Thursday, January 17, 2008

a day in the life

I read the news today, oh boy....
Lennon/McCarthy ~ Sgt. Pepper's Loney Hearts Club Band (1967)

extra, extra, read all about it! or should we say DON'T READ ALL ABOUT IT! two items which have come across my desk in the last 24 hours.

item #1

In the last year, the major TV networks asked the presidential candidates 2,679 questions.
Pop quiz: How many were about global warming?

A) 514—after all, it's one of the top issues facing the country
B) 165—as many as were asked about illegal immigration
C) 3—the same number asked about UFOs

If you guessed 3, you're right: Reporters asked as many questions about UFOs as they did about the climate crisis—the biggest threat to our planet.

"What Are They Waiting For?", League of Conservation Voters

item #2:

Oh, by the way, the Iraqis don't really want us

Did you miss this? It should have been the lead story in every newspaper and
radio and TV program in America. In the Washington Post it was on page 14.
In virtually all of the rest of the media it was on page zero, channel zero,
0000 AM or 00.0 FM.

from: William Blum Anti-Empire Report for January 14, 2008

this polar bear lives at the cleveland metroparks zoo. if we don't do something about global climate change NOW zoos will be the only place these magnificant beings will be living - if we can can call that living!

by the way, if you really want to know what's going on, don't count on the mainstream media to inform you. it is more than obvious the mainstream media follows the maxim of 'don't bite the hand that feeds you'! to learn about who owns the media click here.

picture: courtesy of my most talented daughter e. cleveland captured sometime this millennium.


e. said...

don't you think that you should atleast credit other people's photographs if you are going to use them? sheesh.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

1000 lashes - I actually couldn't remember if you or I took this picture since it's been living in my studio for the last several years. I will correct this error IMMEDIATELY!!

Colette Amelia said...

OH my, I am trying to keep to lighter happier thoughts but my God! If the politicians and the press would only get it together I could!!!!

What is it going to take?

Now I have to get ready and go to my political science class...hmmm

Colette Amelia said...

Oh by the way the photo is wonderful I give both the takeer and the presenter credit for allowing us the pleasure of its being.

WAT said...

Zoos used to be viewed as animal traps, and to think that now they may be the only place lots of these endangered animals are safe?! Something is wrong here. Very wrong.

"A Day in the Life" is my favorite Beatles song ever. So haunting...