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Showing posts from February 12, 2012
Well, it sure looks like the regular folks in the GOP are lining up behind Rick Santorum. We know that I'm totally sold out on Santorum. I love him. No, seriously. You may be saying to yourself, "What would make an anti-authoritarian libertarian ideologue who couldn't even stomach McCain vote for Mr. Big Government Santorum?" I'm glad you asked. This is the best I can do, so here goes: There are two kinds of "establishment" candidates; the first kind rankles any normal person who can lay legitimate claim to having a conservative thought. He's the kind of candidate whose version of balance and electability is to capitulate to Democratic/socialist/progressive ideology only in part and in completely random fashion, such that one's own supporters want to strangle one. (McCain fits here, but in his defense, 2000 McCain was 1000 times worse than the 2008 version.) Think Nixon or Ford. People that provoke rightist third parties, and cause barely literat
5 Thoughts For Today 5. Good idea to reverse yourself on adding Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin to the NBA All-Star festivities. Everybody wants to see what the kid can do. 4. I'm not terribly surprised he's doing so well. He played for Tommy Amaker at Harvard--Duke alumnus and awesome coach--so it's not completely preposterous. 3. Spring training for Major League Baseball is about to get under way...Go Cards! 2. The Democrats and their media allies (we'll keep saying that until you close the revolving door between Democratic campaigns and TV news, and oh, I don't know, report the news fairly) are starting to get their knives out for Rick Santorum. Buckle up, sir. 1. MMMM, bacon!
5 Humorous Self-Observations 5. I'm drinking in every one of my Facebook photos. 4. I can manipulate pixellated facsimilies of professional athletes for 9 hours, but I can't read philosophy for 5 minutes. 3. I can sing like Smokey Robinson when no one is around, but I sound like a wounded frog in church. [It's those horrid Catholic hymns.--ed.] 2. I'm probably the only person in America whose presidential voting history goes Bush-Bush-Obama-Santorum (God-willing). 1. I can remember Ozzie Smith's batting average from 1987, (.303) but I can't remember where I put my keys.
Mr. Winfield introduced me to a Polish composer named Gorecki (pronounce it like The Great One bought a vowel) via his 3rd Symphony, I think. It was the saddest piece of music I have ever heard. Let's just say the timing was fortunate. I'll bet murdering doctors use this piece to convince people to do what they shouldn't. I made a mental note not to listen to it just any time. Speaking of murdering doctors, our fictional friend Dr. Yang conviced her husband not to hate her in the most recent episode of 'Grey's Anatomy.' He was gonna move out, but it looks like they might reconcile. I'm not sure how I feel about this. For his part, Dr. Hunt reached out to his wife because he saved her life earlier in the episode, and because his good friend, Dr. Theodora 'Teddy' Altman won't speak to him anymore. Yang lost Teddy's husband on the operating table, and Dr. Hunt ordered Yang to assist with a surgery of Altman's without telling her what had ha
There's this new thing called Spotify, where you can stream music of your choice on the computer. I found it through Facebook. Mr. Hall says I lack the good sense to keep those popular music skeletons in my closet, although he noted that at least I don't waste energy trying to be ironic (hipster). But I noticed that Facebook started telling people what I was listening to, and although I'm proud to like what I like, there are limits. I want to listen to my Bolton and Lady Gaga in peace. [Isn't that Bolton ironic?--ed.] It might have had the possibility of starting out that way, but I saw him on Dancing With The Stars, and I knew that they'd make him sing for the finale. When he did, he sang a mind-blowing rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." I'm serious. He took us to church. Don't even doubt it. Yes, I know it's been covered a million times, yes, it's true that I barely even like it any more as a song. But it was incredible. It re