Thursday, December 5, 2013

All The News That Is Fit To Print: Some Stories Bigger Than Others; The White House Caught In Another Lie ... Or Something; Which Newspaper Do You Read?

The DICKinson Press is reporting:
Oil production isn’t the only thing growing in North Dakota.
An online condom seller has named North Dakota king of the oversized condom, with a study showing the Roughrider State is No. 1 in the nation in buying larger-sized condoms.
  • South Dakota: #3
  • Minnesota: #39
  • Texas: #41
Others near the top:
Rhode Island ranked second, the District of Columbia came in fourth and Massachusetts was fifth — all large urban centers.
The White House Is Caught In Another Lie... Or Something

On a completely different note and switching gears from really big condoms to really big lies. I really don't care, but I do not understand why "the White House" would lie over something so trivial that would eventually be found out. Two years ago, "the White House" said that "the President" had never met his "uncle" who was here "illegally." Now, it turns out that "the President" lived with his "uncle" for "a brief period" of time back when "the President" was going to Harvard. I'm trying very hard, ala Clinton, to parse the statement on how the question was either misunderstood or the answer technically truthful. And I think this is the clue: "there is no record of the two having ever met." I can believe that.

It is now being reported everywhere but this link takes you to The Washington Post:
The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Obama lived with his uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while he was a student at Harvard Law School -- despite previously saying there was no record of the two having met. [Today, the NSA would have telephone records of the two talking, but not back then.]
"The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready," White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a statement. "
After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10."
Onyango "Omar" Obama faced a deportation hearing earlier this week following a drunk-driving arrest. During the hearing, he said that the president had lived with him while he was a student at Harvard.
George Washington, it is said, could not tell a lie, and I am convinced beyond all doubt, Abraham Lincoln never told a lie. But with President Obama it appears to be a way of life: if there is no record, it did not happen. Sort of like his birth certificate. 


Speaking of The Washington Post, my good friend Don asked me if I knew who read what newspapers. I did not, so he told me:
An Easy Guide to Keeping American Newspaper Reading in Perspective: 
1.   The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.
2.   The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.
3.   The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country, and who are very good at crossword puzzles.
4.   USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.
5.   The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country, if they could find the time -- and if they didn't have to leave Southern California to do it.
6.   The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country.
7.   The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.
8.   The New York Post is read by people who don't care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.
9.   The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.
10.  The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for.
11.  The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the supermarket.
12.  The Key West Citizen is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.

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