Category Archives: It’s better to laugh

Where’d she go?

Not Hillary.  Me.

This decidedly blue voter is moving to a decidedly red county in this decidedly red state.  And will tell the tale.  When the boxes are unpacked.  Before the election.  For real.

Excited about going.  Sad to be leaving.  Exhausted by the process.  Time for a vacation.

More about it here.

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Who’s been reading Garrison Keilor?

From Quote of the Day for May 7 . . .

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.

~~Garrison Keillor

Someone had fun selecting this one.

Hillary still running because?

Did I understand this correctly?  Hillary is still running and thinks the Supers should ignore the pledged delegates because she gets more of the old-poor-uneducated-white-folk vote?

Now that’s a vision for the party’s future that makes me proud.  Just shoot me.

Keith Olbermann and Ann Richards’ hair

I don’t know how I missed Keith Olbermann for five years.  Five long years.  But I did.  Well, I do know how.  He’s on MSNBC when the PBS News Hours is on here and that’s pretty much sacred viewing time.  But now, at last, I’ve found him.  And I’m not alone.

Of course, I love Keith because of his wit, insight, depth and breadth of knowledge.  But most of all I like that we have so much in common.  He thinks like me and is irreverent like me and hates “conventional wisdom” like me and rants like me.  Except that he’s way smarter and way funnier than me.  And I have Ann Richards’ hair.

Here’s an homage to Keith from avrds at the Daily Kos:  How I fell in love with Keith Olbermann and registered 70 new voters.

And another Kos blogger, PittsburghPete, is taking a news holiday which has contributed greatly to his happiness.  But he lets us know that if he were to watch one show it would be Countdown:  A One Step Guide to Being Really Happy!

If you like your news flat out-there and funny, if you look forward to a good rant, if you would like to see guests on a news show who have a lick of sense, give Countdown a try:  MSNBC, 8 p.m. EDT.  News the way it outta be.

Right out of the playbook

The answer?  24.

The question?  How many scripted, emotional, hot button, salute-this phrases can you pack into 143 seconds?

Remember the Newt Gingrich Contract for on America?  That’s the first time I remember a tightly scripted playbook.  Here’s what Gov. Charlie Crist (R, FL) packed into his interview with Anderson Cooper . . .

  • party bosses in Washington
  • the people of Florida
  • the people have a right to have their voice be heard
  • democracy in action
  • voices heard
  • power of the people
  • people’s voice
  • democracy should be respected
  • Florida taxpayers (won’t pay)
  • opportunity to vote
  • turn out in record numbers
  • leader of the free world
  • the right thing to do (twice)
  • respect democracy
  • democracy should be respected and revered in America (twice)
  • respect the voters
  • Floridians have their vote respected
  • people of Michigan have their vote respected
  • respect for the ballot box
  • people’s voice
  • our voters should not be disenfranchised
  • vote should be respected

How do they do that?  At least he threw in a “cooler heads will prevail.”

Ready for the holidays?

This item popped up in the bloglines feed this week . . .

Gardening Question of the Day for Monday, March 17, 2008

By The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Now that the holiday season is upon us, do you have any advice regarding the best way to prolong the life of a cut evergreen Christmas tree? Is there any special solution I should place in the tree stand?

Heh.  Next time you still have the tree up in late January, just claim that you’re planning to use it as your Easter tree.  Now I’ve got to get busy addressing Valentine’s.

Breaking News, 3/10/08

On the USAToday.com front page this morning . . .
Man says he stored dead woman in cooler with dry ice “for religious reasons.”  Cheney heading to the Mideast.
 Please tell me these stories are not related.