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Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 02:06 AM PST

Is Spousal Abuse an OK metaphor?

by Edgar08

I know Kossack's are going to see this diary as nothing but an embittered pro-Clinton Diary, but I'm going to post it anyway.  I mean look who's writing it?  But it's a serious issue.

In a Story the other day Markos wrote:

Democrats are like battered spouses?

I understand the metaphor.  I understand what he's trying to say.

But I'm going to state the reasons why I think it is inappropriate.  Does Markos hate women?  No!!! He's just a part of a media machine that talks about women in a way that's so much more careless about how they talk about women than how they talk about others who have a history of being beaten down by the man.

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If I may be so bold as to take up a diary slot to draw attention to a Time Magazine article about Hillary Clinton.  For those who only read the front page of DailyKos (who does that anyway?? the Diaries are where it's at on the dailykos), one might wonder what Sen. Hillary Clinton's been up to since the convention.

The summary:  

Clinton put that star power to full use this fall, campaigning at more than 200 rallies and fund raisers for upwards of 80 candidates across the country.

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Hey.  How ya doin'???   Don't like the title??   Who cares?

You're not gonna like the whole diary.  So whiny whiny whiny.

Today.  Today is the day Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama met in Florida and it appears they seem to be quite "over it" in a way a lot of people are not.

So in this diary I am going to define "over it."

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Fri Oct 10, 2008 at 03:01 AM PDT

It's the Uptick Rule, Stupid

by Edgar08

This is going to be a short diary wherein I post some info about the Uptick Rule.

The wikipedia gloss on it.

Some criticism of the SEC for removing it:

And some more timely feedback on the issue:

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I thought a lot about this, and decided to post it anyway.  Late at night so no one can see it.

Because of the sheer amount of discussion that has accumulated on this issue, I was surprised to see it come up during the VP debate and no one said anything about it.  Now why is that?  Why it's because an election is at stake and we don't want to discuss anything inconvenient in that regard.  Fine.

But this isn't about criticizing Biden.  I want to state right here and now that I believe and support Sen. Joe Biden on the statement he made during his debate.

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Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 01:28 AM PDT

Obama Wants to Study FDR

by Edgar08

One of the things I've always loved about Obama is his passion to reason things out and do what's right.  To just really think things through, and study them before acting.

I think that's a valuable trait for anyone.

Lately, I've questioned Senator Clinton's rash and unquestioning support of something called HOLC.

I think it needs to be studied.  It's a different world now.  We can't pretend things are the same.

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I am but I'm not really.

I decided to try to clear things up on this issue.  A long time ago, someone asked Obama:

QUESTION: In 1982, Anwar Sadat traveled to Israel, a trip that resulted in a peace agreement that has lasted ever since.

In the spirit of that type of bold leadership, would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?

And Obama answered:

OBAMA: I would.

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Sun Sep 21, 2008 at 10:03 PM PDT

Clinton's Proposal

by Edgar08

I haven't seen it posted, maybe I missed it, but it was brought up today in a highly recommended diary, so I wanted to post it here.

In the highly recommended diary in question Clinton is praised for taking up the "HOLC banner."  And that she does, but it appears to be faint praise.  For the very intelligent author then goes on to point out that the HOLC proposal is "nearly not enough."  Which is also true.

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I did something dumb tonight.  My wife saw True Blood while she was staying in a hotel on a business trip, and apparently the new HBO series "True Blood" is all the bomb.  I bet it is.

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Tue Sep 16, 2008 at 10:53 PM PDT

Hitchens "Praises" Obama on Pakistan

by Edgar08

I'm catching up on the news from Pakistan.

Almost seems pointless now with our financial infrastructure crumbling around us, but I found a particularly divisive morsel from none other than the town drunk of punditropolis, Christopher Hitchens.

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Senator Clinton wrote an Op-Ed about Public Transportation.

Millions of Americans are clamoring for more public transit. In just the second quarter of this year, Americans took more than 2.8 billion trips on public transportation - 140 million more trips than over the same period last year.

I don't agree with that statement.

The more truthful statement would go like this:

Because driving a car is no longer affordable to them, Millions of Americans are turning to public transit as a last resort. In just the second quarter of this year, Americans took more than 2.8 billion trips on public transportation - 140 million more trips than over the same period last year.

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Fri Sep 05, 2008 at 01:57 AM PDT

Talkleft is well reformed

by Edgar08

I just wanted to post this diary here talkleft has banned me.

that's good news for blogs like dailykos and huffington post.

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