Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Banging Head Against Wall

Drive-By Truckers' The Big To-Do Pre-Order!


Obama calls health care summit with Republicans


No one could have predicted....

44 - Top House Republicans throw cold water on health-care summit

Goddamn right.

Daily Kos: ***K Bipartisan***k***ship


Agreed, but if you aren't pushing that slow change as hard and as fast as you can, then the change gets consumed by the Palins of the world and pooped out the other end. You-fucking-betcha. (I read that off my hand)

Raise hell early and often, Progressives. Early and Often and Always.

Daily Kos: Hello, kind world? (Updated):
"I wrote a diary recently comparing the life of a progressive to trench warfare. This cause, of using the government to improve the world, is the work of a lifetime. And the fight is not a fair one.

There are three factors at play; the values of the people, the policies of the government, and the politics which (theoretically) turns the values into the policies.

Values change slowly, but they do change. When I was young, the idea of gay marriage was inconceivable. When my father was young, the idea of a black President was inconceivable. And yes, Inigo - that word does mean what I think it means. The work of changing the values of your friends and families and neighbors moves at glacial speed, but it does move. The one thing you cannot do is abandon your values and remain quiet. Every day, in a million conversations, values are changing. Don't stop."

I wish Obama would hire this dirty fucking hippie who's been frackin' right about 99% of the time.

Op-Ed Columnist - America Is Not Yet Lost -
"Instead of fraying under the strain of imperial overstretch, we’re paralyzed by procedure. Instead of re-enacting the decline and fall of Rome, we’re re-enacting the dissolution of 18th-century Poland.

A brief history lesson: In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Polish legislature, the Sejm, operated on the unanimity principle: any member could nullify legislation by shouting “I do not allow!” This made the nation largely ungovernable, and neighboring regimes began hacking off pieces of its territory. By 1795 Poland had disappeared, not to re-emerge for more than a century.

Today, the U.S. Senate seems determined to make the Sejm look good by comparison."

You got a little racism on your chin... yeah right there.... no, you missed it... above... no... next to... ah, forget it.

Daily Kos: The Real Tea Partiers


Both cities are great but our surrounding areas are far more scenic. SD is kinda scrubby and ugly.... but a really fun city!

And everyone overplays how 'cold' it is in SF. Yes, 52 degrees in Feb. is arctic.

San Francisco vs. San Diego: Which is the better getaway? -
"It is a per-capita fact that one city has more surf shops and the other has more college graduates. But there's more to this choice than that.

One of these cities gives you reliable sun, a world-class zoo and kid-friendliness, accompanied by the occasional reminder that the 1982 film 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' was based on a true story.

The other city doesn't seem to care as much about your kids, but it will feed, entertain and edify you with such verve and sophistication that you'll barely notice the arctic breezes.

One is forever winning popularity contests, but the other is cheaper, has less crime and attracts more than twice as many overnight guests countywide."

Hurry the fuck up.

Focusing 192 lasers on one little target:

"Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory reported Thursday they have taken a major step toward harnessing the forces that power the sun in an effort to create unlimited energy on Earth."

You may want to wait until you get home. Jack this bad boy up to 720, burn one, then sit back and be amazed. Pretty damn cool.


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