Thursday, August 22, 2013

I'm pretty sure this a Rob Reiner mockumentary

and not an actual Democratic Congressman speaking on the record.

One more:

Friday, August 16, 2013

You're so cute when you're slurring your speech

There's nothing better than a pretty lyric. Particularly when it confirms the nobility of the human heart:

I once knew a girl 
In the years of my youth 
With eyes like the summer 
All beauty and truth 

But in the morning I fled 
Left a note and it said 
"Someday day you will be loved" 

I cannot pretend that I felt any regret 
Because each broken heart will eventually mend 
As the blood runs red, down the needle and thread 
Someday, you will be loved 

You'll be loved, you'll be loved 
Like you never have known 
The memories of me will seem more like bad dreams 
Just a series of blurs, like I never occurred 

Someday, you will be loved
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Meet Alejandro


Some of the old time sheriffs never even wore a gun. A lotta folks find that hard to believe.

Jim Scarborough'd never carried one; that's the younger Jim. Gaston Boykins wouldn't wear one up in Comanche County.

I always liked to hear about the oldtimers. Never missed a chance to do so.
Friday, August 09, 2013

Aykroyd on Trading Places

I thought that all of you, but especially D.C., would appreciate this little video, in which Bloomberg "posits that this is the best movie ever made about American business." Aykroyd is just a cool guy. Bonus points for ending the clip with our favorite movie misquote.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Score one for SHK

I was looking back--way back--in the deep OccObs archives.   It was interesting to read some of the posts during the earliest stages of the race for the GOP nomination in the '08 cycle.  In the Fall of '06, I found Duncan Hunter an interesting possibility because he was beating the drum of protectionism;  I thought Brownback would be the best conservative option from an ideological perspective, but for his support of McCain/Kennedy (in hindsight, his support of McCain/Kennedy may have been his strongest recommendation); and I was commending Virgil Goode for insinuating all Muslims are the enemy.  What a clown circus.

SHK, OTOH, got one big prediction right. Unfortunately, the link in the original blogpost no longer works. I found this NYP story from the same date. Any idea if it was what you were referencing, SHK?

Here's the upshot of the article:
Some of Rudy Giuliani's fiercest city critics are set to launch "swift boat"-type strikes to inform voters around the nation about the former mayor's behavior before 9/11, The Post has learned...

...Here are six obstacles Rudy Giuliani will have to overcome if he expects to be president:

1) BERNARD KERIK - Former top cop imploded after nomination as homeland security chief raised ethical questions.

2) RUSSELL HARDING- Patronage pol pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $400,000. Investigators also found child porn on Harding's computer.

3) WARDROBE MALFUNCTION - Giuliani might get dressed down for wearing women's clothes on "Saturday Night Live."

4) WIFE STRIFE - First the cousin, later the mistress.Donna Hanover was the woman in the middle.

5) WHAT'S LEFT - Giuliani has liberal-leaning views on gun control, abortion rights and gay rights.

6) THREE'S A CROWD - Giuliani moved out of Gracie Mansion (right) and into a condo with two gay men and a dog.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013


Ellis:                    You can't stop what's coming.
                            It ain't all waiting on you.
                           That's vanity.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

This is How You Filibuster

I know this is old news already, but I don't watch Parks & Rec despite Caribou's insistence.  Excellent filibuster. 


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