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Monday, August 31, 2009

Around the blogroll and elsewhere
Posted by Jill | 5:51 AM
Last night I said to Mr. Brilliant, "Since Americans seem to have this fascination with royalty, I wonder if now they'll transfer their Kennedy love over to the Bush family." Of course the difference between the Kennedys and the Bushes is that once Old Joe made his money, the next generations haven't been about greed for themselves, whereas the Bushes and their ilk seek to line their pockets at every opportunity. But as further evidence that Great Minds Think Alike, along comes Glenn Greenwald to say that resistance is futile where American "royalty" is concerned. I simply HAVE to quote this part:
They should convene a panel for the next Meet the Press with Jenna Bush Hager, Luke Russert, Liz Cheney, Megan McCain and Jonah Goldberg, and they should have Chris Wallace moderate it.  They can all bash affirmative action and talk about how vitally important it is that the U.S. remain a Great Meritocracy because it's really unfair for anything other than merit to determine position and employment.  They can interview Lisa Murkowski, Evan Bayh, Jeb Bush, Bob Casey, Mark Pryor, Jay Rockefeller, Dan Lipinksi, and Harold Ford, Jr. about personal responsibility and the virtues of self-sufficiency.  Bill Kristol, Tucker Carlson and John Podhoretz can provide moving commentary on how America is so special because all that matters is merit, not who you know or where you come from.  There's a virtually endless list of politically well-placed guests equally qualified to talk on such matters.

Who better than DCap to memorialize Ellie Greenwich?

Drifty takes on the Sunday gasbags.

Hoffmania wonders who threatened Tom Ridge's family.

Lotsa Bang for the Blogroll Buck: Blue Girl's Nightowl Newswrap.

Eric Boehlert on the media still treating John McCain as if he won. I notice John Kerry was only on this weekend because he's a Democratic Senator from Massachusetts and Ted Kennedy just died. I'm surprised they were able to make even that connection.

I hope that voters in New York's 19th district don't get confused between John Hall (good progressive Democrat, forgiven for once being part of bad rock band) and Greg Ball (wingnut anti-health care reform zealot who has had government-provided health care his entire life and whose care was once paid for by, yes, the Kennedy family.

Digby remembers Hurricane Katrina. Just in case you were tempted to think that Republicans know how to do anything but be scumbags.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...
When I was in Vietnam, I knew a guy who was in because he was a kleptomaniac, the judge gave him a choice of two years in the pen or two years in the army "uncommitted."

He wound up in my unit. He definitely was a klepto. Whenever anyone was missing anything they just went to his locker and dug around until they found it.

He had a great uncle who drove for old Joe Kennedy and they pulled strings to get him the army option.

He told us that Joe's father was a saloon keeper but that no one mentioned the "girls upstairs."
Fits in with the fact that old Joe bought a bank at 24, two years out of college.

He was a klepto but I never caught him in a lie.

Blogger Distributorcap said...
as always - thanks