Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Obama at the Congress Hotel

A little lesson in character.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Countdown: Special Comment on

Countdown: Special Comment on

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Interview - Naomi Wolf - Give Me Liberty

Fascinating take on how things are going in American Democracy.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Surge: the failure of our success

We have created a segregated city of walled neighborhoods. In what way is this a success?

Monday, July 14, 2008

The scramble

There just hasn't really been any particularly good news lately. I believe that people in government offices and media executive suites are absolutely scrambling to control the pace at which bad news is being released to the public. They sure don't want us to know that world energy production versus consumption is now completely out of balance and permanently so. And they don't want us to know that food prices are going nowhere but up. They don't want us to know that they have no energy answer with any reasonable likelihood of being implementable in time. They also don't want us to know that even if we did have an energy answer, it's too late to save much of our current ecosystem. We're getting hot (with all of the ramifications of that) - and that's just a fact now.

My library is in trouble. The tax base has been stripped out from under us. The budget cuts that were originally so disastrous look now as if they will actually be much larger than first anticipated. Staff may be asked to voluntarily reduce their hours. That doesn't seem good - like a half step away from pink slips.

I hope others out there are seeing something different. But I doubt it. If Barack can fix this, he's a true person of the light.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ralph Nader has finally once and for all lost his mind

Perennial presidential bridesmaid Ralph Nader has now lost the moral high ground that he once had by suggesting that Barack Obama appeals to white voters because he doesn't threaten white power and because he tries to talk white.

Well Ralph - he doesn't bowl white. So what does any of this have to do with anything anyway? How is Nader's statement not racist? Is there really any political rationale to saying that someone talks white, or black, or like Borat for that matter?

As Obama's communications director Robert Gibbs stated in response to Nader, “It reminds me of the old saying, which I’ll paraphrase: ‘Better to be thought not-so-smart than to open your mouth and remove all doubt,’ which is apparently what Ralph Nader did in Denver yesterday or the day before.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Fair and Balanced?

Fox News is stooping to new lows so far in this election. A recent caption to a story about Barack and Michelle Obama read, "Outraged liberals: Stop picking on Obama's baby mama" and was placed numerous times on the screen under video clips of Michelle Obama. The term "baby mama" is usually used in reference to an unwed black mother.

In other Fair and Balanced election coverage...

In the past two weeks, Fox anchor E.D. Hill has apologized for referring to an affectionate onstage fist bump shared by the couple as a "terrorist fist jab," and Fox contributor Liz Trotta said she was sorry for joking about an Obama assassination.