Archive: November, 2010
Obama is a weak, vacillating one-term president, and here's what he needs to do to turn things around blah blah blah
If I read one more of these articles, I may well throw up. Americans should ask not what Obama can do to keep his presidency, but ask what you can do for your country -- and go out and do it. And stop whining.
In a related note, I'm not interested in the Catfood Commission, either, which probably means that I'm a bad person. Fire away.
While Sarah Palin makes her case for the presidency based on American exceptionalism, the ruling party of lawmakers in the U.S. state of Georgia (not to be confused with the Central Asian nation when John McCain is a citizen) has decided it wants to be exceptional FROM America:
In an apparent nod to state sovereignty, Senate Republicans will require members of their chamber to recite the pledge of allegiance to the state flag of Georgia every morning they gather – after a daily devotional and a pledge to the U.S. flag.
Paul Rieckhoff reminds us about another King who marched in America: This time to honor our military veterans:
As vets, we need every American to have our backs. You don't have to be a veteran to support the new veterans movement. Alvin King knew that. He wasn't a veteran and he didn't do it alone. It took an entire groundswell of civilians and veterans alike. It's on each of us to build the movement he started back in Emporia, Kan. and take it all the way around the world. And unlike Alvin, we have social media tools and virtual communities to make our movement that much greater. And this year, it won't take more than a minute of your time to show your support and gratitude to these brave men and women. In just a few clicks you can march with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American (IAVA) on Facebook or Twitter to show them that we've got their backs this Veterans Day.
In honor of Sarah Palin, Attytood begins a new, up-close look at American exceptionalism.
First up: The Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights group Amnesty International says that George W. Bush's admissions on waterboarding would make him liable to be prosecuted for war crimes in just about any country EXCEPT the United States.
I said then, and I will repeat now, that no single speech can eradicate years of mistrust. But I believed then, and I believe today, that we do have a choice. We can choose to be defined by our differences, and give in to a future of suspicion and mistrust. Or we can choose to do the hard work of forging common ground, and commit ourselves to the steady pursuit of progress.
When you team John Bolton (pictured above) and John Yoo, God only knows what kind of wackiness might ensue. In today's New York Times, the two Johns argue that voters sent a powerful message last week, and that message was....more nukes, please!
What do Tucker Carlson, Stu Bykofsky, Keith Olbermann, Phawker, Sarah Palin, Allen Iverson, Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker have in common?
All are referenced or linked in this frantic, catch-all blog post before I fight the rush-hour race to Plumsteadville.