Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Chicago Cubs fans Paul and Teri Fields have named their baby boy: Wrigley Fields. He’s a healthy baby boy but they will have to put his food in a blender one month a year because he will have a tendency to choke in September.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Fox News, I wrote, is like the bar in "The Blues Brothers" that has "both kinds of music: country and western." That is, it does so well in part because it brings under one umbrella several different kinds of conservative. There's Neil Cavuto's Wall Street, big-business conservatism, Mike Huckabee's religious conservatism, Sean Hannity's party-line Republicanism, Bill O'Reilly's grouchy reactionariness—and now, touching a hot-button in the year of budget stimuli, Glenn Beck's conservative (and paranoid) libertarianism.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I have seen a number of other cartoons about Obama's upcoming speech to students. Most contain themes similar to this cartoon. I'm personally not aware of any parent referring to the president as a Nazi (although the Speaker of the House earlier referred to health care opponents at town hall meetings as carrying swastikas!).
Most parents are concerned about the politicalization of the speech. True, presidents have often talked directly to students...usually about the importance of staying in school and learning. No argument there. However, this is the first time that I've heard of a president asking students to submit essays to help him run the country. I thought he already had a plan!
Many schools are letting students "opt-out" should their parents wish that they not be exposed to the speech.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I’m watching the Chicago Bears play their fourth preseason game tonight. During a commercial break, I switched over to ESPN and saw a college football game being played. Seems like football starts earlier and earlier every season. Actually, I remember some college games beginning in late August, but it just seems like it’s earlier this year!
some genuine excitement in Chicago this year with the Jay Cutler trade with Denver. The Bears actually have a real quarterback this season. Hopefully they can play like a real team.