Nov
27
2014
3

‘As God is my witness…’ Yeah, you know the rest.

If you’re one of the few people who don’t at this point, well.

One of the greatest sitcom sequences ever.

Nov
27
2014
0

Give Thanks that this was not your Thanksgiving.

Look. These people?

Police in New York arrested a number of protesters on Thursday who were apparently part of a movement to disrupt the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in order to demonstrate against the failure to indict Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown. At least seven people were detained, according to the New York Post, which had warned in its front page today about a “plot against Snoopy.” The seven people who were arrested were apparently part of a group of people who overturned a trash can and tried to “run toward the floats,” according to WPIX-TV. “But an hour later, there was no sign of turmoil along the parade route,” notes theNew York Daily News.

Don’t be these people.  Not because they were ever likely to seriously disrupt the parade, mind you.  No, you don’t want to be these people because they’re, well, dweebs.

[I had more, but why enable them?]

Nov
27
2014
3

…Sneaking away from the preparations, huh?

Fair enough, fair enough.  Personally, I’m trying to decide what else to stuff the Cornish game hens with tomorrow.  I know about the lemon, of course.

Nov
27
2014
1

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everybody has somewhere to go, and that you’ve already gotten there because there will be Crazy People On The Roads.  Our own plans got reconfigured because of all the snow that got dumped last night on our idyllic West Virginia vacation spot; but, hey, no travel now and no cooking in a strange kitchen.

Nov
26
2014
1

‘Johnny Jump Up.’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdrxx1ZRmZM

Johnny Jump UpWylde Nept

Not the best version I’ve ever heard, but it’ll do.

Nov
26
2014
13

Tweet of the Day, Good GOD But This Is True edition.

It’s as true a thing as a thing could be, in fact.

Nov
26
2014
2

Barack Obama repays Harry Reid’s loyalty with a calculated insult.

How absolutely brilliant of the President: “The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto an emerging deal that would restore several lapsed tax breaks, bringing into the open tensions between President Obama and the top Senate Democrat.”  I need hardly note that this is not actually ‘brilliant’ of President Obama, yes? – In fact, it’s a little petulant, and dumb.  It’s also demonstrating that Harry Reid turns out to have a noticeably tin ear, as well: from where I’m sitting, getting a veto override on this one wouldn’t be that problematical.  Reid only needs about half of his caucus to follow him to get that override, after all.

Ach, well, I guess that we’ll have to do things the hard way.  That’s all on Barack Obama, mind you.

Moe Lane

PS: The actual tax credits and whatnot are almost irrelevant in this context, but I will note that if Obama does veto this deal and it doesn’t get overridden then we will have an excellent chance at killing wind subsidies once, and for all – and that the Republican party can in no way be blamed for that happening.  So, hey, win-win for me.

Nov
26
2014
3

These first early voting numbers for LA-SEN are maybe *too* good for us.

Courtesy of the indispensable AOSHQDD comes the first early voting numbers for Louisiana’s Senate runoff numbers, and if the trends hold they’re gruesome for Mary Landrieu. The summary: about 136,000 people did early/absentee voting as of 11/25/2014.  72% of those voters were white, 25% black, the rest ‘other.’ If the numbers found here are accurate, Landrieu got 94% of the black vote in the primary… and 18% of the white vote.  Some back of the envelope calculations later… if the same electorate that voted in the general election also votes in the runoff, Bill Cassidy is ahead of Mary Landrieu, 62-38 (if you spot all of the Other votes to Landrieu the win goes ‘down’ to 61/39).

Those are a lot of assumptions, mind you.  The racial breakdown of the vote is largely based on the CNN exit polls; and, of course, local Democrats are going to go do their level best to increase black turnout.  But even if the Democrats manage to get a runoff electorate that’s 30% black Mary Landrieu still loses.  Badly (59/41)*.  This is so much of a looming disaster for the Landrieu campaign that I’m actively slightly suspicious of it.  No way is she losing this badly, right?

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Seriously, though, DOOM.

*I didn’t even bother to factor in the ‘Other’ votes, that time.  The only difference would be in in how far the rubble bounced.

Nov
26
2014
7

Got enough Amazon credit for an album.

What should I get? – I’d prefer something either available in MP3, or with Autorip.  I’m honestly leaning towards Run-D.M.C. – Greatest Hits, because childhood nostalgia, but I’m willing to entertain alternate suggestions.

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Nov
26
2014
0

Tweet of the Day, …Oh, It’s So Obviously Barack Obama edition.

Good pullquote here.

If only the President would actually have that thought…

Nov
25
2014
13

‘Hurt.’

Hurt, Johnny Cash

I meant to do a post on covers of songs that made the original singers just throw up their hands and go Fine. Just take the damn song, then.  This one would be at the top of most of the lists.

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