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- Health care. Jesus Christ on toast with Marmite, am I ever sick of hearing about health care. Whole Foods—-SHUT UP. Public option opponents—-SHUT UP. Fox News—-SHUT UP. Meanwhile, in British rationing news, I’m horrified to report that my wife’s grandmother recently had to wait over an hour to be seen, mostly because the Edinburgh Council moved the Royal Infirmary from right across the Meadows all the way out to Little France, which is as far from the city center as it sounds. This is outrageous and would never happen in the United States, where there is no socialized medicine and never will be—-SHUT UP.
- MEDIA NEWS! Battle of the Hottest rages on Capitol Hill. Jayson Blair is a life coach! City Paper‘s parent company begins its Week of Reckoning today! CEO tells Atlanta Journal-Constitution decision to buy CP and Chicago Reader was thoroughly vetted: “It wasn’t just me running over a cliff.”
- THE WORLD OF SPORTS! Nats lose, lose acting GM, sell many seats for Friday night’s game for $1. Morning Roundup will be there with eldest son, who will be limited to one dessert item purchase. Also exciting: Washington National Opera sent me a Nats hat and some Cracker Jack to promote its free simulcast of Barber of Seville at Nationals Park on Sept. 12. I may go to that, too! But I’m totally sneaking in the Cracker Jack on Friday. YOW! Also, Nascar full of Republicans. Aussi: Quel dommage!
- ENTERTAINMENT! 2009’s worst album title. Weezer Advances. MTV maybe does, too.