Wednesday, November 4, 2009

This made me laugh

"Erickson said defeating Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would 'send a message' and 'hamper Obama' in the second half of his term." -- TPM

I mean, it would be embarrassing to lose the Democrats' leader, but replacing Reid with Chuck Schumer strikes me as a potentially exponential increase in the boldness and ability of the leadership.

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.