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Archive for November 19th, 2008

The Tattlesnake – Big Media Hillary Silly Season in Full Swing Edition

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 19th, 2008 5:40 am by HL

The Tattlesnake – Big Media Hillary Silly Season in Full Swing Edition
Secretary of State Clinton? Much A Doo-Doo About Nothing If it hasn’t been foreclosed on yet, don’t bet the family ranch that Hillary Clinton will be the next Secretary of State, nor even have a cabinet post in the Obama Administration. With the long, slow political-junkie orgasm of the presidential campaign fading in the rearview mirror, the […]


Obama Interview Seen By 25 Million

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 19th, 2008 5:39 am by HL

Obama Interview Seen By 25 Million
The 60 Minutes interview with President-elect Barack Obama drew 25.1 million viewers last Sunday, the largest audience among all the programs on television so far this season.

The audience was also the program’s largest in nearly a decade.


Late Late Nite FDL: Little Joy & The Morning Benders

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 19th, 2008 5:38 am by HL

Late Late Nite FDL: Little Joy & The Morning Benders
Tonight we have two California bands. Starting with a new video from Los Angeles, Little Joy, performing Unattainable, off their new CD, Little Joy. Followed by Berkeley’s, The Morning Benders, hillside performance of Crosseyed.

Little Joy “Unattainable”

The Morning Benders “Crosseyed”

Tonight we have two California bands. Starting with a new video from Los Angeles, Little Joy, performing Unattainable, off their new CD, Little Joy. Followed by Berkeley’s, The Morning Benders, hillside performance of Crosseyed.

What’s on your mind tonight?


Keep it Simple: Stop the Foreclosure Crisis with the Right to Rent

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 19th, 2008 5:37 am by HL

Keep it Simple: Stop the Foreclosure Crisis with the Right to Rent
There are a lot of complicated plans being discussed, but sometimes the simplest solution to a problem is best.


WaPo Parrots Industry Line On New “Privacy” Group

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 19th, 2008 5:36 am by HL

WaPo Parrots Industry Line On New “Privacy” Group
Looks like The Washington Post got spun just a bit on a story about a new group said to be advocating for increased online privacy. Under the milquetoast headline, “A New Voice in Online Privacy: Group Wants Tighter Rules for…


Loaded Questions

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 19th, 2008 5:35 am by HL

Loaded Questions
We dug into the internals on the latest Fox News poll, and some of the questions might surprise you (or might not, since it’s Fox). Example: Have you heard any of your friends and neighbors say there is something about…


It’s Not About Lieberman, It’s About 60

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 19th, 2008 5:34 am by HL

It’s Not About Lieberman, It’s About 60

Sen. Joe Lieberman is an awful person who lacks principles. He won re-election in 2006 by pretending he was against the Iraq War. After spending a career advocating Democratic domestic policies, he spent the 2008 spouting conservative distortions of core Democratic principles. He is more motivated by personal pique than the public interest. He is dishonest and untrustworthy.

And it completely doesn’t matter that he kept his committee chairmanship.

What matters? Passing legislation that averts a climate crisis, provides health care to all, and modernizes our infrastructure.

We get those things done, we not only get the economy back on track.

We not only make clean energy and health care affordable and accessible to all.

We show that liberal progressive government can deliver, and we lock it in for a generation.

The chief threat to achieving these goals is falling short of the 60 votes needed in the Senate to cut off filibusters.

On any given issue, it is possible that getting the 60 vote supermajority will require scratching and clawing.

There’s not a lot of room for error, and it is myopic to unnecessarily alienate anyone that could be in the 60 — regardless of how much of a petulant jerk he or she is.

(And if we’re not doing business with petulant jerks, we won’t get 10 votes in the Senate, let alone 60.)

As Lieberman has shown that he is driven more by personal pique than principle, giving the baby his bottle is perfectly understandable, if decidedly unpleasant.

Because if Lieberman helps squelch filibusters on the big issues that matter, it is a very small price to pay.

Also, as a secondary matter, no one seems to think stripping Lieberman of his environmental subcommittee chairmanship is significant. But arguably it’s more significant than his Homeland Security committee chairmanship.

Again, global warming is one of the issues that truly matter. Lieberman’s subcommittee was the one responsible for global warming legislation.

And the legislation he drafted last year was insufficient to the challenge, yet it became the main global warming bill.

Now, he will not play a critical role in drafting global warming legislation. That’s a pretty big deal.


Senate Democrats allow Lieberman to go unpunished: We ?feel good about what we did today.?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 19th, 2008 5:33 am by HL

Senate Democrats allow Lieberman to go unpunished: We ?feel good about what we did today.?
Today in a closed-door meeting, Senate Democrats voted 42-13 to allow Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to keep his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, despite his attacks on Barack Obama during the campaign season. Shortly afterward, Senate Democrats held a press conference during which they stood by Lieberman and surrounded him with their support. Some […]

Today in a closed-door meeting, Senate Democrats voted 42-13 to allow Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to keep his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, despite his attacks on Barack Obama during the campaign season. Shortly afterward, Senate Democrats held a press conference during which they stood by Lieberman and surrounded him with their support. Some highlights of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) remarks:

– “We’re looking forward, we’re not looking back.”

– “I understand anger. … I would defy anyone to be angrier than I was. But is this a time when we walk out of here and say, ‘Boy, did we get even?’”

– “I am satisfied with what we did today. I feel good about what we did today. I don’t apologize to anyone for what we did today.”

– “The question is, do I trust Senator Lieberman? The answer is yes, I trust Senator Lieberman.”

Watch the press conference:


Naming National Security Team Will Be a Priority for Obama

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 19th, 2008 5:32 am by HL

Naming National Security Team Will Be a Priority for Obama
If President-elect Barack Obama follows the pattern of most of his modern predecessors, one of the first documents to bear his signature after he takes office will be a directive laying out his administration’s national security structure. Bill Clinton signed one his first day in office; George W….


Closing Guantanamo Will Heal Our Soul

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 19th, 2008 5:28 am by HL

Closing Guantanamo Will Heal Our Soul
WASHINGTON — “I have said repeatedly that I intend to close Guantanamo, and I will follow through on that. I have said repeatedly that America does not torture, and I’m going to make sure that we don’t torture. Those are part and parcel of an effort to regain America’s moral stature in the world.” That unequivocal passage from President-elect Barack Obama’s first extended interview since the election, broadcast on “60 Minutes” Sunday night, was a big step toward healing the damage that the Bush administration has done not just to our nation’s image, but to its soul.

The Clinton Considerations
President-elect Obama is considering appointing Sen. Hillary Clinton to be his Secretary of State. Henry Kissinger, who was Richard Nixon’s Secretary of State, thinks this would be a good idea: “I believe it would be an outstanding appointment,” Mr. Kissinger said when asked about the rumor at the World Economic Forum in India over the weekend. “If it is true, it shows a number of things, including great courage on the part of the President-Elect. “To appoint a very strong personality into a prominent cabinet position requires a great deal of courage.” (Henry should know.)