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The crazed kewpie doll 28 January 2008

Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, AFRICOM, The Battle for New Orleans, WAR!.

      Aren't they sweet in their little blue shirts...  

In the Baghdad market… aren’t they sweet in their little blue shirts?

Just catching him on the MTP repeat… 3 am in the Western night…

oh I cheerfully admit to disliking the man for years…. One of my few political joys (you see a hopeful landscape?  Maazeltov! Don’t go in for an eye exam!) is that his face is literally falling off, every day.  Wilfred mentioned that on HD TV it is painfully obvious…

Other than that I am reading the Heileman articles in NY Mag… one very short, one long.

Some snips from the long one…

Almost a year ago, the top strategists of the big-three Democratic candidates appeared at an event at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In response to a question from a student about how the Democrats could avoid being Swift-Boated in 2008, Clinton’s chief savant, Mark Penn, argued that his boss had a proven adeptness at hand-to-hand combat against “the Republican machine.” “She knows how they think, she knows how they act, she knows how to defeat them,” Penn maintained. “And I think that experience is absolutely critical to actually winning this White House.”

Seated across from Penn, Obama’s guru, David Axelrod, mournfully shook his head. “Let me just say that I think our aspirations should be, at the end of the day, not to defeat the Republican machine but to rebuild the American community.” Soon enough, Penn, clearly annoyed by Axelrod’s piety, was contending that the records of Obama and Clinton on Iraq were essentially indistinguishable—which, in turn, brought forth a stern rebuke from Axelrod. “I really think it’s important,” he said, “if we are going to run the kind of campaign that will unify our party and move this country forward, that we do it in an honest way, and that was not an honest tactic.”

At the time, it was impossible to know that you were witnessing a crystalline preview of the campaign ahead, illuminating the thematic and substantive contrasts the candidates would draw. It also hinted unmistakably at the potential that the race could turn radioactive at the drop of a hat.

And a peek at Axelrod. always good to be introduced to the handlers…

 As Clinton was stumbling in Iowa, Obama was on the rise. Far more than Penn, Axelrod, a former Chicago Tribune reporter with thinning hair and a mingy mustache, grasped that the yearning to turn the page would be the central dynamic in 2008—and that this presented an opening for as unconventional a candidate as Obama. Sure, Axelrod allowed, Obama’s CV was meager by traditional standards compared with Clinton’s. But as he explained to me last summer, “The real question is, do we accept this broken paradigm of Democrats and Republicans at each other’s throats? That’s why people are so disillusioned with our politics.”

Axelrod, who once worked not only for Hillary but for Bill Clinton (the phrase “bridge to the 21st century” from WJC’s 1996 campaign was his confection), first met Obama more than fifteen years ago and has been by his side all throughout his meteoric ascent. Axelrod believed that Obama could be the sort of transformational candidate he described, for a number of reasons. Although many of Obama’s positions were conventionally liberal, his pragmatism and incrementalism placed him outside any old-school ideological box. His signature accomplishments—death-penalty reform in Illinois, ethics reform in Washington—reflected a yen for cross-party cooperation. And in Obama’s post-racialism, the whole Kenyan-Kansan thing, Axelrod discerned the makings of a brand with enormous selling power. “Barack is the personification of his own message for this country,” he told the Times. “That we get past the things that divide us and focus on the things that unite us. He is his own vision.”

Other other other than that, the earth must have frozen on its axis, I agree with something David Byron wrote

[B]ut yeah you see fucking idiots all the time saying to themselves that candidate X is only pretending to be a Reagan loving right-wing corporate bitch.  It’s insane but there it is.

I think people think that politicians pretend to be more corporate than they “really” are because they have to be to fit in.  That’s naive.  The corporations don’t look for people who are rabid lefties and try to bribe them.  They look for people who are rabid rightwingers but who can pretend to be sane or compassionate long enough to get elected.  It would be stupid for corporations to back someone who they thought was only on-side because of bribery since obviously once elected they might turn upon the hand that fed them.  The result is that in reality politicians tend to pretend to be more left wing than they really are.  Look at George Bush and his “compassionate conservatism” and his “more humble foreign policy”.  Rightwingers know that the people hate them and hate their so-called “ideas”.

Apparently lefties never figured it out. ::snip::

Bingo, they don’t get there unless fully vetted.  And arrive strung tightly like a trussed bird for the oven, so they can be yanked back should they get even slightly LEFTISCHER ideas…

Oh what a laugh it all is.  Pity the nasty joke is on us.  It should be on them.

last, sorry to be rude to Bob Herbert but the close of this opinion piece is such rhetorical slop:

What kind of people are the Clintons? What role will Bill Clinton play in a new Clinton White House? Can they look beyond winning to a wounded nation’s need for healing and unifying?

These are questions that need to be answered. Stay tuned.

The Clintons are the same as they were in the WH – with a couple of added twists, but fundamentally, the very same.  Bob Herbert has been at his post since 93… whatever did he write about them then – and all their troubles in office, so many, many of them of their own divising!

Bill and Hill have barely hidden what his role will be. I posted many months ago when I caught a segment of an ABC interview with Bill in Malia (Kate Snow), he clearly said (and ABC did not further comment, but ABC surely ran it, a few times): 

Of course I would not be President full time. 

The frightening thing is that so many of the electorate are just fine with it.  Yikes!

And last, America as wounded nation?  Oh GMAFB.  There are wounded, degraded and otherwise shamed people in America – and treating people that way is part of the bidness of America…  but let’s not paint America as the victim.

Kumbaya, Row The Boat Ashore… and kiss America’s boo boos… etc.




1. BooHooHooMan - 28 January 2008

Ah Monday Teddy Kennedy Endorses Obama .today.
In da Breaking! Toni Morrison
who coined the Phrase , :Bill Clinton, America’s First Black President, also to endorses Obama.

Clinton’s Camp Seeks Gentler Role for Ex-President

Rezko Arrested on Bond violation

Investigators had become concerned about the movement of some of his finances.

LOL. Popcorn for Breakfast?!??

2. marisacat - 28 January 2008

I burst out laughing at this one… Toni Morrison endorses Obama…

[I]n an October 1998 essay in The New Yorker, Morrison wrote:

“Years ago, in the middle of the Whitewater investigation, one heard the first murmurs: white skin notwithstanding, this is our first black president. Blacker than any actual person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime.”

The Morrison endorsement is expected to come via letter from Morrison to Obama that the campaign is releasing later today.

I wonder if all the silly, credulous. get on the band wagon, Lincoln Bedroom people, especially wimmens, who slobbered so hard for Bill feel just the teensiest bit, well, SLAPPED.

Such fools.

3. BooHooHooMan - 28 January 2008

NYT Link To Hear of Bill’s Inner Clodsman…

There is a sense among many Democrats that Bill Clinton injected himself clumsily into the race in South Carolina.

So it’s “clumsily”.now.
It’s raining Poo. Halle Loo Ya!–
It’s rainin Poo, the ole do-do do

4. marisacat - 28 January 2008

Speaking of the Kennedy endorse, from the one they left alive, T… I ALSO laughed reading this in the text of the Ambinder piece… sorry just lauhgable:

[I]t allows Obama to further clarify what, for him, the Old Politics is all about — that is, it allows him to separate the Politics of the Clintons from the politics of Democrats before the Clinton administration — a party dominated by the Kennedy dynasty and their patrons, in many respects.

And the The New Kennedy is even more of an attractive figure, in some respects. He has never shirked the responsibility of Democrats to beat up Republicans, but throughout his career, he has demonstrated a long arm for compromise. Most recently, He worked with President Bush on No Child Left Behind and with Mitt Romney (whether Romney currently accepts it or not) on health care in Massachusetts.

In some ways, there may be no member of the Democratic pantheon who better reflects the consensus-based, transformative and activist-oriented politics that Obama embraces.

What a FUCKING joke..ambinder must be scribbling madly in a hall closet… using the failures, the bipartisan failures to push an old garrulous failure to come out for an empty suit.

NCLB and MA over priced packaged for the ins cos health care.

Joke inside joke inside joke.

5. marisacat - 28 January 2008

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:




There must be some mistake, more of that not reporting the “good news from Iraq”…. Think the R spent the weekend complimenting the surge. Certainly McCain did on MTP yesterday…

LOL Best to reemember, the enemy gets a vote too.

6. BooHooHooMan - 28 January 2008

From Trib FP- says Obama is being anointed an heir by the martyred president’s relatives.

Jesus, mi’lord.

How much Religiousity and and Class Prerogatives can we cram into
our love of Democracy…LOL. Who needs a donkey or an elephant?
Lets Just Unite Under a Lamb…. of God. With mint jelly.

7. marisacat - 28 January 2008

Sunday lamb roast. Spring Leg of lamb…….

Crown rack of lamb. Lamb chop…………..

8. marisacat - 28 January 2008

shepherd’s pie.

(I’ll stop)

9. BooHooHooMan - 28 January 2008

with sunny, yet clueless look Perma-Fixed to face..]

We can even grill the lamb with ginger
If only the downpour of Poo would stop…

10. marisacat - 28 January 2008

LOl the other thing amusing me lately is watching what I think is donkeytale as operative for obama.

Some people online, like FLH and Gilroy and a few others must have whiplash, they ratchet around in who they support, Obama or Clinton.

Donk went from ‘piss on the vote’ to being a little ‘bamabot.

Gotta lvoe the netteries. Full of fish.

11. marisacat - 28 January 2008

If only the downpour of Poo would stop…

LOL it’s a shit parade…


12. ms_xeno - 28 January 2008

#6: Cut it out. You’re making me hungry and giggly, neither being appropriate at such an hour on a Monday.

As for Ficus and Obama, I can’t think of a cuter couple. In a purely hetero a la Clerks II way, of course.

13. BooHooHooMan - 28 January 2008

Some people online, like FLH and Gilroy and a few others must have whiplash, they ratchet around in who they support, Obama or Clinton. –mcat

But its hard work, it’s hard work, hard work to ratchet around , mostly in between em all who I DON”T support. So many to not choose from . No singular Fraud du Jour.

As for the the most improbable circus clown fillin’ in on the endorsement trampoline, Delaware Dumbo is really the best side show goin’…..
Oh God, Melrath is the entertainment gift that keeps on giving..
Fat Guy in a Little Coat.

14. BooHooHooMan - 28 January 2008

Sorry for the bad tag.

15. marisacat - 28 January 2008

LOL What ever it takes

(01-28) 04:00 PST Washington — Sen. Barack Obama easily won the African American vote in South Carolina, but to woo California Latinos, where he is running 3-to-1 behind rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, he is taking a giant risk: spotlighting his support for the red-hot issue of granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.

It’s a huge issue for Latinos, who want them. It’s also a huge issue for the general electorate, which most vehemently does not. Obama’s stand could come back to haunt him not only in a general election, but with other voters in California, where driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants helped undo former Gov. Gray Davis.

Clinton stumbled into that minefield in a debate last fall and quickly backed off. First she suggested a New York proposal for driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants might be reasonable. Then she denied endorsing the idea, and later came out against them.

Asked directly about the issue now, her California campaign spokesman said Clinton “believes the solution is to pass comprehensive immigration reform.”

“Barack Obama has not backed down” on driver’s licenses for undocumented people, said Federico Peña, a former Clinton administration Cabinet member and Denver mayor now supporting Obama. “I think when the Latino community hears Barack’s position on such an important and controversial issue, they’ll understand that his heart and his intellect is with Latino community.”

Obama’s intention is to draw distinctions between himself and Clinton on what are otherwise indistinguishable positions on immigration. Both have adopted the standard Democratic approach of favoring tougher enforcement along with earned legalization.

The Illinois senator is differentiating himself in three key areas: driver’s licenses, a promise to take up immigration reform his first year in office, and his background as the son of an immigrant (his father was Kenyan) and a community organizer in Chicago. ::snip snappy!::

16. Intermittent Bystander - 28 January 2008

Update on one of Marisacat’s possible write-in candidates here: Jesus wants your vote — and he needs a running mate.

He walked on water, he turned water to wine, and now he wants to be your candidate for president.
That’s right, it’s Jesus who should be the next leader of the free world, according to a website launched this month called http://www.JesusIn2008.com.

It invites voters to shape his platform, even nominate a contemporary running mate in this electronic nominating convention, then use the results to guide their real votes in November.

The Jesus running in 2008 is not divine but rather “Jesus the man, the revolutionary individual who comes to us through history as a model for ethical and moral human behavior,” says the site’s creator, Stephen Heffner.


Jacques Berlinerblau, who teaches at Georgetown University and is author of Thumpin’ It: The Use and Abuse of the Bible in Today’s Presidential Politics, says the site “will let the secularists and non-believers get their ya-yas out because it’ll be funny to see evangelicals and fundamentalists fume.”

But, he says, if people seriously discuss “what Jesus would want as a candidate, it could make people think harder about the choices they make in the political process.”

Oh, and about that lamb thing . . . .

Free the frickin haggis!

Good day all; watch out for wind chills and fecal drizzle!

17. marisacat - 28 January 2008

oh too too funny………………

as in really funny. And the press lvoes to write the Obama script story, as it is such an easy one.


18. JJB - 28 January 2008

Once in a while, a member of the MSM inadvertently shows just how far his or her head is inserted up his/her lower digestive tract. Such an occasion occurred yesterday as David Broder proves yet again that he is either completely clueless, or naive, or just plain stupid. Reality could assault and batter this man, violate every orifice in his body, stop the planets in their tracks, and otherwise announce itself in ways that would be obvious to any sentient human being, and The Dean Of The Washington Press Corps would still write about the Cloud Cuckoo Land he inhabits as if it’s the world as experienced by real people.

Time was, I could and would have provided the thorough explication (or deconstruction, if you prefer) that this piece deserves. I no longer have the inclination to do so, so I will limit myself to only one aspect of it (and while this is long, you could devote a very long article to ripping this piece into the shreds it deserves to be). I’ll just say that journalism professors who wish to provide their students with a template for “Don’t Let This Happen To You!” would be well advised to distribute Broder’s latest column (published in the WaPo Outlook section in yesterday’s paper) to their charges.

Anyway, once we get past the unintentional joke of the Dull Beyond Words Broder criticizing anything as “bland,” and read some introductory verbiage that should never have been written or published, we find the following passage:

My personal experience with (former GOP presidential candidate Fred) Thompson illuminated one of the real puzzles of the past year. Last summer, as word circulated that he was about to join the campaign, a member of his staff phoned with an invitation to lunch.

I readily accepted; I had not interviewed Thompson since he left the Senate in 2003. We met at a restaurant in McLean, and the candidate arrived alone, with no press aide in tow.

We visited for two hours and he answered every question, outlining plans for a campaign that would be notable for its boldness. Repeatedly, he emphasized that the only reason he saw to run was to raise issues that the other candidates were too timid to address. Those issues, he said, included the need to expand military manpower and increase the Pentagon budget, while attacking the “unaffordable” entitlement programs that dominate domestic spending.

Thompson was particularly critical of farm subsidies, and when I asked if he was really going to take that message to Iowa, he said, “Yes, but I’d like to keep that off the record until I announce out there.” I agreed to omit that detail from my column but reported that he was going to enter the race with rhetorical guns blazing, and that was his reason for running.

Then I sat back and waited — and waited. In time, Thompson unveiled a serious proposal to attack the long-term deficits in Social Security — another of the major entitlements. But I never heard the speech on the farm subsidies. When I asked for a follow-up interview with Thompson, his new press secretary found reasons to put me off.

Would a bolder campaign delivered with some of the personal passion I saw in Thompson at that lunch have produced a different result?

First off, only in the mind of David Broder and his ilk could a demand to increase military spending be portrayed as a “bold” issue that “other candidates were too timid to address.” Beyond that, we have the business of attacking farm subsidies, which would indeed be a bold stance for any candidate to take, especially in a state like Iowa, which gets a flood of Federal money for things like ethanol subsidies (although the notion of arousing voters passions by talking about farm subsidies is yet one more idea that could only occur in the mind of Broder and those like him). And Thompson says he will indeed tell the Iowans that this must stop, but by all means you must not let them know that in advance, so keep that off the record. Broder then goes out and writes a column that praises Thompson with vague generalities in which the only truly newsworthy and substantive item, i.e., his promise to attack farm subsidies, is left out. Needless to say, in conversations held around the office, in TV green rooms, and Beltway soirees, Broder lets everyone know what he knows but can’t tell the public, swearing the rest of the In-Crowd to keep it silent themselves, thereby helping to inflate a candidacy that we can now see never stirred the interest of anyone outside the greater Washington, DC area, and only a tiny if influential clique inside it.

Ultimately, Big Fred lets Little Davey down! He doesn’t tell the Iowans that they must wean themselves from the Federal Teet! And he refuses to grant a follow-up interview where Davey can ask him “why not?” If only Fred had possessed the courage and passion to speak his mind without those pesky intermediaries like press secretaries and media consultants, all would have been well in the realm of Davey the Gardner.

Broder has been conducting interviews and writing up columns like that one for a very long time now (over 40 years). You would think it would have occurred to him that 1) Thompson’s showing up to that lunch solo was a tactic intended to get Broder to mention that he “boldly” appeared without his handlers and was therefore less able to dissemble (“he has the nerve to go one-on-one with a tough interlocutor like me!!!!”), and, most importantly, 2) Thompson never, ever, intended to tell the voters of Iowa that he was in favor of cutting/eliminating farm subsidies (anyone who did that would register negative numbers in the state’s caucuses). What he wanted to do was get Broder to write a piece calling him a man of courage and candor. So he promised to come down forcefully on the side of an issue that everyone in the MSM believes is the right thing to do, while guaranteeing that he would never have to pay the political price for such a stand because Broder promised not to quote him on that subject. Incidentally, no one who works for a major media outlet knows or cares anything about farm subsidies (except that they are VeryVeryBad!), nor do they know or care about anyone who would be affected by their elimination, so calling for cutbacks in this not-for-attribution manner is hardly the act of courage or candor Broder pretends it is. In any event, Broder got played, plain and simple. Thompson went out of his way to be engaging and chatty when it suited his purpose, and hid behind his handlers when it didn’t. It’s the sort of thing you would expect to happen to a reporter who’d been on the job 6-18 months and was getting their first real chance at a big story.

Well, I see the Really Great Issue Facing The American People is whether or not the Clintons are being catty and nasty about Barak Obama (there’s some passion, Davey!). Maybe Billary can spend a little time in courtesy class before Super Tuesday. Awful as the GOP candidates are, at least Romney and McCain are spewing venom over the Iraq War, an issue of some substance, however stupid and/or evil their views on the subject may be.

19. JJB - 28 January 2008

Stuck in spam/moderation, I think.

20. wilfred - 28 January 2008

America the victim? LOL, only if we count the wounds that are self-inflicted.

21. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Kennedy overdose alert! Kennedy overdose alert!

22. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Flashback from Jan, 2007:

In addition to coming out strong against plans for any troop surge in Iraq, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) told Chris Matthews he will back John Kerry for president in 2008.

So I guess Obama is Second Choice Guy .

23. lucid - 28 January 2008

Kennedy overdose alert! Kennedy overdose alert!

For Chrissakes. Why don’t we just admit we never threw off the monarchy.

24. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Why don’t we just admit we never threw off the monarchy.

Queue the Dynasty theme music.

25. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

We’ve got our own kind of fun here in the Great Frozen White North today. The house is back in session and Question Period (food fight!) starts in about 15 minutes (watch it live) with the Cons having to defend the lies they told about the transfer of Afghan detainees who claim to have been tortured at the hands of Afghan officials. Popcorn with snow on top!

26. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Oops. Screwed up the html and it isn’t even late nite.

27. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Fuck, it’s cold here. Good thing I don’t have to go anywhere like some of my fellow Calgarians who ended up waiting for trains way too long in wind chills of -50C because the switches were frozen.

And now, the sports…

28. marisacat - 28 January 2008

got JJB out of moderation… sorry for the delay!


Slept thru the Kennedy coronation of Obama so been reading about it.

Jesus, polish that halo. Cement it at the base… The effervescence is – well… it is proof that bubbles were badly needed.

Really glad i am immune to the BullShite.

29. melvin - 28 January 2008
30. JJB - 28 January 2008

While the recent spate of endorsements for Obama doesn’t change my disgust with the whole charade that is current US politics, I do find it very interesting that Billary have alienated so many pillars of the Democratic establishment. In fact, given their proclivity for schmoozing and seducing people who loathed and tried to ruin them (the Bushes, Scaife, even Bob Kerrey was openly hostile towards them at the start of their presidency), this is very curious. Maybe they finally went too far in prostituting themselves (something that would not be known to the public but openly discussed behind closed doors between major political types).

Whatever the reason, it is fascinating to see. I wonder if they can continue pulling rabbits out of hats and still get the nomination?

31. melvin - 28 January 2008

I lost track. Between the speakers at AU, their families, and others mentioned by Obama, just how many head of Kennedys did he get to market with? Didn’t the Clinton gang rustle a few strays?

32. melvin - 28 January 2008

Obama, Clinton tearing familes apart:

<a href=”Mr. Jackson, the long-time civil rights activist, is supporting Mr. Obama while his wife, Jacqueline Jackson, is supporting Mrs. Clinton.

Obama says he is not offended by Clinton, but

In his conversation with Mr. Obama on Saturday, Mr. Jackson said, “He told me what Bill had said. And I said to Barack, as a tactical matter, resist any temptation to come down to that level.

Given that he was calling from a gathering celebrating the Mahatma’s life – and has a Clinton supporter to go home to – one wouldn’t expect him to be too vivious.

33. marisacat - 28 January 2008

I am sick of them all.

I had a really transformative political moment, gee ALL ON MY OWN without daddy/big bro Obama or Governess Hillary… a couple of years ago.

I was listening to John Lewis on the floor of the House… and suddnely I had had it. had it. Fully, with them all. the fake promises, the cadences, the liabilities that revovle back again each election. The delivery of nothing, ever. The scams the cons the money laundering they ALL DO…

Had it. had it.

Then a few months later I saw via C-Span a reception in DC at the HQ (the political lobby arm) of the Int Brotherhood of Electricans… as I recall ti was that union. They have a modern glass and painted steel girder penthouse with a veranda that looks over DC, which is still to this day a fucked southern city with sickening colonial realities (the congress cannot even properly oversee the city zoo, much less the peoiple who live in DC)… the reception was to benefit Ted Kennedy and some new book he had out, some soft political slobber game.

John Lewis was there. The only black that I saw (hard to believe, but I watched for over an hour, Ted Kennedy did a reading and there was a gathering of wee Kennedys and so on)… amongst all the known Dem leadership and Dem leaning pundits and consultants and all of them.

John Lewis acted like a servant that day (he attended Kennedy) and was treated as an old family retainer.

I hope they all tear each other apart. All of them.

They have all shat on us.

34. marisacat - 28 January 2008


I admit one thing that keeps me watching is the hard splits in the party.

As they burble and burp and excrete that St Obama is a unifier.

What bullshit.

35. marisacat - 28 January 2008

Speaking of hard splits, keep ’em coming (via Ben Smith):

January 28, 2008
Read More: Hillary Clinton

NY NOW: “Betrayal!”

Whoa. The New York State chapter of the National Organization for Women attacked Ted Kennedy for his endorsement today with some real heat.. The Times Union reported it first (writing, “‘Scathing’ feels inadequate here.”), and I confirmed its authenticity with the president of the organization, Marcia Pappas.

I started to pick out the most eyebrow-raising passages but, that proved kind of hard, so here’s the whole thing:

“Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedy’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard. Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, the Family Leave and Medical Act to name a few. Women have buried their anger that his support for the compromises in No Child Left Behind and the Medicare bogus drug benefit brought us the passage of these flawed bills. We have thanked him for his ardent support of many civil rights bills, BUT women are always waiting in the wings.

[May I say, BOOM! — Mcat]

“And now the greatest betrayal! We are repaid with his abandonment! He’s picked the new guy over us. He’s joined the list of progressive white men who can’t or won’t handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton (they will of course say they support a woman president, just not “this” one). ‘They’ are Howard Dean and Jim Dean (Yup! That’s Howard’s brother) who run DFA (that’s the group and list from the Dean campaign that we women helped start and grow). They are Alternet, Progressive Democrats of America, democrats.com, Kucinich lovers and all the other groups that take women’s money, say they’ll do feminist and women’s rights issues one of these days, and conveniently forget to mention women and children when they talk about poverty or human needs or America’s future or whatever.

“This latest move by Kennedy, is so telling about the status of and respect for women’s rights, women’s voices, women’s equality, women’s authority and our ability – indeed, our obligation – to promote and earn and deserve and elect, unabashedly, a President that is the first woman after centuries of men who ‘know what’s best for us.’”

As with many of these advocacy groups, different chapters wield varying influence in different states, and NOW isn’t the sort of political player in New York that, say, NARAL, is.


By Ben Smith 03:24 PM | comments (87)

Hey hey. Keep that slap moving.

36. lucid - 28 January 2008

Maybe NOW should put it’s weight behind a woman that really cares about equal rights… paging Cynthia.

37. marisacat - 28 January 2008

absolutely lucid.

NOW were fools to endorse Clinton oh think it was 8 months ago.

NONE of the Dem party leadership and few of the Dem party membership gives a shit.

it’s like Woolsey, of Marin Co, endorsing Hillary on teh eve of Iowa.

PLEAE disband Out of Iraq and apologise for having been a side show.

38. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008
39. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Dozens of center-rightists trampled in stampede for exits

I hope they got their parking validated before they left.

40. marisacat - 28 January 2008

oh i got a chuckle… Guiliani is “sick of the name calling” sick of “the negativity”


41. marisacat - 28 January 2008

more funnies. Can”t he fight back without whining to the FOREIGN Isaeli press?

Good thread too.

42. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

more funnies. Can”t he fight back without whining to the FOREIGN Isaeli press?

Odd because most American Jews who wouldn’t vote for Obama or would get bothered by his middle name are on the hard core right and hate Haaretz anyway.

But what it really means is that Obama probably lacks connections in the Lobby (once again odd since Dick Durbin gets more AIPAC money than anybody in the Senate save Frank Lautenberg).

43. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

Does anybody understand “fairleft” on PFF’s idea that you critique the media by defending Hillary?

Seems like a nice guy but I don’t get his logic.

44. marisacat - 28 January 2008

He can call Rahm. Or his bestest new friend Kerry, whose brother Cam spent part of the summer of 04 in israel, hanging with the most hard core pro settlement. Think I recall a report in the israeli press that he even walked at the head of a winger pro settlement march.

This was bullshtie PR.

45. marisacat - 28 January 2008

I posted stuff from fairleft months ago… LOL he blames the “left” (whoever they are) for the Iraq war.

I guess they hid their Tinkerbelle wands.

46. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

Personally I think the Lobby would be batshit crazy to attack Obama. They’ve already gotten singed attacking Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu. Do they really want to attack a rising political star who’s popular among Jewish liberals anyway?

I think this “Hussein” attack is coming mainly from the Clintons. Asking Haaretz to defend you is a bit insulting actually. It’s implying that all Jews stick together. Frank Rich probably won’t wash where Obama shook his hand and grabbed his arm. I don’t think American Jews hate Obama.

47. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

I posted stuff from fairleft months ago… LOL he blames the “left” (whoever they are) for the Iraq war.

When someone starts quoting from the “Daily Howler” my Atrios/Digby alarm starts shreiking loudly.

48. marisacat - 28 January 2008

Frank Rich probably won’t wash where Obama shook his hand and grabbed his arm.

Oh I think that gibberish love is for the little people. Operatives whose work is to reassure the little liberals possibly don’t even bother to vote. They do their work on the print page.

49. marisacat - 28 January 2008

fairleft appears to be shelving his rather silly rage these days. It was on view in diary after diary a few months ago…

Lotta operatives come out of the woodwork for the elections. IMO, of course.

50. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

Personally I think of your BEST argument to vote for Hillary is that the media’s biased against her, that’s the BEST reason not to vote for her.

That means there’s nothing in her campaign that’s substantial enough to break through the media bias.

Tweety just said that Kennedy’s endorsement was “King Arthur coming back from the Crusades and endorsing Robin Hood”.

Tweety needs to bone up on his English history a little.

51. marisacat - 28 January 2008

oh my guess is there def are factions of Jews inside the USA fully capable of hating obama.

elements of the JDL for one, the bomb squad.

I try not to underestimate people.

What I am nto waiting for the high ptiched battleground/border states ads that factions of the right wing will run in the GE fusing T Kennedy and Obama’s face together.

LOL… they have done it for years to T Kennedy and Hillary. Now it is Obama’s turn.

My guess is osme polling in the upcoming 22 states is so nerveracking that they were willing to risk a Ted endorsement … infact a dynastic endorsement. They pulled in that chinless ‘map of Ireland’ face from the weeds of RI too.

really have to laugh…

52. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

elements of the JDL for one, the bomb squad.

But they’re not going to vote for Hillary. They probably want to see Giuliani declare a coup and march on Washington with his blackshirts.

Yeah, there are Jewish racists in the Northeast exactly the way there are Catholic racists. And maybe some are in the Democratic party I guess. But do they read Haaretz? Or are they your basic right wing white ethnics?

53. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

But what it really means is that Obama probably lacks connections in the Lobby

Well, more importantly they KNOW Clinton is in their pocket. As someone here pointed out in the last day or two, Obama talked to Prof Said once or something, so he’s obviously not to be trusted.

54. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

wouldn’t King Arthur have to come back from Avalon to do that?

I swear the water in Philly has “stupid” pumped in with the floride.

55. marisacat - 28 January 2008

gee I have no idea why Obama is fighting this. Or appearing to fight it.

Democrats hear the same shit? On the days they clean their ears? Ind too can hear? Republicans waver in the weeds?

and that fella wants to be Reagan… LOL… with Obama Republicans.

hell if I know or damned if I care.

56. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

wouldn’t King Arthur have to come back from Avalon to do that?

Well Hillary Clinton is hinting that Saladin and Robin Hood once had dinner together and that Robin “Hussein” Hood is probably a sleeper agent for the Caliphate.

57. marisacat - 28 January 2008

I listened to Teddy’s speech today. The Democrats are gonna use obama and then use him again.

58. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

And this guy named “username noom” on PFF has taken to calling him “Robin Al Locksley”.

Oh, and why didn’t Robin go on the Crusades anyway? Is there something about him that doesn’t want to wear a cross or fight his fellow Muslims?

59. marisacat - 28 January 2008


you know what obama’s biggest liability is?

Himself. he is an appeaser with no personal power. That is what is revealed over and over… And the pact he has entered into with the party, another personal liability..

The first thing they will do is teach him an even tougher lesson of HEEL!

The Democrats want to leave all factional identity politics behind. To not have to be respnsible anymore to their traditional base…. And will use him for that.

Thsi is my opinion, observing for 30 + years.

Any asking for help will be answered, you got one of your own (fill in the blank) in the WH.

So glad I am out of it. Way out.

60. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

So my choice in the primary is:

1.) Not Vote

2.) Cross over to the Republicans and vote for Ron Paul. Winner take all primary.

3.) Vote in the Dem primary. Gravel’s not on the ballot. Kucinich has dropped out but I know know if his names still there are not. Hillary. Edwards. Obama. Uncomitted means the votes go to the top candidate if uncommitted doesn’t get 15%, which it won’t.

61. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008
62. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

Himself. he is an appeaser with no personal power. That is what is revealed over and over… And the pact he has entered into with the party, another personal liability..

It strikes me that some of the liberal wing of the Democratic party might be rallying around him as a rebellion against the Clintons.

Bill Bradley wrote a little read book a few years ago about how the Clintons destroyed the party.

I think some of that feeling might be coalescing around Obama. That’s at least the start of a base.

63. marisacat - 28 January 2008

um profound dislike of the Clintons is not news. Nor is intense factionalism in the party.

Not news.

The split in the party is topic of discussion here, and in fact is upthread.

Oh poor Bradley, so outta steam.

64. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

Well how about just enjoying seeing the Clintons go down and knowing Obama’s not necessarily any worse than Bill or Hill?

Who knows. Maybe I just won’t vote.

65. marisacat - 28 January 2008

am I allowed to dislike them all?

In other words, continue as I am?

You can decide inside the polling booth… like a third or so do. Right in the groove.

66. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

am I allowed to dislike them all?

Yes. At least until they put HR 1955 into practice.


67. marisacat - 28 January 2008

yes HR 1955 has been heard of around here.

68. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

I don’t think Edwards is getting anywhere near 15% here so his delegates are going to be flipped to either Hillary or Obama.

Does anybody know which way the superdelegates are going for sure?

69. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

My latest screed is up, prompted by today, of course.

70. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

Look, they just stitched in the liver for that new Frankenstein monster that the Daley Donklephant machine’s mad scientist is building. Not sure they’ve settled on a name for the monster … currently it looks like “Change” is its first name, with “Hope” the middle name. Perhaps “Suckers” will be the name awarded at first communion. Time will tell, if it walks at all.

Does Frank Rich get to be the little girl Obama throws in the lake?

71. marisacat - 28 January 2008

Does anybody know which way the superdelegates are going for sure?

Oh Nagourney had a piece today.. Ben Smith called the DNC for a definitive answer on how it works.

Superdelegates, as I somewhat understand it, can do as they please.

72. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

The upshot of it is that my vote doesn’t mean shit. Even if Kucinich is still on the ballot, and I vote for him, Hillary (who’s probably going to win the state) gets his delegates. Of course, I have yet to meet anybody in person (in suburban NJ) who’s ever heard of Dennis Kucinich. Ron Paul signs everywhere. The Paultards have been out and about in a major way. But Kucinich? Nothing.

73. marisacat - 28 January 2008

LOL… IOZ (it is the post riding at the top… http://whoisioz.blogspot.com )

[E]ven if we take Change and Belief in the post-linguistic, Singularity-Now, realm-of-pure-forms spirit in which it is apparently meant by the Obama campaign, the movie-trailer tagline that Nothing is the Same because Everything is Different, then we are still left with the specter of three members of the political dynasty most representative of the Democratic Party brand qua brand pimping soft revolution.

Anyway, the Obama campaign proposes that there is content to belief. They believe in change. And what is change? It’s what they believe it. They approach tautology at Warp 9 and slingshot through its vast gravity into the past.

74. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

Soaring price of birth control at colleges puts pressure on Congress (via Truthout):

With the cost of contraception skyrocketing on college campuses throughout the country, the price of the pill is suddenly big talk on Capitol Hill. And Congress, which apparently caused the jump in prices with a legislative error, is under growing pressure to intervene.

Birth-control advocates are calling it a crisis: Packets of birth-control pills that once cost $5 to $10 for a monthly supply are now selling for $40 to $50. Officials at Planned Parenthood say the higher prices are putting birth control out of reach for many financially strapped students, and they want Congress to make the issue a top priority.

The soaring prices are the result of a quirk in a new federal law that was aimed at saving taxpayers money.

Since 1990, Congress had allowed pharmaceutical companies to offer discounted drugs to college students and low-income people. But when Congress passed its deficit-reduction bill in 2005, it included a provision that disallowed university health clinics from getting access to the reduced-price drugs.

Is ANYBODY buying that this was a MISTAKE?

75. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

another link via Truthout:

Resegregation of U.S. schools deepening

Districts in big cities of the Midwest and Northeast undergo the most change.

Chicago – At one time, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District in North Carolina was a model of court-ordered integration.

Today, nearly a decade after a court struck down its racial-balancing busing program, the school district is moving in the opposite direction. More than half of its elementary schools are either more than 90 percent black or 90 percent white.

“Charlotte is rapidly resegregating,” says Carol Sawyer, a parent and member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Equity Committee.

It’s a trend that is occurring around the country and is even more pronounced than expected in the wake of court cases dismantling both mandated and voluntary integration programs, a new report says. The most segregated schools, according to the report, which documents desegregation trends, are in big cities of the Northeast and Midwest. The South and West – and rural areas and small towns generally – offer minority students a bit more diversity.

Suburbs of large cities, meanwhile, are becoming the new frontier: areas to which many minorities are moving. (as the young and wealthy move back to cities, will we eventually replicate the French suburbs … just wondering.)

These places still have a chance to remain diverse communities but are showing signs of replicating the segregation patterns of the cities themselves.

76. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

Does Frank Rich get to be the little girl Obama throws in the lake?

I think Frank is Igor.

77. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Hey. Did you change the colours here or am I on crack?

78. marisacat - 28 January 2008


These places still have a chance to remain diverse communities but are showing signs of replicating the segregation patterns of the cities themselves.

Well I suggest the writer apply him or herself to Teddy’s speech today.

There is no black v whtie, there is no gender issues, there is no contrast or struggle at all. There is no opposition. There is meld.

Something like a squished white chicken sandwish with yellow cheese. That is the future.

That, struggle and opposition, is the past.

What is happening, quite clearly IMO, is the Federal government, in whomsoever’s hands, is divesting itself of codifying much less ensuring rights and protections for people. I would go so far as to say the idea of being a citizen of one nation is going…

It will devolve to the states. And while I won’t live to see it, I think it is a major step to the country breaking apart.

If your federal government ONLY collects taxes and remands bits of money to certain regions… and lectures and hectors you (and drafts you), why bother.

79. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

OK. State of the Union Address. Let’s strap down my wrists and ankles and put the rubber in my mouth so I don’t chew out my own toungue.

80. marisacat - 28 January 2008


WP is hiccuping — a lot.

You are probably getting the orange or blue version…

I amhaving trouble on the so called “back” pages.

They pribably need to take it down and juggle something…


81. marisacat - 28 January 2008

oh the Demcrats are fun to watch. What a HOOT!!

82. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

What is happening, quite clearly IMO, is the Federal government, in whomsoever’s hands, is divesting itself of codifying much less ensuring rights and protections for people. I would go so far as to say the idea of being a citizen of one nation is going…

It will devolve to the states. And while I won’t live to see it, I think it is a major step to the country breaking apart.

Spot on.

HCfM – you’re actually gonna subject yourself to it? I’d sooner give myself a gasoline enema followed by a match.

83. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

“purveyers of false populism in our hemisphere”

Gee I wonder who that could be about and since 90% of the Merken people aren’t going to catch the reference I wonder which part of the elites he was speaking too.

84. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

Bush says “we have to trust our scientists to keep us compative in the global markets’.

Uh, isn’t this the guy who says “the jury is still out” about evolution?

85. marisacat - 28 January 2008

I am watchjing it…

Nancy looks very young (like a little girl) worn out and BEATEN.

Obama is sitting with Great WHite Father…

He is getting room wide standing Os.


I am also re reading Kennedy’s spew from today.

what a HOOT.

86. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

I guess Bush isn’t going to talk about the journalist who got sentenced to death for slurring Islam in Afghanistan, is he?

Now if it were Iran…….

87. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Damn. My tubes connection conked out and I was left watching the SOTU all by myself!

88. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

I was getting the orange pages. I thought you’d been hacked by the Great Orange Satanists. 😉

89. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

so, the suspense is killing me … is freedom STILL ON THE MARCH?

90. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Nancy looks very young (like a little girl) worn out and BEATEN.

No kidding. She’s pale as a ghost. And Dick looks as undead as ever.

91. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Hey. I thought announcing when troops were withdrawing equaled emboldening the enemy. Traitor!

92. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

so, the suspense is killing me … is freedom STILL ON THE MARCH?

Well yes it is. But there are also these deadly Islamo Fascist Turrists who could roll that freedom all the way back from Anbar to Staten Island in 20 minutes if we don’t keep up the pressure. And them Eye Ranians are given them turrists guns.

93. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008



94. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Did you hear Tweety wonder aloud about Condi as VP, saying that people liked her? Who? Which people?

95. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

I would so sell my soul to the devil if Cheney had a heart attack and slumped over onto Pelosi

96. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

nukular Iran…drink!

97. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008


he’s talking about gays eating starch in the Navy?

98. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

Them Irans want Nukular weapons

99. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

95. pssst…I think that’s a hologram.

100. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

he’s talking about gays eating starch in the Navy?

lol…umm, no.

101. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

He’s bringing up the LA skyscraper attack.

102. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

He’s bringing up Telecom immunity. Gee. I wonder how long it will take congress to back down.

103. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

No more! No more! I can’t take anymore! The cocky, happy, smirky, smiley-faced Bush is the worst of his personalities.

104. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Zim-bah-way? Would you like to buy a “b”?

105. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

The cocky, happy, smirky, smiley-faced Bush is the worst of his personalities.

I don’t know, the petulant spoiled Bush is pretty hard to take.

106. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008
107. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

I just flipped it on … is Nancy reading a book?!?!

108. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

“text”, that is.

I don’t know, the petulant spoiled Bush is pretty hard to take.

Especially with that “hehehe”.

109. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

107. Yes: How to Be a Republican in 10 Easy Lessons

110. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

do his speech writers have a random cliche’ generator?

111. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Same shit. Different year.

112. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

110. I’m pretty sure this is what they use.

113. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

“protective overwatch mission”?

On with the POM POMs!

114. marisacat - 28 January 2008

really the high point was when he nearly, just caught himself, said Articles fo the Confederacy.


115. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

What’s Left:

But I also believe that there is such a thing as FINALITY. Stars can explode. Planets can die. Species can cease to exist. Forever. Obama and Hillary are going to be swallowed by this, just as well as Bush and Cheney. And the rest of us sorry and weary souls.

The only thing left is to be true to yourself and to your highest values. Live as honorably and as truthfully as you can, as one lone individual. Do what good you can and spend time with people who have integrity. Do no harm to others or to the environment; protect and preserve the Good, the True, and the Beautiful as best you can.

Because when the shit hits the fan, the laws our officials flagrantly violate now in our name, for the benefit of the national security state, will no longer matter on a day-to-day basis.

116. marisacat - 28 January 2008

Sibelius is so bad. Beyond anemic. But she is their leading Republican converter, 9 at last count I saw.

117. Hair Club for Men - 28 January 2008

Sibelius is so bad

I prefer Dvorak or Stravinsky myself.

118. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

wow, she’s HORRIBLE.

I think she’s gonna out-cliche the Chimp. Not an eazy “accomplishment”.

119. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Who is this woman and why didn’t she just say, “Yippy kay-yay motherfucker”?

120. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Tweety’s looking pasty-white tonite too. Must still be recovering from Ted Kennedy’s speech.

121. BooHooHooMan - 28 January 2008

God, how many lapsed into a coma listening to Sebelius?
Jesus, enough already with the Qualude Monotonogginundation

Oh god now Tweety Rubbin the Yummy Lotion on McCain

122. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

kos whines about libertarians on fisa, calls himslef a “progressive” while Reason magazine responds and calls him a Libertarian Democrat. Whoops. How soon kos forgets what he claims to be.

123. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

hard to take tweety in full-out man crush mode. Why didn’t he start off the interview with “me love you long time” and him feel at home?

124. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Hey! Where’s that torch Obama got today?

125. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

ooops, “make him feel at home”

126. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

lol @ BHHM and MitM. Ewww.

127. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

Where’s that torch Obama got today?

Isn’t he carrying it for Reagan, or something?

I get so confused over which parts of the past we’re supposed to be … ummmmm …. past.

128. BooHooHooMan - 28 January 2008

Here on MSNBC post SoU coverage,
Russert looks like he’s on a commode beneath the news desk

129. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Well, apparently, first we were supposed to be reliving the 60s (MLK), then it was the 80s (Ronnie) and now we’re back to the 60s again. I’m getting whiplash. Can we get a do-over of the 70s? There’s an old boyfriend I’d like to smack upside the head.

130. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

If the disciples of Milton Friedman don’t crush you, the military Keynesians will

Here is one pronouncement you will not hear George W. Bush make in his finally final SOTU address tonight: We are now living in a post-American world. Too bad too, because it would have been sweet karma to hear it come from the lips of Dubya, poster boy for the crony capitalism, corporatism uber alles, evangelical nation-building, neoconservative imperialism, and American exceptionalism that has brought us to where we are today: second place.

What’s more, while the Bush administration grew ever more surly and arrogant and isolated — insanely convinced that they could create their own reality — the technocrats in Brussels just smiled politely and kept the EU economies humming along. At the same time, a surging China forged ties with Venezuela and Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Iran, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and India and Pakistan, as well as Japan and smaller Southeast Asian countries.

But Lou Dobbs will tell you — five times a week for a full hour — that the problem with our economy is that pesky porous border with Mexico. And Larry Kudlow will tell you — five times a week for a full hour — that the problem with our economy is the capital gains tax and the death tax. And Cramer will tell you — five times a week for a full hour — that the problem with our economy is … well, I’m not sure because he‘s incoherent.

131. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

No more … time to fire up The Wire on HBO On Demand.

Fiction is more real than this bullshit.

132. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008

Stop me quotes the LA Times:

A tipping point? “Foreclose me … I’ll save money”

A homeowner who can’t sell his house tells the L.A.Times, “Foreclose me. … I’ll live in the house for free for 12 months, and I’ll save my money and I’ll move on.”

Banks and lenders fear this kind of thinking — that walking away from a house could be the smart economic move — appears to be on the rise….

133. BooHooHooMan - 28 January 2008

“The Passing of the Torch”, – Truly a feat unimagineably more impressive than passing a kindney stone- was necessarily downgraded by Brian Williams to The Passing of the “Baton”.

If only our boy Ted had passed the car keys back in the day…

134. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 January 2008
135. wilfred - 28 January 2008

Watching Olbermann’s clips of Bush’s SOTU address. It seems like the tagline should be “After 8 years of my Presidency you should be very afraid of the rest of the world.”

136. BooHooHooMan - 28 January 2008

Anybody catch that blip by Rachel Maddow that Wolfowitz is now back in at the State Department?

Flew really low under the radar, not much linkage on TehGoogle
but its even worse, according to thin reporting on Detroit Free Press (via Bloomberg evidently) he’s now on some DOS Advisory Board.

137. BooHooHooMan - 28 January 2008

I love it. As Mcat says, distribute weapons all around and hope thay all have good aim….

Hillary will kick Obama’s ass on February 5th.
by aimeeinkc
Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 07:38:28 PM PST

Disclaimer: I am first and foremost a Democrat. I will work long and hard for our nominee and will not hold my nose voting for any of the big three. I live in a divided household – my husband is JRE, and I am Obama. I am so proud of him standing by his candidate. I encourage all of us to respect those decisions. And I hope the HRC and JRE folks are getting out and doing the work for their candidate. This diary is about motivating Obama supporters.

Hillary is going to kick our ass on February 5.

138. marisacat - 28 January 2008

hmm Feb 5 will be interesting.

139. lucid - 28 January 2008

No more … time to fire up The Wire on HBO On Demand.

This weeks episode was quite good… Marlo shoots Prop Joe at the end… Burrell gets fired… McGinty gets more into his serial killer game… Omar starts marking Marlo’s crew.

140. lucid - 28 January 2008

I think this might be the 5th straight SOTU I’ve conveniently missed. To be honest, I would have watched the Louisville Uconn game if I hadn’t been rehearsing…

The last time I watched one, my response was this.

Has anything changed?

When will he be in jail again?

141. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

137. Always look for brrrreaking news here first. I posted that Wolfowitz story a few threads ago. 😉

142. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

My perspective on Bush’s SOTU.

143. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008

Do you think that even Obama gets tired of hearing his crap sometimes?

144. liberalcatnip - 28 January 2008
145. marisacat - 28 January 2008

new thread


146. CSTAR - 28 January 2008

Re Post American World.

The tragic fact isn’t that we’re living in a post american world, but that no public figure in the United States accepts publicly this increasingly obvious fact. WIth all the talk of change, nothing will change, until this happens.

Talk about pathological denial.

147. wu ming - 29 January 2008

i’ve been reading through dahr jamail’s book on iraq, and am just coming to the series of seiges of fallujah in 2004. i remember reading his reports here and there, but having it in one place like this paints a far more fucked up picture than the fucked up one that i had in my head.

that hulagu khan graffito is looking like less and less of an analogy and more and more like an understatement.

well worth reading, for anyone not already overloaded by it all.

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