Submitted by lambert on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 7:19pm
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 6:41pm
On XM satellite radio's POTUS station, I just heard a couple of minutes of a Joe Biden speech in Winston-Salem.
Mostly, it sounded fine, and more like a Democrat than a typical Obama speech does.
But then, in criticizing trickle-down economics, he tossed out a trope that struck me as odd:
I'm not making a populist argument.
As if one should be relieved to hear that.
Turns out, this is a theme he's fond of. Read below the fold...
Submitted by danps on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 5:11pm
Submitted by Caro on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 5:05pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 4:40pm
Assuming things turn out as we all hope they won't. I really think I should put this in the sidebar. Because if we can stop just one child from shedding a tear...
NOTE Hat tip for the kitsch, elixir. Read below the fold...
Submitted by amberglow on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 3:54pm
Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 2:40pm
[Ed: This post will make much more sense to you if you've ever worked for a large, inflexible corporation or hierarchal entity in which a bunch of incompetent, juvenile, clannish doods get to ruin everything, blame you for it, make you do all the work, and take all the credit when things do go right. But it's honestly not meant to be bitter retaliation about anything specifically personal or recent; I'm truly glad not to be part of that world anymore and I'm just waxing meta.] Read below the fold...
Submitted by a little night ... on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 1:38pm
That was the front-page header given to this AP article in today's Metro (freebie newspaperlet).
The ailing economy is leading many Americans to skip doctor visits, skimp on their medicine, and put off mammograms, Pap smears and other tests. And physicians worry the result will be sicker patients who need more expensive treatment later.
This WaPost version is much more fleshed-out, and chilling. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 1:14pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 1:08pm
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 11:44am
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 11:04am
Yes, of course.
What possible reason than racism could there be for not voting for Obama?
NOTE This has also been another edition of The Press Has Already Called It. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 10:55am
Losers, under the bus, in Olathe, KS. Can you say "under-class"?
Carol Hammer, 65, is unable to work and lives on a fixed income. She has no car. She has limited minutes on her phone. She relies on donated canned good for meals and neighbors for interaction. By the time the final week of the month comes around, Hammer eats popcorn for meals, she said.
"It used to be that if I wanted something I'd go out and buy it– now I sit and dream about it," Hammer said. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 10:40am
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 10:25am
The latest MoveOn mailing:
Dear MoveOn member,
America needs Barack Obama. But a new president alone cannot fix what ails America.
Especially if he continues to praise and facilitate the policies — and use the rhetorical frames — that have harmed us.
Read below the fold...