TCA (my initials)

June 8, 2007

slow news day? NOT!

Filed under: Doodling — TCA @ 9:19 pm

There’s no such thing as a slow news day in 2007.

I’ve continued beta testing Google Reader Shared Items daily since my April 12 blog item on this subject.

I’ve posted links to thirteen news stories every day on the average. I’ve often had to spike worthy news stories simply because there were too many of ’em.

For example, the following are just a smattering of the many news stories that I’ve spiked since April 12.

What should you do when confronted with a gun-wielding madman? was published in Slate on April 20.

How Toyota Sold One Million Hybrids was published in the Huffington Post today. Those of us old enough to remember the energy crisis of the 1970s know how Toyota did it. Back then, California was invaded by countless small Japanese cars that replaced Detroit gas-guzzlers. Before there was a Toyota Prius, there was the Honda Civic. This car became hugely popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Over 40 miles per gallon on the freeway in 1973.

This May 13 article by Scott Horton in Harper’s is just one of countless reports about Bush administration scandal. What Rove and his thugs have done to Voting Rights makes George Orwell look like a starry-eyed optimist.

Of course, scandal isn’t limited to the White House. There’s plenty of blame to go around in the U.S. Congress. Just today, for instance, David Sirota revealed in his blog that Fred Thompson was a lobbyist when he wasn’t acting or a senator. Lobbyists recently threw a big birthday party for senior Democrat Rep. Charles Rangel.

Experts predict a hairy hurricane season this year. The Associated Press located five vunerable areas in the U.S. that could be “the next New Orleans.”

I’ve just gotten started.

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