I honestly have nothing I am motivated to write about.
I have been watching Season 1 of Smallville on DVD, though. A cute show, and considering I am not really totally familiar with the Superman backstory (unlike Batman and Spiderman, comic books I read obsessively), so I do not know how true to the Lex Luthor/Superman storyline it is, but I have enjoyed what I have watched so far.
Going non-politcal, consider this
Al Gore’s son got arrested for drug use and speeding. He was doing 95 mph in a Prius, which makes me want to go out and buy a Prius, cause, damn that’s pretty good for a hybrid.
If this article is to be taken at face value, Zebra is only skin deep.
I wish someone would publish the amount of money wasted charging, trying, and convicting Libby only to have his sentence commuted this week and later completely pardoned in a year or so.
From now on, it’d just behoove our gov’t if Bush just blanket announces that he’s going to pardon everyone and anyone in his Admin, thereby saving a shitload in lawyer fees and paperwork.
Won’t happen. It’s not about the pardonees. It’s about protecting the mob bosses. The commute-maybe-pardon scenario you see now is designed exactly to minimize the chances of people talking. Manipulation and control, that’s what it’s about. If everyone gets a free pass in advance, there is nothing to stop any of them from becoming Deep Throat II. As of now, Libby’s whole future rests on cooperating with the Don.
John, no offense….but Tim’s been carrying this blog lately. Hope you upped his pay from a six-pack of crap-ass Miller Lite to something solid like Natty Ice.
I find the Al Gore thing kinda funny. My girlfriend… errr finacee (Man, Those fireworks were good yesterday!) Actually knows Al Gore’s son through an ex-boyfriend, and apparently she wasn’t all that surprised to hear about it.
Nah, go all the way to the top some National Bohemian Beer. Made in the land of Happy Living…… Baltimore.
The Other Andrew
John, you should get the first volume of “All-Star Superman,” by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. It has a bit more camp than I prefer, but it’s the best Superman comic to come out in years, IMHO.
It doesn’t follow the comic very closely, but of course, there’s more than one version of Superman’s story in the comics anyway, so who cares?
The show turned out to be far better than I ever expected it to be. And Kristen Kreuk is relentlessly cute.
perhaps you could spend a little time updating the blog roll. many of the links are redirects. Steve Gilliard has been dead for a month and your link is to his previous site.
I honestly have nothing I am motivated to write about.
Honestly, a lesser man than you would have given up long ago.
What I mean is, every single day brings more news, new disasters, new outrages that are no longer surprises, every single day reminds you of the consequences of your decision to support certain political agents, certain political entities, help work to put certain sides into power. How those you helped put into power used that power to bring ruin to so much of what you held dear. You’re not alone in that ruin, but whereas so many others warned, fought, saw disaster coming, you were, as you called yourself more than once, “the useful idiot”. And even though we all share in the pain and consequences, you have to live and be reminded every single day that, unlike so many of us, you helped bring that ruin on us all. That you helped create this disaster. You helped push the country you love off a cliff, one we haven’t stopped falling, crashing, tumbling, bashing our way down yet. We might not even really have begun to pick up speed. We all are suffering, but you have to live with your responsibility, your complicity. And that has to be tough.
A lesser man than you would have simply slunk away and tried to hide. Or even kept your hands in your ears and kept chanting “I’m in my happy place”. Instead, you were brutally honest, publically honest, and keep taking your lumps like a man. Which is cold comfort, but in times of crisis and disaster, character counts for something. And that you have.
I think we all can understand that you don’t have a lot of motivation to write, or that Tim is writing so much more. No matter how much strength or integrity someone has — and you’ve proven to have both in spades — there’s a limit to how much someone can keep having his own mistakes rubbed into his flesh over and over again without having at least a little trouble mustering the enthusiasm to keep facing it.
…until the day comes when you go from being part of the problem — to part of the solution. IMO, you’re doing your best, and doing a good job.
Rock on, John.
I just read a news article in the Liberal MSM about a little girl who had her intestines sucked out by a pool drain in Minnesota. Funny how this instrument of the evil left wing conspiracy mentioned that some states have laws on the books about this issue, specifically mentioning N. Carolina, but John Edwards name is nowhere in the article. Odd.
Go entirely electric instead.
Get a Tesla Roadster.
Top speed 130 mph.
0-60 mph in 4 seconds.
Okay, here’s an open thread topic: I was flew out of Gatwick yesterday back to the U.S. How much of a delay was I expecting, just a few days after the attack on the Glasgow airport? Additional hours of waiting in line. How much of a delay did I actually encounter? None that I noticed. There seemed to be more attention to traffic coming into the airport, but nothing special inside. I contrast this with what would probably have happened here. Widespread bureaucratic panic.
That car is a big FU to everyone who says electrics are goofy looking and slow. I assume it comes with a big spatula to pry you off the seat.
You wouldn’t have been able to get back into the country. You wouldn’t have wanted to get back in the country. You’d be sitting in a hotel in London watching a Beeb report on martial law in the US.
Pity she can’t act..
As someone else noted, the Superman backstory has undergone so many revisions over the decades that it’s pointless to wonder if something new is ‘faithful’ to the ‘original’.
They’re almost all cute non-actors, with the possible exception of Lex, and the definite exception of Lionel, John Glover. It’s a shame they’ve watered down his character so much lately.
Is it proof that I am nuts (aside from my right-wing views) because I find Allison Mack hotter?
How long until we hear from or see a post by Tim F. and/or Glenn Greenwald screaming about the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging President Bush’s domestic spying program.
This and the Libby pardon proof we live in a police state worst than Cuba, China, Iran or Venezuela.
Alison Mack is ABSOLUTELY hotter than Kristen Kreuk. I haven’t watched the show in several seasons, though, mostly because I can’t stand Lana. My favorite episode was the one where her horse kicked the hell out of her.
GREEN KRPTONYTE was bad for SUPERMAN but BLUE KRYPTONITE was good for him and GREEN LANTERNS ring had no power over evrything yellow