What's most notable is that the books are ancient. I doubt any of them were originally published in Michelle Obama's lifetime.Comment Posted By Brainster On 18.02.2010 @ 15:10
He did a pretty good job with the ACORN stuff, but he was an idiot to try to bug Landrieu's office. What I cannot figure out is why he thought taping his friends tapping her lines was a good idea. Very strange story.Comment Posted By Brainster On 26.01.2010 @ 22:35
It's a shame because there actually is room in the party for those who are annoyed at some of the wackier stuff being pushed by elements of the right. But how do you lump Michelle Malkin and Fox News in with the (wacky) Birthers, WND and Newsmax? That's a broader brush than I'd use to paint a barn. How does Hot Air qualify as a hate site?Comment Posted By Brainster On 1.12.2009 @ 12:03
When I was a kid we used to watch Hootenanny every week to catch the various folk acts. I agree that their politics were okay initially (civil rights, etc.,) and then became crap, but they could make terrific music. My favorite PP&M song though is "The Marvelous Toy".
Tom Paxton song. Used to sing that with kids around - they just loved it,
ed.Comment Posted By Brainster On 17.09.2009 @ 12:49
A friend of mine suggested she might be getting out at the right time. I suspect all governors of all states in the US are going to have to make a lot of unpopular decisions in the next year or so, and their favorability ratings are going to decline as a result.Comment Posted By Brainster On 3.07.2009 @ 19:26
Ezra seems to think that the morally superior way to wage war is to make sure that your enemies kill more of your people than you kill of theirs. It's an interesting notion.Comment Posted By Brainster On 29.12.2008 @ 14:51
There's a pretty good article in New York Magazine on how the media are in the bag for Obama, ironically written by an Obama supporter who admits that he's never rooted for anything before in his life:
http://nymag.com/news/imperialcity/46658/Comment Posted By Brainster On 5.05.2008 @ 18:01
Rick, Kevin Drum does the math, but he gets the wrong answer because of sloppy writing by the Times. Read the next sentence: "Mr. Diamond acknowledged turning a profit of $20 million."
But if he turned a profit of $20 million on a sale for $30 million, then what did he originally pay? Ten million, right? The $250,000 was for raw land, the $30 million was the sale of a "housing complex". If you go back to page 3 of the Times' story, you'll see mention of the housing complex acquisition, but no pricetag. What they have done is conflate the two transactions in an effort to deceive people, and they succeeded with Kevin Drum.
Thanks Pat. Between you and Ed Morrissey, I think you've pretty much debunked this whole story.
ed.Comment Posted By Brainster On 22.04.2008 @ 14:42
The fact that the Rezko lot could only be accessed from Obama's property is significant; it makes the land effectively worthless to anybody other than Barack, especially given the fact that it could not be developed after the 1/6th piece was sold to Obama. Yes, this stinks to high heaven.Comment Posted By Brainster On 26.02.2008 @ 12:04
Why do you think that McCain will give the deep freeze to conservatives in the cabinet? He may not have a whole lot of support from the electronic conservatives, but he's got plenty of support from conservatives in the Senate and among the governors.
I agree with Ray Coppola; McCain's win reflects realism on the part of the party. McCain is the most conservative candidate who can win. This is not shaping up as a good year for the GOP, and those who ignore that are just begging for a fiasco like 1964.
And you know, it would help if the people griping that McCain's not conservative enough actually had a pony in the race. The idea that Fred Thompson or Mitt Romney is a "real" conservative and John McCain is not is ludicrous. If you really wanted a rock-ribbed con, why didn't people support, oh, Sam Brownback? Because he wasn't going to win?Comment Posted By Brainster On 4.02.2008 @ 20:00