. . . to New Orleans. That’s why I haven’t posted yet this week. I suppose I probably should have given a little bit of notice, but I was keeping it quiet — for no good reason other than to tease some friends on Facebook.
In any event, here are the photos I felt were keepers — this one in particular being my personal favorite:
. . . or @TommyXtopher as he bills himself on Twitter (where, incidentally, I can’t taunt him because he blocked me some time ago)? Well, he’s all about this whole ObamaCare Affordable Care Act thing. And, while he may be a gormless rube with the vocabulary of a strip club bouncer and the disposition of a syphilitic Tasmanian Devil, he’s also a dogged reporter with impressive journalistic chops.
If you don’t believe me, consider the fact that he managed to track down every one of the 12 people who are thankful for ObamaCare the Affordable Care Act, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. And, serendipitously enough, two of the dozen happen to be a lesbian couple — which, if you’re looking for something to soothe the progressive soul in this time of encroaching peril, is like finding a diamond-encrusted golden needle that converts into a +5 Vorpal sword1 upon uttering the command “Epistemic Closure” at the bottom of the world’s largest haystack.
1) Hey, if Ace can talk about Saving Throws, I can talk about Vorpal blades.
. . . of the Bush administration, and how he was suddenly swamped by criticism from every corner of the political spectrum. Being a conservative, some of it seemed unfair at the time — though, in retrospect, I probably defended him more than I would today. Still, I’m convinced that a good deal of the flak he took from the right was inspired by opportunism. Not that that’s a particularly new or insightful observation; opportunism is to politics as oil is to Saudi Arabia.
One of the things that most annoyed me about the glee with which George W. Bush was attacked from the right was the degree to which it gave aid and comfort to the left. I realize that’s not the most principled of reasons for which to refrain from criticizing anyone — let alone a President of the United States. Nevertheless, it’s not a completely invalid reason, especially if you’re not too crazy about the long-term ambitions of some of the people leveling the criticism from your own side.
So, it’s with no small amount of chortling schadenfreude that I note the cascade of misfortune befalling our current president. Many on the right attribute his occupation of the office to the shortcomings of his predecessor, and quite a few of them actively worked to ensure that it came about. (We remember who you are, by the way.) So, to see the oft-predicted colossal failure of his signature achievement come to fruition is truly something to savor.
And, all the more gratifying is the fact that we can see recent history play itself out all over again as Obama’s one-time acolytes cease to fawn in the presence of his golden aura and beneficent countenance, and proceed to savage him like a drought-starved pack of hyenas on a sickly lion.
. . . can be a lot of fun. But, most of the time, they’re not nearly as fun as the one being held by this member of the College Democrats.
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UPDATE: You should follow tmi3rd on Twitter, because he’s an extremely cool guy.
. . . was John Bonham. Bar none. There is no discussion to be had.
Just listen and learn.