"Turkey in the straw/Turkey in the straw/Roll ’em up and twist ’em up/A high tuck a-haw."
Part The First: Because it’s the week that it is, and because she simply will not go away and leave me and English syntax alone, I thought, well, hell, why not bring back the greatest live shot in the history of American POLITICS(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJd_vm9VhpU). And, the best scene in the history of your buddy Sorkin’s
Part The Second:
Part The Third: Here’s a Fun Holiday Game.Please count up the number of far-too-obvious straight lines containedin this single blog
Part The Fourth: The Youthful Quota Hire goes unicorn
You have attached yourself to the PartyOf Stupid, and it is the Party Of Stupid because you and it have beenproduced by the Movement Of Stupid. (There’s this
Part The Ultimate: It is early days, surely, but, at the moment,there is absolutely no way on god’s earth that I would vote to re-elect Barack Obama as President of the United States. I always had my
Name: Reed Richardson Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ
Here’s to Pierce, for correctly calling the Ole Miss defeat of LSU last Saturday (though they didn’t cover) and, more importantly, to the Ole Miss student body for shouting down the clutch of racist knuckleheads who crawled on campus on game day for reasons that only make sense in their sick, twisted world. Watching them slink away in defeat after a
And while we’re handing out game day accolades, here’s one more shout out, to WBRZ Channel 2 News in Baton Rouge. After LSU head coach Les Miles blatantly lied during his post-game press conference in an attempt to hang his team’s last-second defeat on anyone else but himself, WBRZ’s straightforward, evidence-based reporting was refreshingly candid, pulling no punches about
But what does it say about the state of the American media when the most notable instance in recent memory–mine, at least–of journalists directly refuting a public figure who is lying takes place in the sports department of a local Louisiana TV station? Alas, if only SEC football were rivaled in importance by something like, say, the health care of 300 million people…
Name: El Cid Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Hey, the military portion of the Honduran coup government just announced they would be rounding up all privately owned firearms during the runup and immediately after the elections, whether or not one is licensed, and supposedly the weapons are to be returned "as soon aspossible" afterwards.
Does this at all interest the U.S. gun rights activists who are continually complaining that left wing governments are plotting to take their private guns?
Or does it not matter when a right wing government *actually* begins rounding up private guns?
Name: Michael Green Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
With Harry Reid having delivered the Democratic caucus to get a health care bill to the floor–a monumental achievement when you consider that, unlike Republican senators, Democratic senators actually have their own opinions now and then–I wondered whether the MSM would focus on Reid’s success or that he dared to suggest on the Senate floor that David Broder is meaningless. My money is that his comment dismissing Broder will get more attention, when he actually should have said that Broder is a liar, and that he is himself the proof. Broder wrote a column claiming that Democrats wanted to replace Reid as leader.The entire caucus signed a letter to the Washington Post countering that. Broder’s response in a webchat was to say something like, well, of course they would say that but he was right in his column. Well, Reid is still the Senate Democratic leader. And Broder’s sad decline, which increasingly appears to be due either to his loss of mental power or his loss of scruple, continues.
Name: Tim Kane Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
In regard to the "Think Again" piece on the cost of the Bush Presidency, particularly the Iraq war, it’s not JUST that it cost asmuch as $3 trillion.
I distinctly recall reading at FactBook, the CIA’s nicely done online almanac, that the GNP of Iraq in 2002, the year before boy wonder invaded, was $56 billion.
At that point in time, GM’s net value might have also been around $56 billion (then again…). The damage Bush did to the United States can’t be completely tallied unless you include the value to the economy of all the vaulted, seemingly indestructable economic institutions that melted away, along with the Twin Towers, the Flood barriers of New Orleans and the bridges of Minneapolis.
But back to Iraq’s GNP of only $56 billion. We are paying trillions of dollars and thousands of lives for a country that could have been acquired lock, stock and infrastructure in tact for less that a billion dollars in well placed bribes (and perhaps a house on the Riviera with a new identity for some of Iraq’s former elites).
Here’s to hoping that future historians take a comprehensive accounting of all the cost and the massive missed opportunities of the tragedy which we know of as the Bush Administration.
Oh, for the want of 600 more ballets in Florida in 2000.