Friday, June 26, 2009

The curtain falls

Goldfarb, via Sullivan: "Basically, cap and trade strikes me as the Iraq war of the Democratic domestic policy agenda." Sullivan's analysis: "Pure Rove."

My question is, does Goldfarb not support the Iraq War? He doesn't believe that Iraq was a Glorious American War That Will Be Judged Correct By History? Or is he admitting that that particular right-wing meme is self-serving bs? And this is all nonsense. Great Britain has been operating under cap and trade for the better part of a decade, as has much of Europe. Conservative objections and the banking crisis aside, Europe survives. From the stats I've seen, there's no particular reason to think that cap and trade has severely clamped down growth. The sky hasn't fallen.

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.