Think about all of the things that make your brain itch. These are mine.
Once more Ann Coulter has jumped the shark. Actually, I think she has jumped the majority of the world's shark population by this point, but that's for another time. As many know by now, Ann Coulter has claimed that the United States is Jesus' favorite country. In fact, according to Coulter, Jesus cares less about people elsewhere in the world than here. There can be no other explanation for her claims that a small town in Texas is more deserving of an infectious disease specialist's skills than, say, people in a region beset by an infectious disease. It is interesting, too, to note that as Coulter criticizes this doctor for risking his own life to save others—something she no doubt equally despises about members of our armed forces, because she is fair and evan-handed in her thinking—since he is a Christian doctor not converting Hollywood power brokers, she is neither saving people from the ravages of disease nor converting said Hollywood power broker. Indeed, I have yet to learn what Coulter does contribute to the world, outside of contributions she makes in her own mind. I hope Zavala County can survive its outbreaks of Ebola, meningitis, and conservative stupidity, all of which have been shown to be lethal, without the good doctor. Indeed, here I feel I must borrow a turn of phrase from the Coulter herself: "There may be no reason for panic about the Ebola doctor, but there is reason for annoyance at Coulter's narcissism." After all, once more she claims she can read minds, but unless she is a successful product of the CIA's or KGB's remote viewing programs, I must say I rather doubt her claim. She doesn't know the unspoken motivations of others, no matter how she might try to convince others she does.
Here is a list of current Olympic sports that are, per Ann Coulter, not really sports: Archery Athletics Badminton Curling Fencing Football (Soccer) Golf (who added THAT to the Olympics?) Judo Rowing Sailing Shooting Synchronized Swimming (she may have a point here) Water Polo Others may also be disqualified, but as far as I can tell, assuming she is using Soccer as her foundation, these all fail to have "[t]he prospect of either personal humiliation or major injury [that] is required to count as a sport." One can say that others belong on here too, as the opportunity for personal humiliation can be pretty low in some sports. We should note that Soccer is safe. Clint Dempsey, for instance, only pretended to have a broken nose, and that Kim Shinwook is such a pansy for not objecting when Steven Defour stomped his leg like that. Hey, Ann, go tell all your friends and admirers that golf isn't a sport. Maybe they hit one into a water hazard from time to time, but no bogey ever turned Tiger Woods into Andrés Escobar. You want personal humiliation? Go find a sport that is that extreme. Go find it and play it badly. Please.
So once more Ron Paul has won the CPAC Presidential Straw Poll (and before anyone jumps on me for the selection of source, I took the first hit on Google). The most amusing part of this is the quote from David Keene, organizer of the host group, in referring to Congressman Paul (R-TX): "Ron Paul energized kids, and I want those kids."
So now that there are 58 Democratic Senators and two Independents who caucus with the Dems, thanks to today's Minnesota Supreme Court ruling (5-0, for those who care), how long do folks think it will take before one of those 60, in a bid to gain power, crosses the aisle?
I DVR Breaking Bad on Sundays (the DVR catches the rebroadcast, too) and watch it later in the week, usually on Mondays. This week was different, and I just caught it today. For those unfamiliar with the show, high school chemistry teacher Walter White, working a second job in a car wash, gets diagnosed with cancer and, through happenstance (his brother-in-law is a DEA agent) meets a former student who is cooking meth. Walter decides this is the way to make the money to pay for his treatment and care for his family after he dies, and so he becomes a drug manufacturer, with Jesse, his former student, as the dealer.
Banks have been complaining about the government's decision to alter the terms attached to TARP funds, requiring, after the initial round, that executives accept salary caps and other such outrageous things. This, of course, has much support from the pro-business folks one finds on CNBC and other media outlets (Larry Kudlow is a fine example). Yes, it is a bit sneaky on the government's part, but hardly something to worry multi-millionaires whose own clients are, in too many cases, trying desperately to avoid personal bankruptcy.