Monday Musings

If I was in the market for vodka, Absolut would no longer on the list. Now and forevermore. Why did they think running an ad with borders that would make the Reconquistas happy, would NOT go viral in a global market and an equally global internet? What genius’ marketing plan included that? Hopefully, a formerly employed marketing genius. Watch for them to surface on Clinton’s campaign staff after laying low a few days….

A few months ago, scientists in Denmark published a study about blue eyes. If you have them, we may be related!

Researchers in Denmark have found that every person with blue eyes descends from just one “founder,” an ancestor whose genes mutated 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. Before then, everyone had brown eyes.

Gives making eye-contact take on a whole new light, doesn’t it?

Lurch speaks. Neoneocon, of Sanity Squad fame, distills his ramblings down to the few points that matter:

I think the Kerry quote is important because it illustrates a number of principles:

(1) This is what passes for an intellectual in this country, a man of nuanced and subtle thought, far superior in brain power to President Bush.

(2) But for some tens of thousands of votes in Ohio, this man would be President today.

(3) This is the sort of magical power that Obama supporters have invested in their candidate.

(4) This power is inherent—as Kerry makes clear—not in anything Obama need actually do. No, it flows from his inherent qualities: what he is.

(5) What Obama is (and the source of his power, see #4 above), is rooted in identity politics, one of the hallmarks of the Democratic Party today.

(6) Obama supporters such as Kerry are allowed to point this out. Hillary supporters such as Geraldine Ferraro are excoriated for doing so.

(7) Kerry sees these identity politics as not only operating in the US, but as something operating around the world.

I think Neo should run for President. She isn’t hypnotized by the Obamatrons or fallen under the powers of the Oprah religion. She’s an American who still commands her own personal brain. Not plugged into the Collective, with rotating razors for eyeballs and such.

After weeks of cloaked denials, we hear that Condi may actually be courting the VP position. Bad news for Fred Heads, but it could be worse – go here for the not-so-short list.

Gerard says, “Pinch happens.” With pictures. I like pictures. I wonder though, just how long the Gray Lady will last once her revenue-per-set-mile falls below break-even. Hopefully, not long. He’s also coined a new phrase on the MSM’s constant din of gloom-n-doom: “…bias exceeded only by their laziness and ignorance…” Downright stellar!

In the UK, you can get out of your speeding ticket if you tell the judge you were hying between your two wives. Really. I wonder which address gets his welfare checks.

And finally, check out Fausta’s Latin American Carnival today – after all its Monday!

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