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Iron Jonah

It’s time to take Jonah Goldberg’s peyote away:

How Bush Should Handle Loss [Jonah Goldberg]

I think James Baker and Dick Cheney should take Bush out to the woods around Camp David. After 24 hours in a sweat lodge, he should be given only a loin cloth, a hunting knife and a canteen of water. Bush should then set out to track and kill a black bear, after which he should eat its still beating heart so he can absorb its spirit. He should then fly back to Washington in Marine 1. His torso still scratched from the bear’s claws, his face bloodied and steaming in the November chill, he should immediately give a press conference at which he throws the bearskin on the front row of the press corps, completely enveloping Helen Thomas, declaring, “I’m not going anywhere.”

This will send important messages to Democrats and well as to our enemies overseas, who are no doubt high-fiving as we speak.

I don’t know what this even means, but I sure would like to see Dubya attempt it. If the bear didn’t gut him, Helen Thomas surely would.

(Hat-tip Exit Stage Left)

6 comments November 9th, 2006 at 10:49pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Politics,Wankers,Weirdness

Not So Fast, Joe.

I’ve been kind of withdrawn from the blogosphere this week; not entirely sure why. So I missed this very encouraging post from fester yesterday (festerday?) on how the Democrats can prevent Joe Lieberman from being the Big Important Wheel he surely thinks he’ll be:

1) A credible promise from Harry Reid, backed up by the money folks on and off line that disloyalty will result in backbench exile along with complete loss of seniority in 2008. Mark Schmidt at TAPPED looks at the initial outline of the 2008 Senate landscape:

These are the Senators of Class II, those whose seats will be up in 2008. There are 12 Democrats, and 21 Republicans…..The only vulnerable Dem in the class is Mary Landrieu of Louisiana…..That’s seven possible pick-ups in 2008, plus three more that could be picked up with the right candidate. And what if Harold Ford runs against Lamar Alexander in Tennessee? What if Susan Collins in Maine draws a strong opponent? What about Elizabeth Dole, whose image of competence is as shattered as Dick Cheney’s? That’s thirteen seats the Republicans have to worry about either a little or a lot. And almost no potential for gains.


Unfortunately Joe Lieberman will be in the Senate on Jan. 3, 2007, but he should be functionally irrelevant by 2009.

There were two more, but the first one was the big one. Of course, it requires the Democratic leadership to show discipline and hardassitude that they conspicuously did not display after Joe turned his back on the Democratic party. But if that Tapped analysis is correct, then it would be a very bad gamble indeed for Joe to flip. He would be a Republican hero (and probably committee chair) for two years, and then… nothing.

But then again, Joe may still be harboring delusions of presidency, and a misguided belief that all the girlies go crazy for a Bipartisan Statesman, especially the backstabbing kind. If he really thinks he can run and win on some kind of phony maverick “unity ticket” with John McCain in 2008, then he doesn’t have to worry about what the next Senate looks like. I say bring it on: I can’t think of a better way to keep McCain out of the White House.

3 comments November 9th, 2006 at 10:03pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Elections,Favorites,Lieberman,Politics,Wankers

Eli’s Obsession With The Google

Days like this make it all worthwhile.

#2 search result for webs richard grieco spider with boobs.

Who says blogging isn’t rewarding?

UPDATE: And the #1 search result for umm kay. I’m humbled, truly.

1 comment November 9th, 2006 at 10:55am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Eli's Obsession With The Google

Random B&W Photoblogging

I’m taking pictures again! Woohoo!!!


Very open, apparently…

I’m not positive, but I think this is the Highland Building.

I guess Snake was here.

2 comments November 9th, 2006 at 07:31am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

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