Friday, September 19, 2008


From the 9/18 Huffington Post: McCain on Zapatero (maybe?)

Interviewer: "OK, what about Europe...?"
McCain: "What about me what?"

Comic genius.

Good lord, get the man a translator, a hearing aid, or a hearing aide, for pete's sake. Forget about the fact that he panicked and started downloading anti-drug cartel, anti-terror rhetoric and US-Latin American relations while discussing Spain. That's just embarrassing.

(Originally posted to Facebook)

A Target-Rich Environment

The plane in Spain stays mainly with McCain?

You don't forget a country into whose power lines you've crashed a plane. The old man was being cagey, unpredictable - yet firm in a confusing time. I'd say he Maverickated that interview.

(Originally posted to Facebook)


Jeff (9/19, 11:45 AM): "Maverick, it's not your flying, it's your attitude. The enemy's dangerous, but right now you're worse than the enemy: you're dangerous and foolish. You may not like the guys flying with you, they may not like you. But whose side are you on?"

Me (9/19, 1:02 PM): "This is what I call a target rich environment."

Jeff (9/19, 1:18 PM): "Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash."

Josh (9/19, 1:59 PM): "We were inverted."

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Only Fannie-ing the Flames

Politifact on McCain's warning about Fannie and Freddie

If I read a 340-page report that said my oil pressure was low, it doesn't make me a genius to roll down my window and shout "my car's gonna break!" at people I drive past.

(Originally posted to Facebook)

Curious Jurisdiction

John McCain's Committee experience that oversaw "all aspects of the economy." Except, of course, the ones expressly precluded by the committee guidelines. Maybe Senator McCain should examine item #13. And then decide if that's in his favor or not.

Incidentally: John McCain chaired this committee from 1997-2001, and from 2003-2005. I want to know why nothing has been done to make dry measures sexier.

(Originally posted to Facebook)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Jo Becker, Peter S. Goodman and Michael Powell (NYT) on Sarah in Alaska.

Awesome. Bush III waits in the wings as the VP. Let's just skip right to McCain's fatal pneumonia and start removing all the books on evolution from the Library of Congress?

(Originally posted to Facebook)


Joe (9/15, 6:40 AM): Thank god we humans are great dino-hunters.... Ugh, it's so much like reading the Onion. I'd laugh if it wasn't true. Alas I cry...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sarah Palin on books as Wasilla mayor (ABC video)

To Sarah: If you were the town librarian, and I asked you to remove from the library a book explaining the actual pronunciation of the word "nuclear," what would be your response?

(Originally posted on Facebook)


Joe (9/12, 3:37 PM): Mine would be WTF??

Thanks for all the great laughs lately. They're well timed. My favorite is still "drill, drill, drill, or USA, USA, USA!"

Monday, September 8, 2008


Soldiers gain US citizenship in Iraq

I don't know what this means, but it does raise the question: how much more than you or I do these people value being American?

(Originally posted on Facebook)

Pie (and other food)-in-the-Sky?

I have dreamt this also. In Marin County, walking among the hills of John Muir National Monument, I saw plants as blueprints for our future superstructures. To absorb rainwater and fix nutrients in the soil, to sway in the wind, to expose as much well-insulated surface area to sunlight, for solar and soular energy. Next time I'll let someone know sooner.

(Originally posted on Facebook)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

We May Never Never Meet Again...

From Clive Thompson, NYT: I'm So Totally, Digitally Close to You

I feel beyond postmodern in posting this. A handful of my Facebook friends are under 18 (cousins, you perverts), and I wonder about them: while we of the over-30 crowd marvel at our miraculous, Facebook-facilitated, virtual grade school reunions, will they ever know what a strange feeling it is? Will they ever know what it's like to lose touch with their friends? Losing touch will necessarily be a more concerted effort from here on out.

(Originally posted on Facebook)