Let me first say that cancer and chemo suck. You end up anemic, and dekadron makes your legs swell up like a blimp, let alone a balloon. Your insides hurt and things just seem run down. Yet, you are alive, and you should be thankful. You just wish you felt better.
Next, I am distressed that President Obama's message seems to be muted by a trad med that seems more interested in rainbow halos and unusual breast feeding habits. I thought the Joplin speech was exceptional. Plus when confronted by this, cons reverted to n word hooting. I think we have a good chance this year.
I am upset as hell at the DNC, first, Upstate New York has been ignored and wild-eye Ryan Budget honker and double speaker Ann Marie Buerkle R-NY25 which I believe is NY 24 now is already advertising heavily. She did the same thing in 2010 against Dan Maffei. Buerkle is a fierce anti-woman legislation hawk. Her anti abortion positions are legendary in New York State. I would warn the DNC to not ignor this area, for this is more like Ohio than Metro downstate New York. Hey DNC, HELP! Now Jump.
Next, I like Current TV. Tonight they have John Fuglesang doing Eliot Spitzer's Viewpoint. From deadly serious to "Sexy Liberal comedy Tour" yet John is doing a great job. It's getting to the point that I need to see Bill Press and Stephanie Miller or I feel cheated. I would offer some reccomendations for Cenk Uyger though, first would be putting up a portrait of "The Gazi" as Mustafa Kemal was one of the greatest "Young Turk" leaders, though he was not a friend of Enver Pasha. Perhaps the show could photoshop the famous photo of Kemal dressed as a Jannisary to use Cenk's head? Don't get me wrong, I like the show, but a bit of background about who the "Young Turks" were and what they did would be helpful I think. Now if Al will let Jackie Scheckner, hope I spelled that right, do a serious "News at Noon" progressive news show would be great. Steph and Bill actually do yesterdays news. A good current news show would be a great set up for Cenk, Eliot and Jennifer.
So, this old curmudgeon would like to sign off saying we need to get united behind Obama, or we get a shafting that America may not completely survive. We have so many problems yet if we tackle them one at a time we should solve them.
Fight like hell and NEVER EVER give up!