Sunday Night Quick Post

Some quick things of note but not worth entire posts:

1.) Tomorrow’s fauxtrage today– GM CEO, who ran the company into the ground the last decade, steps down before Obama administration will give auto industry more money. Expect the Santelli groupies to be screaming socialism or liberal fascism or waving Atlas Shrugged signs tomorrow.

2.) The Listserv Kaus Conundrum: Invite Mickey Kaus to your email list, and have him selectively publish private conversations whenever he wants to screw someone over and get a link from Instapundit. Or, don’t invite him, and have him publish the contents anyway. Why? Because he is an insecure jackass driven to madness that he was not a part of someone else’s email group. Also, goat sex.

3.) I can’t decide if I like Pad thai so much because it is delicious, or because it provides a vehicle for consuming more cilantro. I vote both.

4.) Capitalism!

5.) No matter what happens next weekend, a #1 seed will be in the NCAA championship. How boring. Wrong. For some reason I got it into my head that UNC was playing UCONN next weekend.

6.) The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency on HBO tonight.

7.) All your base are belong to… China.

8.) World’s dumbest criminal.

9.) For whatever reason, I went back and read the Cogent Provocateur’s “Operation Snipe Hunt” post from 2003. Still one of the best blog posts ever written.

10.) Overton Window My Eye- DougJ and others yesterday approached the elevation of Paul Krugman to the role of chief Obama critic as an opportunity to shift the Overton window to the left a little bit. Others shared my belief of what would happen:

Krugman will simply weaken the actual left by giving cover for the Blue Dogs. it doesn’t matter if Krugman is attacking from the left or from the right, he gives credence to the idea that “even the left thinks Obama is wrong.”

Krugman seems more and more like an ideologue who has no clue about how politics works and doesn’t care.

when it’s perfect vs good, nobody wins.

CNN’s “Your Money” segment earlier today featured them reading two paragraphs of Krugman trashing the bank plan and then spent the next five minutes letting wingnut WSJ economist Stephen Moore trash the plan. This is working out well.

And might I point out that after we all have trashed the President from every angle, the American people aren’t going to say to themselves “the socialist black muslim guy kind of sucked, let’s give Dennis Kucinich and Bernie Sanders and Russ Feingold a shot.” Not going to happen. Standing in the on-deck circle are Mr. Sanford, Mittens, and the Wasilla wingnut.

11.) An almost live action shot:

You are on your own. Behave.



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