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Posts from ‘September, 2009’

Wow ……..

A picture from the Teabagger’s rally at the White House on September 12, 2009: All I can say is ……. wow!!! What planet do these people live on????

We’re Number 37

A real catchy tune that sarcastically promotes the World Health Organization’s ranking of the United States in health care:

Is Obama “Bush-Lite”?

Many progressives are quite disappointed with Obama. Count me as a member of that camp. I’ve been trying to make sense of this phenomenon in the last couple of weeks, but, other than knowing that my expectations for Obama were too high to begin with, I haven’t reached any conclusions. Here is an interesting essay, […]

Stopping Beck

Want to put a stop to Glenn Beck’s lies and hate-mongering? Join Color of Change in persuading advertisers to stop running their ads on his show. Be a capitalist – hit him in the pocket book, where it really hurts. Do it now, before you forget.

Another View of the Van Jones Incident

This afternoon, still troubled by the resignation of Van Jones, I decided to speak to a Black co-worker friend of mine, to see what his take on the situation was. He had not been following the incident, but he was familiar with it. When I said that I was angry that a whack-job from Fox […]

1991 versus 2009

A sentence from President George W. Bush’s address to Ms. Mostoller’s class at Alice Deal Junior High School in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 1991: “Write me a letter — and I’m serious about this one — write me a letter about ways you can help us achieve our goals.” Here is the entire speech, […]

The Despair of the Masses

Strong words for a title, no doubt. But justified, I think. In the short 4 months that I took off from blogging (I didn’t visit my political links at all), I am just shocked at how sharply the environment has changed. Every link I go to, which is, of course, a progressive link (I have […]

Sara Robinson on Fascism, Part II

The following is a continuation of a three-part series by Sara Robinson, published on August 11, 2009 on the Campaign for America blog. At the end of the article; I have added two links, one to an explanation of how hate radio played an important part in the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and another to […]

Nattering Nabobs of Negativism

On September 11, 1970, Spiro Agnew, in an address to the California Republican state convention in San Diego, uttered these famous words (crafted by William Safire): “In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism. They have formed their own 4-H Club — the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs […]

Van Jones and America

Yesterday morning, I learned that Van Jones had resigned from his position in the Obama administration. On March 21, 2009, I wrote a post in which I explored the role of faith in advancing the goals of progressives. I learned then of Van Jones, so I am surely in the minority of those who knew […]