Archive for February, 2010

Op-Ed Columnist – The Fat Lady Has Sung – NYTimes.com

February 22, 2010

Today’s entertainment provided by Tom Friedman:

the rise of cable TV has transformed politics in our country generally into just another spectator sport, like all-star wrestling. C-Span is just ESPN with only two teams. We watch it for entertainment, not solutions.

Unless your desired entertainment is to watch C-Span for debates on reforming health care.  There’s plenty of other unintentional humor that makes this worth reading once…once.  chuckles abound here

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National Journal Online — Insider Interviews — Cook: Health Care Is Obama’s Iraq

February 21, 2010

Hope and Change from Charlie Cook:

Cook: I’ve spent the last couple of days talking to some of the brightest Democrats in the party that are not in the White House. And it’s very hard to come up with a scenario where Democrats don’t lose the House. It’s very hard. Are the seats there right this second? No. But we’re on a trajectory on the House turning over….

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What are they thinking?

February 17, 2010

Nicked this from Daring Fireball.  Perfect

venomous porridge – A conversation I have every month or so.

Mark Davis: Can Medina recover from unmitigated disaster? | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Opinion: Viewpoints

February 12, 2010

I like Mark Davis about 90% of the time on the issues although I frequently can’t listen to him because of the way he treats callers on his show, however this editorial strikes me as pitch perfect.  I had been moving in the direction of voting for Medina, but this incident gives me pause for two reasons.

If she does believe the truther nonsense, then she has no business being in the governor’s race.  If she does NOT believe it, then she should have known that being painted with that brush would be political suicide and ought to have been prepared to deal with the question.

I hope that she is able to explain her response in a satisfactory manner because I would like to support her candidacy, but this is a huge problem for me and I suspect for many others.

Read it and weep.

stevenf on the iPad and the New World

February 1, 2010

I’m still trying to figure out who this guy is, but I think he’s mostly right about this being Apple’s future direction.  He’s expressed a lot of thoughts that had not yet fully coalesced in my mind.  I’m not entirely sure that everything is roses in this future, but I think he’s more right than wrong.

Apple is calling the iPad a “third category” between phones and laptops. I am increasingly convinced that this is just to make it palatable to you while everything shifts to New World ideology over the next 10-20 years.

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