While the U.S. media was burning through precious fossil fuels, dedicating megawatts to Obama's OLYMPIAN FAILURE!!! ("Wonderful Copenhagen" my left foot!) and David Letterman's news of the weird, other things were happening on the planet that you might find of interest. Two young Iranians were detailing the depraved brutality that a illegitimate regime will resort to in order to cling to power. Unspeakable suffering was visited upon the people of the Philippines, Indonesia and Samoa. (Here's how you can help.) The public option on health care began to look nearer to an early legislative demise; unemployment ticked up toward 10 percent (unofficially well past that already); the tired, poor and tempest tossed stopped coming to America, and U.S. Catholic bishops were questioning commitments to keep abortion funding out of health reform proposals.
Now back to the important stuff. I think if Michelle's dress had looked better and Jon Gosselin had gone to Denmark instead of Obama . . .