Saturday, March 20, 2010

Quote of the Day

From hope you can believe in to disappointment you can count on. What a legacy he's building.

-Jeralyn, TalkLeft, on Obama and his latest deal to renege on federal trials for KSM et al.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Obama Seeks Help From... AL SHARPTON?!?!

WASHINGTON—With his wavy bouffant and medallion necklaces, the Rev. Al Sharpton famously confronted government officials on behalf of black Americans. Now he has found a new role: telling black leaders to quiet their criticisms and give the government a chance.

President Barack Obama has turned to Mr. Sharpton in recent weeks to answer increasingly public criticism in the black community over his economic policy. Some black leaders are charging that the nation's first African-American president has failed to help black communities hit hard by the downturn, leaving party strategists worried that black Democrats will become dispirited and skip November's congressional elections.
Two things came screeching to mind when I read this.

1) If Obama is seeking help from Rev. Al, "desperate" doesn't quite cover his mood.

2) Assuming he asked Jesse first--and I can only imagine he would, contentious past notwithstanding--Jesse is either sick or he told the president to go [hum to] himself.

Any way you slice it, this is not a good sign for the administration just over one year into the term.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mood Music Monday

There are those organizations who espouse (and shall remain nameless) that there is something known as "Anglo-Celtic" heritage. To those descended from either Celts or the English, this would come as quite a shock. On more than one occasion, I've had to explain to an Englishmen visiting America why some potted Yank called him a "Limey bastard" and claimed to be "Irish." Even being descended from--as far as I can tell, at any rate--Irish protestants, it's hard for me to understand what the hell "Anglo-Celtic" heritage even means.

Given that this descendant of the Orange will still be celebrating St. Pat's this week, I figured this catchy Celt-inspired tune by an English band is as close to Anglo-Celtic heritage anyone will ever see. Enjoy.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Freedom and Shit [dot] Org, RIP

I never bothered to take's RSS feed out of my google reader. I assumed it would never come back, but my reader archived a lot of the snarky libertarian posts over there so I kept it.

Today, however, I received the following post in my reader:

Composting Food Waste

Via the relaunched and apparently all-too-literal