Monday, July 30, 2007

Tom Snyder, RIP

Tom Snyder passed away at 71. I'll always remember him for Today. and Tomorrow. And the Late, Late Show. One other thing - if any of you remembers "Freakazoid", the Steven Spielberg cartoon that ran the same time as "Animaniacs" and "Pinky and the Brain", Tom was in one episode where people kept getting zapped away by a mad scientist. Snyder was pictured on a talk show where he hosted Pope John Paul II. The Pope was about to speak when Snyder said "Just a minute, Pontiff" and then went to some caller from Iowa and started to reminisce about an old story. Snyder was then zapped away and the Pope just smiled.

A talk show legend who refused to take no for an answer.


Labels: , ,

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Vitter and his escorts (no, not Fords)

Senator David Vitter (R-LA) admitted to seeing the DC escort service. Nothing wrong there (after all, this IS a capitalist country) except that Vitter blasted Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky.

“This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible,” Vitter said in the statement. “Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling. Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the matter there — with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way.”
Isn't that like the "if I offended anyone, then I'm sorry" excuse we always hear? Let he who is without sin...

...and now the AP is reporting that Vitter enjoyed some hometown cooking, too. Suffice it to say, an ideal candidate to pull weight for Rudy G in his 2008 campaign.

- P and X

Labels: , , , ,

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Duke Lacrosse - Final Roundup II

Now that tech support (AKA Peter) is back, we can re-post all sorts of stuff that got blasted by Blogger. A biggie was a look back at the Duke Lacrosse scandal. One of those issues that was buried by most newspapers was the lack of apology by the Duke faculty who signed a "listening statement" last year right after the case became public. Critics charged that the faculty backtracked or were unapolagetic, even after the case began to fall apart. More on the Duke 88 here, here, here, here, and here. That last one won't go anywhere since "this page has been removed." No apology, no nothing.

Labels: ,

Mexicans chide US over immigration

This AP story's headline irritated me recently. Perhaps the wording of it ("Mexicans chide U.S. over immigration") was the reason. Or the total lack of blame on the part of the Mexican government to fix the Mexican economy.

The Rev. Luis Kendziersky, director of a shelter for migrants in the border city of Tijuana, said it appeared senators "are focused more on the political game than on the real needs of the people."

"Of the people." Whose people?


Labels: ,

Rudy G and consistency

From the AP back in June:

"Don't expect to agree with me on everything because that would be unrealistic. I don't even agree with me on everything," he said.

Can't say I disagree. but you know every speech or debate appearance MUST mention 9/11.


Labels: ,

Blogger has eaten most of my recent posts so I'll try again. Tech support (AKA Peter) has been on vacation with no way to reach him (smart!)

Nice HR contest last night - except Ryan Howard couldn't get out of the 1st round. So much for bringing your own coach to pitch softies.

X Man

Labels: ,