Monday, June 01, 2009

Quick breaks - Updated

Taking a break from endless packing to see what's going on in the world. Krugman has a new take on the meltdown.
There’s plenty of blame to go around these days. But the prime villains behind the mess we’re in were Reagan and his circle of advisers — men who forgot the lessons of America’s last great financial crisis, and condemned the rest of us to repeat it.
It's true of course, as Frank Rich points out that the neo-cons really are hoping for a another terrorist attack here so all their doomsday predictions will come true and give their rewriting of their own sorry saga some fake cred.

Witness the neo-con's neo-con himself, Krazy Kristol, who is always pitching for the next war. This week he has North Korea in his cross hairs.

I read the headline on this disappeared plane this morning and thought immediately of the Bermuda Triangle. They were no where near it so the cause is likely something more mundane, but sadly, it doesn't look good for finding any survivors.

And to end on a happier note, today's Doonesbury was funny. I forget how he's related to Zonker but I love that character.

Update: Last minute addition. Manhattanhenge. Very cool. [h/t HBK]

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I've been a fan of Doonsbury forever, but I was really stunned and disappointed last Sunday. Out of the blue came a strip telling us how the Jewish God was cranky and snarky, but the Christian Son-O-God was "all about love." Except says the strip, when Jesus "snapped" when he saw "money lenders in the Temple"

I think he should take some time off and actually read his bible, because that's not the only time Jesus loses it and does things like damn all the unbelievers to hell, but of course, there were no money lenders in the temple then or ever.

What there were were money changers outside since to bring the Roman and Greek coins with pictures of pagan gods and divine emperors on them violates the first and second commandments.

This noxious trope has been used to smear Jews as money grubbers ever since the Roman Empire Romanized Christianity and Trudeau should know better.

11:41:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I was put off by that one myself Fogg. It seemed out of character for him.

12:13:00 PM  
Blogger Cosa Nostradamus said...

I once met a Doonesbury character: Lacey Davenport. The real one: NJ Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick, a nice old rich lady from heavily Republican Bernardsville. She was quite the progressive on civil rights, women's rights, human rights, consumer rights, etc. One of the last of the liberal Republicans. She narrowly lost a race for the Senate to Frank Lautenberg in 1982. She was actually very sharp, unlike the ditzy Ms. Davenport. She did look like her, though.

Here's a quote from her entry on Wikipedia that really sums up the former Vogue editor and fashion-writer: ' Once, when a conservative male congressman attacked a piece of equal rights legislation by saying, "I’ve always thought of women as kissable, cuddly, and smelling good," Fenwick responded, "That’s what I’ve always thought about men, and I hope for your sake that you haven’t been disappointed as many times as I’ve been." '

7:21:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Cosa. That's so cool that you got to meet the real person.

6:53:00 PM  

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