When the victors take all the spoils, they spoil it all for the rest of us


The drawbridge is down. The gate is up. The guards have fled to protect their own. Even those of incredible conviction, who have climbed the tower steps to defend the walled town, find the doors to the parapets obstructed by red-coated confederates in league with the invading horde. Inside the city walls, the citizenry is… Continue reading When the victors take all the spoils, they spoil it all for the rest of us

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Lame relevance – pass the Disclose Act


“We are seeing an unprecedented amount of cash flowing into the 2010 elections from corporate sources through independent electioneering groups, most of it entirely unreported." - Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen, in an October 28 statement Sometimes it pays to give attention to the long view. With the pending sunset of the Bush tax cuts… Continue reading Lame relevance – pass the Disclose Act

Tea bags and broomsticks


"...when Bill Maher reveals he has intercepted O'Donnell's owl-borne invitation to Hogwarts, we can laugh, but make sure you're guffawing all the way to the voting booth..."

We Stood Up!


Now it's time to march!When I started this blog in 2005, one of the first comments I made was that we needed to stand up in order to get the one party government Republicans to stand down.In 2006, when we actually started to make some gains, and became the majority party in Congress, it appeared… Continue reading We Stood Up!

Post Traumatic Bush Disorder


How John McCain was screwed twice by the 43rd President of the United StatesThe experts say that the condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) shows up three to seven years after a veteran's return from war. Five-and-a-half years since the beginning of the Iraq War, seven years since the abuses at Enron and the… Continue reading Post Traumatic Bush Disorder

Shadowy Perspectives in the Time of Politics


The Relative Importance of Past ElectionsThere is a sense now that this could be the most important presidential election ever for our country. You hear it from this side of the aisle all the time. It is an important time for change, so vote because this election will be the one that changes our path.… Continue reading Shadowy Perspectives in the Time of Politics

An Undigested Bit of Beef: Fear, Reality and Scrooge


" '...You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!' "Scrooge was not much in the habit of cracking jokes, nor did he feel, in his heart, by any means waggish… Continue reading An Undigested Bit of Beef: Fear, Reality and Scrooge