Friday, November 6, 2009

Week's End - Presidential Peek-a-boo

"In 2008, half the people who watched the Fox News Channel were over sixty-three...oldest demographic in the cable-news business...the majority...who watched the most strident programs, such as Sean Hannity’s and Bill O’Reilly’s shows...were men. All that chesty fulminating apparently functions as political Cialis. Fox News shows should probably carry a warning: Contact your doctor if you have rage lasting more than four hours."

Louis Menand's New Yorker [November 2, 2009 issue] Comment made me laugh out loud on the Metro recently. I thought, "I know someone like that..."

More cuteness from the White House flickrstream. It serves two purposes: a quick week's end because I'm sick (the thermometer says so anyway) & it'll clear the bile in my system at a family member who ranted at/about me (on my dime!) about things political. So it's official: I am a communist-fascist-America-hating...something or other. Oh, & I'm an Obamaton, or some weird thing like that. This person was in the throes of post-Glenn-Beck-or-similar hysteria. Someone needs an etiquette lesson.

[President Barack Obama plays peek-a-boo with Maeve Beliveau, the daughter of Director of Advance Emmett Beliveau, in the Outer Oval Office, Oct. 30, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)]


Mary-Laure said...

Such a great pic!
I volunteered for Obama's campaign, voted for him and want to believe in him so much... He looks so smart, so poised, so... COOL.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Susan
We must be playing flu tag! Mine's getting better. Hope you feel well soon.

xx julie

lettuce said...

hope you feel better too

its a cute picture

Welcome Home said...

I hope you feel better. I love this pix so much ...

corine said...

Thank you for the statistics on fox news. I badly need reassurance that we haven't gone mad.