• Good morning, pups. Today we have Cohen and Nocera. Mr. Cohen loves him some war. In “Here There is No Why” he shrieks that the Islamic State represents the counterhuman and that the human has no alternative but to fight back. In the comments “Mark Thomasen” from Clawson, WI has this to say: “This begins by comparing the deaths of three men to the Holocaust, with several excerpts from an account of a death camp. It ends with Hitler. Along the way it says both this enemy like Hitler is ‘non-human,’ and ‘really counter-human.’ … This is purest propaganda for war.” Mr. Nocera takes a look at “The Hole in Holder’s Legacy” and says the Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. failed to prosecute cases related to the financial crisis.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee and tea are ready, and I’ve got blueberry pancakes this morning. I wonder what it will take before people here and in Britain will take to the streets. The folks in Hong Kong certainly know how… Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post War Cry

    2014-09-29 04:43:00View | Delete

    Poe’s law in action…

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post War Cry

    2014-09-29 03:40:33View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Mr. Blow is off today, so Prof. Krugman is flying solo. In “Our Invisible Rich” he says they have become so wealthy that most Americans can’t imagine how much they’re worth.

    Here he is. He didn’t post to his blog yesterday.

    The coffee and tea are ready, and the biscuits are out of the oven. The battle against ISIS will go fabulously smoothly, I’m sure, since the Iraqi army is busy re-enlisting deserters for the fight… Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: September 28, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-09-28 04:14:28View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we have The Pasty Little Putz, Dowd, Friedman, Kristof and Bruni. In “The Cult Deficit” the Putz tries to ‘splain why a creative society needs fringe groups and gurus. In “From Pen and Phone to Bombs and Drones” MoDo says in needing Arab allies to help in the fight against ISIS, [...]

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: This Land Is Your Land by Elliott.

    2014-09-27 05:11:23View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we’ve got Nocera and Collins. In “Paralysis Isn’t Inevitable” Mr. Nocera says solutions to “intractable” problems could be closer than we think. In “Not For the Faint of Heart” Ms. Collins addresses real fear and loathing on the campaign trail. Gee, I wonder what Hunter Thompson would have had to say [...]

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post “We want to be bribed with a clean conscience!”

    2014-09-26 04:51:44View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we have Brooks and Krugman. In “The Good Order” Bobo gurgles that the arduous work of imposing order is critical to success in any realm, from the international state system to one’s own mind. “MetroJournalist” from the metropolitan NY area wins the internets today with this comment: “Mr. Brooks, you forgot to mention that every morning, TPTB at The New York Times, wake up, have coffee, go to their desks and fail to understand that there are some columnists who need to be replaced by people who have something worthier to write about.” I do so hope that Bobo reads the comments… Prof. Krugman has questions about “The Show-Off Society:” Has there been an explosion of elite ostentation? If so, does it reflect moral decline, or a change in circumstances?

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee and tea are ready, and I’ve got your favorite omelet this morning. The IOC was a disgusting disgrace under Avery Brundage (may he rot in hell) and certainly hasn’t gotten any better. But I will confess to watching the Olympics — seeing something done superbly well is a pleasure. Have a great day, and TGIF.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Better armed Baby Boomers

    2014-09-25 03:35:56View | Delete

    Now. Good morning, pups. Today we have Kristof and Collins. In “The Ebola Fiasco” Mr. Kristof says world leaders fumbled the response to Ebola. Now, instead of a tiny cost in money, we will all pay hugely in lost lives and resources for other initiatives. Ms. Collins says “Florida Goes Down the Drain” and that climate change is the new unmentionable these days on Capitol Hill and in state capitols.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee and tea are ready, and I’ve got waffles with warm maple syrup this morning. I’ll head off now to oil up my shootin’ arns. There’s no telling — I may have to shoot up the vet’s office or the dentist if they piss me off. Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Better armed Baby Boomers

    2014-09-25 03:33:19View | Delete

    You betcha. Either show me a breakdown of mass shooters by age or STFU. (Cranky this morning, aren’t I?)

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Winning those hearts and minds

    2014-09-24 03:53:20View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we’ve got Friedman and Bruni. In “ISIS Crisis” The Moustache of Wisdom says the mounting tension involved in the fight against the Islamic State is not going away anytime soon. In ” ‘I Do’ Means You’re Done” Mr. Bruni says the Catholic Church will be haunted by its inhumane treatment of many gay couples.

    Here they are. Prof. Krugman didn’t post to his blog yesterday.

    The coffee and tea are ready, and I’ve got a variety of bagels with cream cheese this morning. This is the first morning with a temperature below 60° since the end of winter. Feels great! Of course, we may be in for more rain and cold rain isn’t my real favorite… Have a great day.

  • Good morning, pups. Today we have Brooks, Cohen and Nocera. Bobo is annoyed. Bobo is pissed. In “Snap Out of It” he barks that it’s been a bad summer, but it’s important to keep things in perspective. In the comments “Michael” from LA had this to say: “Mr. Brooks, please send a copy of your recommendations to your fellow Republicans in government and in the media. Then, for your own good, stand aside so you won’t be singed by the blowback.” Mr. Cohen, in “Truths of a French Village,” says talks with a real estate agent illustrate why globalization does not alter the reality of cultural differences. Mr. Nocera looks “Behind the Chevron Case” and says this lawyer may have movie-star good looks, but he has a lot to answer for, too. Ah — attack the attorney who went after Chevron, but say nothing about what Chevron was responsible for. Typical.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee and tea are ready and I’ve got spiced pumpkin muffins this morning. Well, it rained yesterday evening and it’s raining again now. I think later on I’ll head on out to Lowe’s and get a price on cubit measures and gopher wood… Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post “Um…yeah”

    2014-09-22 04:29:55View | Delete

    Here’s a bit of interesting news: The family of John D. Rockefeller, whose legendary wealth was built on oil, plans to rid the $860 million Rockefeller Brothers Fund of investments in companies trading in nonrenewable energy.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post “Um…yeah”

    2014-09-22 04:28:03View | Delete

    What could be better than a congress full of CIA agents ?

    Well, if they were all Republicans it might be the perfect storm, or the ideal Congress if you’re a Republican Talibangelical…

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post “Um…yeah”

    2014-09-22 04:26:44View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Prof. Krugman has the place to himself today, since Mr. Blow had a long piece yesterday. In “Those Lazy Jobless” he says Republicans are still at it, blaming the victims of a depressed economy.

    Here he is, and

    here’s his blog.

    The coffee and tea are ready, and the biscuits are out of the oven. I slacked off something wicked over the weekend, so I’ve got a lot of work to get caught up on. I’ll get to that as soon as I’ve fortified myself with more tea. Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: September 21, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-09-21 04:10:46View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we’ve got The Pasty Little Putz, Dowd, Friedman, Kristof, Blow and Bruni. In “Grand Illusion in Syria” The Putz tells us that the White House is trying a cheaper version of what didn’t work in Iraq. In the comments “gemli” from Boston says “The only thing we might take away from [...]

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Kiddie Lit by Elliott.

    2014-09-20 08:22:46View | Delete

    How could I have forgotten to list Nancy Drew?!! And Cherry Ames, nurse books. And Tom Corbett Space Cadet…

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Kiddie Lit by Elliott.

    2014-09-20 06:34:02View | Delete

    I can still do great swaths of “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliot… (I made the mistake of going to see “Cats” on Broadway. Thought it sucked, though the costumes were great.)

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Kiddie Lit by Elliott.

    2014-09-20 06:09:03View | Delete

    Never shoplifted books, but a friend of mine and I would spend our middle school lunch breaks in a store across the street from school reading the paperbacks. You just had to remember what page you were on…

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Kiddie Lit by Elliott.

    2014-09-20 05:46:50View | Delete

    My absolute favorite quote about Ayn Rand: “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged . One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. [...]

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Kiddie Lit by Elliott.

    2014-09-20 05:22:34View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we have Cohen, Nocera and Collins. In “We the People of Scotland” Mr. Cohen says the vote to stay in Britain amounted to a powerful reminder of the virtues of democracy. Mr. Nocera, in “Getting it Wrong,” says speaking after one of the N.F.L.’s worst weeks, Roger Goodell, the league’s commissioner, [...]

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post 1 In 4 Americans ‘Open To Secession’

    2014-09-19 14:50:08View | Delete

    When you set up your country can I move there? I’m sick of seeing magazines full of pictures of people I’ve never heard of…

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