"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Mar 31, 2010

An Example of How Them Kneelers Kneel

"In an act of vision and courage, given the hostage the nation has become to the oil industry, oil interests, and the likes of OPEC, the Obama administration is proposing opening vast expanses along the Atlantic coastline, the Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling.

This is a momentous moment and brings to mind the leadership of another time and another president. In the depth of the depression, President Roosevelt, with courage and imagination, sought different solutions to confront the crippling economic conditions that had descended on the nation. He petitioned Congress to mandate the creation of "a corporation clothed with the power of government but possessed of the flexibility and initiative of private enterprise". In May 1933 Congress passed the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) Act to revitalize the economically stricken Tennessee Valley in areas of power generation, river navigation, flood control, reforestation and erosion control. It became outstandingly successful in each category."

HuffPo Swoonery

I have no bile left, to spit at this clownery.

Well almost none. Shorter swoon: to escape grasp of oil companies, make them richer. Hmm...sounds like Ezra Klein on insurance companies...

...Shit, wait - I missed my two minute hate for the sorry besots of Glennbeckistan, didn't I? Fuck. I will never a good liberal make, if I keep missing the misdirections...

Anyhows, for useful enough additional commentary, see post below:


Ethan said...

Don't take this personally, but I thought you were lying until I followed the link. Like, I know liberals go a long way to apologize for the fucker, but OH MY GOD.

Jack Crow said...

S'all good. I didn't quite go looking for the example, as it fell into my lap.

And I didn't believe it even though I was reading it.