Clearing the decks, to start the new week off right:
- Eight attacks on American military installations within the US, collated by Moe Lane. who adds, “Note the theme. As Ace of Spades practically snarls, it’s not like the New York Times can.
- Epitaph of the Obama Administration? “President Obama struggles with economic message.” Perhaps the Lightworker should look to a higher authority for help.
- And if that doesn’t work, simply give a speech about giving a speech about giving a speech about the budget. Help me Teleprompter XD-35, you’re my only hope!
- “Axelrod Assures Admirers: ‘It’s Cool To Be An Obama Supporter.'” Fonzie aside, once you have to tell ’em you’re cool, you’re not. And while at least Miles Davis had proto-hipster Gil Evans as his John the Baptist to proclaim The Birth of the Cool, is David Axelrod really the best person promoting The One’s coolness?
- Speaking of Fonzie, “Desperate Democrats jump the stimulus shark.” It’s about time — considering that they left the launch ramp two and a half years ago, they’ve been suspended in mid-air for quite some time. No wonder the Knievel-esque crash landing has been so painful to watch.
- One more fifties metaphor: “No wonder a combative liberal intellectual like Krugman thinks of the fifties and early sixties as a ‘paradise lost.’ That’s the last time his belief in his comrades’ intellectual and moral superiority over rank-and-file conservatives was acknowledged even by conservative elites.” Perhaps the hypocrisy of Paul Krugman, helicopter environmentalist, and Al Gore, Learjet environmentalist plays a big factor in their loss of elite status.
- Or maybe it’s simply The Left’s “Siren Call Of Tyranny.”
- Of course, all tyranny needs a Two-Minute Hate: “Violence in Vancouver, Toronto explained by lowly anonymous commenter, while paid journalists scratch their heads.”
- Speaking of the Left’s need for a Two-Minute Hate, Jim Treacher assures Rolling Stone that “It’s okay to be sexist, Matt Taibbi, as long as she’s a Republican.” As always, the bumper sticker remains the same.
- there’s an economic metaphor in this. Somewhere:
Finally, to send you out on the ultimate punchline, just click.
(Concept via Jimmie Bise.)