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"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."

...............................................................Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Prairie Recommends: Dover Homecoming

For this president, the responsibilities of the decisions he makes are profound. His recognition of that while the yammering rightwing schoolyard bullyboys and girls prattle on deserves notice.

Obama at Dover a somber reminder that war is not posturing and screeding.

The likes of the Cheneys and their ilk should hang their heads in shame.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Prairie Recommends: Frank Rich Balloons

Actually, the most resonant part was the commenter to Rich's column who noted:

October 25th, 2009
8:51 am

“They put on a very good show for us, and we bought it,” the local sheriff, Jim Alderden, said ...”

Rich: “His words could stand as the epitaph for an era.“

Or a nation.
True that.
Sadly those who should most read Rich's column are likely staring in their mirrors, posing.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Word to the Bankster Bonus Babies

Three words, actually.
You are thieves.
Now back to my respite-in-progress....

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I Got Nuttin'

Taking a little time out...

While I'm away, watch Dylan Ratigan on MSNBC's the Morning Meeting.

He's asking the right questions and cutting through the chaff.

And if you can't find it for yourself without a linky, then I do think Western Civilization as we know it is doomed....

'Cause the outrage is what's legal in this country...and how much We, the People tolerate it....

Demand better. Of your President, of your Senators and Congressman. Your Governor and state legislators. And yourself.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Time of Sorrows

For the second time in a scant three months, the Sunshine family will draw together to bid farewell to one of our own.

Husband, father, grandfather, our brother-in-law and uncle and great uncle, John Dawson, stricken unexpectedly while jogging after work yesterday.

We are ever mindful of the fierce urgency of now, the abruptness with which the bottom can drop out of the same ol' same ol'.

Hold your loved ones close, hold your politicians accountable.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Prairie Recommends: Krugman

...ever since the Reagan years, the Republican Party has been dominated by radicals — ideologues and/or apparatchiks who, at a fundamental level, do not accept anyone else’s right to govern.


Required reading.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Prairie Recommends: Rich Rabbit Ragu

After reading Frank Rich's take on the rabbit raguicizing of Washington under Democratic domain, all that's left is to barf.

Next required reading: Animal Farm.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Drunk in the Bleachers

Today, the GOP's usual loudmouths mocked Chicago's loss of bid for the 2012 Olympics and attacked Obama for making the effort to help bring those Olympics to the USA.

Among the most egregious was Rush Limbaugh. Doubtless the video will be readily available on youtube and elsewhere, including the Ed Show on MSNBC.

And I realized what we're seeing from Rush Limbaugh. What we have been seeing ever since Barack Obama came on the political landscape. Limbaugh's McNabb tirade was merely prelude.

He's the racist drunk in the bleachers yellin' at the star athlete who shows up for every game, plays to the best of his professional ability, works with his team and is the hero of his hometown.

Rush can't stand it. Because for Limbaugh, every game, he's the loser. He may have a fat contract, but he's still and ever shall be a loser. And when the game ends, he goes home alone. Except for what he can buy.

Which just reinforces: Rush Limbaugh = Loser.