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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!

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