Birthdays and Op-Eds


I’m going to spend the day with friends and my dog, Oakley, fishing and kayaking on the Chester River in Chestertown, Maryland as I tick off another year today.
Lyndon Baines Johnson and Mother Teresa both share my birthday of August 27th. Confucius, Many Ray and Pee Wee Herman too. So do Nick Scogna and Brian Strom — friends from high school and college respectively I haven’t seen for years. Happy birthday guys.
Thanks again to the Washington Post for publishing this article today.
More later.
— Steve Clemons


22 comments on “Birthdays and Op-Eds

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  2. MP says:

    It’s amazing to see all these “new” names appear on the lighter posts. More people are reading than one would ever assume.


  3. UppityGal in Tampa says:

    long time no comment on my part, but lurking and voraciously reading as always.
    Happy (Belated) Birthday!
    That Oakley sure is GORGEOUS.
    yes, as crazed as the world is, I just had to state what you already know.
    GREAT photo! Hope your Bday was wonderful; thanks for this blog and all who contribute here. Sappy- but it gives me hope.


  4. ckennedy says:

    Happy Birthday! Excellent article (scary). Informative and well written, as are all your articles and posts. I forward many to family and friends. Gorgeous dog.


  5. Davei says:

    Happy Birthday! That is one fine looking dog.


  6. Thom says:

    Happy years to ya, Steve. Enjoy the trip.


  7. karenk says:

    Happy B’day. Too bad you didn’t have one of those “beer belts”.
    August of 62?
    A great month…


  8. Elizabeth says:

    It was my birthday too! Many Happy Returns


  9. vachon says:

    I had a very close fiend ages ago who’s favorite food in the whole world was birthday cake. Mine was/is ice cream so by my culinary math, he and I are both 3,000 years old.
    Happy belated birthday, Steve. Treat yourself and the great and powerful pooch well.


  10. EEarlK says:

    Many happy returns Steven. I envy you the watersport, it takes me back to canoe trips with the boysprouts on the rivers in NC and VA. With a cool dog too, what a great time!!
    I hope there can be a break in these rightward drifting societal factors all over the globe. The US, Japan, Britan, Iran, Iraq, and Israel. This is not a trend that should give anyone a warm fuzzy. Too many trigger happy goons don’t make for a good place for us to raise our puppies and kitties.
    Again, warmest regards dear sir, and keep up the struggle!!!!


  11. Carroll says:

    Happy Birthday Steve… are some presents…
    The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune. — English Proverb
    If you want to look young and thin, hang around old fat people. — Jim Eason
    If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out? — Will Rogers
    There’s too much blood in my caffeine system. — Unknown
    The aging process could be slowed down if it had to work its way through congress. — Unknown
    Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again. –F. P. Jones
    The longer I live, the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time. — George Bernard Shaw
    In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life…It goes on. — Robert Frost


  12. elementary teacher says:

    Happy Birthday, Mr.Clemons!


  13. Brian says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Clemons,
    Thanks for all the factual information you provide.


  14. Josh at Future Atlas says:

    Happy Birthday.
    Your Japan article raises two sets of questions:
    * Is something about this new, given that Japan has had a sometimes-violent rightist fringe for half a century? Is the more-nationalist climate such that now it means something different?
    * Can Japan really swing in the direction the far right desires? Is it a liberal democratic nation well-integrated into the international system, or is this is a veneer that could fall away in the event of a true crisis?
    I’d love to hear you thoughts.


  15. PW says:

    Happy Birthday, Steve. Looks like Oakley’s having fun!


  16. mestizo says:

    happy birthday.


  17. Mocu says:

    Happy Birthday! Many happy returns.


  18. ruffruff says:

    And thanks for keeping us and GW Bush on our toes. You write the best politics blog in the business, and I think you are just a nice, super cool, way smart dude.
    You really do seem real, and that is a pleasant thing on these sassy blogs.
    Thanks dude!!!


  19. Pissed Off American says:

    HBD, Steve. Enjoy it, things are gonna heat up in the next decade.


  20. Florida Girl says:

    Birthday greetings, Mr. C., and many happy wishes. If you enjoy kayaking, check out some of the springs the next time you’re in Florida. You will be amazed.


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