Friday, March 7, 2008

Take Five

1. Who's "we" Kemo Sabe?

2. I finally watched this video. I wonder how many people would even know that that's John D. Rockefeller at the end of the morphing sequence (right before it reverts to Barack Lee Harvey Oswald Obama)? Or care? Seriously, what kind of person, here, in 2008, gets worked up over John D. Rockefeller?

3. I meant to say something about this a while back, but I ran across an exchange between Rush Limbaugh and a caller who was whining (and, yes, "whining" is the correct word) about John McCain. Her main point was that she was tired of hearing over and over about McCain's sacrifice and heroism in Vietnam. Rush agreed (naturally--one of the enduring myths about conservative talk radio is that callers are always blindly echoing the host; in fact, it's usually the other way around) and said he was tired of hearing about it, too. It's not relevant, blah blah blah.

Is this really the road we want to go down? Are we that deranged? Anyway, what a load of crap. Experiences relating to the Vietnam War seemed to be awfully relevant to right-wingers in 1992 and 1996 (Bill Clinton's draft dodging), in 2000 (Al Gore's life in the "trenches" as a wartime "journalist"), and, lest we forget, and most notoriously, in 2004 (the Swift Boaters' whacking of John Kerry). Now, all of a sudden, Vietnam doesn't matter? When did that happen?

4. You know who really pisses me off? J.P. Morgan.

5. Snow. Finally.