Archive for August 2012
Now that the world knows that Clint Eastwood turned out to be the heralded “mystery” guest at the Republican National Convention, the mystery of why he was remains. Maybe they couldn’t get Peter O’Toole. Ancient Clint creaked through his dramatic-cum- political performance a la O’Toole’s inebriated histrionics in “My Favorite Year”. Without a doubt, when this Convention is filed away... Read more »
There is a good chance that Willard Mitt Romney next January will be making the White House his home. If he does, he will be the first Mormon to serve as president. I don’t presume to know what this would mean for the country. But it may not be a great public relations coup for the Church of the... Read more »
I am a Roman Catholic. I was born and raised a Roman Catholic. I once even toyed with the idea of becoming a priest. My libido got in the way. I was taught the catechism of the faith in grammar school under the tutelage of the good Franciscan nuns. In high school, the good Christian Brothers introduced me... Read more »
If there is one fatal flaw in Mitt Romney’s persona , it might be his apparent inability to connect with ordinary people. Even his fellow Republicans recognize this hang up. It probably is the natural byproduct of being a private equity guy. The whole business of leveraged buyouts, company downsizing, and corporate take-overs absolutely must affect its principal players.... Read more »
A Note on Relationships: The article “Outsourcing your life” in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune points out that “hiring others to care for family, plan events, shop, even detail our desires is increasingly becoming a part of the middle-class picture”. Professionals are now for hire To tell you what you should desire. And if you can afford... Read more »
How many cats are too many cats? Steve Dale wants to know. One cat is kind of cute, but that’s As far as I would go.
Should a presidential candidate refuse to take questions on a controversial topic? If Mitt Romney is the touchstone, the answer is yes. It seems that the Romney campaign set interview parameters for a reporter, Shaun Boyd of CBS 4 in Denver. She was peremptorily told not to ask about abortion or— the currently toxic Republican— Todd... Read more »
Sports item: The Chicago Cubs (47-76) are on track to lose 100 games. Manager Dale Sveum says he’s not worried about the final record. He philosophically adds, “You have to plug away every single day, grind it out.” As the losses keep mounting, I find That the Cub fans do not seem to mind. But... Read more »
Prince Harry is a gentleman Who likes to party when he can. In Vegas he was reveling And someone photographed the thing. The prince was naked front and aft. I guess we got the royal shaft.
Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall in the inner recesses of the Romney domicile? Ann: Honey, do I really have to be your point man on this tax thing? Mitt: Sweetie, believe me. Just look right at the camera and say , “Enough is enough.” Or something to that effect. Ann: But has it been... Read more »