On US television, newscasters talk a lot about the heat wave with record temperatures, but never mention climate change as even a possible cause. For the mainstream press, global warming doesn't exist.
I really can't come up with any words this time to go with this one; everything I've got to say about the uprisings in London and across Britain I've already said in this cartoon.
So, instead, I'll just throw it over to Daniel Hind, writing at Al Jazeera in an op-ed column entitled "Nothing 'Mindless' About Rioters": http://tinyurl.com/3u3yuqg
After years of sucking up to Wall Street and giving out AAA ratings as if they were Cracker Jack prizes -- becoming an accomplice in the United States' economic meltdown -- Standard & Poor's suddenly turns around and knocks an "A" off the United States' AAA debt rating after the recent debt ceiling pro wrestling match on Capitol Hill. Who'da thunk it?
Am I the only one here who thinks that outfit should change its name to Substandard & Piss-Poor?