Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Links I Like

This is the kind of Democratic Women's' organization I wish we had! THIS is what I'm talking about!

The Hamilton County Democratic Women have released video of their heated meeting with Tim Crawford, Democratic candidate for the House in IN-05, who local Democrats see as an inept right-winger ruining their chance to take control of the seat.

Uh, Mr. President,'s time to kick some BP butt and take some BP names. They've been lying to us and to you.
Just what the hell is BP doing denying people access to land they don't own, much less airspace they don't control?

And what about this nonsense about BP simply "not heed[ing]" EPA directives?

If the White House is looking for a way back into the driver's seat on this thing, this is it.

The proliferation of stories about journalists and others being denied access to these areas ostensibly by local authorities but at the direction of the private corporation responsible for the disaster in the first place is an scandal that would ordinarily have the dictators of banana republics hanging their heads in shame.

Bring our damn troops home NOW!
Michael Clauer is a captain in the Army Reserve who commanded over 100 soldiers in Iraq. But while he was fighting for his country, a different kind of battle was brewing on the home front. Last September, Michael returned to Frisco, Texas, to find that his homeowners' association had foreclosed on his $300,000 house—and sold it for $3,500. This story illustrates the type of legal quagmire that can get out of hand while soldiers are serving abroad and their families are dealing with the stress of their deployment. And fixing the mess isn't easy.

Send the republicans and the right wing media to stay the course in Iraq for Bush and Dick!

Whether you commemorate Memorial Day somberly or celebrate the arrival of summer with barbecues, beaches, and beer, your thoughts are probably drawn back to a particular person who died in uniform.

Alabama, Tim James, George Wallace and Campaign Exploitation,
A meticulous research in the book 'Alabama, Portrait of a Deep South State,' notes, in the 1960's, when poor whites who'd recently entered the middle class saw their earning power failing to keep pace with inflation, instead of acting rationally and organizing or joining unions, they often acted in non-rational ways, "through scape-goading, fatalism, or blind rage." To champion the cause, "they chose George C. Wallace."

Artur Davis must have taken notes from Tim James and George Wallace, I got a robo call from Davis today whining about Ron Sparks alleged racism. All of a sudden Artur Davis cares about black folks and racism?

Gag me with a spoon.

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