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Operation “Ambiguous Dawn” in Libya – War or Humanitarian Effort?

March 25, 2011


Ever since President Obama announced that we’re going to Libya in a UN-sanctioned, multi-lateral “humanitarian effort” (weirdly titled Odyssey Dawn)- conservatives and liberals alike have been scratching their heads over what the response should be. The liberal knee-jerk reaction is anti-war and pro-Middle-Eastern dictator, but since their favorite president is ordering this and Europe is […]

“Do Ask, Do Tell” and We’ll Magically Become Unbigoted

December 22, 2010


Social liberals are lauding the day that our lame-duck Congress repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. This ushers in a new era, we’re told, an end to bigotry and injustice.  In reference to DADT, John Legend tweeted the other day: “I wonder if Republicans enjoy being on the wrong side of history when it comes to justice […]

Tax Cuts! It’s a Christmas miracle!

December 9, 2010


President Obama’s press conference yesterday about keeping the Bush tax cuts was astounding. If anyone didn’t believe in the astounding groupthink of the White House Press Corps, they will now. Nearly every question was termed in an aggressive fashion, angrily gnashing their collective teeth at a president who caved right when they thought he might […]

Interview with a Young Oak, Part 2 – Elections and Religion, ooh boy

October 20, 2010


My good friend Joey and I like to have “big issue” discussions now and then, and I’ve often found that after talking with Joey I’m mulling over deeper things and different perspectives than I would after talking with nearly anyone else. I completely respect his lines of thinking, love his blog and hope you’ll enjoy […]

Interview with a Young Oak: “Why does it matter?”

October 18, 2010


(Note from Dani – I’m out of town this week. When I asked my friend Joey to guest-post for me, he suggested an interview-style discussion and I jumped at the chance to talk politics with someone as thoughtful as he consistently is. Also, check out our less heavy musings at WranglerDani today, and come back for part […]

“I’m nobody’s puppet” Gloria Allred and Meg Whitman’s maid-gate

October 7, 2010


Here in California, all we’ve been hearing about the last few days is how horribly Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman treated her poor housekeeper of nine years, Nicky Diaz. We’ve heard about how Whitman knew she was undocumented and yet continued to employ her in violation of Whitman’s own publically-held principles, how Nicky was eight […]

Still looking for a job? Sucker.

July 21, 2010


Despite attempts to buffalo us into believing that a full economic recovery is just around the bend, there are still a lot of people out of work in the U.S., and the Senate apparently wants to make sure they stay that way. Bowling past a GOP fillibuster, the Democratic-controlled Senate ruled 60-40 to move forward […]