A lot going on today....
Living well is the best revenge. I may have been wrong about Barack Obama selling out the middle class one iota less than Hillary Clinton would have, but when the book is written, instead of Vince Foster conspiracies and Hillary nutcracker dolls, Mrs. Clinton will be known for speeches like this:
And speaking of Obama, if he can find the nuts to actually follow through on this (NYT link), we might be able to find some enthusiasm to re-elect him: "But in the long term, we have to rethink our tax system more fundamentally. We have to ask ourselves: Do we want to make the investments we need in things like education, and research, and high-tech manufacturing? Or do we want to keep in place the tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans in our country? Because we can’t afford to do both. That’s not politics. That’s just math." Of course Republicans don't believe in things like math and science, so that's going to fall on deaf ears.
And speaking of science, if you thought Jon Huntsman was the sane Republican because he refused to join the Flat Earth Society and deny that climate change was real, guess again: “The scientific community owes us more in terms of a better description of explanation about what might lie beneath all of this. But there’s not information right now to formulate policies in terms of addressing it over all, primarily because it’s a global issue.” So let's keep burning them fossil fuels in perpetuity, shall we? After all, Jesus is coming and only them goddamn heathen commie homosexual Jews will have to deal with it, right? And by the way, it's snowed in New Mexico and Texas already.
Closers won't matter if you don't score any runs. Furthering speculation that Sandy Alderson has been charged by Bud Selig with making the Mets so bad that the Wilpons will have to sell, yesterday Alderson signed two aging relief pitchers and jettisoned the team's best overall player not named "José Reyes". One of the relievers is 6'11" hothead reliever Jon Rauch, best known for going all Incredible Hulk on an umpire. Alderson also traded Angel Pagan to the Giants for another reliever and an outfielder with a sizzling .221 average, after talking about Pagan yesterday as possibly the Mets' new leadoff hitter. All this after refusing to trade José Reyes and actually GETTING something for him, then refusing to even tender an offer. Head, desk, etc.
I'm SHOCKED that Halliburton is accused of destroying evidence in the BP oil spill disaster. Maybe BP and Halliburton can go all Mutually Assured Destruction on each other and kill each other off.
There go Alec Baldwin's mayoral aspirations. Look, Dude...I play Words with Friends too, but when you hold up hundreds of other people because you're trying to make a word containing both "J" and "X", it's time to put down the iPhone and seek help. Seriously. I mean it.