Carrying On For the Gipper (washingtonpost.com)
They gave Nancy Reagan the Congressional Gold Medal. This is getting ridiculous. It’s for her great contribution to the wonderful, and oh-so-successful, drug war.
What it is is an insult to every deserving recipient of the award. I’m no Reagan fan, but giving him the Medal is fine. Giving it to his wife cheapens it.
Deju Vu All Over Again
Back in the early Nineties (remember the Nineties?) CBS and NBC each had a new doctor show on the schedule. CBS’ entry was Chicago Hope, produced and written by David E. Kelley, who is probably the Antichrist. NBC had a little show called E.R., you may of heard of it. Both shows were set in hospitals in Chicago, and both were scheduled for 10 PM ET (9 CT) on Thursdays.
Flash forward to this week. CBS has announced a show called Presidio Med about a group of doctors (mostly women), set in San Francisco. It will air Wednesday at 10 PM ET. This comes on the heels of ABC announcing a show about doctors in San Francisco called Meds, which will air Wednesdays at 10 PM ET. Presidio Med even has E.R producers John Wells and Lydia Woodward.
In other words, even network programming has gone into repeats.
Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall
I don’t suppose anyone cares, but I’m a secular Democrat and I’m with the Israelis.
This would be a good time to run up your credit card debts
Seen on the marquee at First Free Will Baptist Church:
HE IS COMING
MAY 26, 2002
Well, it was nice while it lasted, I guess. By the way, why is it the guys with “Free Will” in the title who are most likely to tell you what you should do?
Abortion Issue Stalls U.N. Family Planning Funds (washingtonpost.com)
I can’t take this anymore. The damned anti-abortion zealots can’t get around the idea that there are a lot of desperately poor people out there who have more children than they can feed. That there are a lot of desperately poor countries whose economies and environments have collapsed at least in part due to overpopulation. But that’s nothing compared to the need to promote the GOP’s medieval social views. Jackasses.
Crusader Savings to Accelerate Development of Other Weapons (washingtonpost.com)
For instance, the “Excalibur” satellite-guided artillery system. I hope they don’t run out of medieval names anytime soon. Of course, Congress already said that the Pentagon is going to have Crusader, like it or not. Maybe they can use the Osprey to transport it.