This has been quite a week. I spent most of it trying to avoid the proceedings in Tampa, but did tune in to the final night. My form of tuning in was reading Andrew Sullivan’s live blog, and following various people on Twitter. I couldn’t bring myself to actually watch the thing, so I missed […]Read more "Fact Check"
The other candidate criticized my President’s energy policy, saying “You can’t drive a car with a windmill on it.”. Good one. Thats exactly what you want to do – make people think about what you might put on the roof of your car.Read more "Self inflicted"
My political echo chamber tells me that the “you didn’t build that” comment by the president is being heavily used in opposition ads. I suppose that’s fine. The out of context quote is a time-honored tradition, although this seems to be getting a bit past its shelf life. For something as wildly deceptive as this […]Read more "Out of context"
I am liking this Obama campaign right now. I am liking it very much. Go get ’em, Mr. President.Read more "No more Mr. Nice Guy"
The Resident Expert and the Mellowcat had the good fortune to hear the President speak last night in our home town. We left work early, in order to get ourselves assembled to be admitted to Redwood City’s Courthouse Square at 4:30. The event was scheduled to start at 6pm, but we figured it would likely […]Read more "Going to hear the President"
If you are anywhere near a new media outlet this week, you’ve heard plenty about the fate of Obamacare now that it’s in front of the high court. The Mellowcat will not attempt to sway you in your opinion, other than to say that anybody in their right mind would want health care for all, […]Read more "weighing in"
Did we all see the pictures of “Jim” Mitt Romney speaking to a small crowd at giant Ford Field in Detroit today? If not, here you go: This called to mind a similar scene, on June 2, 1977 at College of the Redwoods Stadium in Eureka, CA, where Tom Hayden stood at a podium out […]Read more "history repeats itself"
The longtime reader of this blog surely knows that Mellowcat has been, is, and will continue to be, a supporter of President Obama. I just like the guy. But friend to friend, I have to call him out on a recent statement: Congress should take the money that we’re no longer spending on war, use […]Read more "you do the math"
In fact I know I was dreaming, because I kept waking up from it and thinking “I can’t believe I’m still dreaming this”. For whatever reason, my dream world insisted that I keep revisiting to work through the narrative to its illogical conclusion. This one involved seeing a photograph of Mitt Romney visiting our street […]Read more "must have been dreaming"
What will Mitt say next? He’s already on record as saying it’s fun to fire people, and now he comes right out and says that he has no concern for very poor people. This was probably a safe assumption to make about him, but he went ahead and said it out loud. “The poor, after all, […]Read more "are there no workhouses?"