What utter nonsense.
Rapid response will be the key.
SLAM them as soon as they open the
The newspapers were complicit in the last
smear campaign, they'll do the same
for this one. Allow me to highlight
for you some of the good points.
1. He did a deal with Enron to set up an
insurance haven in Vermont when he was govnah!
He's got an unbridled temper.
He's a liberal.
He's gay. (again, this is not my idea, its theirs)
He opposed the Iraqi war, and by opposing it,
he opposes Freedom.
6. He flip flopped on the palestinian issue,
he said Israels wings should be clipped. Then he corrected himself and said that palestinian two state system should be the one.
He doesn't want the iowa primary (thats a good one - know where they got it - public TV!!)
What else? Lets think - oh yeah. He's angry, bellicose.
The killer story: He's supposed to be a fiscally disciplined guy but he couldn't
control the disappearance of a 40 million
dollar chunk of cash in three months, in
his own campaign.
10. Lastly he just doesn't get the internet or the blogs, it was all Trippi's Idea - he thought he
was losing security when he was sending email addresses and mailing addresses to his supporters for letter writing campaigns.... he's computer illiterate (Judy Woodruff wanted that question, but since it came from the audience at random,
they might just run a story that says "he likes MACINTOSH COMPUTERS!!")
ALL BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR NEWEST FOX NEWS COMMENTATOR...... MR.... ZELL MILLER!!!
Folks , this is an Epic moment in history. I love myDD because its really more objective than any of the other blogs. Dean, and how he deals with this,
will define or destroy the Democratic
party. Its that simple folks.
I for one think he's a good bet, things
will get more exciting. He's the kind of
guy I admire. I love him, but I hate
his friends. Just like he hates my friends...
First, I took time out from class to look
walk down to a train track. There I put
my head on the track and I saw the train
coming. I just lay my head their on the track,
I wanted to see a train up close. Then I rolled
away, like Ty Cobb. And that train started
slowing down, air brakes. But only after
I had moved. I lay there, unable to get
farther away as the cars roared by.
But they were slowing, and it made me
sad. I knew it takes alot of gas
in the air to make the train go again,
I didn't want the world to end by global warming.
Then I was in a room. The teacher was asked -
what is the mystery of our faith.
I said - Christ was born, christ died
and christ rose up to be born again.
The room stopped and the instructor
Finally I just woke up. The arc lamps
of Atlanta, far off - lit the sky orange
even though it was 4 am. There was a fog.
And I logged on just to say this, then
I get to work (I'm a ceo).
Liberalism means fighting for your country,
loving your country so much, you would
give your very life for it.
Conservatism is blond haired, blu eyed
children in uruguay that can recite
the german alphabet. Conservatism
was a shade on that train that passed us
by. And we saw it. It was a train filled
not with steel rails heading to a factory.
There were people there.
Liberalism means being smart enough to
fight and to be a fool for christ. We should
never be afraid of that.
Want a real war? Try this one: who will
get confirmed as Supreme court Justice.
All the bloody sunshine in the world,
you can just pound that right up your ass -
Scalia is as much a lock on chief justice
right now as Dean is on the DNC chair.
If that doesn't mean the end of the party -
And not that the Democratic party being over,
forever, is a bad thing. But its end the
hands of a man who thinks clearly now,
at least. Someones favorite uncle, something
Whoop de doo.
I will fight for my company and my god
and my country. You fight for the party.
I feel like someone is trying to get away
Finally!! Gay marriage is definitely
a trick. Its simply, the GOP pointing
out that the Donkey is being ridden by
special interest groups. They can't
shake the monkeys off their back, can
they. KOS is gay so he won't write
anything that draws attention to this.
But enough is enough. The gays were voted
down everywhere, and they're a non-issue.
What is the cultural narrative that works?
A 'fighting liberalism' is the cultural narrative
that works. Rosie the riveter. Uncle Sam rolling up his sleeves and taking on Bin Laden.
America unified. Liberalism? "Buy War Bonds".
How about attacking the Chinese Industrial
complex, while we're at it? No labour
union in the world can compete with
1.00 a day labour. Are they evil? Who cares?
They're destroying our industrial capability.
Enough is enough! And what about those
obese, arrogant, stupid kids !! We
should be identified as the party that
rolls up his sleeves, gets those fat,
soft, ignorant children into lean,
mean, learning machines!
Flaming gay pink sweatered faggots
are precisely the counter image
- so DOH they chose it!
The media that belongs most, is
the military blogosphere. They were
out here before you, Chris.
And they're the heart of the grassroots
that is powering the GOP.
And nothing will matter, by the way,
if America loses the war. Nothing.
We're going to live our lives
every day in terror just like
the Israelis. We have to win. Period.
but getting things done is a plus.
I'm very happy with the Bush administrations
successful elections in Iraq, voter turnout
of about 70% with only a few cities like
Samara where the voter turnout was below 10%.
Better still, it looks like the people are rising
up and taking control.
My sources tell me that Dean has clinched the
nomination and now, if you want real reform -
you'd better remember that Dean was relatively
clueless during his campaign - Trippi set things
up and Trippi's backing Rosenburg.
Lets make sure Simon Rosenburg gets in power
inside the party structure. Then you just might
have a party that can attract independents
The worst possible thing that could happen
is if you believe in the junk you chew.
Everyone knows that government is now
firmly in the hands of major corporations.
Dean has one shot at this, one only. Without
Simon, he's dogfood. I promise you.
when they tried to put stupid stickers
and here in this deep red state of georgia,
we lift them up when they shine the light
of ethic and truth upon the ways of humans.
Two different worlds, chris. The natural
world follows the rules of science.
And a good, christian society follows
the rule of the lord. First.
I bet the first person to stop on
Titan will say a little prayer
when those 311 mile per hour winds
blowing at about 78 Kelvin temperature
hit him in the spacesuit for the
And life will team around our bacteria
laden footprint. Life goes on
all over the universe, all different
kinds of life.
And it does have a soul. You have a
soul, Chris. God bless you for posting
this. The pictures of the probe
nearing the foreign shores ,
approaching over the ocean - borne
by a 300 mph wind towards a high cliff -
dude. You gotta see those to believe them.
I did freelance work for the WSJ on the Enron
accounting, was a source behind the scenes for
alot of SPE writedowns since I have both a
math background and I happened to be an
Enron (ENE) shareholder at the time.
I have two lifetime subscriptions to the WSJ
and the AJC for my work.
I am a bona fide independent. My bottom line
on the political process is summed up
in that song by Sting .. " they all seem
like game show hosts to me".
The america people were riffed 500 million dollars
last year, a half billion in cold cash
sailed over to none other than your friendly
neighborhood broadcast industry pocket.
With FCC media consolidation, the Federal
govt. can't even spend an annual budget
without giving this lobby succor.
My every atom of my being says this is
+the+ central issue. And there's value
in any station that realizes the
average consumer can get wize (we
read da footnotes, bra! got out
of my enron holdings with room to spare!)
and give the comcast/media/viacoms of the
world the heave-ho.
The NET rules!
Blogosphere is better than News!
I saw a great bumpersticker the other
day. it said.
" Lighten up your day with a psychopathic
conservative talk show host."
Invoking the design of our fathers,
continually drives us to a libertarian
Vermont, for example: instead of having
a powerful central government, they've
got powerful local governments.
In the case of SS, we don't have some kind
of broad, centralized investment scenario -
we need to have a decentralized, guaranteed
safety net that can catch people in the small towns as well as the cities.
Federalization of Social Security was done
in response to a great crisis.
Now, with industrialization of China -
you've got another great crisis: no american
business can set up shop making +Anything+
and compete with chinese price.
keep taxes low, but spark the economic engine
and drive up revenue. Laffer curve.
fight the republicans idea to line the pockets
of investment bankers. bring out the real
story about how broker fees for these
"accounts" that are proposed will eat up
any and all benefit.
make it clear: America becomes stronger again,
not by giving away their past but aggressively
embracing it faster than the corporate republicans.
My view is that the party needs to move
not to the right, but to the people.
That of necessity means cutting itself
away from the media consultant class,
the labor lobbies, all the little pieces
of a life lived for the past thirty
years under the assumption that
the party can exist without the people.
Believe me, they think we're just
buckets of internet money whether its
rosenberg, dean, or madison ave.
all the same.
its up to us.
lets take it back to where it began.
only by having local industry will we have
local power. the chinese "centralized"
economy is just setting the built in corruption
of a confucian society into a well known
pattern. and thats whats driving their engine.
lets go back to go forward, not to obstruct
social security - but instead to pioneer a
new way of life without either th einvestment
bankers, or the labor lobby.
Perhaps, but status anxiety goes back to more than just nostalgia for the womb, as de Botton shows throughout this brisk little read. Thanks to the American Revolution, he argues, the Western world now operates under the assumption -- however false -- that we live in a meritocracy. The lowliest page boy can aspire to billions, as can a doctor happily bringing in a six-figure salary. The result is a society of people forever measuring themselves against one another and those above them. And the richer we become, the more we need to feel loved.
It sounds like an incredibly reductive argument, but as de Botton zigzags through history collecting examples and illustrating points, his reasoning acquires an elegant simplicity. In the 17th century, status anxiety was dangerous sport as hundreds of thousands of men died dueling over honor. Over the years, it became less dangerous to seek status since the culture -- at least in theory -- accepted that everyone could have it. In the 20th century, a self-help boom exploded in America with gurus like Anthony Robbins exhorting Americans to be all they could be. The implied assumption behind Robbins's success is that most Americans felt they wanted more out of life.
Two forces make it even harder now to accept our status: snobbery and dependence."
It could well be said, of conservatism,
versus liberalism - Trippi's great success
with Dean was to turn our stock market
impulses into buying and selling political
The GOP has cornerd the market on snobbery,
but what does the word "liberal" mean to you.
I can offer a definition of "libertarian",
and it just might use a few french words.
Ooo la la! what a great book! Read it!!
The last question is one that Zell Miller raised.
What does he stand for.
Is he a demagogue, or just populist?
Never discount what Trippi did. Dean
was taken from obscurity by Trippi,
his ad money was squandered by Trippi,
an infrastructure was set up so full of
security holes you could see through it -
thanks to trippi -
And he made a lasting impact forever on
the Democratic party thanks to Trippi.
Again, I reiterate: Dean is good only
if the Dean team takes a freaking hike
(except trippi). Dean needs to be able
to deal with Rosenberg My view.
The way to rifleshoot Co, Nev, Az, Ca, etc.
is to establish a base they can't control.
America is a very, very fluid country.
Here in Atlanta we see people with Fla tags,
Ohio tags, all kinds of people every day.
They fly in on Airtran for 50.00 bucks
and fly out, do a conference.
Correct approach is to form a few places
where you can be absolutely bulletproof.
Then create an ideology that people can
take with them, like they take their
community with them on talk radio.
Sorry, Al Franken doesn't cut it.
The real key is to realize how fast everything
turned when the talk radio about the
scum boat vets fired up, last election.
That was the overlay region - the "talk radio"