Thursday, April 21, 2011

Running Races

Sung to the tune of Camptown Races by Stephen Foster

I'll tell you folks how it will be
Doo-da, Doo-da
I'll lie all day and you'll vote for me.
Oh, de doo-da day

Goin' to run all night
Goin' to run all day
My campaign promises mean nothing
Oh, de doo-da day

Guantanamo is open still.
Do dah. Do dah.
Obamacare is a lousy bill.
Oh, do dah day.

Goin' to run all night
Goin' to run all day
My campaign promises: wink, wink, wink
Oh, de doo-da day

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Paper Tiger

Here is a line from George Lakoff's analysis of president Obama's speech, called "The country we believe in", that resonates well with me:

"The fact is that the rich have gotten rich because of the government -- direct corporate subsidies, access to publicly-owned resources, access to government research, favorable trade agreements, roads and other means of transportation, education that provides educated workers, tax loopholes, and innumerable government resources taken advantage of by the rich, but paid for by all of us."


I think that if we had a president that we could believe in we might have something. I have noticed, time and again, that president Obama serves Wall Street exclusively. This was highlighted by the BP oil spill, for which no laws have been passed, by The Great Recession, for which no bad reckless deed went unpunished, and total silence on labor issues.

If it weren't for the GOP's field of candidates for the top job, Obama could not sink any lower in my esteem. It's a pity, since on paper he is a tiger.

I believe that if George Lakoff says this speech is important for the vision it projects, then voters ought to read the speech. They must guard against getting their hopes up, however.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Jesse "The Body" Ventura

Jesse has a new book coming out. Here is an interview on Russia Today (of all places). He advocates voting for "anyone else beside Democrats and Republicans".

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

What's up with Libya?

Have people in Washington just lost their minds?

What national interest is at stake that would make president Obama pick the weak side in a civil war and make Congress abdicate all oversight responsibility?

And how crazy are Republicans going to get? During three wars they seem elated about shutting down the government!

Some days it is hard to open your eyes.

Foot Quotes

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge"

Charles Darwin