I’m Stockpiling Food, Part Two

# of comments at HuffPo regarding John Edward’s affair:  2100

# of comments regarding civil war in Russia:  50

people scare the shit out of me sometimes.

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8 responses to “I’m Stockpiling Food, Part Two

  1. Great point. Russia invaded Georgia Friday morning, and all the news, including me, got caught up in the Edwards affair.

    I plead guilty.

    But I’ve been outraged for weeks that both candidates have spent 11 million between them to buy advertising during the Olympics, when China supports the genocide in Darfur…not to mention Tibet.

    Our next president has already shown us that Darfur isn’t even on the radar, and I find that particularly egregious for the African American nominee who doesn’t care enough about dark skinned , Africans getting slaughtered to speak out against China instead of support it.

    And as far as I know, not a word has been mentioned in the MSM about both candidates supporting China to the tune of 11 million.

    But to bring it back to your subject matter, at least John Edwards isn’t our nominee.

  2. heartbreaktown

    Very few people have experience with or understand international domestic issues or Russia so there probably isn’t a whole lot we could comment about and still sound (vaguely) intelligent. Medvedev sounds like prescription doggie pills.

    But sadly we all pretty much know first hand about infidelity. I got LOTS to say about that!

  3. Darfur is a complicated issue of which China plays a major part, but not the only part. I’m not going to criticize either campaign–or any corporation, for that matter–for advertising during the Olympics because they are simply trying to reach an audience, and this is an effective way of doing that.

    It’s the IOC that made the decision to hold the games in China and while I can think of a dozen reasons why they shouldn’t have done so, they did, whether I like it or not. They claim they were hoping the “sunlight” of international attention would spur reforms in China as it did in South Korea — at least, that’s what I read in the paper. I think that’s debatable.

    The truth is that China’s economic power gives them a lot of leverage, and I wonder how much that played into the IOC’s decision? The Olympic Games have always been used to put a fresh whitewash on the host country. Germany did it back in the 30s, after all.

    Tibet activists still staged a “die-in” at Tiananmen Square over the weekend, but I wonder how many of our illustrious media covered that story? Who saw Bush grabbing the U.S. beach volleyball women (how creepy was THAT?). Why was Bob Costas asking Bush about foreign policy for 10 minutes last night? Why were the U.S. cyclists made to apologize for wearing face masks when the pollution in Beijing is so rampant?

    It’s all very strange.

    All of this rambling comes down to one thing: there IS an opportunity for some real news coverage, but we aren’t getting it from our press corpse.

  4. # of people who have personal experience of a spouse or lover cheating on them=a gajillion.

    # of people who have any interest in a slavic territory which has been under dispute for several hundred years and has been trying to secede from Georgia ever since Georgia became an independant state=about six.

  5. democommie

    “# of people who have any interest in a slavic territory which has been under dispute for several hundred years and has been trying to secede from Georgia ever since Georgia became an independant state=about six.”

    obviously not counting the Georgians.

  6. Mack

    # of people who have personal experience of a spouse or lover cheating on them=a gajillion.

    And yet, we’ve come no closer to dealing with this in a way that eschews shame and ridicule. Same ol same ol, cuz, its what we do.

  7. obviously not counting the Georgians.

    The Georgians aren’t likely to comment on HuffPo.

    And yet, we’ve come no closer to dealing with this in a way that eschews shame and ridicule. Same ol same ol, cuz, its what we do.

    Well, it’s because no one likes to be cheated on or lied to. They transfer their feelings of anger for spouses, ex-spouses, lovers and ex-lovers to the public forum.

  8. democommie

    Katherine:

    Well, you weren’t quite that explicit in your comment, now were you?

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