* Here’s a new PJ Media column from me on why Republicans can never manage to nominate a right-wing nut.
“Right now the country is a car speeding towards a cliff due to out-of-control spending, and conservatives want a president who will seize the wheel of that car and turn it around. But the Republican we nominate is always someone who only promises to ease up on the gas a little.”
* There was another Republican debate last night. I didn’t watch it, because it wasn’t available on the internet and as part of our cutting back to get out of debt we got rid of cable. So I only know about it what people said on the Twitters… oh and from this clip of Rick Perry’s campaign imploding. I really appreciated that, because I’m going to go on some radio shows next week to promote my book, which has made me super nervous, but now I’m like, “Well, I can’t be worse than that.”
So did Rick Perry ever figure out what is the third government agency he wants to shut down? Poor guy. Being Texan kills brain cells.
If my wife reads this, I kid! (if she doesn’t read it, I’m totally serious)
* Do you know there are fifteen Republican debates left — fifteen! And there are only like four of them anyone thinks have a chance — and that’s being generous. What in the world is going to be left to talk about by the fifteenth debate? Will they debate the merits of the different Star Trek series? Give their opinions on the Lost finale? Name their favorite recipes for bacon? Actually, that sounds like an awesome debate. Let’s do that one and forget the rest!
* So Obama is going to tax Christmas trees now. It’s like he isn’t satisfied being the worst president ever until he destroys Christmas. And when he sees that Christmas goes on anyway, he’ll be like, “How could it be so? It came despite taxes on ribbons! It came despite taxes on tags! It came despite taxes on packages, boxes, and bags!” And he’ll puzzle for three hours, ’till his puzzler is sore, and say, “I know! I’ll crush their spirits with a new ‘jobs bill’!”
* David Gregory noted that there is no “grand wizard” in the GOP to force Cain out. Not only that, but the Democrat one died in June of last year.
* Looks like Dems aren’t going to make a deal in the super committee since a deal would mean doing something substantial about spending. I really hate those guys. It’s getting to the point where any solution that doesn’t end with all the high-spending congressmen starving on the streets while we laugh at them is unacceptable as a compromise.
* Wisdom of the Day: “I read that Steve Jobs wishes he spent more time with his kids. I can have what the richest of the rich wish for.” -PoliticalMath
* The new Elder Scrolls game comes out tomorrow, and IGN has up a review. I played the last two for more than a hundred hours each — while still not beating the game (I got bored by the time I got to the main quest, same with Fallout 3).
Man, but the new Modern Warfare also comes out tomorrow, and then Super Mario 3D Land comes out Sunday, and then the new Zelda comes out next Sunday. But I have a full time job, do a lot of writing, and am a husband and father. Such cruelty that I now have money to buy all these games but no time to play them.
I guess I’ll just have to save video game playing for retirement. Hopefully by then they’ll adjust them for the elderly audience with large type games and lots of reminders of what you’re supposed to be doing (“I forget why I came into this room to slaughter these goblins.”).