We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
My only regret over the past few days is that I didn't start saving "Ryan Selection Is Great News For Obama!" links. There have been a bunch of them, and from all the likely sources (HuffPo, Beast, Slate, Politico, WashPo, NYT), and, collected, it would have made for a fun post. The thought that crosses my mind when I see them is from some movie I can't name.
Don't you realize we're witnessing the last act of a desperate man?
Saying Ryan's selection was 'good news' for Obama reeks of desperation. It's like we're already at the point where they'll say absolutely anything -- and we've only just begun.
nEXT TIME YOU GET A CHANCE, TAKE A LONG SLOW LOOK AT THAT FAMOUS/NOTORIOUS
oh how i hate that capslock key. No, seriously, i really hhaattee that thing. i wish it was dead. capital letters my ass. capital of what, stupidtown?
--anyway, the big two party summit in AFAIK the white house where Ryan tangled with Ourdrama.
The usual clip shows several long shots of the conferees. Watch how they shrink as Ryan locks onto the prez sitting far acrost the room.
Ryan is firing 'just-one-minute-young-man-you-can't-talk-to-the-president-that-way' phrases steadily, getting more and more dominant as his speaking points draw up his own cold outrage.
Couple times he pauses for breath and the shrunken shadows instantly rustle and stir, hoping gosh-a-mighty he's thru or they can make him so.
But he never even bats an eye at the wishing he'd shut up, and instantly he takes a breath he's talking again and the voice is deflating the suits.
Meanwhile his aspect has taken on a glow --and right there as he is serving up conclusion after conclusion it hits ya --this guy is about twice as smart as anyone else in this room --and what one is watching is a serious person with serious brainpower casually demonstrating the next new style --how it looks when there's not even any question but that in the future, the message will be the medium.
Hit the showers, MacLuhan --good game but your avant ain't garde no more.
...and that Romney! He's doing it too! Utahlk sense, Mitt! There he stood, the weight of the world on his VP pickin' back, and did he groan and emote for thee and me? Nah, he just did the work, nonchalantly winning a major duel with the forces of chaos, and never even broke a sweat.