Unless you were unconscious last week – or perhaps a Yankees, Phillies or Red Sox fan in October isolation – you’ve likely seen the extraordinary online video of a horned beast attacking a mountain biker in South Africa. It’s captivating because of the random violence and the fact that the biker only suffered a concussion.
I confess that I'd never heard of Pakistani actress Veena Malik until I saw this video of her tearing into an Islamic cleric for his hypocrisy and twisted moral oppression. She's awfully attractive to begin with, but her courage somehow makes her irrisitable:
It's been remarkable to watch Jon Stewart fall out of love with Barack Obama. Stewart is an intelligent man, a liberal who has reasons for his liberalism, and so he's been unable to sustain the cult worship of the president you find in more reliable Democratic partisans. But Stewart is also a funny man, maybe the funniest politicized liberal around (and a lot funnier than the crass, snarky, and condescending Stephen Colbert), and so Stewart's process of disillusionment has been a pleasure to watch. For example:
Last month the TWS cruise sailed from Boston to Montreal, Canada. The entire complement enjoyed smooth waters and perfect weather as we stopped by Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown, and Quebec City on our way to Montreal. Unfortunately, however, some cruisers, on another ship, in the Pacific, were not so lucky:
Andrew Breitbart posted a video yesterday of USDA official Shirley Sherrod saying during a speech to the NAACP that she had once withheld "the full force of what I could do" for a white farmer because of his race. Fox News reports that Sherrod was fired shortly after the video was posted:
Washington woke up this morning to the unthinkable -- kind words from the establishment, in the form of Politico's Mike Allen, for Sarah Palin. The former governor's political action committee has released a video which speaks to one of Palin's favorite themes: the rising tide of conservative women politicians in America. The video is also notable for the way in which it subtly links Palin to Ronald Reagan. It's slickly produced. Palin comes off as attractive and positive. You get the feeling you are watching a campaign ad. And maybe you're right.
Tomorrow is a big day in American politics. Important primaries (and an equally important special election) will take place in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Arkansas. USA Today runs through the contests.
I subscribe to the Gregg Easterbrook school of prognostication: All predictions wrong or your money back! Still, I couldn't help thinking, when I saw the list of the top four vote-getters in the SRLC straw poll, that none of them will be the Republican nominee for president in 2012. (In case you're too busy to click on the link, the top four were Romney, Paul, Palin, and Gingrich.)
So who will it be? I don't have a clue. But I would urge you to keep an eye on this guy: