This is a great line that is not only appropriate for this political season, it’s true for life: Think for yourself, don’t believe everything you hear, and look it up.
I find the late-night comics and their take on politics to be funny, such as this pre-debate bit by Conan O’Brien.
I didn’t watch the debate, but did notice that top Google searches during the debate involved two of the questions on my list: Simpson-Bowles and Dodd-Frank. Even heard some morning commentators mention Glass-Steagall (another one of questions). For those who watched, could the moderator have used my rules? I note that some are criticizing Mr. Lehrer’s performance.
Debate Fact Checks
For anyone desiring a deep discussion of various global issues, consider visiting Intelligence Squared. Thanks Tim for mentioning this site.
On This Week’s Headlines from The Onion
- Guy in Suit Handling Newspaper like a Pro
- Florida to Experiment with New 600-Lever Voting Machine
- Reporter Steps in to Replace Woman’s Missing Husband
- Schwarzenegger Admits to Affair with Predator Costume
- Texting While Fielding Causes Record Number of Outfield Collisions
- Nauseating Precious NYC Couple to Walk Around in Rain
- Blogger Val for comparing Democratic and Republican platforms: Foreign Policy, Taxes, and Social Issues
- Blogger Le Clown on blogging
- Blogger Rich/Brainsnorts on writing posts
- A great Cincinnati story about an adult with Down Syndrome
- History Channel’s The Men Who Built America
- The Supreme Court’s upcoming cases
- Photo gallery of 50 years of Bond girls
I will have a Saturday Morning Classic Cartoon post tomorrow.
I like this one. The race for Ohio’s senator involves Josh Mandel and Sherrod Brown. When people search “Mandel Brown Ohio”, the commonly get the site for Mandell Brown, a Cincinnati plastic surgeon.
Here this weekend is the football battle that is the oldest non-league rivalry game in college football. Go Bearcats!
Baseball’s regular season ended on a Wednesday, thus another reason to hate Commissioner Bud Selig. The one-game playoff games are about to start, thus another reason to hate Commissioner Selig.
The Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame may be a great idea, but their selection process may be one of the worst processes ever. All I have to ask is no Moody Blues again? Is Bud Selig also running the R&R HOF?
Have a good weekend. In the words of Garrison Keillor, Be well, do good work, and keep in touch. Enjoy the video. (Here’s a higher quality video to the same song below that must be watched on YouTube.)