Friday, August 13, 2010

"Terror Babies"

I wish the unemployment numbers would drop for a number of reasons.

Reason #5: So that we don't have to listen to this kind of nonsense from our elected representatives.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I too was shocked when I was watching This Week and a political ad for Ben Quayle (yes, Dan Quayle's son) popped up. More than a little shocked. I don't remember his father being looked on terribly fondly, but yes, Ben mentioned his father.

Mother Jones digs into Ben a bit, including his Brock Landers column and his lack of voting. I love Arizona politics.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Life of Pi

I recently finished Life of Pi and can say that this quick and fun little read had me thinking at least for a few days. It's zoo keeping, animal training, disaster survival, and religion all rolled in to one entertaining package.

"Glenn Beck: Rough Stone Roaring"

This article in Sunstone (part 1), (part 2) about Glenn Beck is a must read.

Deep down, I think Glenn believes all of his Cleon Skousen/Bircher nonsense, but still one gets the sense that it is all about the almighty dollar:

“It’s classic televangelism, which is commonly seen as nothing more than an exploitation of religious naiveté with the goal of making the televangelist rich.”