Sunday, January 25, 2009

Assortment

1) The Republitarian sees interesting similarities between Obama’s big-spending plans and the Japanese experience of the early 90’s. Prognosis? We can soon look forward to the U.S. becoming a third-rate power.

2) Renaissance Ruminations does some ruminating on Terry McAuliffe’s interest in running for governor of Virginia.

3) Boy on a Bike describes his experience learning how to build an eco-friendly hut; which, given the gloomy long-term outlook for the U.S. economy, is what I imagine my retirement home is going to resemble, so I’d better take notes.

4) Andrew Klavan over at Big Hollywood says don’t give up the ship.

5) Will reading a book become obsolete in the digital age?

6) As a lover of desert climes, I’ve always wanted to visit Death Valley; the mystery of the “sailing stones” makes the urge almost irresistible.

7) Chris “Tingle-Leg” Matthews suggests that Sarah Palin cannot read or write. “The question is who actually will write the Palin book,” he said. “The only politician I know who can write is Barack Obama.” Chris, the things you know that ain’t so would fill a book all by themselves.

8) Via El Campeador: Obama's preferred suit-maker goes bankrupt.

11 comments:

richard mcenroe said...

Obama's "literary achievements" remind me of the guy who keeps calling our office, insisting he's Herman Melville and demanding his royalties...

TW: crefr -- my South African crew, homey

JeffS said...

Hey, listen, our soldiers have to get shot at in the cause of liberty. All we in the media have to do is keep telling people the truth. Lies and insults are all the left has got to sling against us. They only win if we start to believe them.

Nail on the head!

Paco said...

Richard: Just tell him to stop being such a Moby Dickhead and go pester somebody else.

Jeff: Right on the money!

mojo said...

Death Valley: Go in the spring, around Easter. Try the Furnace Creek Inn.

And be sure to catch the Devil's Golf Course as well. 200-odd feet below sea-level.

Boy on a bike said...

I have updated my hut building adventure with the full enchilada, which I originally wrote in 2004.

Yes, when we are put to work in the rice fields, we will be living in huts made from straw, mud and scavenged roof tin - possibly flattened kerosene tins.

Yojimbo said...

Richard: Just tell him the check is in the Ishmael. It wasn't that bad!

Pacosan: Forget spring! It's already here. Everything is starting to bud and bloom. By the end of the month most of the trees will be back in full leaf mode. Do it now or wait till November or so.

RebeccaH said...

Sailing stones, huh? The first thing I thought of was crop circles, but they seem to have done some real research on it. Actually, the stones probably just want us to think they're real stones, and we're about to be taken over by an alien invasion. Oh well.

TW: Scompac: What Chris Matthews keeps his brain in when he's not using it (which is most always).

Paco said...

Man, you guys are dynamite with these TW interpretations!

richard mcenroe said...

Obama's tailor goes bankrupt.

Michelle's dressmaker, on the other hand, just scored a makor contract with Goodyear. Something about a foul-weather cover...

TWL :gialasms: I could answer this but I'd be burning my lolobrigidas behind me...

richard mcenroe said...

makor = major

Sorry, I'm taste-testing the leftover champagne from our American Legion chapter brunch this morning.

TW: retar: to type like you're drinking leftover champagne... or quoting from "The Audacity of Hope"...

Minicapt said...

Richard
It wasn't Goodyear, rather Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luftschiffbau_Zeppelin

Cheers

brangad: People Magazine is not aware yet.