Yeah, I know it’s cheesy, but I’m a sucker for Jim and Pam.Mostly Jim, but still. . .
|By: Pachacutec Saturday June 30, 2007 8:09 pm|
Daniels, Roberts. John, Charlie. Shoot, they all sound like first names to me. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the pre-1865 mindset:
If I were a high school teacher and young Johnny Roberts wrote this on an exam on civil rights history, I would give him an “F.” The idea that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court could cough up such a ludicrous hairball is evidence of a nation
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday June 30, 2007 6:00 pm|
Robert Borosage from Campaign for America’s Future wonders at how successful the Senate Republican minority is at being obstructionist:
Conservatives boast about the “success” of their strategy in discrediting the new majority. As Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott, R-Miss., put it, “the strategy of being obstructionist can work or fail. So far it’s working for us.”
How is it working?
|By: Ian Welsh Saturday June 30, 2007 4:00 pm|
I’m not American. I’m Canadian.
So it’s odd then that I write so much about America and I care so much about what happens in America. Part of it is practicality – Canada is a US client state and American politics affect Canadians. When you throw away your freedoms, ours will soon follow (our government just launched its own “no-fly list”, for example and after you put out the Patriot Act
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday June 30, 2007 2:30 pm|
The next time someone tries to sell you some snake oil about moving forward in a spirit of bipartisanship and forgetting about the problems of the past, refer them to Digby:
The founders understood how power can corrupt, which is why they designed a clunky system of government that would impede its application.
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday June 30, 2007 1:07 pm|
Matt Stoller (via email) points to an interesting article by Danah Boyd on class and the use of MySpace and Facebook, which had this interesting observation:
A month ago, the military banned MySpace but not Facebook. This was a very interesting move because the division in the military reflects the division in high schools.
|By: Howie Klein Saturday June 30, 2007 11:00 am|
[FDL is pleased to welcome Daniel Biss for a Blue America chat today. As with all guests, please stay on topic and be polite. Take any off-topic discussions to the prior thread. Thanks much, gang, and please help give Daniel a big FDL welcome! -- CHS]
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday June 30, 2007 8:30 am|
Even as Michael Moore’s latest film Sicko opens to excellent reviews, the US media seems to have spent much of the past few weeks doing America’s health-care industry a big fat favor by using bogus ‘information’ to undermine Moore’s call for single-payer health care.
You’d never know it from Howard Kurtz or Jeff Greenfield, but most Americans want exactly what Moore says they should have:
|By: Christy Hardin Smith Saturday June 30, 2007 5:24 am|
We are finally getting some rain. The ground had gotten so parched that it was beginning to crack, and our lawn crunched under the paws of our miniature dachshund every time she went out to “water” it. My perennials had weathered the dry spell, for the most part, but I’ve worn a path around them lugging the watering can from the sink out to the yard and back again.West Virginia in
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday June 29, 2007 10:36 pm|
Saturday (tomorrow) midnite is the last chance to give our Blue Americans some Second Quarter Love — tomorrow is the last day of the quarter, and we want our candidates to have a great Second Quarter, don’t we? Second Quarter is when our candidates get to show they’ve got the wide, broad, grassroots support required to keep primary opponents at bay.