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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Random Musings-


-My wife and I tuned in to the rerun of 'Top Chef' last night at 9 pm. If The Decider has anything new he wants to say to me, he can send Dick Cheney over to my house and shoot me in the face.

-Speaking of The Decider, I note that all the White House flacks and their captive Congressmen (whose numbers have been decreasing at a rapid rate recently) are saying this morning that it would be wrong for Congress to question the Decider's policies because he is the Commander in Chief and must be respected. I can get on board with that, because I remember exactly how supportive most of those same exact people were of "The Commander in Chief" when Bill Clinton had the job...

-Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has just announced he is running for President. My immediate gut reaction was -why? Does anyone, besides Senator Dodd, actually want Senator Dodd to run for President? Has he talked with Joe Lieberman, who seems to always be running for President, and the two of them think it'd be great fun, as well as very efficient, to have both Connecticut Senators running at the same time? Is this something Senators are going to start doing, instead of having affairs, when they hit midlife crisis stage? "Blonde, Brunette or run for President?" They must all be cursing Gary Hary, who proved you can't really do both...

-It turns out that at the same time Massachusetts Governor (and Republican Presidential candidate) "Mitt" Romney was proudly announcing that he was leaving office having balanced the 2007 state budget, his aides were holding private meetings with aides of incoming Democratic Governor Deval Patrick and revealing that the state would have a deficit of around a billion dollars for fiscal year 2007. Now why would Mitt lie like that? Ponder, ponder, ponder...

-A few days ago I mentioned the financial problems Northampton's Academy of Music Theater is having. The 11-member Board, which includes Northampton's Mayor and the President of Smith College, voted to stop showing all movies there last week, and laid off the entire staff. This week the local newspaper dug up the fact that when the building was given to the city in the 1890s the Deed of Gift included the stipulation that the building could only be used for entertainment performances, and that the city had to make up any deficit in its budger each year. It then stated that if any portion of the Deed of Gift was broken ownership of the building would revert to the giver's heirs. Well, the building has been running a deficit for several years now, and the city shows no sign of ponying up the money. One does have to wonder what's going on...

-All in all, the world could use more movies with Caterina Murino in them.

3 comments:

Mike said...

I think there needs to be limits on the number of people that can run for President. I wonder what the allure is of having that job anyway? Must be something seriously wrong with someone that wants to be President. I mean can you imagine anyone actually wanting to clean up this mess after Bush leaves office? Oh Hell No!

Phoebe Fay said...

Wise move on the Top Chef rerun. I can't look at the Liar-in-Chief anymore without feeling my stomach churn. Top Chef is much better for the appetite!

Colonel Colonel said...

mike- no kidding. There should be some sort of Catch-22 test for qualifying candidates- "oh, you want to be President? Sorry..."

phoebe- I have to admit, when it comes down to a choice between watching Ferret Face and Padma Lakshmi, my decision making time is measured in negative nanoseconds.