Friday, October 10, 2008

Credit where it's due

John McCain attempts here to try to tamper down some of the ugliness are overdue, and hopefully he'll stick with it. One can only hope that he sticks with it. He's not going to win this election, and I'm not sure why he's taken this fact so personally. The Republicans were never very likely to win. Maybe it's sunken in that he's not going to win without some sort of earth-shattering event, and he's trying to preserve his reputation for after the election. Which is so much the better. We'll see if this takes, though.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.