. As has already happened all over the country. Papers, like the Boston Globe, are being totally subsidized in order to pay the union employees. But rather than cut all the superfluous staff and run the paper on a shoestring with minimal employees, they will shut the whole thing down.
I suppose it’s going to happen eventually anyway, the unions unwillingness to cooperate just ensure it and speed it up. I say, go read the Drudge Report.