Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread

Paul Simon - The Boy in the Bubble

Staccato signals of constant information
A loose affiliation of millionaires
And billionaires and baby
These are the days of miracle and wonder
This is the long distance call
The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
The way we look to us all
The way we look to a distant constellation
That's dying in a corner of the sky
These are the days of miracle and wonder
And don't cry baby, don't cry

The Chinese proverb/curse "May you live in interesting times" keeps knocking about in my brain this week. We certainly are living in interesting times. Whether it proves to be a blessing or a curse is yet to be seen. But it is amazing to me to think that just 50 years ago, my parents marched for the rights of African Americans to overcome Jim Crow in the South and now we have a black man in the Oval Office. That in my pocket right now is a device with more computing power than the room-sized server that I learned to program Fortran on 25 years ago in college. That after 10 long, frustrating years, we can finally say that we will have no military in Iraq this Christmas (although we'll still have defense contractors there at inflated rates for the foreseeable future, don't get me wrong). And after two years of constant talk about addressing the deficit by taking away every single social safety net, our Republican politicians have abandoned deficit-speak for job-speak (oddly, their solution appears to be the same for both problems). These really *are* the days of miracle and wonder.

ABC's "This Week" - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Clinton; 2012 GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul; White House adviser David Plouffe.

NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Gloria Borger, Michael Duffy, David Ignatius, Kelly O'Donnell. Topics: Would Mitt Romney Be the Most Unlikeable Presidential Nominee Since Richard Nixon? Would the Obama Campaign Use Romney's Mormon Religion Against Him?

CBS' "Face the Nation" - 2012 GOP presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Vice President Joe Biden; Clinton; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

"Fox News Sunday" - Clinton; Bachmann; Sen. Lindsey Graham R-S.C.

So, what's catching your eye this morning?


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