Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Early Christmas!

Delay convicted! Well, it's a start.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!! I'm going out of town and away from my computer. Back sometime Saturday or Sunday. Eat, drink and be safe!

Monday, November 22, 2010

In A Nutshell

Atrios explains.

It's not that hard. As with the war crimes of the Bush administration, it all comes down to Accountability, or the lack thereof.

On the way into work this morning, I was thinking about the general hysteria that consumed the country over Bill Clinton's blowjob, and the crimes that we have been whistling past ever since. It's stunning, really, how stupid we are.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Now THAT would be something new!

"We're going to have to deal with it as adults," Boehner said at a leadership press conference.
Good luck with that.

Especially since this is what he's talking about. I have a suggestion for the "adults". When Boehner comes at you with:
Yesterday, Republican leaders, including soon-to-be Speaker John Boehner and NRCC chairman Pete Sessions made it clear that the the GOP will attempt to tie increasing the debt limit to spending cuts.
You say, "Spending cuts? Fine. Let's start with the Pentagon."

And then we'll see who the "adults" are.

"If acquitted, DeLay says he is planning a return to politics."

And why not? In today's political climate, he could probably get elected President.

This is weird, though. Does anyone doubt that Delay had plenty of capital to spend on his defense? Yet it sounds like they put out a piss-poor effort. One might think that they are pretty confident that they will prevail, no matter what, so why bother. That's the impression I get, anyway. This is Texas, after all, and Delay has always treated this whole episode as a big joke. Sure hope they're wrong (and, gee, it wouldn't be the first time, would it?).

Friday, November 5, 2010

Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio Woodie Guthrie? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you!

My Son#2 is currently attempting to construct an essay for his college application on the topic of Who has influenced you and Why, and he chose to write about...wait for it...Woodie Guthrie. Seriously. Color me one Proud Mama Not-Grizzly. When I asked him Why Woodie Guthrie? and he said, Because he spoke for people who couldn't speak for themselves, I thought I would cry.

This land is your land! This land is, well, your land....

Yeah, well. I tell this story to inspire hope, because there seems damn little cause for hope out there. The future looks pretty grim.

So we must take the long view. Our younger generation is collectively far wiser and more compassionate than the ignorant racist bigots that comprise the GOP/Tea Cracker Party, whose median age is around 65.

From Wikipedia, I find these oft-omitted verses from This Land Is Your Land:
As I went walking, I saw a sign there,
And on the sign there, It said "no trespassing." [In another version, the sign reads "Private Property"]
But on the other side, it didn't say nothing!
That side was made for you and me.

In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
Is this land made for you and me?