September, 2012

At the top of President Romney’s to-do list: ticks

By · Saturday, September 29th, 2012 · 4 Comments »

Folks, I may have to vote for Romney after all. It turns out that he is the only presidential candidate taking on the scourge of ticks here in Virginia: As Tim Murphy at Mother Jones observes with admirable restraint: I won’t pretend that I know exactly what the Romney campaign is doing here, except to […]

Romney campaign continues to be toast

By · Monday, September 17th, 2012 · 8 Comments »

SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters! What he really thinks is that they’re all looters and moochers. Unlike Mitt, who earned everything the hard way, with no help from anyone, no privilege, no nothing, I tell you! This from the man whose father was chairman of American Motors […]

Has Tchaikovsky ever been described as “sassy”?

By · Thursday, September 13th, 2012 · 13 Comments »

Today is the 193rd anniversary of Clara Schumann’s birth. She’s being honored with a Google Doodle, which is good, since Google Doodles tend to be overwhelmingly androcentric: However, this is what you get when you click on the doodle: Sassy? Sassy? There are few words more infantalizing than “sassy,” which is why you never hear […]

Foreign policy

By · Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off

How you do it: Clinton praises ambassador to Libya, calls attackers ‘savage group’ How you don’t do it: Foreign Policy Hands Voice Disbelief At Romney Cairo Statement Also, condolences to the families of everyone killed in the attacks.

Jimmy Fallon sums up the mood of the nation

By · Monday, September 10th, 2012 · 12 Comments »

By the way, as regards that “dream team,” the Frank Bruni piece about Hillary is interesting: Will she run in 2016? I can’t tell you how many times I heard that question and how largely it loomed in Charlotte. There’s a strong belief that she’s seriously considering one last bid, and a fervent wish that […]

Why do wingnuts think this election is close?

By · Sunday, September 9th, 2012 · 7 Comments »

So that Assrocket guy at Power Line published an unintentionally hilarious post yesterday entitled, “Why is this election close?” I’m not really happy about linking to it, but it’s getting a lot of attention from normal people who are wondering what’s wrong with this man’s head. Here’s his opening paragraph: For a long time I […]

Cherry Red Wine

By · Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 · 7 Comments »

In 1995 I saw Luther Allison live in a small club. I’d never heard of him before, and was baffled. How was it that this man was not the biggest star in the goddamn world? He was mind-bogglingly good. I had never in my life heard playing and singing like that. I bought his cassette […]