Sunday, May 27, 2007

Three Questions

And Three Observations

1) Does this:

When: Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry 3:45), through June 3. With a 24-hour last-chance from midnight June 2 to midnight June 3.
mean all day Saturday or all day Sunday?

2) What did "compromise" mean on the back of the Bayou Boogaloo T shirts? Yes, I can be a little obsessive.

3) Has Norman Podhoretz gone bat-shit crazy? If the title of the featured article of the June Commentary doesn't convince you:

The Case for Bombing Iran

its concluding paragraph should:

Not so George W. Bush, a man who knows evil when he sees it and who has demonstrated an unfailingly courageous willingness to endure vilification and contumely in setting his face against it. It now remains to be seen whether this President, battered more mercilessly and with less justification than any other in living memory, and weakened politically by the enemies of his policy in the Middle East in general and Iraq in particular, will find it possible to take the only action that can stop Iran from following through on its evil intentions both toward us and toward Israel. As an American and as a Jew, I pray with all my heart that he will.

I had planned to let the concluding paragraph speak for itself, but if you accept Podhoretz' contention that Iran is an imminent threat that must be neutralized, the concluding paragraph is absurd. It's because of Bush's invasion of Iraq that we don't have the military force or the allies to impose our will on Iraq. Therefore, even if (especially if) you accept Podhoretz' basic premise, the "battering" of bush is entirely justified.


1) The Times Picayune finally ran a front page story about the campaign finances of local officials, unfortunately it was about Jefferson Parish officials. Judging by today's op-eds, it's not fear of the bias charge that makes the Picayune "go all squishy" where Nagin is concerned. Must be "his loose-limbed walk; the sly, relaxed tone in his voice; the gleam in his eye and the wicked grin when he announces that he's about to throw away the script."

2) Even for the living section, this was ridiculous.

3) Tomorrow's forecast high of 86 degrees might not be perfect outdoor weather, but it's about 10 degrees lower than the likely forecast for our next two holidays. So enjoy it.

Jared Zeller of the Mothership Foundation
and his group of approximately 25 dedicated
volunteers orchestrated the second annual
Bayou Boogaloo.

Conservative estimates put the attendance
over 10,000. Even the staunchest curmudgeon
would use the term "wildly successful" when
referring to this year's Bayou Boogaloo.

The film below is formatted so both users
of MACs and PCs can view it. Check it out:

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out
to attend this year's Bayou Boogaloo. The
proceeds go to help rebuild Comiskey Park.

Look for some progress there soon!

Charlie London
The "hunk" angle about Sidney Torres was wildly overplayed.

Could they have spent just a little more time on how he was so successful in his boutique hotel strategy in da Quarter?
Poddy has been batshit crazy for years, David. He just ramps it up on the nutbar scale from time to time.
Poderhertz may be bat shit, but he has the ear of the Bushies. He may be heralding the admin's agenda. And dont forget the newly passed National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive.

Once Bush declares martial law, he's the only one who can retract it. I know this may sound paranoid but he could theorhetically attack Iran, declare martial law, and postpone the presidential election. I can't believe that would actually happen, but it's possible.
I don't follow the national news enough anymore to know what the congressional response response to that directive has been. It looks to me like it could easily be challenged on constitutional grounds, but it also seems like the Dems don't want to do that unless forced to, which could be a mistake. I mean that letting it going unchallenged could be a mistake.
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