Humor Break: Jib-Jab Strikes Again
We take our hits, but the section on Obama is a hoot! The Clinton parts are pretty funny, too. They’re giving Johnny Mac the old Bob Dole treatment. Which of course you know they would. The jib-jab guys are marketing this as a sendable e-card with interactive features. This tech stuff just gets cooler and cooler! link to jib-jab sendable card
Newsweek LIKED Palin Last Year!
From 10/15/07 Article New research shows that voters give female governors significantly higher marks than their male counterparts on such qualities as honesty, cooperation and caring—as well as toughness. And at a time when the national debate has become poisonously partisan, governors like Napolitano, 49, and Palin, 43, are making their mark with a pragmatic, postpartisan approach to solving problems, a style that works especially | Read More »
Democratic Convention- All That Hope and Change, and All We Got Was Al Gore’s 2000 Speech
First, I have a small bone to pick with Sarah Palin. All that enthusiasm over her selection, which I share., has taken attention away from The One’s performance in Denver on Thursday evening. Obama was da bomb- but not in a good way. The chattering classes have seriously overestimated Obama’s skills based on his 2004 speech, which was an emotionally energetic, uplifting one. His Denver | Read More »
Biden- Not a Bad Pick, BUT
Let’s go down memory lane a bit, as this will help to put Obama’s selection of Joe Biden in proper perspective. JFK- picked his convention opponent and Senate powerhouse, Lyndon Johnson., to the consternation of his supporters. JFK acted in the overriding interest of electoral victory. Reagan-the magnanimous Gipper chose his primary opponent, a selection reflecting great self-confidence. And a practical one, too, building a | Read More »
Obama-Biden: FUNiculi, FUNicula!- Cultural Relief from Anglo Legal Gasbags
One of the great joys of Italian culture is that a healthy dose gives quick relief from our word-obsessed, soundbite-laden political culture that the rest of the world finds, well, rather peculiar. So here goes! Background & translation can be found here. The lyrics make more sense than anything we’re likely to see from the Democratic ticket. We can do repetitive nonsense, too, and ours | Read More »
K’mon Kompassionate Kons- Komfort the Kos Kids re 2:35AM text msg!
Wow. Kos & Ko. got quite a jolt this morning in their lonely rooms when those cells started buzzing! With a little bit of editing, easily done in our imagination, here is the perfect songto help them in their time of loss. And this song was HOT when Joe Biden started in politics. So sing it, brothers and sisters!
Senator Obama, You’re No Jack Kennedy
Despite the change & youth hype, the endorsement of Ted Kennedy, the Kennedy family patriarch, and the obvious similarity (first credible African American candidate vs first credible Catholic candidate), there are striking differences between Senator Barack Obama and Senator John F. Kennedy at this stage in their careers. These are worth looking into. Fathers While it is hard to make Joe Kennedy Sr a truly | Read More »
Will the media EVER get the Catholic vote thing right?
They would have a hard time keeping up with today’s parishes! The MSM, clueless as ever to the realities of social change in America, is recycling a lot of nonsense about the poor urban ethnic Catholic working-class voter, and how these Catholics are troubled by an Obama candidacy. This image of the Catholic voter is a myth, a holdover from days long gone by, and | Read More »
And now, O Faithful, Let Us Pray and Beseech The One
Let us begin the week with prayer in the grace-filled setting of the Obama cyberchapel! May the Obamites continue to make cracks about John McCain’s age, as an important sliver of the huge boomer demographic moves into their sixties… Lord Obama, hear our prayer! May The Iconic One continue to be seen in settings divorced from the experience of The Unworthy- Europe, Hawaii, etc… Lord | Read More »
Oily Thoughts of the Day- Of Turkeys and GOBBL lines
*Is it Midnight at the Oasis Yet? Not Quite! * As I work on this blog, the price of crude oil has dipped below $112. Market analysts attribute the rise to a strengthening dollar and deepening concern about global demand. Crude has thus declined 25% from its speculative peak in mid-July.
Poland and US Ink Missile Deal
The US and Poland have reached agreement today on the installation of missile interceptors on Polish territory. Interestingly, the Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, announced the deal on national television. The two countries had been negotiating a deal for quite some time. The US views the system as primarily a defense against missile threats from rogue states such as Iran. The Poles have, obviously, other | Read More »
The Edwards Story- Why It Matters
“For a while you try to kid yourself that you’re going with an unmarried man. Then one day he begins to look at his watch…and it all begins to look- so ugly” – The Apartment, 1960 The moral issue of adultery is as old as the Scriptures, and the prudent man defers to them when it comes to judging someone else. Which means that we | Read More »
Starbucks Needs Our Help-Especially in Chicago
I am a big fan of Starbucks- both the franchise and the wonderful coffee. Yes, yes, I know that a lot of lefty nonsense percolates in their trendier locations, but they deserve a lot of credit for making coffee fun again.
Kurdish Rebels Claim Responsibility for Oil Pipeline Explosion
Kurdish rebels have claimed responsibility for an explosion on the pipeline carrying Azeri crude from the Caspian Sea ACG fields. Output is expected to drop by 80% pending repairs.
Why Blackhedd Needs a Publicist
Fortune is running an interesting piece about some financial types who foretold the credit crisis that nearly swamped the US economy. They probably don’t have much name recognition even among people who follow the markets on a more or less regular basis.
Change- It’s Biting Obama In the, Well, You Know
Change #1- The Republicans finally make “The Ten Commandments” a winner in political debate- through John McCain, no less! For all the hype about change, Obama has reconnected the Democrats with their Inner Bourbon- they learn nothing and forget nothing. Obama’s astonishing summer reveals a party trapped in the freeze frame of their mid-term election triumphs, oblivious to the rapid pace of change since then.
Rep Kenny Marchant (TX 24) on Energy: Hear, Hear!
As a compassionate conservative, I can understand the impulse to flee steamy Washington DC in August. But the Congress should really do its job first. I am posting Rep Marchant’s letter in its entirety. Let’s Have a Vote on Real Energy Solutions As many of you have heard, the House Republican Caucus has taken over the empty House chamber in protest of Democratic House Speaker | Read More »
The Oily Bird Gets The Worm
July was not kind to the energy bulls. The spot price of crude fell from a high of $145 in mid-month to close at $124 by month end, a decline of over 14%.
Top 10 Ways to Pass Time During Those Pesky RS 3.0 Page Loads
and feel free to add your own! 10) Troll Obama speeches for actual hard content 9) Visit the national debt clock and watch the deficit grow 8) Track the downward tropes of the NY Times stock price 7) Read Night Twister’s Colorado diary for the 5,345,235th time 6) Update your vocabulary of dirty words at Kos 5) Watch Obama on YouTube and get that tingly | Read More »
Campaign 2008- and That Kennedy Thing (I)
American presidential elections are fascinating as much for their sociological import as their concrete political issues. So it was intriguing to watch the Kennedys, America’s first explicitly ethnic dynasty, pass the torch to the first African-American presidential candidate. And that does inspire some meanderings down memory lane. Everyone raised in the postwar Catholic neighborhoods remembers the tremendous impact of the John F. Kennedy’s race in | Read More »