Eating their own

July 11, 2009 at 7:51 am | Posted in Politics | 1 Comment
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Peggy Noonan is usually a bit of a wingnut right-wing columnist. But not today. Today, writing about Palin’s resignation, she is the voice of truth:

In television interviews she was out of her depth in a shallow pool. She was limited in her ability to explain and defend her positions, and sometimes in knowing them. She couldn’t say what she read because she didn’t read anything. She was utterly unconcerned by all this and seemed in fact rather proud of it: It was evidence of her authenticity. She experienced criticism as both partisan and cruel because she could see no truth in any of it. She wasn’t thoughtful enough to know she wasn’t thoughtful enough.

You can read the full article here, and it’s well worth it. Please, please let this be the last, final word on this illiterate, ignorant twit.

Nouns and verbs

June 27, 2009 at 8:23 am | Posted in News, Politics | Leave a comment
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Yesterday saw the passing of the “American Clean Energy and Security Act,” a bill that the Wall Street Journal calls out as historic for its sweeping changes in environmental regulation.

I don’t claim to be an expert on the matter, and I’m not familiar enough with the content of the bill to fairly judge its merits. What I will judge, however, are the political reactions.


Mr. Obama and other top Democrats insisted the measure will spur job-creating investments in “green” technologies, while lessening U.S. reliance on foreign oil.

Ok. That sounds optimistic, promising. I can get on board with that.

How about the Republican response:

[Republicans] contended the measure amounted to a job-killing tax on consumers and businesses. “The Waxman-Markey bill promises to destroy our standard of living,” said Rep. Frank Lucas (R., Okla.).

Um. Ok. That’s a bit…extreme.

I gather that you don’t like the bill, and that’s fine, but, really? A job killing tax on consumers and businesses that will destroy our standard of living?

Can we have no gradients in the language of our disagreement? Are our politicians really at a point where the choices are that they can either love something, or accuse it of destroying America?

Tell me, Congressman Lucas, will the bill also kill puppies and unicorns?

Conveniently Located

December 15, 2008 at 10:44 pm | Posted in New Orleans, Politics | 6 Comments
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I totally used to live directly across the street from here. Seriously, I could see it from my window. It was between the take-out chinese food place and the take-out turtle soup place. Often while taking out I would enjoy one of their delicious banana daiquiris. One wouldn’t think that any combination of those three things (chinese food, turtle soup, and banana daiquiris) would go together.

One would be wrong.

Also, the next time one of you decries the lack of government intervention in, well, anything, I want you to look at this photo and realize that this is who you’re talking about.


This is your government.

I know that you glanced at that picture quickly, but I want you to look again. There. On her lap. It is a cat. She is riding a motorcycle with a cat on her lap, wishing you hope and holiday cheer.

Roosevelt would be so proud.


December 9, 2008 at 7:23 pm | Posted in Hartford, New Orleans, News, Politics | 1 Comment
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I find myself with creativity and motivation today but without topic. Hrmm. 

The Golden Years

A Hartford man has been sentenced to prison for drug distribution. I guess that in itself isn’t really a big deal. He was 61. I find that to be a bit of a big deal.

No worries though, he’ll be out in four years, have four more years to recuperate, and still be younger than John McCain should he choose to run for President. Zing!

It’s a Black Thing

Mozilla has released a new internet browser. Hold off on the upgrade for just a minute, though, to ensure that you meet the required ethnic guidelines. You see, Mozilla’s new browser, Blackbird, is the, ahem (I want to get this right), web browser for the African American community


No. No no no no no. Bad software company! Bad!

E = MC Hammer

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had been experimenting with iTune’s new “Genius” feature. Allow me once more to extoll its virtues. Actually, just consider this blog to be a permanent virtue extoller when it comes to all things genius.

It borders on life changing. You will find patterns amongst your musical tastes that are both disturbing and rewarding. My new favorite game to play is “what song will be good with this song?” It is the musical equivalent of smores. Which everyone knows are delicious.

Doth Protest Too Much

A spokesman for Al Gore indicated today that he is not seeking any type of position within the new administration (Al Gore, that is, not the spokesman). Which, I guess, would make him the only Democrat that isn’t these days. 


Setting the Bar High

Republicans are falling over themselves congratulating each other for winning a Congressional seat in Louisiana. Anh “Joseph” Cao has succeeded, yes. Of that there is no doubt. He has handily defeated long time Democrat incumbent William Jefferson. He is the new Republican Giant Slayer that will save the Republican party!

If they can only get all of their opponents in the 2010 midterm elections to get indicted for bribery after an FBI investigation finds $90,000 of marked money in their freezer, then they are going to set the political world on fire.

Bravo, sir. This slow clap is completely, non-sarcastically, for you.

Wheels coming off…

October 30, 2008 at 10:01 pm | Posted in Politics | Leave a comment
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Soooooo….Palin has stated her intention to run in 2012. When CNN contacted the McCain campaign for comment, their actual response was:


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