Monthly Archives: December 2008

Here We Go Again, Again

From kos: Seriously, this earlier post by Kagro encapsulates every frustration I’ve felt over the last eight years. Republicans ask for the absurd, threaten nuclear/economic armageddon if there’s no action. Democrats cower in fear. We try to talk some sense … Continue reading

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Beware of Flying Pigs . . .

. . . because hell has just frozen over.

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Here We Go Again

So that there is no confusion later, this is what to expect for the next eight years (of course he’ll get re-elected): The interesting things about this is that NBC bureau chief Mark Whittaker is throwing down the gauntlet to … Continue reading

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Kudos to O, As Well

There seems to be a Sickness in the Senate where Collegiality taken too far becomes clubbiness, and clubbiness is just on the other side of a fine line from corruption. The Democratic Senate leadership is veering ever so close to … Continue reading

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Kudos, W

Seriously, he’s still got good reflexes. I refer to the incident in which an Iraqi journalist threw a shoe at Bush during a news conference on Bush’s surprise Iraq trip. The Iraqi seemed a professional shoe-thrower. If W hadn’t dodged, … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Detroit?

Senate republicans blocked the short term bail out for the US automakers. They were unsatisfied with the plans put forward for its use by the carmakers. At least that’s what they said. If they admitted their failures (and melevolent intent) … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Blogo

It’s time to say goodbye to Rod Blagojevich, the soon (hopefully) to be former Governor of Illinois. I have wanted to believe in him for the last five years. Were there corrupt politicians in Illinois state government? Certainly. For years, … Continue reading

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As I Said In Class . . .

In September, I used, as an example to my students of how words have connotations, the phrase “foreign oil.” I asked: What’s the difference between these statements? We need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. We need to reduce … Continue reading

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