Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A health care deal?

So the AP says. That would be nice. Watching Ben Nelson fold like a cheap card table after losing his abortion amendment vote was the highlight of my day. I sure hope Republicans aren't hoping that he'll somehow scuttle health care. He's Ben Nelson. Look him up in the Thesaurus, you'll find inert right by his name.

Lieberman's the only one who would really have the guts to derail this thing, and that he seems to be warming to some sort of compromise suggests that it's going to happen. But, then again, what the hell do I know? Unending slogs like this and the Hillary vs. Obama campaign really bring out my neurotic side. I can't wait for it to end.

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.