Monday, February 09, 2009

Monday Musings

Rain turns into freezing rain. Just like the tears of our fathers. Let's muse.

The Common Man Dan Cole has his tournament bracket of the most preposterous sayings of 2008 up (h/t Ochuk).

Here are some of my favorites.

"I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian ... it’s also a sacred union. You know, God’s in the mix.. But..."

Obama's autistic response to a simple question about marriage, from the Saddleback Forum in August.

“When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed,” Biden told Couric. “He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.’”

- Joe Biden's inaccurate assessment of FDR's response to the 1929 stock market crash. In 1929, FDR was not president, and the television had scarcely been invented. This from the fellow who was ostensibly selected for his experience and knowledge.

"Simply put, in our form of democracy, religious leaders can't claim to speak for God... Don't pre-empt discernment by claiming "God says ..."

-Brian McLaren, calling for an Evangelical Council for Evangelical Accountability. The forum for this particular quote? A blog entitled "God's Politics".


A couple of restaurant recommendations, if you will.

First, if you are looking for Chinese (or anything non-chain) in the Roseville area, you could do much worse than China Jen. Cheap food, gigantic portions, and Pork dumplings (A9 in the appetizer section) to die for.

Second, if you are looking for affordable upscale, Cafe Maude on 54th and Penn is a lot of fun. Their fries are a particular standout, and I enjoyed a perfectly-marinated, nicely seared piece of Hanger Steak for just $15. On the downside, the restaurant is packed with SW Minneapolis bastard people, so be sure to hurry home so you can shower away the conceit.


The main headline on CNN.Com reads "Terrorist or Confused Kid?" Since when were the two terms mutually exclusive? According to his lawyer, Omar Khadr was just trying to please his father (by becoming a terrorist). At the end of the article, the same lawyer argues that he shouldn't be kept from his family forever.

Yeah, I'm feeling great about the whole Gitmo closing thing.


A British National who lives in Beijing witnessed an inferno that consumed a luxury hotel there, and reported it to CNN.

His name? Fred Rice. Call it destiny.


Regular readers know that I live in close proximity to Brookdale Center. Regular visitors to Brookdale Center know that the place smells like piss and is pretty much a place for thugs to hibernate in the winter. This summer, "Brookdizzle" lost an anchor when Steve & Barry's went under. Now, Macy's is reportedly closing it's location in the mall.

The leaves Sears and, um, some hat stores. I'm not saying someone should burn the place down. I'm just saying it wouldn't be bad if it were to burn down.


I'm changing my name to Fred Rice.


Blogger Adam Omelianchuk said...

To Biden: You've gotta be kidding me!

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Thom said...

I am pretty sure your Brookdale thoughts would be good for the economy and create new jobs.

But like you, I would not endorse someone illegally burning it down. Maybe get some Hollywood studio to blow it up for some upcoming super-hero movie?

6:38 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Al Gore claimed to invent the internet.
Dick Cheney shot some guy while hunting.
Biden slept during the high school lecture on the Great Depression and tries to BS his way thru it.....
Is it me or has the position of Vice President now been relegated to a "Village Idiot" position?

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Thom said...

Come on Sarah...anyone could accidentally shoot someone in the face. I mean, who *hasn't* done that?!

6:37 AM  

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