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Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 07/23/2009 - 8:52am.
Prez is pleased he got GOP support de-funding the F-22;
Dems cheer that they barely beat a repeal of gun control;
The Dems congratulate themselves on Sotomayor's hearings --
Congratulations, Dems, you've done the easy stuff --
And we know you're healthy...you have great health insurance
A beer may not improve your health,
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 07/16/2009 - 7:49am.
The Republicans spend their time insinuating
The Democrats use their minutes lobbing praise,
And Sotomayor, for her part, learned the lesson
This may be called a nomination hearing,
And yet...this is how we'll get a better Court.
Wash the taste of Lindsey Graham out of your mouth
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 07/09/2009 - 4:43am.
Mark Sanford was derelict in his duties
John Ensign was a hypocrite & a disappointment
The Senate GOP is out-of-touch & out of power
But, she insists, don't you dare call her a quitter!
Quitter?...I don't even know her...
Hell, at least she's entertaining & I hope she stays:
Come share a glass, in disbelief or delight,
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 07/02/2009 - 5:10pm.
Josh Bolotsky and I are seated in the auditorium at the Hotel Trades Council union hall, gearing up to cover the Working Families Party Mayoral Forum.
The rules and timeline are up; the forum should begin at 5:30pm.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 07/02/2009 - 1:29pm.
At 5:30pm today, the Working Families Party will be hosting a Mayoral Forum -- they'll be interviewing Democratic hopefuls Bill Thompson and Tony Avella, and incumbent Michael Bloomberg.
You can watch the live feed here.
Or tune back in for live blogging coverage.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 07/02/2009 - 7:10am.
After Mark Foley, David Vitter & Larry Craig,
While Americans want healthcare & energy reform,
And every time Michael Steele opens his mouth,
Sure the Left may have Senator Al Franken,
But be careful, Dems - with 60 Senate seats,
Head into the holiday with reason to smile,
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 06/25/2009 - 8:13am.
Mark Sanford betrayed family, staff & supporters...
So he's a hypocrite who judged others' affairs...
Yes, he was dangerously irresponsible in his actions...
We're not surprised Sanford disappeared from his job.
Now let's hope grown-ups show up & get to work.
Whether you're laughing at the farce of it all
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Mon, 06/22/2009 - 3:27pm.
Living Liberally isn't known for moderation -- after all "Drinking Moderately" just wouldn't have caught on as quickly.
And so, we're sometime find ourselves in disagreement with those who plead for compromise, bipartisanship and false centrism as though they are inherently good things. Being "bipartisan" doesn't make something right -- and as the US Senate keeps reminding us, not all "partisans" are as much on the liberal side as we like.
But today we tip our hat to State Senator Eric Schneiderman -- another generally uncompromising figure -- for encouraging a compromise worth its weight: getting the State Senate back to work.
As the long-time Living Liberally friend and fan-favorite wrote in a column run by The Huffington Post today:
Marriage equality, the Reproductive Health Act, paid family leave, tax relief for the middle class, the Crime Gun Identification Act, the Farm Workers Bill of Rights, mortgage and pension fraud legislation, school governance reform and other essential bills must be addressed this year. All of these important agenda items are being held hostage by politicians who are more interested in perks and titles than doing what's right for the people of New York.
We look at other states like California that are so bankrupt as to be essentially broken. In New York, we've broken ourselves.
Many of us wonder why NY hasn't become the progressive champion that would lead other states down routes like marriage equality. That question will remain important in future sessions -- but for now, it's not about how we lead...it's about how we function.
Until we get that done...then get onto the business of building real momentum behind our issues that wouldn't be halted by a few self-serving Senators.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 06/18/2009 - 7:39am.
The President "boldly" extended some benefits
He's making "bold" healthcare reform a key fight,
He revealed proposals for the financial industry
Obama is giving "bold" whole new meaning: cautious.
Talk about affairs in Washington, Tehran
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Tue, 06/16/2009 - 11:53am.
❂ A blogger briefly recounts his meeting with Bill Clinton, concerning the significance of the "new" progressive era, one in which the blogosphere serves as a “counterveiling source of progressive pressure” for elected Democrats
❂ Celebrations of Obama's election may be over, but that doesn't mean progressives should cool their heels and take a breather. If you haven't read Frank Rich's Op-Ed piece from Sunday's Times, it discusses the ominous nature of the growing use of violent rhetoric from conservative-fringe loonies and respectable G.O.P. members alike. Liberals be warned...it's a dangerous world out there
❂ Steve Kornacki from PolitickerNY.com muses over new 31-31 stalemate in the New York State Senate, after Hiram Monserrate flipped back to the good ol’ Dems yesterday. According to him, all the Democrats have to do is wait.
❂ Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, one of the men responsible for the 9/11 attacks, now testifies that information he provided (while being waterboarded up to 183 times in one month) was “made up.”
❂ The Peruvian Congress is having second thoughts after attempts to legislate the use of the Amazon sparked protests between locals and the authorities
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