The only thing to talk about tonight is Afghanistan. I’m glued to CNN. I fear for the translators and others helpers who have been left behind. I fear for women and girls. I fear for civilization and Enlightenment truths and humanity.
Obama’s party was back in the news on Saturday, thanks to Maureen Dowd and the backlash on Twitter. Dowd compared Obama to Marie Antoinette and Jay Gatsby. “We already knew Obama gravitated to stars but it was disillusioning to see it on such a grand scale last weekend,” she said. Dowd quoted the authority on opulence, André Leon Talley, “I think the nouveaux riches Obamas are seriously tone-deaf.”
Obama’s party was extremely tacky. He invited questionable celebrities – at least one has an Epstein issue, another is a mean bully. Those who made the trimmed down invitation list flaunted their attendance on social media. There was even a logo for the party that was branded onto everything from the invites to the cocktail napkins. Ugh. If could invite anyone in the world to your party — and they would actually come — would you choose super rich people with the good cheek bones? Is it because super rich people want to hang out with other super rich people and share tips with each other about becoming even more super rich?
I have a problem with people whose preach temperance, wisdom, altruism, and the common good, turn that into a brand, and then make a ton of money from it. It’s a little distasteful. He just lost a ton of credibility.
But this is just supposed to be a linky type of post, not a prolonged essay on Obama, so let’s move on.
Nice basic recipe for stir fried veggies.
Watching: Titans, Suicide Squad, White Lotus
Picture: On one of weekend adventures with Ian. Western New Jersey near the Delaware Water Gap.