Archive for September 2nd, 2006

Oh Dear.

Indirectly from NYMary:

“Crabs are this season’s grapes.”

September 2nd, 2006 at 07:05pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Weirdness

WTF Cellphone Photoblogging

Okay, so, I have a cellphone with a 1.2-megapixel camera, which I take pictures with on rare occasions when I have to get the shot and I have nothing else handy. Today I saw a couple of mystifying things that I just had to share. I’m aware that the photos have absolutely no aesthetic value whatsoever, since I was just trying to document what was there rather than even attempt to make it look good.

I have absolutely no idea what this is supposed to mean. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

I actually do know what this means, but I’m not telling.

8 comments September 2nd, 2006 at 06:54pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Weirdness

A Question For My Italian-Speaking Readers (If Any)

So… is “sprezzatura” the Italian word for “sock puppet”?

(I know, I’m probably not the first to ask, but I’ve been traveling…)

4 comments September 2nd, 2006 at 12:21pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Politics,Wankers

House Of Murtha

From the New York Observer’s Politicker blog, by way of Atrios, we learn that John Murtha has said that he would campaign for Ned Lamont if asked. I haven’t seen a whole lot of commentary on this, but I think this is huge, and Lamont must take him up on it.

I’m not saying this because Murtha is a darling of the left right now for his antiwar stance; in fact, my reasoning is almost exactly the opposite: Lamont needs Murtha to campaign for him precisely because Murtha is so far to the right. One of Lieberman’s favorite myths about himself that he tries to peddle to voters is that he’s some kind of principled bipartisan moderate, and that he’s being purged by an ideologically intolerant Democratic party (and/or rabid left-wing bloggers). John Murtha is probably to the right of Lieberman on most issues except the war, and yet his behavior is the exact opposite: He doesn’t suck up to the president, he doesn’t parrot Republican talking points, and he speaks out forcefully against the war and generally kicks Republicans’ butts.

I believe that if a genuine principled moderate like Murtha campaigns for Lamont, it will drive the message home that Lieberman is not a principled moderate, but a Republican suckup; and that capitulation is not bipartisanship. Murtha’s support will be much more difficult to dismiss than that of anyone else who has campaigned for Ned, because he is so much harder to paint as a member of the Radical Unhinged Angry Left Trying To Purge All Moderates From The Congress. Not that Lieberman and the Republicans won’t try, of course.

September 2nd, 2006 at 10:20am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Favorites,Lamont,Lieberman,Politics

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