IL Dems Voting Yes on Telecom Immunity

Jun
20

With links for you to tell them what you think of their cave-in on FISA (government of laws and not men and all that)...

YES:

NOT VOTING:

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No Saloon Democrats Till 7/9

Jun
20

Saloon Democrats of Chicago Our next session of Saloon Democrats will be Wed., 7/9 -- as usual at Frankie Z's (435 N. Clark). More info and rsvp here...

See you then!

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Chicago Tribune Using Obama Teeshirts to Sell Subscriptions

Jun
19



So on my way to Saloon Democrats, I stop by the Walgreens on Clark and Lake. And what do I see just inside the entry? A woman with a bunch of baseball hats and tee-shirts trying to sell subscriptions to the Chicago Tribune.

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But Obama's an Elitist!

Jun
15

[Dedicated to Frank Rich...]

Facts, schmacks. Obama is an elitist; he can't bowl or drink beer coffee; he jumped from share-cropper in hawaii directly to pampered scion at Columbia without any intervening "middle-class" period.

So what does it matter what the polls say? This guy's got definite problems with whites, blacks, latinos, catholics, jews, muslims.

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Obama Supporters at Montrose Ave. Beach

Jun
14

Picture-perfect day for a picnic! This "Obama Halftime Celebration" was hosted by Ben (foreground) and his wife Charlotte out near Montrose Ave. Beach. The enthusiasm and desire to do something for the Obama Campaign was pretty much on everyone's mind. It's amazing how many of the people were cross-overs, independents and even a few ex-republicans. Big-tent democracy, this is it!

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NYT on Term Limits: They Suck

Jun
12

Because good leaders aren't a dime-a-dozen:

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...Term limits are undeniably seductive. They seem to promise relief from mediocre, self-perpetuating incumbents and from gridlocked legislatures in places like Albany. They also diminish democracy, arbitrarily deny choice, reduce accountability and squander experience.

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Give Us Our Language Back

Jun
12

Part of winning back our country is winning back the English language. This observation is prompted by Dean Baker pointing out yet another "end-the-entitlements-now" article.

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McCain: 2/3s Recycled Bush, 1/3 Imitation Obama

Jun
09

This has been circulating the internets lately. I thought I'd update it a bit:

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Super Abbreviated form of the Senate Intel Committee's Phase II Report

Jun
05

For slow learners or readers who scan:

"...were not substantiated by the intelligence."

"...were contradicted by available intelligence information."

"...did not reflect the concerns and uncertainties expressed in the intelligence products."

"...did not reflect the intelligence community’s uncertainties as to whether such production was ongoing.

"...was not substantiated by available intelligence information."

"The Intelligence Community did not confirm..."

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Hope of Humanity: Barack Obama

Jun
03

You've got to be a citizen to vote in this country but interest in the success of Barack Obama goes beyond our own citizens; it goes beyond our own borders and extends to all people of good will throughout the world.

What 8 years of Republican Ascendancy have made us forget is that the vast majority of people on this planet mean us well and want us to succeed. They admire what we've accomplished and are willing even to accept our leadership provided we remember to lead by example.

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