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Friday, October 14, 2011

Around the Blogroll and Elsewhere: Is It Friday Yet? edition
Posted by Jill | 5:41 AM
Well, I've already run over Maggie's tail with the chair casters, so today's not off to a great beginning. And to make matters worse, she insists on sitting on the floor in the same place. Life is like that around here sometimes as Maggie heads into her dotage, one that finds me trying, far too belatedly, to correct her incessant yowling before she get senile and it never stops.

So what's going on?

A week without Driftglass skewering David Brooks ls like a week without sunshine. (WARNING: Some seriously disturbing Photochopping to be found at the link.)

Once upon a time, two nice young men had a blog called Pandagon. Ezra Klein may have gone on to Pundit Stardom, but the OTHER original Pandagonist, Jesse Taylor, does a nice job of pointing out how Herman Cain's Say No Three Times in German plan will make people more expensive to employ. Can we say "Job-Killing Tax CUTS" now?

I really, really, really hate to link to anything at HuffPo, but this is a good one (and Amanda Terkel DID used to be with ThinkProgress): Scott Brown may have plagiarized his web site from Elizabeth Dole, but Herman Cain may have lifted his from Sim City. (More on this from Southern Beale.)

Michael J.W. Stickings blogs even earlier than I do, this time on Rush Limbaugh's War On Romney.

Laffy sets the record straight.

CheezWhiz: The Occupy movement need look no further than FDR's 1944 State of the Union address.

Some "Elsewhere" from the You Can't Make This Up file: The son of the late Bo Diddley, who carries his father's name, was arrested last night as part of Occupy Gainesville (FL), in Bo Diddley Park.

Rick Ungar on Congressional Republicans' relentless drive to kill women.

And on that same subject, I'll leave you with Congresswoman Jackie Speier from last night's Rachel Maddow Show, telling it like it is on the Republicans' war on women:

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Anonymous BNJ said...
Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin are full of crap. Because of their animus against John McCain, they spend much of 2008 trying to convince their listeners (ludicrously) that Mitt Romney was the "only true conservative" in the race.

I mean come on. If you want to flunk McCain on some ideological purity test, fine, but then don't insult my intelligence by trying to hold up Mitt Romney as some kind of conservative standard-bearer in the same breath.

Now, of course, it's all "Romney the RINO!" And RINO he may well be, but he's also exactly the same guy they were disingenuously trying to cast as Goldwater reincarnated just 4 short years ago.

Blogger PurpleGirl said...
For some reason Driftglass's photoshop didn't appear through your link so I had to go to the Driftglass directly... oh, man, Driftglass has one mean sense of humor. (The guy's a genius.) I laughed, hard. Really, that was my reaction to that illustration of Bobo. Ya gotta love Drifty.