Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bits and pieces and Dirty Harry and Bush and Monroe and Mathews

The Chosen one continues his march into the hearts of his countrymen, women and Chris Mathews. I read somewhere Chris will get to interview his idol. I am sure the questions will approach the intensity of a 14 year old boy interviewing Marilyn Monroe... leg tingle and all.

Hat tip to ellensplace.

Eastwood's latest movie, Dirty Harry on blood pressure medicine, continues to collect raves from the critics. The plot is familiar. Harry is a grump. Dummies bother Harry.
Harry kicks butt. Harry is tamed by wise and kind immigrants.......

Has Gollywood ever made a movie in which the immigrants are not wise, kind and hard working?

From the state of Washington, aka another place Democrats stole an election, Greg W sends a few jabs at lawyers. My personal favorite is this one.

ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

I just wandered by the kitchen TV and heard Bob Betchel, Democratic something or other, saying kind things about Bush. You know you are totally beat when someone like Betchel says nice things about you.

Bush's press conference yesterday was somewhat interesting. He actually made a few hard points and defended himself.. To damn bad he didn't do that over the past eight years. I found this bit especially funny.

I appreciate — I do appreciate working with you. My friends say, what is it like to deal with the press corps? I said, these are just people trying to do the best they possibly can.

Yes, W. The best to prove that you were criminal, stupid and otherwise bad.

And then this one, speaking of Hussein.

And then he’ll come back and go through the inauguration and then he’ll walk in the Oval Office, and there will be a moment when the responsibilities of the President land squarely on his shoulders.

Yes, and that scares the hell out of me.

And it is hard to dispute that Bush just doesn't understand why the Repubs are in serious shape.

Q — that you think the Republican Party needs to be more inclusive. Who needs to hear that message inside the Republican Party?

THE PRESIDENT: You see, I am concerned that, in the wake of the defeat, that the temptation will be to look inward and to say, well, here’s a litmus test you must adhere to.

This party will come back. But the party’s message has got to be that different points of view are included in the party.

That's fine, W. But McCain tried to out Democrat a Democrat and as the saying goes, "You can't out piss a skunk." People don't vote for Democrat A vs Democrat B in the General election. The primaries were over months before.

BTW - I read somewhere that Hussein will be sworn in as Barack Hussein Obama. So much for "don't insult him by using his middle name," eh? I wonder if it is possible for all those on McCain's side who counseled him to run off people who called him, "Hussein" understand how stupid they were and how badly they got beat.

And just one more, and this one made me ache all over.

THE PRESIDENT: Gotcha. I have often said that history will look back and determine that which could have been done better, or, you know, mistakes I made. Clearly putting a “Mission Accomplished” on a aircraft carrier was a mistake. It sent the wrong message. We were trying to say something differently, but nevertheless, it conveyed a different message. Obviously, some of my rhetoric has been a mistake.

No, W. What you should have said back then was, "I was saying thank you to the ship's crew for a successful job. And if you have a problem with that, to heck with you."

George, dear George. You are the President who will go down in history as proving that you cannot pet snakes.