If you have read this blog very long, you know about the features I called News In Brief (And The Usual Opinionated Commentary) and Recommended Reading. Well, I have decided to combine them into a new feature, as named above.
1) I thought Recommended Reading was too redundant and maybe in some ways, superfluous.. If I am linking to something it only stands to reason that I am recommending that you read it.
2) I thought The News In Brief title was too wordy. And since it was brought up by a certain person who shall remain nameless (Mustang) that I am a verbose bastard, I thought I'd make the effort to improve myself, and correct all deficiencies before I am inspected again. Soon.
(It's a good thing I am self-actualized or I would get a complex.)
Anyway, here is the first installment of the new feature that I will be writing -- when I:
1) am too tired to write something reasonably coherent
2) just want to half-ass it, because I am a dying cockroach.
Our hypocrite of the week is Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN).
Last week I blogged on the rumor that Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) was supposed to be mulling over a possible U.S. Senate bid against him. But now it has been reported here that he will not be.
Even with this news, Bayh is in some trouble. He is even trying to back pedal on the healthcare bill.
I voted for him twice for governor and twice for Senator, but I am not supporting him this time. I wish Mr. Pence had run, as he would have beat Bayh handily. But there is another who could beat him. And even though he doesn't poll as well against Bayh as Pence, John Hostetler does well enough to give Bayh a good run. He's going to need to run a common sense campaign and it won't be easy. But it can be done.
State Of The Union: Erratic
Damage control and other forms of BS will be flowing today. The pundits will be speculating and then analyzing Obama's first State Of The Union Address, during the current 24-hour news cycle.
He has to do something. Because contrary to the propaganda artisans he has hired to promote his empty sales pitches, he is in trouble. After just one year, he went from 65% approval rating down to 47% in the highly esteemed Rasmussen Poll.
But don't worry, there's more coming down the pike that is purely designed to re-mesmerize the masses. It will be formed and fashioned to trick the people into thinking that he has changed.....without actually saying that he has changed....without actually having changed at all.
I know, it's hard to follow. But that's the way they like it so you will think you know what's what.
It's the same hook, just different bait.
Stone: Hitler Created By Western Bankers
Ollie thinks he's telling us something here. I have known this for many years, because they used to teach history accurately when I was in school. They also taught us that Castro and Che were not heroes, but cold-blooded killers.
In the same new film, Ollie also attempts to put Stalin in the proper context. If we are lucky, maybe he will tell us more about Mao in his next film? No?
And The Winner Is.......
Robert L. Gibbs, White House Press Secretary. The award is the Baghdad Bob Award, issued for superior accuracy of statements in a press conference and/or interview. He has had so many qualifying performances during the past. But here is the performance that clinched it for Mr. Gibbs:
Runner up was Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano for her motherly reassurance that "the system worked" immediately after the attempted terrorist attack on a plane landing in Detroit, on Christmas Day.