Surfing Around

11 Jan

Via In Java, Literally, I find this surreal story where Fox News reports (you decide) that Paul Begala is joining the Clinton campaign. Begala emails the Fox News “reporter” to tell him it’s not true, and he’s being fed bad information. Fox’s Major Garrett will “take it under advisement”. Hacks.

Buffalo Blood Donor thinks that Bush’s last-minute, legacy-conscious attempt at mideast peace is unlikely to succeed.

LC Scotty on the New Hampshire debates. What I want to know is who that reporter was who was doing the Facebook stuff.

If you haven’t already, check out WNY Rants!

I once plugged “White Castle” into my TomTom GPS device and followed it to the one closest to Buffalo – about 200 miles to a relatively nasty part of Cleveland.

If Food Network wanted a younger, hipper audience, they should have hired Anthony Bourdain. Now, the Travel Channel’s got him in one of the most fascinating shows on TV – Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations – and he makes the occasional appearance on Bravo’s Top Chef.

Via All things Jennifer: I can’t imagine a more uncomfortable situation.

Not too surprisingly we find that Ron Paul either has some very ugly opinions about people, or else he’s too negligent to stop blatantly bigoted material from being released under his name some 15-20 years ago. Examples:

An October 1990 edition of the [Ron Paul] Political Report ridicules black activists, led by Al Sharpton, for demonstrating at the Statue of Liberty in favor of renaming New York City after Martin Luther King. The newsletter suggests that “Welfaria,” “Zooville,” “Rapetown,” “Dirtburg,” and “Lazyopolis” would be better alternatives–and says, “Next time, hold that demonstration at a food stamp bureau or a crack house.”

and

The June 1990 issue of the [Ron Paul] Political Report says: “I miss the closet. Homosexuals, not to speak of the rest of society, were far better off when social pressure forced them to hide their activities.”

He’s also a conspiracy theorist (Trilateral Commission!!!), praised that 90’s phenomenon – militias, and calls Israel a “national socialist state”. So, yeah – he’s a kook, and tried to advance his political career by wallowing in pig’s shit. Either way, he couldn’t pull double digits in “Live Free or Die” New Hampshire. So, where’s the Paulista juggernaut?

Indian automaker Tata has released a $2,500 car for the developing world. 30 HP, 54 MPG, seats five.

John McCain’s daughter, Meghan, is blogging his campaign. It’s better than that sounds. Go check it out.

3 Responses to “Surfing Around”

  1. Terry January 11, 2008 at 2:56 pm #

    Hey Kumar –forget the Bass Pro B.S….Buffalo NEEDS a White Castle! Start lobbying for that!

    Also, Anthony Bourdain is the only thing I miss now that I have dumped my cable package and gone to “basic”…..The guy could do a hellava show on Buffalo foods…

  2. hank January 11, 2008 at 5:08 pm #

    There USED to be a White Castle–On the Corner of Pearl and West Chippewa, I believe. Of course last time I was on Chippewa was in the mid 70’s. My uncle owned a jewelery manufacturing shop on the 2nd floor of 75 1/2 West. What an education a teenager could get just waiting for the #3 Grant St Bus in front of the shop in those days. Junkies, Hookers, Winos, the whole shootin’ match.

    Of course down here below the Manson/Nixon line, we have Krystal, home of the “gut bomb”. Getche a sackful, yahear?

  3. Peter Farrell January 11, 2008 at 11:09 pm #

    Terry, sign me up for the lobbying effort.

    Pundit, this White Castle was definitely in a rough spot in Jersey as well. But when you need something, you’ll go just about anywhere to get it.

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