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With Caroline Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin still making almost daily news, both the Old and New media are falling back on the old standby: the comparison piece.
Here's a little dash of dystopia to start your holiday week:
Imagine you're a 12-year old girl, and you go outside one summer evening to do a favor for your mother. You're walking around the side of you own house, minding your own business -- when three men suddenly… Read full post »
As Caroline Kennedy begins the tedious task of lobbying for an
appointment to the Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton,
political observers are rightly pointing out what a daunting road
she faces if she wants to do more than visit the Capitol.
To hold the seat, she'll have to run… Read full post »
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There's only one stoplight in Nelson County, Virginia. It was installed in 2006 to the great consternation of the locals.Like a lot of rural Virginia counties, it has no cities, no incorporated towns, and the population of around 15,000 people is probably matched -- if not… Read full post »
With Senator Hillary Clinton
now Secretary of State Designate Hillary Clinton, the never-ending
narrative of "No Drama Obama and the American Evita" is seemingly
poised to enter a new season.
Can Barack "control" Hillary? Will she "go rogue"? Is she, in the words of one HuffPo commenter… Read full post »
I knew times were tough over at the New York Times -- what with poor Maureen Dowd worried about
being outsourced to some penny-a-word scribe in Bangalore and
all -- but I had no idea they had let go of their entire
How else could you explain the feature article… Read full post »
So far, the cost for the Too-Big-To-Fail BailoutTM is
somewhere around $4.6 trillion.
There are all sorts of ways to envision this amount of money. ("If you stitched 1 trillion dollar bills together end-to-end, it would stretch about 92 million miles, a little more than the distance between the Earth… Read full post »
The latest entry in the Sarah-Palin-Is-One-Dumb-Bunny file is
what MSNBC calls
WORST POSSIBLE BACKDROP FOR TV NEWS INTERVIEW.
Governor Palin arrived at the Triple-D Farm and Hatchery outside Wasilla the other day to "pardon" a turkey in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. It's a ritual many governor… Read full post »
With the best of intentions, I drove off to our local shopping mecca this afternoon to get a start on my Christmas shopping.
My gift list is fairly short -- our family is small, shopping makes some of us quite peevish, and let's just say none of us are feeling… Read full post »
This spring, Mirren made headlines after revealing in a profile with GQ Magazine that she had been date-raped twice during her student years, but had never reported the assaults to the police.
In the Times… Read full post »
Yes, Sasha and Malia Obama are adorable. Yes, I'm very happy
they're finally getting a puppy.
Now, drop it.
There has been something increasingly distrubing about the cult of personality that is growing around the new First Family. It's fine to be excited about such an attractive family representing ou… Read full post »
Michelle Obama's Narciso Rodriguez outfit -- the red-splotched
black dress she wore at the Grant Park celebration on Tuesday night
-- was ugly.
That is the vote of 65% of respondents at people.com, and I find no reason to demand a recount.
Her choice of dress for Election Night has been the… Read full post »
By now, every sentient being in the Western world knows that the McCain campaign spent $150,000 on clothing for Sarah Palin and her family in the weeks following/… Read full post »
"NY Times: New Questions About McCain's Health," the Huffington Post bla/… Read full post »
His -- or her -- final paragraph touches on an aspect of the Palin visit to Scranton that got a little wider play than just/… Read full post »
Hours away from the next presidential debate and with just 28 days to go until the election, I have come to one immutable opinion about the candidates and their running mates:
I have come to loathe each and every one of them.
Seriously....I have started to hate all four… Read full post »
I spent about five years living in Sedona, not all the far up the road from John McCain's ranch.
There are a lot of people out there who believe that the red rocks of Sedona are rich in the phenomena called “vortexes,” areas of spiraling spiritual energy that… Read full post »
A good deal of the conversation around the household last night revolved around squirrels.
I was debating the merits of fighting the squirrels for the acorns falling from our front-yard oak tree and hording them in the crawlspace versus letting the little critters get really plump and juicy in/… Read full post »
Joe Bageant, author of the wonderful book "Deer Hunting With Jesus" made an excellent point on his blog today: if you're going to spend $700 billion, why not spend it on forgiving credit card debt, college loans, and uncovered medical expenses? Wouldn't that remove a huge burden from American consume… Read full post »
For once, I agree with John McCain.
Postpone the debate. Cancel it.
Hell, cancel them all. Presidential debates long ago stopped being debates: they are now little more than platforms for the regurgitation of chunks of stump speeches and the landing of pre-crafted “zingers.” Post-debate a… Read full post »
If I had the money, I would head over to Kinko's and print up 535 copies of this 1939 British government poster -- and then put one on the desk of every member of the House and Senate before the debate on the Bailout Act begins this week.… Read full post »
Well, the roar of the crowd has faded away, the stadium lights
are out, the Styrofoam Greek columns have been hauled back to the
studio lot, Andrea Mitchell has been released from her balloon
prison....and silly season has officially returned.
The latest kerfuffle is over lipstick.
Both Joe Biden and… Read full post »
I'm off-line for one day and what happens? MSNBC demotes
Olbermann and Matthews from anchoring future election coverage...?
See, this is why there should be free, universal Wi-Fi.
Joking aside, I think this was a wise move for MSNBC.
While the constant cat-fighting during the Democratic Conven… Read full post »
As the American media focuses on the inner workings of the
various Palin women's uteri and their potential impact on world
peace, in Pakistan, an attempt is underway to buck thousands of
years of tradition and find justice for five women laying dead in
the remote deserts of Balochistan.
On July 13… Read full post »