...Or Is It Time to Sing Dylan Again??

I'm so glad that I'm old enough to remember John and Bobby Kennedy and remember when this song - recorded before John's murder and released a couple of months after- was an anthem. Maybe it can and should be again... at least for us old farts who can help rather than hinder the changes that desperately need to be made in this country, changes we won't get by returning to the 90s.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

...Or Does This Promise Real Change?

We Believe in Steve!


...Or Is This What We're Committing To?

When people at Barack Obama rallies raise those signs saying Change We Can Believe In shouldn't the reverse side say Change We Will Work For? Just a thought....

...Or Is This Really a Restore America Government?

This is my Dream Team but I'm open to changes and suggestions....

President Barack Obama
Vice President Russell Feingold
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
Senate Majority Leader Thomas Dodd

Secretary of State Joseph Biden
Secretary of the Treasury Barney Frank
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
Attorney General Johnny Edwards
Secretary of the Interior Mary Aitcheson Gore
Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Sibelius
Secretary of Commerce Jennifer Granholm
Secretary of Labor David Bonior
Secretary of Health & Human Services Loretta Sanchez
Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Gary Locke
Secretary of Transportation Peter DeFazio
Secretary of Energy Federico Peña
Secretary of Education Eleanor Holmes Norton
Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Max Cleland
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
Environmental Protection Agency Marcia Arnoff (EDF)

...Or Is This Something We Can Look Forward To?

President-Elect Clinton Announces New Intern Policy at White House
January 15, 2009. The White House.

President-elect Hillary Clinton announced new guidelines for placing interns in the White House today. Called the Unacknowledged Minorities Affirmative Hiring Policy, Ms. Clinton said the new policies will give priority in intern placement to persons who, in past administrations, would not have been give "such a grand opportunity."

"In the past," Ms. Clinton stated, "these positions were held to be specifically for young people who in reality should have been busy with their classes and their books. We have distracted them from their very real career goals while ignoring the rich contributions that could be brought to the Executive Offices by persons with more life and work experience."

"For that reason," the president-elect said, " and that reason alone I assure you, for the next four years we will draw interns from a special pool of unacknowledged minorities which will include the grotesquely overweight, individuals with chronic and incurable halitosis and/or body odor, members of religious communities that require silence and chastity, Islamic fundamentalists, widows in their late 70s and early 80s, and ex-gay men. As the administration progresses we will expand these programs as other appropriate categories are called to our attention by the volunteer who will be heading up our outreach efforts... my husband, the former president."


...Or Does This Make You Like Rudy Better?

I'd love to give credit for this but it came in my email box with no citation (Thanks, Paso Bob).


...Or Does This Clear Up Some Confusion?

Over on Loaded Orygun, Portlandia offers a follow up to a post of some time ago in which she questioned Speaker Jeff Merkley about his positions on a couple of issues important to progressives. Her impression after her very short encounter was that Speaker Merkley's response was more Moderate Center than Proactive Progressive. She took a lot of flak for it from Merkley's Marauders.

Now Speaker Merkley has clarified some of those positions and.... wait for it... dang me, she was right! I'd encourage anyone planning on voting in the Democratic Senatorial primary to hustle on over and read her Merkley: No on Tax Fairness to Wage Earners and then follow up on the links..

You'll also find a post there from me with a very brief statement on tax fairness. A topic that's about to appear in a posting on this very blog.

...Or Is This Cost Way Too Freakin' High???

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