I get a couple of lefty newsfeeds. They often have stuff on certain financial happenings that are less likely to show up in the big press. I read them wearing the same skeptical spectacles I wear for everything I read, right or left [or, in an old adage of the trade, 'If your mother says she loves you, check it out']. A headline on one story today tickled me unreasonably:
Transgender, Gender-Nonconforming People Among First, Most Affected by War on Terror's Biometrics Craze
Now that's the occasion for alarm in Austin and sheer panic in San Francisco. There's a joke about a make-believe NY Times headline:
World to end Wednesday, women, minorities to suffer most
NB: That's a joke, but it rings true to the Times' grotesquely slanted reporting.
In the middle of all the Titanic centennial hooha, I recall a joke at the Vicad [or maybe it was a real Advocate headline]:
Titanic sinks; no Victorians hurt
Was amused by the big front-page story in the Vicad this morning, a hard-hitting, scrappy, courageous exposé on a honkytonk's dress code. I mean really, people. It'll probably win an award.