Posting has been pretty light the past few days. I have a few things I'm working on, though, so please stay tuned. A few quick thoughts in the meantime:
- Must Not See TV -- behold one of the most annoying panels possible (Ed Schultz, Barney Frank and Ralph Nader) discussing the role of government, as the man who gave you a large chunk of the banking crisis helpfully explains that "We Are Trying On Every Front To Increase The Role Of Government." Ya think?
- This is plenty amusing. Money quote: “He is a man of perpetual promise. There used to be a cruel joke that said Brazil is the country of the future, and always will be; Obama is the Brazil of today’s politicians. He has obviously achieved nothing. And in the American context, to be the hero of five Norwegian leftists, is not exactly politically positive.” But he'll be sure to have an excellent table at the best restaurants in Stavanger. That's something.
- Daniel Ortega pulls an end run to get the Nicaraguan Supreme Court to eliminate term limits. So why is this is a good idea? As you might recall, we're supporting Zelaya in Honduras, who wanted to do the same thing before he was deposed.
- Lately I've been rereading Mike Royko's Boss, after nearly 40 years still the essential study on the career of Richard J. Daley and the Chicago Machine. If you want to understand Chicago politics, it's still an excellent place to start. Highly recommended.
- I'm not prepared to talk about Brett Favre yet. Maybe tomorrow.