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What takes more skill:

CHOICE A
Crafting a plan to manage two wars, stave off economic collapse, stimulate an anemic economy, provide immediate assistance for unforseen disasters in Haiti, Nashville, New York, and the Gulf of Mexico while simultaneously combating a constant barrage of corporate sponsored lies designed to destroy you and the country you lead . . .

or

CHOICE B
Choosing only one of the topics above (and there are more where that came from) and nit picking and complaining about the decisions made while simultaneously offering unrealistic solutions that cannot and have never been implemented under our current system of government. . .

It does not take a whole lot of talent to destroy something that someone else built.

So I am not impressed or persuaded by all of the second guessing, name calling, and impossible to implement "plans" that pass as commentary around here.

I am not swayed by calls for President Obama to become Lyndon Johnson or Theodore Roosevelt or Keith Olbermann.

The only thing that gets my attention is plans and comments based in reality, and strategies that can be implemented in our CURRENT world in our CURRENT political environment with our CURRENT President and our CURRENT Congress.

Every thing else basically amounts to a support group for the disillusioned.

I personally don't have the luxury for fantasizing all day about what if Hillary Clinton were President or what if President Obama were as smart as me.

I've got bills to pay, kids to raise, and injustices to address.

So now I filter, and I would encourage everyone to do the same.

We are wasting entirely too much time on brainstorming about what if and entirely too little time on gameplanning for what is.

I am taking the time to educate myself about the issues. This enables me to quickly spot bullsh!t when I see it - saving valuable time for more worthy pursuits.

President Obama is doing his job, but there are a whole lot of other folks, myself included, who are not.

If we took half the energy we spend questioning the President and turned that level of critique on ourselves and our choices, maybe then we would be alot closer to making an actual "change" that we could really believe in.

We can no longer afford the illusion that if one man had done one thing the way we wanted him to, things would be better.

It is a cliche, but it is truer now than ever - start with the man (or in my case woman) in the mirror.

What are YOU doing to make things better?

What are YOU doing to support those who are trying to support you?

Are you reaching your full potential?

Are you helping those in your sphere of influence?

Buying a smaller car? Riding your bike? Using those reusable shopping bags? Making calls for candidates? Running for office yourself? Squashing all that bullsh!t your rightwing coworker spews?

Let's get back to being grassroots activists organizing our communities and step away from the pointless food fights.

Time is a wasting - if you think President Obama is not up to the job, maybe it's time to start running for President yourself.

But 24/7 bitching and moaning is not the solution.

Originally posted to Nashville fan on Tue May 25, 2010 at 07:10 AM PDT.

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  •  Yes, it's your fault. (12+ / 0-)

    Fix yourself.  First, stop writing stupid shit here.  

    I've got bills to pay, kids to raise, and injustices to address.

    So now I filter, and I would encourage everyone to do the same.

    I'm filtering out this stupid diary.

    There is a middle ground between being a citizen and crriticizing policies of Barack Obama or Congress and knee jerk oppostion or support of policies because Barack Obama favors them.  

    Everytyhing in life is not about Barack Obama.

    Pooties and Woozles unite; you have nothing to lose but your leashes!

    by TomP on Tue May 25, 2010 at 07:13:34 AM PDT

  •  But . . . but (6+ / 0-)

    it is what we do best. It is what we always do best. I am only half joking here.

    In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.

    by jsfox on Tue May 25, 2010 at 07:16:19 AM PDT

  •  Highest Praise (12+ / 0-)

    This is absolutely correct. I was going to write a closely reasoned diary on this subject, but you have eliminated any need for that. It really is as simple as you say:

    "What am I doing to make things better?"  Kvetching doesn't cut it.

    Tipped and recced.

    Educate yourself. Think for yourself. Be yourself. Act for others.

    by DHinIA on Tue May 25, 2010 at 07:23:42 AM PDT

  •  Still with the excuses (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Jim J, TheUnknown285, nippersdad, allenjo

    I leave for a while, nothing changes. He wanted the fucking job. If he didn't want the problems, he shouldn't have ran. You can't use the juggling act bullshit to excuse a sucession of failures borne primarily of a lack of conviction and principle. Here's a juggling act for you: how about he tries to be a lawyer AND a leader? If he can't do both, he doesn't deserve the job.

    He owns this.

    Slap happy is a platform.

    by averageyoungman on Tue May 25, 2010 at 07:40:26 AM PDT

  •  I drive a tiny car (4+ / 0-)

    I walk or take the train when I can
    I use my own bags when I shop
    I recycle everything
    I keep my house dark except for the rooms being used and I use cfl bulbs in every light that's not enclosed.
    A.C. is turned up to 80
    I moved my money
    I vote for the people that tell me they know what the hell's going on. I give them money. I convince other people to vote for them.

    I will blame the president and congress and whoever the hell else prevents this country from moving forward NOW, whenever, however, and to whoever I want to, in hopes that SOMEDAY it will matter to my president and to my congress enough that they will turn away from the money and DO THE RIGHT THING.

    Education is too big to fail. Truth is too big to fail. Justice is too big to fail. Peace is too big to fail.

    by Burned on Tue May 25, 2010 at 07:45:49 AM PDT

    •  Hey Burned (4+ / 0-)
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      GN1927, yella dawg, soms, Nashville fan

      do you use gas in your car period, do you have a home that runs on gas.  Do you work and a company that uses gas?
      Cause if you do you are still part of the problem, just like the rest of us.

      "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.";1 John 4:18.

      by Knights of Dusk on Tue May 25, 2010 at 07:52:15 AM PDT

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      •  Oh YES Dear Knight! (4+ / 0-)

        Until an alternative is forced through by my government, I will continue to do so out of necessity, but will reduce my footprint as much as possible, and I will keep on yelling about it until I am blue in the face.

        You're comment is fucking ridiculous in its' assumptions.

        Education is too big to fail. Truth is too big to fail. Justice is too big to fail. Peace is too big to fail.

        by Burned on Tue May 25, 2010 at 08:14:34 AM PDT

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      •  So we should live in a hut? (1+ / 0-)
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        Jim J

        We voted for a guy that said he was interested in changing the energy platform that we must all live with, and then allowed coal, oil and gas companies to walk away with the better part of his new and improved energy plan. One can only work with the tools at one's disposal. Unfortunately, it would appear that the man we voted for is a not one of the tools in our tool chest.

        A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

        by nippersdad on Tue May 25, 2010 at 09:58:21 AM PDT

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        •  President Obama has not been in office 2 years (0+ / 0-)

          yet.

          When did he allow the coal, oil and gas companies to "walk away" with the better part of his new and improved energy plan?

          I guess I missed that part.

          •  You might want to check out the plan again. (0+ / 0-)

            The percentage for subsidies of various sorts for Coal/oil/gas and nuclear, established industries vs. new technologies, is stark. The derivatives issue alone should make any rational person look askance at it in our present financial climate. That Obama has not yet been in office two years and has managed to accommodate the industry concensus several times, this being yet another incarnation, should render the distinction meaningless at this point.

            A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

            by nippersdad on Tue May 25, 2010 at 10:26:24 AM PDT

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            •  Well I disagree. (0+ / 0-)

              President Obama has already made some of the biggest changes of our generation.

              It may not be enough, but it is not nothing.

              And the whole "corporate owned Obama" talking point is just a plan by the man to keep a sister down.

              Our entire country is corporate owned, including me and you.

              Why single the President out? :)

    •  I hear you . . . (6+ / 0-)

      and there is plenty of blame to go around, and of course that includes the President.

      My point is simply that I feel that there is a distinct lack of balance and reality in much of the criticisms that I hear.

      But that does not mean that all criticism is bad - like I said - I'm learning to filter.

      P.S. Love your tag line as well.

  •  How DARE someone criticize Obama? (4+ / 0-)
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    Jim J, mightymouse, nippersdad, allenjo

    How dare they demand policy?

  •  But "24/7 bitching and moaning" makes me feel... (3+ / 0-)

    ... better about the things I cannot control. It's no excuse for not doing my part, I know, but this is Left Blogsylvania and I've learned how the game is played. Conscience preening and moral posturing seem to be the keys to popularity around here, and as long as that's what most of us are primarily interested in, that's what will drive content. I'm no better or worse than anyone else.

    Geez, I so much prefer the action diaries that at least get me to call my congressman or e-mail my Senator to ask him to support repealing DADT, contribute to the campaign of a progressive primary candidate running against a Democratic bluedog, or writing letters to the editor about the need for comprehensive immigration reform.

    There are lots of things each of us can do, but it's always easier to complain than to work. Maybe we should create an internal control whereby everybody needs to take action on something to earn a license to b*tch about the subject of his or her choice. At least then we could restore some balance to our sense of outrage and link emotions to deeds that might produce positive results for a change.

  •  Thank-you, Nashville fan. (5+ / 0-)

    I can't even tell you how sick I am of constantly reading comments and diaries to the effect of "If you aren't constantly bashing Obama, then "you are an Obamabot and you've drunk the kool-aid, and you're worshipping Obama",etc. blech.  (BTW, can we just get rid of this stupid kool-aid accusation? over used and annoying)  I am not an Obamabot.  I don't worship him, and I have never thought he was a magical creature who could fix all of our problems in under two years.  It seems to me the people who are throwing out these accusations are the ones who must have viewed him as some sort of savior in order for them to be so disappointed now.  I voted for Obama because he was and is better than McCain.  Simple as that.  

    Whenever I text "Barack", my phone suggests the word "capable". I like that.

    by dclarke on Tue May 25, 2010 at 08:00:52 AM PDT

    •  You know dclarke, I have had a similar (2+ / 0-)
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      dclarke, ParkRanger

      experience with the whole "Obamabot" phenom - I was telling my husband the other day that I never really had a moment when I just felt like Candidate Obama swept me off my feet with his oratory like so many have reported . . .

      I was impressed more by the dogged way he ran his campaign and dealt with all the litle mini scandals and set backs -

      I thought now there is the type of person we need to deal with all the problems we are facing. I was drawn to the feeling that this guy was interviewing for a job, not just trying to win a beauty contest.

    •  Hmmmm (0+ / 0-)

      It seems to me the people who are throwing out these accusations are the ones who must have viewed him as some sort of savior in order for them to be so disappointed now.

      Actually, seems to me that the ones that are the most unhappy were those who were not interested in either of the corporatist Democratic candidates during the Primaries. I view it more as an "I told you so" than disappointment in someone that one had great faith in.

      There are those, of course, but they seem to be in the minority.

      I voted for Obama because he was and is better than McCain.  Simple as that.  

      It is high bars like that which have given us what we see today. My dog would have been a better President than would have McCain, but I asked no one to vote for him. Even I know that there are better choices to be had.

      A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

      by nippersdad on Tue May 25, 2010 at 10:05:20 AM PDT

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      •  Certainly there are better choices - (0+ / 0-)

        but not better choices that could actually be elected in 2008.

        •  Now you have reached the point of the bitching. (0+ / 0-)

          WHY is it that better choices were not rallied around? Could it be that all of our filters were not in use during the Primaries? Could it be that a pretty smile and a silver tongue trumped the issues yet again?

          Next time it might be an idea to actually listen with one's brain rather than one's heart in order to see the fulfillment of one's aspirations. Bitching of various forms is, in fact, a political contribution when seen in that light, is it not?

          A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

          by nippersdad on Tue May 25, 2010 at 10:30:49 AM PDT

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          •  Bitching is awesome. (0+ / 0-)

            Constant bitching coupled with little or no action is counterproductive.

            I voted for who I thought was best for the job, and I have not been disappointed.

            Not because the candidate is perfect, or because the solutions have been flawless, but because the work is being put in on my behalf.

            Been a long time since I felt that way. Been a long time since that happened.

            •  Oh my God! (0+ / 0-)

              I voted for who I thought was best for the job, and I have not been disappointed.

              And I, for example, think that Palin could have done an equally fine job with regard to the Caribbean fiasco. I believe that McCain could have disregarded his NIE's and sent bunker busters to Diego Garcia every bit as well as Obama has. I think that we did not need to have an election to retain the services of such worthies as Gates, McChrystal and Petraeus; Bush would certainly have done exactly the same thing. Bagram and indefinite detentions without trial, torture, Wall Street and Rubinites.....seems like when you run on change there should be some, you know, changes.

              A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

              by nippersdad on Tue May 25, 2010 at 10:46:42 AM PDT

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              •  Sounds like you are disappointed . . . (0+ / 0-)

                and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

                I was not looking for a candidate to be a mini me.

                I was looking for someone to critically analyze our problems and make an honest attempt to solve them.

                The President has done that - not always the way I would have, but then again, that's why he is not me.

                •  I was not looking for a mini me, (0+ / 0-)

                  I was looking for someone who could lead the Democratic Party away from the DLC. It would appear that the rest of the Party disagreed.

                  A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

                  by nippersdad on Tue May 25, 2010 at 11:04:11 AM PDT

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  •  Amazing how some people are ignoring the (8+ / 0-)

    point of this diary and just doing the reflex bash in their comments.
    What am I doing to make the world a better place?
    Not nearly enough, is my answer, but I'm trying.
    This summer's goal--decreasing the carbon foot print by limiting air conditioner use and buying local produce at the weekly farmer's market.

  •  Well A Big, Sloppy CA Kiss from Me, Nashville! (8+ / 0-)

    I am downsizing. Moving to a smaller home. Getting rid of unnecessary stuff, responsibly -- donating to reuse stores, good clothes and shoes to Career Closet. I  work primarily from home. Which is a good thing, cause I will never pay tens of thousands of dollars for a new car--of any technology.

    Instead of sitting around complaining, why not dog congress to legislate higher oil company  liability caps, to mandate safety assessments, create a environmental rapid response corps to deal with ecological disasters. There is lots to do.

  •  Yeah (3+ / 0-)

    President Obama is doing his job, but there are a whole lot of other folks, myself included, who are not.

    If we took half the energy we spend questioning the President and turned that level of critique on ourselves and our choices, maybe then we would be alot closer to making an actual "change" that we could really believe in.

  •  Attn Kossacks and Understand (3+ / 0-)

    The Demand Side of Oil is DRIVING the supplying side.  It's true in American and it is true abroad.
    We need more demand side of Alternative energy.

     

    "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.";1 John 4:18.

    by Knights of Dusk on Tue May 25, 2010 at 08:12:48 AM PDT

    •  And how is that going to happen? (3+ / 0-)
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      mightymouse, nils o, nippersdad

      How are we going to get to more alternative energy and conservation of fossil fuels without help from the federal government in pushing for it, offering funding and other incentives, and offering disincentives for polluting sources of energy?  You don't seriously believe it'll happen from the "free" market, do you?

      •  TheUnknown285 (0+ / 0-)

        when it makes money, they will.
        Plus we need to deal with the senate because that is where the power is in Legislation.

        "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.";1 John 4:18.

        by Knights of Dusk on Tue May 25, 2010 at 08:39:22 AM PDT

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      •  The stimulus bill had lots of things that (0+ / 0-)

        targeted alternative energy and efficiency

        http://www.reuters.com/...

        Of course, nobody really focuses on it so its basically like it didn't happen.

        •  And, expressed as a percentage, (0+ / 0-)

          how would those initiative rate against the give aways to traditional energy industries? I think that is the point, here.

          A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

          by nippersdad on Tue May 25, 2010 at 10:09:13 AM PDT

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          •  I don't know, but I do know that (0+ / 0-)

            the percentage would be greater than zero, which would mean that something is better than nothing.

            Unless  of course you live in an alternate reality where everything short of perfection is unacceptable.

            •  The good being the enemy of the perfect (0+ / 0-)

              meme always seems to work to the advantage of the same people, does it not? In the real world there should be come correlation between the problems at hand and the effect that the solutions may actually have on solving them. Giving out new environmental waivers during the worst ecological catastrophe in U.S. history and calling it a "moratorium" on offshore drilling projects in order to further one's "drill baby drill" policies might be a good thing for one to reflect upon.

              A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

              by nippersdad on Tue May 25, 2010 at 10:36:46 AM PDT

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              •  Actually, I don't do "memes". (0+ / 0-)

                I just give my thoughts - and my thoughts are that pretending that slow progress is equal to no progress is just dishonest and dispiriting.

                And when it comes to the permit issue, that turns out to be a semantic issue more than an actual issue.

                http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/...

                •  There is nothing semantic about it! (0+ / 0-)

                  The approval of drlling permits is just that. That no one is putting in a new hole does not change the fact that ongoing efforts to create the conditions for new offshore drilling remains unabated.

                  A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

                  by nippersdad on Tue May 25, 2010 at 10:51:52 AM PDT

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    •  And that demand is fueled (pun intended) by the (0+ / 0-)

      needs of a society whose petroleum use is entrenched in its culture.  As I've said before, whilst you can demand alternatives, the road will be long and hard rather than instantaneous.  Just the trucking industry alone is a massive project, let alone enabling rural areas to commute to work without need for personal vehicles.

      Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

      by EdgedInBlue on Tue May 25, 2010 at 09:48:31 AM PDT

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  •  Blaming Obama IS a solution for the gop. (2+ / 0-)
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    nippersdad, Nashville fan
    They have no ideas, just incendiary rhetoric and it will be ratcheted up for political gain.

    What some here, myself included, are feeling may not be frustration with our president or his administration.

    Specifically, its a frustration with the lack of effective, coordinated response by BP to the current enormous disaster in the Gulf. I dont blame Obama.

    Many of us are problem solvers. I have been, based on my education and training, for over 30 years. It is frustrating to be boxed in by the prevailing wisdom that there simply is not more that can be done for the Gulf, because nothing like this has ever happened before.

    It seems other-worldly to sit idly by while a sizeable chunk of our planet is fouled forever.

    Capitalism thrives on raising funds on assets that have no value.

    by A Runner on Tue May 25, 2010 at 08:26:27 AM PDT

    •  I agree that this oil spill is just one of the (3+ / 0-)

      most frustrating and devastatingly things to happen in our lifetimes.

      I doubt very seriously that the President (or even BP) is sitting idly by . . . seems like we are facing a big problem with no easy solution.

      Which means we better get to work figuring out a complicated solution, because this thing is a lose-lose for all of us, regardless of what your politics are.

  •  Great diary -- I'm with you (2+ / 0-)
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    Nashville fan, Knights of Dusk

    Although it's not actually infinite, the number of things we can pay attention to can seem like it is. Certainly there is an ovewhelming number of things we can take action on. We have a choice to make.

    If we want to change something we can focus on solutions and take action to make it a reality. If it's not in our power, then there are plenty of other things that are in our power.

    I think it's often more about people's feelings than anything.  They get upset about something that they see and want it resolved so that they feel better -- instead of taking responsibility for working toward what they want.

    Anyway, I appreciate your diary.  Thanks!

    "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." ~Albert Einstein

    by ParkRanger on Tue May 25, 2010 at 08:34:57 AM PDT

  •  More bullshit false dichotomy (1+ / 0-)
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    nippersdad

    Obviously there's a huge middle ground one can trod before reaching your ridiculously hyperbolic "Choice B" above.

    It's called "holding the president accountable." Revolutionary concept here, I know.

    Expecting a president to use the FULL extent of his office to protect a key ecosystem and economic driver is not at all unreasonable, and that is what 99 percent of the people "bashing" him are doing.

    And clearly to most Americans, he is not using the full extent of his powers in this particular case.

    But he did find time today to meet with "award winning small business owners," I assume none of them the soon-to-be-bankrtupt fishermen of the Gulf Coast.

  •  I thought that this line was pretty significant: (0+ / 0-)

    I've got bills to pay, kids to raise, and injustices to address.
    So now I filter, and I would encourage everyone to do the same.

    Isn't that the case for everyone? The difference being that many of those you decry started their filtration process a long time before you did. For example: it is easy for war critics to make a choice on their issue when one of the candidates is for "good wars" and others are against. It is easy for civil libertarians to make a choice when one candidate appears to never have had any difficulties with the Unitary Executive Theory and others are running against it specifically. It is easy for environmentalists to tell the difference between a candidate who runs on new energy policy vs. those who have a history of shilling for the coal industry.

    Perhaps your problem is that you did not start your filtration process early enough and you got what you voted for. Those you appear to have such difficulties with are just trying to tell you that now is not the time to criticize them for having done that which you advise earlier than you did.

    So, what is all this about personal responsibility? Look in the mirror.

    A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

    by nippersdad on Tue May 25, 2010 at 10:20:33 AM PDT

    •  Huh? (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not having difficulty with anyone.

      I'm just not that into criticism for criticisms sake.

      And also, I am not into throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

      I am not using my filter to avoid dissent and only interact with those that think like me.

      I am using my filter to avoid having faux "discussions" that are completely devoid of anything resembling reality.

      But I am glad that you have found a filter that works for you . . . I am just finding a whole lot of folks who seem to know everything and whose commentary basically boils down to "Why don't we do it my way."

      •  Then I would suggest you look more closely (0+ / 0-)

        at their body of commentary. Singular comments may not necessarily hold within them the entirety of any individual's views on a subject. I have said several times that experts I have read have given solutions for the Caribbean oil volcano and why they are not being implemented, but I doubt you have seen them.

        No one knows everything, but collectively there is a huge body of knowledge amongst the critical which is often overlooked.

        A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

        by nippersdad on Tue May 25, 2010 at 10:41:16 AM PDT

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        •  I agree . . . and this is the type of stuff I (0+ / 0-)

          have more time for when I don't have to waste time with la la land scenarios and general malcontentedness.

          Reality based criticism is often good and productive.

          Why can't you be LBJ does not fall into that category however.

          •  I don't think that is the question. (0+ / 0-)

            The question here is, why with such role models before you do you continue to choose John McCain, Sara Palin and George Bush? That is not a la la land scenario when one considers what, for example, Richard Nixon did with Johnson's war and what we are seeing in the ME right now. Why create conditions ripe for the continuance of evil when one could just as easily profit by the mistakes of one's predecessors rather than compound them?

            A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

            by nippersdad on Tue May 25, 2010 at 10:56:52 AM PDT

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            •  But could you at least acknowledge that (0+ / 0-)

              the solutions to many of these problems is not simple?

              I don't really relate to the lack of nuance many see in the world - things are rarely black and white and the solutions are not often simple.

              Pretending otherwise is not being honest.

              Even if I disagree with a decision, I can often understand why it was made.

              This is why the ulitmate decision is left in the hands of one person - because all of us will never agree.

              •  I can acknowledge that many problems are not (1+ / 0-)
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                simple, but many of them are not particularly difficult either. When someone spends his entire career accepting the concensus it is difficult to believe that he will ever have the cojones to change it. Thus far the past was a sure predictor of future results.

                A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

                by nippersdad on Tue May 25, 2010 at 03:51:15 PM PDT

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