Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Plow That Broke the Plains, 1 of 3

This movie, produced in 1936 documents the terrible dust bowl years on the high plains. I am reading "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan about that chapter in our history. Stark terrible chronicle. But I highly recommend reading it.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Protestors clash with police in Iceland

The bailouts are our government’s attempt to avert the kind of banking collapse that would reduce accumulated wealth to near zero (via a sudden nationwide bank run). My fear is that the banks are going to blow up anyway, and that if the Fed goes down with the ship, government will be powerless to help us out of this mess.

tiny toons:yakiti yak!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Dream Cabinet

State: Juan Cole
Defense: Wes Clark
NSA: Samantha Power
Attorney General: Vincent Bugliosi
Treasury: Brad DeLong (or Paul Krugman or Yves Smith if DeLong is not available)
HHS George Mitchell (total hero of the Clinton failed reform effort)
Intelligence Director Valerie Plame
Labor Larry Katz (been there done that -- sortof)
Interior Al Gore
Energy Bill McKibben
Commerce Merge with Treasury
Veterans Max Cleland
Transportation Duncan Black
Education Claudia Goldin
HUD Atrios
Homeland Security Abolish the department
Agriculture: Ed Schultz
UN Zalmay Khalilzad
(holy mother of Allah, I agree with Bush on something)

CNN Reports on President Bush - Where's the Love?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Links I posted tonight on Facebook

Monday, November 10, 2008

David Suzuki gives the most important speech of 2008 on the environment. No hyperbole at all!!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

World Reaction to coming President Barack Obama - Russia

A Reader in the White House

I saw somewhere on a blog that Steve Coll's "Ghost Wars: A Secret History of the CIA" is what Barack is reading at this time. I am reading "Legacy of Ashes: A History of the CIA". I need to read Steve Coll's book next. Wouldn't it be great if Barack were to post his reading list? I would like to read everything he is reading to try to track with his mind. Isn't it great to have an intellectual again as president? The last one was JFK.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Wes Clark today in Pueblo

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Michelle Obama greets crowd in Pueblo, Colorado today

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Obama was great today in Pueblo. We waited two hours in the sun but the atmosphere was festive. There were thousands in attendance. Being in the midst of the throng I couldn't estimate the crowd but it was huge. Wes Clark, Ken Salazar, and Michelle Obama set the stage for Obama. We could see him over the crowd about 100 yards in front of us. He gave a 40-minute speech with some new zingers. The best was when he said Cheney has now endorsed McCain. "Dick Cheney said he would be delighted if John McCain were to become president".

President Bush is sitting out the last few days before the election. But earlier today, Dick Cheney came out of his undisclosed location and hit the campaign trail. He said that he is, and I quote, "delighted to support John McCain."

I’d like to congratulate Senator McCain on this endorsement because he really earned it. That endorsement didn’t come easy. Senator McCain had to vote 90 percent of the time with George Bush and Dick Cheney to get it. He served as Washington’s biggest cheerleader for going to war in Iraq, and supports economic policies that are no different from the last eight years. So Senator McCain worked hard to get Dick Cheney’s support.

But here’s my question for you, Colorado: do you think Dick Cheney is delighted to support John McCain because he thinks John McCain’s going to bring change? Do you think John McCain and Dick Cheney have been talking about how to shake things up, and get rid of the lobbyists and the old boys club in Washington?

Another good zinger was when Obama said his kids have a hard time deciding what to be for Halloween. John McCain doesn't have that problem. He can just go as George Bush because they are identical.
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Today at the Obama Pueblo Rally

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Charles Meets Barack