Sunday, October 21, 2007

Blognik

Stop presses, courtesy New York Times…
“Mr. Obama probably inherited a minute fraction — one divided by two to the 11th power — of Mareen Duvall’s genome, which would amount to less than one gene, assuming the Y chromosome was not inherited. Much the same would be true of Mr. Cheney. The chance that they inherited the same one gene is vanishingly small. So the fact of their genealogical relationship, whatever its political symbolism, is genetically meaningless.”

So the story about Dick Cheney and Barrack Obama being distant cousins is really a non-story, resulting in… this story?

Sudden and random thought.
Failed PBS series: “I’m Walleton Keyes and this is…. AMNESIA.”

What is going on?
Congress is debating whether to call Turkey’s slaughter of Armenians a hundred years ago genocide. If not now, when? President Bush objects. Oh, he’s still relevant, he reminds us. In the meantime, he chooses to honor the Dalai Lama, thus alienating China. Vladimir Putin is going way out of his way to offend us. He kept Condi and Bob Gates waiting for 40 minutes, before he could again reiterate his objections to a U.S. missile base in Eastern Europe, which we want (apparently) for the sole purpose of scaring Iran. Putin was later photographed mouth-kissing Ahmadinejad. President Bush is crestfallen. And relevant.

Umbrage update
Senator Harry Reid (D- Nev) wrote a letter, co-signed by some forty-odd Democrat colleagues, to Clear Channel protesting Rush Limbaugh (Asshole – NY)’s characterization of some guy as a “phony soldier.” Limbaugh put the letter up on eBay as a fundraiser for the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. Last I read, the bids were close to two million dollars. Harry Reid took the floor in response: “I don't know what we could do more important than helping to ensure that children of our fallen soldiers and police officers who have fallen in the line of duty have the opportunity for their children to have a good education." Mr. Limbaugh, making hay once by converting criticism to charity cash, made hay again on his program with Reid’s reaction: “Think of this. He's using the word ‘we’. He has inserted himself into this, ladies and gentlemen! …[T]hey want in on it!”

In other news…
Britney Spears has been given custody of Iggy.

Save our precious umbrage.
There is only so much left, my friends. Please conserve it.

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