At Moe Lane’s, James Earl Jones reads The Raven…and so does Christopher Walken.
I’m a big Poe fan. And Jones and Walken fan. You have excellent taste, Moe!
Staying true to form: “The Obama administration has essentially adopted the position of the Bush administration in these cases, even though candidate Obama was incredibly critical of both the warrantless wiretapping program and the Bush administration’s abuse of the state secrets privilege.”
Related content at Powerline: “The only possible conclusion, I think, is that Barack Obama (who criticized the NSA program during the campaign), James Risen, Eric Lichtblau, Bill Keller, the Pulitzer Prize committee and countless other liberals owe the Bush administration an apology.”
I’ll settle for Dick Cheney pouncing on this whole thing.
Hoffman knocking the GOP-anointed Dede Scozzafava out of the NY23 contest should be scary to the Left. It shows that the dissatisfaction which fuels the Tea Party movement is not only capable of shaking Washington awake. It could – in time – reshape Washington.
But the NY23 special election is not over yet. This could signal the path to Hoffman’s victory or just be baby steps. But there’s tea in the baby bottle, instead of the same ol’ formula…
UPDATE: Related: Politico: A lot of GOP’ers want a swig of Tea all of a sudden (via Memeorandum).
FT: The Vietnam Moment.
“My concern is that we get, say, a 20,000 troop increase but with instructions to Gen McChrystal to achieve results on an unrealistic timetable,” says Bobby Wilkes, a retired air force general, who was a senior Pentagon official in the Bush administration. “If you don’t put in enough troops now, you may have to put in more later.”
Clausewitz said that war was politics by other means. But Obama risks letting the politics overwhelm the war effort…
UPDATE: Do I follow Ed Driscoll’s blog or what?
Republican California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman.
Hopefully, it’s true and she’s out…
UPDATE: It’s true!. Video evidence, at American Power.
MORE: A round-up of reaction at The Other McCain. Don’t forget Stacy McCain’s shoe leather requires regular maintenance, folks. Tip the man.
Four classic titles you can watch right now – for free – at TheAuteurs.com. Their site has some of the best picture quality you’ll find anywhere on the web…
I’ve seen 4 of them. Three of them are very popular films you can probably guess upon reviewing the list. One of them, The Innocents, I saw more than 20 years ago in a college English lit class. Very good gothic horror, but I didn’t think it was that scary.
Some days ago, I posted another list of scary films – significantly less esoteric than Scorsese’s – here.
America’s sweetest death row? Convicted murderer in California asks for death penalty because the “amenities” are better.
What does he know that we don’t?
I blogged a little opinion post at YesButHowever.
So what? AARP is either bleeding members or enduring their opprobrium…and for good reason. But calling it the new ACORN may be a bit much. AARP has sold out its members on Obamacare, but it’s not helping open underage brothels (that we know of).
The Independent: “The President has already suffered a slow, but steady, decline in his approval ratings, so it cheers no one in the White House that the outcome in Jersey is so uncertain. In Virginia, where the President campaigned this week, the outlook is worse.”
Related: Politico: Nervous White House interferes in New Jersey.
Legal Insurrection: Stimulus job-creation overstated.
Politico: ‘Desecrated flag’ video is DNC finalist.
Sorry, folks. Slept in a little later today, so no time to blog. And was dead tired last night, so didn’t do any scheduling last night either. The show is still pretty intense. Wrote lots of voiceovers today. Tomorrow, more…
I call it truth in advertising: Pro-Hoffman ad calls Scozzafava a progressive, Politico blogger is outraged.
Not sure it’s a “Republican” dirty trick either, given who financed the ad. Especially since Scozzafava is a Republican and Hoffman is a third-party candidate. Come on, Politico editors…or Josh…or whoever’s responsible. Drink some coffee or something.
UPDATE: Related: Karl Marx endorses Scozzafava. Ha!
Then you might be a tad too lonely, according to this study…
Dr. Fiancee and I rainchecked our plans. It just didn’t work out tonight with our schedules. So I thought I’d chill out blogging a bit. But I need to stop. I need to eat something and prepare for tomorrow.
The show is coming along, but it’s taken a lot of work. And there’s still more ahead before my stint ends. And if I’m lucky, I’ll get on board another reality show before too long.
Box office gross-wise, at Nikki Finke’s.
How could it with all those Scozzafavas, Steeles, and the like?
Very little blogging today, folks. I didn’t get up as early as usual, so I couldn’t schedule posts. And as soon as I woke up, I had to update my resume because I may be getting on board another reality show, but this one’s on the Discovery Channel. My stint at the show I’m currently working will end soon, or – at least – it’s supposed to.
I have plans tonight with Dr. Fiancee, so blogging after work is not an option either…
Foreshadowing the Democrats future in 2010?
The GOP better smart up, too. I’m not sure its Democrats only that voters want to dump. They just want to dump the current political class. And who can blame them?
Barney Frank on camera – and intentionally: Democrats are “trying on every front to increase the role of government.”
You don’t say…
From Turner Classic Movies. She’s their Star of the Month for November.
From veteran reporters Helen Thomas and Craig Crawford.
Perhaps the most relevant one: “You are a public servant. And never forget you are not the boss.”
Business Week: “The pay package given to Freddie Mac’s new chief financial officer should have sent a message from Washington to corporate America about how executive compensation standards must change. Instead, it did just the opposite.”
Looks like Treasury – or someone at the White House – is not satisfied with an entire carton of eggs already on its face…
CNN asks if Obama is more like Carter or like Reagan.
Can’t believe that’s even debatable. Reagan didn’t appease anyone. So Obama is not like Reagan. Obama is no Carter, either. He’s worse.
Maybe we can all agree on one thing: Obama is Nixonian, even if he hasn’t done what Nixon did. No Watergate required.
Dexter gets animated: Check out Dexter: Early Cuts, a new, animated web-series on Showtime.com.