Monday, August 11, 2008

A Few Odds and Ends

I am still adjusting to being back on the East Coast and am keeping some very bizarre hours these days. Thus, I offer a few tidbits on some things I have been reading about:

- Looks like Obama could win Florida and still not get the state's 27 electoral votes. This is serious and should not be taken lightly. We need to get our acts together so we don't wake up on Nov. 5th wondering how something like this happened.

-It turns out that McCain thinks Putin is still the president of Russia:

"I would be very direct with President Putin that these actions will have consequences long term, in terms of our relationship with Russia, and it is in violation of the norms of international conduct," he said in an interview with The Associated Press in Las Vegas.

I had not heard of this McCain in the mouth moment until this morning and I am still amazed that nobody cares that the one thing he has most in common with the sitting U.S. President is a distinct slowness of the mind. I guess a story about McCain having a mishap about a war nobody cares about is not big news.

- Did anyone see Bob Costas interview Bush last night? This is the second time I have witnessed these two chat and I think Bush is scared of him, as he should be, for the intelligence gap between the two is painstakingly visible, depressing and frightening. Bob is better with the soft gloves he has to wear in his professional role than most in the political press are bare fisted. Which leads me to think that his intellect is wasted on sports and that he should be offered the Meet the Press job. If he focused on the more important games of the body politic, I think he could use his skills constructively for good instead of entertainment.

- Better savor that Team U.S.A. thrashing in basketball yesterday, for China is about to officially become more productive than the United States.

- Iraq is getting more and more insistent that the U.S. set a timeline for withdrawal. Again, I am not hearing much about this.

Speaking of Iraq, they have just signed a 1.2 billion dollar oil deal with China. Isn't that supposed to be our blood oil?

Furthermore, the country's violence is picking up again.

Lastly, I began watching HBO's Baghdad High last night and think its incredible. Thanks for the heads up Bradda...


alzaido alzaido said...

It's not "our blood oil." The American oil industry just used our money to carry out its agenda. Record profits! Now let them drill in our wild life sanctuaries. Then they can sell more abroad. Relief at the pump? It's not the American way.

Randal Graves said...

Like anything bad will happen in Florida. Hey, don't go badmouthing entertainment. If it wasn't for sports, politics would drive me to drink. Man, I'm thirsty. Pass me some of that blood oil.

Dean Wormer said...

I suppose we can just count our lucky stars that McCain didn't say "Gorbachev." He remains a tool however.

DivaJood said...

I did see the Bush/Costas interview, and was dumbfounded. I can't put my finger on what was the most offensive thing that came out of Bush's mouth - but his insistance that we are a leader among nations anymore is beyond the pale. How he can get off criticizing China for human rights violations with everything the USA has done since Bush took office is beyond the beyond.

Distributorcap said...

the most offensive thing Bush said to Costas (and there were a lot)

"I dont see America having problems"

i could swear this is the National Lampoon Olympic Vacation starring George, Laura and non-Jenna