On the Arab Uprisings
I appreciated these three lines from Washington Post columnist David Ignatius:
On favoring the term “Arab Transition” over “Arab Spring” because it conveys the essential truth that nobody can predict just where this upheaval is heading.
The Arab Transition needs to embrace the tolerance of secular societies rather than the intolerance of theocracy.
Sometimes the right side of American interests and values conflict, thus requiring difficult choices.
Too bad Baghdad Bob wasn’t reporting from Tripoli this week. (This one is mine)
A political conundrum: What if a GOP moderate won the presidency and the obstinate controlled Capitol Hill?
Politicians using statistics is a perfect example of taking a stance, then finding the numbers supporting the point.
I imagine some political pundits see Sarah Palin as the elephant in the room. Well, she has a similar constituency as Michelle Bachmann, and she has a higher disapproval rating than most. On the other hand, running increases her media attention, speaking requests, and book sales.
Although the Tea Party makes me cringe, Rep Maxine Waters’ (R-Ca) comment was unnecessary. As commentator John Avlon says, The cycle of incitement must stop.
“There are many reasons to vote against Rick Perry. His fatuous stance on the teaching of evolution in schools is perhaps not the first reason that springs to mind. However, maybe it is the most telling litmus test of the other reasons, and it seems to apply not just to him but, lamentably, to all the likely contenders for the Republican nomination.” (Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins)
I remind Speaker Boehner that it is Week 33 of the Boehner-led House without a jobs bill. To quote Speaker Boehner, “Where are the jobs?”
Interesting Headlines I Saw this Week on The Onion
New Study Explains why Comic Sans Font so Hilarious
Kamikaze Swimmers Finally Reach Pearl Harbor
Pirate Written-Up for Dress Code Violation
New Apple CEO Tim Cook, “I see printers.”
McDonald’s Unveils New Senior Citizen Play Place
Calling the recent Kardashian wedding The American Royal Wedding is a sad commentary on American society
Although I seldom use Bing.com, I enjoy the daily image on their home page.
Call me old fashion, but I believe and practice greeting co-workers in the morning. Sadly, it seems to be a lost practice.
Adam Richmond, host of (Travel Channel), was in Cincinnati this week taping a show scheduled for October 12th.
In the words of Garrison Keillor: Be well, do good works, and stay in touch.