Quitters Stick With It. Winners Quit.

Party on the roof (not), Park Slope, Brooklyn

Via TPM, that’s the take-away from Sarah Palin’s speech. On twitter, Ezra Klein advises ambitious bloggers to comb through the speech for other internal contradictions. The headline says it all for me and I hope we’re done with this hack. John McCain was an idiot for putting her on the national stage.

After the jump, there’s a long compilation of Richard’s forwards from the past weeks. Many of the links posted aren’t just opinion pieces from various political blogs… several are legitimate stories from respected news sources. Continue reading “Quitters Stick With It. Winners Quit.”

Lighting the Greens (rant)

Oh, the difference a couple of years makes. I had friends and family members recoil in horror at some of the language I used to use to describe President Bush. “Why are you so angry?” they said. I don’t want to be an angry person and if I talk about politics, I’d like to keep it about things like healthcare, education, the environment, and infrastructure (Supertrains!). But I ticked off the 10 Most Awesomely Bad Moments of the Bush Presidency as they happened, and it’s true I got mad. Only now, Mr. Bush has turned the volume up to 11. The most I could ever really muster was to call Bush a fascist.

Here’s me in January.

I don’t get that [some] conservatives call Obama a socialist because he’s going to make only the extremely wealthy pay more taxes. It’s just not trickling down enough. Your precious freedoms aren’t going to be taken away and he’s not going to dismantle the military and the CIA and let extreme Islamism take over. Get a grip.