Amy Pohler and Will Arnet are separating. Maybe the split will be temporary. They're both funny people and they've got two kids. In good entertainment news, Ben Affleck's Argo (he directed it) looks like a critical hit and that's good. Looks like he's finally put the Bennifer behind him. That hurt him much more than it did Lopez. He lost the Jack Ryan franchise and they dog piled on Daredevil (which I like more each time I see it).
It's been a long climb back for him. But he's become a great SNL host and he's given some great performances in films and by next spring he'll probably be better which is good because he's a good actor.
So instead of the convention, I've been watching a show Ann told me about. I've been streaming Weeds. It starts Mary-Louise Parker and is actually finishing up on Showtime or just has finished up on Showtime. I'm watching it on Netflix.
Ann said it was a great show and she's not lying. It's funny and scary. Celia (Elizabeth Perkins) is good as Nancy (M-LP''s character). The whole cast is good. Even Kevin Nealon does a great job.
I tried to watch True Blood for a few episodes but that was such a little soap opera and came off like a teen drama with nudity.
So I don't usually watch Showtime shows. But Weeds is a really great show.
You can stream six seasons on Netflix. I just started so I'm not that far into it yet. But I do recommend it strongly. And thank Ann for recommending it.
Okay, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya has a piece at Global Research about how the US has taken over the UN:
The calls at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran for reforming the United Nations and democratizing the Security Council were not exactly new. These calls for UN reform were embodied by the conference’s dictum of “lasting peace through joint global governance.” These demands have been made over and over again by various countries and groups throughout the years.
Nor was everyone present at the NAM gala in Tehran a friend of Iran or open to the Iranian proposals for reforming the United Nations. The visibly shaken Jeffrey Feltman, who was uncomfortably sitting with Iranian officials in Tehran alongside his new boss Ban Ki-moon, can testify to all this. Feltman is a clear symbol of how contaminated the United Nations has become by the imperialist interests of Washington.
The manipulation of the United Nations for imperialist interests, however, goes back a long way. From its inception, the United Nations was meant to facilitate the global influence of the US after the Second World War. The idea of the United Nations, which gets its name from the military coalition (called the United Nations) of the Allied countries that was formed against Germany and the Axis countries, was based on an agreement drafted by the US and the UK during the Second World War. This agreement, the Atlantic Charter, was written out while the US was officially neutral, but secretly supported the British war effort against Germany and its Axis allies by sending supplies to Britain through Canada. The US would later use the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a justification for entering the war and getting the other Allies to accept the Anglo-American Atlantic Charter during the war and then at the San Francisco Conference in 1945.
Madhi, if you've forgotten was about the only western reporter to tell the truth about Libya. He was an umembedded reporter. So I like to highlight him when I find something by him. We need more truth tellers like Mahdi.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"