Brendan said that if you needed to post something best do it now, before it’s too late…
So I think, as guest blogs, we all need to make sure we get any and all picking on Brendan take care of and wrapped up before he shuts us all down for good. Like recalling the guy that for months kept calling him Brenda… Or the fact that he
still, yes still, wears Velcro shoes (well, last I knew anyway, please Becky, tell me you’ve fixed this?)… I imagine his daughter will be lacing up her own shoes properly long before Brendan… (Update: In comments, Brendan tells us he is now wearing proper lace up trainers, so I suppose we can’t tease him about that anymore.) Anyway, it appears it is last call, so I say we get on with it for a nice good showing these last 20 ish hours.
Really, I’m thinking a good and proper roast for a nice send off…
Update: Or just, you know, say fair thee well and thank you, if that’s more your fancy. (Just remember, odd sentence constructions are encouraged.)
Today’s edition, primarily because it will annoy Brendan.
Feel free to draw your own conclusions. I can think of two, neither of which cast St. Joe in a particularly elegant light.
Could be… Only way to find out is to sue McCain… My two cents, if it was good enough to keep A. Hamilton out it’s good enough for lesser statesmen too. (And yes, I am explicitly saying that Hamilton is a higher level of statesmen than John McCain. Go ahead, argue that one.)
In other news, if you’ve nothing better to do today, call the mint and complain at them for rejecting DC’s US quarter design… For some reason the rallying cry of the revolution, “taxation without representation” is seen as “too controversial” to put on the money. Seriously?
Can I start selling prescription placebo for the treatment of mild to moderate hypochondria? Side effects similar to those of a sugar pill.
Why is Hillary having so much trouble, and that trouble keeps getting compounded every time she opens her mouth? Political exhaustion. Specifically exhaustion with a type of politics that Hillary’s actions in recent days and weeks typifies: Absolutely positively anything to WIN. And it is hitting her hard in the Democratic party for two reasons: first, it is the politics of George W. Bush; second, there is another option besides her that at minimum manages to mask the behavior. So people are tired of the old politics and want something new. Or something that at least looks like it’s new. Obama is out on the campaign trail with a message of, “you know that old politics, I’m tired of it too.” And Hillary’s message is, “I’ve got different policy objectives, but I like the old politics and I’ll knee cap anyone that says different.”
What America really wants is a candidate that would not take the following bargain: If you sacrifice six new borne babies and offer their burnt offering at the alter of the God Debold on the fifth Friday in February before a presidential election you will be guaranteed victory in November.
And the non literal reality (yes, it is a blatant oxymoron — but I can’t literally accuse a presidential candidate of intent to commit infanticide) of current politics is, Giuliani and Hillary would both take the deal and Obama and McCain might not take the deal — or at least we hope they wouldn’t take the deal. And really, that makes all the difference (an allusion to Robert Frost, lest Hillary accuse me of plagiarism).
There are a fair number of District attorneys, Public Defenders, Judges, and Law Clerks in this country. Wouldn’t it make sense to close court for a day and put one of them at every polling place across the country as a public voter advocate that any voter could ask for help? Or should campaigns come up with their own lawyer for every polling place to serve the same purpose? Or would it just be silly to send out a legion of lawyers every election? Obviously it would be best if the lawyers were completely neutral, though of course nobody is neutral. But would such a thing help make elections more free or more fair?
Seriously, if this is true Clinton has lost any chance of my support in any election ever full stop.
UPDATE BY BRENDAN: In fairness, the Clinton campaign promptly denied the report in question, and pledged not to try and "poach" Obama’s elected delegates. The Obama campaign has also ruled out "poaching."
Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean Hillary’s supporters in Michigan won’t try to poach "Obama’s" Uncommitted delegates at the district conventions on March 29…
You need a tech support article for this.
a good guess as to why Americans are so fat… And now for one of the more conservative things I’m likely to say on this blog: Enough with the damn farm subsidies. They don’t work and it appears they are also going the wrong places. Brilliant! (Unless, of course, being for farm subsidies is a big conservative talking point? But it does at least seem to go against the general gist of conservatism.)
Seriously, if you don’t want the west to get incredulous with you, don’t do #$@& like this. Death? For naming a teddy bear Mohammed? Setting aside the fact that the Teddy Bear itself is named after one this nation’s best regarded presidents, or that Winnie the Pooh is named after one Winston Churchill. Do you really think anyone would get this upset if someone named a stuffed toy Jesus Christ (Brendan might even have one so named). I mean, even the most religiously conservative Christian Nation you could find wouldn’t call for death in a case like this, would they? I mean the worst case scenario would be you get told it’s insensitive to name the toy Jesus and you’d be asked to change it. And heck, people drink umbrella drinks from buddha cups and nobody seems to get particularly offended by this–even though consuming intoxicants violates one of the Buddhist’s five precepts. Okay, I’m done grumbling…
First off, we shall admit that the scientific basis for this survey is a little soft, that being said, I should think that when such a high percentage of students at a school of NYU’s caliber would be willing to give up the underpinnings of freedom, liberty, and democracy for so cheap that we do have a very serious problem in this country and we have far too many people that take what we have for granted. It truly boggles the mind that people could hold the rights of citizenship so cheap… Read the article in the NYU student newspaper.
10 points to the person that has the best joke by midnight: Disney closes Small World
In the name of fiscal responsibility, I’d like to say I would support a Warren Buffett candidacy for president.
(Note, as cool as it would be I don’t think a Warren Buffett Jimmy Buffett ticket would be a good idea, Warren is 77 after all, and we don’t really need our president floating around on a sail boat in the Caribbean.)