Happy Thursday, y'all.
Here's what's new in this crazy-assed world:
-Joe Paterno's legacy was forever shattered today by a report released by a commission headed by former FBI director Louis Freeh. It's devastating, especially for us Penn State fans. "We Are Penn State" doesn't have the same intensity as it once did and PSU has not shown themselves to be the upright citizens we thought they were.
-So, what does Obama think his biggest mistake of the last 3.5 years has been? Hmmm, Obamacare? Allowing the Iranian revolution to die on the vine? Chronic unemployment? The GM fiasco that will cost us billions? The stimulus that bombed? Solyndra? No silly, it's that he opted for policy over telling nice stories:
"When I think about what we've done well and what we haven't done well," the president said, "the mistake of my first term - couple of years - was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that's important. But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times."Dude, really? You have told a story, one being writ large of a stagnating nation and a lower one rating. And why the hell does Michelle look perpetually pissed?
-Whither California? My former and what I'd hoped future one is about to get hit with a tsunami of bankruptcies by it's municipalities. The Governator tried to fight the unions and lost. Now they are saddled with a retread socialist who still believes that California is the bright light of the nation it was when he was last sitting in the mansion in Sacramento and banging Linda Ronstadt (back when she was somewhat hittable after a night of Guinness). Instead, he leads a republic that is swimming in red ink, actually passed a bill to spend tens of billions on a railroad no one will use and has laws so oppressive that businesses are running out of the state. Sad.
-$64,000. That's your share of Obama's debt since he went to DC. Yes, that's just in the last 3+ years.
-Obama takes the black vote for granted again. Damn I hope Romney chooses Condi Rice.