I wonder when this foreboding will leave me. I keep waiting, waiting for the second clog to drop, for when President Obama does something that makes me lose faith in the Hope. I know I’ve been obnoxiously cheer-leading for him here since Inauguration Day. It’s just a new phenomena to me, being led by a […]
Monthly Archives: February 2009
As President Obama gives the most important speech he’ll make in his first term, I must note that I am filled with gratitude for one Chris Matthews of MSNBC. On Hardballs last night, Matthews brought up one of my pet issues: Republicans’ disrespectful, snotty insistence on calling the name of my political party incorrectly. Transcript […]
Zach Space, of course. space.house.gov. He’s at the Space House. That is all.
If there were any doubt in anyone’s mind—even in that of Alan Keyes, who ought to be arrested for his seditious comments—that Barack Hussein Obama was the right pick to be President of the United States, Obama mowed doubt down last evening like a sappling under a riding mower. Obama’s speech to a joint session […]
Nothing could have made me happier than I was last night, watching the Jayhawks beat the Sooners AT NORMAN, after having watched Barack Obama take the GOP leadership to school at the end of the Deficit Summit. Of course, the Sooners were at something of a disadvantage with their number one weapon … potential national […]
Which Idiot Decided to Repeal Glass-Steagall? Which Idiot Decided Not to Regulate Credit Default Swaps?
Let’s talk McLaughlin for a sec. I have been a loyal viewer of this fine television program for probably 15 years now. A few years ago, a housemate chided me for including the show on my Tivo season pass. Old men in ties barking about politics, she said? How the hell do you watch that? […]
I have just listened to some of Arnold “The Governator” Schwarzenegger on “This Week with Aloysius Snuffleupagus” over my eggs with scallions this morning. It was funny to hear him dodge around on the fact that he campaigned on eliminating California’s car tax but of course can’t do that now by any stretch of the […]
I’m sick of the 911 system. I don’t want my tax money to go to it. I stay healthy and live in a low-crime neighborhood—where’s my ride in an emergency vehicle that gets to run red lights? Why should my hard-earned dollars subsidize cops for losers who were brutally assaulted because they decided to live […]
“We need messengers to really capture that region — young, Hispanic, black, a cross section…We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-surburban hip-hop settings.” GOP Chair Michael Steel I hope Mr. Steele will take some time to follow […]