"Roscoe" - Midlake
(I like the building scenes that go along with the video.)
- I enjoyed this article on America's love affair with saying how "busy" we all are -- I'm certainly not immune. I particularly enjoyed this line: "if your job wasn’t performed by a cat or a boa constrictor in a Richard Scarry book I’m not sure I believe it’s necessary." Words to live by. This seems particularly apt in light of the DC area's desperate need for people to remove downed trees and tree limbs and repair power lines -- all of our high powered nonsense is exposed as just that when the electricity isn't running.
- I am pretty much done arguing over the merits of the ACA against the magical thinkers on the left. Pretty much all I had to say is captured in this post by Scott Lemieux at LG & M. And its follow up. Simply put, there is nothing to suggest that there was ever going to be sixty votes in the Senate for a single payer system. Moreover, I have serious doubts that if push came to shove, the ghosts of FDR and LBJ working in concert with Obama could have mustered a majority in either house for single payer. It just wasn't going to happen.
- Roy does his usual fine job in capturing the madness, (and for us, the sweet, sweet schadenfrede of the pink Himalayan salt tears [a phrase I've shamelessly stolen and can't remember from whom]) of the right wing over John Roberts' perfidy -- coerced, as we all know, by the New York Times editorial board holding his children at gunpoint.
- And please read what LG&M accurately characerized as this "epic post" at Crooked Timber critiquing libertarians and their unwillingness to deal with the coercive power of management and ownership in the workplace, something that remains to my mind the central power relationship in most of our lives and the one in which the rankest forms of dominance take place. It says everything I would have like to have said and better.
What's up with you?