"California All the Way" - Luna
Sorry for the dearth of posting. Had to take the lad off to first year of college up in New Jersey on Wednesday. Lots of driving and big doings and the strange feeling of saying goodbye, which is now much more of a ritual than back when I did this drill as a kid. Fingers crossed.
- So Paul Ryan has now clearly admitted that there is no difference between Todd Akin and him on the issue of abortion. The extremity of his position -- that victims of rape should have to bear their victimizer's offspring -- is really extraordinary and one that the Obama campaign should hit him on over again and again. As Roy put it, "Rape: What a Beautiful Choice;" (I loved his wonderful phrase "happy rape babies" - or "rabies" as I call them.) Let's be clear -- Paul Ryan is not remotely serious -- he's a godamned right wing nut.
- Jamelle Bouie has a good piece on racism in and its continued potency in American electoral politics. The notion that racists are equally divided between the parties is bullshit as anyone who knows people well knows.
- A lot of people have been picking on Niall Ferguson -- and deservedly and delightfully so. I enjoyed this slightly more sober takedown of him and why he has reduced himself to a partisan joke.
- As I enjoyed Amanda chortling at the notion of Romney as sex symbol. Actually, reading the absurd piece by Kevin Williamson in National Review that she is is critiquing makes me think that Amanda's laughter is understated -- this is some bizarro, sexist stuff. Does this guy really think that women think this way? Has Kevin Williamson ever talked to a real live women?
What say you?