08 Jan 2009

Hopeless Harry Reid Has To Go

I don’t have to tell you that Harry Reid is an incompetent failure at best, and a GOP stooge at worst.
No matter how you slice it, Harry Reid is no friend of progressives and no friend of change. He has to go NOW.

18 Jul 2007

Things I Learned By Talking To Arlen Specter’s Office Today

#1: The Republicans aren’t filibustering: it’s the Democrats.

#2: Arlen Specter didn’t vote against the Webb Amendment because he doesn’t support downtime for troops, it was because he objects to SPECIFIC AMOUNTS of downtime for troops. Oh, so that’s DIFFERENT. I get it now.

#3: Most Pennsylvanians support Arlen Specter’s filibuster. You know, the one that the Democrats are supposedly doing.


19 Apr 2007

Nancy Keenan Stabs State NARAL Affiliates

(The debacle in the Supreme Court thoroughly enraged me, and it was great to see the Lake lay the blame where it belongs: at Nancy Keenan's feet.  Jane and I first met when I forwarded her some email exchanges between the Executive Director of Connecticut NARAL and me. She's asked

22 Mar 2007


Planless and mindless scraps from anywhere/ Bunch of used parts from garbage pails everywhere/ Frankenstein became a monster just like you/ Your scars only show when someone talks to you/ You’re so boring boring boring/ Always tape machine recording/ I’ve heard all this before I’ve heard all this before… Dead

17 Mar 2007

Snow, and Why Mass Transit Matters

The Philadelphia region was brought to a de facto standstill with yesterday's freakish 24-hour sleet storm. I had the day off from work, and didn't leave the house all day, sitting around blogging, drinking beer, and watching the roads and sidewalks ice up. My companion the radio broke in every

15 Mar 2007

In The Soup

Uh-oh. Someone's in the soup again March 15, 2007 — New unreleased emails from top administration officials show the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys was raised by Karl Rove in early January 2005, indicating Rove was more involved in the plan than previously acknowledged by the White House.

08 Mar 2007

The Man from S.P.E.C.T.E.R.

Philly blog round up: Philly Bits and Jesus Ride a Dinosaur, The All Spin Zone asks if "the impeachment of Bill Clinton was little more than a sting operation by the neocons in the GOP to inoculate a future GOP president from the same fate" (a must read imo, at

01 Mar 2007

Ding Dong. It’s Brendan Calling.

Hi everyone. My name's Brendan Skwire and this is my first post at Firedoglake!  Before anything else, I want to thank Jane and Pach and Christy for inviting me on board, and special thanks to RBG for leading me through a last minute backstage tour. Frankly, I have no idea