Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I Can't Seem to Forget You...

As for the president's Freudian slip, I'm reminded of a Sega Genesis commercial from 1994. Quarterback Joe Montana is taking a Rorschach test; as the psychiatrists (out to learn everything possible about football) flip through the images, Joe peers intently at each and repeats: "Reggie White...Reggie White...Reggie White...".

Rule #1 in politics: know who's Reggie White.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Original Sin

I was nothing
Before I came to be
I was contentment
I was obscurity

Then I entered the world
And the grave world entered me
The world in terror I cursed
The world in return cursed me
with this bond: Eternity

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Little Dragon, Seconds
video by taheenu

Friday, September 16, 2011

Remember When?

Slate's Jacob Weisberg, (b)oracle, August 2008:

Many have discoursed on what an Obama victory could mean for America. We would finally be able to see our legacy of slavery, segregation, and racism in the rearview mirror. Our kids would grow up thinking of prejudice as a nonfactor in their lives. The rest of the world would embrace a less fearful and more open post-post-9/11 America. But does it not follow that an Obama defeat would signify the opposite? If Obama loses, our children will grow up thinking of equal opportunity as a myth. His defeat would say that when handed a perfect opportunity to put the worst part of our history behind us, we chose not to. In this event, the world's judgment will be severe and inescapable: The United States had its day but, in the end, couldn't put its own self-interest ahead of its crazy irrationality over race.

Spot on as always, J-Wee. Can't wait to see what you've got for 2012.

more:
Isn't it amazing how much this

The United States had its day but, in the end, couldn't put its own self-interest ahead of its crazy irrationality over race.

sounds like a condemnation of the failing Obama Movement and the liberal hysterics which produced it, made, I don't know, yesterday morning? It really is prescient.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Paranoid-in-Chief

Via Drudge, it appears the White House is calling on some of its strengths from 2008--the power of the Internet, the gullibility of Youth, the paranoia of progressives--to compile a massive enemies list, with a fervor and reach in which Richard Nixon would find evidence of mental instability.

They've set up a "watchdog" website employing a vaguely sinister stark-alarm aesthetic (think SPLC's "Hatewatch") where you can report suspicious activity unfair criticism of the President's policies, politics or person. They have a list of refutations of common smears--first up: "...the President is a friend of Israel..."* (Ben-yo's finger-wagging notwithstanding).
USA. Mad from the top down.

*Somebody tell Manhattan's Jews not to worry: America is the nation Obama is intent on destroying through the displacement of its majority ethnicity, not Israel. Sillies!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Holiday


The New Pornographers, The Bleeding Heart Show