Nevada Yucky Haiku

I watched the Democratic debate last night and I wasn't at the computer, so there was no live blogging.

IMO, there was no clear winner. But by mutual consensus, it was agreed that race was not an issue. Whether sex is an issue I do not know. Hillary clearly wants to be a minority of some sort, and spends a great deal of time looking at Obama. She also seems to have spent a great deal of time trying to avoid giving him what others have called "the look." But I think she's trying too hard. Straining. She looks as if she wants to throw up, but is trying to appear normal. Very disconcerting to watch.

Issues aside, for me Hillary's insurmountable problem is an esthetic one. No matter what she does, she's still just... grating. It's also a constant source of aggravation to consider her baggage. A huge carcass like a rotting elephant in the room that no one notices.

"Travelgate, Filegate, Pardongate, Hsu.

Change and experience!

Boo hoo hoo!"

They did find something to disagree on which occupied the attention of Chris Matthews and the other commentators. Radioactive waste! Yucca Mountain.

Hillary was seen as scoring big points simply by stating, "I have been consistently against Yucca Mountain."

Here here!

I don't know whether I'm against the mountain or whether Obama is for it, but immediately thought of "The Beast of Yucca Flats," (radioactivity transforms man into monster) and here's a quick clip showing the great Tor Johnson doing what I wanted to do to my TV set.

Yeah, so it's one of the worst movies ever made.


UPDATE: Unbeknownst to me, the gun issue came up -- at 10:43 p.m. apparently. Via Glenn Reynolds, Jeff Soyer transcribed it and summarizes their position thusly:

...what Hillary and Barack are saying is that while they support licensing and registering all guns, they don't think they can get it done but if they could, they would.
Jeff notes that all support the "assault weapons" ban, and Obama is on record as supporting "a complete ban on semi-automatics by civilians." Jeff isn't voting for any of them, and of course neither am I, but I'm sorry to have missed the excitement.

I don't know whether I was asleep or in the bathroom, but reading what they said about guns, that really brings out the "beast" in me!

Tor Johnson got it right.

No really. Watch it again!

MORE: Regarding Haiku, this reminder from Sean Kinsell seems in order:

...please don't say things in haiku that are better said in normal prose. Please. If you've had some kind of epiphanic experience in nature and feel stirred to write a haiku, fine.
In my defense, I didn't do any of the above.

posted by Eric on 01.16.08 at 07:50 AM


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