Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:40 AM ET, October 11, 2009

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Michael Moore:
Get Off Obama's Back ...second thoughts from Michael Moore  —  Last night my wife asked me if I thought I was a little too hard on Obama in my letter yesterday congratulating him on his Nobel Prize.  “No, I don't think so,” I replied.  I thought it was important to remind him he's now conducting the two wars he's inherited.
RELATED:
Wall Street Journal:
A Wicked and Ignorant Award  —  How Barack Obama could help redeem the Norwegian Nobel Committee's grievous mistake.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  It is absurd and it is embarrassing.  It would even be infuriating if it were not such a declaration of emptiness.
Bob Kerrey / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Nobel and His Obligation to Afghanistan  —  When it comes to moral reputation, almost nothing matters more than keeping your word.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  In a wonderfully stunning decision, the Nobel Committee in Oslo awarded our president its Peace Prize.
Michael C. Moynihan / Hit & Run:
Praise Our Nobel Laureate, You Churlish Anti-American  —  Listening to NPR's truly awful coverage of the Norwegian Nobel Committee's truly awful decision to give President Obama the Peace Prize, I heard this segment, in which Morning Edition hosts Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep …
Christopher Buckley / Blogs and Stories:
A Prize Too Far  —  Blogs and Stories  —  The Daily Beast's …
Discussion: Hot Air and Moe Lane
WhiteHouse.gov Blog:
PRESS BRIEFING
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
Where's the beef?  —  Joe's reaction to Obama's gay speech is up on the gay blog.  —  As for my take... Barack Obama just promised us that if he becomes president, he's going to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, the Defense of Marriage Act, and get ENDA passed.  It was a bit surreal.
RELATED:
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Obama Pledges Again to End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' but Offers No Timetable  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama on Saturday renewed his vow to allow gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military, but failed to offer a timetable for doing so — an omission likely to inflame critics …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging The HRC Dinner  —  8.56 pm.  More campaign boilerplate.  This speech could have been made - and was made - a year ago.  —  8.53 pm.  His major achievement - the one thing he has actually done - is invite gay families to the Easter egg-roll.  —  8.51 pm.  Again, more of a campaign speech.
Associated Press:
Obama: I'll let gays serve openly in military
Discussion: Jezebel and Osborne Ink
Andrew Miga / Associated Press:
Frank says D.C. gay rights march misses mark
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
In Polanski Case, '70s Culture Collides With Today  —  LOS ANGELES — At the end of “Manhattan,” the celebrated movie romance from 1979, a teenager played by Mariel Hemingway delivers some good news to the 42-year-old television writer, portrayed by Woody Allen, with whom she has had a long-running sexual affair.
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Debate Follows Bills to Remove Clotheslines Bans  —  CANTON, Ohio — After taking a class that covered global warming last year, Jill Saylor decided to save energy by drying her laundry on a clothesline at her mobile home.  —  “I figured trailer parks were the one place left where hanging …
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Top Judge Calls Calif. Government ‘Dysfunctional’  —  LOS ANGELES — In a rare public rebuke of state government and policies delivered by a sitting judge, the chief justice of the California Supreme Court scathingly criticized the state's reliance on the referendum process, arguing that it has …
Discussion: Truthdig
Paul Hudson / BBC:
Hot and cold  —  This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.  —  But it is true.  For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.
Eric Dash / New York Times:
Small Banks Fail at Growing Rate, Straining F.D.I.C.  —  A year after Washington rescued the banks considered too big to fail, the ones deemed too small to save are approaching a grim milestone: the 100th bank failure of 2009.  —  In what has become a ritual, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation …
Discussion: MyDD and Calculated Risk
New Jersey Politics:
Star-Ledger endorses independent Chris Daggett for N.J. governor  —  The Star-Ledger today endorses independent candidate Chris Daggett and recommends his election as the next governor of New Jersey.  —  The newspaper's decision is less a rejection of Gov. Jon Corzine and Republican Chris Christie …
Jim Demint / Wall Street Journal:
What I Heard in Honduras  —  Our ambassador is the only person I met there who thinks there was a ‘coup.’ Let's release the State Department legal analysis.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Tegucigalpa  —  In the last three months, much has been made of a supposed military “coup” …
RELATED:
Jane Perlez / New York Times:
After Siege, Pakistan Army Retakes Its Headquarters  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani commandos rescued 25 hostages early Sunday who were held by militants inside the nation's military headquarters, after gunmen dressed in army fatigues stormed the building in a brazen attack 18 hours earlier, according to the chief army spokesman.
RELATED:
Donald Douglas / American Power:
Taliban Escalate Siege of Pakistan: Militants Hit Army HQ …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 2:40 AM ET, October 11, 2009.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
memeorandum Mobile: for phones
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Gail Collins / New York Times:
The Eye of the Beholder
David Ingram / LAW.com:
Despite Drumbeat About Departure, White House Counsel Vows to Stay
Aresu Eqbali / Agence France Presse:
Three Iranian protestors face death penalty
B. Daniel Blatt / GayPatriot:
Solid Majority of Americans Support Same-Sex Civil Unions
Discussion: Moe Lane and PewResearch.org
Floyd Norris / New York Times:
The Divided States of Health Care
 Earlier Items: 
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
As Republicans Predict a 2010 Surge, Democrats Dig In
Dow Jones Newswires:
China Yuan Ends Up;FX Interventions In Asia Cap Gains
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Juan Forero / Washington Post:
Venezuela's Chávez Takes a Mighty Swing at Golf
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
John Hooper / Guardian:
Berlusconi: ‘I am inferior to no one’
Discussion: Truthdig
Bill Maher / The Huffington Post:
New Rule: Everyone deserves equal rights.  That's why they're called “equal” and “rights.”
Discussion: Lean Left