Saturday, November 29, 2008

Echidne Of the Snakes - The Question

Women can balance their own work, their partners' work, the children, the parents and grandparents, the Thanksgiving turkey, the birthday cards, the care of the sick, the need to look young and sexy, the dustbunnies under the beds, the school menus, the parental chauffeuring services. They can balance all that, somehow, while walking on the tightrope of cultural femininity, the demands of a labor market which still assumes that every worker has a little lady at home to give succor and psychological counseling and cleaning services. And then the woman-haters write how women don't have the same genius as men do, how no woman has ever invented something like the automobile or designed a great church, how women therefore are obviously biologically incapable of anything but -- well --- playing the role of Girl Fridays for famous men.

So I'm angry. How very awkward for me. But really, why can't we keep the limelight on the real question Ruth Marcus asked, for longer than one fleeting second: What can be done to make the sexual division of labor within families more egalitarian? And if we don't want to make those changes, how do we provide women with equal opportunities in other spheres of life? The answer must not focus on all the ways that women alone could somehow achieve that. Days are still only twenty-four hours long, even for us of the girly persuasion.
It's here

Friday, November 28, 2008

Buy Nothing Day a/k/a Black Friday

Christmas Buying in a Time of Recession

Buy Nothing Day is an informal day of protest against consumerism observed by social activists. Typically celebrated the Friday after American Thanksgiving in North America and the following day internationally, in 2008 the dates will be November 28 and 29 respectively.[1] It was founded by Vancouver artist Ted Dave and subsequently promoted by the Canadian Adbusters magazine.

The first Buy Nothing Day was organized in Vancouver in September of 1992 "as a day for society to examine the issue of over-consumption."[2] In 1997, it was moved to the Friday after American Thanksgiving, which is one of the top 10 busiest shopping days in the United States. Outside of North America, Buy Nothing Day is celebrated on the following Saturday. Despite controversies, Adbusters managed to advertise Buy Nothing Day on CNN, but many other major television networks declined to air their ads.[3] Soon, campaigns started appearing in United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Germany, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, and Norway. Participation now includes more than 65 nations.[2]

While critics of the day charge that Buy Nothing Day simply causes participants to buy the next day,[4] Adbusters states that it "isn't just about changing your habits for one day" but "about starting a lasting lifestyle commitment to consuming less and producing less waste."[2] An example of an event celebrating Buy Nothing Day is a Buy Nothing Day hike.[5]

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Chelsea for US Senate

I know, I know. Hillary's status remains in limbo. I'm not sure if Obama is having second thoughts or if Hillary hasn't made her decision on tying her future to an empty suit. In any case, if she leaves the Senate, who better to take her place than Chelsea? After all, Papa Bill says she is the "best politician in our family"! And, as a NY'er, I believe that Hillary's seat should go to a woman.

I mean, if Biden can save his seat for his son, Beau by appointing his chief of staff, Ted Kaufman, until 2010, why can't Hillary give her seat to Chelsea?

Here's Chelsea's Wikipedia profile. Pretty impressive, huh? What do you think?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Obama Opts for Gym Over Church

President-elect Barack Obama has yet to attend church services since winning the White House earlier this month, a departure from the example of his two immediate predecessors.

On the three Sundays since his election, Obama has instead used his free time to get in workouts at a Chicago gym.

Asked about the president-elect's decision to not attend church, a transition aide noted that the Obamas valued their faith experience in Chicago but were concerned about the impact their large retinue may have on other parishioners.

"Because they have a great deal of respect for places of worship, they do not want to draw unwelcome or inappropriate attention to a church not used to the attention their attendance would draw," said the aide.

Gee, I wonder if he'll be able to attend Cabinet meetings? Or, will everyone be so star struck by his presence, they'll start drooling and fainting? Here

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Obama's offical limo will be a gas guzzler.

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama promised to get a million plug-in hybrid cars on the road by 2015. His own new presidential limousine will be far from green, however.

The Obamobile being prepared for the president-elect is said to be a monster gas-guzzler made by General Motors, the troubled car giant. It will look like a black Cadillac but is built like a tank. A spy photographer who tracks down future car models for magazines snatched pictures of the heavily disguised first-car-in-waiting when it was being road-tested last summer.

The armour-plated car, which has a raised roof, windows up to 5in thick, extra-strength tyres and a body made of steel, aluminium, titanium and ceramics, is thought to be based on a GMC 2500 truck that gets less than 10 miles to the gallon. Three cars are believed to be in production so that two can serve as decoys.

While security is paramount - the car is built to survive roadside bombs as well as gunfire - there are hybrid four-wheel drives on the market, such as Ford’s Mercury Mariner, which some critics believe could have been adapted for the president.
Let's hope he remembers to keep the tires inflated and gets regular tune-ups.

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Agony of the Women of 2008

Oh, fuck. A bunch of men explaining how women feel about the 2008 election. H/T to Caro at Make Them Accountable
Featuring some exceptional lying by Howard Dean.

Palin Pardon Amid Turkey Butchery

In the spirit of giving equal time to media's Palin bashing, an article from the UK with a headline above that only the English could write.

With an astonishing comment from Palin:
"I was happy to get to be invited to participate in this. For one, you need a little bit of levity in this job... It's nice to get out and... participate in something that isn't so heavy-handed politics that it invites criticism."

Oh, Sarah, don't you get it? There is nothing that you do that will escape the wrath of the biased media.

By the way, to you that are so horrified over the butchering of turkeys - Just where in the hell do you people think your Thanksgiving turkeys come from?

(With apologies to all Vegans.)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Misogyny in American Culture.

By Daphne Merkin- entire article is Here

Of course, any vaginal-American running for high office is instantly consigned to the scrutiny of the reductionist male gaze and the hypercritical female one. Hillary's ankles were as closely analyzed as her competence, just as Nancy Pelosi, perhaps the most powerful woman in government, is more famous for her pearls than her policies. What Clinton failed to realize is that when it comes to female candidates, accomplishment is a sideline; Americans, both men and women, want gossip. Can she really believe we're more intrigued by what bills she's helped pass than her relationship with Bill? Small wonder the woman lost.

Strong women have always threatened men and will continue to do so as long as women remain the primary caretakers of young children, the front-line enforcers of society's inhibiting agenda. What seems newly in evidence is how resistant women are, consciously or not, to putting one of their own in power. It was, after all, a woman who asked John McCain at a November campaign meeting the question that launched almost a million You Tube hits: "How do we beat the bitch?" Young women today appear less concerned about the limitations imposed on them with good reason; they can indeed become lawyers and doctors with greater ease than would have been imaginable in the 1950s. The attitude seems to be that as feminist goals have gotten closer—no matter that women are still routinely paid less for their labor—there's no need for the strident rhetoric or far-reaching vision of the women's movement.
H/T to TGW

With a bonus story - The Barrier that Didn't Fall with full article Here
* By an overwhelming 61% to 19% margin, women believe there is a gender bias in the media.

* 4 in 10 men freely admit sexist attitudes towards a female president. 39% of men say that a male is “naturally more suited” to carrying out the duties of the office

* Only 20% of women are willing to use the word “feminist” about themselves. Only 17% of all voters said they would welcome their daughters using that label.

* 48% of women thought Hillary Clinton received fair media treatment and only 29% believed Sarah Palin was treated fairly. In contrast, nearly 8 in 10 voters thought the press gave fair treatment to Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

* More than two-thirds of women said they were being treated unfairly in the workplace (68%)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Kissinger Backs Hillary for SOS

Headline grabbed you, huh? He said Clinton would make “an outstanding appointment” as America’s top diplomat. Well, reading a bit further, he also said Clinton would have to be subordinate to her former rival - which would be a “symbol of a new approach.”

Sorry, Mr. Kissinger. You get an F in Equality.

UPDATE: Hillary accepts? Via The Guardian

Sunday, November 16, 2008

How to Ground The Street

Elliot Spitzer writes a great op-ed about what should be done to help create sustainable, honest financial markets into the future. He also reveals that attempts were made and rebuffed by the Bush Administration to head off this problem well in advance.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Truth or Dare

Does anyone else see the hypocrisy in this article? Yes, he met with her. It wasn't a hard offer. He is cautious and elegant. He took a big step toward Hillary. They talked about what happened during the campaign. He was respectful. She is great. He gave her a huge amount of support. She cares about health care. He reached out to her. He took a big step. She reciprocated. He does not want to be rejected by her. It's hers to turn down. Good grief, it reads like some kind of weird, sadistic mating ritual.

I think we're being played like a violin. Obama has seen the power of The Hillary and the enormous support she has. My prediction: There will be an announcement that she was offered the position of Secretary of State and she turned it down. Then, we can all get back to Palin bashing.


Details on Hillary-Barack Meeting

ABC News' Martha Raddatz reports: President-elect Barack Obama met with Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Thursday in Chicago to discuss the possibility of the senator becoming secretary of state.

A source with knowledge of the transition process describes the meeting as not a hard offer. Obama is more cautious than that.

He is doing this more elegantly, but a source said Obama took a big step toward Hillary. They had a long private meeting in which they talked about their philosophies and what had transpired during the campaign.

He was extremely respectful, saying she was great, and giving her a huge amount of support. He said that he knew how much she cared about health care but said there are other challenges, and wanted to reach out to her about secretary of state.

They were both cautious but again took a big step toward her. She reciprocated.

Obama does not want to be seen as being rejected by her, but it is “hers to turn down,” one source put it.

They have an agreement to have another meeting or phone conversation about this very soon.

ABC News has also confirmed that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson met with Obama in Chicago today, per a Democratic source. Richardson has also been rumored to be a candidate for the Secretary of State position.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Neither Fiscal Nor Monetary Policy Can Solve Economic Crisis

"What Reich and the American economic establishment do not understand is that the recession paradigm does not apply. There are no jobs waiting at US manufacturers for a demand stimulus to pull Americans back into work. The problem is not a liquidity problem. To the contrary, there have been many years of too much liquidity. Credit has grown far more than production. Indeed, US production has been moved offshore. Jobs that used to support the growth of American incomes and the tax bases of cities and states have moved, along with US GDP, to China and elsewhere....

Anyone who thinks that America still has a vibrant economy needs to log onto and face the facts."

We need to bring the jobs back. The only way to do that is through TARIFFS on imports. TARIFFS raise the end price to American consumers of foreign imports, which will make American products comparatively less expensive, increasing demand for American production, increasing demand for America labor to provide that production--thus increasing wages and employment.

And TARIFFS don't cost any money. In fact, they raise Federal revenue, while at the same time creating American jobs and raising wages.

The only way $18/hour American workers can compete with 49¢/hour Chinese workers is by putting Tariffs on the goods produced by those 49¢/hour workers.

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The Hatred of Sarah Palin - Debunked

A rant from one of my new favorite feminists, Soopermouse. And the following is just a snippet!

There is much self reinforcement to be gained from watching people make the same choices you do. We are social animals, and the opinion of the majority does matter. Especially when you do question your own choices, knowing everyone else did the same thing and is equally miserable wil make you feel better.

This is why these feminists felt threatened by Sarah Palin. She was the conservative woman who did not fit into their narrow weltanschauung of conservative women. She was successful and making choices that were contrary to theirs. Which meant that their choices were not the be all end all. Which meant that they were not infallible.

The whole paradigm was falling on their heads with a threatening thud.
So what did they do? They tried to fit Sarah into the generally accepted standard of conservative woman. First they tried to push the meme that she was just a puppet for her husband. That didn't work because it is about as fake as Amanda Marcotte's feminism.

So when that didn't work, they tried to make her the monster. She charged victims for their rape kits. She burned books. She fired people. She was evil. She believed in ID, she forced her daughter to have a child, she cut funding for teen mothers, she believed in abstinence only.
All of the above ( in case you are a stupid fuck who can't possibly check its own facts) are lies. Lies easily debunked. But debunking them caused the same problem- if Sarah is not a monster then those who attack her are. Who would want to regard themselves as monsters? Nobody.

Go read the rest by clicking the link at the top.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Program

For shameless promotion of my daughter and son-in-law's music. Everyone needs a little Gypsy in their soul. Go give a listen at the "read more" link.

World pop band INNER GYPSY on WLTW 106.7 Lite fm New York!
World-beat acoustic pop duo Inner Gypsy's song, "Gypsychology", the title track of their debut album, in rotation on WLTW-FM New York City. "The acoustic guitar and flute are simply splendid. You will love this album if you like to sit down and listen to music and let it take you where it will." (-Music Industry News Network)

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Now, back to our regularly scheduled program... (with mucho thanks from Mama)

World pop band INNER GYPSY on WLTW 106.7 Lite fm New York

World-beat acoustic pop duo Inner Gypsy's song, "Gypsychology", the title track of their debut album, in rotation on WLTW-FM New York City. "The acoustic guitar and flute are simply splended. You will love this album if you like to sit down and listen to music and let it take you where it will." (-Music Industry News Network)

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Obama's Draft

Via Liberal Rapture

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Fed run Amok

Under Ben Bernanke, the Fed has completely rewritten its mission. The Fed Reserve was never envisioned to be lender of last resorts to investment banks, money markets, and commercial paper issuers. The money squandered by the Fed is difficult to measure. By one measure, the Fed has gone from a balance sheet of $800 bill in assets down to $250 bil.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Business as Usual

Let's pretend I am a paralegal and work for a sole practitioner who does real property closings. Let's also pretend that I am the Queen of Real Property, 'cause I am.

So, what has changed in the mortgages that we see now compared to the mortgages we saw in the last 10 years when mortgages were given to people with lousy credit, no down payments? You remember - The American Dream Grants (cough), I mean loans. The ones we taxpayers are paying to bailout the purchasers of those overvalued pieces of paper?

Not one fucking thing. Nada. Nothing has changed. In fact, the mortgages have become even more bizarre. Bad credit? No down payment? Want a house anyway? Call your friendly "mortgage broker" and he or she will find some obscure bank, most likely located out of your state, who will email you the closing documents, and take your money. In fact, I would venture to go out on a limb and say if you can't afford a conventional mortgage from a conventional lender, you can't afford that house.

The worst scenario I've seen in the last few months was a house selling for $65,000.00 with a "gift" from the seller to the buyer in the sum of $30,000.00. This means the house was only worth $35,000.00 in the first place, but in order to get the numbers to work, the home price was inflated, the seller pledged money that never really existed, and the buyer got the home that he can't afford and will probably lose.

So much for fixing the Housing Bubble. Get ready for a whole new round of bailouts in the coming years.

Fed theft of Taxpayers' money exceeds $2 trillion

Total Fed lending topped $2 trillion for the 1st time last week & has risen by 140%, or $1.172 trillion, in the 7 weeks since Fed governors relaxed collateral standards on Sept. 14. The difference includes a $788 billion increase in loans to banks through the Fed and $474 billion in other lending, mostly thru MBS purchases from Fannie & Freddie.

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Media Bias

With the recent announcement that MSNBC has extended Olbermann's contract and an email from an Obama supporter (entitled "matches o'reilly's extension at faux news, with a $3.5M annual raise"), lauding that fact, I think it's time to really examine what influence these political pretend news programs have on the average American.

It is a sad reflection on the US that we are fed a diet of rhetoric, propaganda, opinion and untruths from the bloviating Forth Estate. As Bill Moyers so aptly put it,

I heard this story a long time ago, growing up in Choctaw County in Oklahoma before my family moved to Texas. A tribal elder was telling his grandson about the battle the old man was waging within himself. He said, “It is between two wolves, my son. One is an evil wolf: anger, envy, sorrow, greed, self-pity, guilt, resentment, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is the good wolf: joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The boy took this in for a few minutes and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf won?”

The old Cherokee replied simply, “The one I feed.”

Democracy is that way. The wolf that wins is the one we feed. And in our society, media provides the fodder.
So long as we continue to tune in, so long as we continue to support the advertisers and feed the bad wolf, we won't be hearing the truth any time soon. It's your choice.

UPDATE: Death by 1000 Papercuts has an incredible roundup of media bias in the election Here

Monday, November 10, 2008

Boobs for Burma: Can Sex Sell Human Rights?

Via The Feminist Underground

You know, I get it--human beings like nothing more than looking at sexy ladies and thinking about sexy lady boobies. So, naturally, if we want to sell something to other human beings we must first get their attention with boobies and sexy ladies. Apparently we can sell anything this way - masonry drills, information numbers, animal rights, compassion...

Wait - can you really sell people on compassion with sexy ladies? The Human Rights Action Center says, "Yes! With the help of Tila Tequila, we'll save the good people of Myanmar!"

Sunday, November 09, 2008

The America We Never Seem to Talk About

Brenda Ann Kenneally captures the female working poor and culture of incarceration in Troy, N.Y., where the presidential race has little resonance.

Upstate Girls A Photo Essay
As the U.S. economy falls further into recession, politicians continue to focus on the endangered middle class while the 40 million Americans living below the poverty line have disappeared from the discussion.

Photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally, author of Money, Power, Respect, documents the permanently poor in Troy, N.Y., once a proud industrial boomtown with a rich labor history, now a city of female-headed households where big box stores and penitentiaries are the only sources of employment.

Nina Berman talks to Kenneally about her hometown of Troy, the mothers and daughters she photographs, the culture of incarceration in Troy and whether the presidential race has any resonance.

Obama is Toast

H/T to Bad Astronomy

Get over to ebay and bid before the Bots find it!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Woman Unleashed

The treatment of women in this election, particularly that inflicted by Obama and the faux MSM, has uncovered that part of my soul that I had been neglecting while raising children, working to keep my head above water and dealing with the shit life throws at us to make sure we aren't feeling too sassy. I am horrified and mad, mostly at myself, for not paying enough attention. My lapse of awareness has resulted in a need to once again become involved. I find I am voraciously reading, which is what led me to this excerpt from Robin Morgan's Witch - Spooking the Patriarchy:

WITCH is an all-women Everything. It's theater, revolution, magic, terror, joy, garlic flowers, spells. It's an awareness that witches and gypsies were the original guerrillas and resistance fighters against oppression-particularly the oppression of women-down through the ages. Witches have always been women who dared to be : groovy, courageous, aggressive, intelligent, nonconformist, explorative, curious, independent, sexually liberated, revolutionary. Witches were the first Friendly Heads and Dealers, the first birth-control practitioners and abortionists, the first alchemists. They bowed to no man, being the living remnants of the oldest culture of all-one in which men and women were equal sharers in a truly cooperative society, before the death-dealing sexual, economic, and spiritual repression of the Imperialist Phallic Society took over and began to destroy nature and human society.

Witch lives and laughs in every woman. She is the free part of each of us, beneath the shy smiles, the acquiescence to absurd male domination, the make-up or flesh-suffocating clothing our sick society demands. There is no "joining" WITCH. If you are a woman and dare to look within yourself, you are a Witch. You make your own rules. You are both free and beautiful. You can be invisible or evident in how you choose to make your witch-self known.

Whatever is repressive, solely male-oriented, greedy, puritanical, authoritarian-those are your targets. Your weapons surround you : theater, satire, explosions, magic, herbs, music, costumes, candles, bells, Voodoo dolls, incense...... Your power comes from your own self as a woman, and it is activated by working together with your sisters.
This comment comes from Violet's post at Reclusive Leftest. It struck a definite chord with me and says a lot about where we are on society's ladder of life. Have you ever experienced anything similar to this?

  1. Lisa, Gine, theOtherDelphyne, SKM, and Violet, thanks for your kind words. And thanks to Violet for such an excellent post which has provoked so many interesting and heart-felt comments.

    And Lisa, I loved your comment that “Sexism and misogyny are so covert, and so ubiquitous, that a woman can look crazy complaining about it. It is this trait that makes it so dangerous. How do you fight smoke?”

    I often feel that I “look crazy” when I talk about misogyny. Most of the time my friends and family are polite and wait ’til I finish, then conversation picks up where it left off before I spoke, as if I had committed some embarrassing social faux pas. My words seem to be swallowed up by some sort of voice-choking material– like smoke. It is …”crazy-making.” Not one of my close women friends really “believes in” misogyny. And that makes me feel crazy — as if I am inhabiting a reality no one else sees. It is very isolating. And so, I really appreciate this blog, because, here, I encounter others who affirm my perception of reality — which leads me to believe perhaps I am sane after all.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Imagine A Woman

Via FCW Society

from one woman to another …

Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman.
A woman who honors her experiences and tells her stories.
Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.

Imagine a woman who trusts and respects herself.
A woman who listens to her needs and desires.
Who meets them with tenderness and grace.

Imagine a woman who has acknowledged the past’s influence on the present.
A woman who has walked through her past.
Who has healed into the present.

Imagine a woman in love with her own body.
A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is.
Who celebrates her body’s rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.

Imagine a woman who honors the body of the Goddess in her changing body.
A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom.
Who refuses to use her precious life-energy disguising the changes in her body and life.

Imagine a woman who names her own gods.
A woman who imagines the divine in her image and likeness.
Who designs a personal spirituality to inform her daily life.

Imagine a woman who authors her own life.
A woman who trust her inner sense of what is right for her.
Who refuses to twist her life out of shape to meet the expectations of others.

Imagine a woman who values the woman in her life.
A woman who sits in circles of women.
Who is reminded of the truth about herself she forgets.

Imagine yourself as this woman.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

On My Way

On my way to an election, I saw some chose to heal racism instead and They picked words and cadences over hard work and experience.

On my way to an election, I saw some look the other way and They said hope and change and change and hope and hoped it would be there in the end.

On my way to an election, I saw women ripped apart and They said Cunt and Bitch and Bros before Hos and chose to foster inequality of a different nature.

On my way to an election, I saw some refuse to look behind the curtain and They chose to wear the blindfold and were led down a chosen path.

On my way to an election, I saw highly competent and superbly qualified women and They threw them off a bridge in order to make way for The Proverbial Man.

I learned a lot on my way to an election and, for my daughters and my sisters, I will take up that plow and keep going until we get it right.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008



Bitter Democrats. It sounds like an Ingmar Bergman movie from the 50's. but that is what Obama supporters call Democrats who are refusing to support Obama and march in lockstep like they are and like the Republicans do traditionally. But it is actually the Democrats who will be voting for Obama who are the bitter Democrats. Bitter over 8 years of a Republican President who is without a doubt the worst most unqualified President this country ever had and never should have been elected in the first place.

Open Letter to Sen. Obama from Ralph Nader

"Far more than Senator McCain, you have received enormous, unprecedented contributions from corporate interests, Wall Street interests and, most interestingly, big corporate law firm attorneys...Why, apart from your unconditional vote for the $700 billion Wall Street bailout, are these large corporate interests investing so much in Senator Obama?

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Obama Attacks Himself

All in the Family

Senior aides to Sen. Barack Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick were aware that Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyango, was living in the United States illegally and in a South Boston public-housing project, and were monitoring her at the request of senior Obama campaign officials, according to a current employee for Obama's key political consulting firm, AKP&D Message and Media.

Back in early 2007, as Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod was organizing and planning the Obama campaign, he identified Obama's unique family situation -- a number of half-brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, some living overseas -- as a potential problem, says an employee for Axelrod's political consulting firm, and who has done work on the Obama campaign. "Given [Obama's] father's family history here and in Africa, David wanted the campaign to know who was who, where they lived, and what they were doing. No surprises. We knew she was here illegally. We knew her income levels, but I don't think anyone from the campaign had had contact with her."
Read it here

How Many Pumas Does It Take to Win An Election?


From the marston Chronicles: For those of you who have been following my prediction of a McCain-Palin landslide, here is my latest take. This article was posted yesterday on Real Clear Politics and resulted in over 42,000 hits on my website. It was cross posted on a half dozen more. I am going to copy in the tables from that article that have now been updated using today's averages shown in the no toss up map page at real clear politics. I have posted this article on real clear politics, but there were so many articles submitted that it did not stay on the front page for very long.
Marston Chronicles

Get out there and vote, PUMAS!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Mad about The One

What's troubling to anyone old-fashioned enough to care about standards in journalism is the news coverage of the presidential race in mainstream media. Forget the old notions of objectivity, fairness, thoroughness, and so on. The nastiest rumours on both sides haven't been published, but the coverage has been slavishly on the side of "the one".

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Larry Johnson, PhD.
Lynette Long, PhD.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Annie, Get Your Gun

From my favorite blogger, - Heidi Li - a feminist, truth teller, leader of the next wave. A voice of reason in a sea of unbelievable discontent and unwillingness to accept that which is wrong.

The first group in the U.S. to wage a nonviolent civil disobedience campaign

Many others who believe, as I do, that this election season has revealed how far women have to go in the fight for full civil and political equality, have noted the work of Alice Paul, the author the Equal Rights Amendment, and a prominent force in the fight for women's suffrage. What many Americans do not realize is what a long, hard fight that was nor how original and intelligent Paul's tactics were. An extended excerpt from one source of information about Paul's life and times.

Via Patriot Room

The Women of America Aren't Finished Yet

Obama's Duplicity

An update on my Obama's Compassion post below.

Obama's aunt from Kenya is living in America illegally. That's right - she was turned down in her request for asylum in 2004. Eight years ago.

It appears none of the Obama clan is required to play by the rules.
Read the AP story here