Virtual Front Page, Monday, August 30, 2010

Welcome to the last week of the traditional break from hard news. After next week’s holiday, the 2010 general election will be in full swing. Here’s what we have at this moment (near as I can see, there’s nada locally):

  1. Biden Lands in Iraq to Mark End of Combat Role (WSJ) — The Veep is there to wave goodbye on the day before U.S. combat role ends.
  2. U.S. exits, Iraqis brace for conflict (WashPost) — One of the last few reports you’ll see before the U.S. MSM forgets even how to spell “Iraq.”
  3. Seven U.S. Soldiers Die in Afghan Attacks (NYT) — Meanwhile, in the country where we’re still fighting…
  4. Mexico sacks 10% of police force in corruption probe (BBC) — I wonder how they picked which ones to fire…
  5. Clemens enters ‘not guilty’ plea (WashPost) — We turn to the world of sports… sort of.
  6. Manure Piles, Rodents And Swarming Flies Found At Egg Farms (NPR) — … giving me a reason to be glad I’m allergic to eggs. Sorry if this one put you off your breakfast; the headline was just SO lurid that I couldn’t look away…

FYI, the closest thing I saw in SC to a front-page story was this AP piece out of Charleston: “SC seeks money to mark Civil War anniversary.” But it didn’t make the cut.

6 thoughts on “Virtual Front Page, Monday, August 30, 2010

  1. Kathryn Fenner

    Ha-whoa! We seek money to mark the Civil War Anniversary because that’s the most pressing need in our state? OY!

  2. Doug Ross

    Good thing the economy is running on all cylinders so Congress can focus on whether Roger Clemens lied about sticking a needle in his butt many years ago. If lying TO Congress is a crime, what do we call all the lying FROM Congress?

    This topic falls under the categories of grandstanding, wasting tax dollars, and nobody cares.

  3. Kathryn Fenner

    Well, what would the Glenn-Beckian response be? Get a bunch of Yankees to burn down some cities?

    Apparently Sarah Palin got Glenn Beck and Beck, the singer, confused.

  4. KP

    OY! is right. Don’t we already have three-four Confederate Memorial Days every year in this state? Or does it just seem like it.

  5. Kathryn Fenner

    Well, yes, KP, and we also have a flag on the Statehouse grounds, and countless versions on pickup trucks statewide. I guess without constant reminders, folks might forget. Never mind the Corridor of Shame and the fact that the poorest parts of the state coincide with the places that had the biggest plantations….

    Wouldn’t it be nice of we could honor that heritage by actually remedying the injustice that lingers on 150 years later.

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