CBS Sunday Morning by John Cole| March 29, 20098:59 am| 48 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailHave at it.
I can’t bear to see this lonely little open thread. I’ll make a pity post.
Maybe things will heat up when Obama appears on Face the Nation in an hour.
Gregory wasn’t as big a moronic dick as he normally is.
Stephen Harper was on Faux Sunday News giving his fellow cons the smackdown on regulation. Wallace asked him how a conservative, like Harper, felt about Canada’s turrible regulation. Harper told him that Canada was the only western economy coming out of this with its banking intact and, by extension, with less regulation. "Take that bitch!" he concluded.
I am waiting for the Pres (at 10:30 where I live) in the meantime I am reading that Vanity Fair article on Iceland which though old by now is pretty good.
@valdivia: What time EST is the prez and why?
You know I’m just kind of surprised at this point that Krugman didn’t just come out and say that he hopes Obama fails. Why not? He’d be the only one to say it who wouldn’t have to apologize to Rush.
I am in nyc and here the face the nation program shows at 10:30.
I just love this show. I have no idea what I am going to do when Charles Osgood dies.
Also, have you ever woken up and after a couple hours just said to hell with it all and gone back to bed? I’ve been up since six and think I am going back to bed for a while. Why not? It is Sunday.
@valdivia: Ah, so. Starts with a question on the SURGE in Afghanistan. The Faux News actors spent a lot of energy making sure Juan Williams know it was a real honest-to-dog SURGE.
That describes the perfect Sunday morning – wake up early, potter around for a while, have a cup of tea, think "Fuck it, it’s Sunday", and go back to bed for a couple of hours.
@John Cole: Well, it’s the first sunny and dry day here since Tuesday so as soon as FTN is done, I’m walking!
Maybe you could program a tourney thread for us? 2:20 Game #1
kicktip off. (Since the poster at #8 seems to have lost interest, I guess the request falls to me again. Seems unnatural to take such an interest in something I suck so big at.)
I will put a tournament open thread up in a bit.
BTW- making pad thai for dinner. Wish me luck.
I really like the way he answers questions.
@Tattoosydney: Well look who’s here! I’ll bet you like this one. I think Steeplejack has given up on ever seeing the EBTG (and bonus Annie Lennox) links from me so I’ll at least get my pick for fave Annie song out.
Every single thing on Medusa is perfect, IMO. Wait till next week to buy it so you can throw John some pennies once his Amazon link goes up.
President Obama has not cracked a smile so MSM will have to come up with another head line for tomorrow.
Hey Laura W, did you ever check out Eagle vs. Shark?
@Comrade Jake: I’m truly embarrassed to say no, mostly because after having my first DVD player ever, since Super Bowl Sunday!!!, I’ve yet to play one DVD. I’m a freak.
You know what? I just went to amazon and put it on my wish list. I promise I will buy it via BJ next week. It’s the least I can do at this point.
The story about Fargo brought a tear. Like the reporter said, after weeks of stories about selfish people and out-of-control greed, it was nice to see a city pull together and take care of each other like that.
Makes me think this country might have a shot, after all. :-)
Jeff Greenfield’s story on the dying newspaper industry was also excellent.
@Laura W: Lost interes? Nonsense! I just have nothing to brag about until the ‘Heels lose to the Sooners and Loo-vill wins it all. Otherwise I’m just another gawker.
Besides, I don’t have your pull as a thread moderator with the BJ management ;-)
Double post, is that like a double dribble?
I thought Obama had some really great explanations and one liners in that interview. And Schieffer, as much as he likes to fluff McCain, did a great job I thought.
Is anyone having difficulty accessing the comments on the post about torture? When I try, my computer hangs up.
@John Cole: It’s easier than you think with the proper jar of pad thai condiment.
@valdivia: He’s sooooo boring don’t ya know?
But yeah, I prefer smart and honest to the waiting on the edge of my seat for Bush’s next hysterical gaffe.
Just watched Schieffer’s interview with Obama. I thought Schieffer did a good job. Generally fair questions on substantive policy issues. And I continue to be amazed at how clearly and succinctly Obama answers those questions.
Will work for Naughty Monkeys!
Edit: JL…I couldn’t get anything from BJ just now on Firefox so opened it in Safari and it’s fine?
@JL: "Obama Soooo
Super Serious, We’re All Doomed"
@JenJen: The Patti Davis fluff piece wasn’t bad, either. When I watched the earlier films of Wallace and Stahl, it was a reminder that a lot of time has passed since Reagan was in office. If you listen to the repubs, it was only yesterday.
@Laura W: Wow, how could you find something so completely orthogonal to my interests? That’s amazing.
I do like the "Naughty Monkey" name though, be a good name for my softball team.
That’s how you know he’s a commie and not a Real Murkan. Don’t you see! Don’t you see!!!!!!!
@Bootlegger: Well, I’m psychic that way about people, plus your handle has both "boot" and "leg" in it…sort of a dead giveaway about your "interests".
I know that you, like me, could not take your eyes off of Sarah Palin’s feet during the campaign.
@Laura W: Thanks, firefox was blocking access to the comments on that one post for me. Must be a CIA conspiracy.
yeah–too serious, too many good answers. we are all dooomed!!!!!
Totally agree, the story about the future of newspapers was excellent.
Is anyone having a problem with opening the latest Krugman thread? I get a blank screen.
i think it might be firefox?
Krugman on George S’s panel in a few.
Still can’t see any comments with Firefox…just blank pages. Safari continues to work?
It’s not just with Firefox. The comments won’t open in IE, either.
the internets are broken?
@Micheline: Opened fine for me; I’m using Chrome.
@valdivia: The comments won’t even open on IE or Safari.
Well what finally worked for me was rebooting the laptop.
I read the comments on the torture post earlier this morning then closed the page. Went back later and tried to open BJ from my bookmarks and got…nothing! Could not open from Firefox even when I typed the address in. Googled BJ then found a link back to the site and then clicked the banner to get it to open. Weird. I haven’t tried to reopen the comments on the torture post yet.
I generally use Firefox, could not access BJ, but simply kept trying. Worked. It happens occasionally (usually, it seems, when I try to sneak a quick peek at lunch during the workday); but just to verify, I simply went to a handful of the other blog sites I have bookmarked. It was balloon-juice, not the browsers.
CBS Sunday Morning and now Fareed Zacharia. In between is a nice time to clean the closets.
The Lula interview is great. This is real journalism what a difference a thoughtful interviewer makes.
Yes, reflected weekly by the kick-ass smart and serious guests he always offers. When I watch him it’s always a startle to remember he’s on CNN, for cripe’s sake.
Can somebody tell me the little town in Italy where they sent all those videos from New York?Thanks.
Please, please, please get couric off of the morning show. I’ve been able to avoid seeing her goofy mug on prime time by watching another network. I enjoy the sunday morning show on CBS but if you parade this poser of a journalist on this program, I’ll turn on the radio. catie couric is nothing more than publisity hound very much like tyra banks and the rest of these idiots on TY.
Go away Catie couric!!