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About The VP Debate......

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Yeah. See, I didn't watch it. What for? I know who I am going to vote for and no amount of grandstanding imagery is going to make me change my mind. Vice President Biden could have made a mockery of himself last night (which is probably what the Republicans are claiming this morning) and I'd still vote for him and Obama.

Instead, I went about Left Blogstonia and read the reactions of my fellow progressives. My first stop for analysis was over at Mother Jones. Kevin Drum is by far the worst person to go to for analysis. Or, if you approach it as I do, the best. Why? Because the man couldn't analyze his way out of a wet paper bag. He invariably gets it wrong. So, I read his take, turn it around 180 degrees, and I have what really happened. Oh, and both Steve Benen and Ed Kilgore are of the same cloth. At least in their initial reactions to events.

See, all three of them are great facts and figures bloggers. Especially Kevin. The man has a nose for facts and figures. But when it comes to event analysis, forget about it. They let their personal biases get in the way. They have the pearl-clutching reaction of OH. MY. GOD! They are hurting the other guys feelings. Which is ironic, considering that the other side proclaim victory when they think they've hurt our feelings. Arrogant bastards.

Now, when it comes to analysis, I like TPM and Charles Pierce. They have a clearer perception of events. At least, they have a better track record at pointing out the affect of events. TPM is at least civil about their analysis. Not so Charles. He comes from the guttural wing of the progressive movement. He is not afraid of hurting the other side's feelings. Actually, he seems to take great delight in causing any amount of red-face outrage. He might even go so far as declare victory. Arrogant bastard. If he was blogging from a personal blog instead of with a national magazine, I suspect the language would be even fouler than it already is at Esquire.

Of course, one of my favorite go-to bloggers for event analysis is BlueGal over at They gave us a republic..... Unfortunately, she has been silent for a while. Hopefully she will be healthy soon and resume her ranting and raving. It is missed.

Ultimately, from reading the progressive blogs, it looks like the perception of Left Blogstonia is that Biden won the debate last night, with Ryan looking all the more like a proby out of his league.

Oh, and Romney is a liar.

Thinking Of You

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To all my East Coast Blogging friends in the path of Irene; my thoughts and hopes are with you as you face the storm.

Excuse Me. Ah, Excuse Me!

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Quiet down everybody. I have an announcement to make.

I have a new addition to The Big Blogroll. Say hi to the Ornery Bastard.

Okay, That is all. You may resume your usual rambunctious* behavior.

* Damn! I spelled it correctly the first time.

Stolen With Prejudice.

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1. an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
2. any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.
3. unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, especially of a hostile nature, regarding a racial, religious, or national group.
4. such attitudes considered collectively: The war against prejudice is never-ending.
5. damage or injury; detriment: a law that operated to the prejudice of the majority.

-verb (used with object)
6. to affect with a prejudice, either favorable or unfavorable: His honesty and sincerity prejudiced us in his favor.
7. without prejudice, Law . without dismissing, damaging, or otherwise affecting a legal interest or demand.
I have this thing against blogs that lose my link.........

So, in retaliation I have stolen from them............


I am thinking you notice what I stole has nothing in common with my anger over the loss of my link on their blogroll. My answer to that: Yeah? So? You got a problem with that? Take it up with my Board of Directors. All one of them.

Cinn on bed.JPG

I should warn you though; she is cranky when woken from a nap.

She's Baaaaaack!

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But like many cats, she is a bit skittish. So, if you would please, go give Lab Kat some encouragement and see if we can coax her into writing a few more posts. And do you not just love her Avatar?

Good Morning Blogstonia

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Just a quick post to say Good Morning Blogstonia. I have not even finished my morning routine. Close, but just one or two things left before I head out to work. Hell, I have not even read any of my blogs this morning. But then, I usually do not have time. It looks like that will be the case this morning. I lounged about an extra 20 minutes in bed, hitting the snooze button a few times.

Anyway, I need to finish up a few things before I head to work. I hope that your day goes as well as I am hoping my day goes.

Good Morning Blogstonia

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Well, despite this being my day off, I found myself awake at 5:30 AM. So, I have been up and reading through my blogs, made moves in my correspondence chess games through GameKnot, and am enjoying a nice, strong cup of coffee - sans cream and sugar, thank-you-very-much.

As I read my blogs I learned the world is once again going to hell in a hand basket, something that has been going on for about 50 millennia or so and has been happening as long as the modern human race has existed. So, I think I will take a pass on freaking out about the end of the world and enjoy what today has to offer.

So, what is in your basket today? You know, since it is going to hell.

Political Contrarians Unite

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I just love me John Cole in the morning. He wakes up contrarily, and manifestly maintains that contrarian stance throughout the day.

Anyone want to take a wild guess how Americablog and others in the progressive blogosphere would have reacted if Obama and Rahm had passed a bill in the Senate that appealed to 12 Republicans? I can hear the screams. There would be ActBlue accounts by the dozens to primary Obama.

It just never stops. And if Rahm steps down, they'll just find someone else to act as the bogeyman.

I personally think John was never a conservative. He was always contrary. It is just that at the time of Bush and his push for war, John had failed to see he was a contrarian. Had he recognized this particular personal characteristic, he would have never sided with all the batshit crazies to begin with. Thankfully, he came late to this realization, and so when he made the switch, elevated himself to a higher standing in Blogstonia.

Also, I wanted it understood that I do not see his contrarian stance as a bad thing. He is strongly needed if the progressive side is to remain relevant and on task. Self-criticism is a necessary component of leadership. That is something that John's talent as a blogger accomplishes. Without self-criticism, or maybe a better word would be self-awareness, there is a tendency to drift away from the values and ideals that are needed in a time of turmoil and strife.

So, keep on being contrary, Mr. Cole. We need you.


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Ouch! Digby bites!

And vampires of all kinds can be very attractive.
I hope I never get on her bad side.

All Excited

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Wil Wheaton is having a full on nerdgasm (not a bad thing, I enjoy my nerdgasms).

Good Morning Blogstonia!

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Gee, I woke up with some energy this morning. My cold is slowly being overcome by my body's immune system, my back is not hurting so much, and it is beautiful outside. Probably the last bright day for a while. Anyway, I thought I would write a quick post. I have not yet gone through my morning read, just started reading Balloon Juice. That, of course, lead to a side link about Joan Holloway.

Anyway, I might have more to say later. Or I may not. It is, as always, dependent on the fickle finger of fate. And SFM only knows where that finger has been.

Welcome To The World

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