Saturday, June 5, 2010

Must Reads

driftglass: I See Dead Pundits


The Rude Pundit: A Brief Note Regarding Sarah Palin's Opinion of Environmentalists

John Collins Rudolf & Leslie Kaufman: Pelicans, Back From Brink of Extinction, Face Oil Threat

President Obama's Weekly Address - June 5, 2010

Speaking from Louisiana on the Oil Spill

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Quote of the Day

Bobo full-well knows that it is he and his fellow Reaganite travelers who are responsible for smashing the American public square, bunker-busting its rubble and then pissing on its ashes. And now, from Iraq to Wall Street and from a mountain of debt to a Gulf full of oil -- in this tragic, imploding world he and his fellow Reaganite travelers spent thirty years carefully crafting-- the skies are growing positively black from horizon to Deepwater Horizon with the flocks of Conservative chickens that are coming home to roost.
~ Driftglass on David Brooks' latest column... and Brooks in general.

So... Uh... Wha'd I Miss?

Looks like it's been a very interesting week since my baby was born. Between the initial shell shock of fatherhood and setting up the house we just bought and moved into just 2½ weeks ago (including the nursery finished late last night), I haven't had much time to blog or read or watch the talking heads much. So let's take a gander at what's happened just this past week or so in no particular order.

The initial steps of repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell have begun. Gary Coleman died. The BP top kill theory failed while they drank more milkshake. American Idol completed another season with another undeserving winner. BP CEO Tony Hayward wants his "life back." Dennis Hopper died. Israel attacked an aid flotilla headed to Gaza and the US once again remained silent. (Imagine if it were any other country who committed this act?) BP's Hayward thinks the sickened workers cleaning up the mess are more likely the victims of food poisoning rather than the toxic slurry BP is pumping in to the Gulf to disperse the oil. Attorney General Eric Holder launched criminal and civil investigations into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Former Dick Cheney press secretary Ann Kolton has been hired by BP for damage control purposes after realizing that Tony Hayward can't get his oil soaked boot out of his mouth.

I can only imagine what the next week will bring.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Reason for My Light Blogging

Zoe Angelica was born on May 26th at 11:19pm. Mother and daughter are great.