The Random Ruminations and Observations of a Curmudgeon

28 October 2005


I guess in fact there is nothing illegal about outing a CIA agent’s identity.

27 October 2005


Bush’s weakness is less on display than his stupidity, which is far more forgivable by the faithful because they also suffer from it.

23 October 2005

The Adventures of Georgie and Harriet

It seems that liberal coverage of Harriet Miers’ travails is refreshingly neutral.  Her case is interesting; the major barrage comes from the right, but the average liberal wants no part of her.  As bad a Supreme Court justice as Harriet may turn out to be, there is reluctance to attack her from the left because the level of repugnance to be found in the replacement appointee is unknown.  Maureen Dowd used a word yesterday…tropism…that may apply to Harriet.  One can just hear her saying that Scalia is the best Supreme Court justice ..EVER.

Meanwhile, it seems the right is delightfully internally contentious and the left occasionally inserts an informational wedge….just to help them out.

21 October 2005

Women and Water

In reading about the woman in SF who threw her children into SF Bay, one cannot help but be reminded of the Susan Smith case, drowning her children in a lake inside a car, and the one in Texas where the children were drowned in the bathtub.

When men murder their children, it is often via a violent act; women seemingly drown them dispassionately.  

Is it just me, or do the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of David Horowitz’s wife seem very strange?  

Also, it is reported that Roche will perhaps allow some generic firms to manufacture Tamiflu.  I seem to remember back in the old days, Sam Adams beer was brewed by Pittsburgh Brewing on contract.  What’s so different here?  The generics manufacture on contract to Roche and Roche distributes it.  

Wouldn’t you like a full accounting of Judith Miller’s sex life for the last 5 years?  No details, just a list.

17 October 2005

How Full is the Plate

I seem to remember when John Roberts was nominated, the issue was supposed to drive the Plamegate focus to the rear; the media could not handle two issues at once.  Now we have deep coverage of Fitzgerald, Judy, Judy, Judy and Harriet Miers.  I guess the media can handle more than one issue if they are so inclined.  Funny that.

12 October 2005


Don’t you get the feeling that George just doesn’t trust anybody any more.  Except Harriet.