Friday, January 04, 2008

But they never will, Dick. No matter how many elections you win, they never will.

If you check any of the political debate this morning on neutral political sites you'll probably notice that much of the discussion around Barack Obama's electability continues to focus on race. I personally don't get it. Obama would have a hard time getting elected President but it's not because he's black. It's because he continues to believe we can make nice with the other side.

His supporters as evidenced by comments on Kos on his victory speech are downright delusional if they think that "hope" will carry us through to election victory. Hope is meaningless without action. The only action Obama consistently promises is to reach across the aisle to find consensus with Republicans. There is none.

I've supported politicians as preachers before. This isn't the time for that. We need a fighter not a preacher.

I've never thought it a fair characterization to say that presidential candidates "don't have the experience" for the job. Lot's of presidents have done a terrific job with little experience in politics. But Barack Obama is dangerously naive when it comes to taking an open-eyed view of the political situation facing the country today. It's a bad thing that he won Iowa yesterday.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

He loves reading Trash.

One of the saddest things about getting older is watching the things we valued in childhood lose their luster under the revealing light of time. Take for example Sesame Street's Count. Most of us probably remember him as a plushy vampire with a numbers fixation and not as any sort of threat. We couldn't have been further from the truth.

I don't remember the following song but the editing necessary makes it clear the Count was one foul-mouthed little puppet.

It wasn't consigned to just that segment. He involved the children visiting the show in his nasty little exercises.


Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Like an oil lease, you're easily disposable.

Still on vacation.

It seems easier to blog during working hours. Hmmm.

This is not a great record for the world to break and very bad news for everybody.

I'm personally worried that not only will society collapse but the Peak Oil disaster will force Overdroid to come live with us on our farm.