The countdown to a decision on will he or won’t he has begun for Joseph P. Kennedy II. So, for now I’ll refrain from recounting the challenges and scrutiny that would bring another round of excavating his past, including the annulment scandal, which the Boston papers are already covering; reminding everyone what will be part [...]
Archive | August, 2009
Sarah Palin’s first big speaking gig of her rehabilitation tour, foreign affairs edition, will be in Asia. Via AP: Former U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, once questioned about her lack of foreign policy experience, will make her first trip to Asia in September. The former Alaska governor will visit Hong Kong to address the [...]
It’s lonely out here. And for a very good reason. But even though the Taliban will out last our efforts, the fact remains that if we don’t secure Afghanistan to the point where women aren’t subjugated, tortured and murdered, Afghanistan will likely once again turn to teeter on failed state status, something candidate Obama pledged [...]
“…The work begins anew. The hope rises again. And the dream lives on.” – Senator Ted Kennedy (Democratic convention 2008, Denver) I’ll be doing some media today, including on Al Jazeera English, talking about Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (so I’ll be checking in via Twitter). As the insanity on the right continues to mount, Huckabee [...]
A tree Teddy planted in Bangladesh.Located at Dhaka University to replace onedestroyed by the Pakistan army still stands._____________________________________ Little is talked about when it comes to Sen. Kennedy and foreign policy. Adam Clymer wrote a great piece for the Daily Beast on the subject. Domestic issues pervaded Teddy’s mission, but also his image at home. [...]
“The Great White Hope” controversy Racism and Republicans linked again. See video. Sheesh. It takes a lot of nerve for Stephen Atta had a meeting in Prague Hayes to call someone else on honesty, but that’s what he does to Greg Sargent, who has been in an amusing back and forth with Cheney’s hagiographer for [...]
The podcast is up, which is available through ITunes (and RSS feed). A lot of history remembering Teddy, but also the ending of an era. …and of course, if you’re covering an iconic Democrat, especially the last great Kennedy patriarch, the right-wing screed machine isn’t very far behind. Rush Limbaugh couldn’t wait to start, with [...]
cross-posted at Huffington Post “… For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.” – Edward Moore Kennedy Senator Edward Moore Kennedy has died. You could visualize the flop sweat dripping off of Sean Hannity yesterday during his [...]
–see “The Liberals’ Liberal” on Huffington Post– The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. – —John Fitzgerald Kennedy THE KENNEDY LEGACY, by Vincent Bzdek PROLOGUE THE LAST HURRAH August 25, 2008: With just [...]
cross-posted on Huffington Post, “The Liberals’ Liberal” “For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end… For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.” – Edward Kennedy, Senate Stalwart, Dies Senator Edward M. Kennedy [...]
Joe Biden didn’t want to talk politics today. It was all about his friend. “The unique thing about Teddy was he was never about him. It was always about you. It was never about him,” Biden said about his friend. After talking to Kennedy’s wife, Vicki, she simply talked of what those left behind always [...]
Lots of stirring on Holder hiring a prosecutor to look into alleged CIA interrogation abuses. Even with Holder’s breathless “I fully realize that my decision to commence this preliminary review will be controversial”, caution is in order; for starters because it’s only a preliminary review. For all the hoopla that Holder has appointed a prosecutor, [...]
Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen says that Afghanistan is “deteriorating and worsening”, getting more dangerous, as the Taliban gets craftier in their tactics. This could be seen as preparing everyone for Gen. McChrystal’s evaluation, which many think will include the request for more boots on the ground. The image of Obama as LBJ [...]
It’s 3 a.m. Do You Know Where Hillary Clinton Is? She’s not answering those crisis calls at the White House. But she’s quietly revolutionizing American foreign policy. David Rothkopf writes an op-ed in the Washington Post that proves just how fatal the progressive derangement of all things Hillary has been for some so called progressive [...]
- Joyce Arnold on Queer Talk: Lemonade for Peace & Westboro’s Signs of Hate [Video]
- jinbaltimore on Obama on FISA Process: “It is Transparent”
- Taylor Marsh on Queer Talk: Lemonade for Peace & Westboro’s Signs of Hate [Video]
- Taylor Marsh on Rep. Michael Burgess: A Fetus Feels Pleasure, Masturbates
- Joyce Arnold on Rep. Michael Burgess: A Fetus Feels Pleasure, Masturbates
Follow Taylor on Twitter
- Statement On Michael Hastings http://t.co/I0sFcddJhF via @buzzfeed Meditations to @BenSmith & everyone who knew & loved him. 3 hours ago
- I've been dying to see this new series & I just did... Showtime’s Ray Donovan Debut Episode Now! [Video] http://t.co/EZtGjYHUeD #RayDonovan 3 hours ago
- Queer Talk: Lemonade for Peace & Westboro’s Signs of Hate (Video) http://t.co/sBhsk6jLux 30 mins ago
- Ronald Reagan wouldn't claim today's Republicans: Rep. Michael Burgess: A Fetus Feels Pleasure, Masturbates http://t.co/5tCxW9ADmY #tcot 42 mins ago
- RT @Aubs89: @taylormarsh very smart of them! Also got my bumper sticker the other day ;) 6 hours ago retweeted via Aubs89
TM Must Reads
IN AN amazing interview with the Guardian on Sunday titled, appropriately, “Michael Douglas on Liberace, Cannes, cancer and cunnilingus,” the movie star does the biggest public service message for HPV and sexually transmitted diseases that’s been done in a generation. The Internet exploded with shock at what was taken as a revelation. It’s like thinking giving head to a man infected with HIV won’t leave its mark, too, though that’s more commonly talked about.
Ms Garraway, 46, is fronting a campaign to encourage young women to think about fertility and giving birth much younger than “her generation”. As part of the campaign, Ms Garraway spent a day being transformed into a heavily pregnant 70 year-old by Adrian Rigby, a prosthetic make-up artist, to “shock and provoke debate about how old is too old to have a baby”. [UK Telegraph] LOOKING at relationships, I find it telling that casual writers on the subject give marriage advice that hinges on bringing back the feminine mystique years and suggesting marrying younger would solve the problems that only better and smarter choices can conquer.
THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
Great sex doesn’t always just happen. Sometimes, it takes a little planning, especially if — like many Americans — you’ve been in a bit of a sex rut. Do some prep work by turning your bedroom into a love nest: Make the bed (with new, or at least clean, sheets), tidy up, light a candle or two, and queue up a sexy playlist on your iPod.
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
“Rick Doblin has done a lot for the field, but he is more of a populist,” Grob says. “We need careful and controlled scientific studies showing the efficacy of these drugs so funding can continue.” Broader awareness of these sorts of end-of-life psychedelic studies could be good for everyone, the researchers say.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
Support our Advertisers
blog advertising is good for you