LMLYU&D: this week in…

18 Sep

POLITICS: A bit of bipartisan political news for you: both Democrats and Republicans are equally incensed at the recent actions, or lack thereof, from President Bush concerning the financial crisis. Specifically, “Bush spoke for less than two minutes outside of the Oval Office.” But, but, they were a really heartfelt two minutes! And yes, this counts as my weekly reminder for both parties to join together and tongue kiss in excitement that neither of the current candidates could possibly be any worse. I call Kristol!

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TUNES: One of my favorite current bands The 88 has a new three-song EP available on iTunes. Find it. Buy it. Enjoy. Buy all their old stuff. Wait for the upcoming full-length. Try to be patient.

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PAGES: What are your thoughts on reading a book about the mid-90s Dallas Cowboys? Semi-interested, perhaps, but not really? OK, fine. Fair enough.

However. Read this excerpt, and then this one, and I can almost guarantee you’ll be frothing at the mouth to read more. Hurry up, Amazon shipment.

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HUMOR: Cracked.com’s “Dick Moves” is funny, and best yet, it’s a great thing to send to any associates of yours who actually do some of the actions satirized in the clip. Which is why I’m posting it here. Because of you, you bunch of dicks. Knock it off.

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EDUCATION: A smart read from a New York Times columnist about John McCain’s proposed health care policy, which seems a bit more radical than public perception.

You may think this is a good move or a bad one — but it’s a monumental change in the way health coverage would be provided to scores of millions of Americans. Why not more attention?

I don’t know. I guess I’ve been busy watching “Dick Moves” and catching up on my TV reruns to prepare for the new season and losing my shit over an Adam Everett double. Sorry. Good stuff, though. Thank you.

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5 Responses to “LMLYU&D: this week in…”

  1. RandBall's Stu September 19, 2008 at 10:36 am #

    I credit Bush with speaking for less than two minutes. The longer he rambles, the more you realize how long this relentlessly stupid human being has been at the helm of our country, and the more likely you are to start pulling your money out of the bank, placing it under your mattress, storing canned goods and ammunition, etc.

    Really, it’s one of the better things he’s ever done.

    And yes, I do favor the forced sterilization of anyone who voted for him twice.

  2. Cool Rut September 19, 2008 at 10:48 am #

    Quit this love affair you have with McCain-pandering non-maverick that he is.

  3. Dave MN September 19, 2008 at 10:51 am #

    Not quite sure what to think of the McCain/Palin health care plan. Ideally, yeah, it’d be great if consumers had more control of their options, and that it resulted in the actual reduction of costs by insurance companies trying to compete for customers. However, I worry that putting Americans in general out in the marketplace for health care on their own is largely going to end in disaster for most of them. To some extent, this plan sounds a bit like an experiment in social Darwinism. Those who aren’t intelligent enough to find the best plan, will suffer the monetary and health consequences. Not too sure about that one.

    Also, something doesn’t sound right about people just opting out of having insurance at all. Am I mistaken, or aren’t the costs of caring for the uninsured something that puts a “burden on the American taxpayer”? I thought Republicans were against “burdens on the taxpayer”, in word if not in deed.

  4. B. September 19, 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    Cool Rut – who are you talking to? Who has a love affair with McCain?

    Dave MN – I agree. I’m all for free market economics, but it’s a bit bothersome for me to have to shell out $3,000 for a surgery last winter and then read about HMO execs getting hundred million dollar bonuses. Might need some regulation there.

  5. RandBall's Stu September 19, 2008 at 3:27 pm #

    I know we’re not supposed to say the “P” word, but the Yahoo e-mail account she was using to conduct state business with wasn’t hacked: someone guessed her password.

    I submit that She Who Must Not Be Named may be dumber than a bag of hammers.

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