Obscure Thoughts and Diggeracities
"And the first reason is this, that we may work in righteousness, and lay the foundation of making the earth a common treasury for all, both rich and poor, that everyone that is born in the land may be fed by the earth his mother that brought him forth, according to the reason that rules in the creation." G.Winstanley
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Chicago November 5, 2008
Barack Obama's email to supporters:
I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.
We just made history.
And I don't want you to forget how we did it.
You made history every single day during this campaign -- every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it's time for change.
I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign.
We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I'll be in touch soon about what comes next.
But I want to be very clear about one thing...
All of this happened because of you.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
As far as I can tell, the upside is that the mavericky leadership of zany McBush would dominate the news cycle for three days and fill the hearts of the narrowing indy voter with the image of St. John-George slaying the dragon of Wall Street greed and saving the damsel of Main Street. Added bonus: buy in of Obama, and this turns Obama into nothing more than a foot soldier and follower.
Alas, there was no message discipline on the right side last night. Even the All-Star Fox panel chuckled at the thin cloak of principle thrown over the obvious arch political ploy. Then, Obama lofted McCain's slow pitch from his wheel house into the seats when he stated leader's need to be able to do more than one thing at a time.
The poorly conceived stunt moved quickly from McSame posing himself as 'the One!' to comedy. All this unfolded in one news cycle--with almost no cooperation--to land at the door of today's news cycle.
Then, late yesterday the idea was floated that a cancelled debate on foreign policy might be rescheduled in the Biden-Palin slot next week, reinforcing a new comedic concept: not only did McCain not want to debate tomorrow, but Palin would prefer to escape the klieg lights on October 2nd. Ooops. Palin hasn't successfully reinforced the idea she is St. Joan of Wassila over the last month, so this move reeked right out of the package. In fact, Palin has seemed not much more than a hockey mom with lipstick:earnestly ambitious yet also badly educated and mostly ignorant.
McCain's impulsive, grandiose narcissism couldn't have been more effectively brought to the center of today's news picture. It is possible the promotion of an election about personality differences might turn out to be an ill-begotten strategy too as the sober and thoughtful Obama crosses swords with the developing parody of mavericky self-aggrandizement. Such differentiation might well serve the future of the country.