December 20, 2008


I am not going to take your money. Nor will 99.99999% of the Jews you meet. Sure, Madoff is Jewish. And he engaged in massive amounts of fraud.

But so did Ken Lay. And what was he? Born into a Baptist family.

Evil people are evil people, irrespective of religion. Don't single any Jew out as being evil as if being Jewish were a function of being evil. It runs contrary to all the gains that we've made as an enlightened society.

Tikkun olam, y'all. And shalom. It might not be in a language most Americans understand, but it's what is important.

December 12, 2008

New link on the 'roll

At the left you'll find a link to Robert Reich's Blog.

Reich was the 22nd Secretary of Labor, serving during the Clinton administration.

for post three hundred:

Blago Waggo
He's the greatest guy in history

From the
Town of Springfield
He's about to hit a chestnut tree

TPM has a timeline on the events leading up to Wacky Blaggy's birthday.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, sad, nay, distraught as they may be about the departure of GWB from the White House, are titillated by Wacky Blaggy. Hopefully, though, the traction won't last eight years.


December 11, 2008

Worst prognostications of the year:

Foreign Policy has its top 10 list of worst predictions.

Once you look over the list, just savor for once how Liberals were mostly right this year, esp re: Jim Cramer and Bill Kristol.

And speaking of Kristol, what qualifications do you need to be a NYT columnist? Seriously? What?


December 10, 2008

Joe the Plumber: SAY IT AIN'T SO!

Joe says he felt "dirty" because of the McCain campaign.

Sure, confront Obama over something that's not true, then build a web of lies around you, and BLAMMO! John McCain is the bad guy? You bought into this, sir. At any given moment, you could have stopped and left. But no. A book and record deal later, you're talking trash about John McCain's campaign and how you felt dirty and used. How despicable and classless.

No one likes you. Seriously.



Blagojevich (n), synonymous with:

I hope the reports of Rahm turning the dogs on this fool are true. Blagojevich deserves to have the big fat book thrown at him multiple times.

December 4, 2008


Apologies to all five readers; I've been sick the last several days and pithy thoughts just aren't happening...

That said, I would like to note with sadness, and be the 121st person to do so, that Redhorse and the stable have called it le quits and have sent their horses out to the knackers, in the parlance of le pig. Redhorse was my opening into the dynamic blogging world that is NE Ohio. I met him a couple times, most memorably when I was on my way out of Ohio Learn and Earn. Redhorse invited me to some function that I actually ended up pussying out of going to, rather choosing to show up at MeetTheBloggers' meeting with Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-D) as my first actual foray into the not-so-skillfully woven, but beautifully executed, world of the interwebs. I am eternally grateful for his pushing me into this - otherwise blogginryan would have stopped long ago. I will miss his sharp and witty commentary about Ohio and national politics (plus Cleveland sports and occasional NASCAR). The NEOhio blogosphere is poorer without the stable.

As you may have noticed, I'd been counting the days since Paul Broun proved what a laughingstock he is - in case the average Broun observer hadn't previously noticed. I'm stopping with that. For now at least. There are too many other things to be worked up about than some stupid Congressman's nonsense; we face issues that are very real and not hypothetical kangaroo courts of Obama's doing... or whatever other analogy that Congressman Broun wishes to devise.

Heads of the Not-so-big-they're-tiny-actually 3 were in DC today pleading for more money. They made a spectacle of it, rolling into town with cars of high technology, hybrids, etc. All of this show, but I still believe that their words mean little; progress needs to be made and solid plans need to be set forth for the future of these companies. New car companies need to arise in this country to force these guys to compete for the domestic market. I'm sure there are stiff barriers to entry, because a car is certainly no easy machine to make, but it stands to reason that competition would help to trim the gooey excesses of crap from the Not-so-big-they're-tiny-actually 3.

And $35 billion. Or more? Really?

Let there be a pyre and a phoenix rise anew from the ashes of Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler.