What do you do when you can’t count on USA Today for your headlines. So far, this Coot has depended on USA Today to point to the big stories of the week. Today, however USA is behind the times. Their top story reveals the secrets of Black Friday. Someone needs to tell USA Today that Black Friday was two days ago. It’s old news. Coots learn to be resourceful however so today we are turning to the doyen of news media, the old gray lady, The New York Times. We will be more selective with the stories since the NYT seems to think that more stories are important than does USA Today.
The FBI caught a young Somail- born US ctizen attempting to bomb a tree lighting ceremony in Portland Oregon. They discovered the young man’s interest in jihadist activities and assisted him with his dream project- bombing an event with lots of children. He is reported to have said that Oregon is a good place to bomb because nobody pays any attention to Oregon. I guess he is not a football fan.
The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives will focus on finding waste and duplication in government programs. The new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will seek new subpoena powers for watchdog agencies. The target will be the operations of the unaccountable Tzars managing health care and other important reforms in the government. Coot’s would prefer taking the Tzars out altogether but this is a first step to expose their activities and shine some light on their activities.
After last weeks attack of a South Korean island by North Korea, the joint naval exercises go on as planned. Nobody quite knows what to do with a destitute and paranoid nuclear power. No problem with crazy countries having the bomb. No need to worry about Iran either.
Savage attack wakes South Koreans to reality that love is not the answer. After all these years or enabling the economy of North Korea by feeding the people, South Koreans are shocked, shocked to discover that people in the north are evil. It’s a little late for action however because by providing all that food aid for these years, North Korea was able to develop enough bombs to destroy the south. Oh, well.
So that is what the New York Times says is important today. Who are the coots to argue.