Once Again, My Chief Flaw Is Insufficient Cynicism

Earlier, I wondered why someone from Fox News would say the McCain election effort is over because of what some crazy volunteer did, and then it turns out the McCain camp was pushing the mugger story after all. I hate people.

(Update- TNR says it did not reach the national level, which would be nice to believe).

It is Friday, so here are some pictures of pets. Start with a roll in the leaves:


This face is just damned adorable- you just want to squeeze this fellow:

And finally, another picture of my own cat, Tunch (named after former Steeler lineman and current Steelers announcer Tunch Ilkin, for those of you who were wondering), playing with one of his favorite toys:

He is not fat. I think maybe if he were a darker color, it would make him look slimmer. At any rate, ample evidence here as to why pets are better than people.

Meet Tara

I will be out of the loop for a while. My sister sends in these pics of Tara, a six month old blue heeler/lab mix, who needs a home. Her sister was adopted and she is apparently lonely.

My sister is constantly bombarding me with pets that need adopted, so if you live in the Pittsburgh area and would like a doggie, drop me an email and I will get you in touch with her.

Consider this your open thread.

Open Thread

Weary. You do the work.

Here is my sister’s dog, Huck, and a friend:

I will be back later with some debate threads. I really don’t even care to watch, other than to watch McCain flail wildly about Ayers, now that he has been goaded into actually saying the stuff to Obama’s face rather than cowering behind the RNC, surrogates, and Palin.

Open Thread

Ton of things to do, so you are on your own for a while. My friend Tammy sent in this picture of her puppy Samantha posing after a swim in the lake:

If you find anything useful, throw it in the comments.

*** Update ***

BTW- I forgot to add. My parents are thinking about rescuing a Jack Russell Terrier, so there may be a new addition to the household.

A Thought

David Brooks, just the other day:

What had been a disdain for liberal intellectuals slipped into a disdain for the educated class as a whole. The liberals had coastal condescension, so the conservatives developed their own anti-elitism, with mirror-image categories and mirror-image resentments, but with the same corrosive effect.

Now, as an exercise, go chronicle the right-wing blogger reactions to the Krugman announcement. I know I used to trash him. A worthwhile piece explaining the difference between his economics work and his political commentary here. Enjoy.

Here is a pet pic to start the week: