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uncle ebeneezer 01-22-2009 07:58 PM

Re: Happy Inauguration!
 
Right...

Anyways, this is a boring waste of time. Steve Benen says it much better than I can:

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/arc..._01/016565.php

bjkeefe 01-23-2009 01:28 AM

Re: Happy Inauguration!
 
Another take on Byron York.

sharkdog 01-24-2009 07:50 AM

Re: Happy Inauguration!
 
Of course they had to put tons of extra toilets in for this event. Most the people attending this event were liberals. And we all know what liberals are full of. Therefore- the need for many extra toilets.

By the way Pete Segar did, in the 90's, finally admit that Stalin was not a great man and that things in the Soviet Union did get a little messy. The problem is that Segar still believes in all the commie shit that he has always believed in and would no doubt go gaga over the next Stalin, if he were to appear in the near future. Segar is a scumbag and a great man would not have this sewer rat traitor at his inauguration. Hopefully this slimy old bastard will die soon and join his uncle Karl in an extra hot section of Hell reserved for sub-human excrement like him.
One more thing; Pete Segar is without question the biggest no-talent singer in the history of no-talent singers. This guy couldn't carry a tune in a dump-truck

claymisher 01-24-2009 06:08 PM

Re: Happy Inauguration!
 
As the self-appointed chief of the Mark Schmitt fan club, I gotta link: More Poetry, Less Process
Quote:

... brought to mind a concept one often hears in discussions of education or community development: We tend to focus on deficits - children's behavior problems or a community's problems with crime or poverty - and instead we should look for the child's or the community's strengths and build on those strengths.

It's a cliché in other fields, but the concept hasn't penetrated our discussions of democracy and the political process. The standard paradigm for talking about American democracy still always follows the deficit model: Identify a bunch of problems - big money, low participation, obstacles to voting -- and a set of procedural solutions to fix each one. The result is a list of reforms as long as your arm, not one of which is inspiring or has enough of an enthusiastic constituency to move it forward. For the last ten years, I've sat through countless meetings where democracy-reform activists insist that people "should" be more interested in these issues and then argue among themselves about which of the dozen or more complex, bloodless, over-hyped process reforms should be given priority, when and if the masses actually become interested.


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