In a Time of Universal Deceit, Telling the Truth is Revolutionary.
Thursday, June 20, 2024

I admit I have a man crush on Obama

My last column tweaked Joe Lieberman* for having a man crush on McCain.(The term gained popularity in 2005. link) I’ve written about the slavering masses willing to follow Sarah Palin off the White Cliffs of Dover. But I just came across a photo essay I’d missed from the November 5, 2008 Boston Globe and when I saw the pictures of Obama giving the fist bump to Robert Gibbs’s little boy (no. 27 – links to single photos), the photo of Malia and Sasha running to meet their dad as he was getting off an airplane (no. 32 link), and Michelle and Barack, foreheads together (no. 16 link), I knew I’d been smitten for some time.

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Kathleen Parker and Low Brow Conservatism

Conservative columnist Kathleen Parker is certainly paying the price for speaking the truth. Her recent column in the Washington Post (see ) has the nut-balls at and positively calling for her head on a pole.

Ah, the costs of speaking the truth to those who have no wish to listen.

What Parker says, in a nutshell, is that the Republicans have got to ditch the religious right wingnuts and focus on being an intelligent political party, presumably advocating small, constitutional government that lives within its means.

Kathleen Parker, meet Ron Paul.

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No more government sponsored commercials

Why is the government in the business of marketing? I just saw a commercial from the Interior Department. This is ridiculous considering the financial position we find ourselves in.

OK, I know that someone is going to say that TV donates time to non-profit commercials.

But even if the TV time for the commercial is free (which I seriously doubt), it still costs taxpayer dollars to produce the commercial.

And the commercial is nothing but government propaganda.

So to all the politicians out there, I say, lets’ start a simple campaign to halt all government commercials. If there is information we need to know about, put it on your website(s).

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Obama outlines plan to create jobs

President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday outlined his plan to create 2.5 million jobs in coming years to rebuild roads and bridges and modernize schools while developing alternative energy sources and more efficient cars.

"These aren’t just steps to pull ourselves out of this immediate crisis; these are the long-term investments in our economic future that have been ignored for far too long," Obama said in the weekly Democratic radio address. The economic recovery plan being developed by his staff aims to create 2.5 million jobs by January 2011, and he wants to get it through Congress quickly and sign it soon after taking office.

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Obama moving quickly on cabinet selections

President-elect Barack Obama has moved with unusual speed to select officials for his administration, and senior Democratic officials say he intends to name Timothy Geithner as his treasury secretary as soon as Monday.

It was not clear when Obama intended to formally unveil any of his other picks for the administration that takes office at the stroke of noon on Jan. 20. One Democrat said John Podesta, a leader of Obama’s transition team, had told Senate aides on Friday that Obama hoped for speedy confirmation so the new administration could get to work quickly thereafter.

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Experts insist recent sightings of mythical “Democratic Spine” just another hoax, dismiss “Legend of Backbone.”

Dateline. Washington, D.C.

Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster. Batboy. Throughout time there have always been those who insist they have seen mythical creatures, people who swear to the existence of phenomenon for which scientists say there is no tangible evidence, only hearsay, fable, legend.

But unlike the Abominable Snowman, scientists say the Spine of the Democratic Party is more than a myth. Incredible as it seems today, the legend of Democratic Backbone is based on historical fact, says Prof. Wendy Heep, Chair of Political Archeology at Dartmouth University.

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Need a Ticket? Take a Number.

With about 55,000 requests for fewer than 400 tickets to Barack Obama’s inauguration, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin’s staff says he has no choice but to dispense them in a random drawing. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a fellow Maryland Democrat with 35,000 inquiries of her own, made the same decision. So did…

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Obama’s Breached Account Inactive

None of President-elect Barack Obama’s voice mails were listened to nor were his e-mails viewed by Verizon Wireless employees who accessed his personal cellphone account, a spokesman on the transition team said yesterday.

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