These fingers, however, were all pointed inward. Foreign policy played almost no role in this election. This is rather strange. After all, the United States is still involved in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The gargantuan military budget, even at this time of economic crisis, barely merits a mention in the news. (Check out this short film clip from director Iara Lee for information on military spending, featuring me and other Foreign Policy In Focus colleagues that the TV news won't give you). Critical treaties, such as New START, hang in the balance. Negotiations with Iran and North Korea might be in the offing. We're coming up on another round of climate change negotiations in Cancun at the end of this month.
As a basic rule, I'm not real fond of men who use pregnancy metaphors. John's never had a miscarriage. Why's he using the term? It reminds me of an idiot that I remember Gloria Steinem correcting once. He was a faux lefty and trying to lay a 'heavy trip' on us 'girls' and going on and on about how his innocence was stripped away. Not, stripped, no, no, it was raped of him. "Raped of"? Gloria corrected him but I'm not sure he ever grasped the point.
Miscarriage? I can tell you what a miscarriage is, it's posting an article that's embarrassing and trivial (comparing the elections to Glee) and then pulling it. John, you want to explain to me where that article went?
I'm glad it's gone, it never should have been posted.
Speaking of gone.I'm laughing so hard today as I wait and wait for an idiot to put a correction to her column. Or I should say, to note that she corrected her column.
She's a woman that a lot of people make fun of. A friend of C.I.'s told her how this woman was being picked on. The friend then read ___'s latest column to C.I. C.I. said, "Gavin Newsom is not Attorney General of California. He was the mayor of San Francisco and now he is Lt. Governor. That's why people make fun of ___ because something so basic is beyond her."
So C.I. dictated an e-mail and, shortly after it was sent, ____ corrected her column. But made no note that she had altered her column.
I thought that was a journalistic no-no. Changing things -- not spell check -- to something you had already published.
Apparently not. Or at least not at _____.
I just mentioned that to Mike and he went online and did a screen snap. He said at some point we need to note that. How an article changed with no correction.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):