* The nice thing about Obama is how he doesn’t embarrass us in front of other world leaders:
Here’s a challenge for the left: Try find a photo of Bush in which he looks dumber than this.
* Troy Davis was executed yesterday for murdering a police officer who tried to stop him beating up a homeless man. This is a problem to some because lots of people who read news articles about him thought there was lots of doubt to his guilt (while those who actually sat through and ruled in his many many court trials apparently didn’t).
One problem of capital punishment is that it causes an odd segment of the population to laud and praise murderers while the victim is forgotten. You had people acting like Troy Davis was some spiritual guru, while even if you believe their story it just meant that Davis maybe didn’t murder Mark MacPhail and instead just stood around while his friend beat up and homeless man and killed the police officer (but of course, the multiple court reviews — including the Supreme Court — didn’t believe that).
These capital punishment controversies are always such tangled messes. Wish we didn’t have them. I guess easiest way to achieve that is for people to stop murdering so much.
* A white supremacist who murdered a black man by dragging him to death was also executed yesterday. Not a record protest turnout.
* Polls finally show a majority blame Obama for the U.S. economy. After a couple years and a few trillion, you do have to take a little ownership. But the good news for Obama is that if the economy takes off like a rocket, people will now praise him for it instead of just saying how great Bush was. And I’m sure his new proposal of $1.5 trillion in taxes will really get things moving.
* Rick Perry has been running on his job record, but a new report says that 80% percent of Texas’s new jobs went to immigrants — 40% to illegal immigrants. Well, that’s not great; our goal isn’t to help Mexico’s unemployment. Our goal is only to help Mexico’s drug cartels get guns.
* Ron Paul says he would consider putting Dennis Kucinich on his cabinet, so if you’re wondering what Ron Paul’s cabinet looks like in the alternate universe where he’s president and we all wear pants on our head, there you go.
Since this president thing isn’t going to work out in this universe where we wear pants on our legs, Ron Paul and Kucinich should consider getting together and forming a traveling roadshow where they sing and dance and do vaudeville and denounce overseas occupations. Sounds pretty entertaining. And I have a great tagline for it: “RON PAUL!”
* For some reason, Al Gore has announced that he knows the new iPhones are coming out in October. Is that what Gore is reduced to now? Trying to attach himself to the popularity of the iPhone? Poor Al Gore; I don’t think he has any friends.
* A study says that spoilers don’t ruin a story but actually enhance enjoyment. So I’ll help you with enjoying some movies:
Citizen Kane: Rosebud was his pet dog.
Planet of the Apes: The main character was dreaming the whole thing.
The Sixth Sense: Bruce Willis’s character was the one who murdered all those people.
The Usual Suspects: The police officer questioning everyone is Kaiser Soze.
The Empire Strikes Back: Darth Vader reveals it was Obi Wan who killed Luke’s father.
Soylent Green: Soylent Green contained corn syrup which just isn’t healthy.
* Wisdom of the Day: “Paraphrasing Mencken, liberalism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, is making more than a tenured professor.” -Jim Geraghty
* A bouncer was hired for an IHOP in East Villiage. You can look at the many flavors of syrup available, but NO TOUCHING!