Axelrod and Obama

Chicago Style Trash Talk

Well, now that the little Le’Affaire du Patraeus thing is over (just kidding, Pete Hoekstra promises more to come!), we can now get back to the important stuff: Trash Talk. This edition is served up Chicago Style because no city has had a better week. The reelection effort for hometown guy Obama, run out of Chicago by Axelrod and Plouffe came up roses and Obama gave his acceptance speech there.

But, even bigger and badder are Da Bears. Man, they are on a roll that is not getting enough attention in the football universe. The Bears are 7-1 on the year and just demolished the Titans last week. Urlacher is solid as usual and Charles Tillman is the second coming of Revis Island in their D-backfield. Who knows, he may schiz out at any time, but Jay Cutler and the offense are really clicking. Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall are a big part of that. Together, it is a team that is just flat out scary right now.

Which is a good thing, because the other current league powerhouse, the Houston Texans are coming for a Sunday Night throwdown. This is far and away the game of the week, and it will tell us a lot about both teams as they start the second half of the regular schedule.

Some other random thoughts: Don’t look now, but with Thursday’s win over the hapless Jags, the Colts and Andrew Luck are 6-3. The Vikes and Kittehs game should be interesting; similar records, but moving in opposite directions as teams. The Lions are starting to settle in and the Vikes are unraveling slightly as of late after a surprising start. Cowboys at Iggles is another interesting game between two desperate teams, both of which Continue reading

Emptywheel Twitterverse
JimWhiteGNV Tide finally turning? Jordan Davis' murderer convicted! In Florida, no less.
20mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV RT @AP: BREAKING: Florida man convicted of 1st-degree murder for killing teenager after argument over loud music.
21mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel RT @alexisgoldstein: Shorter Eric Holder: "if only someone with power would do something about these oversized, unaccountable banks!" https…
22mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @JimWhiteGNV To be fair, that kind of arrangement (cough, Bandar) is prolly one reason our intel on Syria is so bad.
24mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @pwnallthethings Yep. But their number one rec was ... to do what Apple is now defaulting to. And Apples about half of stolen phones.
27mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV I understand that Louie Gohmert plans to hire the Khorasan Group as consultants to search for new head of SS.
30mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV RT @GreggJLevine: Ask not if sexism played a role in 30-year Secret Service vet Pierson's promotion; ask if it contributed to her ouster.
33mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel 3.1 million Americans had their smart phone stolen last year (Apple has ~45% market). http://t.co/6flb8CXbfe Consumer Report fix? passcode!
34mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @noir Nope. Just no one is actually talking abt existing data.
36mreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV @ClaireAdida @smsaideman Or is it more likeKarpinski for Abu Ghraib? Widespread problem w/woman taking biggest hit.
37mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @ericghill 1,200 iPhones stolen in San Francisco alone last year. You'd get to 5,000 device requests pretty quickly from stolen phones
49mreplyretweetfavorite
October 2014
S M T W T F S
« Sep    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031