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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Friday Night Music-Steve Earle

Once again, thanks to JP for the suggestion. This one seems timely.

The CTBlue Presidential Endorsement

Yes, it’s that time of year again. All the newspapers endorse this time of year, and from what I’ve been reading on Editor and Publisher, Barack Obama is getting the lion’s share of endorsements. My readers have been literally (well, not literally…come to think of it, not even figuratively) swamping me with requests that I […]

Happy Halloween

Well, we broke all modern records at the homestead today. When we first moved here we would get literally 10s of trick or treaters on Halloween. In recent years traffic has been consistent, at zero. This year we had two, meaning we had an increase of an infinite percentage over last year. I briefly considered […]


This speaks for itself:

Joe the Traitor to lose his gavel

Looks like the Democrats are going to strip Lieberman of his committee chairmanship. Lieberman, a former Democrat who supports Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for president, is likely to lose his gavel on the Homeland Security Committee he has chaired since January 2007, say the sources who see him being replaced by Sen. Daniel Akaka (Hawaii), […]

What it’s all about

Via digby. Okay, I admit it, I’m a softie. But this video illustrates a larger point as well. On the one side, it really is about hope and optimism. On the other side, division and fear.

Students for Courtney, Take 2

Yesterday I wrote that I was unable to post a video of a new Courtney commercial, because it played automatically when anyone came to this site. Thanks to Lon Seidman it’s now on youtube, and here it is: Doesn’t it feel good to have a great Democratic Congressman again. Those six years of Simmons seem […]

Put Joe on Probation

It is becoming increasingly likely that the difference between a filibuster proof Senate and a filibuster susceptible Senate will be Joe Lieberman. This is a consummation devoutly to be wished against. We have to start thinking about this. I submit the following. First, I think Lieberman will resign and join right wing think tank, but […]

Stealing signs

I have been more or less involved in nuts and bolts politics since 1980, when I was a last minute volunteer for Jimmy Carter. My job was to put up signs on election day. Apparently I had a Republican counterpart whose job was to take them down, because, wherever we put them, they were gone […]

A word of warning

via Americablog, from the Obama campaign: