Saturday, June 30, 2007

Washington Post: A Better Way

Reading this made me think of the opening sequence in Beverly Hills Cop. Axel, after visiting the wounded Captain Bogomil in the hospital, is driving through Beverly Hills and is driving around looking at all the beautiful people. From rich brats who set off the alarms on expensive cars to a gorgeously aloof dog-walking blonde in spandex, Axel sees the amusing realities of life in this utopia devoted to the benefits of economic inequality. At the end of the sequence he is inspired to convince, in a laughably audacious manner, a construction crew that as the Beverly Hills Building Inspector he has to halt construction of a new house which he can then use as a base of operations and get the movie started to bring the glitzy criminals to justice.

In light of the fact that both the White House and Congress are faced with a staggering lack of confidence from the citizenry, they must look around and decide that the ridiculous circumstances in which they find themselves, perhaps best exemplified by the death in the senate of the immigration bill because of broad public opposition (which did not include the Exile), and decide on a clever way to get on with the movie... er, I mean the business of government.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

For those of you who haven't, you should all check out the recent article on Senator Obama in the Economist:

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Economist: To Believe or Not to Believe, That is a Question