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Mar 06 2009

Thankees and Spankees

I dream of blogging. Seriously. I took a nap this evening, and dreamt I was reading a very interesting post by Steve Benen (aren’t they all?), and writing several posts of my own. I wish I could remember most of them. One I do remember, though, was a thank-you letter to President Obama. And even …

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Feb 28 2009

Another Noxious Bush Reg Bites the Dust

A few months ago, I alerted you to Bush’s little scheme to allow healthcare providers to redefine birth control as abortion and then refuse to provide the service. At the time, I gave you what I considered wise advice: We can’t rely on Obama’s ability to roll these rules back. Better for the country if …

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Feb 10 2009

President Obama – My Woodshed. Now.

Explain this: This is just wrong: “In a closely watched case involving rendition and torture, a lawyer for the Obama administration seemed to surprise a panel of federal appeals judges on Monday by pressing ahead with an argument for preserving state secrets originally developed by the Bush administration. In the case, Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian …

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Feb 06 2009

Telling It Like It Is

So I’m at work today, and when it finally slowed down, I was able to hop on Think Progress, where I read this bit of Obama’s speech to the Dems: “When you start hearing arguments on the cable chatter, just understand a couple of things. Number one, when they say, well, why are we spending …

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Jan 24 2009

End of Week One: Sea Change

I’ll be honest with you: the night before Obama became the 44th President of the United States, I was preparing myself for pain. He’d tacked a bit too far center for my taste. There were disturbing signs he’d pander to Cons in the name of bipartisanship. And I fully expected most of those glorious campaign …

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Jan 22 2009

Exponential Change

A friend stopped by my desk on his way home and asked what the news was. How’s President Obama doing on his first day? I had to point him to the intertoobz. Obama did so much on his first day in office that I couldn’t keep up. Luckily, Joan Walsh has a snapshot for us: …

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Jan 22 2009

Satisfied Now?

President Barack Obama retakes the oath of office: Wednesday evening, Barack Obama was sworn in as president again, and this time he and Chief Justice John Roberts got it right. [snip] “We believe that the oath of office was administered effectively and that the President was sworn in appropriately yesterday,” new White House Counsel Greg …

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Jan 21 2009

President Obama: “This Is the Journey We Continue Today”

Ladies and gentlemen, the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama: Photo courtesy New York Times I’ve been struggling all day with some strange sensations. They’ve been hard to identify, it’s been so long since I felt them in connection with a president. There’s a sense of something eager, as if tomorrow is going …

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Jan 19 2009

One More Night

Nightwish best expresses my sentiments tonight: One more night to bear this nightmare.What more do I have to say? Ocean Soul – Nightwish You know what nightmare I’m talking about. Let no locked doors thwart George W. Bush as he gets the hell out of our White House. In fact, let’s make sure there’s doorkeepers …

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Jan 19 2009

Dream Come True

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 19th, 2009 Dr. King, Tomorrow, America swears in its first African-American president. He is the fruit of your labor, the fulfillment of your dream. Because of your work, your passion, and your determination, he was judged not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his …

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