October 2, 2008

Don’t know what the title of this post has to do with anything, but the phrase has been hanging around in my brain for, like, weeks, and hopefully by posting it, it will finally go away. Sounds like a Jimmy Buffett song title, dontcha think?

The seasons are officially changing here in the Valley of the Sun. This afternoon, we saw these wispy clouds coming in from the west – a direction typically associated with the “not” season (remember, here in the VotS there are only two seasons: “hot” and “not”). When the weather starts coming from the west, you can pretty much guarantee the summer heat is about to break, something that appears will happen come Saturday. Sure, 93 might seem still hot to some, but I guarantee around here you’ll start seeing people at the market in long pants. It’s all relative.

Pool temperature still barely hanging on to 80. That won’t last long…

I watched the Vice-Presidential debate tonight and enjoyed it. Not sure much of substance was exchanged or what lasting effect it might have, but it was certainly entertaining. Who won? I don’t think this was the kind of debate where one could say either Joe Biden or Sarah Palin won or lost – it all depends on your perspective. If you like long-time Washington pols who can rattle off opponents’ votes over the years until your eyes glaze over, then Biden would have appealed to you. Me, I preferred Palin’s authenticity and lack of formality. Will it play with the voters? Only time will tell.

I will say this: my wife Tracey was watching the debate with me and, knowing nothing about Senator Biden, was moved to say, “Hey, I work with people like that. If you can’t dazzle ’em with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullshit.” Heh. The McCain campaign would agree.

“Slow Dance With A Fast Girl” is a great song title, a wonderful surf instrumental off of the Aqua Velvets’ classic CD, “Guitar Noir”. You can listen to it here and let me know if you agree.

Want to see Bill O’Reilly shred Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank – a pol almost as partisan and vile as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi – to the cleaners? Video here.

Which reminds me – count me as one who hopes no Wall Street bail-out bill passes. As far as I’m concerned, let the whole economy burn to ashes. I’m sick of all these hysterical New York and Washington talking heads on the cable channels pleading for something – anything – to be done, as if it will make a difference. I say, let good old-fashioned American ingenuity take over and revamp Wall Street in a new image, and don’t give Wall Street or Washington One. More. Cent. I’m sick to death of them all.

Seems Dick Morris has finally had enough of FOX News’ Alan Colmes and his inane spouting of Democratic talking points rather than ever attempt to engage his guests in a thoughtful and meaningful interview. I thought this was pretty funny.

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 23:40 | Comments (3)
3 Comments
  1. I think you have the title to your book..Red Sauses and Lost Causes. It’s wonderful.
    I loved the sound clip…I listen to my surf music all the time…makes me happy.
    Politics make me ill…there needs to be a college degree in politician that has to be earned. Any yaahoo can run for office and other yaahoos elect them. An MBA or a JD degree is no more a guarantee to be a president than a chocolate chip cookie recipe is a guarantee to be a good government leader. I’d love to see a Bill Gates type, Warren Buffett type take the presidential office. I for one would love to see a 10 moritorium on any attorney being able to run for political office. And, egos need to be deleted from political offices.

    Comment by Jana — October 3, 2008 @ 4:00 am


  2. I did not enjoy it. I didn’t watch the whole thing because I was annoyed after 20 minutes. What they should do is tell the candidates it will be an hour-long debate and then make them debate two hours. About 75 minutes in, they’ll run out of rehearsed sound bytes and have to really debate … from experience, knowledge, conviction. Debates are not much more than beauty contests these days. Blame Kennedy-Nixon for that.

    Comment by Rob — October 3, 2008 @ 6:48 am


  3. I got bored as well…and decided I’d rather clean out the litter boxes. At least I know where that s–t came from.

    Comment by Jana — October 3, 2008 @ 1:08 pm


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