-- Senator Obama’s trip abroad has not exactly been Beatlemania. The longer he stays away, the more people don’t care. He kind of punked out to the Israelis and the Left Wing of the Progressive left wing blogshphere group have stopped waiting for a parting of the Red Sea. Ich bin just another American politician.
Liberal, Democratic, Progressive, New Left icon Robert Scheer had a mostly ignored article on Truthdig about our Democratic Messiah. Not something the D-Party wants to hear in the middle of a presidential campaign. "Barack Obama is betraying his promise of change and is in danger of becoming just another political hack."
BHO is becoming a bore.
-- The Olympics are coming and I intend to miss every moment of them.
-- Hey, if President Bush, Jr. is in the middle of impeachment proceedings as his term ends. He can’t pardon anyone. That is reason enough to put impeachment on the table and go at it like a Thanksgiving Day turkey.
-- “We have been visited.” FORMER NASA astronaut and moon-walker Dr Edgar Mitchell - a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission - has stunningly claimed aliens exist. The Catholic Church is even preparing the Faithful by telling its flock that aliens are God’s children, too. I’m wearing a tin foil hat to Confession.
-- Our Secretary of State is hanging out at girl’s schools in Australia and talking about going shopping after destroying the world. Girls Just Want To Have Fu-uun.
-- As far as music goes, I am still on my The Who kick. The more mature music of Willie and Linda and Emmylou have been replaced on my drive-time playlist by Quadrophenia: "Her fellah''s going to kill me? Oh, fucking will he."
-- I am in summer reading overload. My
bathroom nightstand has a tower of books with toilet paper bookmarks stuck 2/3 through them all.
I just received my first Andre Gide (The Counterfeiters) from my transplanted, east coast friends. Seems like the kind of book I would read in the Fall, when it starts to get chilly out, school is back, I have long subway rides and time to kill at lunch …wait, I’m in California now. I’ll read it in the car.
-- Rigatoni with arrabiatta sauce tonight.