Well as I sit here on Tuesday a new game is being born. Who Goes First? Herman Cain? Joe Paterno? Sylvio Berlusconi? Any or all could be off the media map before this gets posted Sunday. My bet is that Cain is gone for sure.
Two days later, Paterno is gone, Berlusconi going and Cain getting more solid. Boy am I glad I don’t bet.
Al Gore Returns!
Remember a few years back when Al Gore emerged from a quiet period following the 200 selection? Gore came out with both guns blazing as he took the Bush Administration to task for its foreign policy and other things (“How dare they drag the good name of the United States through Abu Gharib?”).
Recently Mr. Gore has been working hard on the environment and Current TV. But he took some time recently to give what appears to be a humdinger of a speech on Wall Street. If we had good media, this should have at least been reported. I happened to stumble on it at the democraticunderground.com which linked this article. The article is short and well worth the read. The conclusion is excellent and gives us hope:
“We have a choice to make now,” he told the audience in closing his speech. “You are a key part of the solution. I congratulate you on what you are doing. We have everything we need to succeed, with the possible exception of political will and the will of the executive suite of some businesses, but always remember that the will to act is itself a renewable resource.”
Believe it or not, This is not the Onion
I think most of you are familiar with The Onion. The Onion is of course one of the finest satire magazines ever. Back in the 80s and 90s their off beat look at world and local events would draw huge laughs because their material was often ‘out there.’ But anymore it is becoming hard to tell actual news from something you would find in the Onion. It must be hard in the satire business when the real news is more bizarre that what you can make up, even with some medicinal help.
All that to preface the announcement the other day that the Family Research Council – a purported family centered group – awarded recognition to Joe Walsh as a “True Blue” member of congress. Walsh is the congressman who has become famous for his skipping out on $117,000 worth of child support payments and being named as one of the most corrupt politicians in Washington.
Maybe the Onion will have to go to covering space aliens to keep ahead.
Which reminds me of Lily Tomlin’s famous line – “No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.”
Harry Truman still quite relevant
“Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing. They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage–the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing–but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. – Harry S Truman
Oh, I wonder, wonder, wonder
What ever would the 95% of the press that is owned by the right wing be saying if Barack Obama was wearing the kinds of hats that Herman Cain wears?
And……rounding the corner it’s Newt?
Willard Romney is still stuck at 77% of the Republican party not wanting him. These folks are so desperate that Newt Gingerich, with more baggage than a wagon train could carry, is getting another look. Seriously?
Maybe a mask so they can’t tell it’s you?
I will offer Willard Romney a small tip. Willard, your party really, really doesn’t like you. But you have changed positions like most people change underwear and it hasn’t helped. So maybe you should start wearing a mask? Maybe a lovable cartoon character like Charlie Brown? Or maybe a real life curmudgeon like Andy Rooney? And you could change that every day just like your policies.
Thank You, Mississippi
A relative is living in Mississippi for a while. She is of child-bearing age, so was quite concerned about the constitutional amendment on personhood being voted on this week. She and her husband were seriously concerned. Come Wednesday she was quite relieved but cautioned me that “these people won’t quit.”
Alan ….. Alan Keyes! Your party needs you!
It is almost time for you to swoop in and save the Republican Party with your amazing skills!