Saturday, September 01, 2012

Today's news round-up

Good News

Sort of Good, Sort of Bad News

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Polite euphemism headline of the day

Ryan takes factual shortcuts in speech

What that really means, is, "Ryan lied."

It's what Republicans have been doing a long time: If the facts don't support your beliefs and positions, just make something up that sounds like it could be true. For example, weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Thank you, Amazon

Now I'll really know when to expect delivery.
Your estimated delivery date is:
Friday, August 31, 2012 -
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Today's news round-up

Good News
Sort of Good, Sort of Bad News

Semi-random thoughts

  • I just noticed that I've passed the 7th anniversary of this blog.
  • My monthly health insurance premium now exceeds my mortgage payment! 
  • The software that categorizes news stories is confused about recalls. Stories on product recalls are appearing in my political news summaries. 
  • A couple of my friends had their Facebook accounts hacked. They appeared to be posting recommendations for a weight loss drug, saying things like "I've lost 20lbs. in 3 weeks!" Ironically, both of them are dancers. If either of them lost 20lbs. she'd be on death's door.  All of their Facebook friends know this, so the ads are totally ineffectual.