Saturday Round Up

I’m playing catch up this weekend and getting ready for another busy week. There’s a host of news I’d love to find the time to write about but instead I’m opting for a round up of links… Feel free to add more links worth sharing and reading in the comments below.

What a mess… MSNBC reports that “an estimated quarter million travelers have been affected by American Airlines’ flight cancellations — about 3,100 of them since Tuesday, to be exact — across the country.” Ouch… Read the first hand reports of travelers effected by the flight cancelations and be glad you are not traveling this weekend.

Barack Obama really stepped in it  at a fundraiser in San Francisco earlier in the week when he said:

You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them… And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Obama’s big gaffe may likely keep on giving as noted by many in the blogosphere and the media:

 No love for Alberto Gonzales as he goes job hunting: In Searching for New Job, Gonzales Sees No Takers

Here we go again… Jeff at Shakesville explains: Please. Just. Stop.

CNN’s Scenes from the trail: Bobbleheads show support for Sen. Clinton

NPR: Pope’s U.S. Itinerary Angers Some Critics

INC.com: Consumer Mood Sours

In Pennsylvania: War-weary Pa. voters question exit strategy.

And finally some humor via Dick Cavett: Memo to Petraeus & Crocker: More Laughs, Please

Stay tuned

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2 Responses to Saturday Round Up

  1. coldH2Owi says:

    I’m not so sure Sen. Obama’s statements were much of a gaffe, I think Roy Edroso actually hits this nail on the head:

    From his post:

    After months of hearing that the Obama campaign has no substance, you might think these upscale Rushbelt commentators would welcome Obama’s bold, public analysis of how Republicans bamboozle poorer voters. They themselves talk about this sort of thing endlessly in their media control towers; were they serious about what they say, they would be delighted to see the conversation go, so to speak, mainstream and into the streets

    Also, President Clinton continues to, um, not help much.

    But her recent stern comments on China’s internal crackdown collide with former President Bill Clinton’s fundraising relationship with a Chinese Internet company accused of collaborating with the mainland government’s censorship of the Web. Last month, the firm, Alibaba Inc., carried a government-issued “most wanted” posting on its Yahoo China homepage, urging viewers to provide information on Tibetan activists suspected of stirring recent riots.

  2. coldH2Owi says:

    Sorry about the double posting. Usually the comments come right up around here. I thought I had screwed it up. Again, sorry. Feel free to delete the doubled up thing.