Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Filthy Fourteen

The following 14 Senators are hoping to get re-elected to Congress in 2014. One problem. They just voted against the desires of a vast majority of Americans and rejected efforts to expand background checks for would-be gun purchasers.

The move would have closed a so called "gun-show loophole" that has put guns in the hands of countless murderers without vetting. These members of Congress were among the 46 in Senate whose votes failed to give the gun control measures the 60 votes needed to move forward.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast News and Inuendo at the New York Post

Screen captured. The original link here.

It's hard to see how the New York Post got this tragic detail right while all the other news organizations covering the blasts in Boston didn't. (Most early reports put the toll at two or three dead, citing sources at the Boston Police Department).

The Post is also reporting that Boston Police have a suspect in custody -- a 20-year-old Saudi Arabian. Time will tell if either of these claims are true. If not, how long will it take the Post to correct its version of events?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Two American Places

Aurora, Colorado. 2013. Photo: Timothy Karr 
Staten Island, New York. 2013. Photo: Timothy Karr