Kristy and I are at the Rockies-Cardinals game at Coors Field. We -- and our beers -- have a great view from the first row of Section L306 in right field. Go Rockies! (They lead 2-1, and I'm wearing my Rocky Top shirt.)
UPDATE: We had a great time, but alas, the Rockies lost, 6-5.
USA Today: “Poll: Flap over pastor hurts Obama”
New York Times: “In Poll, Obama Survives Furor, but Fall Is the Test”
Who’s right? For better or worse, the voters of Indiana and North Carolina will decide that, at least for purposes of the immediate media storyline.
P.S. Mark Ambinder explains the difference between the two polls’ wildly divergent national Clinton vs. Obama numbers.
Ben Smith brings us up to date on the latest Obama conspiracy theory, courtesy of a former Lyndon LaRouche acolyte and a 9/11 Truth pamphleteer in South Bend.
Naturally, since this is a LaRouchie thing, they accuse Obama of being a closet conservative, “a pawn of — wait for it — the CIA, the Ford Foundation, the Trilateral Commission, and Zbigniew Brzezinksi.” LOL!
(I actually tried once to read a lengthy LaRouche pamphlet in its entirety, after a LaRouchie on USC’s campus gave it to me. I literally couldn’t get through it. It was utterly incomprehensible due to its sheer lunacy and logical incoherence. Those people are nuts.)
Smith also notes that the Reverend Wright controversy isn’t quelling the Obama-as-secret-Muslim rumors: “I just got a viral email trying to resolve a major source of cognitive conspiracy dissonance by claiming that Trinity United Church is an Islamic front.” Heh. God bless America.
Cyclone Nargis has produced a major humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar (a.k.a. Burma), with perhaps 13,000 dead and the nation’s capital — which suffered a direct hit from the storm — plunged into a “primitive existence.”
Dr. Jeff Masters has a detailed post on the cyclone and its impact.
I’m not suggesting economists have all the answers. But when economists tell a president or a presidential candidate that his or her idea is dumb Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and when all respectable economists around America agree that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a dumb idea Ã¢â‚¬â€œ itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s probably wise for the president or presidential candidate to listen. When the president or candidate doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t, and proudly defends the policy by saying she’s “not going to put my lot in with economists,Ã¢â‚¬Â weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got a problem, folks.
Indiana and North Carolina voters, please, for heaven’s sake, see through this crap.