The Super Bowl is today. There will be queso con chorizo and enchiladas at the Mansion of Wrong.
It was a busy week. Obama has bromance with India’s Prime Minister Modi, then flies to the funeral of the Saudi King. The Republican beauty pageant began; we learned that the Koch brothers plan to spend nearly $900 million to elect Republicans in 2016, but Mitt isn’t running. Mitt didn’t leave gracefully, but perhaps he showed the self-awareness to avoid further indignities. He signed off calling for an “end to the grip of poverty,” which, considering the source, should be received by most with something between a snort and a laugh.
The Koch brothers are almost their own political party. The biggest contenders for the Republican nomination went to Palm Springs for their audition with the Koch funding team. This means if you are a candidate, you will shade your story and beliefs to please the Kochs and their fellow travelers. That means you are going to spend more thought about getting and keeping your Koch money, and less time thinking about which policies matter. Or maybe, its just birds of a feather.
Choose your poison at the SB:
Thank you, Supreme Court, politics is now forever in your debt, and democracy has left the building:
We will soon leave the snow season for the money season:
Mitt decides not to be the next Adlai Stevenson:
Mr. Obama visits Saudi Arabia, makes sales call:
When will they ever learn?
Your word for the week: Agnotology.
Agnotology is the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt, particularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data.
Does this concept bring to mind any particular group?