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Icky Ickes, Tse-Tse Flies, Pander Bears, and Hillary’s Last Hurrah

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Saturday Night — New York City I sorta got gypped out of watching the whole DNC Florida and Michigan show today. I took an early morning flight from LAX to JFK on Virgin America and was all set to pass the five hours watching CNN on my personal video screen. Except that the satellite hookup […]

Snotty Scotty

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

I have to admit I’ve always had a soft-spot for Scotty McClellan. I mean, how can you not like a guy whose dad is a published conspiracy theorist and whose mom recently ran an off-kilter campaign for governor of Texas? Even when Scotty was up there at the White House podium, lying through his teeth, […]

Slow But Certain Justice

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Here’s some cheery news. A full 33 years after a campaign of state-sponsored kidnapping, torture and murder, nearly 100 former Chilean secret police and soldiers were ordered arrested on Monday by a judge investigating the infamous Operation Colombo. Says the BBC: The round-up is one of the biggest of its kind since the military leader’s […]

Hook!

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

OK, I think that’s about enough from Hillary Clinton already. Don’t you? Her remarks about how RFK was bumped off as late as June and that her own hubby (busy covering up his affair with Gen Flowers, executing Ricky Ray Rector and dissing Sista Soulja) had not yet wrapped up the nomination by that same […]

Post-Republican. Post, As in Toast.

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

The general campaign has barely started and John McCain is already setting himself on fire. Imagine things a few months from now! Get your asbestos undies ready. I’ve been quite emphatic in poking fun at Democrats who, since Florida 2000, seem to be living in a state of permanent paranoia. Their latest set of symptoms […]

Obama Time

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

What Andrew said. As of tonight, officially, the only way Hillary Clinton can become the nominee is to over-ride the democratic electoral system. Now, it’s Obama time.

McShame

Monday, May 19th, 2008

There’s one time-tested way to keep the public’s eye away from an embarrassing story — like the lobbyist-rid coat of fleas on John McCain’s campaign: change the subject! Johnny Mack is furiously wanking away on a totally fictional  tete a tete between Osama Obama and Iranian President Whateverminajad. I’ve got a complicated reaction to McCain’s […]

Obama’s Problems. And McCain’s

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Let’s see. We’ve been hearing the same chatter for weeks now: How is Obama gonna get the white working class votes? How’s he gonna get those Reagan Democrats? The Security Moms? The NASCAR Dads? And every other constituency for which we have a nifty euphemism for racists? I dunno. Biger, better question. From where exactly […]

Sweetie

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

I’ve been cooped up all day and most of the night trying to finish off a writing project to I haven’t closely followed the mini-flap over Barack Obama calling a female reporter “sweetie.” Oh jeez, how did this crap ever start? Did I, back in the 60′s, have something to do with this sort of […]

Working Class Heroine

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

It was far too beautiful a day in Southern California to have spent much time following the West Virginia primary. Taking a late afternoon bike ride is when I finally tuned into the results — just in time to hear Hillary’s victory crow. What a humdinger! She more or less lifted Jesse Jackson’s who-cleans-the-bedpans speech […]

Fatal Attraction

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Here comes the last rattle on the snake. Hillary Clinton will sweep the West Virginia primary and… and… and who knows? Isn’t it wonderful how she’s the loser in the race for the Democratic nomination and yet she’s all we’re talking about? Instead of talking about the foolishness, say, of John McCain’s free-market proposals to […]

We, The Hard-Working White People

Friday, May 9th, 2008

I told you so, didn’t I? I said a few days ago that I want Hillary and Bill to stay into this thing to the bitter end, that I want it to go right through Puerto Rico, right through the summer, and right onto the floor of the Democratic National Convention! I said that every […]

Clintdone

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

So what’s up with Hillary? Everyone, including Madame Senator, knows very well she’s hit the end of the line. Why the vow, then, to soldier on? No problem. Hillary –and Bill– just think it’s a nifty idea to hold the whole Democratic Party hostage for a few more weeks. Why not? They did it for […]

It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Tuesday night Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic nomination — again. He did it the first time when weeks ago he racked up a dozen primary victories and built his insurmountable delegate lead. We’ve spent the last half-dozen weeks or so indulging in a Second Life fantasy that granted Hillary Clinton some sort of real […]

Gas Bag

Monday, May 5th, 2008

I’m gonna concur with Josh Marshall that Hillary Clinton has now taken her demagouging of the gas tax issue  over the edge of any reality. Now she promises to not only impose a levy on the oil companies this summer (somehow over the head of George W. Bush and the opposition of her own party […]

Clinton V. Clinton

Monday, May 5th, 2008

I write to you from a Bay Area airport after spending some time at a New Media conference at Yahoo and then a few days visiting with my daughter. Before hitting the road tonight, I unfortunately caught the live broadcast of Hillary Clinton’s speech to the Indiana Jeff-Jackson Dinner. Omigod. We are quickly approaching the […]