Friday, March 21, 2008
Bald Eagles Guarding Nest In San Diego.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
The 2008 Democratic Campaign: The Gift That Keeps Giving.
This is a strike - a walkout over unfair writing conditions at DailyKos. It does not mean that if conditions get better I won't "work" at DailyKos again. As a regular contributor to the discourse in our community, I would certainly hope to take part in the conversation at DailyKos again some day if we ever get to the point where we’re engaging each other in discussion rather than facing off in shouting matches. But not now. Writers need a safe place to reach out and exchange ideas, to communicate and challenge one another. DailyKos should be that place, but its tone, its essence has evolved into something ugly and destructive. Good writers can't survive in that kind of atmosphere. Democrats shouldn't have to put up with that from fellow Democrats. (Here.)But it's okay directed at Republicans, apparently. The tone of leftie blogs has long been ugly and destructive. It's nice to see the nutroots of the netroots unleashing their venom on each other.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Super Twosday Election Night.
On the other side the Democratic candidates continue to live in interesting times. Tonight appears to be a good night for Hillary Clinton as she is winning primaries and delegates keeping her campaign alive. The Democratic race for the nomination will not end until the convention and that's when the interesting times will really begin. There are all those disenfranchised voters in Michigan and Florida to contend with. Plus, there will be hundreds of politicians looking for reasons to cast their superdelegate super votes. The Democratic convention is going to be must see television.
Speaking of superdelegates, just what is the deal with CNN? Donna Brazile appears on CNN as a "CNN Contributor." She's a superdelegate. To her great credit, she's very much a straight shooter in her analysis. It's hard to tell which candidate she prefers. I've always had a lot of respect for her. I just don't understand why CNN doesn't identify her as a superdelegate when she is speaking.