Remember Solyndra, which went belly-up after taking a loan of over half a billion dollars? Well, the federal loan program that gave that loan is now turning a profit -- as in, the interest payments on these loans now exceed defaults. But don't worry, Scott Walker will get rid of this program as soon as he's President, and inhabitants of distant planets will hear SOLYNDRA!!!!! echoing on their media devices hundreds of years from now.
The World Health Organization reports that ebola has killed 5,000 folks, almost entirely in Western Africa nations like Liberia and Sierra Leone. Kudos to the AP not just for actually staying on top of this story, but for resisting the temptation to report it as if Americans (total deaths from ebola in America: one) matter more than anyone else in the world. (Don't read the comments, though; too many of them are depressingly moronic.)
Surprise, surprise, the "liberal" media can hardly find anyone who opposes President Obama's new war in Syria and Iraq, as a mere three percent of its guests on roundtable/interview TV programs during the middle of September opposed the war. Reminds me of that time Tim Russert told Bill Moyers that he wished he "had access" to sources who might have been more skeptical of Tha Bush Mobb's rush to war in Iraq! After all, it wasn't like Tim Russert was a journalist or anything.
Ashlee Kieler at The Consumerist tells you why celebrity endorsements of products shouldn't matter that much to you. Really, we should be able to separate the Fonz from Henry Winkler when seeing reverse-mortgage ads, but Ms. Kieler also wonders why celebrities don't take more trouble to learn about their products -- witness Larry King's utterly moronic suggestion that "When you’re a spokesman, you have to have some faith." Don't you have to have some brains?
Finally, numerous actual conservatives take to Sen. Ted Cruz's facebook page after Mr. Cruz's brain-dead comments about network neutrality. Cynics will no doubt claim that all the variations of the phrase "bought and paid for by the big telecom corporations" signal a fake grassroots campaign, but what of the possibility that conservatives like net neutrality, too? They make a pretty good case for it, after all -- mainly, that net neutrality doesn't "stifle" competition but promotes competition.