Save your pissing for the toilet. I never said that Obama was more qualified than Palin.
I care about you.
Hell, I really like you.
I have respected your native intelligence and due diligence and have linked to you from my blog regularly.
This is why what I DID say is that you are fast losing your soul because of your worshipful embrace of the houseof mirrors in a seamy carnival sideshow.Comment Posted By shaun On 10.09.2008 @ 16:49
There is a most unwelcome parallel to John McCain, a man whom I could have voted for a year ago, and yourself.
McCain descends from decency to a slim-driven campaign. Moran descends from smart issues-oriented blogging to masturbating in print over a woman who is eminently unqualified.
Get back to the issues, Rick, before you too lose your soul.
Palin is a sideshow, a distraction, the political equivalent of a three ring circus. I write about her because her rise is fascinating and the way the dems are flailing about trying to deal with her is entertaining.
I find it fascinating to read those who complain about how unqualified the VP candidate is for the GOP and yet not a peep about the most unqualified presidential candidate in the history of the republic.
There is nothing you could say that could give Obama even the patina of legitimacy as a presidential candidate. There is absolutely nothing in his career that distinguishes him one iota above the ordinary except perhaps his speaking ability which is hardly a "qualification" in any sense of the word. His communication skills are abominable as evidenced by his stumbling, fumbling appearances on the talk shows where he is almost incoherent.
You apparently have already lost your soul if you think that two bit Chicago hustler is qualified for president or vice president. And I find it laughable that the arguement is even being made that Palin is less qualified than Barack Obama.
ed.Comment Posted By shaun On 10.09.2008 @ 14:14
And to quote from Max Hastings' recently published "Retribution," a must-read on the Pacific war:
"Hitler set a standard of evil among those whom the Allies fought in the Second War War. Some historians, not all of them Japanese, argue that Japan's leaders represented a significantly lesser baseness; and certainly not one which deserved the atomic bomb. Few of those Asians who experienced Japanese conquest, however, and knew of the millions of deaths which it encompassed, believe that Japan possessed any superior claim on Allied forbearance to that of Germany. Post-war critics of U.S. conduct in the weeks before Hiroshima seem to demand from America's leaders moral and political generosity so far in advance of that displayed by their Japanese counterparts as to be fantastic, in the sixth year of a global war. Their essential thesis is that America should have spared its enemies from the human consequences of their own rulers' blind folly; that those in Washington should have displayed a concern for the Japanese people much more enlightened than that of the Tokyo government."
"...that those in Washington should have displayed a concern for the Japanese people much more enlightened than that of the Tokyo government."
In a way we did. Think of the civilian casualties in an invasion and you can see that dropping the bombs was, if not merciful, at least cognizant of the fact that we were saving Japanese lives as well.
ed.Comment Posted By shaun On 13.08.2008 @ 12:01
Then how about my cat as Snowball's running mate:
http://kikoshouse.blogspot.com/2008/06/sunday-naughty-kitty-blogging.htmlComment Posted By shaun On 30.07.2008 @ 12:42
He appears to have Nixon’s ruthlessness, Huey Long’s megalomania, Aaron Burr’s thin skin, and Edwin Summer’s penchant for wild exaggerations in his oratory . . .
. . . and Hillary Clinton's fondness for arugula.Comment Posted By shaun On 24.07.2008 @ 13:19
The Nixon-Vietnam analogy is astute but does not roll neatly into your Obama-Iraq analogy for the very simple reason that there was little sentiment in South Vietnam for U.S. troops to leave and there is substantial sentiment -- as well as the outlines of a status-of-forces agreement -- for U.S. troops to leave Iraq.
Doncha just hate when reality gets in the way of a good story?
Wassat? The SV's didn't want us to leave? If you mean the govt, ok. But the people were singing a different tune.
ed.Comment Posted By shaun On 21.07.2008 @ 11:48
You are a fabulous writer and nowhere more so than when the subject is sports.
And as if the 13th on Saturday wasn't enough, how about the 18th on Sunday?
There are many golfers who make one shot in their careers like the putt on 18 yesterday or the eagle on 13 or 18 on Saturday. Woods does it all the time.
ed.Comment Posted By shaun On 16.06.2008 @ 06:33
For two guys who don't see eye to eye on a lot of stuff, I agree with you 100 percent. Brilliant post, especially the landslide scenario, which if it plays out will absolutely kill McCain.
Which eye? Left or right?
ed.Comment Posted By shaun On 8.06.2008 @ 12:06
Alas, your nattering fails on two levels.
First, you provide no evidence that a "very large segment" of Obama supporters view him as a savior. Some may, but none of the considerable number of people whom I know who support Obama view him as anything more than a welcome change with some big, untested ideas.
Second, you obviously are too young to remember JFK in 1960. You could have written the same thing about him.Comment Posted By shaun On 22.05.2008 @ 15:00
At least you know who Chamberlain was.
Heh. I don't think there's a hole deep enough that he can crawl into to hide.
ed.Comment Posted By shaun On 16.05.2008 @ 13:11