> President Obama has made some very smart diplomatic moves in our country's relationships with our neighbors. The cowboy diplomacy of the Bush administration is over (thank goodness!!!). The Obama administration is moving carefully, but purposefully, toward conversations with Cuba and Venezuela. The New York Times has more on this important diplomacy.
> Trust me. I am not a regular reader of George Will's column. I consider Will a man that lives in a very conservative, backward-thinking, bubble. He appears to have little if any experience with real people. Will wrote a column suggesting that adult Americans stop wearing blue jeans. Seriously. Here are some excerpts from George Will's Washington Post column:
...Today it is silly for Americans whose closest approximation of physical labor consists of loading their bags of clubs into golf carts to go around in public dressed for driving steers up the Chisholm Trail to the railhead in Abilene.
This is not complicated. For men, sartorial good taste can be reduced to one rule: If Fred Astaire would not have worn it, don't wear it. For women, substitute Grace Kelly....
Fred Astaire????? Grace Kelly??????
George Will is completely out of touch. People cannot afford to shop in the stores he favors and live his lifestyle. I'm fifty-eight years old and I plan to wear jeans until my dying day. It is just too bad that Will only owns one pair of jeans. He is missing out on real life.