January 15, 2004

Quick Hits

Strange, but I haven't seen any hyperlinks in the blogosphere to Larry Sabato and his crystal ball in quite some time.

Even Carol Moseley Braun has a limit to how much of her life she will squander on a meaningless campaign.

Eventually, even the Deaniacs will learn that the Internet is only one weapon in your arsenal if you want to win the nomination. If you make the mistake of substituting it for your entire arsenal, you are going to have a very difficult time with the majority of people who, incidentally, are still not Internet users. Oh my bad, I forgot Howard's got Carol Moseley Braun and Jimmy Carter on his team now.

The Democrats seem to be headed towards a brokered convention, where I predict Bill Clinton will pick the nominee.

Never, ever, underestimate the desire of most people to just be in the choir where they can hear the preacher loud and clear.

As a head coach, Mike Martz is a pretty good offensive coordinator. In other news, the Bears get Lovie Smith as their head coach. Not their first choice, and maybe not their second. We'll have to wait and see.

Whatever happened to Mark Fidrych? Or Fran Drescher?

Mother, may I have one-tenth the wit of Jim Treacher? (Ed: Oh, but you do grasshopper, you do.)

Some of the criticism of President Bush's proposal to go to Mars really misses the point by a wide margin. Mars is not the destination, but merely another waystop on our journey to the stars. We have to learn to walk before we warp. And while NASA has earned much of the criticism it is taking, that's not an excuse for backing away from what is truly the final frontier. If NASA is broken, then to borrow a phrase used by others: mend it, don't end it. When space exploration reaches 3% annually of GDP, let me know. Until then, I don't think we are spending enough. Hmm... , would it make some critics who are complaining about going to Mars being another excuse for contractors to line up at the public trough happy if we could get to Mars without creating any jobs, despite their concurrent complaints about the current recovery not creating enough of them? I'm just asking?

Now If John Edwards would drop out I could title a post Hick Quits instead of Quick Hits.

Posted by Charles Austin at January 15, 2004 01:05 PM

Knowing nothing about anything substantive, I DO know that Fran has been setting my teeth on edge with her Old Navy commercials, as well as a couple of teeth-edge-setting guest shots on "Good Morning, Miami" a while back.

You're on your own with the rest of it.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at 03:44 PM