Category Archives: Obama: Celebrity

Regarding Self-Esteem and Self-Respect and Glamour, and Hollywood

If you think psychiatrists are a difficult lot, try dating one. No, skip that. That’s a story for another time, and she was a psychotherapist anyway, with a clientele that included the stars and the executives at the major motion … Continue reading

Posted in Entitlement and Arrogance, Glamour, Life in Hollywood, Obama and Glamour, Obama: Celebrity, Psychology, Self-Esteem, Self-Respect | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Deciding Who Can Fix the Mess

So we had our Black Monday, two major investment banks gone – one filing for bankruptcy and the other being absorbed by a giant, real bank – you know, a bank with actual deposits and real, genuine money on hand. … Continue reading

Posted in AIG Bailout, Anti-Intellectualism, Celebrity, David Brooks, Economic Meltdown, Exploiting Resentment, For the Common Good, Heartland Voters, McCain, McCain's Economic Plan, Nationalizing Financial Firms, Nicolas Sarkozy, Obama, Obama's Economic Plan, Obama: Celebrity, Palin Unqualified, Populist Politics, Qualifications to be President, Sarah Palin, Sub-Prime Crisis, The Financial System, The Limits of Capitalism | Leave a comment

It Was Just Envy

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. ~ Baltasar Gracian   Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. ~ Balzac   Envy assails … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrity, Celebrity Envy, Exploiting Resentment, Life in Hollywood, Maureen Dowd, McCain, McCain's Celebrity Problem, Obama, Obama's Celebrity Problem, Obama: Celebrity, Obama: Uppity, Paris Hilton for President Video, Paris Hilton Mocks McCain, Presumptuous Obama | Leave a comment

Paris Hilton Day

Sometimes you think you’re done with Paris Hilton. When they took her off to jail last summer the news helicopters a few feet over the front door were really irritating – but she sold the house over on King Road, … Continue reading

Posted in Age as an Issue, Attack Politics, Bush Forgery Scandal, Elitism, Energy Policy, Life in Hollywood, Maliki Shoots Down McCain, McCain, Obama, Obama: Celebrity, Obama: Uppity, Offshore Drilling, Oil Crisis, Paris Hilton for President Video, Paris Hilton Mocks McCain, Pop Culture, Suskind Forgery Allegations, The Oil Crisis | Leave a comment

Social Currency

The late A. J. Liebling – who joined the New Yorker in 1935 and stayed there through its glory days until he died in 1963 – was more than a bit of a wit, along with being a press critic, … Continue reading

Posted in Fair and Balanced, McCain and the Press, McCain versus the NY Times, Newspapers Dying, Obama as Messiah, Obama: Celebrity, Obama: Uppity, Objective Journalism, Press Bias, The New Media | Leave a comment

Scum

It could be said of all politicians, but Josh Marshall says it of one politician in particular:   John McCain has a big ego. And if there’s one thing John McCain prizes it’s the high regard many prestige Washington reporters … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, Elitism, Exploiting Resentment, McCain, McCain and the Press, Nasty Politics, Obama, Obama as Messiah, Obama: Celebrity, Obama: Uppity, Presumptuous Obama, Race and Politics, The McCain Brand, The Power of Narrative | 1 Comment