Mitt Romney’s Retort

By |April 30th, 2012|

"Of course, even Jimmy Carter would have given that order." - Mitt Romney IT'S THE QUOTE OF THE DAY and is pitch perfect for the national media and political press. On whether Mitt Romney would have given the order to take out Osama bin Laden, the quote is via Ginger Gibson of Politico. They also [...]

What Did You Grill This Weekend?

By |April 30th, 2012|

WE ARE ADDICTED TO GRILLING, especially shish kabobs, with grilled vegetables on skewers a particular obsession. This weekend we splurged on shrimp from Whole Foods, giving them a nod via our wallet for being one of the first to ban "red" fish, which they announced on Earth Day this year. The designation is for fish [...]

May Day: From Haymarket Square to Public Spaces Around the World

By |April 30th, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Tomorrow, May 1, is the General Strike, the "Day Without the 99%", planned by Occupy, immigrant and labor organizations, and more. Much of what's being discussed includes a realization that tomorrow's General Strike isn't going to "shut down" whole cities, much less the nation. May [...]

An Example of Why People Should Hate Politics

By |April 30th, 2012|

It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer those villages in the Mediterranean. They'd go into a little Turkish somewhere and they'd find the first five guys they say and they'd crucify them. And then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. - [...]

Bill As Barack’s Ultimate ATM Machine

By |April 30th, 2012|

When he took the backyard podium, Obama, 50, noted Clinton's "remarkable" economic record in his two White House terms and referred frequently to the political powerhouse standing behind him, who stands to be a huge fundraising force in the final months of the presidential campaign. - Obama and Bill Clinton campaign together on economy IT [...]

Days of Our French Lives, the Sarkozy – Strauss-Kahn Downfall Edition

By |April 30th, 2012|

QUITE A DOGFIGHT has broken out in France, with just a week left before the election. Evidently, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is having a very hard time accepting that his oversize libido blew his chances to be president of France. The story was detailed on Friday by the UK Guardian, which interviewed Strauss-Kahn, who vented his spleen [...]

Secy. Clinton Flies to China Amid Diplomatic Crisis

By |April 30th, 2012|

"They're trying to figure out what they're going to tell Hillary Clinton," the official said of the Chinese leaders, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the diplomatic delicacy surrounding the case. "We'd like to know as much as we can before she leaves." - The New York Times THE U.S. EMBASSSY IN CHINA [...]

Pres. Obama at the Political Insiders Prom

By |April 29th, 2012|

"What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious." - Pres. Barack Obama AT THE 1% INTERSECTION OF ELITISM, access and insider greasing. That doesn't mean it wasn't funny. I'm sure someone will find something wrong with Pres. Obama's prepared jokes, because it wouldn't be fitting to just [...]

Arrogant Amnesia: Obama Gets OBL, Republicans Stuck with ‘Mission Accomplished’ Cod Piece Photo Op

By |April 28th, 2012|

AN INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA in the Situation Room with Brian Williams on the bin Laden raid has exploded. Sen. John McCain is having a hissy fit. Breitbart's Ben Shapiro is either the dumbest political writer on planet earth or is ignorant of presidential commander in chief powers. I'm guessing it's both. He's squealing like [...]

The Women Behind Reelect POTUS

By |April 28th, 2012|

BUZZFEED'S QUICK AND DIRTY dissection of three of the top women inside Obama reelect is instructive. The tale begins with Rosengate, with Stephanie Cutter the central figure that helped manage a situation that went viral and gave Mitt Romney a breather from withering, well earned war on women attacks. But Cutter's central role [...]