Friday, February 22, 2008

Up for Debate

I've said all along that I'd be happy with either candidate, but since I'm still officially (per vote and contributions) an Obama man I was relieved to hear the CNN commentators saying that Hilary didn't look much better than Barack in last night's debate. Because I think she did. She connected with the audience a lot more with her Texas connections. She got a lot more applause lines. She mentioned a lot more--I thought--specific policy changes she'd make. She smiled when she spoke (Barack seems too damn nervously serious at times). She calmly folded the blowing page of her notepad back when it was blowing, basically solving the issue with grace, while Obama drove himself and everyone else nuts by not stopping his from flapping up again and again and... There's no doubt that Hilary really hit it out of the park with her closing statement, the standing ovation line about the wounded vets. I'm sure she prepared for the question as it's pretty standard, but why the hell didn't Barack prepare something better? We already know you were a community organizer raised by your Mom and grandparents, tell us something new. Hilary did lose me, though, with the "Change you can Xerox" swipe. As Anderson Cooper said, "Good line. I wonder who gave it to her?" (Recently Anderson Cooper said that everyone at CNN had gotten in their "Disco naps." When I told Bladio that she said, "Well, he is Gloria Vanderbilt's son!"). But even though I felt the questions were biased in her favor ("Tell us why you think Barack is a plagarizer." "Tell us why you'd be ready on day one and he wouldn't." "Tell us why Barack is all hat and no cattle.") , I was very impressed by Hilary's performance. As I said all along... But Obama still has my heart.

Friday, February 15, 2008

We're getting used to it...

With all this talk about terrorism, how come none of our favorite politicians are talking about the recent spate of suicide terror attacks in the USA? Random acts of terror by people who take their own life. If these school shooters (and "Cookie," the mayor shooter) were Muslim you bet they'd be considered terrorist. I know that terrorism has to have some sort of political dimension but maybe it would help if we viewed these brutal heartbreaking attacks in that light. But then again, that would mean talking about guns, and, as we all know, this administration is only interested in counter-terrorism measures that weaken the First Amendment--they don't dare touch the Second. Pardon my soapbox.

In lighter news: Who the hell thinks "Juno" is worthy of a single Oscar?

Thursday, February 07, 2008

I'm O'bumm'd out that I won't get to go see Barack at Key Arena tomorrow (work), but I'm eager to caucus for him Saturday.

And didn't you just LOVE the troubled moans of anguish at the conservative conference when Romney declared that he was putting his love of America first?

Saturday, February 02, 2008


Bush's proposed defense budget is larger than the rest of the world's combined. More here.

Do you wonder like I do...

whatever happened to Connie Chung?

Elvis Road

I read a review of this in ARTHUR (yeah, it's back!), and thought it sounded great. I'll let
you know if it lives up to its promise.