Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Vanilla Frappe Movement?

According to CNN, the "Coffee Party" alternative to the Tea Party Movement is gaining momentum.
Billed by many as an answer to the conservative Tea Party movement, the Coffee Party was born on Facebook just six weeks ago. While the group has become an instant hit online -- it boasts more than 141,000 Facebook fans as of Saturday-- gauging the success of this weekend's coffee meetups was predicted to be an indicator of the group's strength.

But Miss Teen RSI insists that the new movement should be called the "Vanilla Frappe Movement" instead.

The Kaus Pretence

For years, Slate's Mickey Kaus has blogged as a Republican pretending to be a Democrat. That's also Kaus' approach now that he's challenging Barbara Boxer for the Democratic nomination to the Senate.
I have no special beef with the incumbent, Senator Boxer. She is a state-of-the-art Democrat. But . . . "State of the art" means the incumbent has learned to please the party's interest groups, often at the expense of the needs of average individuals and the party's own ideals. It means the incumbent supports a "card check" bill that would effectively take away the secret ballot from workers in order to give more power to the big unions-- including public employee unions--whose influence over our great industries and our government has led to disaster . . . This isn't the Democratic party I signed up for. It's not the party many common sense Democratic voters signed up for.
Yeah, Mickey. You're right and everybody who thinks the Democrats have been supporting labor unions since the 1930's is wrong. Pretty soon, you'll be able to convince everyone that the Democrats never supported civil rights, women's rights, or gay rights. When you and Joe Lieberman signed up as Democrats, "everyone in their own closet" was the party motto. How exactly did the party get so darned "liberal."

Back in the real world . . .

Friday, March 12, 2010

Tiger Woods Commits to the Dark Side

and hires Ari Fleisher as a consultant. According to Robert Lusetich of Fox Sports:
The road to his (Woods') comeback was reportedly completed with the hiring of former Bush White House press secretary, Ari Fleischer.Fleischer, a spin doctor with a checkered past, helped Mark McGwire craft the steroid admissions the disgraced slugger made after wanting to return to baseball. There is little doubt about what the tone of Fleischer‘s advice will be, given the statement on his website that "the way the press treats athletes and sports executives has become increasingly adversarial and conflict-driven."Woods has lost major sponsors including Gatorade, AT&T and Accenture as well as the goodwill of a public which largely adored him. If he’s looking for forgiveness, Woods would be better served by getting rid of a consigliere whose stock-in-trade is “acceptable truths” and “plausible deniabilities” for a policy of openness and honesty.

Give Lusetich props for strong moral fiber. But Lusetich is being naive about the real Tiger Woods.

In fact, hiring a slimeball like Fleischer is practically an announcement that Woods has renewed his commitment to the forces of evil after putting up with a couple months of rehab.

School's out. Now it's back to the simple life of aggressive deception for the Tiger.

Porn actresses and escort services everywhere must be happy.