Friday, August 02, 2013

Professional Left Podcast #191

"Aut inveniam viam aut faciam"*

-- Hannibal (attributed)

* "I will  make or find a way."

  • Mitch McConnell asks McCain and Schumer “when are you all getting married?”
  • Whoops McCain’s caregivers lost him again.
  • In These Times:  The Good versus Perfect debate on Illinois Fracking
  • Republican Wall Street types interfere with Illinois’ state credit rating.
Da' money goes here:


freditor60 said...

In re: latest podcast. Driftglass: "Dirigibly." Great neologism! My compliments. Best wishes and kumquats, Fred W. Harris.

Anonymous said...

jim said...

Perhaps the clearest left-right distinction is that liberals' tropism is toward a complex surplus society while conservatives' tropism is toward a rudimentary subsistence society. Both are a lot more driven by instinct than either wants (or dares) to admit or accept ... & THAT is why we can't have nice things.

wv = "lifeeke"

You said it, widget!

Ufotofu9 said...

Can we have a moment of silence, RIP for Doghouse Riley, the Driftglass of Indiana who passed away yesterday? ;(

driftglass said...


Amen brothers and sisters.

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Mr. Glass.

Almost sounded during the podcast like some on the Left have decided to treat fracking like the Right treats abortion...

"Sure, you can frack all you want! But first you'll have to jump through this here hoop, and then this much higher hoop, and then this flaming hoop...and we don't know who stuck inward-pointed knives into this other hoop, but you'll have to jump through that one too...AND you have to get through all of them in one jump...and..."

...which is actually kind of clever, I must admit.

Enjoy your weekend.

Kevin Holsinger

Anonymous said...

"Almost sounded during the podcast like some on the Left have decided to treat fracking like the Right treats abortion..."

Yeah, its exactly like that. If the neighbor lady's abortion turned my water in to poison and caused an earthquake that damaged my house (personally speaking..the first it hasnt... yet, the second it certainly did, just last year)

Go look at a recent National Geographic spread on fracking in North Dakota, see how the oil industry works when there is no opposition to them whatsoever....

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:12 AM,

In the event I need to clarify myself, I wasn't comparing abortion itself to fracking. I was talking about possible approaches on how to deal with effect, "If we can't make it illegal, let's make it impossible."

It was meant as admiration for the Left's tactic, IF that's what they're doing.