Recession Limited to MSM? As opposed to the media atmospherics, the actual growth and inflation numbers are about the same as 2000, the end of the Clinton era. Of course, they are being treated very differently. Wonder why? Just another example to show that those making business and investing judgments based on journalists' writings are likely to get what they deserve. Update: More here.
Bad Voodoo At War. Tonight PBS' Frontline series will premier a documentary of a National Guard platoon caught up in the 'surge' in Iraq. The footage was shot by the soldiers themselves, and the editor seems to be trusted by the milblogs crowd, so perhaps we will get a portrayal free of the usual cant. For you Bay Area folks, it's on at 10PM this evening on KQED. I'll be watching.
A Zin A Day Keeps The Doctor Away. They keep finding out that red wine, or more accurately its antioxidant ingredient resveratrol, is beneficial to your health. First heart disease, now cancer treatment and side effects of diabetes seem to be benefited. Who knows, maybe it's good for healing broken limbs as well. Just in case, I'll have another.
Good On LiveLeak. After initially kowtowing to threats of Islamist violence and removing the controversial Fitna video, LiveLeak has now improved its security arrangements and reinstated the video. LiveLeak took a drubbing from the blogosphere when they caved, so they deserve some credit for manning up.