Nice Deb is experiencing writer's block (as am I). Nevertheless, she made me laugh out loud with this item:
I didn’t want to make a huge deal out of it… I’ve noticed those lines on the side of Obama’s head, before…and didn’t think much of it – chalked it up to a bad haircut, but now that they mention it, it does looks like scar tissue, and the Freepers are asking if Obama’s had brain surgeryBy all means, click over there and read the comments. Samples: "Brain surgery implies a brain" and "That is the scar from having all those sixes removed."
Jennifer Rubin on MSNBC's plan to earn some news-cred:
“MSNBC will pair Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie for one hour at 9 a.m. in a newsy, nonpartisan look at the day’s upcoming events.” In MSNBC parlance, “nonpartisan” means no “Bush=Hilter” comments.~~~
Pat Austin wants to attend a Glenn Miller Orchestra performance in Shreveport. (Painful heads-up for Pat: Glenn Miller is dead.) Read RS McCain's helpful advice to Pat in the comments. (H/T: Snaggletoothie) *Update: RSM has moved to a shiny new place. That dreary gray background is gone.
They're making predictions at NRO. One that rings true for me from John Derbyshire:
The Presidency: Michelle Obama will slip by her minders and say something outrageous. The MSM will not report it. Persons who refer to it will be denounced as racists.~~~
Maureen Dowd doesn't feel safer:
Gulp. Obama's phoned-in reassurances failed to reassure:
I was walking through a deserted downtown on Christmas Eve with a friend, past the lonely, gray Treasury Building, past the snowy White House with no president inside.
“I hope the terrorists don’t think this is a good time to attack,” I said, looking protectively at the White House, which always looks smaller and more vulnerable and beautiful than you expect, no matter how often you see it up close.
I thought our guard might be down because of the holiday; now I realize our guard is down every day.
Not so mystifying: TV cameras would have forced him to put on a shirt. Recall his appearance on Monday, for which he made the concession of donning a jacket but skipped the shave and the tie.
But in a mystifying moment that was not technically or emotionally reassuring, there was no live video and it looked as though the Obama operation was flying by the seat of its pants.
In his detached way, Spock was letting us know that our besieged starship was not speeding into a safer new future, and that we still have to be scared.
Heck of a job, Barry.
What does it mean when you've lost Maureen Dowd? Let the picture tell the story: