Doctor Curmudgeon invites you to a game of musique-chance.
Wow, we’ve got some raw wonk here. Lemme know if anybody else actually geeks on this.
Again, i’m getting a lot of unnecessary media news from Paste. you?
An unexciting decision, this. tho i think there’s a chance that Gregory – 38 years old, for chrissakes – could do this job for 30, 40 years. he’s “not crap,” just sand-dry and very much of that weirdly apolitical, nonetheless aristocratic copse of DC press room viceroys. at least, that’s what his habitus says to me.
My favorite story of the day. dig the contrast, and remember the (again, weirdly apolitical) reasons – comedy reasons – why we need joe biden in the foreground of our national affairs.
More on this amazing blog later. but this mebbe wins the trophy for unfunny story of the day day. no matter how many passes we’re willing to give BHO on his Cabinet appts., we should totally be suspicious of the outbreak of jubilant Hawks in the (now-hegemonic) Obama Appreciation Society. See:
What does all this mean? Are the neocons simply swallowing mouthfuls of blood and running home to Dad? Or do they have something to be cheerful about? Actually, it’s both. After all, the last time the neocons were so directionless and lost as a tendency was in the early 1990s, when the ‘totalitarian’ behemoth they said could never collapse from within duly collapsed from within. A great many of them initially supported Bill Clinton, who also appointed a Republican defense secretary and ran a hawkish foreign policy campaign. The neocons were in essence liberal nationalists, after all. They had broken with the Democratic Party after its failure to select Daniel Patrick Moynihan as their preferred presidential candidate, deriding the centre-right Carter administration as a ‘New Left’ one. The main issues that brought them to the Republican Party were Carter’s failure to decisively support the Shah, and his occasional criticisms of the Somoza regime and eventual imposition of sanctions. That was essentially why they turned to the Reaganauts.
* i just threw up in my mouth a little |(Prisonshippe’s obligatory Rod Stewart/Ron Wood content)
Thankfully Captain’s Dead is watching for any and all news on the Faces’ reunion front, and offering commentary I unconditionally endorse.
Featuring beloved Speakeasy regular Bruce Bennett, Stop Smiling is quickly becoming a key provider of human resources for my coterie of “Arts and Culture” e-Commentators. Now they’re hosting this fine exchange with, ah, at least 1 of my top 5 fave contemporary crime novelists (certainly the one with the best taste in records.)
More on the coming healthcare death matches on the Hill, to be waged under the banner of The Baucus Plan.
Cilizza reminds me just how disorienting it is to think of HRC and BHO tag-teaming after so many slobberknockers. It still weirdly thrills, weirdly chills me, arousing a curiousness as did the Hacksaw/Iran Sheik arrest when I was so much younger.
Tina bleeping Turner is still performing “Thunderdome” at live shows!?! Is this a regular thing, or was it a really rare treat? It would be interesting – I think we can all agree – to compile a 90-minute mixtape of just live “Thunderdome”s. Side A could be, like, 80% from 2008 and 100% post-2005. And then Side ‘B’ could house the obviously best and most historically significant performances Tina did.
Yeah, if Matthews does run for Senate, I don’t think certain still-embittered veterans of HRC ’08 are gonna come out and glad-hand for ’em too much.
You know you want to need it.
Truly great ur-ethnographic “thick description” of how the ranking think tanks and (other policy-picklers) race “to set the tone for BHO’s taking it to the next lvl.”
No, CNN, guilty of unfair labor practices? Just swear to me that Lou Dobbs had nothing to do with it.
The Washington Post can’t help but acknowledge that Bobby Jindal is a meteoric firebrand of youthful, outside-of-the-box flames!
Oh grand. So the legitimacy of our nation’s banks are now in need of long-term buttressing by the Fed(eral Govt. d’Etats-Unis)?!? By the way, just you know, there seems to be something of a recession going on here. I am glad that I just left a median-American-household-ish union job for grad squalor. Aren’t you glad I did?