Archive: May, 2010
There are a lot of good pieces out there today to remind us that we all should pause, at some point, and reflect, in some way, on that sacrifices that so many men and women, past and present, have made for America, so we can all enjoy a glorious spring day like this one, as free people. Locally, there's such an article from my friend Dan Rubin at the Inquirer:
Corma, 78, had been at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital for more than a month, learning how to get around after losing most of his right leg to diabetes. Twice complications had sent him back to a hospital.
Something's coming here -- but it's not ready yet.
Such a mystery.
When it's all said and done, it's going be the Blackhawks that get zapped, not the Flyers, and the hockey world will be shocked.
I'm actually off until Tuesday, which means that the next time you hear from me, the boys from South Broad will be halfway to the Stanley Cup.
I'm talking about the case of former Rep. Nick Smith...who did you think I was talking about?
The rebuke, issued Thursday night, stems from last year's vote on the Medicare prescription drug bill. The committee found that as the bill appeared headed to defeat, Mr. DeLay offered to endorse the son of a Michigan congressman, Representative Nick Smith, in a Congressional primary in return for Mr. Smith's vote in favor of the measure. Mr. Smith, a Republican who considered the bill too expensive, refused; he was admonished for what the panel said was exaggerating the pressure and inducements made to him.
Breaking news: Bud Fox is reporting that Barack Obama offered Joe Sestak a job in order to get out of the Senate primary race
More on this developing story when it becomes available.
Oh wait nevermind...it was just James Carville.
It's been a few weeks since anyone's written a why-are-we-still-fighting-over-the-1960s article, so the New York Times is going large with the topic in tomorrow's paper. The piece ties together two seemingly unrelated -- no, scratch that, they really are unrelated -- events, which are Connectucut Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal and his apparent past misstatements on Vietnam and Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul and his remarks on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (It's the excuse they've been waiting for! A Democrat and a Republican -- balance!). Anyway, here's the nut:
Why then, to quote the ubiquitous Bono, is our political debate so stuck in a moment it cannot get out of? In part, it is probably because so many of the Americans most engaged in politics — as well as those who run campaigns and comment endlessly on them — are old enough to remember Altamont. It is your classic self-fulfilling prophecy: the more the ’60s generation dominates the political discourse, the less that discourse engages younger voters, and the longer the boomers hold sway over our politics.
This is your Minerals Management Service on drugs.
I want something else...