Good, Bad, and Ugly

How often is often?

July 23, 2010

Race issues beset Obama’s ‘post-racial’ presidency

Conservatives had linked the tape to the NAACP asking the conservative “Tea Party” political movement to denounce racism by some of its members. Images such as Obama with a bone through his nose and the White House with a lawn full of watermelons are often displayed at Tea Party rallies.

Altered photo?

June 22, 2010

RACING/

Your Sara Palin photo is altered.

The one where she is sitting with arms back, chest protruding, big scowl on her face is fake. It’s easy to see poor job of pasting on lower jaw with square on her neck. I wont ask about the boobs.

Draconian policies?

May 21, 2010

US, China set 2011 rights meeting in “candid” talks

IRAN-RIGHTS/Chinese officials did not make public comments on the talks, which Posner said also covered U.S. issues, such Arizona’s draconian new policies on illegal immigrants, racial relations and the problems of Muslim Americans.

He isn’t the majority leader

May 5, 2010
GOP blocks Senate financial reform for third day
gbu mitch 240“The most conspicuous supporter of this bill is the chairman of Goldman Sachs,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor.

Democrats push to stem corporate campaign money

Former Attorney General?

April 26, 2010
N.Y. case against Greenberg “devastating”: judge     FINANCIAL-REGULATION/SPITZERBrought in 2005 by former Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, the case involves a 2000 reinsurance transaction with General Re, a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, that boosted AIG’s loss reserves by $500 million without transferring risk.   You meant …brought in 2005 by THEN Attorney General Eliot Spizter…     R.W.R.   Yes. Big difference: GBU Editor     Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer makes a point in a 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Belaboring the point?

April 22, 2010
BRITAIN-ELECTION/
Interest in voting jumps after UK election debate

Until the debate, the main contest was between Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labor Party, in power for 13 years, and the opposition Conservatives led by David Cameron, who have been ahead in the opinion polls for more than two years.
Labor Party? Why would you change the spelling on a proper name into American English? In effect, you have translated a proper name from one language to the next. “Labour Party” is a proper name (you’ve capitalized it).
It is not proper to change the spelling of a proper name across languages, nor to translate a proper name across languages (or dialects). You could not change the name Richard Blower to Richard Telephone for your British readers, or Nancy Lew to Nancy Toilet. That would be ridiculous and “illegal,” if you will. Prime Minister Margaret Roofer!
We do not change Guiseppi Verdi to Joe Green, no matter how pleasant it is to our American ear. We don’t change Alcoa, the Aluminum Company of America, to the Aluminium Company of America.

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Photo of Cheney

February 26, 2010

Cheney had mild heart attack: statement

cheney matcher300The picture you intentionally chose of the former vice president is disgraceful.

The secret dreams of presidents?

October 13, 2009

Obama has honor, and burden, of Nobel award

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Every U.S. president secretly harbors dreams of winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

Just a poverty group?

September 17, 2009

Senate denies funds for poverty group

WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – A poverty-rights group that has drawn the ire of conservatives suffered another setback in Washington on Monday when the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to deny it access to federal housing funds.

Where is the coverage?

September 16, 2009

Obama warns against scare tactics over healthcare

Protesters in Washington brandished American flags and home-made signs venting their anger at Obama and the Democrats who control both houses of the U.S. Congress, accusing them of pushing the country toward bankruptcy with reckless spending.