Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Part of God's Plan

A little meditative moment, compliments of author Joan Wester Anderson, who wrote Where Angels Walk -- a favorite of my extended family. (Ask me about the family story behind it :-)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Hypocrisy Watch - 2.18.09

Republicans, hypocritical? Ah, yeah? Yep. This was posted by RoachRadioTV on YouTube.com.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Frank Rich and Rachel Maddow wonder on the filibuster

Rachel said the Republicans have exerted rule of the minority thanks to a record-breaking number of 112 filibusters in the Senate last term -- double what the Democrats did to cause the GOP to threaten the so-called nuclear option. Should we destroy it? If done correcting, filibustering has its place but the GOP have become the Grand Obstructionist Party. Senator Harry Reid should force them to fully act it out and visibly filibuster for all Americans to see what the GOP has become. (Call Harry!)

Racist Cartoon or Presidential Threat?

This "cartoon" dampened my afternoon yesterday after hearing Marc Maron rant about it on Air America's Break Room Live. I ranted to my African American and other colleagues and saw THIS Olbermann clip AFTER posting this comment on WPIX.com's message board:

It is such an obvious slam on President Obama, given the historic use of ape/monkey/chimp imagery to dehumanize people of color AND the juxtaposition of the President signing the investment/stimulus bill on page 11 -- the reverse side of the "cartoon"found on page 12 in my edition. The assassination inference cannot be ignored either. At the very least Sean Delonas is guilty of extremely poor taste and at the very worst Delonas is guilty of incitement to murder our new President. There are wackos out there -- the Post's contribution could and perhaps should be reason for prosecution. If it were two months ago and a dead Bush-chimp, the "artist" and Murdoch would be on their way to Guantanamo.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Republicans don't help the little guy

Thanks to caller Robert, Thom Hartmann renewed his challenge for people to provide one piece of legislation offered by Republicans to help real people -- not corporations, not rich people. Thom said that he had earlier posed a similar question to then Congressman Tom Tancredo. "Can you please name for me one piece of legislation that the Republicans have sponsored that has become law whose primary beneficiary was the average person in America as opposed to a corporation or the rich?" He couldn't.

Thom said he had a contest for the better part of two years and to the best of his knowledge no one ever came up with an answer. Something that primarily benefits the middle class, the working poor, or people out of work altogether? Can you? Think about it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Olbermann readingTwitter comment on Countdown

After outing Karl Rove's presence on Twitter, Keith Olbermann shared some posted pictures from Turd Blossom and read a sardonic comment left under one pix by Alex__Ross of Bristol, UK. I tweeted him when his twitterfeed didn't reflect his brief "guest spot" on Countdown. Alex found it -- huzzah! And the world is a little smaller, thanks to tweeting.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Obama Must Be Bolder Than FDR - Part 1

Jim Hightower and Ring of Fire's Mike Papantonio discuss FDR's innovative and successful programs. Things were going well UNTIL Franklin Roosevelt took Republican advice and things "went south" and FDR had to restart things. Good stuff and good advice to President Obama -- Watch GoLeftTV on YouTube.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Olbermann: Another great rant re Cheney

"Mr Cheney YOU Have Terrified More People Than Any Terrorist!"
~Olbermann

Keith Olbermann speaks up after the outrageous comments Darth err Dick Cheney made about terrorism and Obama this past week. If you haven't seen it, you should.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

NYT Quotation of the Day: Obama on Executive Pay

"We don’t begrudge anybody for achieving success. And we believe that success should be rewarded. But what gets people upset — and rightfully so — are executives being rewarded for failure. Especially when those rewards are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers."
--PRESIDENT OBAMA

New York Times Quotation of the Day