Friday, August 10, 2007

Coffee Table

So many things happening, so few points left to be made. If you don't see what's going on by now you don't want to see it and nothing anybody says is going to change your mind. The position of the right is firmly established. With that in mind there are some basic understandings and truths we need to consider before the next election. First, it turns out that laissez-faire capitalism is anything but fair and reasonable. It is closer to anarchy than to equality.
As guessed, it also proves to be true that if you think government is only a problem and should be made so small you can drown it in the bathtub, then you probably aren't going to be a particularly good or dedicated administrator.

As another blogger said:

"The fundamental political philosophy that underlies the entire conservative movement is the belief that Government doesn't work. If you keep that in mind as you watch them attempt to govern, their inexplicable actions begin to make a little more sense."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you catch the AFL-CIO Democratic debate? Too much bickering and name calling going on. Our candidates don't need to give the GOP more ammunition. What helped us in 2004 was the Party getting behind Kerry as quickly as it did.
All the candidates seem good and any one of them would be a million times better than Diablo and Cheney. Still favor Edwards, but I think those swing voters scared of terrorists attacking again would like Biden. He seems to be liberal enough to get at least some of that vote and projects what many will see as strength. I just can't trust Hillary even tho she sounds good. What was she thinking when she started hanging out with Gingrich and Murdoch?!! Still think Middle America, the West, and the South will reject a woman or a Black candidate, so neither Hillary or Obama will get the nomination. It doesn't matter that Hillary's #1 now. Kerry was way behind and caught up by the 2004 Iowa primary and blew the others out of the water. Edwards has time and his time since 2004 traveling around the country talking to Americans, his working class roots, etc. are gonna help him a lot and the economy is not good for most Americans regardless of what the UNliberal media claims.
Amazed to hear Pat Buchanan
claim that Hillary won the debate. Otherwise was disenchanted with Chris Matthew's follow-up. I can't stand him. His style is too in your face and he is rude to his guests.
Am liking Bill Richardson a lot, too. I think he's unrealistic about how soon we can get the troops out of Iraq, but he has a lot of good ideas and national and international experience that would be a real asset. Plus, he's a governor and we tend to elect governors lately because there is a distrust of DC insiders. Also, he'd get much of the Hispanic vote, I suspect, and might even draw the pro-life Hispanics back to the Party.
I liked his answers on what his criteria would be for choosing a VP. #1 It wouldn't be Dick Cheney. (Yes, best answer of the debate!) and that he/she would have to be qualified to move up into the Presidency if need be, so he'd want a strong VP, not a weak one.)
I like the idea of an Edwards-Richardson ticket, but we'll see what happens. Also, loved it when Hillary said that in order to rebuild New Orleans and bring the population back we need a President who actually cares about the Katrina victims. Ouch! Bet Diabo was kept from hearing it, though, like he is kept from hearing anything bad that is said about him.


11:40 PM, August 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Late night buzz on the Internet is that Karl Rove will leave the White House at the end of August. Not sure what all is going on or if he is taking another position in the Bush Administration. He says he needs to be with his family, an oft used spin.

Larry in New Mexico

3:32 AM, August 13, 2007  
Blogger Ron said...

Now please understand I am putting on my tinfoil hat here but at least consider this possibility; About the only thing they still needed was the warrantless wiretaps. Deal. Warrantless wiretaps for Karl Rove.

Probably not but there is something really fishy about that vote. Beyond the fact that it violates the Constitution. They were really anxious to push that through BEFORE the recess for some reason.
The Karl Rove thing is not done and will have to play it's self out. Could he be resigning because he knows he's busted and he's preparing for the fight? Is he resigning to plan the next elections lies frauds and fearmongering.

8:02 PM, August 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron, glad to see you back. Hope all is well.

Larry in New Mexico

8:10 PM, August 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can bet that
The Rovemonster resigned because he is in the hot seat. Reportedly, he has been ignoring Leahy's subpoenas because as you know he thinks he is above the law, just like the rest of the Bush Gang. My question is: will Diablo pardon Rove now or will he wait for him to be charged with something?
Beyond that all the Bushrats are deserting his sinking ship. Hopefully, Cheney will be next and not last. I hear that Diablo is feeling abandoned and is turning to Daddy for advice. That would make me feel better except that Daddy is a member of PNAC-right? At least, he is in bed with the Saudis who are not really our friends at all.
Does anyone have an opinion re: the Dem candidates besides me? I would like to know where they are doing these polls and who they are polling. Name recognition aside, it doesn't make sense that Hillary would be so far ahead in Middle Ameria. Conservative Dems aren't likely to be in favor of her or Barack, either. I hear that the Dem powers that be see Hillary as a negative factor in the race for just that reason. I only know one person who actually supports her.

Read something really cool in the Capote anthology I'm reading...
Don't Worry About Life.
You'll Never Get Out of It Alive. (Except if you're Cheney cuz he gets out of everything-right?)


6:01 PM, August 14, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this one.

"When the cannons are heard, the muses are silent: when the cannons are silent, the muses are heard."

"The Muses are Heard"
Truman Capote


3:13 PM, August 15, 2007  

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