Saturday, May 10, 2008

Politics: Barack's Mother's Day Wish


It's been interesting watching Hillary Clinton's relationship with Barack Obama as the Democratic Primaries evolved. Do you remember how she acted like she was the only adult in the room during the first debate? That didn't stop his meteoric rise though.

So next she got kind of weepy and played the martyr with the press, complaining about how she always seemed to get the first question. Still, even though she got a little traction in Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee, he pulled ahead again.

So she decided to open a can of whup-ass on him and call his values and friends into question. But still to no avail.

I know it's just politics: trying to find something that resonates with a group of voters. But darned if there aren't some definite similarities to how mothers often cope with their children growing from helpless infant to willful tot, rebellious teenager to self-assured adult. And it brought to mind this cartoon for Mothers Day.

Considering Hillary's latest tactics, if Obama had a Mother's Day wish for her, it would probably be this.

Friday, May 09, 2008

The word for the day: PEHDTSCKJMBA

What with all the non-stop politics, Disney Lolitas, heartless juntas, etc. we're bombarded with these days, we have to cherish our whimsy when we can get it. A Tom Waits summer tour? I had to share this. You can get the tour dates here.