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Category Archives: Politics
Just the other day, I came across this useful post from Jill Walker Rettberg, which is also discussing this useful post from Mike “Rortybomb” Konczal, both about the use of social media and the Occupy Wall Street movement. Walker Rettberg … Continue reading
Not necessarily in this order: If the mainstream media did its freakin’ job, Wikileaks would be irrelevant. The only reason this is much of a story at all is because MSM, too lazy and/or too afraid of and/or owned by … Continue reading
You have perhaps heard this story, about the nut-jobs in Florida (so many of them are in Florida) who are going to have a “Koran burning” on 9/11. See, for example, “Pastor’s Plan to Burn Korans Adds to Tensions” from … Continue reading
Earlier today– I can’t remember if it while I was on my bike ride, grading/wrapping up stuff for the summer term, reading my Google Reader feed, or what– I had this feeling that my long suffering and delayed project, Blogs … Continue reading
Thought (frustration, really) #1: Reagan, both Bushes, and Clinton never had close to 60 votes in the Senate and they got stuff done. What is wrong with the current Democratic leadership– Obama, but also the folks in Congress– that they … Continue reading
The latest crazy far right Obama worries about his “back to school” speech is symptomatic of lots and lots of different things. I think part of it is about race because the crowd who is afraid to have their children … Continue reading
My friend Michelle B. had this on the book o’ face and I thought I’d post it here: Besides being very true, it also seems like a pretty good example of what could be done very simply for the various … Continue reading
The above video is where Barney Frank asks a woman (who asked why he continues to support Obama’s Nazi policy on health reform) on what planet she spends most of her time and where he describes her as being a … Continue reading
I haven’t read much of the Daily Kos since the 2008 election, but I stumbled across it this morning and came by two good posts about health care I thought I’d share: First, here’s Christopher Hayes of The Nation explaining … Continue reading