Wednesday, August 30, 2006

"I got eckolecktic readin' list"

The president's comment to Brian Williams' inquiry reading his recent book reading claims. Per the WaPo (per the WH), he's read 60 books this year so far and in the interview with Brian Williamshe mentioned that he's read "three Shakespeares." WHo's buyin' it?

Gawker Media Invite

I'm not sure why, but I'm looking for an invite. I'm a regular visitor to Deadspin, Gawker, Gizmodo and Defamer and I've got stuff to say. While I recognize that no reads this, I'll plead anyway - if someone's got an invite, can you throw a brother a bone. Thanks in advance.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

What 'bout That Anthrax Terrorism

Does anyone remember that innocent civilians died from anthrax, yetthe case remains unsolved. My recollection is that the anthrax had certain chemical traits that limited the pool of suspects. I also seem to recall that there was a "person of interest" in the case, but attempts to get the good on him were going nowhere, despite draining a pond. But really, there's been more progress on the Jimmy Hoffa case. Didn't these random attacks constitute terrorism, why doesn't anyone seem to care? Just wondering.

Hypocrisy in Neon

Students of politics recognize that internatonal geopolitics creates strange bedfellows. The Bush administration appears eager to bring political hypocrisy to a higher level. Practical folks can begrudgingly accept the need to cozy up with Pakistan despite its leader's ascension to power at the end of an AK-47, its rogue nuke program, its prior tacit acceptance of A.Q. Kahn's "Nukes R Us" superstore, but boundries don't seem to be the administration's long suit.

While the administration offers a daily dose of angry rhetoric regarding the need to democratize the world, and so rid the world of terrorists, this apparently only goes so far. Now the White House gets ready to welcome that paragon of freedom, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan. Not only does he get a white house hug, but he also gets a special visit to the Bush family compound in Maine. Wow, and how has this gent earned such a deluxe end of summer vacation? Well let's just say a lil' graft, a lil' greed and access to airfields.

See WaPo's article

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Quick Hits

Democrats win the House (despite themselves)

Republicans hold the Senate (despite themselves)

Leaving Iraq right now is a nonstarter - from a practical geopolitical perspective

Katrina - Democrats unable to effectively exploit domestic failings\insensitivity of Bush admin. When did we as taxpayers accept ".. well we approved and alloctaed the money" as an acceptable answer when we are talking about $100+ BILLION!! R U KIDDIN ME???

Democrats inexplicably allow Ray Nagin to seem to represent their collective voice 'cause they r gutless

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Tuff to be Hopeless

Signed on the blog to Technorati. To show just how lame I am, while I had Technorati bookmarked, I hadn't lnked my feeeble blog. I actually had to see a mini feature on no less than CNBC to figure out that I needed to sign up.

Now I guess I need to lurch into relevance. Maybe I should consider figuring out how to dress this thing up and get some links. Oh well, just another tomorrow project.