“Good thoughts. Yeah, not sure what it looked like from an aerial view, but from the ground it really seemed like a few groups of young men ages 18-25 would make havoc on one block until someone shouted "cops!", then they would all quickly disperse and head to another block, parking garage and so on... I literally followed one of these groups around to three different cars. The majority of bi-standers didn't touch anything, even if they misguidedly cheered them on sometimes. That's why I'm sort of not surprised at some reports coming out of it being a little coordinated. I mean, who shows up to a hockey game with a black face mask?”
davidebwebb on Jun 17, 2011 at 20:15:12
“Oh yeah, people showed up just to riot for sure. And it was a small group actually torching cars... I just mean there was a lot of people, like you say, giving them a "helping hand" in one way or another... bizarre stuff all and all. See you at TBEX '12! ;-)”
“Thanks, but I've taken a great many moments to pause and reflect. And it's only brought me to the conclusion that I should have campaigned harder for Hillary during the primary. Someone with experience and less naiveté would know who they are dealing with in DC before taking office. And it's probably only a woman who would have the stones to stand up to the clowns who have always pushed us around.
It is no joke, and we as a nation don't have time to wait for someone to learn how to be President *while* he's in office. I have 5 children, who are sometimes petulant, dear. And my 10 year-old autistic son, too, could have signed a piece of paper paying bonuses to AIG and other conglomerate executives. That did not rescue the economy -- it merely put off impending doom...but only until they need another check. Continuing W's policies verbatim is NOT change. Foreclosures. Health Care. Guantanamo. Iraq. Afghanistan. NAFTA. LGBT issues. Climate Change. Caregivers for the Disabled. Ring a bell?”
Dari on Jan 28, 2010 at 00:50:46
“Kim, I respectfully disagree.
And, sorry, Hillary lost the primary. I am not certain what you think is gained by refighting that primary.
What I do know is this, the alternative right now, looks to be practicing saying Pres. Palin (a perfect $ sellout/puppet, like W for the corp. powers) or Pres. Pence who is adopting the same 'rhetoric' and 'playbook' of appearing Independent and not a 'dyed in the wool' Republican.”
IsobelDeBrujah on Jan 28, 2010 at 00:48:00
“because on your planet President Clinton would have managed to magically convince Republicans who hate everyone with a D behind their name and her specifically to vote for her health care plan this time?
I assume that your 10 year old is smarter than Bush, the president who actually signed the Bank Bailout Bill. I was talking about the Recovery Act, the successes of which the president highlighted this evening in his speech. The text is available above. Clearly, action has been taken.
Thank you for making my point so clearly. The inability of some on the left to recognize the actions the current president has taken, and distinguish them from the actions of the previous president, by undertaking the difficult task of looking at a calender or using a search engine, makes them out to be nothing more than lazy, petulant children with the long term memories of goldfish.”
“Great -- Mr. President -- now that yet another lofty speech has been finished, how about some ACTION? Thanks.
Heard It Before”
ThankGodhesgone on Jan 28, 2010 at 00:44:24
“Ask the repubs to stop trying to oppose everything that Obama proposes and maybe we can make some progress.”
Tennys Daughter on Jan 28, 2010 at 00:02:02
“Give him a chance and his promises will come to fruition. It will not come overnight but it will happen.
Your patience is appreciated.”
IsobelDeBrujah on Jan 28, 2010 at 00:00:53
“Action like fending off a depression? Like signing the Equal Pay Act, like bringing at least some of the accused whom we have been holding to the US for trial?
The president took responsibility for his actions tonight, which is NOT something we have all heard before. Until this year we had a president who insisted he was right even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Then the president highlighted his successes and laid out a plan for future successes.
While there aspect of that plan I find flawed, at best, we all need to stop pretending that there has been no action in this past year. It makes us look like nothing more than petulant children with the long term memories of goldfish. While we're at it let's pause for a moment to review basic civics so everyone is clear on what the president can and cannot actually do in terms of the Legislative Branch. Then we need to recall the screaming we did when the former president meddled in that branch and finally we need to try really hard not to be massive hypocrites about our demands for the president to involve himself to the same extent.”
kassandrasduplex on Jan 27, 2010 at 23:52:16
“I loved how he used the LGBT community for lib creds while not mentioning giving them anything of genuine value (like federal tax benefits) but they have the right under his future plans to lose their lives for a country that doesn't recognize them as citizens. When he said the US has become a leader on climate change I nearly gagged. It was the US and a handful of other nations that sabotaged the Copenhagen conference.”
“This is true. But to ignore the fact that the war in Iraq is in fact illegal and the reasons for being there are built on outright lies, is to ignore reality. I was a Vet long ago, when being one was not cool. I know the way we're treated when we get home- like dogshit. Cheerleading the troops is one thing, but to ignore the bigger truth is not honoring my troops, it diminishes them. Blacking out all media from seeing the caskets come back is just hiding the awful truth from us, the ignorant masses. By not having a draft, they know they can keep this empire building sustainable. War is a Racket. http://www.lexrex.com/enlightened/articles/warisaracket.htm
This is from a man who won TWO Medal of Honor citations who didn't want them. He was a hero more times than one can count. Read what he says about the "Greatness" of War. It's not the glamorous or glorious thing that the Neocons would tell you. Happy Veteran's Day.”
“A McCain presidency would be a sad, and dangerous, day for women.”
longlived on Oct 16, 2008 at 17:10:38
“I can only agree with you. When the subject of the Supreme Court came up both said there would be no litmus test for the justices, yet as John McCain rattled on I thought I heard him say, almost under his breath, no one who was pro choice would be considered by him. If I heard right is this not a litmus test? I think Obama answered the question exactly right.”
“Roads, bridges, primary and secondary education -- a few things the government currently tells us what to do with our hard-earned money. Besides, John McCain freely tells you what to do with that tax credit he plans to give for health care. Yet he sure won't tell your employer to keep offering a health care plan once his farce of a tax cut buys your family half of an insurance policy. Nor will he tell insurance companies they can't be fraudulent.
Freedom doesn't mean crapping all over one's country at the expense of others. And that's just what the insurance company lobbyists have done. They are the ones winning in this lack of health care reform, not the average American.
And yes, it's difficult to trust politicians. Very difficult. I could give a crap about his speaking style, in fact I've often criticized people for overrating that trait. But I'm placing my bet on the one who disowned his pastor, but didn't vote with George W's failed policies 95 percent of the time. The one with actual plans, not just a glitzy choice in running mate.”
He actually gave an amazing, detailed answer. McCain is full of crap.”
monicaangela on Oct 15, 2008 at 23:21:35
“Thanks for the link to the actual video Kim, Obama did a great job answering Joe's question. True to form, he explained clear and in simple terms how his tax plan would work. Obama is an intellectual with a heart.”
“Bruce it totally right. She did a very good job in quieting the critics. She learned her lines well. It doesn't mean she has the slightest idea of what she was talking about. She may be attractive, perky, intelligent and committed. But, I can't get it out of my mind that she should be running for President of the PTA, not for Vice President. She did exactly what McCain needed her to do. Hopefully the American public is not stupid enough to believe that she is capable of being a heartbeat away from the Presidency. You never know, we elected Bush twice. I still can't believe that.
I hope she has a long career as Governor of Alaska. However, if history is correct, people that lose the election while running for VP are seldom heard from again. Sarah is having her 15 minutes of fame. But, McCain did her and the country a disservice by nominating her. He didn't nominate the person most qualified for the job, but the person who would help him win the election. I am offended by her candidacy. I would feel better about things if he hadn't had cancer a couple of times and wasn't so old.
Look, Biden is no bargain either. Only Ralph Nader ran for President as often as Joe. But, if he were forced into service as President, his experience will make it easier to sleep at night.”