Category Archives: Celebrity

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

We Will Not Grow Up

Commentary here will pause for a week – a bit of vacation, a week visiting family in Cincinnati. New commentary will resume on Thursday, September 4, or shortly thereafter – although there may be some shorter posts as possible.   … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, American Childishness, Assessing the Surge, Attacks on Obama, Bill Clinton versus Obama, Celebrity, Defending Georgia, Democratic Convention, Empty Threats, Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton Shows Real Class, Hillary Clinton's Convention Speech, McCain on the Leno Show, McCain the Warrior, McCain versus Russia, McCain's Many Homes, Michelle Obama's Convention Speech, Nouri al-Maliki, Obama: Uppity, Russian Empire, Timelines for Withdrawal, Tony Rezko | 1 Comment

All Campaigns Are Movies Now

Every four years it’s the same thing – a presidential election where Americans are told they have a real choice. Of course they do, even if on many matters both candidate agree – the United States is wonderful, motherhood sacred, … Continue reading

Posted in American Empire, Anti-Intellectualism, Attacks on Obama, Cartoon Politics, Celebrity, Elitism, Exploiting Resentment, Hollywood, McCain and the Press, McCain versus the Facts, McCain's Service, Obama, Obama's Celebrity Problem, Personality-Driven Politics, Political Posturing, Project for the New American Century (PNAC), Qualifications to be President, Style versus Substance, The Power of Narrative | 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