Last Saturday, in the quaint village of AustinShire, Texas, a number of panels discussed some pretty heady and nasty topics. Among the worst was a panel made up of Vince Warren, Jameel Jaffer, Dahlia Lithwick, and Jeremy Scahill.
Nancy Pelosi came to AustinShire, Texas, ready for a possibly unfriendly crowd. FISA, IraqNam funding, and other issues were not only irking Netrooters, but pissing a whole mess of them off something fierce.
I’m pretty lucky. I managed to set aside a ever more complex schedule of clients and court calls and clashes and confounded constipatory complications and find my whey in AustinShire, a lovely librul outpost in the muddle of Red Texas. NETROOTS NATION – a meeting of progressives, liberals and people who have had enough of Darth Cheney, George W. and Condi Rice.
Tony Snow died last night. He worked for Fox News, he commented on politics frequently, and usually in favor of the most reich wing policies, and he was best known for being on of the finest Press Secretaries that office has seen.
abdicating senatorial responsibility
piss for brains
For at least the third time in public, in six days, George W. Bush mentioned his birthday. (there have been others, but I am not invited to 7 figure fund raisers)
The first time, Boy George was being asked about gas prices, and managed to “rap” from $4/gallon prices, to the 4th weekend being his birthday.
The younger you are, the less likely that you played a parlor game called Telephone, as iPods, gaming devices, PCs, and other technologies crowd out attention spans, and finger control becomes more important than a well-chosen phrase, or a decent memory.
DATELINE: Scottsdale AZ 6 June 2008
For months, the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, John McCain, has been bedeviled by a continuing series of factual errors and misstatements. His top campaign staffers have announced the creation of a new Federal Department to deal with past, present and future errors.
The differences between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are many, aside from their sex. If there were a historical relationship that was at all similar, it would not be too much of a stretch to refer to the relationship of Abraham Lincoln and Salmon Chase.
Harold Oldroyd, (b. 1914 d. 1978 Eng.) was famous for his expertise on flies, especially the Ethiopian Horse-fly. He authored the Fly Bible, an awesome collection of the world’s flying critters, researching their breeding, eating, and travel habits.
I suspect he missed a couple high flying pests, notably Harold Ickes and Lanny Davis.