Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Opinion Digest

Charles Krauthammer on NASA administrator Charles Bolden’s interview with Al Jazeera in which he said that President Obama’s “perhaps foremost” priority for NASA was “to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science and math and engineering”:

This is a new height in fatuousness. NASA was established to get America into space and to keep us there. This idea of "to feel good about their past scientific achievements" – it’s the worst combination of group-therapy psychobabble, imperial condescension, and adolescent diplomacy.  (H/T The Corner)
Tony Johns (Pop Off Valve) on the disaster that is ABC's coverage of IndyCar:
That low level of performance only exacerbates the issues facing ABC’s auto racing coverage, particularly concerning the IZOD IndyCar Series. ABC treats IndyCar racing the same way they would treat professional basket-weaving or Extreme Hair Styling - superficially, and with an underlying sense that they’d rather be somewhere else.
Finally, to end the Independence Day weekend (one day late), here's Chet Atkins with The Stars and Stripes Forever:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Mitchell. Never would have seen it otherwise, and it is a gem. Best part of the 4th holiday for me this year, seriously.

    Has pure genius ever looked so "simple?" Makes me think I could pick up a guitar and do the same thing. Not likely.

    Okay...images of "simple, natural genius." Chet Atkins playing the guitar. Willie Mays catching a fly ball. Ben Hogan hitting a golf ball. Others?


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