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What is this, Week 2 of Clinton SOS speculation? Which now seems to be moving toward a YES, she’s accepting it?
Over at the Black Agenda Report, we get to see what thinking citizens are mulling over. They’ve been holding Obama’s feet to the fire for months now, so it is not a sudden shift in their assessment.
Take a look at the piece this week entitled “Critical Thinking Amid the Elation.” Shannon Joyce Prince writes:
Obamist sections of the Left seem to believe it “doesn’t matter who Obama is, what he does, says, or stands for – he represents hope and change and that’s good enough.” Some folks are simply misinformed, and therefore blissful. “Many of the people that danced in the streets haven’t taken the time to do any research on Obama, so part of their euphoria is based on ignorance.” One is expected to partake in the party. “Those who castigate folks for not being appropriately jubilant at Obama’s election are insisting that blacks content themselves, in perpetuity, with symbolism instead of real change.”
But over at “Elation Central” (home office, Chicago) we see that there’s all elation, with not much thinking. Thanks to Chicago Correspondent Leslie for these items. She comments:
Honestly, I don’t think I can take much more of thisThe larger picture was the front page of the RedEye today.The smaller was in the Tribune. I beg of whatever god(dess) there may be to rescue us from the madness.
We posted this week about how the Organic Consumers Association is already upset with Obama and Leslie sent us another set of messages from groups that are feeling a bit…consternated. They include:
Peace Action which is upset about any possible “dial back” of Iraq withdrawal plans and the folks over at “The Progressive”:
“Dear Progressive Reader:
I imagine you’re feeling somewhere between exultant and ecstatic right now after Obama’s historic triumph. (I know that’s the reaction in my family, with my wife, daughter, and one of my sons all having knocked on doors for Obama.)
I want to take this moment to assure you that The Progressive and progressive.org will give you the crucial news about Obama in the days ahead.
The Obama Administration is taking shape before our eyes, and it is consisting largely of Clinton retreads.
As I point out in one of my postings this week, he has yet to throw a bone to progressives who helped elect him.” (big snip)
Editor, The Progressive”
Gee, if this keeps up, I’m going to run out of thosed tissues that I’m using to help all these disappointed Obamacrats dry their tears…
Here in the reality-based section of what we call “life,” I had an infuriating moment when I went up to pick up my formerly $4/3 months supply of medication that I was buying “outside” Medicare Part D in a well-thought out plan to avoid the infamous “donut hole.” Remember how Ted Kennedy et al vowed to change Medicare Part D for the better…then chickened out because it was just too darned hard to let the drug and insurance companies down easy??
Well, I had my 4 bucks out but was informed that it was no longer possible to buy outside Medicare Part D. About a month ago, apparently, a directive came from on high that ALL prescriptions MUST go through Part D if you’ve got it. I was entirely aggravated, wondering when all this had changed! I then focused my hostility on the Democratically-controlled Congress, because who else would have been responsible for this change?? When did they slip it in and what was the deal? I’ve been too busy to research it, but at this point, maybe it doesn’t matter…Democrats were in charge and approved. And, we pay more as a result…
Does this give you ANY confidence in what they will be doing for to us again in January?
Here’s something you might want to try out on all the bright lights now populating the skies of the incoming Obama administration. It’s a new way to analyze personality, based on “face reading.” Try it out!!
Check out this nifty free analysis tool here. When I get some time I’m going to see how the results for Obama compare to what we wrote about here on Obama’s handwriting and manipulative skills via hypnosis/NLP techniques.
Now we enter the hazy depths of “American culture” (or whatever passes for it these days) with the news that the “Housewives of Atlanta” drew huge ratings, even beating the “Housewives of Orange County” series. I glimpsed at some moments of HOA and was rather grossed out by the blatant adoration of really gross bling and the mostly uncouth group of women passing for Atlanta society. But I see from the previews that HOC is also going to get a lot trashier. Ah, womanhood! This is what American seems to accept as normal and admirable, or at the very least, worth wasting a lot of time watching, while Sarah Palin or Hillary Clinton get crucified. We truly are a “trash country,” it seems. I’m waiting to see what shows up at the White House…If I see Ludacris show up, I’ll want to know if he sleeps in the Lincoln Bedroom. Clinton had donors in there, but I don’t think any were of the same ilk as Ludacris…
Maybe he’ll do his Obama is Here opus at a State Dinner…
For you cooking fans, here’s something that I don’t know quite what to make of. See what you think about “The Spon.“
Finally, a garden and stray dog update…
The garden took a few real cold nights and I finally put up my plastic “greenhouse.” Have no pics yet, maybe next week. I harvested the last peppers, or so I thought. I’ve been covering the plants in the pots and there are actually a few more big enough to be worth harvesting. The mustard has gone crazy and I’ve spotted a few tiny broccoli heads already!
News on the stray dog….well, I actually went out a cam a couple of days ago and never caught anything although the food disappeared as usual. I was thinking the dog came in from the side of the house to eat because I didn’t see any activity coming up the driveway. The dishes weren’t visible, so today I moved them so I can actually see who’s eating the food! I’m wondering if it’s the white doves or crows, but it just doesn’t seem to be their work. And what about that black hair? Unless it’s a cat who likes dog food? That would explain a visitor coming up over the wall from the arroyo and visiting the water and food in the front of the house. And, there are cats who roam the nearby streets here and then go home. But, who knows? I have a bunch of video I have to review, so I may have an answer tomorrow. I’ll update this when I find out for sure!
Well, it looks like yesterday’s afternoon visit was by…BIRDS! I think they drank a bit and played around with the kibble! Hard to tell if they were all doves or grackles…some were definitely dark, but not as big as crows. I’ve got the camera on this morning so we’ll see if someone else shows up. Yesterday, you could tell from the messy area and one of the kibbles in the water that it was most likely birds. But in the AM especially, the dish is cleaned with nothing left behind, so we’ll have to see if it’s the birds that are more polite eaters in the AM or whether it is a dog!!!
THIS MORNING…There were birds on the AM video and when I got the paper at 8:30 AM I saw the bowl was completely empty, except for crumbs. The birds were on the video so they may have been pecking at those crumbs. So, if it’s a dog, it is coming before 7:45 when I turned on the cam…I thought originally that it was coming between 6:30 AM and 7:45 (about about 7:45 kids start walking past on the way to the school bus stop). I’ve been getting up later the last few days, so I haven’t been out to check at 6:30. With Sunrise at about 6:45, I’m not sure the cam will catch anything because the area where I have the food is in the shadows as well…so, it may be too dark to see anything! I’ll just have to get very early tomorrow to turn on the cam and see if it’s too dark to be useful…or post myself by the window and do a low-tech observation!!
THIS WEEK’S POSTS
*Submitted by Chicago Correspondent Leslie
**By Grail Guardian
***By Kenosha Marge
The Scanner-Politics 11/20/08 (CHANGE?? Daschle at HHS, His Wife and Lobbying; Organic Consumers Org. So Ticked at the Thought of Vilsack at Agriculture That Their Petition is Already Going Strong; Froma Harrop on “Palin’s Next Career Move” Will Raise Your Blood Pressure) (Updated 1X)
The Past Week: November 9-15, Recaps & Random Thoughts (Suddenly Soiled Sarah Gets Advice from Katie Couric, Joke “Journalist”; Gov Luv; Sunday Telegraph, UK Previews More Clinton Trashing?; Major Stray Dog Update (Update 1X–Clinton Trashing in Progress in U.S. via AP)
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