• comment on a post The aftermath over 4 years ago

    <blockquote>It's because we have a system in Washington that simply does not -- will not -- allow the kind of change we urgently need.</blockquote>


    And that's about it.  The Coakley-Brown race was a Change Election.  People voted in 2008 for change, and they did it again.

  • comment on a post Can your conscience live with killing the bill? over 4 years ago

    an extra $600 a year in costs for one of the drugs that I import from Canada, right now, Lexapro.  I just calculated that out a while ago.  And that's not the only drug I take.

    So, if this bill dies, I'll think what I already think, which is that it is an enormous clusterfuck that speaks badly for all the establishment Democrats that collaborated to turn it into what it is.  And those Democrats deserve to get their butts kicked badly in 2010.  I'm not a Republican, but a good ass-kicking may be the only cure for what ails this party.

    It's a sad, sad irony when the status quo may actually be cheaper for poor Americans.  

  • comment on a post Howard Dean: "Kill the bill" over 4 years ago

    I stood up and "Whoop!"ed when I heard that on the TV just now.  Did he say it before or just after Obama's press conference?  I'd like to know that.

    Shit sandwich is about right.  

  • on a comment on Randi Rhodes has new radio deal over 5 years ago

    As a talking head/host, he leaves much to be desired.  There's something socially awkward about him.  

    That's my most objective assessment.  I'm still a big Shuster fan, from his days reporting on Scooter.

  • on a comment on Randi Rhodes has new radio deal over 5 years ago

    And here I've been, posting about all that boring torture and war crime nonsense on Dailykos.  Missing all the fun.  But I finally have a reason to post once more (first time in months) on MyDD.

    So, what channel is Randi going to be on in the L.A. area?  I can't wait!

    And now I drift back into the shadows again...

  • shotguns AND push-up bras, ala Austin Powers or Dr. Goldfoot.

    Next year's Republican Presidential hopefuls.

  • on a comment on Amazon FAIL over 5 years ago

    Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins (Modern Library Classics) by Mark Twain

  • on a comment on Amazon FAIL over 5 years ago

    An old English Composition essay I wrote many years ago.  "Was Liberace Gay?"  

  • comment on a post Amazon FAIL over 5 years ago

    Why not send Amazon our own lists of other gay-themed books or films (or as Hitler would have called it, "degenerate art") that should be removed from their rankings?  Now, I may be more sensitive than others in that I can detect homoerotic subtexts that Amazon can't, because they are too naive and too influenced by Hollywood's pro-gay agenda.  

    I suggest deranking the following:

    The film "Big" starring Tom Hanks.  The name alone is suggestive.

    The film "Giant" starring Rock Hudson and James Dean.  

    The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.  (Strange characters "coming out of the closet."  Clearly metaphorical.)

    Oh!  This has to go:  
    I'd Like to be a Teabag and Other Poems by Susan Roberts and John Bendall-Brunello (Paperback - Aug 8, 1991)

    Masters of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover (Paperback - 1959)

    When the Wind Blows by James Patterson (Paperback - April 1, 2000)

    Blow Fly (Kay Scarpetta) by Patricia Cornwell (Paperback - Sep 7, 2004)

    Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner (Paperback - Jan 30, 1991)

    A Look at Uranus (Out of This World) by Salvatore Tocci (Paperback - April 2003)

    Return To Glory Hole by Walter Bell (Paperback - Jul 6, 2006)

    My Gerbil and Me by Engelbert Kotter and Christine Steimer (Paperback - Nov 17, 2005) - Illustrated

    Reach Around the World by Bob Friesen and Sandy Friesen (Paperback - Aug 1999)

    Around the World in Eighty Days (Penguin Classics) by Jules Verne, Michael Glencross, and Brian Aldiss (Paperback - May 4, 2004)

  • comment on a post Jill Biden's Candor over 5 years ago

    She went to the protest, which consisted of "five people and a sign."

    Just from that information alone, I'm sure we can guess their usernames.

  • Post-rational.

  • during the darkest moments of the Bush presidency, he was the only talking head on cable news who spoke truth to power.  He helped reverse a very ugly pendulum.  

    And if it weren't for him, we might have to wait longer for a full accounting of Bush's crimes, after he has left.  You can't expect that from Shepard Smith or Andersen Cooper.

  • comment on a post Keith Olbermann reviews this disastrous presidency over 5 years ago

    I am confident that history will eventually give Bush his "full due" for his crimes, like legalizing state-sponsored torture.  That will come.

    I am less confident that it will get its full airing and due from Obama or the spineless Democratic Congress.

    Have faith and patience on that one.  And, yeah, be ready to fight back against the legacy tour.  They will lose, eventually, just as the defenders of Custer and Trail of Tears lost.

  • comment on a post Bush Told Military Aide "You're a Wimp!" over 5 years ago

    is that he actually DID play the game of Risk.  We have been mocking him for years for playing Risk with the Middle East, and, whoa, here he is, playing it, and whaddaya know, he plays it just like he did the real war.  

    In fact, it turns the whole analogy on its head.  "George Bush plays Risk the way he runs the Iraq War!"

    Personally, I've always wanted to play poker with George W. Bush.  He looks like the kind of guy that would call every hand and every raise, and even raise back when he has twos, slamming the chips down on the table for effect.  And if he ever looked doubtful about his hand, you could just say, "Are you man enough?"

  • comment on a post NASA Not Cooperating with Obama Transition over 5 years ago

    we jump to conclusions.  Griffin might have good reasons that go beyond partisan politics that should be factored in.  (That still doesn't justify insubordination, though.)  

    But there is a different kind of politics that infuses NASA.  Read The Case for Mars by Robert Zubrin, a NASA critic that has been driving them crazy for some years.  There were some reports that Obama was going to support Zubrin's plan in his latest book, Energy Victory, which might be setting off some alarms within NASA, who consider Zubrin a dangerous rogue.  

    Zubrin, by the way, was involved with conservatives and libertarians for some time back in the nineties in order to get support for his own idea for a faster, cheaper Mars mission, many of the ideas for which have since been adopted by NASA, although with reluctance.  In particular, Zubrin and some engineers at Lockheed came up with a plan that was magnitudes cheaper that involved sending the return-ship to Mars first (before the people) and giving it a year or two to manufacture its own fuel for the return voyage using gaslight -era technology.


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