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My response to Natasha on why she's quite right to worry about "Conscience Clause" expansion and other slip-sliding further into a rightwing agenda:
Read more about On progressive leverage, and the lack thereof
Andrew McCarthy at Echindne has thrown in the towel.
In the comments (ironically), Andrew fleshes out his reasoning:
"My biggest objection to blogging (as usually practiced) is that the "format" doesn't really allow room for deep thinking. It puts a premium on fast response time and provocative "sound bytes".
(I'll try to place spoilers below the cut, but there will be plenty of them about the rebooted Star Trek franchise.) Read more about "Star Trek" and echoes of a past marketing campaign (Spoilers ahead.)
So, there will probably be some silly incoherent right-wing protests in the future. There is a very real danger, though, that they won't have such an LOL-worthy rallying cry as "Teabag the White House!!11". Well, we need to get out in front of this, gang. I propose that all evil ACORN infiltrators make the following sign, to be used where/whenever wingnuts and cameras come together:
After You Teabag... DVDA!
I knew I shoulda taken off work yesterday... Read more about After you've finished teabagging...
Much of what we do as bloggers is fact-checking and logic-checking of prevailing political narratives, many of which are absurdly and dangerously wrong... and sussing out the morals of the stories.
Some of you may have noticed that a certain recent thread has been embroiled in the endless discussion of the primary and the general, and 11-dimensional chess, and progressive A-list bloggers and so on and so forth. It would be pointless not to acknowledge at the outset that that isn't the initial motivation for writing this post. And some of my critics are ultimately correct in pointing out after a certain point, it's not productive. So let's abstract away from it for a moment. Read more about Power and process
Author Kurt Anderson penned a piece for Time, last week, essentially taking down Modern America since the Reagan Revolution. The piece is long, and goes all over the place, going between deep meta and more readily observable facts. Sometimes, its very much on point, and other times he goes way off in the reeds. In fact, that's the reason I skimmed it rather than reading through the whole thing, but one particular part caught my eye:
The reset button has been pushed. So what will be the protocols and look and feel of the America about to emerge?
So my excuse for poor blogging today is that I'm trying to "work" while keeping at least one nosehair in the mess that is the implosion of the Obama Halo of Perfectedness. It's Hard, I tell you! Anyway, I got turned on to this bullshit post over at a place I adore and respect, and I've been having fun there all day. While not making money, that is, the better to pay taxes for bankers to have Hermes-appointed ass warmers. Read more about Speaking of Freaks: Fun and Games b/w Spreadsheets at the A