Friday, June 15, 2012

Political Infotainment

Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio was recently a guest on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.
If you can convince the voters that you’re on their side it makes all the difference in the world. Political party matters less to voters; ideology matters less. Are you on our side when it comes to Wall St.? Are you on our side when it comes to drug prices? Are you on our side when it comes to trade rules, and tax laws, and all of that?
As Sherrod Brown attempted to gather his tribes against the big, bad, money makers, Ms. Maddow seemed to lead the guest in talking points. More striking to me, however, was that after speaking the name of Senator Brown's opponent (who is equal to Mr. Brown in his lack of principles, I imagine) and adding a "dot com" at the end of it, in the interest of fairness, the host then said this: Of course, he’s always welcome here as a guest on this show and then looked into the camera through her eyebrows.

I think she'll give him a fair hearing. Don’t you?

Friday, June 1, 2012

3 Good Things (Locking Yourself Out Edition)

In the spirit of looking on the bright side, here are three good things I made note of as I walked home from the building where I locked my purse, keys, and phone inside an otherwise empty theatre, realizing only after I checked the remote mailbox that the keys in my hand were not my real keys, but merely the mailbox keys, and that the extra precautions I took to make sure the door locked behind me to save said real keys, purse, and phone from the marauding band of thieves in that building was actually a BAD idea. And the worst part? The mailbox was empty!

Now onto the promised good things.
  1. I live less than two miles away from said building.
  2. It was a lovely day.
  3. Just earlier today I had noticed children riding bikes in a makeshift sidewalk over the overpass spanning the highway between my house and the building.