SnowWow. It's hard to tell what we've got here in the central part of the Shenandoah valley because the wind has been gusting up around 35 mph, so there's lots of drifting, but we seem to be getting close to a foot on average in the immediate vicinity, and it's giving no sign of slowing down. They say we may get another foot before it's over.Flying out to Missouri on Monday...allegedly. Dulles should be a blast.
Michael Steele: The Earth is Cooling, Obama is like Nixon...Ignorance is StrengthThe conservative decoupling from reality proceedeth apace.On the bright side, I guess this means that at least some conservatives are finally willing to admit that Nixon was bad...
Pearl Harbor DayWhat can be said?
Mary Matalin is an IdiotIt's not like this is news, of course.Here's some recent bullshit from her. I was going to refute it...but really--why bother?She doesn't know anything, she's a complete partisan tool, and she doesn't even seem to be trying to say anything sensible. It's all about power for such people, and that means all about the polls. Everything she says is an attempt to influence Obama's poll numbers down. She wouldn't know a sensible point if it bit her on the ass.
Obama's West Point SpeechIMHO this is an eminently reasonable course of action. It's easy to sit back and quibble, but when the man is smart and reasonable and has access to much better sources of information and analysis than I do, quibbling would, I think, be foolish.I was struck again tonight, as I so frequently am, not by his speaking abilities so much as by the content of his words, and by the fact that they are so obviously his ideas (even if not always penned entirely by him). And even more striking is the fact that virtually every note resonates perfectly with my own beliefs, attitudes and inclinations. The guy's view of America may be wrong, but if so then mine's wrong, because he is, according to me, right on the money.