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“over-weening” Ambition for the “full” cup?

“overweening” Ambition for the “full cup”?

Since there has yet to be a “Test” that measures Ambition invented for use here in our Indigenous Hemisphere, the closest I have ever come to “measuring” Ambition, comes at me from personal experience, as in Hard Work and Self-Discipline.  Thus, crafting such a “test” takes a tad of irreverent humor, and of which I am now running on “empty” at this year-end, demonstrates I am not up to this task, so I leave it to others, and with the admonition, not to get yourself included on any “End of Year” lists.  Otherwise, internet nick names will have to be changed “to protect the innocent.”

And with this in mind, “real” names are important as well.  So, here goes.

From the New Republic:


  • Newt Gingrich
  • Parag Khanna
  • Flynt Leverett
  • Hillary Mann Leverett
  • Rachel Maddow
  • Ayn Rand
  • Frank Rich
  • Paul Ryan
  • Stephen Walt
  • Drew Westen
  • Fareed Zakaria
  • Serano Chiles (oops!)


And from Salon.Com, although I am only focusing on the top ten and not their top 30:

  • Richard Cohen
  • Mark Halperin
  • Thomas Friedman
  • David Broder
  • Marty Paretz
  • Erin Burnett
  • Katie Rolphe
  • Erik Erickson
  • Robert Samuelson
  • Jalapeno Chiles (oops!)


Now, if I were to get “deep into the weeds” regarding traditional media outlets, and yet, I won’t go there since “finding fun” is difficult to do from understanding that “paychecks are contingent” on an effort deemed being “good” but not for “telling the truth while shaming the devil, or the devil’s evil twin.”

Conversely, and as for any discussion relative to an eventual consideration for being selected for inclusion into my America’s Great Scribblers Hall of Fame, and given that I am also part and parcel to any assorted “veal pen” offerings on the Internet, I would have to include the following and solely premised on Excellence and done on a daily basis, wherever found, but only for this current year of 2011.  So, here goes!

  • David Dayen
  • Pam Spaulding
  • Kevin Gosztola
  • Jane Hamsher
  • Jon Walker
  • “Mister” CTuttle
  • Gregg Levine
  • Kelly Canfield
  • Teddy Partridge
  • Wendy Davis
  • “Lash” LaRue
  • Habanero Chiles (oops!)


And with this “good” news now comes the time to enjoy the Holiday Season with family, friends and neighbors.   And from the Great Matriarch, she says notably, “Bless us all!”

Note:  Here in the Sonoran Desert, the Sangre de Moctezuma will be flowing freely, either in Watermelon or Strawberry flavors, or some such that is readily available given the regularly scheduled importations, we all anticipate.


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