Shit happens. For a reason. While there is a worthy discussion going on in the internets about the varying degrees of morality on either side of the conflict, I particularly like to look at the policy-related causes and effects. Read below the fold...
Just saw Cindy Sheehan on Market St. in SF doing some last-minute campaigning.
This morning I voted for her (as opposed to Leader Nance), Obama (happily but skeptically), no on Prop. 8 (anti-Ghey-marriage), and yes on naming the city sewage plant in honor of George W. Bush. Read below the fold...
Most folks in the blogosphere have chosen to give their support to one primary candidate or the other without really demanding anything in return. When the next election comes around, a different strategy may be in order.
Most liberal/progressive interest groups also gave away their support without really getting any policy guarantees from the candidates. Why?
It seems to me that groups and individual voters themselves were motivated by the Corporate Media-driven horse race hype more than anything else. This turns politics into team sports. Read below the fold...
The first meetings with Ghorbanifar, which were disclosed in August 2003 by the Long Island, N.Y., newspaper Newsday, took place in Rome in December 2001. They were attended by two Pentagon Iran experts, Harold Rhode and Larry Franklin; by an Italian military intelligence official, and by Ledeen.
From the smoke-filled back rooms of Northern California Power Politics, where Bay Area Bloggers and Readers (BARBARians) decide the fate of candidates and ballot initiatives, I bring you these suggestions:
In the theme of "there are other things happening in the world besides the nomination pie-fight", here is something that really "hits home".
Proposition 98 is a deceptive measure that a group of wealthy landlords placed on California's June 3, 2008 ballot. These landlords want you to believe the measure is only about ‘eminent domain', but Prop. 98 is full of hidden provisions that would hurt Californians.