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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
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Tue, 06/16/2009 - 10:51am.
By Lee Camp
Check out this video. Laughing Liberally comedian Lee Camp provides clarity on the health care reform debate:
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 06/11/2009 - 5:10pm.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 06/11/2009 - 8:43am.
The GOP was wrong when they were in charge
Decades of conservative State Senate control
And while the right-wing screams against
Whether their targets are in Kansas or DC,
Who knows what damage they'll do next?
Share your sorrow & share ideas for our country
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 06/04/2009 - 8:21am.
The right-wingers calls themselves "pro-life,"
They call themselves pro-life, but they're anti-health,
They call themselves pro-life, but what kind of life
The Right may call themselves pro-life,
Come Live Liberally with like-minded lefties
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 05/28/2009 - 8:25am.
To the highest court in the land, the Prez nominates
The pick in DC offers a compelling American story
As the right-wing opposes her confirmation,
Democrats are pleased with her Supreme quality;
With Sonia Sotomayor, all Americans
Drinking Liberally began on May 29th, 2003 --
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Tue, 05/26/2009 - 11:40pm.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer is living liberally...
... are you?
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 05/21/2009 - 9:01am.
Congress takes on meaningful credit card reform
The President declares healthcare is a priority
The Dems get elected on campaign promises
At least Obama announced a meaningful move
Have a cool drink to temper the hot air
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