Au Courant

From this moment’s Huffington Post (noonish, 14 August 2010)

On this day in 1914, the archduke of Austria, Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, touching off World War I.

In contrast, today’s headlines from the HuffPo:

Why Petraeus Can’t Make The Sale: Hard to say why, except that the only consequences worse than what has happened to nations that invade Afghanistan is what seems to happen when Afghanistan is left to its own devices.  I think we should stay.

4 Dead, 8 Wounded in Buffalo Restaurant Shooting: No one has any idea what happened, except for the bodies.  I think the NRA deserves the blame for this.

Dr. Laura and the N-word Rant: Really, has no one realized how clueless she is yet?  Why does anyone listen to talk radio?  She must feel that she’s Chris Rock.  I think she’s poisonous.

Detroit has come back from the dead: Despite all the hand-wringing and cries of socialism.  The strategy worked; it’s even possible that the government may make some money on the deal.

Luxury Store hires bedbug-hunting beagle: This should gladden the hearts of beagle-lovers everywhere.  Bedbugs make me feel icky.

Obama says that the GOP is trying to destroy Social Security: He’s right.  It’s been part of the Republican agenda since the 1930’s.

Obama Defends Ground Zero Mosque: Along with Mayor Bloomberg; in contrast with Charles Krauthammer, who was spouting some stuff about ‘sacredness’, a notion which is not enshrined in the constitution.

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