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Thursday, July 22, 2010

News Roundup for 7/22/10

Do Not Disturb sign
Sharron Angle's campaign slogan

-Headline of the day-
"Angle holds three-minute press conference, then runs from questions."

Crazy old desert prospector and GOP candidate for the US Senate Sharron Angle just learned that her campaign is circling the drain, which is fancy political-talk for "a huge disaster." So something needed to be done.

So she called a big, super-important press conference. According to the report, "In the warehouse of a family-owned clean diesel manufacturer in Sparks, Angle delivered a three-minute speech on her desire to permanently repeal the estate tax. When invited by the final speaker to stay and answer a few questions, she turned on her heel and rushed out a back door with a small cadre of staff members."

The reporters didn't like this much, since they get paid to do stuff like ask questions at press conferences. Let's face it, the job market's not so good, so if you're not doing your job, well...

"Reporters, including one who is six months pregnant, chased after her," the report goes on, "calling out questions on unemployment benefits and other topics she has largely refused to address."

Now I'm not an expert on campaigning, but I'm pretty sure that kind of press isn't going to help things any, Sharron. (Think Progress, with video)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, does Mom or Dad have one of those yPhones or Frankenberry's or whatever? You ever wonder where the stuff they're made out of comes from? Let's find out!

Click for animation

OK, so that wasn't any fun... I guess we won't take a look at what happens when we throw them away. (

-Bonus HotD-
"Democrats pull plug on climate bill."

Looks like one of John Boehner's big projects for 2011 just bit the dust.

Which actually kind of sucks. A lot. (Politico)

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