Wolraich: Obama at the Gates of... Gates
Dr. C: In Praise of Writing Binges
Maiello: Gatsby Doesn't Grate
Despite early failures such as the one above, Jake Tapper has still managed to achieve lofty status in the D.C. media world.
BP Oil Disaster Wins!: I knew if we all worked separately, clinging to diverse agendas, we could make this happen. By the way, why didn’t Time convert the 4.9 million barrels into gallons? Who has a calculator?
Violence in Pakistan: We might be leaving a federal deficit for our children, but we’re also leaving them a war in Pakistan. More instability in a country that is both friend and foe.
Kanye West: The King of Turning Nothing into Something follows one dude on Twitter. Dude could live without it.
Mel Gibson: The one true sign that it’s over for Mel – Leonardo DiCaprio just dumped him.
Crazy bastard Paul Craig Roberts takes a look at a dark future. Six years from now:
“The first clans organized around local police forces. The conservatives’ war on crime during the late 20th century and the Bush/Obama war on terror during the first decade of the 21st century had resulted in the police becoming militarized and unaccountable.
As society broke down, the police became warlords. The state police broke apart, and the officers were subsumed into the local forces of their communities. The newly formed tribes expanded to encompass the relatives and friends of the police.
The dollar had collapsed as world reserve currency in 2012 when the worsening economic depression made it clear to Washington’s creditors that the federal budget deficit was too large to be financed except by the printing of money.”
Infowars is so insane, it is almost awesome.
Crooks & Liars: The Iraq Troop withdrawal is “on schedule,” says Obama.
Paul Krugman: The economist sees a “new definition of prosperity” coming to the U.S.
Newshounds: If the media stopped reporting the dumb things she says and does, more people would like Sarah Palin.
Gay Rights: Gay couple saves life of homophobe. No word on homophobe’s current opinion of gay marriage.
Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog! Go!: Don’t be afraid to give George H.W. Bush a bit of credit for Clinton’s budget surplus. Also, Cesca put this video up, and he thinks it’s wicked cool. That’s enough for me:
Crossposted at William K. Wolfrum Chronicles