Dear Readers: Tomorrow, I plan to have a special Egyptology post up to promote a special CANTO TALK show featuring the Battle of Thermopylae. So, I am posting my weekend Music Mix, with a big thank you to Silvio Canto Jr. who directed me to this version of Santana’s Black Magic Woman.
I was one of the early proponents of the idea that Clint Eastwood’s use of the chair was an amazing iconic success. Many pundits have since followed suit (see HERE, HERE and HERE for starters). It was so successful that the Twitter world has a new hashtag experience: #Eastwooding. It seems the new political term, “Eastwooding” means taking a picture of an Empty Chair.
Per Alinksy Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy.So here is my contribution, with the Sacred Cat:
And the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent out a damning picture on Twitter to Obama’s “This Seat’s Taken” photo. The NRSC reply: This one is not (note that it is in the Jobs Council room).
As Michelle’s Mirror Notes: Alinsky Works for Romney-Ryan now! In fact, they had MUT’s Laugh-of-the-Week in today’s post:
You can tell R2 raided the Twinkie supply in Big Guy’s pantry because everybody’s still talking about Clint Eastwood’s empty chair this morning, 2 days after the fact. (I know “kitchen cabinet” is racial code, butt I think “pantry” is still okay. Just to be safe though, I checked my Condensed Liberal Handbook of Racial Code Words).
I am still laughing at that one.
Today, Captain Capitalism holds that the Blogosphere is the 4th Branch of Government. I am going to have to agree, as the elite media was quick to condemn the Eastwood speech as a buffoonish failure. Using Twitter, graphics, and the blogs, it has become apparent that the Empty Chair is now the iconic image of 2012 and the mainstream media has mostly surrendered its power to influence.
Legal Insurrection’s Professor Jacobson has two related pieces today: “We Own This Country”: Clint Eastwood Reloaded (with a superb video) and the fact today’s Romney-Ryan event in Florida is packed. Given the tepid, pathetic performance of Obama at Fort Bliss, Texas, I think we can safely assume in which camp the energy and enthusiasm of the nation lies.
COLLEGE INSURRECTION UPDATE:
I am still transitioning to full participation, but wanted to share these stories with my readers: