"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Friday, May 22, 2009

Links of the Day

The Voice of Mickey Mouse Dies - Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse since 1977, died last Sunday from diabetes at the age of 62. He was married to the voice of Minnie Mouse, Russi Taylor. Below is an interview with the two.

Obama Signs Credit Card Bill - The President has signed into the law the bill that curbs some of credit card companies more questionable choices in an attempt to pad their bottom line with little effort on their part.

1st Use of Assisted Suicide Law - For the first time, Washington's new suicide law has been used by a 66 year old woman with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The question wasn't would she die, just when and in how much pain and misery. I think more laws of this nature should be passed as people should have the right to choose how they die. It isn't just an issue of life...but of quality of life. The act of breathing should not be the only qualifier in these decisions.

Poison Ivy in Batman: Arkham Asylum - This game just gets better and better looking. Now the fear is it may not live up to its hype but until then, enjoy the introduction to Poison Ivy.

Right-winger Waterboards, Realizes the Obvious - What is it with these right wingers and inability to recognize reality without themselves first experiencing it? They are against any healthcare reform because their insurance is just fine. They think the poor are just whiners as they try to figure out which house to spend their weekend in. They are removed from reality while claiming they understand things. And technically that is possible. This practice continues with waterboarding. Intelligent people can come to the conclusion that the illusion of drowning as water is poured down your throat and nose is a form of torture but as right-winger radio host Mancow Muller illustrates, it is only direct experience that leads to the obvious conclusion. Before then he thought getting dumped in water was like laying in a bathtub. What?!? At least he is willing to put action were his mouth was and re-evaluate his conclusions, which is better than some (that coward Hannity).

Special Comment on Cheney - Keith Olbermann aired another commentary on Dick Cheney and his continued fear mongering as he tries to secure his legacy. His speech yesterday on national security, less than an hour after the Presidents was more of the same. He basically spent the entire time claiming that no responsibility for his actions and blaming others for the bad press that has come out over the last few months about the Bush Administration. When not doing that he kept invoking 9/11 as a protective cloak and trying to continue to strike fear. Essentially he was speaking to the Boss Rush audience. The GOP continues to die and it couldn't happen to a worse party. Hopefully whatever emerges from the carcass will do better.

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