Friday, August 31, 2012

Green Acres

Eddie Albert bike commuter:

“Eddie Albert pauses to catch his breath on Cahuenga Pass, between Hollywood and Universal City, on his way to work at Universal-International studio in “Smash-Up -The Story of a Woman.” Back at the Hollywood grind after wartime service as a naval officer, Eddie couldn’t get a new car, so his wife bought him a bicycle and told him the exercise was good for him.”

If he can do so can you.

Return to Normal

David Brooks today:

On the one hand, you see the Republicans taking the initiative, offering rejuvenating reform. On the other hand, you see an exhausted Democratic Party, which says: We don’t have an agenda, but we really don’t like theirs. Given these options, the choice is pretty clear.
Which is true so long as you ignore the Democrats economic agenda, growing green energy agenda, commitment  to mass transit, and so forth. Even more interestingly, the Democrats have actual policies to achieve reasonable goals as opposed to the Republicans notion of no taxes on the rich leading to the creation of 57 bazillion new private sector jobs.

He thus continues and expands the Republican festival of lies.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dog Whistlled

The Germans have been watching the current Romney/Ryan festival of lies and have decided, at least the non-Neonazis among them, that their message is "too closely tailored to white men," which pretty much sums it up.

When the foreign press is doing a better job of honest analysis of our Presidential election, it might wake up the various outlets that have so far refused to point out Romney/Ryan's lies and dog whistles.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Lance Armstrong Redux

There is something odd about this from. Tygart of the USADA:
"[If Armstrong had of] come in and been truthful, then the evidence might have been that the statute [of limitations] should apply."
I am baffled as to how a suspect/defendants behavior changes the existence of a statute of limitations. Laws apply regardless of the horridness or perceived horridness of any specific perpetrator.

Clearly, Armstrong's refusal to continue to litigate the matter means that he is guilty of doping violations but there is something creepy about a regulatory agency flinging rules out the window because they don't like someone's attitude.