Thursday Thoughts

1. In the post below I mentioned Michelle Obama’s hyperbolic warning that under an MesmerO administration, we’ll all be required to “shed our cynicism.” (The phrase triggers an image of a bunch of snakes molting their skins.)

Today Mark Steyn mentions that the whole concept of compulsory cynicism shedding reminds him of this old Dilbert cartoon:


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2. I predicted way back in this post that as soon as it was clear that John McCain had the Republican nomination sewn up, the mainstream media which has been so friendly to him would turn on him with a vengeance. Of course, that happened today. Not that the development was all that hard to predict. 

It was about as risky as prognosticating that Chris Matthews will soon be an obnoxious cheerleader for the Democrats. Which leads me to my third point.

3. Because I don’t have enough to do, I’ve launched yet another blog. At I will be chronicling the life and times of Chris Matthews’ Leg . . . what thrills it, what repulses it, and what hacks it off. (Not “hacks it off” in the literal machete-weilding sense of the term, of course.)

I don’t know how long-lived it will be but I’m having fun with it for the time being.