January, 2008

Palate cleanser

By · Thursday, January 24th, 2008 · 7 Comments »

I have absolutely no reason to post this picture. It’s just that occasionally (though not often) I grow tired of blowing smoke up my own ass, and the urge overcomes me to decorate the blog instead. Put up pretty pictures, new curtains, that sort of thing. And since I was thinking about the Chili Peppers […]


By · Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 · 7 Comments »

There must be a virus going around the tubes simultaneously affecting all the middle-aged leftists, because I’m seeing a spate of blog posts from people like me who are getting a little tired of the trashing of the Clinton years. But while most of us have just been content to gnash our dentures and do […]

Catapulting the propaganda, or why Obama’s Reagan comments bother me

By · Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 · 41 Comments »

Obama has taken some heat for his remarks to the newspaper editors in Reno, Nevada, in which he largely repeated the Republican narrative of the past two decades: Reagan was a great president, bringing Morning in America to a country weary of the intellectually bankrupt Democratic politics of pork and sloth. Obama is way too […]

Obama on Reagan

By · Monday, January 21st, 2008 · 9 Comments »

To the editors in Reno: “I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not. He put us on a fundamentally different path because the country was ready for it. They felt like with all the excesses of the […]

Bill Moyers on MLK and LBJ

By · Sunday, January 20th, 2008 · 6 Comments »

Via Tennessee Guerilla Women. Thanks to the folks at TGW for posting this, because otherwise I never would have seen it. The TV and I, we’re no longer together. Imagine what it would be like if all TV journalism were like this. The thing is, I remember when it kinda was. When the news meant […]

Looks like Hillary’s got Nevada

By · Saturday, January 19th, 2008 · 6 Comments »

From the New York Times: Brenda Santiago, a housekeeper at nearby Harrah’s hotel and casino, arrived shortly before Noon. Although she is a member of the Culinary Workers Union, which supported Mr. Obama, she said she had been determined to choose her favorite candidate on her own. And that, she said, was Senator Clinton. “I […]

Waiting for Jesse Jackson to apologize to Hillary

By · Thursday, January 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments »

Clinton supporter Robert Johnson has apologized to Obama for referring to the latter’s drug use. That’s cool. I’m good. So when is Jesse Jackson Jr. going to apologize for saying Hillary was crying about her hair? Jackson is the co-chair of the Obama campaign, and he went on national TV to make a sexist crack […]

First off, we’ll get rid of the 19th Amendment

By · Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 · 11 Comments »

Pastor Huckabee at a campaign stop: I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that’s what we need to do is amend the Constitution so […]

Mitt Headroom wins Michigan! Meanwhile, media determined to snatch defeat from jaws of Clinton’s victory

By · Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 · 4 Comments »

This primary season is full of firsts. The first caucus to be won by an African-American with a serious shot at the nomination! The first primary to be won by a woman on a major party ticket! And now, the first primary to be won by an electronic simulacrum of a human being! Yes, Mitt […]

How I love Bob Herbert

By · Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 · 7 Comments »

Is he a secret Twisty fan? Every time he comes out with one of these pieces I wonder. Politics and Misogyny: With Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s win in New Hampshire, gender issues are suddenly in the news. Where has everybody been? If there was ever a story that deserved more coverage by the news media, […]