“Public libraries are one of the bedrocks of American greatness. It is vital that during this economic contraction we strive to keep them open. Not only do they provide free entertainment in the forms of book, CD, and DVDs, they are being used more and more as primary access points to online information by citizens who can't afford their own computers or broadband access.”
Sorry, couldn't resist. While I understand your concern about Hillary's failure to mention Katrina and its horrendously mismanaged aftermath, I think the sad fact is that there are so many mismanaged events of the Bush administration to point out that Hillary's speech tonight was not the place to list them. It would take far less time to mention the few things this administration has gotten right.
Hillary gave the speech that the Democratic party needed. Once again she proved herself a strong and capable American leader, and I say this as someone who has never really liked her. I have always appreciated her skill and perseverance, though.
Once Obama-Biden is officially nominated we can begin to detail the crime after crime that the Republican party under this administration has committed against the American people and people around the world.
And, no, I wouldn't hold my breath that good cop Obama will mention it . But I eagerly anticipate bad cop Biden slapping a metaphorical phone book against McCain's head in the name of my fellow citizens in the Gulf States who suffered Katrina's wrath.”
“Let's review: so far in the 21st century the nation of the United States was attacked by non-state terrorists, which led to the nation of the United States invading the nation of Afghanistan. Shortly thereafter, bloodlust unsatisfied, the nation of the United States invaded the nation of Iraq. Currently, the nation of the United States is prepared to either directly invade the nation of Iran, or to support the invasion of Iran by the nation of Israel.
Too bad the "liberal" media didn't see fit to pick up on McCain's blatant inaccuracy. Maybe it''s because they feel sorry for an elder gentleman suffering from such a public "senior moment".
Nah - it's probably because they're all desperately sucking the big thick lollipop of the fascist elite.”
Diogenis on Aug 13, 2008 at 23:50:45
“Is it a tootsie pop?”
nonconformist2 on Aug 13, 2008 at 23:54:10
“McSniffles would like me to pass this onto you:
"He's absolutely loves it when you talk d-irty to him! When you say Iran and invasion in the same sentence, a tingle runs up his leg. More More!"”
“As the popular news media tallies and reports the body count of American soldiers from Iraq, they conveniently leave out those such as Doug Barber or Andy Raya...or the dozens of others whose tragic ends are known only to their family and friends.
I first encountered Stan Goff on Counterpunch, and I encourage everyone to seek out his work. He's one of the few voices of reason and experience currently speaking for the veterans of our foreign misadventures.”