Although I’m not a Dick Cheney fan, his successful heart transplant seems to have done him wonders. Besides, at least he has the guts to say that The Nincompoop should not have been on the 2008 GOP ticket. Columnist John Avlon did this interesting piece about Palin’s falling star.
Earlier in the week with this post, I explained my reasons why the current presidential campaign is empty. Interestingly, the same day I heard an interview with an analyst who explained that negative campaign ads to two things: excite the base and turn the independents away; and then I saw this from columnist David Brooks.
Outside money spent on the campaign to date is $227.6 million.
When will elected officials realize that analogies to 9-11 and Pearl Harbor are most likely a poor choice of words. At least Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa) didn’t include Hitler. (video from CBS News)
Here are my odds on the Republican vice presidential sweepstakes: Paul Ryan (40%), Tim Pawlenty (40%), Rob Portman (15%), anyone else (5%).
Hats off to our Kabuki Congress that did something right this week (to avoid a shutdown).
On Headlines from The Onion
- American Olympians using Rosetta Stone to Brush Up on English
- England Finalizes Selection of Child to Hold Apple on Heads for Olympic Archery Competition
- God Tells IOC President to Build Ark, Gather Two Olympians from each Sport
- After a String of Incidents, U-Haul Closes Aircraft Division
- New Apple Campaign Urges Users to Buy New iPhone for Other Hand
- Curly Fries Inventor Strikes Out with Curly Veal
- Good graphics are the U.S. drought
- CBO calculates cost of repeal Affordable Care Act
- Why New York still welcomes immigrants
- Global couch potatoes
- The Onion’s Infographic Guide to Olympic Venues
- Governor Jindal’s science and creationism problem
- Porcelain Toilets
This news from Mississippi appalled me. After the couple’s wedding rehearsal, several members of First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi went to Pastor Dr. Stan Weatherford complaining about an upcoming wedding. The pastor did marry the couple, but in a different church. By the way, race was the reason – thus a Dolt of the Year nomination to Pastor Weatherford for not leading the way in his congregation.
No Chick-fil-A for me on Wednesday – then again, I seldom go there – so I won’t be there on Friday either.
Recently had my first locally grown corn of the summer, and wow – the effects of the drought are easily noticeable.
Interesting how 10 days ago there was much chatter about the lack of enthusiasm for the upcoming Olympics. Now that they have started, U.S. television ratings are very high.
I enjoyed the opening ceremonies. The continuous stream of people from across the world confirms the many variations of human beauty.
Checkout the photos by Steve, my long-time friend.
Cheers, a classic cartoon post will go up this weekend.
To send you into the weekend, here’s something that made me smile. (Thanks Moe.) Have a safe weekend everyone. In the words of Garrison Keillor, Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.