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Today: majority win

I’m not a big fan of Mondays. I’m not even a little fan of Mondays. In fact, if Mondays were a rock star I’d be one of those people who badmouths them for not being moral enough. Mondays and I have a strained relationship at best, which is perhaps why my subconscious made me turn [...]

Quantum of Solace delivers Bond for today's world

(Spoilers for Quantum of Solace below.) How do you define passion? I was thinking about this and I was thinking that maybe it’s close to being “highly energetic.” But then I realized that, despite my firm belief in the power of energy, energy is like a backyard pond to passion’s Pacific Ocean. Wikipedia, that great [...]

On the auto bailout

In two sentences Michael Moore sums up the entire problem with most major American companies (not just General Motors): Well, what really went wrong is that General Motors has had this philosophy from the beginning that what’s good for General Motors is good for the country. So, their attitude was we’ll build it and you [...]

Music

I love the way Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco name their songs. What does The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage have to do with the lyrics of this Panic! at the Disco song exactly? Nothing! But it’s wonderful anyway. That’s part of the reason I like Fall Out [...]

Huh

“Policy Over Process” is Jonathan Singer’s nice way of saying that Obama screwed us when it comes to Joe Lieberman keeping his gavel over the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. The guy’s not even in the White House and he’s already making amateur mistakes. Sigh. -j

Accept it, Hillary!

Huffington Post is reporting that in their meeting yesterday president-elect Obama offered Sen. Clinton the job of Secretary of State in his administration and that she’s “considering” it. I just have one thing to say: take it, Hillary! Take it, for f’s sake! That is all. Cheers. -j

On Joe Lieberman's committee chairmanship

Not being a cable TV watcher, I didn’t really know a lot about the politics of the (non-FOX News) cable news channels, but if Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow (video below) are representative of the entire network, it would seem they’re pretty liberal (or as liberal as you can get on cable news TV…). Anyway, [...]

Hillary for Secretary of State?

If you’re any kind of political junkie you have may have already heard the rumors flying over the last 18 hours or so about the latest news/leak from the Obama Transition Team: that Hillary Clinton could be the next Secretary of State. It’s the top story on CNN.com right now, the most commented-on post on [...]

Randomness, Nov. 13 edition

Hey look, planets in other solar systems. It’s actually pretty cool, isn’t it? Also, the Democrat running in the Alaska senate race has pulled slightly ahead as more votes are counted. I have no idea how many votes are still to be counted, but this race is still all up in the air, just like [...]

Keith on Prop. 8

I normally don’t pay a lot of attention to the issue of gay marriage (being a Christian liberal heterosexual I actually don’t 100% know where I stand on the issue and I’ve never sat down to really figure it out because I have other issues that I feel more pull to act on), but it’s [...]