Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Observations from the Window 8.28

After a day or two of much needed decompression I'm finally getting back to normal. Yes, what passes for normal in my world. I was totally wiped due to the flight back, my inability to sleep when I fly, and the fact that I didn't sleep at all my last night in Paris. Why? Better question is why the hell would I?

While I was catching up with laundry and such today I was watching the Weather Channel, keeping up with news about hurricane Isaac, as a more entertaining alternative to the GOP convention. In my new capacity as style maven, more on that at some later date, I have to say there was something very wrong in the network's coverage. Picture two women in the studio, one wearing a red dress and the other an orange one, both sitting in front of a wall size screening of the Isaac radar. If the dresses didn't clash enough on their own sitting in front of the radar, which is predominately red and orange, did the trick. I just wanted to scream every time the network switched back to the studio.

In all seriousness before I move on I should mention that Isaac,
currently a Category 1 hurricane, is due to make landfall just south of New Orleans as early as tonight. Keep your fingers crossed and say a little prayer to whatever god/gods you pray to for the people down there as Isaac is probably going to track directly over the city itself and twenty inches of rain is predicted.

Finally, there seems to be some kind of political event going on in the wake of Isaac. Yes that would be the convention I mentioned earlier. Morning Joe is live from Tampa all week and yesterday Chris Matthews and GOP Chairman Reince Priebus got into a bit of a shouting match. About 3 minutes in Tom Brokaw says it all explaining why Americans are about fed up with politics, except for us political junkies. Just after that Priebus again accuses President Obama of looking to Europe for ideas, principally he is talking healthcare reforms. So if the President based his health reforms on Willard's in Massachusetts doesn't it just follow that Willard also looked to Europe? Again I'll remind you where Willard spent the Vietnam War years.

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late update - After some thought I'd like to add this. If Willard really thinks his birther joke was just that, a joke, and didn't realize how it would be taken, well I don't want to think about what that says about his judgement.