Open Thread

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Re: Open Thread

Lieberman still sucks.

by global yokel 2007-02-10 06:28PM | 0 recs

   If they can file papers in Arizona to recall McCain, then we can file papers in Connecticut to recall Lieberman.  I realize that the legality of the recall is dubious, but it's worth a shot.  We could try it with any senator from a moderate state who supports the escalation.  It would keep them on their toes at least.

by cilerder86 2007-02-10 06:58PM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

Pretty quiet around here after midnight DC time, except for the occasional insomniac activist.  Don't any of you other posters live on the other side of the International Date Line?  I seem to miss out on all the fun.

by Shaun Appleby 2007-02-10 07:16PM | 0 recs
Everything is Worse Than You Think

My mind is over at FireDogLake, on TRex's sobering analysis,  
Everything is Worse Than You Think
( erything-is-worse-than-you-think/)

How long will we allow Cheney/Bush to remain in office doing what they're doing?

Bob in HI

by Bob Schacht 2007-02-10 07:35PM | 0 recs
Re: Everything is Worse Than You Think

Something tells me that there has been a 'palace revolt' which has taken the fell poisonous dwarf out of the chain-of-irresponsibility in an emphatic way in the last few days, perhaps more.  The risk of an attack on Iran seems to have passed.

Things have changed, Rumsfield gone, Libby trial, and if not for the worse it can only be better.  This influence was visited on us unannounced and it will leave the same way.  Defense and State have been making moves lately which seem to counter our gravest fears, and expectations.  It is all been a sorry tale, and the worst has not yet been revealed but it will, it must, end.  To paraphrase Churchill perhaps this is the beginning of the end.

by Shaun Appleby 2007-02-10 07:57PM | 0 recs
Re: Everything is Worse Than You Think

"or at least the end of the beginning"

by Winston Smith 2007-02-10 10:32PM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

What's on my mind is I'm already exhausted by the right and the BS they've been putting out, like Pelosi's plane, Edward's house, Obama's name and religion.

I know they're not going to stop as long as we let them get away with it, but damn, I don't see how we can stop it.

I guess we just need to get some rest for the next onslaught. I just wish I had a clue what they were going to come up with next so I'd be prepared.

by Kewalo 2007-02-10 07:44PM | 0 recs
Obama will have my vote ..

if he'll ship Limbaugh, Beck and all those like minded jerks to Gitmo

by Calvin Jones and the 13th Apostle 2007-02-10 09:44PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama will have my vote ..

They live out their lives in a special little corner of hell reserved only for the likes of them, can't you tell by how grumpy they are about everything?

by Shaun Appleby 2007-02-10 10:21PM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

I too am worn out.

When I read about all the crap that's going on,cheney/bush war machinery, how congress has already figured out ways to get around lobbying reforms, more saber rattling about Iran - only on the internet by the way! And what's on MSM?  24/7 Anna Nicole - NO BODY CARES!!!!!!!! a trailer trash tabloid queen! Whatever you do - don't tell the masses what's really going on!

Anyone who knows history recognizes that the USA is imploding from within - can you say fall of the Roman Empire. The greed and corruption, total failure of the government to care for the basic needs of the people, and the hopelessness of the citizenry - we are doomed.

This is the freakin'21st century! And civilization has moved backwards!  So much for a better world!

I am ashamed to be a human!

by Konnie 2007-02-11 03:48AM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

So tell us what you think of the judicial endorsements, Chris.

by joyful alternative 2007-02-11 02:30AM | 0 recs
Defend America Defund Dick Cheney

We can't cut off money to Iraq, but as I suggested in my diary, why can't David Obey and John Murtha:

1. cut off funding for Dick Cheney's staff.

2. kill the provisions of the proposed FY 2007 budget that would give Cheney control over 10% of the budgets for the White House and several other agencies.

This isn't government obstruction; the government would run better with Cheney defunded, and our boys in Iraq would be safer.  

by TomSkidmore 2007-02-11 02:45AM | 0 recs
New wingnut smear narrative against Obama...

Well, now that the "secret Muslim past" shit failed to stick, the Noise Machine appears to be cranking up a new narrative. Now is appears that Obama belongs to a radical "black church" that believes in separatism. Tucker Carlson may have lost the bow tie, but he seems to have lost none of his moronic hypocritical idiocy.
See vid here:

Disgusting. Idiotic. Racist. 'Nuff said.

by The Exile 2007-02-11 03:22AM | 0 recs
Re: New wingnut smear narrative against Obama...

That one could be stopped in its tracks. Oprah is a member of that congregation, too, and all she needs to do is give the topic 5 minutes on her TV show.

(I'm a member of the United Church of Christ, too, but not the same congregation. And nobody pays any heed to what I say.)

by joyful alternative 2007-02-11 06:55AM | 0 recs
Weekends and evenings.

People work 9 to 5 on the days that don't start with 's', obviously this only a generalization, but the great mass of organizing happens during free time.

Bloggers who write for a living, or have other ways that allow them to sit at the keyboard when they like, have a great opportunity to more effectively interact with more time challanged people by posting when people have time to read.

Being late to the party is less fun than arriving with wine while everyone is still laughing.

It isn't fair to working people that all the threads are played out by the time they get to sit and read. And just sit and read. Participation is the name of our new technology.

I copuld be more direct with this thread, but it would just sound whiney and funny, and it's a real comment. Reading logs can help determine if this is true, but people will always try to check in while something is being discussed, the question is, will people checking in increase with a broader time-of-post habit.

by inexile 2007-02-11 04:29AM | 0 recs
hit me in the gut, it did

i found this last night. everything you need to know about bush's war, america, and the consequences we'll all have to deal with for generations to come, in one simple photo.

by chicago dyke 2007-02-11 05:37AM | 0 recs
Bill Ritter Screws CO Labor

You know, with CO being touted as a "blue state" model, you wonder why you can't get a blue governor to actually step up and support organized labor, which means so much to blue electoral chances.

Here's the link from the Denver Business Journal s/2007/02/05/daily80.html

Choice quotes:

"Gov. Bill Ritter vetoed the controversial pro-labor House Bill 1072 Friday, telling Capitol reporters that he thought the process that brought it to his desk was flawed and the debate rhetoric overheated.

Ritter, however, said he agreed with the bill "in substance" and would have signed it had the process been different.

"Opposite sides dug in, refusing to consider reasonable compromises," Ritter said in his veto letter. "The bill's proponents made no effort to open a dialogue with the opponents. At times, the opponents were neither respectful nor civil. It was overheated politics at its worst."

The measure, sponsored by Rep. Michael Garcia, D-Aurora, did away with the current two-step election process that unions and employers must go through before striking all-union shop agreements. All-union agreements require all of a company's employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment. While they must pay fees, workers can't be forced to join a union under federal law.

During the campaign, Ritter told two labor organizations in written questionnaires he would support eliminating the second election.

"But I strongly believe that the way we do the people's business is as important as what we do," he said.

Ritter was under heavy pressure by business groups to veto the measure. They said the pro-union bill would send the wrong message to prospective employers looking to expand or relocate to Colorado."

This is bullshit. If you can't trust your friends, why should you work to get them elected?

by nathanhj 2007-02-12 06:33AM | 0 recs


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