Was just chatting with Hassan and at one point he said “the President” in reference to George W. Bush, then quickly corrected himself, “I mean, the former President.” And then we both laughed and took a moment to enjoy the fact that the meaning of the words “the President” had completely changed in the past … More President Obama
Hassan and I spent most of the past few days in Philadelphia volunteering for Barack. Philly was still on a high from the World Series, which seemed to roll seamlessly into the election. I spent a day doing phone banking in North Philly, where Puerto Ricans were very enthusiastic about O. Then we spent a … More The arc of history…
I’ve always loved Les Mis, but now it has an entirely new layer of meaning….
The Sarah Palin story as Disney movie a la Mighty Ducks: If you have trouble with the youtube video, try watching it directly at the source at CollegeHumor.
On Friday night, Hassan and I raced home in the rain from a dinner to catch the debate. We came in just as Obama was warming up, and were very pleased to see he was doing so well. We had both been slightly worried – we felt Obama’s performance in the primary debates had been inconsistent, … More Why Obama won the debate
This is an email that’s apparently making the rounds, which I came across on the blog of Walter Jon Williams (writer of the speculative variety and teacher extraordinaire): “Dear American: I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am Ministry of the Treasury … More Economic bailout or banking scam spam? You decide.
This is one of those sketches that really don’t have to exaggerate too much in order to be funny – some of John McCain’s real ads are pretty much this ridiculous. It’s interesting that the sketch shows McCain sort of naively going along with the misleading ads. There’s this narrative out there that McCain really still … More John McCain’s 100% true ads on SNL