Linking around…

A 9 minute video is usually not my speed, but this one's clever and fast-moving.The light sabers and "Kentucky Fried Analogy" cracked me up. (H/T Bookworm, who features another - succinct and entertaining - vid by one of the players, here.) I don't know who this guy is, but he's smart, charismatic as hell, and has beautiful eyes and a great smile.Bookworm is also calling olly-olly-oxen-free to "secret conservatives" in Marin County and elsewhere.It's a sad thing, isn't it, when … [Read more...]

The Prez & The Dude

Bush holding Stanley Debshaw before leaving the Peoria Airport (Xinhua/Reuters Photo) (H/T Fausta)How great is that shot? How adorable is that kid? The picture is part of a 4-shot gallery of photos entitled Bush's fun with kids at airport, and all four shots are excellent. I especially liked this one, of the president sharing a laugh with a primary school principal:It is amazing to me that this president, who has a very full plate and carries the stigma of being "the most vilified and … [Read more...]

Kosovo, Clinton and binladensa (continued)

Last week, in linking to Michael Totten's piece on Kosovo and its affection for Bill & Hillary Clinton, there were some questions about whether Clinton's legacy there was really a good thing, given the abuse the Orthodox Christians have suffered there (see comments section at that link).Totten begins to answer those questions in this first installment of a two-parter that continues looking at the region - and the religion question - The Bin Ladens of the Balkans, Part I:Kosovo’s war, t … [Read more...]

Bill Clinton's other best legacy

Photo Credit: Michael TottenA while back I wrote a piece praising Bill Clinton for having the gumption to reform welfare and called it, "his best legacy."I wasn't exactly wrong. But I was ignorant of something excellent which goes unnoticed and should be added to Clinton's legacy. I know better now, thanks to Michael Totten, who spent a few weeks in Kosovo and filed this report: An Abominable Blood-Logged PlainStrange country, Kosovo.It’s European, but it isn’t Christian. It’s major … [Read more...]

Oy Vey, the 2008 election!

I've had the strangest string of emails over the past few days, some from strangers (both left and right) and others from old email correspondents who are looking for someone to share a thought with.What's odd is that nearly all of them are indicating to me that they feel something is "off" about this election. They all sense something coming down the pike.One person wrote to agree with an old prediction of mine that McCain, despite all indications to the contrary, may not be the GOP … [Read more...]

How do you like them apples, Mr. President?

Bill Clinton is saying:-"I think most of the press people are in Obama's demographic. ... There have been times when I thought I was literally lost in a fun house."Mr. President...we know how you feel. And now YOU know how your successor has probably felt every day since he took office, after having to wait for you to finally get off camera on his inaugural day.Doug Ross had your number a few days ago.But honestly, this is not schadenfreude. We're happy to welcome you to the club. The … [Read more...]

More Questions in the Blogosphere

see more crazy cat picsThe other day - for reasons I don't understand - I tripped through the blogosphere Q & A style, and people seemed to like that.So, here are some more:Q: What is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's motto for this session of Congress?A: Well, I am not privvy to the great-woman's thoughts, but it would appear to be, "Mr. President, tear down any economic advantages you might be pursuing for us, and while you're at it, please make us as vulnerable to the … [Read more...]

Another thought on Obama's bitter gaffe

I like this ironic photo essay using Obama's "bitter" words.But it also reminds me that what Obama said wasn't that far off from Bill Clinton's trying to turn the Oklahoma City bombing into a narrative about middle Americans, incapable of thinking for themselves, being urged on to hate America by the likes of Rush Limbaugh.Both, in their way, were implying that middle-class Middle America is populated with easily-swayed, unintelligent rubes.Slightly O/T, after the OKC bombing Bill Clinton … [Read more...]

Clinton's smug mug & other superior beings

Is it just me or is Bill Clinton looking increasingly like the the smug bastard son of Boris Yeltsin?Except - I can't remember - did Yeltsin ever treat both the press and the populace which such arrogant disdain? He may have. But then again, Yeltsin was a communist with Pravda behind him; he didn't have to tell the truth or pretend to respect the intellects of his countrymen.I should just perhaps be glad that the Clinton's breathtaking disingenuity is finally becoming plain for others to … [Read more...]

A Clintonian Conundrum

Does she stay in the race and face a mortifying loss next Tuesday or does she get out with some dignity and credibility still intact?As analysts declare that Hillary Clinton needs to win, and win soundly, in Texas and Ohio in order to remain even remotely viable in the race for the Democrat nomination, Drudge is promising a "developing" story claiming Barack Obama has garnered a four percent lead over Hillary in Texas.A drubbing next Tuesday would be the supreme mortification. To go from … [Read more...]