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April 17, 2012 / Political Fluency

The Earth Day Week Wit & Wisdom of G-Eminem

I think I’ll go purchase a nice bottle of wine for Easter Sunday evening dinner.

Oh, wait. I forgot a bipartisan majority of my legislature knows I ought not to purchase alcohol on the Sabbath and has saved me from my base impulses.

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I just took my eldest on to Nordstrom at MOA to buy some Sperry Topsiders for which he had been saving his money.

Few things illustrate the brevity of life more than the realization that your offspring like the same footwear you did a quarter-century earlier – and that those 25 years were but a hands-breadth ago.

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What could possibly go wrong?

 

US draws up plans for nuclear drones

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All we are saying is give non-interventionism a chance.

 

America’s Most Important Anti-War Politician Is a Senate Republican

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I’m old enough to remember when dramatic increases in the price of oil were blamed on the occupant of the Oval Office.

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A perfectly dreary movie about perfectly dreary cold warriors during the perfectly dreary 70s. Wonderfully done.

 

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

★★★★

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It dawns on you that you’re getting a little long in the tooth when they are doing remakes of movies that came out AFTER you graduated from college.

 

TOTAL RECALL – Official Trailer – In Theaters August 3rd

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Come, sweet death.

 

Is the Wimpy Recovery Morphing into a Recession?

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And you thought church and state was bad.

 

Beware the unholy alliance of state and internet – FT.com

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Romney-Portman would be the most exciting national ticket since Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver combined for back-to-back drubbings at the hands of Ike.

 

Why Rob Portman Will Be Romney’s Vice Presidential Nominee

 

Political Fluency – He’s definitely in the Top 5 but any consideration for someone tainted by the Bush Administration – especially in the second term and even more especially in charge of one of the failures of the Bush Administration (the budget) – is usually a disqualifier.

The points were well-stated. I love data, but my favorite political writing is intuitive and personal like Peggy Noonan and Spengler.

At this point, Marco Rubio is a mainstream pick that will still fire up some voting blocs. I’m sure Romney and Rubio will have a rapport of some sort. I heard Rubio likes the height of the trees in Michigan and the hymns of America and cars, boy does he love cars…

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Hugo Chavez pleads for Jesus’ healing on national TV and eschews Cuban healthcare for the more market-based Brazilian system after the former gave him intestinal radiation burns.

When the chips are down you find out that a socialist is every ounce the bitter clinger as the rest of us.

 

Political Fluency – There’s no socialists in a waiting room.

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THIS IS THE BIGGEST ONGOING STORY OF THE ELECTION AND THE ECONOMY

[And it’s finally being discussed on the talking head shows.]

 

The big March jobs miss — and why the real unemployment rate sure ain’t 8.2% « The Enterprise Blog

 

Comment 1 – If we could get it all the way up to 65.7% of americans actually wanting a job, the unemployment rate would be over 10%, but since only 63.7 want one, it’s 8.2%. Nevermind the other 35% that don’t have one and don’t want one. (or in some cases can’t work, but that’s not 35% of the population.)

 

Comment 2 – Americans employment rate – the participation rate minus the unemployed – is actually just over 58%. Two points lower than when Obama took office. Three points lower than Bush’s worst number, five and a half lower than his highest.

Unsustainable.

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We shall overrun.

 

Ron Paul’s baby boom – Alex Isenstadt

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“As long as there are young men using pastel-colored bowling balls, as long as there is sperm being spilt in non-procreative endeavors, as long as states continue to think they have the right to govern themselves on matters not expressly prohibited by the Constitution, as long as there are muslims who still draw breath, our fight will go on!” ~Rick Santorum

 

Comment – Paraphrased, I’m sure.

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“Listening to Rick Santorum talk about the value of The Constitution is a lot like listening to Paula Deen talk about the health benefits of kale and quinoa.” ~Joey Monson-Lillie

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G-Eminem is already sad he won’t have Rick Santorum to kick around anymore.

I swear to God I’m happier today than the day OBL took a bullet between the eyes.

 

Kavon from Race42012.com – Dude… I am totally giddy myself. There are, perhaps, only 5-7 days left in my life that I ever have to hear the name “Rick Santorum” again. Celebrate. Good. Times.

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Oscar-worthy? Not so much. But a tender movie nonetheless.

 

The Descendants

★★★★

 

Political Fluency – The Last Psychiatrist: If You Liked The Descendants, You Are A Terrible Person

G-Eminem – I AM a terrible person.

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My youngest son has just discovered the joys of being able turn the stream of his urine flow off and on in rapid succession.

I vaguely remember being able to do that – back before my prostate was the size of a muskmelon.

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Collapse. Coming soon to a house of cards near you.

 

Bernanke to Congress: We’re Much Closer to Total Destruction Than You Think

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Terrific.

 

Santorum aide: Campaign has already discussed 2016 run

 

Comment – Santorum 2016 theme: I and some of my supporters are holed in Idaho. Try to reach us if you can. Obama 2016 theme: Get in your dune buggies. Cut down anyone you find on the roads.

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You’re damn right we are.

 

Strong men more likely to vote Conservative – Telegraph

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It would be difficult to overstate how much I enjoyed this film and Streep’s portrayal of the most important female figure of the 20th Century.

 

The Iron Lady

★★★★

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Team Obama wants to liken Romney to Don Draper.

They almost say it like that’s a bad thing.

 

The Draperizing of Mitt Romney – Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman

 

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Please copy and paste this to your status if you’re constantly being asked to copy and paste things to your status by friends who copy and paste things to their statuses. Many people won’t copy and paste this, but my true friends will copy and paste it because they know this was copied and pasted from a dear friend in need of more stuff to copy and paste; and if you don’t copy and paste this status, then that means you hate Jesus, kittens, puppies, America, bacon, and that little girl with cancer who needs one million likes to receive treatment of any kind. And if you hate bacon, the terrorists win.

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Incumbent lags challenger 6 months out for first time since Ford trailed Carter in ’76.

 

First Gallup 2012 tracking poll: Romney 47, Obama 45 – Hot Air

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Take the quiz so I know who I need to unfriend.

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Curiously enough, yes, I did sell $2M in software in the last 24 hours. Yes, that is more than I sold in calendar year 2011.

 

Political Fluency – “Gary can close anyone, anytime, anywhere in the country just give him their phone number.”

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