Wednesday, October 31, 2012
From Jay Nordlinger, reflections on a trip to Arkansas. Much of interest, including this:
I talk to an old pro in Arkansas politics, and Arkansas society. He has known the Clintons for a long time. He says that Bill Clinton has an excellent memory — a phenomenal memory. He meets you, he’ll remember your face and name years later.
“He comes back” to Arkansas, my friend says. “She doesn’t.” What is the extent of Bill Clinton’s political influence here? “He still moves the African-American vote.”
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Links to a bunch of videos and suchlike, most of them at or via Neatorama:
Better than fetch (because you don't have to pick up anything slobbery).
Amazing: acquired savant syndrome.
I so want to know what this sea otter is saying.
What it's like to be in a car crash. Blood is visible; I hope no one was seriously hurt.
Two excited dogs and a balloon.
A presidential race in which both candidates make sound arguments.
Excellent commercial (for AXE): "Fear No Susan Glenn."
Friday, October 19, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
According to post-debate polls Romney handily defeated Obama tonight. A response I'm seeing from the Left (e.g. here) is, "So what? Mondale and Kerry (and/or Dukakis and/or Perot) won their respective opening debates." But they weren't Republicans. Has the GOP nominee ever won the first debate decisively and gone on to lose the election? Maybe Jay Cost knows.
(Added 11/7/12) Well, now it's happened at least once.