April 23, 2009
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April 21, 2009
“My love is your love” by Whitney Houston
I do not like Whitney Houston, not at all. She never made my kind of music and her multi octave voice thing never did it for me. But I can’t lie, I love this song and I loved the album of the same name. It’s a sweet song on an otherwise hard, cold album about infidelity and leaving and staying strong (Heartbreak Hotel, It’s Not Right but it’s Okay, etc.).
I also think I’m one of the few people in the world who is kind of sad she’s not with Bobby Brown anymore. I mean, he’s a dirtbag, just listen to this album, but I used to love when she defended their relationship in the media. It was her finest moments.
Matt Burke– People are wondering how the President could have sat silent while Daniel Ortega trashed the USA for 50 minutes. It was easy for him–Reverend Wright used to go on for twice that time.
Have you ever seen a happier prisoner?
April 20, 2009
I think Barack Obama is in way over his head. Way. He seems to still have “wow, I’m actually president!” moments just a little too often. He doesn’t understand the big deal about shaking hands with our enemies or essentially getting spat at by Chavez who handed him an anti-American book in a language he doesn’t understand (imagine the reverse, Obama handing Chavez an anti-Communist book in English as some sort of peace offering) . To quote IC “he’s getting herbed and he doesn’t even know it.”
He really doesn’t.
But the truth is, I’m still totally rooting for him. I hope I’m wrong and that his lalalala I can fix the whole world with my smile thing actually works out. Because if Obama succeeds, America succeeds. And when Obama does his daily idiotic thing, it’s America that suffers.
I’m not saying sit back and give Obama a chance to do his thing, definitely not. We should fight Obama tooth and nail on that which we disagree. We should point out that giving a pound to a guy that hopes for America’s destruction is maybe not the best idea. And maybe next time don’t ram through legislation (the stimulus package) which no one seems to have read. But hope he succeeds. If he doesn’t, we may win the next election but lose the proverbial war. So go Obama! He’s president until 2012, at least, so we may as well hope he succeeds in strengthening America and fixing the economy (here’s hoping he’ll save lowering the oceans and ending all foreign wars for his possible second term). No, I don’t think he will either but that’s not what I’m rooting for.
“Dance me to the end of love” by Leonard Cohen.
This is the song IC wanted for our first dance at our wedding. Long-time readers of this blog know I have a total obsession with Leonard Cohen but still I opposed this being our first song. It just seemed too much, too grand, too IC should be wearing a top hat and twirling me around the room.
Still, I love, love, love this song and today is our two-week anniversary so I dedicate this one to my husband.
I hate that embedding for the video has been disabled but you can listen to the song and view the video, which always puts tears in my eyes, here.
I blog about the song we ultimately chose, here.
By the by, if anyone has a lead on getting Leonard Cohen tickets, I want to hear about it.
I had a busy weekend turning 32 (hey, beats the alternative) but took time out of a birthday schedule to visit the going-out-of-business sale going on at Balducci’s supermarket. Groceries are 45% off, cheese is 40%, coffee is 50%. It’s a really fancy market, for those who don’t know, so it’s good to stock up on things like olive oil, truffle oil, spices, coffee. You’re welcome.
Balducci’s 81 Eighth Avenue, 14th Street, Chelsea and 155 West 66th Street, Upper West Side
April 19, 2009
“Because he made it as president,” Williams said, “it’s almost as if anything can happen.”
April 17, 2009
Michelle Malkin has a photographic response to George Will’s anti-jeans column.
I read a lot of non-political blogs; poker blogs, food blogs, wedding blogs, home blogs, girls writing about all the sex they’re having, or not having, blogs.
A lot of these blogs had an “I don’t normally write about politics but please vote for Obama” posts back in November.
It occurs to me, as I read these blogs now, as well as talk to non-political but left-leaning friends, that certain people need someone with a (D) after their name to be in office so that they could not care about politics.
They were told the Bush administration was “scary” so they mimicked caring about budgets or troop movements. Maybe they even had a half-thought out opinion on the Iraq war (half at most). But now, that Obama is finally finally president, they could tune out and let him do his thing, confident he is doing what they would want him to be doing.
When I bring up things Obama does (like, say, sends a goofy video of himself to Iran making us all look like dopes, or forcing through a stimulus bill which allowed for the AIG bonuses and then taking the rest of the weekend off) that they would never abide with the Bush administration, I very frequently get shrugged shoulders and a “I don’t even watch the news these days.”
Must be nice.
Ron Paul gets a tough lesson on why all-out libertarian live-and-let-live doesn’t always work: sometimes people lie
April 16, 2009
I really want to like Meghan McCain. She’s fiesty and pretty, two qualities I admire in women. But Meghan, darling, you are urging the GOP to adopt centrism that failed your father. Are you completely blind to that irony?
I don’t quite understand why the party out of power in America goes off the grid so easily. What is it about losing an election that makes people so batty? I’m talking, of course, about the ridiculous secessionist rhetoric from the otherwise likable governor of Texas, Rick Perry and the applause he receives for it by frustrated conservatives. Vodkapundit sums it up well: “The secession issue was settled, quite forcefully, in 1865 at a little place called Appomattox. And a good thing, too.”
Republicans clearly aren’t as moronic as the left was for 8 years but then this isn’t a competition for which party can behave worse during their time in the electoral wilderness. Yes, much of the left was moving to Canada both in 2000 and 2004 if the election results didn’t go their way. And yes, we pointed and laughed at their stupid behavior. Why, then, would we now behave as those we have mocked? Let’s not. We’re so much better than that.
April 15, 2009
It never fails to amaze me how much men will overlook for a little nookie.