I'm not sure precisely why, but I'm so disgusted by stuff in the media these days that I'm having a hard time even mustering the energy to comment on it. Here are some one liners on recent events:
- Iran capturing Royal Marines - Ahmadinejad really wants to pick a fight with the United Kingdom over a territorial dispute with Iraq? He must be getting desperate about maintaining a sense of an external enemy, and things must be getting really bad in Iran. Also: let's be clear here: the HMS Cornwall could have ended this within 15 seconds of it becoming an issue.
- Anna Nicole Smith: oy. And can you believe all those tattoos?
- The death and burial of Sven O. Høiby, Norwegian crown princess Mette-Marit's father. The media couldn't even let these people have a private, dignified funeral. What public interest was served in publicizing this? And kudos to the king and queen for attending.
- The Iraqi war. Most disgusted of all over this. Does anyone have the moral courage to actually stand up to this, even if it is the last thing they do in their political career? McCain? Lieberman? Anyone?
What is wrong with these people?