Monday, September 17, 2007

Kanye West vs. 50 Cent: It's Win-Win!

From New York Magazine:

Who will win? Well, it doesn't really matter — both
records are distributed by the same evil, faceless
corporation, and Universal Music Group CEO Doug Morris
will get a new pony no matter what.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

the most important moment of Petraeus' testimony

[To his credit, I'm surprised Petraeus didn't
regurgitate Bush's talking points like a good soldier
is supposed to. Instead, he dodged the question
twice. I'll bet his non-answer infuriated the White

SEN. JOHN WARNER (R-VA): "I hope in the recesses of
your heart that you know that strategy will continue
the casualties, stress on our forces, stress on
military families, stress on all Americans. Are you
able to say at this time if we continue what you have
laid before the Congress here as a strategy, do you
feel that that is making America safer?"

PETRAEUS: "Sir, I believe that this is indeed the best
course of action to achieve our objectives in Iraq."

WARNER: "Does that make America safer?"

PETRAEUS: "Sir, I don't know, actually. I have not sat
down and sorted out in my own mind. What I have
focused on and been riveted on is how to accomplish
the mission of the Multi-National Force-Iraq."

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"rethinking my theories of Pelosi's motives" by Andy K.

Ever since the 2006 Congressional elections, I've been
convinced that the Dems have deliberately avoided
ending the Iraq war because: 1) they don't want to be
typecast as unpatriotic wimps by GOP tough guys like
Giuliani; and 2) they don't want to be blamed for the
inevitable civil war/genocide that will accompany the
withdrawal of U.S. troops.

I think I was wrong. It's worse than that. Earlier
tonight, Keith Olbermann suggested to Frank Rich that
the reason the Dems won't end the war is because this
bloodbath is good politics for the Dems: they intend
to use it as a campaign issue in 2008.

They're even more cynical than Bush...