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Monday, February 25, 2008

Did Hell Freeze Over?

A parent from my son's high school, Kevin Mazeika, has been named head coach for the men's gymnastic team in the Summer Olympics Games in Beijing. There's a little trivia for you.

Are you noticing a bit of the drunken bliss over the Obama candidacy turning into a bit of a cerebral hangover? I'm noticing even the dino media types starting to mention some of the swooning and fainting is getting creepy. And today brings the story that Louis Farrakhan is endorsing Obama saying, "This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better." Wow. The hope of the entire world? And a slap at America at the same time. Double points.

I watched the Sunday morning chat shows to take the pulse of the pundits in D.C. Tim Russett's show produced the added bonus of the Ralph Nader announcement that he, too, will run for President. Come on in, Ralph, the water's just fine.

I see that the shows on the alphabet networks still think that having a panel of journalists yakking that include a ratio of 4 or 5 to 1, liberal to conservative, is a balanced show.

On the Stephanopoulos show, George actually called Obama a 'reflexive liberal'. Wonder if he is still employed. With the media so heavily, blatantly in the tank for the new messiah, Barack Hussein Obama, it was a bit of an eyebrow raising phrase. A panel member, Cokie Roberts, made some interesting points that were agreed upon by the rest of the yakkers. She was speaking to the liberal women who are voicing their discontent that Hillary is floundering. And, she was questioning if the youngsters so ga-ga over Obama will maintain interest and turn out to vote, as they are traditionally the least reliable voters.

Stephanopoulous said, "he comes off as someone that is a little aloof, not someone that really cares about people in his bones. And secondly, that he will be accused of being a reflexive liberal despite all this talk about him being a bipartisan healer." I refer you to the article by Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters.

The worm may be turning here. Even Ron Brownstein of the L.A. Times said, "Among kind of a blue-collar America where experience counts more, where national security may count somewhat more in a traditional way that Republicans kind of play it, you, you can imagine an opportunity for John McCain to win in particular a lot of the white, waitress moms that Bush won in 2004 around security issues who have not voted for Obama in this campaign. And, that is, you could see, for example, an Obama who could be a very strong candidate in Virginia, a Colorado, an affluent state, but have a lot of trouble in some of these interior states that are economically troubled." Stephanopoulos then added: "The Reagan Democrats who have gone to Clinton go back to McCain."

I checked the weather channel to see if there were any reports that hell had frozen over.

And this from those two sages, Neil Young and David Crosby: Crosby said that there should be a law that persons who "can't pronounce the world 'nuclear' shouldn't have control over nuclear weapons." Young piped up and said he disagreed. "A lot of people have problems pronouncing words and spelling things correctly. It doesn't mean that they're not intelligent. You've got to give the guy credit. Do I agree with him? No. Do I think he's stupid? No. Do I think he's a leader. Yes." That, too, from NewsBusters.

So, dino rocker Crosby thinks free speech is ok only for some, and that would be only those with whom he agrees politically? How liberal of him.

I'm monitoring the weather channel a bit longer. Just in case.

3 comments:

Jo said...

As long as Al Gore is speaking, it will forever be too warm for anything to freeze over (snort).

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Heck yeah Karen! It sure looks like it. Recently Der Spiegle Iviewed Dr Henry Kissinger and das deutscher doofus tried really hard to get Dr K to diss America, the war and of course W. They laughingly asked him if in 50 years from now history would look on this era as especial - where controversial decisions now would be regarded favourably in the future.

Dr. K said it'll be way sooner than that.

The ancient rock guy with sideburns bigger than Seattle surprised me - actually showing tolerance for other think.

Maybe heck is freezing over! Great cerebral cereal today!

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

A parent from my son's high school, Kevin Mazeika, has been named head coach for the men's gymnastic team in the Summer Olympics Games in Beijing. There's a little trivia for you.

Cool. I was a collegiate ring specialist at UCLA, and half my teammates were Olympic and national team members. My own college roommate was on the 96 Olympic team for men's gymnastics.

Crosby said that there should be a law that persons who "can't pronounce the world 'nuclear' shouldn't have control over nuclear weapons." Young piped up and said he disagreed. "A lot of people have problems pronouncing words and spelling things correctly. It doesn't mean that they're not intelligent.

My understanding is President Bush can pronounce "nuclear", but chooses to say it the way he says it; and that "nyoo-cular" isn't all that uncommon.

But go ahead and pick on the man over how he pronounces words. It's a substantive debate, isn't it?