Somehow I neglected to notice this, but yesterday was the one-year anniversary of this blog. My first post can be read here if you don’t feel like using the archive.
I still wonder about that post. I think it’s true; but I can’t help feeling it seems to be more of an insult to Republicans, rather than the constructive criticism I intended. The word “empathy” has come to have a much more positive connotation than it really should, I think.
People are starting to notice he’s a lousy candidate.
I was bored yesterday, so I clicked the “Next Blog” button at the top of the main page to see where I’d go. I kept clicking through random blogs for a bit, and I was surprised to see how many had a post that read something like “I’m sick of blogging. I quit.” or “I’m too busy. I quit. This blog is finished.”
I can understand not wanting to blog, or being too busy, but why go and say you’re not going to do it anymore? Just do what I did: I blogged a little last March, lost interest, didn’t blog, forgot about the whole thing, got bored one day in December, remembered blog’s existence, and came back.
I assume Blogger will delete your blog eventually if you don’t use it, but apparently it takes them a long time. Seriously; why say “I quit”?
The Browns never learn.
If you ask me, they should just change to a running offense where they have Joshua Cribbs pass from the Wildcat formation one or two times every game.
Watch this video. It’s one of the best performances of Mad Margaret I’ve ever seen.
In a new poll, he’s “actually beating [Jane] Norton.”
As I have repeatedly pointed out, he’s the most charismatic candidate.
This makes the second piece of surprisingly not-so-bad economic news in a week. I’m starting to wonder if the so-called “business cycle” is about to do the Democrats another huge favor.
Karl Rove has been defending it lately, so I thought I’d throw in my opinion on this.
It’s torture. There is no way around it.
I just thought it was time to clear that up. No more “harsh interrogation techniques”, folks. It is what it is.
Now, you might still say it was justified. It may well be that it was used to save American lives. Still, we have to be clear about what it is we’re talking about. I would have much more respect for guys like Karl Rove and Dick Cheney if they’d just come out and say: “Yes, it was torture. I don’t care, because it was the right thing to do to save innocent lives.”
Well, dear readers, it took a lot of work, but you and me and a “series of tubes” have been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Last year, I came in a close second to Obama for my many years of not being George W. Bush.
That’s what it says in Rick Perlstein’s book Nixonland.
It’s a great book, but seriously: John Kerry? Charismatic? All I can think is that maybe his charisma wore off as he got older.