Victory for Bush!

2005 Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush (Reggie, that is)!

Congrats to Reggie Bush, winner of the 2005 Heisman Trophy.

Collecting over 90% of the total points in the voting, over the formidable Vince Young, The President secured the largest margin of victory in Heisman history.
reggie bush - LATimes
Bush averaged 8.9 yards per carry this year, prompting bewildered 1976 Heisman winner Tony Dorsett to proclaim:

That’s crazy. That’s ludicrous. It is just unheard of. Reggie’s a game-breaker, a big-game player. That’s all you need to say.

Here’s to #5 and to another monumental rout… Jan. 4 @ the Rose Bowl v. Texas.

For Bonus Coverage: Boi From Troy compares Bush #43 and Bush #5 in tabular form.

R.I.P. Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor
One of the greatest comedians of all time passed away today at the age of 65.

Richard Pryor will be missed, but lives on in the ethos of comedy and can be remembered by the millions of comics who in some way, shape, or form, emulate his legendary style and attitude.

Liberal Avenger
has tracked down a couple .mp3’s two a couple of my fave Pryor bits, the links to which are below.

“Hillbillies” (.mp3).

“Cocaine” (.mp3).
Visit “A Tribute to my Daddy,” at his daughter Rain Pryor’s website.

Slick Willie to the Rescue?

Earlier this week the U.S. walked out of the meeting in Montreal of the world’s leading nations to discuss climate change and the Kyoto accord.

But on Friday, former President Bill Clinton paid a visit and called the United States’ approach “flat wrong.”

The BBC reports Saturday morning:

After Mr Clinton’s remarks – which were warmly received – the official US team appeared to shift its position…. They appeared ready to accept that new talks should begin on cutting greenhouse gases beyond Kyoto targets – provided they were non-binding.

Not taking Kyoto seriously has turned the U.S. into a model of laughable carelessness to humanity and society in the eyes of the world.

Outgoing Canadian PM Paul Martin infuriated the White House this scathing, albeit rational speech, leading to the walk out:

“To the reticent nations, including the U.S., I’d say this: There is such a thing as a global conscience and now is the time to listen to it.”

Potentially, this could mark the beginning of a return to compassion in American politics. Assuming I wake up and this isn’t all just a dream, tomorrow may be the day that suddenly, there is help for the long-neglected (forgotten)? victims of the gulf coast hurricanes, and – who knows – abolition of the unheard-of-in-modern-democracies death penalty?