Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Happy Surprise and a Nasty Shock

Paul Krugman talks about the GOP finally getting a chance to explain what they want to do and how the majority of voters are running in the other direction.
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/not-the-election-they-were-expecting/?smid=fb-share

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pretty Vacant

Bill Maher: Kim Kardashian is so politically ignorant she thinks "trickle down" is what you call the finale of your sex tape.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mitt's Two Biggest Problems

Number one: Mitt is Mitt. No point kicking the guy anymore, everybody knows he's a robot who thinks a wild Saturday night is one filled with drinking milkshakes and trying to remember the names of his cloned sons. Number two: He's been forced to walk a fine line between the real world and that of wild-eyed Tea Party members who want to somehow simultaneously slash taxes for the rich, boost the military budget and solve the budget problem. If he wasn't such a dick I'd almost feel sorry for him.

Back in the USA

Just got back yesterday from a two week trip to Italy with my wife and good friend Terry Goodman. We had an awesome time but it sure feels good to be back. Here's a list of my Italians pros and cons: They have great (and very cheap) wine, great pasta, okay pizza (I prefer thick crust), amazing architecture, incredible statues, and lots of friendly people. On the con side: no bacon or fried eggs, surprisingly bad coffee in tiny cups, insane traffic and non-stop humidity (especially in Rome). I just never seemed to stop sweating. A really nice bit of icing on the cake was that the gorgeous actress Selma Hayek sat behind us on the Rome-Paris leg of the trip coming home yesterday.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I'd Really Like To Know

I hear a lot of conservatives criticize the administration regarding what's happened in several Middle Eastern countries recently. I'd really like to know what they think we should have done differently...are they saying we should have somehow used our military to maintain the status quo there?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Hole We Dug

Why didn't we revisit the Bush tax cuts after the 9-11 attacks?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/matt-miller-after-sept-11-shared-sacrifice-did-not-extend-to-taxes/2012/09/10/bb2bb660-fbaa-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_story.html?hpid=z2

Monday, September 10, 2012

My Morning Jacket

Had a great time at the My Morning Jacket show last Friday. They worked incredibly hard and also had one of the best light shows I've ever seen.

Etch-a-Mitt

Mitt seems to have a real problem understanding that we can't just pick and choose the parts of national healthcare we happen to like. If you want the good stuff you have to also accept the hard stuff.
http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloomberg/article/Romney-Would-Keep-Part-of-Health-Care-Law-as-3853232.php

Saturday, September 8, 2012

He's Not a Complete Idiot

Paul Ryan is smarter than Sarah Palin. But the policies he advocates are still based on the wishful thinking of Reaganomics.
http://www.salon.com/2012/09/08/flip_side_of_sarah_palin/

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Well, He Can Always Cut Some More Brush

The Dems invite Bill Clinton to their convention and he rocks the country. The Republicans did everything except get a restraining order to keep Dubya from showing up in Tampa.

Bill Kills It

Bill Clinton showed the country how it's DONE.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/06/opinion/opinion-roundup-clinton/index.html

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Good Old Joe

I really enjoyed seeing Joe Walsh last Thursday night at a casino north of Seattle. Over forty years worth of great tunes.