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Today’s Tweets — Monday, October 26, 2009

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http://bit.ly/VgzEF IMO Obama will propose international deflating of terror ideology, continue focused drones, help defend — no surge.

Bobby Fischer: Genius and Idiot http://bit.ly/GU4aJ //what do you think?

3 Quarks Iran Isn’t The Problem, Stupid http://bit.ly/dn5Ru

http://bit.ly/3UvWgA Club 4 Growth NY State Poll Laughable

4 Prisoners Facing Executions or Serving Extreme Jail Sentences Who Very Well May Be Innocent http://bit.ly/2ln3AT

Marianne Faithfull – The Ballad of Lucy Jordan 1980 ♫http://blip.fm/~fg66q

If The Option Is Not Robust It Is Not An Option (forget triggers and opt- anythings) And tell Congress.http://bit.ly/1AKc9h

http://bit.ly/sLpp4 Interdisciplinary Cooperation (exploring boundaries of disciplines)

http://bit.ly/AzHCM Civil Rights Movement Veterans

http://bit.ly/zIAMu Beyond Creed //yep it’s an ad for a book I wrote

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Today’s Tweets — Sunday, October 25, 2009

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My USA 2010 Campaign Slogan: Vote No You Go

Dems Sunday — Cheney Masterminded Failure and Is Irrelevant // IMO every time he speaks his legacy plummets

http://bit.ly/3jOSDz Sunday Vanishes

Finally someone besides the President Likes Geithner http://bit.ly/2Y23ST

Looks like an intelligent take on the trigger option. http://bit.ly/ibFqb

Tom Petty – You Don’t Know How It Feels ♫ http://blip.fm/~fdsgg

Is The Senate Now Prepping To Mess Up Obama’s Nobel Creds?http://bit.ly/8fjVL

Rahm Vs. Karzai? Guess Who Blinked? http://bit.ly/3e8WvT

FOX announcer dissing Swisher. I hope he bangs one to shut them up.#yankees (he did :))

The Beatles Hey Jude ♫ http://blip.fm/~fdyqe

NYT Insurers Are Victimizing Small Business http://bit.ly/33epiE

You said surge? Baghdad rocked by new bombing http://bit.ly/2h28R3

Gram Parsons – Return Of The Grievous Angel ♫http://blip.fm/~fdkfl

http://bit.ly/4qIJXF Comment On “Leaderless: Senate Pushes For Public Option Without Obama’s Support”

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Sunday Vanishes

There are still traces of Sunday
And some still trek to wherever they trek to
And some still say words like we humbly confess
And the rest of us no longer go
No we have not said no to culpability
But in general have made our own program
Satisfied that betwixt our way and that old way
There is nothing to choose
We listen to the music we select or otherwise
Proceed whether depressed or merely keeping on or
Providentially given some memory or prevision that speaks
Maybe someone’s sentence on TV
Or some love spoken at home
And by the end of it all Sunday is no more
All days blend into one
A roadside bombing somewhere else
And we secure depressed drugged up whatever
Thinking thoughts that resonate
Between us ans a screen of silence
This is the age we live in
Sunday vanishes
But superstitions persist
Sunday vanishes
But religion screams the louder
Sunday vanishes
And in its place a little child

There are still traces of Sunday

And some still trek to wherever they trek to

And some still say words like we humbly confess

And the rest of us no longer go

No we have not said no to culpability

But in general have made our own program

Satisfied that betwixt our way and that old way

There is nothing to choose

We listen to the music we select or otherwise

Proceed whether depressed or merely keeping on or

Providentially given some memory or prevision that speaks

Maybe someone’s sentence on TV

Or some love spoken at home

And by the end of it all Sunday is no more

All days blend into one

A roadside bombing somewhere else

And we secure depressed drugged up whatever

Thinking thoughts that resonate

Between us and a screen of silence

This is the age we live in

Sunday vanishes

But superstitions persist

Sunday vanishes

But religion screams the louder

Sunday vanishes

And in its place a little child

Reminds us that it does not finally matter

And about what does

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Comment On “Leaderless: Senate Pushes For Public Option Without Obama’s Support”

Comment On: Leaderless: Senate Pushes For Public Option Without Obama’s Support

HuffPo has had a bee in its bonnet for some time on leaderlessness.

Obama is cast as weak and vacillating.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

As I read the above, the President is not rejecting the public option. And I think your reporters should know that. The President is rejecting the weak and ineffective “public options” that the Senate has put forth in an effort to appease the bought and paid for bi-partisan nay-saying middle of this compromised institution. The President is rejecting opt outs and most probably triggers as well. And he should.

Over in the House, there is somewhat more reason and the public option they are considering and will pass is not one of these weaker versions. It is the one that the President wants, has spoken for and will get. It is the one the American people want. It may not be robust but it will not be the phony one that HuffPo equates with being progressive.

Go over to the White House site and read and listen to what is really being said.

Dollars to doughnuts we do NOT get 60 votes for the plan that is ultimately passed. This has been clear for seeming ages. We will get a final bill that is closer to the House than the Senate. The MSM and HuffPo are describing a charade.

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Robust, OK, But Get Smart, It Ain’t Just Rahm

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Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf???

Why am I singing this in my head? Because the notion that it is Rahm alone who is the villain in a projected submarining of robust is a mite fatuous.

If there is a Big Bad Wolf, his name will be Barack Obama. Rahm works for him.

But there isn’t a Big Bad Wolf.

We are still playing rope-a-dope. This Strategy has survived a summer when everyone said reform was dead.

It continues. Why? Because support takes time to build and support is what this is all about. Obama is really trying to make us a democracy again.

So. We will get a robust public option if the middle becomes more familiar with the truth  that a robust public option is really not a progressive thing. It’s a reasonable, common sense thing. Hell. A robust public option is conservative. It’s fiscally sound. It can be a lock.

So what should progressives be doing? As usual, winning the middle. Do you do that by slapping Rahm’s hand? I don’t think it makes a difference, other than to distract from the task and give the MSM another non-story.

Just as the MSM should stop treating lies and facts as two sides of an issue, progressives  should parse the Presidential words and realize that he has made the case for a robust public option repeatedly. Underlining and spreading that has been the bread and butter progressive strategy.

It is the only one that will prevail.

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Disgust With Both Parties Could Lead to A Democratic Rout in 2010

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My reasoning is simple.

The pattern may turn out to be Conservative candidates running against the GOP and primary candidates challenging Democrats.

If the fights in both parties tend this way, the Democrats win hands down. Almost no third party candidate wins. The sad exception last time was Lieberman who got defeated in the Democratic primary.

I believe the electoral dissent will boil over on the Republican side and result in third party runs by defeated GOP primary candidates. If Democrats avoid this pattern they have a lock both Senate and House.

The disgust with both parties comes from two different perceptions. Progressives are tired of bought and paid for Democrats. And the wingnut shrunken Republicans simply want to destroy the party they are ruining every time they open their mouths.

The best thing is that there is a majority that leans toward the Obama agenda. If that changes we are in deep trouble. We would be where we were when the minor dark age we live in was sealed in 1968.

I believe that fate will pass us by. Dems need to hang tough and keep battles within the party.

Republicans will be unable to. That means their fate is worse than it even is today.

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Today’s Tweets — Thursday, October 27, 2009

Leadbelly – Cotton Fields ♫ http://blip.fm/~f8utg

Chris Matthews has nothing better to do than take a non-story and treat it as though it deserved our attention. Click!

http://bit.ly/65LvB Defense Contractors Lobbying To Kill Franken Amendment — Rape Being Consistent With Military-Industrial Machinations.

Retired General Slams Cheney As “Incompetent War Fighter” Read more at: http://bit.ly/oeGim

Just got a fraudulent invoice.Called cc. Id’d it. Never click anything in an invoice you think is fake. Call the cc. co.immediately.

Six men remain in prison after their accuser admits she lied about their actions. http://bit.ly/1w71Sp

http://bit.ly/bkW4c – Obama will stop dithering if Cheney stops slithering..

A little pro-McChrystal biowback from Afghanistan — being decent works http://bit.ly/45rqm2

It’s not population that creates hunger, it’s war and the war economy which benefits rich nations and stratifies societies big time.

McMansions should become the rec facilities for sensible new human settlements. http://bit.ly/373EfF

4 the 7th time PPP notes Obama leads all Repubs in 2012. Ain’t gon’ change. http://bit.ly/1PSkPl

A Sad Conflict — Democracies Are As Culpable as Dictatorshipshttp://wp.me/pnU5F-1BE

Grayson: Fox News Is “The Enemy Of America” (VIDEO) Read more at: http://bit.ly/2VvEie

Why So Few Read This Blog — An Open Threadhttp://wp.me/pnU5F-1By

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car ♫ http://blip.fm/~f7zac

Bernice Johnson Reagon – We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder ♫http://blip.fm/~f7z6a

Jane Jacobs said neighborhood eyes on a street was/is the best protection against violence/crime. Our society’s design fails us.

http://bit.ly/3VmhfP Will We Curb Wall Street? //wait till you see banks zapping reform.

Cat Stevens – On the Road to Find Out ♫ http://blip.fm/~f7vpm

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