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Can’t breathe, can’t get comfortable

September 18, 2008

…other than that, perfect conditions for a restful night.  So this is an open thread.  Anything you want to talk about, have at it.  I’m going to the TED site and watch a Jonathan Haidt video on the differences of moral psychology between liberals and conservatives.  With a view to understanding some of the mysteries of this election cycle.

Update: if you watched the video, what do you think strategically of “Change” as a campaign message?  (Still an open thread, I’m just trying to get the ball rolling)

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  1. Ted
    September 18, 2008 at 09:22 | #1

    1. So how’s that Gen-X/Y concept of “wealth through credit” working?

    2. Sarah Palin? Hot-hot-hot and MILF-alicious. Joe Biden? Not hot.

  2. September 18, 2008 at 10:00 | #2

    1. Working no better now than it did then.  But at least McCain has a solution.  Too bad it’s the same solution offered by Herbert Hoover.

    2. For me she’s a MINLF and nothing I’ve seen from her yet suggests she’d be worth so much as a long conversation.  But I’d be fascinated to spend time with Biden; he’s a very interesting guy.

    So, how about that President Palin?

  3. James Old Guy
    September 18, 2008 at 12:36 | #3

    I am surprised that no one has figured out that it doesn’t really make any difference who the President is or isn’t. We have had democratic Congress for almost two years and Bush rarely veto’s anything. Biden is part of the good old buy old guard with over 32 years in Congress and McCain isn’t any better. So why not just refuse to elect any incumbant, things can’t get much worse and besides we would get a who new group of liars, cheats and thieves.

  4. September 18, 2008 at 12:44 | #4

    I am surprised that no one has figured out that it doesn’t really make any difference who the President is or isn’t.

    I used to think that.

  5. Ted
    September 18, 2008 at 13:56 | #5

    I used to think that.

    Me too, but I’m most upset about the hyper-politicization of the justice department, their attempts at ideological purity where bureaucratic excellence is required (that whole Monica Goodwin thingie), and the secrecy and plain bad judgment of torturing and incarcerating or using the same methods our enemies use.

    The corruption that we’re seeing with Bush is fairly well distributed with Democrats as well, although the anti-tax, anti-regulation religion fostered by the libertarian crazies has reached a nadir with this administration. Result: A few bad wars, income disparity of historic proportion, and a clear view that the country has become an oligarchy-plutocracy.

    I would have thought that the clarity of stupidity of this administration would have taken decades to become evident, but the current crop of Republicans/Libertarians have been incredibly effective in showing us the results of such policies in near real-time. Yeay!!!

    Go McCain-Palin!!!

  6. September 18, 2008 at 20:21 | #6

    James:  Bush pretty much vetoes anything in the last two years unless it’s veto-proof.  What did he veto before that?  Zilch.

    All the deregulation came as a result of Republican-controlled Congress.  Byron Dorgan, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, predicted this meltdown 9 years ago.

    Biden is hardly someone you want to pick on, James.

  7. James Old Guy
    September 19, 2008 at 07:06 | #7

    I can always count on Wee Dram, Keep believing in Biden.  He will fold as usual, 32 years of doing nothing is a hard habit to break.

  8. September 19, 2008 at 16:09 | #8
  9. September 19, 2008 at 16:14 | #9

    :-)

  10. September 19, 2008 at 16:55 | #10

    Oh, that guy is awesome.  To get the full effect, you have to see him talking on video.  He’s really something.

  11. September 21, 2008 at 08:29 | #11

    Bush rarely veto’s anything.

    Except anything the Dems have tried to push through. Bush cares more about his party politics than actually making this country a better place.

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