Just saw this week’s Battlestar Galactica. Chief Tyrol will henceforce be called “Norma Rae.” That is all.
This time, the victim is Mitt Romney, and the leaked internal memo took the form of a 77-page powerpoint presentation concerning the former Massachusetts Governor’s vulnerabilities. Most prominent among them is his record of flip-flopping on social issues, which have… Continue Reading
I’ve been talking about Rudy Giuliani’s pitch to conservatives for some time now. The conundrum is how to reconcile a pro-choice, pro-gay-rights, pro-gun-control municipal leader to a religious right that has formed the backbone of the footsoldiers and mid- to… Continue Reading
Today’s comic suggests that there’s something tawdry and shotgunnish about a Vegas wedding, albeit also romantic in its desparation. I’m here to tell you it isn’t so. (At least, not necessarily.) The Wife and I got married in Vegas and… Continue Reading
Driving back from lunch today, I noticed that a B-2 bomber was doing test flights. It’s a damned impressive thing to see one of these things in the sky. I first noticed the plane when it took off, since the… Continue Reading
There are long names for various kinds of unusually intense and specific fears or aversions to things and it’s an exercise in (generally) one’s subliminal knowledge of Greek to test what these things are. For instance, common sorts of fears… Continue Reading
I’m so busy these days I think I won’t have time for fantasy baseball this year. Too bad, it’s fun, but my puny human brain can only handle so much.
I don’t think so — if it had been, Cheney would have been in more danger. But maybe it’s a sign that the surge isn’t working and the wheels are starting to come off. It’s not good, that’s for sure.… Continue Reading
I’ve mused in the past about being a professional writer; the idea seems very attractive but I’ve no illusions it would be anything but hard work producing product and then peddling it. So it’s interesting to see the finances of… Continue Reading
Is it a relief to see that fuzzy thinking and antiscience are not confined to the United States? No. No, it turns out to be only moderately less infuriating because my tax dollars were not wasted on this boondoggle. (They… Continue Reading