Leftover Libs

What to do with all those leftovers? Boomer libs, that is. NYT columnist David Brooks contemplates the dilemma of the traditional liberal, now a relic at Thanksgiving dinner. College kids embrace anarchical progressivism, tilting at socialist ideals. Trumpian types are unrecognizable to the Ivy League alums as even those country club Repubs. Nothing seems familiar anymore. The old school lefties earned their way up the academic and jounalistic ladders. They got the top jobs. Yet. Today feel weak and beleaguered in the wake of a new wave.

Neither red. Nor blue.

Crying Wolves

It is refreshing to have a President who understands that foreign policy no longer demands a knee-jerk military reaction. Obama comprehends the nuances of geopolitical regions, their diverse and entrenched cultures. Where did Maliki come from? He was living in Iran before he came into power in Iraq under the coveted Bush/Cheney ‘Democracy Doctrine’. Big surprise. He’s not a uniter!

Current polls reflect remnants of neocon fear-mongering. People are being fed the frenzy that post-9/11 terrorists are lurking around every corner. Of course, it could happen again. If it does, Cheney and his McCain, Graham, Kristol hawks will all yell in unison, “We told you so!”  In the meantime, how much more blood and treasure are we to expend? Enough already of crying Wolfowitz.

Sunday Slant

Phil dominated British Open Sunday. Winning after whining in high-waters. JoeyPants cheered at NY pantalones show. Tiger part of the pack. Mickelson earned the jug. But, c’mon guys. Canonizing him, St. Phippy? He hits little balls.

As the golf got away, I had lots to say. My comments NYTimes picks:

Barack and Trayvon, Charles Blow
Why Men Need Women. Do they?
BostonBadGuys, Maureen Dowd

Finally, a beautiful day. Fresh air! Bye.

Coup Coo

When is a coup a coup d’état? When the military takes over a democratically elected head of state? Nah. We like Egypt’s moderate overthrow, so it’s no coup.

Was the rise up of the Confederacy a coup? Spielberg’s vision of Goodwin’s Lincoln, however you characterize the Civil War, was a failed operation. Kushner’s screenplay was either edited to oblivion, or it was just bad. Tommy Lee Jones was better than Daniel Day Lewis. Sally Field funny. Not in a good way.

Speaking of French terms, Maureen Dowd’s Bonjour Tristesse column in today’s NYTimes is a sad commentary on what has become of France’s unique culture as a result of YERP-ization caused by the EU. Quel dommage.

Forty Niners

Happy Birthday, Joey3Sticks. SideTrek fave blogger. Remember that great NFL team from SanFran? Montana, Rice. Joyful notions. Pats perhaps will deliver a better present next weekend. Still in your forties, so. Enjoy. Love you, Bro.

NYTimes Opinionator column by Simon Critchley, is an in-depth study of Mormonism, dubbing the so-called cultive religion as post-Christian. It’s an elucidating read, lots of stuff few knew. Speaking of 49er’s, Mormons were instrumental in establishing California and Utah wealth during the Gold Rush.

Krystal Ball. It’s the real name of a hot cable news talk-bot. And she’s not on Fox. You’re welcome, Joe. Oh, and 49 days to the election.

Okt Again

Where did September go? Poof. Steeling for OktoberFest. Golden rusted hues nice. Neon orange not. Leaf-peeping outside our windows. Let’s focus on that.

Good news. TV sucks. More reading. However, Monday Erin Burnett, Williams College grad,  has new show on CNN. ‘OutFront’. She is attractive, smart, financially astute and pragmatic. She brings the financial markets into the home. Excellent ‘get’ from CNBC. Moving Wolf and Jack back.

Krugman hits home run again today. Businesses are not investing because there is no demand. Bottom line. Go Yankees! I’m ducking.

Rx Trex

Doctors as gods. Maureen Dowd tackles this topic today. With the abundance of internet info now, much of it faux, patients have become emboldened to question and contradict physicians’ diagnoses and treatment. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. Many people demand every new test, scan, drug, because they’ve read about it and they can. Unless they have to pay out of their own pockets. Then, not so much. With the advent of ObamaCare, less will be covered. Tug-of-war alert.

Speaking of false gods. What’s with the deification of Chris Christie? He’s Irish and Italian. check. He’s fat. check. He’s a family man. check. But, is he really the GOP’s elixir? Once the Tea Bags hear all of his views, he’ll become Dr.Devil.