by Benjamin J. Kirby
Political? No. But... an appreciation for 70's classic rock. Come on.
It it the best viral video around? Probably not. But it's the best one for right now:
Hey, I have a white minivan, too.
Boom. I am just like a celebrity('s brother).
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Ah, if only they could all be hilarious viral videos which were really elaborately crafted marketing gimmicks for billion-dollar multimedia conglomerates.
I give you Illinois Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, speaking about his opponent, a woman named Tammy Duckworth:
The thing about Lieutenant Colonel Duckworth is that she lost both her legs and part of the use of one arm when the Blackhawk she was piloting was shot down in Iraq.
You know, as a guy who never served in the Armed Forces, maybe this isn't a line of attack the Joe Walsh Campaign necessarily wants to pursue. Of course, Congressman Joe has made some unfortunate statements in the past, including saying that the nation only elected President Obama because he was the “first African-American president," and it “made us feel good” about ourselves.
I wrote a post not long ago about how this will inevitably be the Bully Election.
Though I appreciate Congressman Walsh's ham-handed attempts to reinforce my theory, I'm now starting to wonder if I was wrong. Maybe this isn't the Bully Election. Maybe it's just the Asshole Election.
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If there is any question now about whether it is broken, I really don't know who's asking.
Republicans are bewildered by the Romney campaign’s declaration that the health care law’s individual mandate is not a tax. The GOP seized on the messaging opportunity handed to them by the Supreme Court, and immediately started trumpeting the idea that President Obama wasn’t just raising taxes — he was orchestrating the largest tax hike in American history. But a top Romney adviser threw water on that Monday, saying the mandate isn’t a tax. The RNC chairman then said Romney believes it is a tax.
Take your time. I had to read it about five times.
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So maybe David Gregory is on his way out.
David Gregory could be the next anchor to be fired from NBC as the network tries to stop its ratings slide.
The ‘Meet the Press’ host could be following Today’s Ann Curry out of the door after his show fell behind its Sunday morning rival ‘Face the Nation’.
According to the Daily Caller, insiders are appalled that he has squandered the ratings lead built up by his predecessor Tim Russert during his 16 years in the post.
"Appalled," I am sure, but I hope they're not surprised.
After all, David Gregory, to use the insider parlance, sucks. He's terrible.
To be fair, I gave up on 'Meet the Press' before Tim Russert even died. I gave up on most TV, actually, a couple of years ago. What can TV tell me that I can't find out sooner -- and better, and more in-depth -- on the Internet? Why waste the time? Why waste the money? If someone is going to break news on a morning show, I can read about it online thirty seconds after it happens.
If it's true he's gone, good riddance.
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I've got to be honest with you: I didn't know these lawsuits were still going on. What an incredible waste of taxpayer dollars.
Where's a tea party freak when you need one?
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I haven't eaten red meat or pork products in something approaching ten years.
Still, if you've ever in Little Rock, may I strongly encourage you to check out The Box. It looks like it has moved and isn't the same hole-in-the-wall kind of place I grew up with, but if the burger is a fraction as good as the way it was before, then you'll thank me.
-- More later --