"From Clare to Here" - The Fureys
And the only time I feel alright is when I'm into drinking
It eases up the pain a bit and levels out my thinking
- At the gym today, I was treated to the closed caption tidbits of Donald Trump on Fox and Friends explaining what a difficult burden it had been to have to select from between John Rich and Marlee Matlin to be the Celebrity Apprentice. One wonders at the man's fortitude, his grace under pressure, his manly bearing when others surely would have turned and run. Jesus, if the four of these assholes ever played bridge it would be a monumental effort to determine who should be the dummy. So much self-satisfied ignorance in one place.
- O'Bama - I enjoyed seeing the rapturous reception for Obama when he returned today to his ancestral home in Ireland. Glad to see the President drinking a Guinness, like any good Irishmen. (Although I confess, with temperatures getting into the eighties here today I am relaxing with a Campari and soda right now.)
- I really enjoyed this short piece by an employment lawyer entitled "10 Workplace Rights You Think You Have - But Don't." She makes the point -- one that I have had to explain to prospective individual plaintiffs all too often -- that you have almost no rights in the American work place. I highly recommend it to you.
- Fighting Back (Part One)- It appears that the Obama Administration is prepared to aggressively pursue litigation opposing the attempts by states like Indiana and Kansas to deny funding to Planned Parenthood under Medicaid and Title X. This is a move that is both morally right and politically wise. I hope they push as hard as they can on this.
- Fighting Back (Part Two)- President Obama went before AIPAC yesterday and rather than backing off the remarks about the 1967 borders that touched off a tiff with the eternally recalcitrant Benjamin Netanyahu, reiterated and amplified his remarks, something the Israeli newspaper Haaretz understands. Sadly, TPM, a website I admire probably more than any other, published this piece of crap by Susan Crabtree, implying that Obama backed off his prior position before AIPAC, and claiming that he had touched off a "firestorm" and had "alienated the Jewish community" in his speech last Thursday. I am astonished that Josh Marshall would allow this bit of hackery to be published at his site. This had WaPo editorial page written all over it.
- Yes, please primary Scott Brown. Nothing could make me happier.
As always, share what's on your minds.