Sunday, May 23, 2010

Now is the time on Sprockets vhen ve juxtapose headlines!

Associated Press: State dinner has it all: Beyonce, world-class chef
"Markets dive on jobless claims, Europe concerns"

Washington Post: Michelle Obama's dress -- and new state dinner hairstyle
"One in 7 U.S. homeowners paying late or in foreclosure"

Chicago Sun-Times: Obama splashy, elegant State Dinner honors Mexico
"Housing recovery threatened by homeowners' 'strategic defaults'"

WaPo: White House State Dinner: Beyonce, the non-spouse dates, and other leftovers
"32 States Now Officially Bankrupt: $37.8 Billion Borrowed From Treasury To Fund Unemployment; CA, MI, NY Worst"

ABC News: The Low-Down on the First Lady's State Dinner Gown
"College Grads about to Flood Labor Market; Class of 2009 Still Without Jobs in Deep Trouble"

NPR: Obama's Second State Dinner Celebrates Mexico
"Mortgage Foreclosures Hit Record as Job Losses Strain Budgets"

CBS News: Michelle Obama's State Dinner Gown Made by Peter Soronen
"Surge in Strategic Defaults Threatens Housing Market Recovery"

CNN: Obama's second state dinner has Mexican flair
"Area foreclosures jump unexpectedly"

Chicagoist: Bayless, Beyoncé Highlight Obama's Second State Dinner
"Central Falls Rhode Island - Bankrupt - Goes Into Receivership"

HuffPo: Michelle Obama & Margarita Zavala At State Dinner: Whose Dress Do You Like Best?
"Extra Unemployment benefits fail to halt tide of long-term jobless"

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Just one question: During a time of severe economic dislocation, rampant unemployment, an oil spill in the gulf, an Iranian nuclear crisis and a Korean peninsula on the brink of war -- try to imagine a fawning media treating a Republican president's opulent, over-the-top party (hosted by Reagan or Bush, for example) like this.

I can't.


Images: Flickr and CBS News.

3 comments:

Granny Jan said...

Besides Byron York there has been little negative commentary. I did a video using the same photos as yours as no videos were made public this time and there were only a select group of pixs.

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A_Nonny_Mouse said...

You make it sound like there should be ONE set of rules that apply to everybody equally, no matter their credentials or station in life.

How silly; how bourgeois!!!

You've revealed yourself as a true member of the LumpenProletariat, you know...

Nice Deb said...

Where's the monkey?