13 Nov 2008

Ted Haggard Resurfaces, Flames Out

I suspect Ted’s final reckoning with the “demons” he needs most wholly to embrace has not yet come, and I hope he survives that final flame out to emerge, bit by bit, a more whole and healthy man, intact. I note that, according to Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, in spite of the ballot initiatives November 4th, national tolerance for homosexuality has never been higher: 54% in a national survey endorse the statement, “Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society,” while only 38% endorse the statement, “Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society.”

For Ted’s sake and the sake of hundreds of thousands like him, and their families, let’s hope he catches up with the trend soon, before he does end up killing himself, directly or indirectly.

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05 Nov 2008

Harry Reid Should No Longer Be Majority Leader

It makes absolutely no sense to have the steward of Obama’s agenda in the Senate be an occupant of a swing state, shaky, conservative Senate seat. Obama has asked Emanuel, a hard fighting partisan, to be his Chief of Staff. He may as well go ahead and give his blessing to Dick Durbin to become Majority Leader and make the Illinois posse complete.

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05 Nov 2008

Harry Reid Should No Longer Be Majority Leader

It makes absolutely no sense to have the steward of Obama’s agenda in the Senate be an occupant of a swing state, shaky, conservative Senate seat. Obama has asked Emanuel, a hard fighting partisan, to be his Chief of Staff. He may as well go ahead and give his blessing to Dick Durbin to become Majority Leader and make the Illinois posse complete. Harry Reid is just in a position to be an epic failure, even more than during this last session.

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02 Nov 2008

Truth in Lawn Sign Advertising

Image courtesy of Howie Klein by email.

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29 Oct 2008

ACORN: Legal Latino Voter, Illegally Targeted by the GOP, Speaks Out (VIDEO)

Young Latino voter Francisco Martinez of New Mexico, targeted by Republicans to have his name removed from voter registration in New Mexico, declares, “I won’t be intimidated. In fact, I voted early, and my vote will count.”

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28 Oct 2008

ACORN Thanks Firedoglake and Its Other Allies (VIDEO)

ACORN’s Chief Organizer Bertha Lewis thanks its allies and defenders, including Firedoglake. She also asks New York State residents to vote for Obama under the Working Families Party line, row E, to help support other community organizers.

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28 Oct 2008

ACORN Thanks Firedoglake and Its Other Allies (VIDEO)

ACORN’s Chief Organizer Bertha Lewis thanks its allies and defenders, including Firedoglake. She also asks New York State residents to vote for Obama under the Working Families Party line, row E, to help support other community organizers.

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22 Oct 2008

McCain Has Brain Fart, Says “C*nt” on TV

Watch the video. Yes, my friends, he’s done it again.

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14 Oct 2008

Can We Stop Naming Things After Reagan Now?

The NYT says regulation is back in bipartisan fashion. Great. Let’s all just call it “National Airport” again and cut the bullshit.

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09 Oct 2008

Landslide? Remember When People Said Dems Couldn’t Win?

As recently as 2006, thundering choruses of despondent readers online said Demmocrats could never win, and Rove was all powerful.

Welcome to 2008.

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