Saturday, August 9, 2008

Smorgasbord Saturday

IdaBlue has an interesting post today regarding the slaughtered elk that once belonged to senatorial candidate Rex Rammell. Years from now when some Idaho historian sits down to write another political history, it'll be an interesting historical footnote--state (i.e. Risch) slaughtered Rex's elk, state paid for Rex's elk, state (Risch) beat by Rex. Granted, I don't think Mr. Rammell is winning the election, but being in the race may pull enough votes from Risch to force a LaRocco win.

Speaking of Risch... He appeared as promised at Huckleberries Online yesterday afternoon. DFO's questions were solid, Risch dodged a few, but all in all the "live blogging" session was a huge disappointment. To DFO's credit, Risch wouldn't have agreed to taking live questions from the "illegitimates." The whole ordeal was just another reminder of how completely inept Mr. Risch is.

I noticed that A&E is running the first X-Files feature film this evening. In response to fans disappointed in the latest release? Quite possibly. An interesting review (albeit, not kind) via the Film Critic calls the film an insult. I didn't go that far, but I can't argue.

Chris at Unequivocal Notion has been following the Brandi Swindell ordeal this week and as I was reading his post earlier today, I started playing that game of "which annoys me more." Which annoys me more: That Swindell and her cohorts asked for funds to pay off their legal tab following the 10 Commandments push, yet she can afford to hop a plane to protest in a country that couldn't care less about what she has to say -or- the fact that taxpayers are paying for President Bush to attend the Olympic games, an extended vacation for our lame-duck president, where nobody world-wide cares what he has to say. This is seriously a toss-up.

This particular smorgasbord started out with a comment on this piece from the Washington Post yesterday about President Ford and the Warren Commission, however I've decided that commentary is a post in itself.


Adam Graham said...

As Brandi Swindell's trip to China was not paid for by her but by the National Clergy Council, it doesn't seem like there's anything to be annoyed about.

Tara A. Rowe said...

Well, that's info I didn't have. Thanks, Adam. Looks like Mr. Bush will win the annoyance of the day game.