A Flea in the Fur of the Beast

“Death, fire, and burglary make all men equals.” —Dickens

Bloomberg v Murdoch: Unsolicited Media Mogul Advice Showdown!

by evanmcmurry

Following Mike Bloomberg’s totally reasonable and reality-based prescription that if Obama listens to bi-partisan moderates in his second term he’ll realize that “hope” he was talking about four years ago, comes this assist from Bloomberg-after-twenty-years-in-a-brine Rupert Murdoch: “Mixed opinions about electoral effect of Sandy. I think big help to Obama. Now Romney must get attention with big visionary speech plans.” These two should seriously host a talk show. I’d listen every day.

Hackety Hackety Hack Hack Hack

by evanmcmurry

And Jennifer Rubin continues to publish whatever the Romney campaign/anonymous Republicans hands her as legitimate accounts of real events as opposed to What The GOP Dreams Of The Washington Post Reporting. Some things a hurricane can’t stop.

Poor Donald Verrilli, Warrantless Wiretapping Edition

by evanmcmurry

Let us now continue to cringe on behalf of Poor Donald Verrilli, last seen somehow triumphing in both the SCOTUS oral arguments over the SB 1070 and Obamacare despite needing the world’s biggest glass of water, who now finds himself arguing that the gummiment can’t be sued over secret wiretapping because nobody can prove it exists because it’s secret. Unlike W’s counsel, who made a sport of bending the law into new Kafka shapes, Poor Verrilli doesn’t seem like the type to enjoy the Alice in Wonderland version of civil rights that currently comes with the executive branch. At this point, I have to think he jumps every time the phone rings.

One less undecided voter

by evanmcmurry

This guy is great: “If [Obama] listens to people on both sides of the aisle, and builds the trust of moderates, he can fulfill the hope he inspired four years ago and lead our country toward a better future for my children and yours.” Most low-information voters don’t have a news service named after them.