Re-fighting the War in Vietnam

May
11

Fall of Saigon
Some people just can't let it go: We could have won in Vietnam, they insist, if only we had tried harder. It was a "failure of will", a "stab in the back" -- on the part of civilian leaders, members of the public, etc.

Philip Carter catches Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez engaging in this form of faux nostalgia and responds with the obvious:

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Leo's Prediction on the Democratic Primary Race for President

May
07

Okay, you heard it here first: DNC Chair Howard Dean wants this over by July. I say it'll be over by the end of this month.

That's right, by the end of this month, we will have a Democratic Nominee.

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John McCain's Promise to America: 30 Dollars & No Mule

May
05

Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee John McCain trying to sell his gas tax "holiday" where Americans would save over three months ("from Memorial Day through Labor Day") all of $30:

"Thirty-dollars means nothing to a lot of economists," he said. "I understand that. But it means a lot to some low-income Americans."

$30 over three months? What century is he living in?

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A Fine Mess

Apr
30

Apparently according to Credit Counselor Stephanie Bittner on the Newshour this evening, all we're doing -- due to hard times -- is staying home and looking at the walls:

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Trial Lawyers and Trial Lawyers

Apr
27

It occurs to me that when McCain and other Republicans complain about "trial lawyers", they don't mean all trial lawyers. They don't mean the trial lawyers working for Corporate America -- the kind who go under the name of "Corporate Counsel" and do things like issue 'Cease and Desist Letters'.

No, they mean the ones that might theoretically represent you or me -- not the ones that might represent their own friends.

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On the Bad Side, On the Good Side

Apr
22

deadElephant.gifOn the bad side, the primary race continues. On the good side, it's John McCain who'll be at the other end of this no matter how long it takes.

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Shame on ABC: Enough Distractions!

Apr
18

Courtesy of MoveOn.org:

abcdebate.jpg ABC let voters down with last night's abysmal debate. Bad debates aren't just painful to watch—they actually hurt the country. Tell the media "enough distractions - ask about issues that affect people's lives".

Watch the video and sign the petition...

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Schlock Media Report on Schlock Media

Apr
17

And only after 23 paragraphs of fluff, does it bother to point out:

The debate also touched on Iraq, Iran, the Middle East, taxes, the economy, guns and affirmative action.

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You Bet We're Bitter -- We're also Mad as Hell and Want Change

Apr
13

Bitter Illinoisans for Barack ObamaWow, Barack Obama states something that's plain as day to anyone sufficiently interested in small town America and immediately, he's attacked as being "elitist" by millionaires John McCain AND Hillary Clinton.

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Ethics Reform in Illinois - Not Recall

Apr
09

What in the world is recall going to do when you can still contribute $100k to someone's campaign and then turn around and do business with that person once they're elected?

Recall is nothing but democracy by temper-tantrum. It'll undermine orderly government no matter who is in control.

The Sun-Times has it right:

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