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I just read on DailyKos about how the Boy Scouts leadership is now blaming gays and non-believers for the Scouts clear-cutting of forests that have had the misfortune of coming under the Scouts’ control. I just have to make a response, as follows: Screw you effing sons of buzzards for taking something like the Boy […]


Yesterday’s passage of the financial bailout provides an interesting illustration of logrolling, which is one of the most problematic parts of democratic government. In theory, politicians elected to Congress are supposed to deal with issues that effect the United States as whole. In reality, politicians are generally concerned with trying to get the Federal government […]


“Lazy iconoclasts will win in the end.” — William Safire, in the New York Times


Obama is Boring

03Sep08

The newspapers, the last couple of days, are full of headlines about John McCain the “risk-taker” and the “maverick” due to McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate. I’m not going to talk about Palin, except to note that taking an inexperienced, provinicial, secessionist-loving, creationism-promoting, polar bear-hating, global warming doubting, Federal earmarks addict […]


McCain wanted to announce his pick for Vice-President on Friday in order to steal media attention away from Obama’s capstone speech at the Democratic Convention. Well, that worked brilliantly. No one is talking about anything but McCain’s selection of Palin.


Paul Krugman gives a nice synopsis of the problems with McCain’s push for oil drilling as a solution to higher gas prices. The money quote: … the U.S. government’s own Energy Information Administration says that removing restrictions on offshore drilling wouldn’t lead to any additional domestic oil production until 2017, and that even at its […]


So Obama is working against us on FISA and telecom immunity. That is very disapointing, to say the least. I would love to hear his rationale on that, but I don’t think we’re going to get that anytime before January 1st, 2009. But what we do have right now is a new coaltion to fight […]