Village Catnip

While they complain about Jon Meacham, what would the Village Bloggers do without him? I mean waving poms poms can only hold their audience for so long. Meacham provides them catnip.

This is an Open Thread.

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    hard to argue with this (none / 0) (#1)
    by Capt Howdy on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:24:07 AM EST
    A contest between Dick Cheney and Barack Obama would offer us a bracing referendum on competing visions.

    obvious why he is the favorite of Morning Joe.

    Didn't the U.S. voter also express (none / 0) (#2)
    by oculus on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:26:22 AM EST
    his/her opinion of choice between more Bush/Cheney and Obama?

    Sure (none / 0) (#3)
    by Steve M on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:27:16 AM EST
    but it is very Beltway-ish to act like the jury is still out on whether the voters might prefer the Cheney agenda.  Remember, Democratic Presidents never get a mandate.

    Open thread question: is there any (none / 0) (#5)
    by oculus on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:29:59 AM EST
    defense to BTD's searing comment one should always pick whichever team is playing against the Big 10?  

    Yes (none / 0) (#9)
    by Steve M on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:40:55 AM EST
    the defense is for the Big Ten to win more bowl games! (Cf. living well is the best revenge.)

    As I recall, Michigan creamed FL (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by oculus on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:45:04 AM EST
    in a bowl game w/i recent memory.  But still--no respect.

    Sure (5.00 / 2) (#11)
    by Steve M on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:51:09 AM EST
    Michigan beat Florida in the 2008 Citrus Bowl and the 2003 Outback Bowl.  Of course neither game held a candle to Michigan State's thrilling win over Florida in the 2000 Citrus Bowl.  Note that all three of these games were played in Florida's home state.

    Since Florida began its current bowl streak in 1991 they are 3-4 against Big Ten teams.  Of course, that's 3-1 against teams not from Michigan so maybe the league should stop sending its lesser lights.


    Don't forget... (none / 0) (#13)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 12:09:01 PM EST
    ...that 37 to 17 whuppin' that the Hawkeyes laid on them in the '04 Outback Bowl.  

    Easy to argue with (none / 0) (#4)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:29:00 AM EST
    Not a snowball's chance in hell of Cheney running.

    It's Village catnip.


    Why is Cheney's daughter floating his (none / 0) (#6)
    by oculus on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:31:06 AM EST
    name?  (I figured she will be the first GE female Presidential candidate.)

    Maybe (none / 0) (#15)
    by jbindc on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 12:33:16 PM EST
    she's running?  I've heard her name floated several times already to run for a big office - like Senate....

    I would like to think (none / 0) (#12)
    by Capt Howdy on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:51:38 AM EST
    you are correct. but then why wont he shut up?

    Cripes. (none / 0) (#7)
    by oldpro on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:32:05 AM EST
    Even the name Cheney gives me a headache.  Must be a slow news day...catnip is right.

    Meanwhile, Glenn takes Evan Bayh to the woodshed and gives him a licking he won't soon forget.  It's a classic.

    Breaking: Maybe there is a god... (none / 0) (#8)
    by oldpro on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:38:02 AM EST
    If rumors are true that Huckabee, when governor, granted early release to the number one suspect in the killing of 4 Lakewood (near Seattle) police officers yesterday morning.

    Hooboy...sometimes the chickens do come home to roost.

    Musical trivia (none / 0) (#14)
    by Fabian on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 12:10:04 PM EST
    I used the Holiday Music radio stations on the long drives last week.

    Song most likely to be ruined: Little Drummer Boy.

    It's a song about humility and generosity.  Why do Les Artistes feel they need to put their own stamp on it?  

    Song least likely to be ruined: Sleigh Ride

    The original arrangement is smart and almost perfect.   Generally, no one tries to mess with it.  They just serve it straight up.  

    Utter tripe: Paul McCartney's Wonderful Christmas Time

    I listened to a lot of cheesy holiday tunes, but that one tops them all.  From the lyrics to the arrangement, I can't wait for that song to be over.  Even Faith Hill's Where Are You Christmas? can't beat it.  

    Final Note:
    I developed a new appreciation for Karen Carpenter's singing.  She never forced lyrics or over played them.  OTOH Les Artistes sometimes made me regret they ever decided to record holiday songs - too much ego, not enough restraint.

    A dose (none / 0) (#16)
    by lilburro on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 02:03:20 PM EST
    of optimism on the healthcare front today from Sam Stein.

    There is also the potential for recriminations if he votes to uphold a Republican filibuster. One lawmaker hinted that Reid and others already have made it clear that Lieberman would risk his chairmanship on the Senate Homeland Security Committee if he were to do so.

    "Nothing focuses the mind like a death sentence," the lawmaker said.

    I don't know about that particular bit, but it's not a bad article.