Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I normally hate soccer, but...

...this short film/ad about the Panyee (Thailand) team was pretty good.  See, the kids started a soccer team -- on a floating village.  Take the five minutes and watch it.  (And what's the deal with Thailand and their commercials?)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

UK headline - "Barack Obama: The Weakest President in History?"

Here's a passage from the story in the Daily Express:

"Every day for almost the last two months our television screens, radio broadcasts and the pages of our newspapers have been filled with the pictures, sounds and words of the most tumultuous events any of us can remember in the Arab world. The outcome of these events, once the dust has settled, could literally change the world. Yet Obama seems content to sit this one out. He has barely engaged in the debate. Such ostrich-like behaviour is not untypical of the 49-year-old President....it is starting to look as if Obama and the Democratic Party have but one aim for the rest of this presidential term: to get elected to a second."

The comments to the story are almost as good.

Friday, March 18, 2011

That sound you hear is Liberal heads exploding

Column headline:  "Palin Doctrine Emerges as Arab Nations Echo Her Demarche on Libya."

The column, written by Benjamin Korn, goes on to cite how her foreign policy advice has been on the money, as opposed to Obama's, um, "leadership."

(demarche - "a statement, protest, or the like presented to public officials by private citizens, interest groups, etc.")

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I'm less than reassured

Heard on KFYO radio this morning (paraphrased): "Experts and officials in the United States say that Japanese officials have downplayed the dangers stemming from Japan's nuclear reactor disaster.... BUT.... 

"U.S. officials reassure Americans that they are in no danger."

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Obama's Views on the Redistribution of Wealth

From a 2001 radio interview with Barack Obama:

His economic objective has never been a secret at all, has it?

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Other People Say Smart Stuff, Too - Part XXVIII

All of the craziness in Egypt and the rest of the Arab world remind me of an old quote from George Will:

"Iraq is just three people away from democratic success. Unfortunately, the three are George Washington, James Madison, and John Marshall."