"Why can't the Democrats get props for what they've achieved? Oh, I know... I know. Obama's black. He's used to being denied credit. And there's nothing wrong with being hard on him. He's the president and it's our job to keep him honest.
But when it comes to voting, when we only have two choices, you've got to grow up and realize there's a big difference between a disappointing friend and a deadly enemy. Of course the Democrats are disappointing. That's what makes them Democrats. If they were any more frustrating they'd be your relatives.
But in this country they are all that stands between you and darkest night. You know why their symbol is the letter "D"? Because it's a grade that means good enough, but just barely.
You know why the Republican symbol is "R"? Because it's the noise a pirate makes when he robs you and feeds you to a shark."
14 September 2010
yep, pretty much how the day went here too
Boston Globe/December 6, 2009
hugs to hilary, my friend and fabulous woman
AIDS is not a punishment from God, it is a test of man's compassion for his fellow man.
World AIDS Day is December 1st
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I will remember you...
eric (moksha) moore, troy, patricia, david, patrick, michelle, peaches, kat, daniel, john, mark, shyamadeva and peshanidavi, scott, jim, travis, rick, gary, coral, jami, kelly, joebee, aggie, frank d, frankie and donnie, case managers, doctors, nurses, appointments, medications, sir, so many I can't forget, too many I can't remember
Sunday Morning's Peaceful Moment
40 Jahre Woodstock: Mit oder ohne Hose
("40 years of Woodstock: With or Without Pants")
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Reinfried's stumble blog contains a wonderfully diverse collection of photography; a completely enjoyable Sunday visit!
love Rachel's artsy posts and eclectic sense of style
Sunday Morning's News and Coffee
From the page: "The fantastic hypocrisy of today's Republicans - their refusal to come to terms with their own responsibility for the current fiscal crisis, their attempt to project their own profligacy onto a new administration struggling with one of the toughest economic legacies of any White House since Reagan - makes me ill. And how a man like Karl Rove can go on television complaining about the debt boggles the mind.
Well: it doesn't boggle the mind as long as you accept that he is a principle-free, ends-over-means tool."
Sunday Morning's Peaceful Moment
From the page: "In short, to the extent that I care more about what happens to people - real people, here in the real world - than I care about patting myself on the back for being 100% true to pure free market principles, I'm liberal. Regarding the term's use as an insult - when you are ready to volunteer for a flight on Market Self-Correction Airways or have your kid to eat the Mad Cow meat and die on a ventilator with blood hemorrhaging out of his eyes, then we'll talk. Until then, politely lean forward and blow it directly out your ass. There is no insult I can take seriously from people who are so fanatically devoted to free-market idolatry that they would rather see lives lost and ruined than controvert its sacred principles. People who care more about free market ideology than human life prove themselves remarkably undeserving of either.
That, I suppose, is the simplest statement of my political philosophy."
well, my goodness, that's quite a rant. Some good reading here...
Fabulous Friday Photo
thoughtful perspective on the herd mentality from a spiritual perspective
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