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Right where Obama is supposed to be this week.

Gotta go.

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Yes, I know. I will get my own account.

There seems to be a lot of focus on the fools holding these teabag parties, or protests or whatever the hell they are. Lots of people are treating them the way they should be treated:as a joke to be ignored. Others on here have mentioned an interest in bringing out "alternate" protests, waving competing signs from a distance. That is a mistake -- it would rob this country of a wonderful PR moment, one that flushes the right wing loons down the toilet.


Will I ignore the teabaggers and stay home laughing

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Thu Apr 09, 2009 at 10:18 AM PDT

Dying words forgotten

by kwickkick

I'm not kwickkick, but his friend Rebecca. For those who don't remember, the real kwickkick, my friend Matthew, died some weeks ago. Before he died, he asked me to post a message to you. He recited this message from his deathbed, while in great pain, because he believed it was so important.

Since then, I have been reading this site on a fairly regular basis, because I find it so informative. But more than a few times, I've cried while reading it. I remember how difficult it was for Matthew to record his words, how he struggled to get them out. I've always believed that he struggled to live long enough to get his message out.

And now I cry. Because so many of you seem to have forgotten what Matthew struggled so mightily to tell you. I cry because I fear that his challenging effort to get his message out to you was all for naught.


I support Obama fiercely, even if he doesn't do everything I want immediately

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My name is Rebecca Schuler. I am a friend of Matthew, who I think you knew as kwickkick. He asked me to post something here for him. He died on Saturday from cancer. He said that some of you wanted to know about his trip to Europe. I went with him and he was the happiest I have ever seen him. He only managed to go to London, Sheffield, Milan and Zurich. The plan was to take him several more places, but his health didn't hold up. We came home and not too long afterwards he went into hospice. He was in a great deal of pain on Friday and they began using a fair amount of morphine. We were told he would probably die over the weekend. Several friends and family members were there with him until the end. His death was very peaceful. On Thursday, he asked me to record something he wanted to tell you and asked me to post it this week.

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Fri Jan 02, 2009 at 06:13 PM PST

I'm dying. Updated

by kwickkick

The results from some tests came back today. I have pancreatic cancer. It is untreatable. I will die in 2009. I am not telling you this for pity, or for whining. I have known this was coming for awhile, and have made my peace with it. I am telling you this to urge you on in your fight for universal health care. And to urge you to continue to fight to support the Obama administration, loudly, whenever you feel you can.

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Well, the Dems have finally agreed to a partial bailout of the auto industry -- but only by accepting the Bush Administration's demand that this money comes out of the fund intended to encourage investment in alternative energy cars. No surprise -- Bush throws one final piece of meat to his masters in the energy industry.

Still...this unseemly exercise has raised a far more important question in my mind: Why were the automakers -- and by extension, the autoworkers, less important than the pork?


Why do politicians talk about protecting the taxpayers?

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Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 06:49 PM PST

Learning from the worst

by kwickkick

Clearly, when it came time to deciding the action to be taken against Lieberman for his betrayals, there was information that was not considered. One article sums it all up...

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Wed Nov 05, 2008 at 04:47 PM PST

The Talk Radio Meltdown

by kwickkick

I couldn't help myself.

I was on a long drive today, and thought, I wonder what is going on over on talk radio? So, for hour after nauseating hour, I listened to the bloviators and purveyors of political poison.

Usually, when I check the other side of the swamp, I find myself furious, sometimes yelling at the radio as so many people seem to subscribe to this daily delusion.

But not today...Today I could not stop laughing. Talk Radio has become more unhinged than usual as it swallows the barrel of defeat. And that has made the crazies downright mega-loony.

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Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 08:28 PM PST

McCain's concession speech: Classy

by kwickkick

While some of his supporters were childish, McCain's concession speech was truly classy. He should regain some of the respect he lost during this campaign.

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Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 12:53 PM PDT

Musical memories and inspiration

by kwickkick

I write music, a lot of it. Whenever I am inspired by something, I tend to whip out my guitar and compose a song. I am, unfortunately, one of these folks who is more comfortable writing music about sadness and betrayal than about the upbeat and inspiring (even though I am NOT like that in real life.)

What that means, of course, is throughout the Bush Administration, I've written a LOT of music. There was a song about how Bush/Cheney had convinced many people (me included, I am embarrassed to admit) to support them after 9/11, but had proven to use that trust to inject poison into this country -- and the song also warned of the next politician who would pick up their mantle. (This is long before McCain came along, but it fits him perfectly.)

Now, the problem with these kinds of songs is that they have to be oblique: You can't say flat out anything about anyone -- Bush and Cheney's name cannot even be in the song. Everything is in metaphor, or hard to immediately place. That way, you get to have the pleasure of a bunch of red-staters, wherever they may be, swaying and singing to a song that attacks their idol. It's great fun.

Then today, I came across an old song I wrote during the Republican convention in 2004. And the difference in emotion then and now was quite inspirational to me...  

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Sun Oct 26, 2008 at 09:10 PM PDT

What do you say?

by kwickkick

A tale where I try to debate against fiction.

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Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 11:19 AM PDT

Republican Governor endorses Obama

by kwickkick

William Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, has come out with an endorsement for Obama. The reasons he gives for an endorsement could be played, word for word, on an Obama commercial. They are astonishing, calling Obama a "once in a lifetime" candidate.

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