Thursday, September 25, 2008

Oh sure ...

Sure, go ahead, decide at the last minute that you're not going to participate in the debate. Imagine the enormous amount of work by a large group of people, and the money involved, at the university where it's going to be held. Imagine that they have gone to a tremendous amount of trouble - think of all that goes into putting on an event like this. And then, oh no, polls slipping, maybe we can stop all these debates from happening, I won't have to look like a putz and maybe no VP debate too, so that my lousy choice for veep won't have to ever show her face, or her grasp on any issue, ever.

Apparently, if Mr. McCain is confronted with a situation where he might look bad, he's not going to show up. And his puppet-veep can't take the heat, even remotely. They're a terrific pair to handle this country in crisis.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Bailout? Epic fail!

Jason Linkins of the Huffington Post has a very interesting article about the bailout. Specifically, pay attention to the wording in the Bush admin's bailout package:

Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.

Yeah, sure, let's give 'em all the money we can borrow from China ('cause I don't think we have any left thanks to the wars) with absolutely no oversight, no regulation, and no REVIEW by ANYONE.

If we pass this thing, we are SO much more screwed than we already are. Boy, I hope Congress finally grows a pair.

Palin Will Meet With Kissinger and Foreign Leaders

This was a headline in today's New York Times. Made me snort coffee out my nose.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bailing Out the Banks

I think I have the solution. I'm sending it to the Times. If they don't go with it, I'll post it here so that two or three people can see it, if they care to. But I've got it all figgered out, man.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I found this, by chance, in the OED

Who says that the OED is too stuffy!?

3. nudge, nudge (wink, wink)[a catchphrase from the British television comedy programme Monty Python's Flying Circus: see PYTHONESQUE adj.]: used as an interjection to imply cheeky, conspiratorial, or mischievous insinuation or innuendo, esp. of a sexual nature. Also as adj.: designating or employing this kind of innuendo; sexually suggestive.

1969 G. CHAPMAN et al. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1989) I. iii. 40 Is your wife Know what I mean? Know what I mean? Nudge nudge. Nudge, nudge... Your wife interested in er..photographs, eh? Know what I mean?.. Nudge nudge. Snap snap. Grin, grin, wink, wink, say no more. 1973 Punch 7 Feb. 178/1 We are largely informed about British public affairs by a hallowed process of nudge-nudge, wink-wink, Know-what-I-mean. 1977 Club Tennis Mar. 6/6 Senior lady players, in my experience (and I have some experience in that field, nudge, nudge), take very badly to being beaten by up-and-comings. 1990 Internat. H & E Monthly 92 No. 2. 58 Once we proceed past the nudge, nudge, wink, wink routine I find that most people are genuinely interested. 2001 Heat 27 Oct. 101/4 Sue Johnston appears too, as Silas's nudge nudge, ‘housekeeper’.