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The blog site for writer Scott C. Smith. Some observations on the world we live in and life in general. And maybe some politics.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Saturday Blahs

I wish I was one of those people who can fall asleep anytime, anywhere, within minutes. I have a friend who could probably fall asleep on top of a stereo speaker blaring heavy metal music at the highest volume. And he'd be asleep right before the first guitar solo.

Instead, what I deal with is falling asleep really late...like, say, 4:00 a.m. My fellow insomniacs will know just how hard it is to pass that time, and how frustrating it can be, as you sit on your couch in your silenced home, with the wife (or husband, or partner) and children (if any) sleeping peacefully while you stare at the wall and try to make out patterns in the carpeting or admire how your living room is painted.

Sigh.

It's been a particularly quiet Saturday, at least as far as politics go. So, to liven things up, let's take a look at what the top right-wing pundits are up to.

Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin

Malkin's column for this week, posted up at WorldNet Daily, is about...Jane Fonda, and for the millionth time we get a rehash of what "Hanoi" Jane did in Vietnam back in 1972. Malkin must have writer's block this week. What's next? A report on Ted Kennedy and the Chappaquiddick incident?

Crazed Harpy Ann Coulter

Ann's bitching about liberals and Christianity in her current column. Yeah, yeah, we've got it, Ann, we've heard it from you a million times, liberals hate America and Christianity. What's next? A scathing piece on liberal bias in the media?

Rush "Oxycontin" Limbaugh

Rush is bitching about liberals and Christianity at his web site. Yeah, yeah, we've got it, Rush, we've heard it from you a million times, liberals hate America and Christianity. What's next? A scathing piece on the White House Travel Office firings?

Laura "I'm not Ann Coulter" Ingraham

Can't say I know much about her, and a visit to her web site wasn't particularly interesting, although through a poll at the web site her fans, apparently, had some problem with Jimmy Carter being on Air Force One to attend Pope John Paul's funeral. As of 4:58 p.m. April 9, 86% of respondents said "no." I'm not sure why they opposed Jimmy Carter going to the funeral. Maybe he snores loudly? I mean, it's a long plane ride to Rome. Or maybe W. didn't want to be bored with stories of how Carter had built hundreds of homes for the poor. Blah blah blah, Jimmy. And, as it turns out, he was not invited to travel with W., Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Well, the White House says there was no snub, Carter had been invited but since the Vatican had limited the U.S. delegation to five people, it made more sense to have, say, Laura Bush as part of the envoy instead of Carter.

There is some irony at play here: Jimmy Carter was the first American president to welcome Pope John Paul II to the White House.

And to wrap things up: tens of thousands of Iraqis hit the streets to protest the American occupation of Iraq, on the second anniversary of Saddam Hussein's ouster.

We'll win the hearts and minds of Iraqis. One of these days.

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