Stanley says "Try not falling under my spell, try not to love me -- look into my eyes -- reistance is futile -- you are mine." "Now get me the ham."
- They call it the "Dream On Act" - Marco Rubio has a sad because he wasn't consulted by the White House before the President announced the suspension of deportation actions against young undocumented immigrants. The words "fuck you you arrogant, lying sack of shit" leap to mind as an appropriate retort. Because, of course, we all know that Rubio would have bucked his party and delivered a major legislative victory to Obama prior to the election.
- So first Edwards and now Clemens -- who else is the Justice Department going to waste large sums of money on for trivial offenses that no jury will buy. I am taking odds on Lance Armstrong.
- And yet another GOP asshole from Wisconsin. Jesus, where do they breed these subhuman scum bags?
- In their defense, they first divided the carcass evenly among the pack and then gave half to the government. (Yes, it's in terrible taste, but I couldn't resist.)
- Speaking of wolves, I want to thank whoever among you raved about the book Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. I am about two-thirds of the way through and just blown away by both its artistry and its compelling take on a story that most of us know well. And I am delighted that there is a recently published sequel.
- I thought this article in the Washington Post yesterday about the merits of teaching your son to fight was both good and amusing. I really struggled with this issue. My father taught me how to handle myself -- how to throw a punch, how to break a hold, where to hit someone to cause maximum pain (the solar plexus is a good one), and handy shorthand tips like " go for the eyes, the throat, and then the nuts." Sadly, when I was growing up in the sixties, schools largely turned their backs on bullying and left kids to a kind of Lord of the Flies existence once they left the building. In the end, I decided against giving my son a similar education. Not because I am a pacifist, but because it seemed to me to require teaching as well a kind of judgment and discretion that really couldn't be reasonably expected from a kid. My son went to private schools that basically had no tolerance at all for fisticuffs -- a stance with which I mostly agree. It seemed inherently contradictory to send him to such a school while giving him little tips on fighting. (He still ended up getting suspended for a shoving match with a smart-assed peer. I bit my tongue in the meetings and did not once utter the words "you want to see a fight -- I'll show that little fucker what a fight is.") I think in the long run that a world in which boys are not brought up needing to fight is a far better place.
What's grabbing your attention this evening?