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Now that this blog has singlehandedly swung the election to Barack Hussein al-Obama,* it is time for me to move into my Stealth Agenda™ phase.  Following the plan Obama and I hatched almost thirty years ago when I recruited him to come to Columbia from Occidental College and meet Bill Ayers on my twentieth birthday, I am going to begin to form the Campus Cadres that will introduce students to Islamic Socialism and smash U.S. global hegemony once and for all, while President-Elect Obama does an incredibly elaborate head-fake by suggesting that he wants to keep Joe Lieberman in the Democratic caucus.

I just have to add, on a note of profound exhaustion and relief, that it has not always been easy for Obama’s backers to clear the way for his ascendancy to the Presidency.  That egomaniac and former Black Panther Bobby Rush refused to get with the program back when we were trying to implement “Project New Panther” in 2000, and George Soros had a devil of a time finding someone willing to convince Jack Ryan to take his then-wife Jeri to those Paris sex clubs in the 1990s so that Ryan would eventually drop from the Senate race in 2004 to be replaced by professional lunatic Alan Keyes.  If I recall correctly, George used to call that one “Project Completely Unexpected Turn of Events.” Yes, it sounds funny now.  But dear readers, do you have any idea how much it costs to bribe court officials into opening a sealed divorce file?  Of course you don’t.  Ah, what a long strange trip it’s been, eh, George?

Anyway, this means, among other things, that this humble (but hardworking) blog is going to move to a more relaxed, leisurely posting schedule.  I invite my readers to take a cue from the stuffy, aggrieved older gentleman in the opening train scene of A Hard Day’s Night, and announce to all and sundry, “I read this blog regularly!  Twice a week!  So I suppose I have some rights!” (That’s at the 6:45 mark, for those of you in a hurry.)

And you know, there’s so much to life besides blogging!  There’s also vlogging and clogging and plodding!  Last week I made my Bloggingheads debut, talking with Will Wilkinson about the election and the Campus Cadres and such things, and yesterday I learned that the plodcast of my talk at the conference on Cognitive Disability as a Challenge to Moral Philosophy is now up and available for viewing on a computer near you.  These clips are of great historical interest, since they represent the long-awaited unveiling of my 1.0 reading glasses (the Walgreen’s pair at the conference, the Target pair for Bloggingheads).  I will add only that I actually shaved for the Bloggingheads segment, and Mr. Wilkinson apparently did not.  Then again, he looks kind of charming and devil-may-care, whereas until I shaved I looked merely slovenly.  I take some solace, however, in the fact that my ghostly looming head is as creepy and ginormous as it ever was.

The whole segment is 68:31, a bit long for Bloggingheads but still under the running time of A Hard Day’s Night.  The highlight of the exchange, I think, comes when I say to Will, “and don’t take that tone with me, young man!  I fought the war for your sort,” and he snaps back, “I bet you’re sorry you won.” That’s at 7:30, for those of you in a hurry.

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* Seriously: if you look at the polling history, you’ll see that according to the highly influential GWU/Battleground poll, McCain was up by 2 points nationally just before I returned to blogging on September 29.  The next GWU/Battleground poll, taken right after the return of Mister Answer Man, shows Obama up by 8.  QED, folks.  The final GWU/Battleground poll has Obama up by 6, and he won by 6.5.  Remember, correlation is closely correlated to causation, and many people in Washington have built entire careers on cherry-picking poll numbers like this.

Posted by on 11/11 at 02:03 PM
  1. smile

    that’s it....just smile

    Posted by  on  11/11  at  03:42 PM
  2. “Project Completely Unexpected Turn of Events.”

    Project CUTE? Really?

    (Thanks for the podcast link!)

    Posted by  on  11/11  at  03:57 PM
  3. Tease us with all this great election fun and then go back to semi-weekly blogging!  Oh noes.

    One suggestion: why don’t you just write two blog posts a week, and post them in chunks every day.  One third of your average blog post is still quite a bit longer than the usual less humble and hardworking blogs.

    And thanks also for the talking heads link.

    Posted by  on  11/11  at  04:42 PM
  4. Just watched the moral philosophy talk.  Nice job. 

    Is there any talk in those who write on disability about which side should shoulder the burden of proof?  That is, why is it incumbent on Michael to prove that people with cognitive disabilities should be included in society rather than on, say, Peter Singer to prove that they should not?

    Posted by  on  11/11  at  04:50 PM
  5. I, for one, do NOT welcome your return to sporadic blogging.

    Dance! Mr BoJangles! Dance To Amuse ME!

    I second the request for installment blogging so I will have a reason to get out of bed in the morning.

    Captcha: “cut” as in: “Cut it out!”

    Posted by KMTBERRY  on  11/11  at  05:01 PM
  6. Dance! Mr BoJangles! Dance To Amuse ME!

    Who are you, Joe the Plumber?

    Posted by  on  11/11  at  05:34 PM
  7. Your blogging return also coincides with the dramatic fall in the stock market as well. Another part of the Stealth Agenda? Or just dumb luck?

    And you neglected the Blair Hull episode in your narrative of your behind the scenes work for Obama during his senatorial run.

    How likely was it that both the leading Democratic and Republican candidates would have significant domestic issues erupt during the same campaign?

    Coincidence or Conspiracy? You be the judge.

    Posted by  on  11/11  at  05:40 PM
  8. Shaving?

    Palin-esque glasses?

    What’s next? Any doors open a crack that you are going to plow through?

    Posted by  on  11/11  at  06:08 PM
  9. Dance! Mr BoJangles! Dance To Amuse ME!
    Who are you, Joe the Plumber?

    That sounds more like Joe’s bro, Jerry Jeff the Plumber.

    Posted by  on  11/11  at  07:10 PM
  10. Your blogging return also coincides with the dramatic fall in the stock market as well.

    I can’t say I see the connection.

    Any doors open a crack that you are going to plow through?

    With God’s help, Elroy, with God’s help. But for the record, I shaved the scraggly beard almost two years ago.

    Posted by  on  11/11  at  07:27 PM
  11. Dude, you just got off a more leisurely schedule.  Sounds like you’re on Obama time.

    not in a racist way, of course.

    ice

    Posted by  on  11/11  at  09:17 PM
  12. (Okay, if you go semi-weekly, who will we be getting our orders from?)

    Posted by  on  11/11  at  10:55 PM
  13. You could always blog twice a week, but let us comment daily.

    captcha: far, as in, “it’s not far if you go away again so soon”

    Posted by George  on  11/12  at  01:33 AM
  14. mission-accomplished-banner

    Admiral Kelly, Captain Card, officers and sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln, My fellow Stealthatorians: Major combat operations in the election have ended. In the Battle of USA, the Chosen One and his allies have prevailed. And now our coalition is engaged in securing and reconstructing that country…

    Now watch this drive.

    Posted by  on  11/12  at  09:45 AM
  15. ... not that I’m being critical. And it really is a very nice set of steak knives.

    Posted by  on  11/12  at  09:49 AM
  16. Good grief!  You’d think I’d announced that I was going back into retirement or something.  Yes, by all means, folks, comment daily.  I’ll shoot for two substantial posts a week, and I may just do a few insubstantial ones along the way as well.

    In the meantime, mutakhalef, your daily orders can be found at LGM and EAW.  (Those are code names, of course.)

    Posted by Michael  on  11/12  at  01:16 PM
  17. I recruited him to come to Columbia from Occidental College and meet Bill Ayers on my twentieth birthday

    I *knew* it!

    And if only McPalin had made that connection they would have won the election, but the magical powers of your blog prevented them from seeing the stealthy truth.

    Posted by Dr. Virago  on  11/12  at  02:12 PM
  18. "Seriously: if you look at the polling history, you’ll see that according to the highly influential GWU/Battleground poll, McCain was up by 2 points nationally just before I returned to blogging on September 29.  The next GWU/Battleground poll, taken right after the return of Mister Answer Man, shows Obama up by 8.  QED, folks.  The final GWU/Battleground poll has Obama up by 6, and he won by 6.5.”

    For which I heartily thank you, sir. Now can you just tie up the Coleman/Franken race? I’m getting anxious.

    Posted by  on  11/12  at  06:59 PM
  19. I’ll do my best, Rachel.  Up til now I’ve been concentrating on Begich-Stevens, with encouraging results so far. . . .

    Posted by Michael  on  11/13  at  07:58 AM
  20. Michael,

    After your shave, one can’t help thinking “He’s very clean.”

    Posted by  on  11/13  at  09:44 AM
  21. 20: Not to mention articulate.

    Posted by  on  11/13  at  10:41 AM
  22. unrelated question:
    how do you pay attention to someone you
    think is bs’ing?

    my boss goes on and on , i nod , agree and
    sometime ask questions, but i never remember
    what the boss said.

    you seem to look off camera and still capture
    what that guy was saying.

    any advice?

    Posted by  on  11/15  at  02:12 AM

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