One thing that I think people tend to forget is that Howard Dean's 50 state strategy wasn't simply about fighting everywhere, it was about shoveling money out of DC before the vultures there could get their hands on it. It was about the idea that people who run campaigns out of Washington don't know what the hell they're doing, but that as long as the money was sitting there, candidates didn't have much choice but to deal with them.
Just a wee reminder of the colorful past and possible future...
Guy Fawkes was arrested on November 5, 1605.
Today (the 5th) the group Anonymous is organizing what they hope will be a huge protest for internet neutrality.
Everybody is to wear a mask and the Guy Fawkes mask (V for Vendetta) will likely prevail. Read more about Remember, remember the 5th of November...
“This is probably the worst possible group of states for Democrats since Dwight Eisenhower,” Mr. Obama said. “There are a lot of states that are being contested where they just tend to tilt Republican, and Democrats are competitive, but they tend to tilt that way.”
Par for the course. As it were. Read more about Obama blames voters, election for loss
I voted against every establishment Democrat figure, for a few individuals known to me personally I trusted, regardless of party, and for independents where found. Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke. Read more about I voted, and here's the race I'm watching
Again, not so much a request, as an invitation to share in my happiness: I finally fixed the shower in my unit, such that I can now take a really hot shower! Read more about Common Household Remedies Request
Should Muriel Bowser win, that would create a vacancy on council for the fourth ward seat. Green Party member Renee Bowser will probably run again. So there is a real possibility that DC could have two Green Party members on council. Read more about Looking for Green shoots on election day
Let's get this out of the way. I agree with Piketty's overall conclusion in Capital about inequality, that: the distribution of wealth in many industrial nations is highly unequal, wealth concentration has been increasing; and there is a high likelihood that the extent of wealth inequality will continue to grow unless appropriate fiscal policy is used to reverse current trends. However, I don't agree with:
-- the framework he uses to define and specify “capital”;
-- the way he looks at Government finance and net worth; and
-- the fiscal policy proposals he offers to reduce Inequality and put a stop to current trends of growth in the capital to income ratio. Read more about Piketty's Neoliberal Capital
[gifts from the internet]
HOW TO SING THE BLUES: A PRIMER
1. Most Blues begin with: "Woke up this morning..."
2. "I got a good woman" is a bad way to begin the Blues, unless you stick something nasty in the next line like, "I got a good woman, with the meanest face in town." Read more about Humor to the Gallows and Back
Gary Leupp has written an enlightening and enraging article entitled “Not Behind Bars, Friends Still in Power, Iraq Destroyed: The Gloating of the Neocons” underscoring how the realpolitik motivation for what he calls “the greatest crime of the twenty-first century so far”, the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, was primarily committed for the benefit of Israel. Read more about Kiss Iraq Goodbye ... What We Did for Israel!