Archive for February 23rd, 2007

Music Question

What would happen if…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3Z-TWCIbxI
Goldfrapp

mated with…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-4VOLeKBOw
The Darkness?

6 comments February 23rd, 2007 at 11:27pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Music,Weirdness

Deja Vu

Remind you of anyone?

In a swing through South Carolina this week, Rudolph W. Giuliani chose to campaign at a fire house, which is a little like Derek Jeter meeting with Yankees fans – a most unlikely forum for hostility, or even much skepticism.

Instead of the sometimes barbed give-and-take endured by the other candidates, Mr. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, fielded a few questions from the firefighters and police officers who gathered to hear him here. The questions, which began with comments like, “Being in your presence here is just unbelievable,” stuck almost entirely to issues on which Mr. Giuliani is most comfortable, like airport security and border control.

More than the other major presidential candidates, Mr. Giuliani has limited himself to events with narrowly defined, friendly audiences, avoiding the kind of uncomfortable interrogations his rivals have occasionally faced. Aside from a couple of brief swings through diners, including one yesterday in Delray Beach, Fla., he has done little of the politicking that exposes candidates to random sets of people – at shopping malls or train stations – who might be of any political stripe, and can raise any issue.

Ladies and gentlemen, your Republican nominee.

5 comments February 23rd, 2007 at 10:28am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Elections,Politics,Republicans

Nothing Is Forever

I was so sure that when Tony Danza donned the mantle of Max Bialystock, Broadway immortality was all but guaranteed. Alas, it was not to be.

The good news is that you can still catch the Las Vegas production, with David Hasselhoff… as Roger DeBris.

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OMG!

(Image courtesy of Towle Road, with a big EZ hat tip to Glenn, plus some behind-the-scenes assistance from the shadowy and mysterious Codename V.)

1 comment February 23rd, 2007 at 10:16am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Uncategorized

Friday Quote & Baby Elephant Blogging

This week’s quote is from the surprisingly unpredictable and scary (IMHO) Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2:

You know, there’s a lot of naysayers who come and say nay.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s baby elephants…


Awww!!!

5 comments February 23rd, 2007 at 07:22am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Another Reason To Be Anti-Tauscher

Boo Man makes an excellent observation:

How do you know when a Democrat is really not on your side? There are many ways, and the voting record is not always the best indicator. But I don’t know that I have ever seen a better indicator than the following:

(…)

Let’s go over this slowly. Ellen Tauscher’s 10th district was redrawn in 2001 to make it much more Democratic, and Tauscher interpreted this as punishment for supporting Steny Hoyer over Nancy Pelosi for minority whip.

I don’t know how much clearer it could be that Ellen Tauscher does not have our best interests at heart. That’s why the netroots is mobilizing to defeat her.

Chris Bowers picks up the ball and runs with it:

I don’t know if Ellen Tauscher can be defeated in a primary, since that is an extremely difficult thing to do, but given her feelings toward Democrats it does seem pretty obvious that if she is defeated in a primary she will go the CA-10 for Tauscher route, ala Lieberman in Connecticut. There is no way that someone who hates and fears Democrats this much will respect the decisions of its voters in a primary election and simply step aside the event of defeat. Thus, any campaign targeting Tauscher will probably require a sustainable Republican in the race, so that she can’t soak up Republican votes in the event of an Alan Schlessinger, pathetic Republican scenario.

I think this sounds pretty reasonable, but is it truly an apples-to-apples comparison? Does Tauscher have the same kind of political machinery and reservoir of uninformed, gullible supporters that Joe had? Would she definitely get the same kind of support from the Republican party that Joe got? More intriguingly, could her primarier use Joe as a cautionary tale of how Democratic voters get screwed over when they elect fake Democrats? Surely the Democratic voters in her district would want to show that they’re smarter than that.

February 23rd, 2007 at 12:54am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Elections,Politics,Wankers


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