Archive for May 20th, 2013

Teh Serious

Okay, sure, I can sort of buy Krugman and Lemieux’s premise that horrible ideas like austerity, torture, and endless war all stem from the same macho impulse to to prove oneself a Manly Serious Man Of Action Who Can Make The Hard Choices, but why is it that it always seems to be someone else who pays the price for those “hard choices”?

It’s kinda hard to respect the machismo and courage of a pundit or politician who calls upon complete strangers to make sacrifices instead of themselves or their family, friends, or peers.  If I saw Cheney and Dubya personally ducking bullets in Baghdad, or Paul Ryan urging tax increases for himself and his wealthy benefactors as the first step to shrink the deficit, then I would be impressed.

Maybe Atrios has it right after all, and they really are sadists.

May 20th, 2013 at 06:18pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Economy,Iraq,Media,Politics,Social Security,Taxes,Torture,Wankers

Monday Media Blogging

Gary Busey explains Hobbits, and it is exactly what you would expect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhLvwIUuLWg

May 20th, 2013 at 11:23am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging


Contact Eli





Feeds

Linkedelia!

Most Recent Posts

Archives

Categories

Calendar

May 2013
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Jun »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  


Thinking Blogger

Pittsburgh Webloggers

Site Meter


View My Stats *