Saturday, January 28, 2006


Friday, January 27, 2006

Intellectual Freedom: The Democrats' Secret Ingredient

Intellectual Freedom and Honesty, NOT Dogma, Secrecy and Spin

No one is asking you to say "ditto". We want you to think with your own head. We are Democrats.

If you are tired of all the dogma, secrecy and spin...consider joining the great Democratic Party. The party of the future. The party to go to.

Are you able to think your own thoughts without fear, coercion or social pressure?

Widen your world. Be a Democrat.

And think!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

LA Times on pseudopatriotistic pacifists and other wussies.

Joel Stein:
Warriors and wusses

I DON'T SUPPORT our troops. This is a particularly difficult opinion to have, especially if you are the kind of person who likes to put bumper stickers on his car. Supporting the troops is a position that even Calvin is unwilling to urinate on.
But I'm not for the war. And being against the war and saying you support the troops is one of the wussiest positions the pacifists have ever taken — and they're wussy by definition.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Post-Post-911: Moving from Fear to Love

Before 9/11, Americans were not consumed by fear. But then 9/11 changed everything. America became consumed by fear. And when you are fearful, you make bad decisions.
In this sense, Karl Rove was right. Democrats are least in the sense of not being consumed by fear. But what about those who ARE consumed by fear? Can we help those folks get over their fear? Can we help them to become post-post-911?

Decades are funny things. Oftentimes the first half is radically different than the last half. Look at the 60s...which didn't really get going until the latter part of the decade.

The same can be said for the decade we are in.

The first half of this decade has been dominated by post-911 fear. The latter half will be dominated by post-post-911 love. Wait and see. Better yet...join in!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Wake Politics: Raleigh News & Observer does blogging

Ryan Teague Beckwith maintains this excellent blog which tracks local government in Wake County.

From the blog:

"Check here for the latest on your local elected officials, community activism and upcoming political events of all stripes.

Some links on WakePol will take you to other sites covering local politics, including individual blogs, government Web sites, partisan interest groups and other news media. WakePol does not endorse any opinions expressed on those sites and cannot guarantee their accuracy.

This blog is maintained by Wake County reporter Ryan Teague Beckwith and Western Wake reporter Toby Coleman. "

Skating with Blogebrities

Winer and Wonkette
Arianna and Atrios
Kos and Kaus (in a very special performance)
Corn and Wheaton
Malik and Malkin
Barber and Cutler
Cone and Coen


Today's Anonymoses brought to you by...

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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Tarheel Tavern: Iddybud Edition

Get it while it's HOT!

Is George Jack's Monica?

TIME: When George Met Jack

Sure the boys wear funny hats...

Jack Abramoff must be sweating, now that we are discovering his shady associations. And now, with just may be too much to bear.

Will Jack freak out now that we see that Mister Bush was one of his lackeys?


Broke banks mounting?
What going on with the stock market?

The Middle Class on the Precipice

Rising financial risks for American families
by Elizabeth Warren