Barack Obama v. Israel: No way to treat a good friend.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Imagine that you’re at a wedding reception and you happen to notice that a friend’s fly is down. Stuff like that happens, even to the best of us. What do you do? Well, you tell him privately, maybe while standing between him and the bridesmaid he developed the hots for during the ceremony, before she notices. What you don’t do is borrow the mike from the wedding singer and tell him publically – and then hit on that same bridesmaid. That’s not how good friends treat each other. Real friends treat each other with respect, kindness and the humility that comes from knowing that none of us is perfect.

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The Obama coalition: Melting pot or colloidal suspension?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

(That’s a great picture, isn’t it? My sincere congratulations to President and Mrs. Obama. This is a really big deal, obviously. I wish their family and our country well, and plan to do whatever I can, however insignificant, to help. Back to work.)

Aren’t you impressed that I can remember the term “colloidal suspension” from high school Chemistry? It’s a substance, like Caesar salad dressing or vinaigrette, that you have to keep shaking or it’ll separate and whatever you pour it on will taste disgusting. (To be honest, that may be all I remember from high school Chemistry, and I’m not even sure of that.)

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Sununu was right.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hi. Last Thursday, John Sununu, former Governor of New Hampshire, then White House Chief of Staff for the first President Bush and now advisor to the Romney campaign, was interviewed by CNN’s Piers Morgan. During that interview, he was asked about Republican Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama, a Democrat. Colin Powell, retired four-star General and former Secretary of State is, of course, a Black American. Here’s what Mr. Sununu said. You can watch the video for yourself below.

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“Mitt, you ignorant slut!” The question no one asked at Tuesday night’s debate.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

In the 1970s, CBS’ “60 Minutes” had a recurring segment during which two consummate journalists would briefly argue some issue. It was serious television that apparently caused the writers at “Saturday Night Live!” to wonder what these overly-civilized professionals really thought of each other. The result was SNL’s own late night “Point/Counterpoint,” starring Jane Curtain and Dan Aykroyd.

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Conflicted and perhaps in self-denial, President Obama contradicts himself.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jane Curtain and Dan Aykroyd on Point-Counterpoint on SNL

Last night was a real moment in American politics, what amounts to a cock fight, no sexual reference intended, between two candidates who hope to be the proverbial “Leader of the Free World.” More of a rumble than a debate, you have to ask yourself what, exactly, this kind of confrontation is intended to prove.

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President Obama diagnosed with IDD.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

You’ve heard this before. On a crowded, rush hour subway, a man is standing, sharing hand-space on one of the polls. He’s staring down at a woman sitting in front of him, holding her baby. Finally, he can’t help himself. “Lady, that’s the ugliest baby I’ve ever seen.” Another man, standing next to him is stunned by the comment and, seeing the angst in the woman’s face, speaks up. “Hey! You’re unbelievable. Apologize to this lady. NOW!!” Intimidated by the second man, the first man thinks for a moment and then turns to the woman, saying, “I’m sorry your baby is so ugly.”

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Why is Mitt Romney down in the polls?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

More to the point, why was he up in the polls before the conventions? And what’s happened since the conventions to make a difference?

I’ll be brief. (“Thank goodness.” Really? I heard that.) The reason is that there has been a change in attitude among voters. That change in attitude is, itself, the result of two factors.

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