Things about which I only have a little bit to say:
- A big woot woot to John Rosenthal for this:
Pretty bad-ass. An NRA spokesman called it a “shameless publicity ploy.” On a billboard, no less! Shocking!
- “TOPGUN runs for Congress”:
As a Naval Flight Officer, I led over 200 people as a commanding officer of a fighter squadron and I was a TOPGUN instructor. I am a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and I was one of few aviators awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for valor in combat. Upon my return, I worked directly for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. I am a leader, and I understand first-hand the complexities of this war and the need to create an exit strategy to bring our troops home safely.
Well, this fellow sounds like a substantial candidate. How fascinating and healthy that more and more military folks seem to be lining up with the Democrats; and how unsurprising, given how the GOP has utterly taken their support for granted, and abused that trust.
- … And that’s one reason why I’m not surprised that Virginia is becoming bluer. (More possible evidence here.)
- As if this needs to be said: The problem with John McCain is not his campaign. It’s him — and just as much, the stubborn persistence of looniness in the GOP primary vote. He was always in trouble due to his lack of conservative bona-fides, but that trip to Iraq *and* the support of the toxic immigration bill really put him in the doghouse. The moderates think he’s nutty on Iraq (I guess their money is going to Ron Paul, or Rudy), and the conservatives don’t find him nutty enough.
- Hey — do we have any excess industrial capacity? Can we make wind turbines yet?
- The nit-picking of Michael Moore for Sicko is just stupid. We all know that stuff happens in the US system. For Sanjay Gupta to claim that he hides Cuba’s 39th ranking — two behind the US — is false, but also petty beyond belief.
HELLO! Should we be happy to be two steps ahead of Cuba? “WE’RE #37!!!” Talk about missing the forest for the trees.
etc. What’s on your mind?