Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Myself to Death: Just Some Linkblogging

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Just Some Linkblogging

I can't tell you why, exactly, but I'm sitting here tonight with nothing much to say. Maybe it's because Chicago's hitting the 90s and I tend to get sluggish when the temp goes up. Maybe it's because I've spent too many late nights sitting here writing things like this and I'm exhausted. Maybe it's something else entirely--like I said, I can't really tell you why.

Obama and McCain both gave foreign policy addresses today--Obama repeated his desire to bulk up U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and McCain shifted his position to argue that we need to bulk up U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

We could go back and talk about that New Yorker cover, but after you point out that if the target of the lampoon says, "Yeah, that's pretty much what we think," by definition it's failed as satire, there's not really a lot more to build on.

Glenn Greenwald goes over the depressing reasons why the Democratic Congress has so little interest in investigating Bush administration crimes and misdemeanors--they're complicit. Nothing especially new here, but it's nice to see a lot of the arguments in one place. It also gives us reason not to get our hopes up by reports that the House Judiciary Committee may consider Dennis Kucinich's impeachment resolution. According to Molly K. Hooper in CQPoltiics:

Conyers said he wants a public discussion of the issues being raised by Kucinich, but does not plan to take any action on the resolution. "We're not doing impeachment, but he can talk about it," the chairman said.

I suspect we should take Conyers at his word on this one.

A couple of days ago, Mark Evanier linked to recollections in Variety from Lorenzo Semple, Jr., about the origins of the Batman TV show (which hasn't officially been released on DVD but is available in pirated form--or so I understand). Evanier points out that Semple's version doesn't completely agree with stories producer William Dozier told over the years, but memories more than forty years old have a way of doing that.

Hmmm. This isn't too bad for having nothing much to say. And since I'm linkblogging anyway, go check out our friend Lori Howard's self-help blog. She established it about a year ago, but she's made a new commitment to updating it more regularly.


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