Monthly Archives: November 2011

Boston Herald Editorial Page Praises Jon Huntsman

Rachelle Cohen, editor of the Boston Herald editorial page, has written a wonderful piece on Jon Huntsman in today’s Herald entitled “The Smartest Guy You’ve Never Heard Of.”  Could this be the prelude to an endorsement?  We can only hope. … Continue reading

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In Which We Celebrate Our 70th Jon Huntsman Post Since January, 2011

Here at OB&B we like to think we were ahead of the curve.  We started promoting Jon for president almost as soon as we started our blog (and included him in our Sgt. Pepper logo).  Our call to ‘Draft Jon … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

Here is some “Walking Blues” from the great Son House (1930).

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Jon Huntsman to take questions on Twitter

Jon Huntsman has announced that he will be accepting questions via Twitter later today, beginning at 4:45 EST.  If you are a Twitter user be sure to tweet your questions to the hashtag #q4jon.

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Take the RINO Test!

A candidate like Newt Gingrich can get away with supporting the biggest socialist scheme in American government over the past 30 years because he says nasty things about the press and calls Barack Obama a Marxist. Jon Huntsman, on the … Continue reading

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Another Writer Gets It: Huntsman the most electable of the GOP field

Here is a quick pre-errands post to direct your attention to an article written by syndicated columnist  Ann McFeatters.  Its title?  “Watch: Obama has most to fear from Huntsman.”  If Jon Huntsman were the GOP presidential nominee, President Barack Obama … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Music

Here is some music for a slow holiday weekend.  What do you think of when you think of Roxy Music?  Me?  I used to think of lounge music, crooning and John Hughes movies.  I was wrong. You see, there was … Continue reading

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THIS is what foreign policy looks like

Whoa.  Jon Huntsman is completely in his element in tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal, talking shop about economics, foreign policy and China in an interview with WSJ’s Alan Murray.  Joining him is Chinese entrepreneur Zhang Xin and Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska.  When … Continue reading

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Facepalm Sunday – Newt: Child Labor Laws “Truly Stupid”

Are you kidding me? Speaking at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the former House Speaker said his system would be an improvement on current child labor laws, which he called “truly stupid.” But that’s not all.  Newt, the GOP’s favorite … Continue reading

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Morning Read: Why Not Jon Huntsman?

He’s a responsible, well-spoken adult with a good record in office, a soothing style, bipartisan appeal and ample knowledge of the world beyond our shores. But Jon Huntsman, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, somehow imagines he can overcome those … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

Here we have Paul McCartney embracing the relatively new medium of music video in 1979 with his hit “Coming Up.”  Paul plays all of the members of the band (with help from Linda) in this clever video.  Bonus points if … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

The Grateful Dead earned a well deserved reputation for playing thousands of very long and very boring shows for their army of obsessed fans.  Because they did.  To be honest, I never “got” the whole Deadhead thing.  I mean, their … Continue reading

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Not so fast, Newt

For those of us who have already made up our minds about Jon Huntsman and support his bid for the presidency the spectacle of the republican herd moving from candidate to candidate has been enjoyable to behold.  Instead of learning … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

We believe it’s time for some optimism.  And what better track to promote an optimistic outlook than “I’ve Got A Feeling” from the January, 1969 rooftop concert that concluded the Let It Be film?  It’s interesting that they were able … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

It’s Chet Atkins at the Grand Ole Opry in 1957!  I find this video to be incredibly cool.  Not just because it’s Chet, but because of the video quality.  It almost looks like videotape.  Enjoy!

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OWS – Enablers in Oakland

Debra Saunders from the San Francisco Chronicle has an excellent opinion piece at SFGate today on the subject of the increasingly violent Occupy Wall Street protests in Oakland.  In it she takes on the naive assumption that the more violent … Continue reading

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Beatles Song Of The Week

This week we’re featuring a song that always seems to be overlooked in discussions about The Beatles best or most beautiful songs.  It was not a hit single and is probably not even the third, fourth, or fifth most famous … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman – The Candidate Most Likely To Defeat Obama Head To Head

Don’t just take our word for it.  Nate Silver in the New York Times FiveThirtyEight blog and New York Times Magazine has mathematical proof. In conjunction with my New York Times Magazine article on President Obama’s re-election prospects, my colleagues Matt Ericson … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

This week I feel like playing some rockabilly, so here’s Carl Perkins playing “Boppin The Blues” from 1957.  Go Cat Go!

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The Beach Boys 1966-1967 Smile Sessions Officially Released

For many music fans today’s release of the legendary sessions for The Beach Boys Smile LP is the equivalent of finding a lost chapter of Huckleberry Finn or a few pages of scribbled sheet music between the pages of a book in … Continue reading

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Poll – 65% Of Texans Do Not Credit Rick Perry For Economic Success

Ouch.  About all Rick Perry has going for him is his state’s economic environment during his tenure.  And according to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll it seems even his constituents don’t think his policies created it. A key part … Continue reading

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