Sunday, May 17, 2009

Leonard Cohen at Radio City Music Hall

I had the pleasure of attending Sunday night's show and it was one of the most thoroughly enjoyable concerts I've ever attended. Leonard Cohen's voice has grown even lower and darker with age, but he's maintained his sense of humor. Please enjoy this video from Radio City Music Hall on May 17th, 2009.

Obama at Notre Dame on Abortion

Obama does not shy away from the debate on abortion in his speech today at Notre Dame.

"Maybe we won't agree on abortion, but we can still agree that this is a heart-wrenching decision for any woman to make, with both moral and spiritual dimensions. So let's work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies, and making adoption more available, and providing care and support for women who do carry their child to term. Let's honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded in clear ethics and sound science, as well as respect for the equality of women."

Was Obama Mocking Michael Steele?

The answer is yes.

"What's up? Right back at you."

Rumsfeld's Holy War Cover Sheets

GQ has released eleven cover sheets that Donald Rumsfeld put on his memos to President Bush featuring photos from the war and biblical quotes. There is really nothing funny about this. Here's a quote from Frank Rich's column today about Rumsfeld's irresponsible actions:

He was cynically playing the religious angle to seduce and manipulate a president who frequently quoted the Bible. But the secretary’s actions were not just oily; he was also taking a risk with national security. If these official daily collages of Crusade-like messaging and war imagery had been leaked, they would have reinforced the Muslim world’s apocalyptic fear that America was waging a religious war.

SNL: The Ghost of Harry Caray

Harry Caray returns from heaven to dicuss ther latest baseball steroids scandal.

"Hey, Seth, don't you think Manny Ramirez looks like the monster from Predator?"

SNL: Celebrity Jeopardy with Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks manages to be even funnier than Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery.

"And, Tom Hanks is caught in a dry cleaning bag."

SNL: Bush and Cheney Cold Open

Will Ferrell started his SNL season finale hosting gig off strong, appearing a Bush to discuss his chemistry with Cheney, even comparing it to Obama and Biden's relationship.

"I need that kind of VP. The kind that did dumb stuff to make me look smarter. Instead I got the one guy that scares me more than my dad."