Monday, May 02, 2011

The post-bin Laden Wrangle

So Obama had a pretty good week ...

1. Here's my long-form COLB, now STFU.
2. Here's some in your face, Trump (and booyah, Seth).
3. Let's go with Panetta at Defense and Petraeus at CIA. Huge news all by itself if it happened any other week.
4. Oh, and BTW, that OBL dude? Not taking in oxygen any more, as of a few hours ago. Nope, you don't get to see his body, either. Just the fish at the bottom of the sea do.

Visiting tornado-ravaged Alabama, in the crowd to watch a space shuttle launch that had to be postponed, and the attack on Gadhafi's compound that missed him but got several of his offspring don't even make this list.

Two cautionary notes for the president, however:

1. It's STILL the economystupid (yes, one word), and he better get cracking on creating some jobs, or else it will be Herbert Walker he gets compared to instead of Jimmy Carter; and...

2. All this wild celebrating of someone's demise -- the cheering, chanting USAUSA, climbing lightpoles to wave American flags, etc. -- strikes me as unseemly, no matter how evil the dude was. It always seems to be the most radical, Muslim and Christian, who tend to overgloat about retribution. Which sets up the next round.

Here's the blog round-up from the Texas Progressive Alliance.

Marxists, CFL light bulbs, and Paul Tsongas? These topics and more were discussed during Congressman Michael Burgess' recent town hall meeting in Frisco, covered by the Texas Cloverleaf.

We have a new map for the State House. Off the Kuff has a first look at it.

At TexasKaos, liberaltexan explains the Republican Path to Plutocracy. Are you listening, Paul Ryan?

Former Texas Lt. Governor Bill Hobby served in the office longer than anybody else. So when he sounded the alarm on the Great State's lack of leadership, in a poem he wrote entitled "The Perverted Village," Letters From Texas figured people better listen up.

Texas state comptroller Susan Combs is under intense fire for allowing the personal data of 3.5 million Texans to be left unsecured online for more than a year. Calls for her resignation and various lawsuits aren't being quelled by her belated apologies and offers to pay for credit monitoring services for those affected. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs sees a political career crashing in flames, and a scrum among the GOP sharks in the tank to eventually replace her.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson posts that it's finally here ... Texas Democrats have the opportunity they've been waiting for.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes that republicans are going gangbusters killing public education and other institutions.

This week, McBlogger asks David Stockman to STOP THE DEFICIT MADNESS!

Neil at Texas Liberal noted that former Texas Lt. Governor Bill Hobby -- very much an establishment figure -- is wondering if the Republican intent in the ongoing legislative session is to ruin Texas.

1 comment:

Dr. J said...

Haven't seen or heard much celebrating in Texas. Seems almost the contrary. The mood is sullen due to the political implications. Poor teabaggers. I feel so bad for them.