Posted by: nhfalcon | January 18, 2010

Just Another Random Monday v.1.18.10

* – what won’t they think of next?

* – now this is a cool app for the iPhone!

(I can only hope they come up with something similar for my Droid Eris!)

* – everybody knows who Anne Frank was, but did you know who Miep Gies was?

* – they’re just now getting around to building a memorial for Martin Luther King?!

* – exactly how the hell does an 8-year-old get on the terrorist watch list?

* – for those who might be all up in arms about Rush Limbaugh’s two comments on the earthquake in Haiti, here’s what he actually said.

* – now, Pat Robertson is another matter entirely. What an effing moron.

Not that Danny Glover sounded any better with his comment.

* – an Associated Press study shows that all the infrastructure work being paid for by the stimulus plan has had zero impact on unemployment numbers.

God, I’m glad we spent that $787 billion dollars (that we never had in the first place), aren’t you?

* – regardless of who you think won the debate or how decisively you think they won it, the exchange between Jon Stewart and John Yoo (a legal adviser to G. W. regarding “enhanced interrogation techniques) was fascinating.

* – yeah, I mean, why do a silly American thing like vote on health care when you can just pull some legal chicanery and get what you want regardless of what your constituency says?

* – if you haven’t been paying attention to Massachusetts as of late, a potentially historic vote is going to happen there tomorrow, January 19th. A special election is being held to fill the Senate seat held for the last 46 years by the late Ted Kennedy. The Democrat candidate, Attorney General Martha Coakley, was thought to be a shoe-in to replace Teddy. She’s a Democrat, after all, and this is Massachusetts, after all. At one point, fairly recently, she held a double-digit lead over her opponent, Republican Scott Brown.

That was then. This is now.

One recent telephone survey of 600 potential voters in Massachusetts has Brown ahead by three points.

What’s helped Brown’s surge? How about statements like this:

Did you catch that? About 40 seconds in? Allow me to repeat it: “With all due respect, it’s not Teddy Kennedy’s seat and it’s not the Democrats’ seat, it’s the people’s seat.” 

The only time in my life I ever wished I was a citizen of Massachusetts was at that moment, if only so my citizenry of that state could last long enough to legally cast a vote for Mr. Brown.

How has Coakley responded to the challenge? Well, she’s misspelled Massachusetts (apparently there’s another “e” after the last “t”), looked down at Brown’s willingness to stand out in the rain and meet his potential constituents at Fenway Park, and accused Curt Schilling (a fierce Brown supporter) of being a Yankees fan.

Oh,  and then there was this incident.

Great. Chicago-style politics in Boston. Perfect.

Best of luck to you, Scott Brown.

* – I’m a little late throwing some attention this guy’s way:

That is former Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen West, a candidate for Congress in the state of Florida.

What do I like about this guy? First and foremost, he pulls no punches. “Political correctness” is not in his lexicon. Check out his response to Harry Reid’s “light-skinned Negro” comment.

‘Nuff said.

* – finally, here’s a great visual breakdown of exactly who’s paying how much of the income taxes in this country:

But the rich aren’t paying enough. Uh-huh. Yeah. Right. Sure.

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Responses

  1. The people’s seat. I love it. He should have paused a bit to let it sink in but it’s a great line.

  2. It’s difficult to overstate the importance of the Brown/Coakley race. That the Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy is even in play is an incredible news story.

  3. I DID know who Miep Gies was, but you already knew that, didn’t you…?

    Oh, and that earthquake? HAITI, not Hawaii. Significant difference…

  4. WHOOPS!!! Thanx for catching that typo, Mrs. C.

    (color me embarassed… 😦 )

  5. I dunno… I’ve known some 8-year olds I could have easily marked as a terrorist….

    And on behalf of everyone in southside Virginia, I apologize for the Rev. Moron. We try to keep him quiet, but he keeps getting out.


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