Ramona: Please, Joe, Don't Run
Ginsberg: Obama's Arctic Hypocrisy
Doc Cleveland: In Praise of Fred Rogers
I don't believe that asking what you mean by military leverage over other countries constitutes a "gotcha" question. But since you do, it will just have to sit there unanswered.
The issue of the need for icebreakers in the Arctic is not only complicated, but long-term. It's the closest...
I agree. I hope that he will retire with peace and dignity. I don't want to see him to through the mess and come out weakened by it.
I know the site is by the energy industry. I said it was a different take. I assume the restriction to one well is correct, as is the $7 billion invested in getting to drill one exploratory well.
Obama is President of the U.S. not the Sierra Club, of which I have been a member for over...
In between the lines,
she'd written stage directions.
NCD - here are a few sentences from the Sierra Club's Executive Director Michael Brune's response to Obama's decision last month:
Obama has previously protected the huge Alaskan Bristol Bay watershed from oil and gas drilling, and early this year he declared the Alaskan Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a Wilderness...
Barefooted - The snarky tone you employ in this comment and elsewhere in response to my blogs tells me that you are not interested in a conversation about the costs of drilling and icebreaking in the Arctic and how we can avoid them or, at a minimum, reduce them. Instead, it certainly appears...
In between the lines
was a lonely place to live ...
so she used crayons.
I don't generally pay attention when lay people attempt presidential speech writing. Especially when their opinion is placed in blockquotes as though to lend authenticity and substance to something clearly not a quote.
Unlike me, here, quoting you:
Instead, we should...
Hal, that speech just broke my heart. I want that man to live a life that gives him comfort. He deserves it. He may decide that going after the presidency is what he has to do, but I sincerely hope he has the courage to just say no.
Good one, Oxy!
Inside his wallet
was a lonely place to live,
Single sawbuck sighs.
Thanks NCD for your response. Here's my reply:
1) It's true the next President could reopen the Arctic but Hillary Clinton (whose poll numbers - after a welcome (to me) lull - have rebounded strongly) has said she's against drilling there. If she wins the Presidency and...
Thanks CVille Dem. I appreciate the criticism and will work to be a little less effing predictable in the future.
Like the black Confederate, the myth of the loyal black slave who would die for 'Massa was created in the south by Lost Cause apologists. You have been bamboozled.
You don't have to keep your resolve on my account. I interpret it as inability to defend the charlatan you used as a source. For example, the Richmond Howitzers were not integrated they had a black slave. Slaves at Bull Run fought the Union at gunpoint. Yet you embarrass yourself by containing...
Thanks Ramona. Great post. I think you're spot on with respect to what is best for Joe Biden and his family given his speech at the Atlanta synagogue.
Just because Trump is coming, as you say, from outside the political cesspool doesn't mean he's not coming from a cesspool. It just smells different.
I'm surprised the clerk is a Democrat, too--not because Democrats are so perfect, but because religious bigots don't usually like...
I'd be surprised, too, Momoe. I'm going to stop pushing for it.