Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Seething Miasma Just Below The Surface

Look, I know she's not ever going to be president but sometimes you have to listen to Michele Bachmann because she is the standard-bearer for a significant segment of the American right. That's why this stupid thing she said matters.

TAMPA, Fla. -- Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann wants oil drilling in Florida's Everglades. That's not sitting well with many Floridians. Bachmann told the Associated Press: "The United States needs to be less dependent on foreign sources of energy and more dependent upon American resourcefulness. Whether that is in the Everglades... we need to go where the energy is. Of course it needs to be done responsibly. If we can't responsibly access energy in the Everglades then we shouldn't do it." However, geologists believe there's not much oil under the Everglades anyway. Collier County's Sunniland Field, the only significant oil field nearby, doesn't produce large quantities of oil, and a former employee tells 10News the oil is difficult to refine. ...Bachmann hasn't been deterred by any naysayers, telling 10News, "The radical environmentalists put up one road block after another to prevent accessing American energy. We also have oil in the Eastern Gulf region."
I say we keep after her until she insists that we need to drill into the side of Lincoln's face on Mt. Rushmore, in case there's some oil there.

But the larger point is now these guys are starting to insist on drilling for oil even where it will never be profitable to do it! Is there any clearer sign that the right values their own talking points over what's best for the country?

Monday, August 29, 2011

BTW, A Morbid Obesity Diet? Really?

"I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. 'Are you going to start listening to me here?' Listen to the American people, because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet, and we've got to rein in the spending."
-Michele Bachmann, in Florida over the weekend

Considering that the hurricane wasn't as severe as advertised, I'm thinking this is what God was trying to tell people. "People who predict dire consequences for things that usually have none are often embarrassed. For example, Gay marriage has no potential to ruin straight marriage. Raising taxes on job creators won't stop them from creating jobs. Oh and if you can't use incandescent bulbs 20 years from now, it's no biggie. Believe me."

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Weather's Grim / Ice On The Cages

Goodness! Here in the San Fernando Valley it's 90 degrees and cloudy! I even got a little rain on my windshield! Of course, I hear it's a little worse on the east coast.

I'm gratified that Eric Cantor's policy is to not send Federal money to the disaster areas until congress can agree on offsetting budget cuts. Hahaha! It'll play out this way: the Right will insist that the money comes out of social security. The Left will fight them for about, oh, six months. Then they'll cave and the Right will say, no, we need to get the money out of social security and also impeach Obama! That'll delay the aid for another six months or so. Everyone's poll numbers will plummet, and they'll finally just approve the money but by then the east coast will be a post-apocalyptic wasteland because all the industry has moved to China, where there are roads and electricity.

And in the meantime, NO BUDGET CUTS! Whoo hoo! California wins for a change.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Props for Consistancy

That big earthquake this week was centered in Eric Cantor's district. I want to praise the guy for not abandoning his principals.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Wednesday that he intends to look for offsets if federal aid is needed to help areas of his Virginia district that were damaged in an earthquake Tuesday.

“There is an appropriate federal role in incidents like this,” the Republican said after touring the damage in his district. “Obviously, the problem is that people in Virginia don’t have earthquake insurance.”

The next step will be for Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) to decide whether to make an appeal for federal aid, Cantor said. The House Majority Leader would support such an effort but would look to offset the cost elsewhere in the federal budget.

“All of us know that the federal government is busy spending money it doesn’t have,” Cantor said in Culpeper, where the quake damaged some buildings along a busy shopping thoroughfare.
Of course, the hard-line Republican position is "Tough, sucker! You don't want earthquake damage, you shouldn't have lived there!" but at least he's not just cold demanding Fedbux and conveniently forgetting the way he treated storm victims a month or two ago.

Of course, I'm not in a position to vote for him. And at the moment I don't know if he's going to greedily snatch up money for my highway retrofit to repair Virginia's privately-owned buildings. But for now, good on ya Eric Cantor!

Global Warming Deniers -- Problem Solved!

Good news - if someone says global warming isn't a man-made problem, you can ignore them. Because THEY DON'T EXIST.

Let's take James Inhofe (said to be a Republican Senator from Oklahoma) as an example. Inhofe gets a lot of press for being a "global warming skeptic". But let's face it, have you ever seen him? Most people haven't. There simply isn't enough evidence to conclude there is such a person as James Inhofe. Plus that name is pretty unlikely.

Now say you're at a party and a guy you DO know makes the same claims. It's true that most of the people in the room will vouch for the guy's existence, including you. However, there are philosphers who insist that you can't prove that anything exists outside of your own head. The rest of the world, to them, could just be an elaborate construct of their own imagination. So while this guy has 99% of the room vouching for him (let's say someone at the party is passed out and isn't voting), that's hardly a concensus. And as any global warming denier will tell you, if there isn't a concensus then you should simply ignore it and walk away.

The great thing about this construct is that the only people who would buy it is the global warming skeptics. That is, if there were any.

Chip Nostalgia

Man, this'll make you feel old, unless you aren't old. Then it will just mystify you.

So I grew up in Santa Cruz, which is just over the hill from Silicon Valley. A lot of my smarter classmates went straight from high school to the burgeoning personal computer business. At least one of them wound up marrying one of the founders of Yahoo and is, last time I saw her, a very very happy woman.

I'm going to quote someone anonymously from their Facebook comment here, and tell me that this isn't some unique new wrinkle on nostaliga.

One of my first jobs was working at Seagate, but that was before Seagate made HD's. They originally assembled computers and put a Seagate sticker on it.. nameing it a Seagate Computer... Damn those were the days.
I mean come on, this is a sea change of some kind, isn't it? RetroTechnoLust? Do you wish you still had that fax machine that was the size of a mini-fridge? Do you long for the days that you played Leisure Suit Larry in monochrome on your Gateway Palmtop? Do you wonder why they don't name modern CPUs the 1286 or the 1486? If so, it's not just me.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

American Jobs Lost

Don't read that title as a plural!

PRESS RELEASE: Letter from Steve Jobs

August 24, 2011–To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.
Hopefully I'll still be using Apple products 5 years from now, instead of Google-branded things. Apple's nicer. I'm glad I didn't buy any Apple stock though, because tonight it's tanking.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Obama Makes Jan Brewer Hit Self

Jan Brewer's book, Scorpions For Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure the Border is scheduled to launch in November. But Brewer is letting you know now that she'll probably miss the deadline. Why? Like the economy and unemployment and global warming, it's Obama's fault.

"I'm working away, trying to get this all done on the weekends and late at night, trying to get it done, and all of a sudden, here we go: He starts it all up again,'' Brewer said.

The "he'' is Barack Obama. And what he restarted, the governor said, is what she sees as another hit to border security, this time with the administration's plans to stop deporting some illegal immigrants, focusing its resources instead on those with criminal backgrounds.

"To open up and give back door amnesty has got everybody outraged,'' Brewer said. "It certainly has me concerned.''

More to the point about her book, the governor said she cannot talk about her ongoing fight with Washington without mentioning -- and criticizing -- the latest move.

Brewer is working against a deadline."I have to have it done by Nov. 1,'' she said.

Actually, her deadline is quite a bit before then: That's the day the book is supposed to ship.
If the book ever does come out, and it fails to sell despite the appealing title of Scorpions for Breakfast, that too will be Obama's fault.

Earthquake Rocks Washington!

5.9 on the Richter scale, centered in Virginia.

This probably goes without saying, but obviously God is telling Rick Perry to keep out of the White House.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Golub Thought Number 2

A close reading of his editorial suggests that he's furious with rural America, for not moving to big cities. He's saying, you can retain your idividual regional identities if you want but NOT ON MY DIME, HAYSEED!

He's trying to kill the Tea Party!

Harvey Golub Won't Pay More Taxes Until You Sort This Out

Almost half of all filers pay no income taxes at all. Clearly they earn less and should pay less. But they should pay something and have a stake in our government spending their money too.

...Why do we spend billions on trains that no one will ride? Why do we keep post offices open in places no one lives? Why do we subsidize small airports in communities close to larger ones? Why do we pay government workers above-market rates and outlandish benefits? Do we really need an energy department or an education department at all?

...Here's my message: Before you "ask" for more tax money from me and others, raise the $2.2 trillion you already collect each year more fairly and spend it more wisely. Then you'll need less of my money.
-72 year old billionaire Harvey Golub in the Wall Street Journal

I see your game. Get all the rural areas unwired from the grid then isolate them so they can't travel to retailiate, stop educating them so they can't learn HOW, then raise their taxes. And by then, you won't pay any because you're 72 years old for God's sake. It won't be YOUR problem.

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Couple of Counter Arguments

The five or so people who have commented in the last couple of days in defense of a particular act of incivility ("NUTS!") haven't brought these points up, but I will.

1. It would be helpful if CAIR would publish the letter it sent to Rep. Lieutenant Colonel Alan West (US Army, Retired)  (R-FL). I've seen excerpts that suggest that it was a reasonable request to disassociate from the more rabid anti-Muslim forces. But maybe it got ugly and personal, in which case Rep. Lieutenant Colonel Alan West (Us Army, Retired)'s terse response would be easier to understand. What about it, CAIR? Any name-calling in there? I'm not down with goading.

2. Similarly I've read some talk (all blog commenters) insisting that CAIR is nothing but a cover organization for the Muslim Brotherhood. If this is true, rLCAWUARrfl's response might be more appropriate but now might be a very good time to offer some proof. Or at lease rLCAWUARrfl should make that connection explicit.  All I've seen so far is that they're pro-Muslim, therefore they must be pro-Muslim-Brotherhood. That isn't enough for me.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Civil Discourse Pt 2

A comment from today's earlier post has given me food for thought.

General Anthony McAuliffe said...

You don't know much about military history, do you? Ever hear of a place called Bastogne?

Clearly not.
On the unspoken advice of the General, I looked into McAuliffe. According to Wikipedia is most famous for this: When confronted with a written request from German General Luttwitz for surrender of Bastogne, his reply was one word: "NUTS!" (the commander of the 327th GIR interpreted it to the German truce party as "Go to hell!").[3] After the battle, newspapers referred to the division as the "battered bastards of Bastogne". 

What this means is Allen West (and my commenter) equate a request to notch down the rhetoric with NAZIS DEMANDING SURRENDER. What's more, it's not exactly a well-kept secret that they regard the Muslim community as just like the Nazis, and Obama as a Nazi, and people on the left or left of center as being just like the Nazis. 

So if you wonder why sometimes the right seems a little nutty, it's because they think they're surrounded by Nazis. To me, they look like that guy who painted the Hitler moustache on Reagan, only they're not trying to be funny. They're deadly serious.

The last time a country was in a situation like this, believing they were victims surrounded by an insidious enemy that controlled everything, in a bad economy... oh you don't want me to go on. Honest.

Civil Discourse

Oh what a state we've come to!

The left in Tennessee finally jumps back in with the Hitler imagery:
Overnight Sunday someone spray painted Hitler’s infamous mustache onto the face of Ronald Reagan. The damaged mural covers a wall at the Putnam County Republican Party headquarters in downtown Cookeville.

“Ronald Reagan is really beloved by the Republican party, he’s our guy,” said county chairman Curtis Shinsky.

“I just think this is people who have it in for us. There’s a lot of folks who don’t like us being up here on the square because we really have a lot of visibility,” Shinsky explained.
Yeah, that's why people keep doing it to Obama... they resent his visibility.

Meanwhile, in Washington:
Earlier this month, a local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) sent Rep. Allen West (R-FL) a letter asking him to cut off ties with leading anti-Muslim activists like Pamela Geller and Brigitte Gabriel with whom he had shared stages before. “Muslims protect and serve our great country and are afforded equal protection under law,” said the letter. “We shouldn’t have to defend our rights to worship freely or participate in the governing of our society.”
West, who knows that the founding fathers were just kidding about "equal" protection and rights and freedom of religion, responded with this letter.

Look, don't get me wrong - I was 5 years old myself once. But now that I'm an adult, I think I'll side with the Reagan mural owners and the Muslims. I'd like to think I have more in common with them.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nothing Can Stop The Shape Of Things To Come

Consider Wild In The Streets.

I finally saw this movie last night. it's surprisingly difficult to dig up! I put it on my Netflix wish list a year ago, and got tired of waiting so I hunted down a copy on DVD. The day after I order, I check Netflix -- and there it is, available for streaming. Doesn't matter, I'm happy to own a copy. Plus it's double-sided, bracketed with Roger Corman's G-a-s-s-s-s-s.

As an afficianado of kitschy hippie culture, I considered WITS to be essential viewing. It's kind of a science fiction tale, and nothing dates so badly as science fiction. And you can see from the trailer that this thing is saturated in Sunset Strip late sixties patchouli - light shows, love beads, youth youth youth, even Richard Pryor as a token negro. One could expect that the one thing this movie would not have today is relevance.

But it is, in fact, creepily relevant.

The trappings are late-sixties but the basic story is this: a senator enlists the help of an entertainer to bring out the youth vote. But he doesn't know the entertainer has political aspirations of his own. He manages to ride the coattails of this poor politico to get his fringe political views aired and even has crazy laws passed, which have the effect of giving him enough power that he can ascend to power himself and obliterate the American political system, becoming a dictator.

Max Frost even runs as a Republican!

It's pretty ironic that for years people mocked this movie for it's hit song promising that "Nothing can stop the shape of things to come" and then, 40 years later, it all started happening. Expect for spiking the Washington water supply with LSD. And those awful jackets.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Waterworld: The True Story

Pay Pal founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel has given $1.25 million to an initiative to create floating libertarian countries in international waters, according to a profile of the billionaire in Details magazine.

Thiel has been a big backer of the Seasteading Institute, which seeks to build sovereign nations on oil rig-like platforms to occupy waters beyond the reach of law-of-the-sea treaties. The idea is for these countries to start from scratch--free from the laws, regulations, and moral codes of any existing place. Details says the experiment would be "a kind of floating petri dish for implementing policies that libertarians, stymied by indifference at the voting booths, have been unable to advance: no welfare, looser building codes, no minimum wage, and few restrictions on weapons."

"There are quite a lot of people who think it's not possible," Thiel said at a Seasteading Institute Conference in 2009, according to Details. (His first donation was in 2008, for $500,000.) "That's a good thing. We don't need to really worry about those people very much, because since they don't think it's possible they won't take us very seriously. And they will not actually try to stop us until it's too late."
I would love to see this. Like a lot of normal people, I have a secret desire to see libertarianism work somewhere.

Other than Somalia, I mean.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Color Me Surprised.

It's official: The Right hates America.

Comforting News About The Iowa Straw Poll

After this weekend you might conclude that a majority of SOMEONE is crazy enough to want Michele Bachmann to run the most powerful nation on Earth. Actually since she has said she'd "submit to her husband" on matters of importance, we'd be at the mercy of Marcus Bachmann. In any event, don't worry. Nobody really wants either Bachmann running things, despite her "winning" the Iowa Straw Poll.

They were passing these out before the vote.

Randy Travis, people! You wanna see Randy, you vote for Michele! And as Unelected Blog points out:
While Bachmann gave out over 6000 tickets(worth $180,000 at $30 each), she received ~4800 votes, so 20% of those who she bought tickets for voted for other candidates.
So is that really what America wants? Another Republican president who overspends on something that doesn't matter, declares victory and doesn't even keep track of where the money went? I think not my friend. Obviously the real winner of the Iowa Straw Poll is the next president of the United States, Ron Paul. Don't tell his kid!

Friday, August 12, 2011

People - People Who Need People

Expanding on Mitt Romney's remarks yesterday, private citizen Sarah Palin told Think Progress yesterday that yes, corporations are people.

She makes this distinction by pointing out that corporations don't pay taxes, people do. Therefore Romney is right, corporations ARE people.

You might find Rand Paul's opinion on this a little easier to parse:

Basically we are corporations, corporations are us.

What's fascinating about this Republican groundswell is that it crystallizes something they've been dancing around for a while: if it comes down to a fight between making the life of a corporation easier, or YOUR life, the corporation wins. Corporations NEED tax breaks, you get them if we can still afford them. Corporations can't go to jail for murder, YOU must be incarcerated for jaywalking. Oil companies must have $21 billion in subsidies, but we must not spend tax money on stimulus for your own individual job. Hopefully Exxon will hire you. But if not, whatevs.

I'm not making this up. Here's Sarah Palin supporting TARP in a 2008 interview.

Now, as for the economic bailout provisions and the measures that have already been taken, it is a time of crisis and government did have to step in playing an appropriate role to shore up the housing market to make sure that we're thawing out some of the potentially frozen credit lines and credit markets, government did have to step in there.
See? Even hardcore Republicans like George Bush and Palin are willing to part with some tax money if it helps the bank "people".

Because they just like those "people" better.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mitt Newsflash!

This just in, courtesy Disalmanac! UPDATE: Mitt Romney has just named AIG as his running mate.

Quit Shouting, Mitt Has A Point

When all is said and done, corporations such as Ben and Jerry's and whatever things George Soros owns are as efficient wielders of power as, say, the American People. Better really, because there are fewer of them and it's easier to count their votes. Look at your corporations as electoral voters. You go to work for a company, and the company represents your interests as it sees fit. If you don't like it, go work for another company. It's just like if you don't like your state representatives, move to another state.

Obviously there are less liberal-leaning corporations than conservative, but as the dynamic changes towards a more corpo-centric control, that will change too. Because people run corporations.

Why should governing be left to the people any more? They don't know what the hell they're doing. Let politics be handled by entities smart enough to raise the big cash needed to do the real work.

Though politicians usually won't come out and say all this stuff, it's clearly where they want it to be going. I suppose it's not exactly what the founding fathers were aiming for (they were pretty clear about individuals having rights), well, they wouldn't have been able to see ATT coming from where they were.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

CEO Advocates Taxing Everybody More In Red State

He's probably kidding, but I think we should go for it.

Let’s challenge the Democrats on this one. If they’re so committed to the idea that we need higher taxes, then let them propose a broad-based, regressive increase: either a VAT, or a large payroll-tax rate increase (which Reagan also did).

Just do it, Democrats. You want higher taxes? Then propose higher taxes that really will reduce deficits while minimizing the effect on job creation. Otherwise, shut up.
Let's face it, cutting funding to libraries alone isn't going to get us out of this multi-trillion dollar hole, and neither is simply letting Bush Tax cuts expire. We're going to have to cut some libraries, let the tax breaks expire, and raise taxes. It's possible to balance the budget, we've done it recently. So let's get on with it already.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Reince Priebus Knows Why The Public Hates Republicans

It's because they are disappointed that Obama isn't reining them in better!

Bachman Overdrive

Michele Bachmann is very upset that the President isn't forcing Congress and the financial community what to bend to his will.

"If I were president today, I would call all the members of Congress back into Washington, D.C., and I'd say this: 'Look, we are going to get this AAA credit rating back, and this is what we're going to do,' " Bachmann said Tuesday night on Fox News.

Bachmann said she would direct lawmakers to develop a plan to prevent default on U.S. debt, guarantee payments to members of the military and ensure seniors' current payments from Social Security and Medicare while reshaping those entitlement programs for future retirees.

Something Good Comes Out Of The Debt Ceiling Wrangle

According to a new national survey, for the first time ever most Americans don't believe their own member of Congress deserves re-election.

And the CNN/ORC International Poll released Tuesday also indicates that while Republicans may have had the upper hand in the recent battle over raising the debt ceiling, they appear to have lost a lot of ground with the public and the party's unfavorable rating is now at an all time high.

Only 41 percent of people questioned say the lawmaker in their district in the U.S. House of Representatives deserves to be re-elected - the first time ever in CNN polling that that figure has dropped below 50 percent. Forty-nine percent say their representative doesn't deserve to be re-elected in 2012. And with ten percent unsure, it's the first time that a majority has indicated that they would boot their representative out of office if they had the chance today.

"That 41 percent, in the polling world, is an amazing figure. Throughout the past two decades, in good times and bad, Americans have always liked their own member of Congress despite abysmal ratings for Congress in general," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Now anti-incumbent sentiment is so strong that most Americans are no longer willing to give their own representative the benefit of the doubt. If that holds up, it could be an early warning of an electorate that is angrier than any time in living memory."
Of course, it's too early to see if this attitude will hold until election time. However, assuming the parties hold onto their incumbents rather than run new blood in their place, this has got to be good news for liberals.

And bad news for stability, but that ship has sailed already.

We could also lose Obama next year but with Republican disapproval at an all time high, I don't think Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann is in line to replace him.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Obama Somehow Wrecks The Economy Again

You might have noticed today that the Dow is down 400 points and Standard and Poor's has downgraded the United State's credit rating from AAA to AA+. Curiously, I'm reading a lot of opinions that place the blame for this on President Obama.

If you don't like the compromise Obama brokered, then you must have preferred the plan that lawmakers had all agreed to before he arrived.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Mission Accomplished

Don't be too surprised:

The debate over raising the debt ceiling, which brought the nation to the brink of default, has sent disapproval of Congress to its highest level on record and left most Americans saying that creating jobs should now take priority over cutting spending, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.

A record 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job — the most since The Times first began asking the question in 1977, and even more than after another political stalemate led to a shutdown of the federal government in 1995.

More than four out of five people surveyed said that the recent debt-ceiling debate was more about gaining political advantage than about doing what is best for the country. Nearly three-quarters said that the debate had harmed the image of the United States in the world.

Republicans in Congress shoulder more of the blame for the difficulties in reaching a debt-ceiling agreement than President Obama and the Democrats, the poll found.

The Republicans compromised too little, a majority of those polled said. All told, 72 percent disapproved of the way Republicans in Congress handled the negotiations, while 66 percent disapproved of the way Democrats in Congress handled negotiations.

The public was more evenly divided about how Mr. Obama handled the debt ceiling negotiations: 47 percent disapproved and 46 percent approved.

The public’s opinion of the Tea Party movement has soured in the wake of the debt-ceiling debate. The Tea Party is now viewed unfavorably by 40 percent of the public and favorably by just 20 percent, according to the poll. In mid-April 29 percent of those polled viewed the movement unfavorably, while 26 percent viewed it favorably. And 43 percent of Americans now think the Tea Party has too much influence on the Republican Party, up from 27 percent in mid-April.
And why are the Republicans still acting this way? Because it's WHAT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WANTS!

This Headline Isn't Racist Either

Obama's Hip-Hop Barbecue Dopesn't Create Jobs

However it's inaccurate. Obama is probably the least hip-hop of all the candidates. Compare him to this guy!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

More Republicans Voting Against Things They Are For

Iowa Governor Terry Branstead vetoes a tax break for Iowa families making under $45,000 a year.

Good News For the Jobless!

"Millionaires paid an average tax rate of 22.4 percent in 2009, down by a quarter since 1995, when they paid an average of 30.4 percent." And that's why unemployment is 8% lower now than it was in 1995! In fact, now everyone in America has a job, thanks to this policy of tax cuts on the the job creators. 

I'm pointing this out because some people insist that we have unemployment right now, and cutting taxes on millionaires is the only thing that can be done to get jobs moving again. Obviously, they're mistaken. There is no unemployment.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The Obameter

My liberal media choice is an hour a day of the Stephanie Miller radio show while I'm getting ready for work. It's funny and stupid like most morning radio, but it also has a comforting lefty bias that you don't get from most media. NORMALLY comforting.

Because this week, the show has been Stephanie arguing with her entourage about whether Obama is too far to the center to even be considered a liberal. Stephanie says he's doing the best he can with the climate we have nowadays, her people say he was never a lefty. Me, I always thought he was a centrist and he's giving us exactly what he promised. The proof that he's a centrist is that he's being reviled from both sides now.  The people who find him the least objectionable? Moderates.

Still, the rising force of dissatisfaction from the left is scaring me. I don't want the left to stop voting because it means President Bachmann. I'm going to stop saying Palin because, well, we all have.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Check Out The Banner At!

The arrow is added by the people at Wonkette, but at this early morning writing, the screen grab is otherwise accurate. To hell with 2012!