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Monday, January 9, 2012

Weekday Update

I don't know about you, but every site I visit, every vid or audio clip I play is preceded by a Mitt Romney ad. Just how much payola is behind this guy?

Grandpa the monkey picked his NH Repo winner
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/grandpa-spider-monkey-picks-gingrich-win-n-h-primary-article-1.1003325

Gabby Giffords is still on the mend, a year later:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/survivors-tucson-shooting-mark-anniversary-poignant-video-calling-tighter-gun-control-article-1.1002528

Ziggy Stardust is a pensioner now
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/graphic/2012/jan/07/infomania-david-bowie?INTCMP=SRCH

No time or patience for the Downton Abbey 2nd series? Read the synopses:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/series/downton-abbey-episode-by-episode

There's too much going on in the MidEast to just pick one story
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middleeast/roundup

The Irene cleanup continues
http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site04/story.php?articleno=4663&page=1

Study: psych drugs and diabetes link
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20120109/NEWS03/120109024/Vermont-data-show-diabetes-psych-drug-link-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Why Vermont has no snow
http://www.ibrattleboro.com/article.php/20120109114221361

7 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I don't know anything about her politics but as a human being Gabriella Giffords is simply amazing.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

Politics in the USA just plain sucks.
It's about time you all tried something different.

Ever heard of Democracy?

Austan said...

Lawless- she is pretty kickass, and I'm not sure where her ideals lay either.

TSB- Edward Dowling wrote: "The two great obstacles to democracy in the US are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy; and second, the chronic terror amongst the rich, lest we get it."

sdt said...

I think it's because Comcast uses an ID number for you that lists you as being in Hinsdale, NH (the NH Primary). After fighting with them for what, 6 motnhs, I now show up as being in Brattleboro, and have not been getting any of the Romney materials you noted (nor any other of the primary's contender's materials).

sdt said...

Spoke too soon.
I'm not showing up as being in Freeport, Maine!

sdt said...

Yeeks, I MEANT I'm NOW showing up as being in Freeport, Maine.
sheesh!

Austan said...

Stevil- the Romney ads were on Youtube, comcast on demand, the BBC, hulu and the Guardian UK. Comcast itself rerouted me through their Hinsdale thingie (which is why it pops up as Dimsdale on your globe) after the deluge. And they must have a hand in what gets played where... I'm just glad it's over. For now.