Short Notes: I'm Past Bluffing - The Jose Vilson

Short Notes: I’m Past Bluffing

May 18, 2008

A few notes:

1. Keith Olbermann just told President Bush to shut the hell up on national TV (watch the video). Say what you will about Keith, but that’s commendable.

2. Bin Laden’s going to drop another tape. I call it BS, and BS by any other name … is actually still BS.

3. What were John McCain and George W. Bush doing during Hurricane Katrina? Was it

a. going straight to the New Orleans and helping with the victims like Al Gore?
b. informing the nation of this terrible tragedy on national television?
c. writing up legislature to provide immediate relief to the areas affected?
d. cutting a cake?

Mole333 at The Culture Kitchen has your answer.

4. Web site releases are becoming a lot like album releases: sometimes you need to push back the date of your website release because someone else might sell better on your date. I’m glad I already pushed my date back so J. Dakar didn’t blow me out of the water. Check his site out.

5. When Mr. Wasserman first said he was going to add me to his class’ syllabus, I was a little stunned and surprised. But then I noticed that really did add me to his class syllabus via his class’ wiki. That and the recent success of my Ma’afa / Holocaust post (2000 hits in 2 weeks!) really keeps me inspired to write. (By the way, sir, you’re linked on my sidebar.)

6. Shout-outs to the folks at Instructify for the latest edition of the Carnival of Education.

jose, who feels a little sore from my latest workout …

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Jansen May 18, 2008 at 3:51 pm

The Olbermann clip was brutal, and hard to watch.

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Jose May 18, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Sorry to hear because I found it awesome and exactly what we need in these times …

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e. May 18, 2008 at 5:39 pm

but we all knew bush was a fool. whomp.

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Alisha9 May 18, 2008 at 7:55 pm

It wasn’t hard for me to watch! As a matter of fact, I stood, applauded, and high-fived my imaginary friends in the room – saying stuff like, “oooo-weee!” -

Thanks for sharing, Jose!

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MrsGrapevine May 18, 2008 at 7:59 pm

I like Keith Olberman, I guess that proves I’m a liberal, at least it does according to Fox News.

Bin Laden has dropped the tape, and he wants to attack Arab nations that support Israel. How is he sending these tapes, by now you’d think they would be able to trace it back to where he is, but they can’t even trace it back to anyone connected to him. The stork is bringing the tapes, I’m convinced.

I hope it’s not cutting a cake, because all the other answers are too much like right, and we know right and bush is an oxymoron, no pun intended by oxy-”moron”.

I had a high school teacher named Wasserman, what are the chances that he’s the same Wasserman, probably slim to none.

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Kid Funkadelic May 19, 2008 at 6:47 am

This is my second time visiting your blog.I didn’t see the “American Splendor” opening graphics before . That’s tight, I like to do something like that but , I don’t want to be tied down as too serious.Next time I come over I like to know how you do the type and the still black and white faux photos.

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tracy May 19, 2008 at 8:01 am

Thanks for the connection to Mr. Wasserman, Jose. He’s got good things to say (already blogged about it this morning). And congrats on the success of that post – off to read it now.
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Jeff Wasserman May 19, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Thanks for the shout, Jose. I feel honored to get a spot on your blogroll.

Oh, and @MrsGrapevine, not unless you’ve been in high school in CT in the last four years.

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talda May 21, 2008 at 12:20 am

wow olbermann was FIERCE. it was only hard to watch because he was so beyond angry. that was a lot of emotion to take at one time…a lot of pent up emotion but darn if it didn’t feel good to get it all out.

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