Roger Ebert‘s gone a bit soft but he makes an excellent point within his review of “The Hesher”:
When did grief counseling become an occupation, anyway? Whenever a demented loner opens fire at a school, grief counselors are platooned in. Just what a kid needs when his schoolmates have been murdered: A session with a stranger who wants to talk about how he feels. Perhaps grief is better dealt with among people one knows and trusts.
The Reagan worship is getting creepy. (via Andrew Sullivan)
Prof. Gingrich: "Blow me and I'll give you an A"
I assume Michelle Bachmann’s opposition research team has already dug this up, but if not, they owe me some of that Glenn Beck-endorsed gold.
(Excerpted from an online Q & A with jam guru Col. Bruce Hampton)
Wow. Is it true you used to play poker with Newt Gingrich on a regular basis?
No, I don’t know how that got printed, but I love lies much more than truths. I met (Gingrich) once in the 1970s when he was long-haired environmentalist. (Laughs). Isn’t that crazy?