Good morning, BT!
Speaking of Axe, did anyone see the ABC This Week interview? I have never seen a more stumbling, inarticulate, floundering mess in …. I don’t think I have ever.
Get the hook.
The meme that Obama is shunning progressivism because he fears to be labeled as an “angry black man” needs to be reexamined. To a genuine political progressive, pursuance of a enlightened, liberal, pro-people agenda is an act of optimism, hope, and ethical commitment, not anger. Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King were not “angry” blacks, but practical idealists who were beacons of progressive hope to African-Americans, their nation, and the world. Only someone with fundamentally rightist views would interpret a progressive commitment as an expression of anger.
WaHoo! I’ve missed swim!
1,2) Congrats to the people of Libya. Be very glad that Nato interpreted the UN resolution VERY loosely. And hope what you get for a government is better than what you had. And if you let the Scary Brown Moslems take power, We’ll be back to help you some more.
3) Somebody throw that drowning man an anchor!
4) at least we now know why Timmeh tried to hard to keep the numbers secret. Well, we knew before, but now we got proof.
5) He won’t be in the GOP much longer if he keeps saying things like that. Otoh, how much worse than oBama can he be? Perhaps we should see if he wants to be a Blue Dog…
Boxturtle (And since the government just allowed a new reactor in Ala, perhaps the anchor should be made of MOX)
Good Morning, BT and Pups of all Stripes,
When you’re trying to sell bullcrap and you know it bullcrap and you know everybody else knows it’s bullcrap, that’s what you sound like.
Boxturtle (Remembers his remarkably unresearched 8th grade report on Poor Richard)
I was slammed on another blog for daring to say that I wouldn’t vote for Obama, and that I might even consider Huntsman. Not that he will be the nominee, so I guess I’m safe.
EDIT: Yay for Early Morning Swim!!
Sorry, drive by. Gotta get out the door for a 9 a.m. appointment! Top of the morning, everyone!!
Good morning pups.
Thanks BT and welcome back.
Somebody should tell Obama we NEED an angry black man a hell of a lot more than we need a spineless, amoral, backstabbing, two faced liar.
Boxturtle (Too harsh?)
Great comment, thank you.
BT, Thanks for the Swim!
BxT, #5 If he is in the GOP much longer, then, we need to send a big Federal Bill to Tx so that they can pay the country back and he can end his run for Pres of the United States and begin his run for Pres of the nation of Tx. (Sorry BT, just aiming at Perry)
BT please forgive this OT,
But, I saw a comment posted last night by petrocelli (whom I miss) wherein he gave a shout out and a hands on the screen ohmmmmm to Jim White.
Can anyone tell me what is going on with Jim? I guess I missed something.
But, I’ve been missing Jim too.
Nah. Say it like it is Other BT.
Mornin’, BT, pups
Ahhhhh, Swim is back. I can quit takin’ Xanax to start the day.
Not harsh enough.
I can quit takin’ Xanax to start the day
I haven’t seen either in a looooong time.
Nah, weed’s better.
Obama Doctrine Emerging in New Libya; Cowbagger Diplomacy ‘Refudiated’
The inevitable ouster of Col. Muammar Gaddafi will have been a victory for this administration and the operation will provide a template for how future such troubles must be handled. It will have the added benefit of serving as the final repudiation of Cowboy Diplomacy while formally introducing the long overdue Obama Doctrine. The accomplishment will have come without the support of a loyal opposition in America. Indeed, it will have come despite a bed wetting and back stabbing disloyal opposition.
…the Obama Administration appears to be growing something of an organic new doctrine. A doctrine that comes out of the terra firma of rational policy rather than a neoconservative or Randian petri dish.
While the Obama Doctrine will require more time to ripen, there appear to be principles emerging…
Obama Doctrine Emerging in New Libya
Can’t Axelrod just skip the ‘balanced’ charade already? Everyone’s tired of it. Just get on with it – ask the Republicans what they want in terms of job “measures” (that would be the free trade deals and the payroll tax cut), say nothing else was possible and that they couldn’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good, pass the free trade deals and the payroll tax cut, and tell people it’s going to be great and that sunshine and roses will follow. Then move on to screwing up the next item on the agenda.
Ya know, it wouldn’t be so bad if you were a regular commenter and actually engaged in discussions at the Lake but all you seem to do is come here to pimp your blog and split. That’s just fuckin’ rude.
Prince Barry is a garden variety technocrat, like most of the pundit-morons you see on Sunday talk shows. Nothing more, nothing less. I had the misfortune of listening to C-Span’s extended replay of all that dross yesterday while recuperating from the flu. I don’t know how many times I heard “entitlement reform” repeated. Not once did I hear “tax increases on the rich” or “defense cuts.” This drivel is what Prince Barry believes, living in his voluminous bubble-boy fish bowl.
Did you notice – scratch that – one couldn’t help but notice, he couldn’t mention any job creation measures other than the same old vanilla infrastructure generalities. When he mentioned how Obama was working hard to protect Medicaid (didn’t have the guts to lie harder and say SS and Medicare) I threw up in my mouth.
He stammered and swallowed and stalled. I think there is video at C&L.
I saw the photo your loverly posted on fb from your date.
As my mr. said when I showed him, Well they look like a real nice couple.
Demi, thank you for the news about Jim White.
((Feel better soon, Jim))
They don’t have a plan because they are ideologically opposed to anything that involves using the gov’t to create jobs. Remember the corporatists are the “job creators” and the “risk takers.”
Back to moderating then I guess.
Good morning all.
My understanding is that Jim White is having “tests” done …
I know no specifics.
Jim has been spending some time at EW’s new place.
Petrocelli is simply too scarce for words and I hope he returns to us soon.
We have a commenter, fairly new I think, who goes by the name “Petro”.
And to you oldgold, my query is this, is it Box Turtle’s assertion or the parenthetical that elicts your “Yes”?
Much fun had by all. 2 dates in 1 week. Don’t know what to think. Didn’t know she posted a pic.
I just hope that it’s nothing too serious.
(Seeing your name reminded me of the ohm…)
Oh, and did you read in the WaPo about our civic-minded “job creators” and how they report their jobs created – overseas – to the Commerce Dept on the condition that the numbers don’t get distributed to the plebes.
Of course, these are some of the same “job creators” who want the tax holiday on repatriated swag.
I think Petro is onto something in his 3rd party diary.
Ah, geez, I hadn’t noticed that Empty Wheel isn’t a choice here anymore until I read your comment.
I must be losing it.
Oh, I’m sure Juan Cole is over the moon, along with Dems, about Obama’s Bushian victory in Libya. Turns out Democrats love war as much as Pubs. What a surprise.
I could use a little of that ohm right now! The electrical kind (I have no idea what I’m talking about, but I could use a little charge right this morning). :)
(White Light to Jim)
You could ask SD if you can sit by him. He’s got the good stuff.
Won’t be long and the Dem neoliberals will be neoconservatives.
War is good business.
Give your child.
I would love to, but I think I would curl up and snore (er, purr). The treadmill awaits.
You all have a super morning.
Sharing is part of the fun. *g*
mornin’ – Jim is going in early this morning for as he puts it – ‘a valve job’(cardio).
he made it sound routine and had a good doctor and says he expects to be back to tweeting no later than wednesday am.
I sincerely hope he doesn’t mind my posting about it – you can send him good wishes at @JimWhiteGNV
Indeedy so, demi.
SD was powerful good on the live-streaming threads at the White House resistance demonstration. Especially so, eloquent, powerful and ever so Right On!
Oh, wow. Thanks, hon.
Left a wee message, for you, there at the end, of said “live” and real thread, SD.
Excellent news! cbl, and thank you!!!
I’m so proud of the power here. Encourages my hope.
Good morning. What’s this picture business miss demi talks about?
Huh? I was? I don’t remember saying all that much on those threads.
MLK wasn’t angry he was righteous. Obama’s merely duplicitous.
Mornin’ BT. Firepups. Firebaggers.
Kids are off to school for their 1st day in the Texas public school system.
Latest info from Libya says rebels are pulling back from Green Square under heavy fire.
What I want to know, and forgive me if this has already been discussed over the weekend, is what changed? These rebels have been fighting to no avail for 4.5 months. Now, all of a sudden, they’re able to move on Tripoli and put up a serious fight against better armed and better trained troops. Who’s responsible for this sudden surge in violence?
We have every reason to be upbeat, demi, to feel the power that is rising, the humanity that is standing up … and the times they are achanging … THIS is how IT is done.
Oh, that comment. Another utopian thinker who thinks the world will embrace parecon overnight. Sheesh.
Your comment, toward the end, to Eric Patton, was nothing less than inspired, it was the best expressed understanding of the moment it has ever been my good fortune to experience. Eloquent, honest, and powerful. As is your wont, SD.
it wasn’t any of those ‘special pictures’ and besides, you were rockin that skirt – royal blue is mos def your color :D
I was tired of hearin’ that shit. *g*
Nonetheless, ’twas simply the best.
Tell me it’s Evolution.
oldnslow in a skirt?
Your killin me this morning. Email me a link please.
There really wasn’t THAT much beer.
You’re gonna show us, right?
You two are “favorites” of all of us, I dare say …
The proper anthem of our time and quest, demi, for certain.
My two favorite looks on men are 1) long hair and 2) no hair.
My honey used to have a poney tail, but now it’s just that old musician long hair. Once, when he went to get it cut, I said Just don’t come home looking like George Bush!
Don’t you know It’s gonna be alright. Yum.
But, our interest is piqued, ons, as you must easily imagine?
look at that hippy !
It wasn’t a skirt. More of a mini. I took the damn picture, I should know.
“The president is not moving left or right; he’s interested in moving the country forward,” Axelrod said.
“The president is not moving left or right; he’s interested in moving the country forward,” Axelrod said.
Yeah…like pushing a car out of gas off a friggin’ cliff.
Damn, the dude’s givin’ me a run for me money in the hair department, but I don’t see no skirt.
only after coasting in the far right lane with their left turn signal on for two+ years – oy
Mornin’ Tex :D
it was an under caffeinated joke on my easily embarrassed partner – and he’s more the twin set type anyway :D
I keep me tail.
(Though things are a wee bit “sparse” on top.)
I’ve always liked me hair long.
Got several “notices” back in high school.
But, I perservered, I persisted … and lo and behold, it came into “style”, went, came back, and now hardly anyone notices. Some of me best friends wear it long and some wear that “none at all” look.
Must be society has, more or less realized, that what’s inside the dome is what matters. Who could have imagined?
She made that shit up. (And gettin encouragement from that damn kid to boot.)
“Let yer freak flag fly”!!!
Verra nice couple, indeed.
Great looking, intelligent, my kind of folks!
(Is my prejudice showing? Hah!!!)
Thort so, og.
My last couple years in the Navy (74-75) I was constantly “reminded” to get a haircut.
Ah so, well maybe YOU will get permission to show it to the curious multitude, Kris?
The suspense is building … palpably…
(Tune in for the next exciting episode …)
Too harsh, no.
nonquixote (best to almost always speak the truth, [honey do these jeans make me look…})
Downhill… to a right handy cliff …
probably going to be some time before we get the real deal on what happened over the week end in Libya -
WH/NATO are going to claim it was the latest intense bombing campaign, blah blah blah, but that wouldn’t explain the sudden and rapid defections of high level officials – and all the usual trusted sites (eg ShababLibya) were too jubilant to provide any tick tock as of late last night
Let it be FREEEEEEE ………………….
See CBL @66. She posted the pic :)
fyi Firedogs – Bold Nebraska is on deck for Tar Sands Action today – they will be taking their place on the fence at 11 am et
p.s. not surprising but incredibly troubling concern trolling about this from several apologists on various threads of mine last night – they didn’t seem to realize they appeared to sound more concerned with embarrassment to their President than they were over toxic sludge traversing thousands of miles in this country – unfrickingbelievable
The truth is the last refuge of reason, of sanity …of humanity.
(Yes, we really do want to know and tact and diplomacy, do have their place … experience has shown.)
Always liked yer “handle”, nonquixote.
Hey, you! What? Sleep in this am?
Or out smellin’ the garlic. Either way. Hi ya.
Must be nice to have a night on the town with the prettiest and nicest chicks in Austen.
(I still say that when I win the lottery, we’re all meeting in your town.)
Off to swim in the great capitalist cesspool.
US KIA Afghanistan: 1,746
US KIA Irak: 4,474
Iraki, Afghan and Pakistani casualties: estimates vary to over 1.5M
US MBS 2011: 28,892 and counting
No war but class war
Never. Give. Up.
Be good to yourselves, and all other living things
Tact, diplomacy …
You gets it. You gots it.
I saw some comments along the same line elsewhere yesterday. Fuckin’ morans.
Did you see that shit about the cops taking the women’s sweaters and jackets? Who is going to buy that We didn’t want you to hang yourselves phooey? And, speaking of hippies, did they take their bras off? Bras = nooses. Gimme a break.
Or buy a motorcycle…lol
Or a horse.
Bowing to you, your highness. :)
hahaha…except with the drought their hay is more expensive than gas!! lol
Let them eat hemp.
If all y’all all…had come to Saxon Pub, I could’ve liveblogged the date..hee hee…
I told ya I caught the colt smokin’ “grass” in the barn..silly teenager.
Through their absurdities, “authority” makes clear their foolish and mindless pretension.
So long as most of it may be disarmed by a committed, non-violent humanity, slow progress through revelation is made: when authority ups the ante, then understanding and considered resistance abounds and flourishes.
In this way is the only true advance of humanity possible and sustainable until the larger victory of truth and justice belongs to the all of the family of mankind.
That is the journey for which we have all been preparing for all of our lives …
Now there’s some truth!
Horsin’ around, was he, lsls?
(I noted long ago, that certain plants, in the clearing in the woods, were much visited by the deer … who always seemed to be in good spirits, I might add)
Draw the circle wide. Draw it wider still.
True story: A Bedouin told me (me, me) that a family can survive for two weeks in the desert, on camel’s milk and one date (divided into tiny pieces)…Maybe that’s where Ghadaffiduck is.
Right on the mark as you usually are. :)
Chorus to a song written by Jim Strathdee:
Draw the circle wide.
Draw it wider still.
Let this be our song,
no one stands alone,
standing side by side,
Draw the circle wide.
To repeat what I said in a previous thread: When I watched the video of the sit in at the WH on Saturday my heart was heavy. To think of what this country has come to. I was so proud of Jane, John, Dan, Bill, and all the rest of the Firebaggers that got arrested. I wish I was there with them and in spirit I was. I hope times are a changin because I fear for my children. Your posts have been very inspirational for me. I am proud to be a member of this community.
Israel under plutocrats boot too
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