June 22, 2006
hat tip: John Hawkins
June 13, 2006
- Delphinus: "I'm so disappointed - when I heard it on NPR I just said "F**k!" and turned off the radio." (my editing)
- rodeodance: "I thought I was phychologically prepared for this, but I am not. What a blow!"
- PCIntern: "Sissy doody crap...@#$^%$#^%$. That's all I have to say in the matter..."
- Totally Committed: "Well, if that doesn't suck out loud...ten ways to Sunday! I've been patient thinking these charges were coming down, and now -- N A D A . F*CK."
- alyce douglas: "I have my fingers crossed that this is not over. this just really rots. Rove is a snake, and a very arrogant one. Shit."
- SharonRB: "This was the news I woke up to this morning. Not a great way to start the day. Hubby came into the bathroom and said "Do you feel like you just got punched in the stomach?" I sure did. All that anticipation for nil. Well, maybe he's going after bigger fish -- if he gets Cheney all will be forgiven."
- Kajsa: "I Can't Stand It!! The Bush Administration gets away with everything. What a friggin wake-up call ! I wasn't prepared for this, either. Right now Virginia, there is no Santa Claus.
- Union Label: "That is so f**king wrong" (my editing)
Yes, the tears. They're so salty and delicious. Yessss!
June 12, 2006
The odd thing was that MoulitsasÂ’s victories werenÂ’t actually victories. 2003 might have been the year of candidate Howard Dean, but 2004 was the year in which the Democratic presidential nominee was actually chosenÂ—and Dean lost. And while 2005 was indeed the year Dean ascended to the top of the DNC, it would be a mistake to attribute his victory mostly to MoulitsasÂ’s influence. And Paul Hackett, a Moulitsas favorite who ran for a seat in the House from Ohio in 2005Â—well, he lost. And so did more than a dozen other candidates who ran with MoulitsasÂ’s support.Translation: All of our screaming, foot-stomping and caterwauling may not actually win anything in the strictest sense of the word, but dammit, they're going to pay attention to us!
WhatÂ’s more, some of them lost in part because they said the kind of things that bring cheers on the DailyKos but that turn off many voters. Hackett not only called President Bush a Â“chickenhawk,Â” he also saidÂ—echoing earlier statements by Moulitsas himselfÂ—that Â“the Republican party has been hijacked by the religious fanatics that, in my opinion, arenÂ’t a whole lot different from Osama bin Laden.Â” Voters thought he was a bit over the topÂ—just like some of the bloggers who supported him.
But that doesnÂ’t appear to give Moulitsas pauseÂ—or reason for reflection. Instead, on Thursday night, with his face shining down on his followers from large screens on both ends of the stage, he fused the two worlds of the liberal blogosphereÂ—the world of overweening confidence and the world of resentment at those who donÂ’t recognize the KossacksÂ’ extraordinary power.
Â“Look at each other,Â” Moulitsas told his followers. Â“Look left and right. There have been so many efforts to marginalize us by the media and political elite because we had the temerity to feel passionate about politics. How dare us riff raff demand a voice in our democracy?Â”
They canÂ’t keep us out any longer, Moulitsas said. WeÂ’re going to crash the gates. Â“People power is a wonderful thing. Everyone can be a leader. Everyone can be a strong voice. Everyone can make a difference. There has been far too much talent, far too much passion, far too much intelligence in this country marginalized by the establishment currently stinking up Washington D.C. And now, that talent has an outlet. It can no longer be marginalized.Â”
If this isn't a childish breed of narcissism, I don't know what is.
June 09, 2006
1) It don't mean nuthin'. We're still no more successful in Iraq with Al-Zarqawi dead (denial)
"Sad day for the Spin Masters of the Neocons warmonger. Because they need War an Dead for can make more Money they need a new boogey Man."From "helonias":
"The good news is al-Zarqawi is dead. The bad news is can we trust that this as truthful information, coming from Bushco."2) Sure, Al-Zarqawi's dead, but how many innocent Iraqis have died in the process. All this means is that there'll be another Al-Zarqawi to take his place (sour grapes)
"Once again, we've killed those who kill to stop the killing? And how many 500 pound bombs did it take? How many innocents died along with Zarqawi? Sorry, no celebration here--only fear of a "retaliation", more hate, more discension, more of our own dead and more others dead and less and less civilization. The US will keep up the killing to stop the killing which will never stop as long as the Neo Con Global Cowboy/Pirate Criminals are in office."From "SatanLivesinUSA":
"The US f*cking military can put up any f*cking bullshit headline they want. There will be lots of litte Zarqawis to follow."There are plenty more put together by RightWingNews, but you get the point. These Left-wing kooks are like automatons. Wind them up, and off they go with their paranoid rants. They must have had a particularly tough day yesterday.
June 06, 2006
Where: Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510 (Handicap Accessible)
Good thing they pointed out that it was handicap accessible, I'm sure they're going to need it for many of the attendees.
Apparently, they're providing signs. Here's the link announcing it: http://political.moveon.org/rsvp/lamontrally/index.html
Anyone in the area interested in doing a little photo shoot of the event on their lunch hour can email me photos and I'll post them. Should be interesting.
UPDATE - 8/8/06:
Seems this post got a particularly prolific blog commenter (and proprietor of dumpjoe.com), CT Keith, a little bent out of shape. He wanted me to be aware of his spinal surgery scheduled for the day of the rally. Well, I'm glad to say that the surgery must have gone particularly well. Because it looks like Keith is fit as a fiddle and back on his feet as of August 2.
Also, he seems to have retained enough vigor to go stumping for Ned Lamont (as we can see on this video). I'm not expert on what the usual recovery period for major spinal surgery usually is (especially where you're having a disc removal and a spinal fusion) but this procedure boasts a recovery period of only three months compared to other spinal fusion procedures where the recovery period is six to nine months. So CT Keith must have found the best doctors in CT, being as his surgery was only two months ago.
Congrats Keith! Hope your doing well.
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