KISS Doesn’t Want to Hire a Vet

KISS SucksI don’t know where exactly I saw it, but there was a headline that read, “KISS Wants to Hire Vet.”[1] My reaction was immediate. I thought, “Interesting. The most clownish band has decided to become even more ridiculous by having animals in their stage show.”

I couldn’t have been more wrong. KISS just wanted to hire a roadie who they wanted to be a military veteran. Well, that’s not quite right. They wanted to get publicity by claiming to be good Americans by giving what is effectively lip services to the “support our troops” meme.

In the end, KISS didn’t hire a veteran. They hired a military retiree. There are a lot of veterans who are truly unemployed. KISS chose not to hire one.


[1] There are lots with this headline. Here is CBS affiliate WHP-TV.

Sauce Is Good For the Goose!

Sauce for the good is sauce for the ganderThursday, the Romney campaign sent a bunch of protesters to heckle David Axelrod’s event in Boston. When asked about this, Romney said, “Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.”

What’s interesting about this is that most commentators (especially on MSNBC) are focusing on the goose line rather than what it means. Romney was saying, “Sure, I sent a bunch of people out to heckle, because Obama’s people do it to me.” As far as I know, the Obama campaign has never bused people to a Romney campaign to hackle him. Instead, Romney opponents may spontaneously disrupt his events. They may or may not be Obama supporters, but I know of no evidence that the Obama campaign has anything to do with these people.

So the Romney campaign is saying that because it doesn’t like spontaneous hecklers, it—The Romney campaign!—is going to heckle the Obama campaign. This should be big news. But it isn’t.

Instead, the “liberal” media are sniggering about the line “Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” How out of touch Romney is! We all know it is supposed to be “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander”! Except, you know, they’re wrong.

The original quote is from Aesop, who had a thing about aphorisms involving fowl—The Goose With the Golden Eggs and so on. It is only recently that the line has been changed. And even still, written it is more common than the new version. So with all due respect to my “liberal” friends: you’re embarrassing yourselves!

Pay No Attention!

Atrios writes:

It’s just not polite to mention the fact that if they had any decency, all the top people at the Fed would be resigning in shame. There would be public pressure for them to do so, and the press would amplify such pressure. Instead it’s just LEAVE BEN BERNANKE ALOOOOOOONE, trust the man behind the curtain to do his job without any pesky criticism.

Right:

“Oh no, my dear; I’m a very good man; I’m just a very bad wizard.” Unfortunately, it is the opposite for the elites of this country. Bernanke is a very good economist; he’s just a very bad man.