Friday Roundup: Obama and Thought Crime, Guns, CBS Fails & César Chávez Fun

What were you saying about Barack?

  • No matter who wins the White House in November, I lose. I don’t like either of them. But there’s something sinister about the way Obama keeps trying to silence ads critical of him. And even more sinister about how the Washington Post does a fact check on NRA ads, when the fact check itself is nearly fact free.
  • The same government that created the current economic crunch by forcing businesses to make loans to unqualified poor and minority borrowers is testing a system to read the thoughts of people in public places, in airports, and crossing the border, hoping to determine if they are hostile. This should work out just peachy.
  • I think it says more about the state of news at CBS News that it took David Letterman to show John McCain was BSing about having to rush back to D.C. CBS news execs said someone would get fired for revealing McCain was lying. Huh?
  • What am I going to do about AMR? Just hold it. This bailout mess has all my artistic calculations blown off course. Though I am glad I was able to take advantage of WaMu’s volatility last week to turn a profit before they had their EPIC FAIL.
  • I’ll never get tired of the César Chávez renaming mess. Because after all, this is the most important challenge facing the Hispanic community in Dallas. Not DISD or anything. (Let’s throw old Barefoot Sanders’ name into the mix just for s***s and giggles.)


  1. Frank says:

    Is there no one who is weary of the idiocy of our airport security. Other nations have ceased checking on and limiting liquids and gels. Think of this. There were 19 9/11 terrorists. Each one could carry a bag with a single one quart ziplock bag. Each ziplock bag could easily carry 10 containers of 3 ounces or less. That is 30 ounces per terrorist times 19 terrorists. That is 570 ounces or a little over 4 gallons. Do you think that nearly a quart of liquid per terrorist would be enough explosive to do damage? Obviously, the TSA and Homeland Security don’t think so.
    Prophylactics are the least reliable preventatives.

  2. Rawlins Gilliland says:

    Re: Letterman …and today, Kathleen Parker (can Ann Coulter be far behind?) have piled on both McCain and Palin this week to the point the entire American electorate may demand they both cancel their campaigns for POTUS and VEEP.

    ‘Handlers’ are considering an invitation to meet with Tina Fey’s team to discuss a new TV pilot, tentitively named, “Implosion!” Described as a ‘populist heartwarmer’, the central characters are a small town demolition contractor and a ‘gun-slinging’ female sidekick (said to sleep on a bed of uzi submachine gun spent shells) who, when joined, ultimately self-destruct in a pagent-like replay of the Enola Gay bomb drops while longtime fans like Fred Barnes applaud, believing this tragedy is a stunt..