Saturday, December 21, 2013


Some poppy eighties new wave sound by Peter Godwin, Images of Heaven.

Fella released this in 1982 on an EP of the same title.

Ben Folds Five are a sympathetic trio from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Here's Battle of who would care less.

From the 1997 album Whatever and ever amen.

Goede nacht.


Sunday, December 15, 2013


Watch this video and weep. Ann Kuster is the democratic representative in Congress for New Hampshire's 2nd district.

Independent Journal Review offers some background:

She doesn’t know what’s going on with the issue and looks like an idiot when addressing it (House Resolution 36).

She ignorantly rudely hilariously laughably states that she is in her district to talk about the Middle East (to be clear Benghazi is very obviously considered part of the Middle East).

Then the crowd is informed by what is presumably an aide of some sort that they are going to “stick to the format” …so no one even gets an actual answer.
Is this who you want making decisions for your country? Remember this in 2014 when she’s up for re-election…

Mark Steyn's take:

The Democrats had a very good night in New Hampshire in November 2012, and swept away, among many others, my congressman. Charlie Bass was nobody’s idea of a rock-ribbed conservative, but he wasn’t an idiot. By contrast, look at Bass’s successor, Democrat Annie Kuster, when asked a question about Benghazi.

First, even though the question has been submitted in writing, she has no idea what “Benghazi” is.

Then, pleading in mitigation that she’s there to talk about the Middle East, she reveals that she has no idea where Benghazi is.

Finally, when her constituents helpfully point out that Benghazi is in Libya, she turns to the side and gives that pitiful look that is the single thing I most loathe about American politics – the look a floundering empty suit gives to her minder when she needs him to come and rescue her. Which the minder immediately does.

This isn’t an especially partisan point, but I’m so weary of post-modern ventriloquist’s dummies who can’t be allowed near their constituents without the protection of a phalanx of aides. In this video, the voters are well-informed, but they have a low-information Congresswoman.

If people like Ann Kuster are allowed to sit in Congress, I am beginning to understand the decline of America.