That's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "No, I can't!" above and below is Hillary is 44's "Obama Strategy: Debt And Deficits At Home To Buy Catastrophe Abroad:"
See, what we’re suggesting is very easy to do and does not need embellishment. We’re not pushing a complicated recipe, just something a short order cook can prepare. For example, short order cook Michelle Bachmann accomplishes at least half of what we suggested in one easy soundbite:
“And President Obama needs to get his priorities straight. What he needs to do is cancel his planned interview with David Letterman, cancel his meeting with Beyonce, cancel his meeting with Jay Z, and instead agree to meet with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, because you see, America and Israel have a commonality of interests,” Bachmann said.”Add another component of our suggestion – the threat of continuous pummeling of Obama until he accedes to such a meeting — and 100% of what we suggested is done. Of course we said this should happen on the afternoon of September 11, 2012 so it is already a bit late.
We sometimes think the Romney campaign should shut down, fire everybody, and just read what we write and do what we say they should do. Mind, we’ve written effusively at times about the Romney campaign and we’ve even had nice things to say about Mitt Romney himself. But pretty much as soon as we write something nice about Romney or his campaign we almost immediately have to refudiate ourselves. They’re just so stupid.
Barack Obama is the Romney campaign opponent and there is even a question as to who is winning? How stupid can the Romney campaign be? The Romney campaign, as even its best friends agree, is a stupid campaign. Stupid is as stupid does.
Lauren Bacall turned 87 yesterday. I would have thought that birthday would have received more press attention. Outside of Third's "Happy Birthday, Lauren Bacall" and my post Friday, I really didn't see anything about her birthday other than in the "this week's birthdays" and I checked Sunday on Google. I really can't understand that. I thought Ava and C.I. had a great point in the Third piece, "She wasn't the vamp and she wasn't the ingenue. In films like Key Largo, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and How To Marry A Millionaire, Bacall played a smart woman -- wise from life's experiences. " I wish I had made that observation on Friday. It didn't occur to me. But we were rushing on the Lauren piece at Third and couldn't think of what to say and Ava and C.I. came up with that. It not only makes the piece, it really explains Lauren Bacall's early importance and why she is a trail blazer. Again, I wish I had thought of it.
But more than that, I wish the press had thought to take Lauren Bacall's 87th birthday seriously. Along with her film and stage work, she was married to Humphrey Bogart, she dated Frank Sinatra, she has co-starred with Marilyn Monroe, Henry Fonda, Rock Hudson, Paul Newman, Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Nicole Kidman, Gregory Peck, Betty Grable and many more. She's a living legend.
It's always interesting what we praise and what we ignore.
For example, I with she hadn't gotten the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Oscars because it seemed like those in charge of the ceremony didn't give a damn. That was a real moment and they didn't even give her enough time to speak (less than four minutes). But women rarely get the award.
It seems like a lot of men get those awards because they do. It's an annual award and if a woman gets it twice in a decade that's considered 'good.'
And you may argue that there are not enough women old enough but Paul Newman got the Lifetime Achievement award in 1985 and he was 60 years old.
Here is a small list of women who are over 60 and I believe qualified for the Lifetime Achievement Award but have not received it:
1) Jane Fonda
2) Goldie Hawn
3) Diane Keaton
4) Shirley MacLaine
5) Barbra Streisand
6) Cicely Tyson
7) Faye Dunaway
8) Sally Field
9) Tuesday Weld
10) Julie Christie
Those are ten that easily come to mind. I left out Diana Ross because I love her three films but am aware that three probably doesn't qualify for Lifetime Achievement.
It's really past time that the women started getting the recognition they need. Do you disagree?
If so, are you aware that only two women have been honored since 1993? Deborah Kerr in 1993 and Lauren Bacall in 2009. There was no award in 2008 but every other year was a man. If 2013 is a man as well, that'll be 17 men and 2 women in twenty years.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"