Archive for the ‘Political’ Category

I’m totally not taking this idea seriously.  This is basically the last gasp from the conservatives that want to limbo around having to deal with the loss of profits inevitable with the public option; and it’s ridiculous.  Both parties would stand to lose massively because of this proposal because once in place, people who need […]


I never really had a convincing contemporary example of schadenfreude to go off of, until today, when many conservative fringe-types jumped for glee and wore glad expressions over the news today that America had lost it’s bid for the Olympics. OK OK. I will admit that there were many many times in which I would […]


Today is the day where labor can take off and celebrate the fact that our country respects owners better than workers.  This is the one day a year where we celebrate our love of the blue collar, while laying people withblue collars off.  This is the day where congress pats workers on the heads enjoying […]


Wrong Gender

19Aug09

I don’t necessarily view this as right. Semenya’s dominating run came on the same day track and field’s ruling body said she was undergoing a gender test because of concerns she does not meet requirements to compete as a woman. “Excuse me, you don’t win because you don’t qualify as a woman.” Who the hell […]


Obama Lost Me

16Aug09

If the scuttlebut is true,and the public option is about to be scuttled then I will likely assume the “hope” he shilled during his candidacy might  just be hype.  It really doesn’t matter if the “realities” aren’t there.  He said with our help he could deliver, but I’ve never really seen him out in public […]


To all those saying they wish to “water the Tree of Liberty,” I humbly ask that if they want to water it, to please use their own liquid and to leave the rest of us alone. People should spend more time laid back under the leaves of the Tree of Peace, Harmony, and Love.


Orcinus asks the question and so I link here and let you decide for yourselves. All through the dark years of the Bush Administration, progressives watched in horror as Constitutional protections vanished, nativist rhetoric ratcheted up, hate speech turned into intimidation and violence, and the president of the United States seized for himself powers only […]


Looking at the past weeks headlines over ‘protestors’ interrupting town halls and talking heads crying “Nazi” and “racist” I’m beginning to wonder if our ‘freedoms of speech’ wouldn’t be better protected if they were more limited in some way? Very scary question to ask. Yes. But how free are we when people start yelling epithets, […]


Freedomworks

04Aug09

The problem with Freedomworks is that the organization never specifies whose freedom it’s working for.   However, I’m sure it’s very progressive and endlessly useful for it’s select  group of people.


I’ve been visiting talking points memo and read some interesting posts about people commenting on one of the anti health-care advocates having to step down. They were so interesting to me. So heart felt and so sincere that if I didn’t know the issues I would have sworn they were on the right side of […]