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Tinky Winky attends economic summit in Hanoi

Posted by schroeder915 on November 20, 2006

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“Oh no girl — you wrong fo’ dat!”

I wouldn’t mind really if the preznit wore a three-piece suit, an “ao dai,” pyjamas, or a Teletubbie costume — it would just seem more appropriate for him to spend a little time in a particular American city that could use an economic summit right about now. But just like when he skipped out on service in Vietnam — probably occasionally AWOL in New Orleans — while he was supposed to be doing his draft-dodging duty in the Texas Air National Guard, he never seems to be in the right place at the right time. He should have been in Vietnam in the 70’s, instead he was in New Orleans. Now he should be in New Orleans, when instead, he’s in Vietnam.

I’ll be up in the great white north for the Thanksgiving holiday, but I’ll check in periodically, and I have some New Orleans photos to post this week if I can get an internet connection.

In the meantime, I’ll refer readers to WTUL’s Community Gumbo, which featured a touching interview with a Desire public housing resident, Deborah Davis, and the Stay Local campaign is asking New Orleans residents to commit to making their holiday purchases in local businesses.

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8 Responses to “Tinky Winky attends economic summit in Hanoi”

  1. katrinacrat said

    You be careful up there Buddy. You know those folks are not like us down here. You’re gonna miss home now, so don’t be suprised! If you’re gonna subject youself to that, make sure to stock up on booze. It might help.

  2. F P said

    The reminds me of the spin of the day>

    The American Petroleum Institute (API) is planning to launch a major “educational advocacy” program in January 2007 to influence the incoming Congress. The API represents 400 major oil and gas producers. According to PR Week, the program will include increased television advertising, speeches by economists and industry executives and tours of oil and gas operations for think tank staff and politicians. API president and chief executive officer Red Cavaney said that, with assistance from the PR firm Edelman, they had recently worked to “put earnings in perspective, to explain how we reinvest them.” The campaign has also featured television and magazine advertisements.

  3. F P said

    this reminds me of the spin of the Day

    Source: PR Week (sub req’d), November 16, 2006

    The American Petroleum Institute (API) is planning to launch a major “educational advocacy” program in January 2007 to influence the incoming Congress. The API represents 400 major oil and gas producers. According to PR Week, the program will include increased television advertising, speeches by economists and industry executives and tours of oil and gas operations for think tank staff and politicians. API president and chief executive officer Red Cavaney said that, with assistance from the PR firm Edelman, they had recently worked to “put earnings in perspective, to explain how we reinvest them.” The campaign has also featured television and magazine advertisements.

    Also scroll down in that link to check out: FCC Commissioners Pledge Expanded Inquiry Into Fake News

    Federal Communication Commissioners (FCC) Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein have promised an investigation into each of the 46 television stations revealed by the Center for Media and Democracy’s report, Still Not the News to have used undisclosed video news releases (VNRs). Democracy Now presenter, Amy Goodman, found it difficult getting a comment from any of the stations. Fifteen declined to comment or did not respond to inquiries while San Diego CBS affiliate KFMB-TV stated a VNR they used should not have been aired without disclosure. The Radio-Television News Directors Association and the newly-minted VNR-industry lobby group, the National Association of Broadcast Communicators, both declined to be interviewed. O’Dwyer’s PR Daily reported Copps praised CMD for its “hard work” in producing the report. Adelstein criticized television stations for broadcasting “corporate propaganda” and flagged the need for tighter FCC regulation. “If the flock ignores the shepherd, it is time to build a fence,” he said.

  4. Francis P said

    this reminds me of the spin of the Day

    Source: PR Week (sub req’d), November 16, 2006

    The American Petroleum Institute (API) is planning to launch a major “educational advocacy” program in January 2007 to influence the incoming Congress. The API represents 400 major oil and gas producers. According to PR Week, the program will include increased television advertising, speeches by economists and industry executives and tours of oil and gas operations for think tank staff and politicians. API president and chief executive officer Red Cavaney said that, with assistance from the PR firm Edelman, they had recently worked to “put earnings in perspective, to explain how we reinvest them.” The campaign has also featured television and magazine advertisements.

    Also scroll down in that link to check out: FCC Commissioners Pledge Expanded Inquiry Into Fake News

    Federal Communication Commissioners (FCC) Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein have promised an investigation into each of the 46 television stations revealed by the Center for Media and Democracy’s report, Still Not the News to have used undisclosed video news releases (VNRs). Democracy Now presenter, Amy Goodman, found it difficult getting a comment from any of the stations. Fifteen declined to comment or did not respond to inquiries while San Diego CBS affiliate KFMB-TV stated a VNR they used should not have been aired without disclosure. The Radio-Television News Directors Association and the newly-minted VNR-industry lobby group, the National Association of Broadcast Communicators, both declined to be interviewed. O’Dwyer’s PR Daily reported Copps praised CMD for its “hard work” in producing the report. Adelstein criticized television stations for broadcasting “corporate propaganda” and flagged the need for tighter FCC regulation. “If the flock ignores the shepherd, it is time to build a fence,” he said.

  5. Sophmom said

    I was laughing at the Shrub in a dress too, but it’s Putin who looks like he couldn’t get out of that thing fast enough. I think Bush thinks he’s back in better days, single and buzzed at a toga party. He looks like he was born in that thing. Tinky Winky. Nice name. Happy Thanksgiving and safe travel wishes for you, Schroeder!

  6. Libby libertarian said

    We have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

    With your help and the support of Democracy for America, I just unseated Republican Richard Pombo, an entrenched 14-year incumbent who tried to undermine decades of environmental progress as Chair of the powerful House Resources Committee.

    This was a people-powered victory that you helped make possible by volunteering and contributing to our campaign for change. Back in June, when the pundits and power-brokers didn’t think we could defeat one of Washington’s most powerful congressmen, you cast thousands of votes to help me win DFA’s 2006 “Grassroots All-Star” online congressional competition, providing us with the crucial early funding and buzz we needed to compete and win in November.

    I give thanks to DFA and everyone who helped our amazing campaign demonstrate that grassroots (and netroots) organizing works, no matter the political odds.

    Now, on this Thanksgiving, we can continue to move America forward by helping the neediest have enough to eat.

    The U.S. Agriculture Department just released the annual report that measures Americans’ access to food. The study found that 35 million Americans didn’t have enough money or resources to get food last year. In South Carolina, the number of people without food increased by almost 50% from 1998.

    The Bush administration would like to wallpaper over these facts, by first delaying the report until after the elections and then deleting the word “hunger” and replacing it with the term “very low food security.” They seem to think hunger in America should be swept under the rug with an Orwellian name change rather than change policy based on the facts.

    Despite this turn away from reality, we can help those without food right now, in time for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season.

    Please donate canned goods to your local community food bank. You can find a charitable organization near you here:

    http://www.secondharvest.org/zip_code.jsp

    In some places, your local church or grocery store may also accept food goods, clothing and toys.

    With your dedication and commitment to change, we are turning our country around. Now, let’s take action locally by giving what we can this Thanksgiving.

    Thank you for everything you do to bring America together.

    Jerry McNerney
    Congressman-Elect
    California’s 11th District

    MC hammer on being a Turkey — “You can’t stuff this”

  7. profacero said

    Tinky Winky, that is very good! And the dress is great – I hadn’t seen it.

  8. Curiuos George W said



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