Archive for February 11th, 2010

Broder’s New Love

How much does David Broder love Sarah Palin?  So much that he completely forgets to urge her towards centrism like he does for every Democrat to the left of Ben Nelson.

I’d ridicule his out-of-touch “Bush is on the verge of a comeback!” cluelessness that ignores the fact that Americans are no longer interested in having a blithering idiot in the White House (I can’t imagine what might have soured them on that idea), but Attaturk already beat me to it.

February 11th, 2010 at 08:12pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Palin,Wankers

Successiness

[Please imagine that I found a video of “That’s not flying!  That’s falling with style!” from Toy Story]

Well, that’s awfully nice that Obama doesn’t begrudge Wall Street executives like Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein their “success or wealth,” but I just have to wonder whether taking your company to the brink of collapse with risky quasi-legal dealings and then using your connections and too-big-to-failness to extort huge direct and indirect government bailouts that restore it to obscene profitability is, strictly speaking, “success.”

I mean, would Blankfein’s “savvy” strategy have worked as well for a company one-twentieth the size which did not have alumni seeded in key high-level positions all over the federal government?

February 11th, 2010 at 07:01pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Obama,Wankers

Same As The Old Boss

The more things change, the more they stay the same…

A Pomona College student filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that he was abusively interrogated, handcuffed and detained for five hours at Philadelphia International Airport in August because he carried a set of English-Arabic flashcards as part of his college language studies.

(…)

According to the suit, George, a college senior from Montgomery County, Penn., majoring in physics and Middle Eastern studies, was returning to school when TSA screeners saw his flashcards. A supervisor asked him his views on the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, whether he knew who carried them out and what language Osama bin Laden spoke, adding, “Do you see why these cards are suspicious?,” the suit alleged.

Apparently “Arabic” still automatically equals “terrorism”.

February 11th, 2010 at 11:25am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Obama,Terrorism

Inflation:Bernanke::Bush:Terrorism

Is it just me, or does it seem a bit strange that a scholar of the Depression era would think that inflation is the greatest threat our economy faces?

February 11th, 2010 at 07:15am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Economy,Republicans,Wankers


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