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We agree. If you aren't familiar with it yet, you may enjoy "The Moderate Voice." http://www.themoderatevoice.com/
I lived out of the country for too many decades to understand what happened to "boys." Seriously.
Soc,I don't think the left -- I include most of my friends and myself -- have taken the time to understand the deep, personal resentment felt by many on the right towards Democrats. Until we focus on it, we will be much less successful at planning and implementing our own short- to long-term win. The Republicans, threatened by deep divisions, infuriated by our lack of respect for Reagan (among other heroes), united around an almost Soviet 5-10-15 year plan to get and keep power, state by state and nationally. They know what they will be doing when they win in November, just as they knew, on the evening following the 2009 inauguration, that their main job would be to destroy Obama. And they said so! Now they know what their next moves are if they don't take the Senate. BTW, if they do win, they may get bitten hard in the butt by the markets. Looking at the numbers right now, the markets seem to fluctuate according to the latest win/lose murmurs. It's possible (run-offs) that the results of the Nov vote won't be known until mid Dec. Interesting to watch how the markets cope with this. Any ideas?
I hope you're right, Pete, because I'm a Kohut fan and want him to be right! But it looks to me like he's going along with the "common wisdom" that the country is increasingly pro-Republican. (What amazes me is the number of R candidates out there -- take Roberts/Kansas and Abbott/Texas for starters -- who are truly cruddy people. Got any up there in the land of beautiful hickories?)
First place I saw it early this morning was at WaPo -- 30,000. Now the headline has changed slightly and you're right, it's 3,000. Seems more likely!! Thanks, Tom.
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2014 on New war -- and one worth waging at Prairie Weather
You're one of unlucky, mom. "16 key cities" are singled out by the Kaiser report as lower-premium areas. Maybe yours will go down, too.
Whew! Thanks, Dug. When I went back to doublecheck, I see the Post has added a mini-bio. Hope to read more from her.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2014 on White rage at Prairie Weather
Phoenix -- don't we know that in America you're guilty until proven innocent? Anyone who's sat on a jury has probably had to put up with at least one fellow juror who says, wearily, "Aw, c'mon. He wouldn't be here if he weren't guilty. He looks guilty!"
"Agreed, the cop overreacted. But what were his options?" How about "not overreact" for a start? Convenience store clerk: back off and rely on store videocam for later identification by police. Backing off is better and safer than open carry. Bullies? Avoid them. Back off ...run. Always make violence the last, least desirable option. I was once (a long while back) a witness, was asked to come to precinct station to give a statement, was harassed and I mean seriously harassed by police. Boston.
B&E is one of THE real gems of blogoland, Diddie. Really.
Good question. I've tried vodka. I've tried the 6 mangoes a day treatment. I've tried sleeping late. Nothing works.
I watch a lot of Israeli films. The issue of the militarists and authoritarians and intolerance turns up in many of them.
I wonder why we aren't more exercised about the serial abuse, by government agencies, of whistleblowers. They're allegedly "protected." That's a laugh.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2014 on Snowden is not alone at Prairie Weather
Hmmm. Maybe there's a real Santa, too, coming with the really BIG presents for us after we chuck the old santas?
For sure! I'm a nasty reminder person, a poker of ribs, obsessed with how stupidly we make our own future by spending $$$ in all the wrong places! Note the "we". We all do it, present company not excepted! I think WaPo also "reminds", particularly when Koch types are already in the news practically daily. Same with ALEC. Dan: have you read the Lynne Olson book?
I'm torn between two economists -- DeLong and Krugman. DeLong wins by a mile when it comes to musical taste! Still, the venue -- Obama's inauguration -- is ironic at a moment when many are noticing the enormous distance between the president and the people ... and the land.
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Jul 14, 2013
We all suffer from "martyr complex" now and then. But only weirdos get caught up in the power games that appear to be common in our intelligence and military communities. Both should be open to much more scrutiny than they use on us.
But nowhere near the levels of incompetence and corruption demonstrated by Congress.
It all goes back to toilet training.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2013 on Google as monster autocrat at Prairie Weather
Yeah. And the government takes such great care of our soldiers... Not!
Toggle Commented May 28, 2013 on What he says at Prairie Weather
Thanks,Diane -- though I think we're saying pretty much the same thing.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2013 on About targets and targeting at Prairie Weather
You're right. In order to double check, I went to that powerful tool, Google -- now more powerful than the Constitution, right? -- and find oversight is an assumed power that's been kind-of-shall-we-say "legitimized" by common practice and I was going to suggest sexual parallels but won't. Wiki says the Supreme Court okayed it -- Congressional oversight that is, not sex. Boehner should by now and by any decent measures be spending his life in stocks on the Mall.
That's a great photo,Paul. Thanks. I don't have TV and the paper comes in (by mail) later,so I missed that... Shame on all of us.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2013 on NRA banned at Prairie Weather