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17 Jan 2010 21:30


Politics: Max Headroom: MLK reminds us how far our discourse has fallen

  • One way to think of it … Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a.k.a. the guy who ticks us off with his useless quips, claims the Massachusetts senate race is a “referendum” on health care. It might just be, but what we’d like to see is a referendum on stalling tactics like Mr. McConnell’s.

  • … and another way On the other side of the aisle, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, who we’ve seen thus far as kind of a left-leaning screen chewer in the vein of a Fox News host, said that he’d “try to vote ten times” to keep Scott Brown from winning. Sorry, friends, but this isn’t cool, either. (Hat tip @jessehines)

  • Blast from the past For a little perspective on the state of talk show chatter, here’s a clip from Martin Luther King Jr.’s last interview with Meet the Press back in 1967. We’ve devolved far from this sort of televised debate. We’ve gone from this to crap like Ed Schultz’s blabbering. We’ve fallen far.

12 Dec 2009 10:48


World: One old lady kills another for a stupid-sounding reason

  • The Massachusetts nursing-home roommates squabbled over placement of a table. Laura Lundquist, 98, allegedly killed her 100-year-old roommate, Elizabeth Barrow, by choking her with a plastic bag. The two fought for weeks over a number of small things, including where to put a table. Lundquist put it at the foot of Barrow’s bed. Barrow complained to a nurse, who moved it, and Lundquist punched the nurse. Barrow’s attorney claims Lundquist made her client’s life “a living hell” in the last few weeks of her life. source