by The Great Gatsby, Fri Jun 27, 2008 at 08:05:37 PM EDT
That's the headline currently posted on a well-known blog on the Internet right now.
I'm not going to link you to the Web site, because it doesn't deserve the traffic.
I'm not going to post the video, because I don't want the video to get hits.
I don't even have anything particularly insightful to share about this.
I just really enjoy that headline for some reason. And the accompanying mental picture.
Hope you're having a great summer's night, everyone. Free mojo for all to celebrate this flagrant disregard for diary standards.
by The Great Gatsby, Sat Jun 14, 2008 at 06:18:42 AM EDT
Connect the cause and effect
One foot in front of the next
This is the start of a journey.
- Gnarls Barkley, "Going On"
Hi there. I'm one of the 3600 volunteers now known as the Obama Organizing Fellows. You may have heard of us. We're spread across 17 states vital to victory in the fall, and this weekend we begin our fellowship training. After that, we'll be spread to the four winds, working as full-time members of the campaign to try to set up the infrastructure that will lead Barack Obama to victory in the fall. We aren't paid - we work only for the experience and the satisfaction of helping the cause. We are the dedicated support that John McCain and the Republicans can't match.
I'm planning to photograph and diary my experiences throughout the six weeks. This is Day 1.
by The Great Gatsby, Mon May 19, 2008 at 10:51:16 AM EDT
I just got done reading Geraldine Ferraro's comments about not voting for Obama because he's been "terribly sexist". My first reaction was one that a lot of Obama supporters have probably had in response to allegations of sexism: Exasperation and anger.
Most of these charges of Obama being sexist feel like they are more prompted by frustrations that people have with the world in which the candidates reside. There have been claims of media bias, of Obama supporters who have said misogynistic things, of Republican attacks on Hillary as a woman. One of the first times I read about a concrete instance where Obama was supposed to be sexist was in the Ferraro article (linked at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/19/us/pol
79SaiPKAtL173bw) where they cite Obama's "likable enough" comment in the New Hampshire debates. I watched his comment, and could see both ways it could be interpreted. It's obvious to me that it was meant to be a joke, and not at all one based on Hillary having a uterus. However, to women who have lived in a world of misogyny, I could also see how the joke smacked of sexism, as a man saying something condescending to a woman.
by The Great Gatsby, Mon Apr 07, 2008 at 01:10:57 PM EDT
My question to Senator Clinton made headlines around the country on Saturday.
The Senator came to my town of Eugene, Oregon, and delivered a wonderful stump speech about her qualifications for President and her plan for America. As Meteor Blades said in his front page story today, she said a lot of things that I liked - REALLY liked, in fact - and some things I disagreed with. It was a treat to get to hear her speak.
After her speech, she took questions from the audience. The second question she took was mine. Her response was emphatic, passionate, and articulate. I've seen it discussed by CBS News, NBC News, NPR and every local media outlet's coverage of the event. Look up "Hillary Clinton Eugene" on Google News, and most of the news stories will describe the tough question from the "young man describing himself as an Obama supporter" and how she fielded it.
I am that young man. And this is my response to her.
by The Great Gatsby, Wed Mar 26, 2008 at 02:48:46 AM EDT
So I mentioned alegre by name specifically because she's (I'm going to assume alegre's female not because of any sexism, but simply because for some reason I've always read his/her blogs as written by a female) the one that wrote the diary (http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/3/25/2245
31/594) that (shockingly) rocketed to the top of the MyDD rec'd list. This isn't meant to "call anyone out" in the diary title (though I will do that a little later), just simply making it clear that it's a rebuttal to that diary.
First of all, I'd like to take you back to my debating days. I used to do an event called Public Debate, where students would stand up, make their points for six minutes or so, then the other team would stand up, make a rebuttal and construct their own case.
One of the funniest things to watch in a debate was when one team decided to make a list of about 15 points supporting their argument, then claim they were winning the round because the opponents failed/refused to refute every point in their speech. I remember one specific debate where someone's pro-environment speech included the point "waterfalls are pretty", with the argument being that pretty things made people happy.
by The Great Gatsby, Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 05:32:37 AM EDT
My heart and my brain can't take it anymore. It's not that I don't think the battle is worthy, or that our side is capable of winning - it's that the fighting happening today is likely not going to determine that much right now.
I signed up to MyDD specifically because the blind, delusional comments by SOME of the Clinton supporters on this site made me absolutely sick. My first diary wrote about how the Clinton supporters on this site are acting like 9/11 Truthers. And I still believe that.
There are certain facts that Clinton supporters here seem unwilling or unable to digest. Those are:
by The Great Gatsby, Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 06:27:01 PM EDT
Initially this was a YouTube video, but here's the link to the official site:
I haven't seen this posted over on MyDD, although Olbermann's post on dKos broke their comment system after it logged over 1000 in very short order. In any case, the original diary over there didn't have a link to the video, and this does.
Transcript below the fold...Update [2008-3-12 22:30:27 by The Great Gatsby]:
Linked to the MSNBC video so that KO can get his associated ad revenue
by The Great Gatsby, Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 01:47:47 AM EDT
Todd had this to say about the decision by Florida's Congressional delegation to not support any kind of re-vote in their own state (emphasis mine):
Senator Clinton wants the delegates seated according to the vote in January; kos thinks it should be a 50-50 split. I'm not a fan of either. Look, it's no accident that Florida and Michigan are the only states in which Republican turnout exceeded Democratic turnout. Those were not real representations of the Democratic primary electorate and for state representatives to keep the will of their own constituents from counting in this historic election when the will of every other state in the country, even Puerto Rico and Guam, will, would be a true shame, especially when the dis-enfranchisement was a result of a scheme perpetrated by the Republican-led state legislature.
Oh, by the way? Almost every single Florida DEMOCRAT voted to move the date forward. Just look at the bill.
by The Great Gatsby, Wed Mar 05, 2008 at 06:46:04 PM EST
It's hilarious that everyone talks about "media bias" in favor of Obama, when Hillary gets positive news stories just by virtue of being Hillary.
When New Hampshire, which was supposed to be a heavy Hillary lean, ended up being a small percentage victory, everyone talked about how "she fought back" and "rose from the dead". When she lost 11 (then 12) straight contests, no one talked about the insurmountable delegate lead or the lack of planning it demonstrated, but instead how "Super Tuesday II" was the "BIGGEST DAY EVER".
Now comes the news that Barack Obama will most likely win more delegates than Hillary did in Texas - a state that was "MUST-WIN" for Hillary. And the silence is deafening.
by The Great Gatsby, Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 11:34:36 AM EST
This SCATHING report (which you really should rec) on Barack Obama's record just came out on A VERY CREDIBLE SOURCE:
That's right. This guy has a unique and completely unbiased perspective on "Senator" Obama's hidden hatred for small children. HOW IS HE GOING TO PLAY THIS OFF ON HILLARY NOW PLEASE REC?