Election Day

Courtesy of the Replacements, here’s “Election Day.” I meant to close the polls In the chill night, bitter cold Someone close the polls On a chill night, in the cold Election day I can’t stay Wannabe, wannabe, wannabe, wannabe I don’t care who gets elected I don’t care who gets to find out I don’t…

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It seems fitting.  My wife is out, the election is in its death throws, the kiddo is asleep and I am sitting in front of the tube watching election coverage and – I have nothing.  No post.  No big ideas.  No closing arguments.  I got nuthin’. Maybe I spent it all this weekend.  Mrs. NotHemmingway…

As usual…

Victor Davis Hanson says whay I am thinking better than I can- The stage is set for someone to play Washington, Lincoln, or Churchill. An entire generation of leadership is failing, as the world watches aghast. Greedy Wall Street hot shots are worse than discredited. Rep. Nancy Pelosi at the hour of national crisis proved…

What Now?

As I was preparing to write this post, I ran across a letter written in to National Review Online by a ‘Western-state bank president’.  It is a great summation of my feelings as well so I am just going to print it at the end here.   This is not, NOT, a ‘bailout’ of Wall…

Georgia, The Real Deal

I’m back and they were great.  The Georgians are full of ideas, initiative, and true grit.  The reputation of their wine and food matches the description their people – full of character, hearty and something that, once experienced, one can’t help but love. I wish them the best and thank them for their hospitality and…

Post Debate Thoughts

Seemed like two debates-  the first part about the economy/ bailout and the second part about foreign policy.  To me, Obama won the first part by default because McCain seemed unwilling to engage.  He allowed Obama to paint the housing/ mortgage crisis as a Bush/ Republican mistake of the last 8 years.  The reality is…

Quick thoughts… (updated)

**Updated at 5:00 eastern Well-  I guess McCain couldn’t pull off the ‘genius’ move, but I bet he still has a trick in the bag for the debate.  Should be interesting. as of 10:30 eastern time. 1- Is it possible that McCain is a political genius?  The bold move back to Washington seemed like a…

Child’s Play

I’m sitting in the Prague Airport, having a nice cold Czech beer while the world around me appears to be going to hell in a hand basket.  Bombs in Islamabad and the US markets in utter chaos.  No one knows what is going on with the markets.  Everyone knows what is happening in Pakistan, but…

This just in…

Whoopi Goldberg is an idiot. . I must say I am impressed by McCain’s willingness to go into any forum and answer any question.   No way I would have gone on The View.

Sarah, Sarah, Sarah….

It has been very interesting watching the Democrats try to figure out how to counter McCain now that it’s McCain-Palin, and now that they have had to start treating it as a contest instead of just a coronation.  They are floundering, however, and their continued focus on Sarah Palin, instead of McCain, (and the nasty,…

9/11

It’s hard to believe it was 7 years ago.  While my experience that day is not as dramatic as anyone living in DC or NY, I still remember it like it was yesterday.  I was at the office when a friend called and said, Dude-  have you heard what’s going on in NY?  We (me…

Where Were You on September 11th?

The world is commemorating a day that has affected every day that followed for some time.  It brought us things like “the new normal” and the “war on terror.”  It sparked invasions of at least two countries and will forever define the Presidency of George W. Bush.  Exactly how historians will judge it, all of…

New Blogger Alert

There’s new contributor on board – you’ll know him as thebrotherinlaw.  He’s much more well-read than me and he’s based in the liberal bastion of Austin, Texas.  He’ll keep me grounded and add a new, welcome perspective – and might just make me look like a Kennedy. That’s as close as this site gets to…

America/na is Changing

An interview with the venerable band Elbow brought this thought round to me the other day. The state of “Americana” music.  It has taken a turn to the middle.  Away from the twang of “No Depression” the title that spawned a second coming of “Outlaw Country” and so many great bands in the late 90s…

The Dangers of Owning a Blog

Does one really ever own a blog?  I suppose.  If you pay your $10 for the domain name and put words on a server somewhere, I guess that is as good as virtual ownership these days.  The danger is in not using it.  I’ve been on a short vacation (some glorious food pictures coming when…