If you’re reading this in the distant future, I sure hope things worked out OK.Read more "Good Trouble"
After a bit of a hiatus on Mellowcatin’, I’d rather not start right off with one of my rants, but it cannot be helped. Now that we’re heading into another election cycle a peculiar negative energy has been unleashed. I will be on the lookout for any messages, in clear text or coded, that speak […]Read more "The Invasive Species"
Whenever election time rolls around I get one or two direct mail solicitations from the Republicans. Just going to state right up front that I am not now, nor have I ever been, nor will I ever be, a registered Republican. Still, their top-notch marketing machine reaches out to me each election cycle. I normally just […]Read more "That’s just, like, your opinion, man."
Tonight’s the SOTU, and Mellowcat will be tuning in. Things are looking quite promising at the start of the second term. Sure, there are some tough problems, but we’ve got just the guy to figure those out. I checked out GW Bush’s 2005 SOTU on CSpan, just to see how he framed things at the […]Read more "We shall see"
We have a day to enjoy Washington, DC before the Second Inauguration of President Barack Obama (love saying that), and I think we made the most of it. To start things off, we wandered on down to the White House, where they were setting things up for the next day’s parade review. Right off the […]Read more "Inauguration: Media Frenzy"
It’s arithmetic. It’s calculus. (photo credit: Foreign Policy)Read more "Which is it?"
I see that The Letter is going all “crystal ball” again, so I must follow suit and post my predicted outcomes for tomorrow. In the Electoral College, Mr. Obama, 332, other guy, 206. I’m going even more overboard on the popular vote: Mr. Obama, 52%, other guy 47% (ha ha), and 1% for another other […]Read more "For the record"
The Mellowcat voted early, as is our practice, and just checked to make sure they got my ballot OK (they did). The county registrar’s office where I live offers this through their web site – you can check your registration, polling place, ballot preference, and whether or not a ballot you’ve mailed in was received. […]Read more "Count me in"
On the night of his 2008 election victory, the President said the following: The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year, or even one term, but America — I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I […]Read more "Continuity"
We all have our favorite moments from this week’s DNC, but mine is still Bill Clinton’s “Why do I believe it? I’m fixin’ to tell you why.” There’s nothing left to do but win. So raise a glass to turnings of the season And watch it as it arcs towards the sun And you must […]Read more "Citizens, united"