She also made a slight dig at President Obama for saying Monday at Arlington National Cemetery that his “most solemn responsibility as president [is] to serve as commander in chief of one of the finest fighting forces in the world.” Answering a question about Memorial Day, Palin said, “This is the greatest fighting force in the world, the U.S. military. It’s not just one of the greatest fighting forces. And I sure hope our president recognizes that. We’re not just one of many. We are the best.”
Yes, we are the best fighting force in the world. And yet we’re losing three wars simultaneously.
As newly minted princess Kate Middleton greeted Michelle Obama in the ornate surroundings of Buckingham Palace Tuesday, it was hard to believe she was wearing a $340 dress from British retailer Reiss — a frock any commoner could buy.
Ah, yes. I’ll bet all those folks on the unemployment lines are wearing $340 dresses.
“The threshold question, not usually asked, but it’s in everyone’s mind in a presidential election. ‘Should we give this person nuclear weapons?’ And the answer [in Palin’s case], answers itself.”—George Will
From “The Powerticians,” a history of Jersey City’s politicos in the 20th Century, comes this famous tale from the late ’40s. Then-Mayor John V. Kenny has called a press conference to announce he’s making some uneducated friend the Commissioner of Weights and Measures for Hudson County:
Not really the title I would have picked for a doc about a Vice Presidential candidate who helped a black guy named Barack Hussein Obama win North fucking Carolina, and then quit half-way through her only term as governor because people were being mean to her.
"The main objective – not for the entire [album], necessarily, but for portions of it – is to be danceable," he said. "I just want to make something that you love, driving around in your car listening or losing your mind to on a dance floor. Something to serenade us through these very, very troubling times."
Thank you, Jesus! I adore his first three records almost from start to finish, but his subsequent two were plagued with dreary ballads that, unfortunately, comprise ALL of his last one. So yay for Mark Ronson’s inclusion!