Archive for April 18th, 2008

George W. Bush: Zen Master

From The All-Seeing Eye Of Froomkin, by way of dakine:

When [Bush was] asked yesterday whether he saw any end in sight in Iraq, he responded: “So long as I’m the president, my measure of success is victory — and success.”

Wow.  The real Dubya and the Will Ferrell Dubya have finally become one.  Awesome.

Then again, maybe he’s stupid like a fox.  After all, when your measure of success is… success, you can put the goalposts wherever you damn well please.

1 comment April 18th, 2008 at 11:48pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iraq,Quotes,War

Why Talking Head Interviewers Frustrate Me

They’ll ask Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama why they were in the same building as Charlie Manson, but never mention that it was in a different decade.

They’ll ask Dick Cheney whether he prefers puppies or kittens, but never about his choice of sauce.

April 18th, 2008 at 10:23pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Cheney,Media,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

MSNBC Misses The Point

Well, this is certainly an interesting take on the reaction to Wednesday’s debate:

Curious of what the bitterness and anger could look like if Obama is somehow denied the Democratic nomination? Check out the reaction from the ObamaNation over Wednesday’s debate. To put it simply, ABC was under siege yesterday. This may only be a taste of how the ObamaNation would react to a Clinton nomination. If MoveOn is motivated to do a petition campaign against the media over a debate, imagine what Clinton delegates and undecided superdelegates would face this summer if there is doubt. And as the Politico’s Ben Smith pointed out yesterday, it’s also what the GOP would face in the general election, especially if Obama is nominee. The level of devotion among Obama’s supporters rivals what Bush had with his flock in 2004. The left-wing blogosphere is MUCH more powerful than what you see on the right this cycle and it reminds us of the advantage Bush had in ’04. While we all know about that so-called right-wing voice machine, don’t forget that there is now a left-wing noise machine (on the internet) as well. And it has found its voice.

So everyone who complained about the terrible questions and moderation was only upset because they were Obama loyalists?  Really?

MSNBC has completely missed the point.  This was exasperated backlash against yet still more useless timewasting right-wing gotcha questions instead of substantive ones.

But considering the behavior of MSNBC’s own debate moderators, I can understand why they might want to miss that particular point, and make this a story about Those Mindless Fanatical Obama Cultists instead.

(h/t Bill Scher)

April 18th, 2008 at 09:15pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Blogosphere,Elections,Media,Obama,Politics

More B&W Rubble Photoblogging

More post-implosion wreckage, including a corner of the building that was still standing (it’s gone now, though):

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1 comment April 18th, 2008 at 11:32am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from a fun little B-movie called Drive, starring Mark Dacascos (whose fighting style is particularly cool in this one) and Kadeem Hardison(!), as well as a young Brittany Murphy before anyone knew who she was:

Hm! Your kung fu is pretty useless! As well as obsolete! You insult me! You bastard! Prepare to die!

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

The shadowy and mysterious Codename B. takes cover behind a wooden obstacle.

2 comments April 18th, 2008 at 07:31am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging


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