Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

A Dubious Distinction

November 8, 2008

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If South Carolina weren’t a place of such breathtaking beauty (and it is, trust me), with an amazingly temperate climate, a low cost of living, one of the most storied college football coaches ever, and fresh seafood to die for, I would have to tell it to go fuck itself for emerging from Tuesday’s election with no women in the state Senate.  None.  Zero.

Damnit.

Change We Can Believe In

November 4, 2008

Yes, please: Barry calls for a college football national championship playoff to replace the universally-loathed BCS nonsense.

An Uneasy Peace

November 4, 2008

arnoldmaria2

I’ve mentioned before that I am one-half of a politically divided marriage.  Although my other half and I aren’t really that far apart on the issues (we’re both essentially Libertarian, but he takes the fiscal route to the GOP while I take the social issues yellow brick road and side with the Dems), we definitely want our respective candidates to win tomorrow night.  Whatever happens, one of us is going to be deeply unhappy, and while I am looking forward to the excitement of election night, I am dreading that final moment when one of us is holding back the victory dance and the other is bracing for the next four years.  Election night 2000 was the unhappiest of moments, and I do not desire a repeat.

See y’all on the other side.

The Remaining Tie that Binds is Fraying.

October 27, 2008

Some days I’m not sure who the fuck the Democratic Party even is anymore, and today is one of those days.

Just Tell Me What You Want!

October 27, 2008

Do you like maps?  Do you like circles?  Do you like thinking about what the media wants out of you?  Then you will heart this map of U.S. newspapers’ presidential candidate endorsements big time.  Just be sure to fold it correctly when you’re finished.

If America Ceases to Be Good, America Will Cease to Be Great

October 2, 2008

This is a sentiment I believe in.  It’s one reason I’m a Democrat.  I think the Democratic party is out to do the most good for the most people.  I’m all about that, and I always will be.  This year’s presidential primary season was a difficult one for me, though, because I don’t think our party chose the best candidate.  I think Barack Obama will win the election, and I’m happy about that, but I think we had a chance to choose someone much more qualified and electable and effective and allowed that opportunity to slip through our fingers in a frenzy over all things shiny and new.  Sometimes I think I’ve moved past that (although I obviously haven’t), and the night I watched Obama’s acceptance speech at the convention was one of those times.  In that moment, I was especially proud to be a Democrat, because we are the party that wants good things – health insurance, job security, civil rights, and a free society – for our fellow citizens.  That’s the right side to be on. (more…)

Hello, Lover

September 23, 2008

So Bill was on “The View” today, and I’m too tard to give you the blow-by-blow (ha!), but I will give you a link to a good summary.  Most interesting to me was the fact that Hasselcrack didn’t come after him with anything – NOTHING!  Bizarro.  And many thanks to lalaland13 for her own PSA: “Brother Bill” (love it, MsScarlet!) will be on “The Daily Show” tomorrow night.

Catch y’all there!

The Company We Keep

September 18, 2008

Donald Trump is an HRC supporter?  Strange, but not as strange as my Google Image results for “Donald Trump Hillary Clinton.”

You THINK So?

September 8, 2008

This just in from the No Shit Department: holder of 18 million votes and big-state/swing-state winner HRC would’ve been a better choice than credit card company BFF Joe Biden for Obama’s running mate.  Unfortunately there’s no revisiting that one, but in related news, HRC continues to pay her dues to the Dems on her own terms, campaigning for Obama without directly attacking Palin.  My girl’s no dummy, but sometimes I wonder about my party.

Let’s Do It Again!

September 7, 2008

How much fun was the 2000 presidential election?  It just doesn’t get any better than election by litigation.  At my house, election night means putting your diplomacy hat on, and by the time Bush v. Gore limped to the finish line, we had both had about enough of those fucking hats.  However, it may be time to get them out of mothballs, because if the November 4 presidential election is as close as it promises to be, we may be looking at another situation in which we’re within the margin of litigation and headed to the courts.  Even if it’s not close enough to reasonably require the judiciary to make the final call, who’s to say that the increasingly large armies of lawyers standing by won’t try to make the case for a second go ’round in the courts?  Certainly not election expert Lawrence Norden, who made the case  (audio link, and a long one at that, so be forewarned) on NPR’s Talk of the Nation yesterday that we are likely headed for another coronation by litigation.

High five, America!