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Friday, November 30, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild

"Scientists of the future gonna know, once there was a Hushpuppy, and she lived with her daddy in 'the Bathtub.'"

Me, I got two hushpuppies. I'd say that I cried through much of this movie, but there's no crying in the Bathtub. Sometimes you've just got to beast it.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

McCain Rules

Has anyone noticed yet that McCain's unhinged rant about Susan Rice and his accompanying threat to filibuster her potential nomination to State is a huge gift to Harry Reid? I have no idea how many votes he has in his own caucus for filibuster reform. All he needs is 50. But if the weak-kneed Feinsteins of the world need a better reminder of what the GOP minority is planning to do with their cloture-proof minority this year, they just got it. Time to kill the filibuster. 4evs.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Fired Up!


This Is My Congressman

If you haven't yet heard about Scott DesJarlais, enjoy this tribute from Mssr. Colbert. Also, new revelations here. Just two years ago, we had a moderate, 26-year, Dem. incumbent. Now we got an "Alpha Dog" who might not even lose were there footage of him looking like a flasher Uncle Fester, seducing a llama with edible flowers and a bottle of Percocet.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Llama Llama Hump-o-Rama

Drove Lang out to pick up Bay from the sitter this afternoon. Her house is a few miles outside town, and there are some farms on the way. One has a couple of llamas. A couple. Of llamas. Putting on a show today. Don't think Lang picked up on it. Whew. Not a conversation I wanted to have until she was at least ten.

And yet, it had the feel of the universe sending signals. Like in the matrix, when Neo spots an anomaly. Pretty sure Agent Smith is a Romney voter, which is bad, because there are lots of him, he plays dirty, and he votes often. Just hoping the llama drama is not an omen of severe electoral weirdness. Because a 50/50 race is when all the back door machinations suddenly multiply into relevance, and let's face it, the GOP is just better at that game. If I'm betting right now, I say we have no clear answer on Tuesday night, and the longer this drags on the better Willard's odds get. And then the llamas won't be the only ones getting the business.