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The conservatives and independents will clobber the Democrats this Fall, followed by Obama "triangulating" toward the center as Clinton did after the Gingrich revolution in '94 took the Democrats out of power.

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Fri Aug 06, 2010 at 06:23 AM PDT

We are in Recovery.

by toots74

Today's jobs report shows that the recovery is digging in and gaining strength.  Things are turning up, and it's a new day in America.

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It's 2010.  So why is the Daily Kos site stuck in 1998?

And what happened to all that talk of a new release about a year ago?

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Mon Aug 02, 2010 at 07:59 PM PDT

Dutch Quit Afghanistan

by toots74

You have to hand it to the Dutch; they know a stupid disaster when they see it.

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This one is great.  Keith is on fire in this one.  I think he came in off vacation to do this one, because Lawrence O'Donnell was back on guest hosting tonight.

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In the second bias crime pack beating death of an immigrant in New Jersey in less than one month, two teenagers have been charged based in part on a video they made of their slaughter of the man.

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Right now, I'm looking at at least three sky-is-falling alarmist diaries at the top of the rec list.  Ohhhhhhhhhh   Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!  The economy is crumbling!  The bankers are pillaging us!  We're gonna die!

Man up, you saps!

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Anyone who’s had the misfortune of interacting with today’s 20-somethings knows the exasperation of dealing with the monosyllabic naval-gazers that pass for American young adults these days.  And these aren’t hopeless burnouts in metal shop; they’re often the "best and brightest" from top schools.

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Love him or hate him, Webster Tarpley is speaking truth to power in this one.

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Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 08:34 PM PDT

Hillary Clinton for President.

by toots74

Or at least Vice President, as Obama’s running mate in 2012.

Interesting piece in the Wall Street Journal on Hillary Clinton’s increase in stature, gravitas, and polling numbers while so many other Democrats are headed in the other direction.

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A loaded gun virtually forces the idea of suicide on its owner.

I didn’t say that; someone much wiser did.

And sometimes, they take an innocent life with them.

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The country is in a depression.  The Gulf fishing grounds are shot to hell forever – millions of peoples’ livelihoods destroyed utterly.  We’re ramping up a suicidal debacle in Afghanistan (the country that was the last straw that broke the back of the Russian empire too).  The banksters are fatter and greedier and more bailed out than ever.  People are losing their homes, families, and sanity on a daily basis.  And the great hope of Obama has STILL done nothing for people of color.

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