Sunday, September 06, 2009

Random thoughts

Teenage Dakota Fanning is starting to look like Mama Mia's Amanda Seyfried. It's going to be interesting to discover what kind of person and actress Fanning turns into as an adult. She has the potential to be a heart-breaker, or not.

Free Seneca Wallace! I hope Seattle Seahawks' QB Seneca Wallace gets a chance to lead a team. In the limited times I've watched him play, he's been exciting and electric - a fast and quick runner with a lightning release and laser throws on the run. The fact that he's short for his position (but not as short as Doug Flutie) just means he has to play out of the pocket more, which makes him more fun to watch. At 29 years old, Wallace is in his prime and the clock is ticking.

David Wright did look pretty funny wearing his special concussion-proof batting helmet. The Great Gazoo and big-boy helmet came to mind. Hopefully, he ditched it for performance reasons and not because he was sensitive to the ribbing.

Sasha Grey is interesting. I'm rooting for her.

Obama's State Department substantively backs former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya while his Justice Department mounts a public campaign against CIA operatives. Meanwhile, there are growing calls to disengage from OEF in Afghanistan without a determined push-back in support of the mission from the White House. Not good.

On a related tangent, I don't get the controversy over President Obama speaking to the nation's schoolchildren. He is, after all, the president of the United States. Obama isn't the first and won't be the last president. It's not their most important job, but as the nation's leading civic leader, isn't engaging American kids part of what a president can and even should do? Since when has it been controversial when the president of the United States addresses American schoolchildren? Our internal politics is weird and destructive these days. I wonder whether it's time for a viable 3rd party to re-emerge.

Lawfare. Note to self: study this.




Anonymous bodog rakeback said...

Tony Romo struggled last night, that cannot be denied. I dont see who the Cowboys have on the roster that is better than Romo at quarterback, and like it or not he will be the qb for the next couple years. He has been a great regular season qb, but needs to step it up in the big games.

9/21/2009 8:24 PM  

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