Posted by: Amelia | August 10, 2007

Casual Friday XI

It’s my last real-world casual Friday – today is the last day of my internship. I head home to Washington State on Monday for a few weeks of delicious delicious loafing before heading back to grad school. And now, the various and sundry:

This is a job for photoshop. Thomas Schaller, writing for Salon, gives a good rundown on the Democratic presidential candidates, and ends with the following quote: “If there were a Democratic Dr. Frankenstein, he would fuse Edwards’ retail skills, Clinton’s operational discipline and Obama’s dynamism into an unbeatable Super Candidate. Republicans will have some key weaknesses to exploit and, though their field is not as strong overall, one weakness from which the GOP never suffers is an inability or unwillingness to go for a Democratic candidate’s jugular.” Could someone please make a photographic mashup of the Democratic Super Candidate/Monster?

Keep on digging, dude. Remember that Florida legislator, Bob Allen? He’s the one who was arrested after “offering to perform a sex act on an undercover officer in exchange for $20.” Well earlier this week he announced that he had just been playing along out of fear of the great black menace. No, for real. From the Orlando Sentinel: “‘This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park,’ Allen, who is white, told police in a taped statement after his arrest. Allen said he feared he ‘was about to be a statistic’ and would have said anything just to get away.” Perhaps realizing this was a bit impolitic, Allen’s lawyer has lamely tried to prove that Allen is not at all racist or anything. Um. Yeah.

I’m so trendy! Back home in Washington, where I still vote, I got a jury duty notice in the mail yesterday. I actually think this would be an interesting thing to do, but unfortunately my summons is for the week of September 10, when I will already be back at school. I may be the only person trying to move my jury duty up a couple of weeks. Most people, like Brad Pitt, try to put it off as long as possible. But now even Pitt is heading to the courthouse, it seems. Jury duty is totally the new black.

Below the jump – you guessed it – a lolcat. I just can’t help myself.



  1. Have a great trip home…it’ll be interesting to see how a summer in DC has affected your perception of your hometown.

  2. […] The party that loves to grandstand on sexual morality is also home to David Vitter, Mark Foley, Bob Allen, Jack Ryan, Bob Livingston, and the list goes on.   Young Republican Michael Flory deserves his […]

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