So it hit me last night, while watching The Universe… Read the rest on DVD (as I usually do on weekends) — seeing the (really) big picture has a way of calming the mind and inducing sleep — the solution to a number of serious problems, primarily the governance of this nation, its economic viability going forward, the survival of the middle class,
Tristero echos Digby: “Don’t give up.”
This country’s politics are clearly in a state of rapid, dramatic transition. A transition to exactly what is far from clear. The way I see it, we may resume our rapid descent into the abyss of fascism so ruthlessly engineered by Nixon, Reagan and the two Bushes.To be sure, that is a … Read the rest
Calvin Rees of the Democrats of Oklahoma Forum has obtained and posted the contents of the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee (OCPAC) newsletter written and distributed by one Charlie Meadows.
A section deals with the recent flap at the Oklahoma state capitol over a prayer said by an openly gay pastor, which was preceded by an introduction of his family… Read the rest
Democratic Party = party of governing, or occasional stabs at it during moments of crisis, with good and not so good members and policy positions.
Republican Party = party of obstruction to efforts at actual governance, with varying levels of skill and shamelessness… Read the rest. But all are, to borrow an observation from Garrison Keillor, “above average” at it. Something about
John Cole at Balloon Juice may have found the silver lining in the economic disaster looming down on us:
The main purpose of the Republican party is to support the interests of big business (this is also one of the primary purposes of the Democratic party). I’ve always thought, though, that some day the Republican party would become so insane … Read the rest
The whole world is trying to figure out what’s up with us here in Red Dirt land. Last Tuesday, for good or bad, we certainly took a different tack, and everyone wants to know why.
The great blog Down With Tyranny regularly has insightful posts about Oklahoma politics, with some of the best rants against Inhofe for years now, and… Read the rest
Well, better her than us, which is what it would be if she were to be elected VP. And the past 8 years have been one loooong prank call by George W. Bush, if you ask me.
She actually thought the president of France would call her to shoot the breeze… Read the rest and plan a hunting trip.
If she and her
I’ve criticized Chris Matthews plenty, but he’s been on a new tack lately, which I love. I think he actually realizes that if the Republicans keep the White House, democracy in this country is done for. This clip is from yesterday’s Hardball, with Chris talking with two Republicans: decrepit nutjob Pat Robertson and the sane though conservative Michelle Bernard.
The… Read the rest