Still doing the fever/swollen glands thing, so blogging is light and emailing is not-happening at all just now.
Vanderleun has a fascinating post that compares and contrasts the pretensions of the “let’s pretend we’re all oppressed” social elites in America to the real oppression lived through by others, like the proprietor of The People’s Cube, Oleg Atbashian, from the Ukraine. Lots of keen observations from both gentlemen are included in the post, as well as this gem by composer John Cage:
“We no longer have time for the good, the beautiful, or whether or not something is true. We have only time for conversation.”
Cage could well have been speaking not only of art but of our current political climate, as well.
Bill Clinton says slow the economy to save the planet for our children. But…but I thought Al Gore and his crew said it was all going to be over in 30 years! Have they recalculated again? If America gives up her economy, but China, Indonesia and the rest keep on polluting, we can go on for 35? Damn! He’s smart! And no woman is illegal! :::UPDATE::: Seems Jake Tapper got the quote wrong, never mind!:::
Over at CBS, Dick Meyer says it is very legitimate of Americans to wonder about Bill Clinton as First Gentleman:
If you don’t like this kind of psycho-babble, well, tough. The Clintons have committed themselves now to campaigning as a couple and Bill Clinton has committed to making news. A potential Clinton II administration must be assessed with that in mind. And with couples, you have two psychos to babble it, not just one.
Yeah, you’ll want to read the whole thing. Also, Why Ted Kennedy Endorsed Obama.
There is actually a little light being shed on some of the questionable dealings Bill Clinton has been alllied with. Such scrutiny seems reasonable if your wife is going to be president and people have given you (or your charity) millions of dollars. These stories rarely seem to engage the public’s imagination, though, and neither do stories about sleazy fund-raisers.
Victor Davis Hanson says The Dems want to lose and the GOP doesn’t want to win.
How funny. I have had several emails (maybe 20 or so) from people saying that they’re disappointed in George W. Bush and disagree with him on this and that, but they’re so uninspired with the current crop of candidates (on both sides) that if they had the choice between any of them and W, they’d pick W, again. If the doldrums are that thick right now, it’s ripe-time for someone who has energy and can get people excited. He or she just has to have energy and an engaging persona. That would be Obama on the left…it’s nobody on the current GOP short-list. Sheesh.
Contrary to what some of you think, I am not. I’m still waiting to see who there will be to vote for. I’m a cock-eyed optimist.
AJ Strata writes America is moving center from both left and right.
Watchman has the 5 stages of GOP voting. Cute.
Annie Jacobsen has a piece up at Pajamas Media that also will probably not get much attention – but should.
That’s it for me. Throat hurts.