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Gatecrashing the Obamas’ Party

Time to lock the barn door; the horses have run out:

President Barack Obama asked for a full review of how a Virginia couple vying for a spot in the cast of a reality-TV show was able to crash Tuesday’s state dinner for the prime minister of India, a White House official said Friday.

Secret [...]

A Few Words on Sarah Palin

As usual, I am late to the party, but I have work responsibilities, among other things.

Recently, Sarah Palin’s memoir Going Rogue came out.  Despite that she was and is the lightning rod for many critics, is a former vice-presidential candidate, and happens to be the former governor of Alaska, the Washington Post had someone [...]

Size of Health Care Reform Bills

The AP has an interesting story on the size of the health care reform bills:

Republicans love to get their hands on the Democrats’ health care legislation. They show it to the cameras at every opportunity, even piling one version on top of another to make a big pile look even bigger.   Although they complain [...]

Newsweek, Sexism and Sarah Palin

On October 13, 2008, Newsweek ran this cover:

And for November 2009, Newsweek runs this cover:

For the October cover, the photo is a close-up of the populist governor of Alaska, before she prematurely left office.  It exposes the flaws in everyone’s face, and Newsweek decided not to retouch the photo.  Perhaps they [...]

Dobbs Detractors Spitting with Glee

Lou Dobbs, longtime CNN host, is quitting CNN:

CNN’s Lou Dobbs, a lightning rod for criticism following his transition from a business journalist to an opinionated anchor on such issues as illegal immigration, told viewers on Wednesday that he was quitting his nightly show to pursue new opportunities.  “This will be my last broadcast,” Dobbs [...]

Iraq: Open for Business

American businesses aren’t exactly flocking to Iraq.  The Trillion Dollar War has yet to provide a business enviornment that many American businesses want (a lot of businesses didn’t want to go into Times Square in NYC during the 1970s-1980s until the City and State of New York used eminent domain, cleared all out the lawsuits, [...]

Fort Hood Shooting

Can’t do a better job than what DigBis has done on the story thus far, gathering all the latest news articles about it.  I recommend a visit to Biscottiland and read the whole thing.

Movie Review: 2012

The Mrs. and I saw the world premiere of 2012, the latest end-of-the-world film by Roland Emmerich.  Never before had I wanted the end of the world to come so quickly.  To say this movie is trite garbage is to miss the point: the point is amazing special effects, manipulative-tear-jerker scenes about saying goodbye to [...]

Book Review: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

The following is a review of Infinite Jest, a novel by David Foster Wallace published in 1996 and clocking in at 1,079 pages.  It took me two months to read it.  Do I recommend it?  There’s a big caveat to reading this book that I feel people should know, but I save it for my [...]

Tom Ridge, the 2004 Presidential Election, and the DHS Terror Alert Level

The Waterglass TV is proud to present our first original video, embedded here but also available on YouTube.  Check-out what The Waterglass is doing on YouTube.

The following is from NPR’s Talk of the Nation on September 1, 2009. Tom Ridge is the guest, promoting his book “The Test of Our Times.” The host, Neal [...]

Let’s Talk About Fort Hood

On November 5, 2009, Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan shot and killed thirteen people and wounded 30 in Fort Hood.

He was stopped by police officer Kimberly Munley, who shot him four times.  She was herself wounded in the process.

Nidal Malik Hasan is still alive, and will be tried in military court.

President [...]

Welcome to The Waterglass 4.0!

Welcome to The Waterglass 4.0!  Established in March 2003, The Waterglass has a long (in blog years) tradition of insightful, unabashed, often-humorous-but-not-only reporting on the news of the day.  We offer news, entertainment and opinion. 

We were a group blog, once.  David had opinions on the right side, I had on the left, and other [...]

Fort Hood Shooting

Until we have some hard facts, I’m not going to speculate about motives, responses, any of it.

The families of the dead have my deepest condolences, and the wounded have my best wishes for a complete recovery.

Iron Chef Meets Steel Biceps

Michelle “Pipes” Obama to appear on Food Network’s Iron Chef:

Michelle Obama is to be the first presidential wife to appear on a reality TV series.

The First Lady will make a guest appearance on ‘Iron Chef America’ which features British cook Nigella Lawson as a judge.

The episode of the popular series, which pits [...]

Gigantic, Pithy Post About the Recent Elections

I spent all day installing software onto my edit suite, and I’m not even done yet.

So I got nothin’.

On the bright side, I made a really tasty batch of chicken and tomatoes and spaghetti for dinner.  So the day wasn’t a total loss.