Thursday, November 15, 2012

OLD SCHOOL

R.A. Dickey, despite pitching for the hapless Mets, knuckleballed his way to the National League Cy Young award.

The Knicks are 6-0, coming from behind tonight to beat the great San Antonio Spurs. The key plays were made by Jason Kidd.

Kidd is 39; Dickey is 38. Let's hear it for the old guys.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

MITT'S FABLES

So now Mitt blames his defeat on Obama's "gifts" to blacks, Latinos and college kids.  Pure 47% stuff. Vintage Romney.  Straight from the country club.  And just imagine, he came that close to becoming president.  Wow.

I give it 48 hours before Lindsey Graham turns Susan Rice into Obama's Paula Broadwell.

Monday, November 12, 2012

SPY STORY, WITH SEX

I have nothing much to say about L'affaire Petraeus.  I'm more of a crime novel than a spy novel guy except when it comes to Le Carre, whom I read thousands of years ago.

There's a pretty rich dramatis personae, what with  General Petraeus himself, Paula Broadwell, the paramour (a word making its debut here)., Jill Kelley, the other other woman who wrote the "harassing" emails to Ms Broadwell.  Ms. Kelley's jealous outpourings were not her only involvement in the case.  She also blew her hot whistle to an FBI agent who had sexually pursued her.  This guy, a right-winger, went to Rep. Eric Cantor in hopes of sabotaging the President.  Cantor, in turn, told FBI Director Mueller.  Definitely the beginnings of a decent plot. which will get even more sensationalist as the conspiracy theorists get really worked up.

I think Bob Woodward should write the novel.  Of course, he won't call it a novel.

Friday, November 9, 2012

CLIFF DWELLERS

So the battle lines are drawn.  Boehner is being his usual slimeball self, but it doesn't matter, because the media consensus is that the Speaker is being "conciliatory".  The president got all nicey nice too, but he held up his pen and drew the line in the sand: 

“I just want to point out this was a central question during the election, It was debated over and over again. And on Tuesday night, we found out that the majority of Americans agree with my approach.”

Boehner says he won too.  But he knows he didn't. 

The rich white guy lost.

His kind will pay. It's in the cards.

THAT GUY

Remember Mitt Romney?  He;s that guy who tried to become the nation's CEO, until voters figured out they didn't want a CEO; they wanted a leader.  Mitt did an excellent imitation of a leader at the first debate in Denver.  But then Barack Obama fought back, catching Mitt out in any number of lies, as well as reacting promptly and firmly to the big hurricane while chumming around with, and being fulsomely praised by the Fat Guy. And tons of women, blacks, latins, Asians and young people, all came to the same conclusion.  They weren't Rich White Guys.  Or bitter old farts. They went and stood on long lines and voted for a leader.

However, the rich white guys now stand guard over the infamous Fiscal Cliff, and from their posture, I'd guess they think they still run things.  I'm not sure how we disabuse them of this idea, but I know we must.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

THE NEXT DAY

Very tired. The fiscal cliff can wait.  I'm gonna sleep. Congratulationc President Obama.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

DONE

Status quo.  No mandate.  Gridlock.  Right.

Wrong.  The Republicans are left with Ryan, an antedeluvian lightweight.  Hilary is a shoo in.  Even Cuomo.  The Fat Guy is too damn fat.

Barack Obama never has to go through this again.  On paper, he's in a box.  In fact, he's free to be the Big Guy.  The Republicans will not help; they are still in the grip of the loonies.

WATCH THIS MAN.

(btw, Let's hear it for Nate Silver. this cycle's ony real journalist).