• Meanwhile, On Veteran's Day...

    - Millions of people around the country are honoring the sacrifices made by those in past and present service to our nation's defense forces.

    - Meanwhile, Victor Davis Hanson compares Herman Cain's "authenticity" against President Obama's decidedly not-so-black "Metrosexual cool":

    Yet most Americans are far more concerned with authenticity than with color or diction, and Cain is nothing but authentic. His speech and manner are as genuine as Obama’s are forced and often phony. His everyman persona and appeal to the working classes scare the liberal elite, in much the same way that Sarah Palin’s did. If Cain were to say “corpse-man” or “punish our enemies,” he would be written off as an embarrassment — in liberal parlance, a “minstrel” and “buffoon.” But if he said “corpse-man” with an academic non-accent and a Harvard pedigree, well, that’s a momentary, understandable slip for a gaffe-prone Harry Reid or Joe Biden.

    This is what happens when you mentally masturbate yourself into blindness. Bravo, VDS. *golf clap*

    - Jefferson County, Alabama just filed the biggest municipal bankruptcy in recent history. Thanks to putting all-in on J.P. Morgan and other lenders' financial poker game in exchange for sewer project funding, the county ended up in over $3 billion of debt. After seeing a huge source of income evaporate and little to no help from the state government, the county commission decided to fold and declare Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy. A more detailed blog post is forthcoming.

    - Joe Paterno and Graham Spanier are officially gone from Penn State. Tim Curley and Gary Schultz may be gone along with them. And Mike McQueary's career options are rather limited right about now. The Board of Trustees are cleaning house.

    It wasn't bad enough that Jerry Sandusky was allowed to prey on young boys for the 15 years he was with Penn State. No, there are nasty implications floating around on how the Second Mile charity he founded was really a one-stop shop for Sandusky and others' pedo needs. Oh, and the disappearance of a district attorney who decided not to prosecute Sandusky in 1998 may or may not be related.

    I feel awful for Penn State students. The coaches you looked up to are now outed as baby bumpers and cover-up artists. And now the football program will most likely catch hell from any other opposing team for the rest of the season.

    - Colin Powell calls the Occupy Wall Street movement "as American as apple pie." Careful, Colin. Those Teabaggers might not agree with you on that one.

    "People are concerned now that there is not that source of an income, there isn't that work source that I remember," Powell continued. "What you're seeing with Occupy Wall Street and the others are people who are unhappy and they're directing their unhappiness now toward Wall Street and toward those they think are doing too well in our society."

    That's putting it lightly, Colin. Corporate and financial powerhouses have gone out of their way to impoverish and defraud countless millions of Americans. They're pissed over more than just someone doing a bit too well.