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Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 08/07/2008 - 7:44am.
Obama offers a comprehensive energy plan,
The Bush team ordered a forged letter
And in a military trial at Guantanamo
At least these lunatics are consistent.
Take a deep breath & enjoy a deep swig
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 9:23am.
I met Joey Cheek last fall through an event sponsored by the American Democracy Institute (the folks who recently launched "I Vote, You Vote."
This tall, even-tempered, friendly guy seemed to have stature even greater than his height, and I soon learned why:
1. He's an Olympian (gold-medalist, in fact, in speedskating)
2. He's been using his window of celebrity to push for something greater than himself: awareness of Darfur.
Joey had started Team Darfur, an organization that enlisted other Olympians in promoting discussion of the atrocities in Darfur...and implicitly the responsibility of China, this year's host country.
He had donated his gold-medal bonus to the cause; but more impressively, he recognized that fame -- no matter how fleeting -- can be invested...and put to good use.
Well, Joey, you did well. If China is revoking your visa, it means you got to them -- which means you've raised awareness.
Sorry you won't be able to attend the games. But I'm proud to know there are members of the Olympic Team this year who are also members of Team Darfur.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Mon, 08/04/2008 - 10:17am.
Cake? Sing-a-longs? Champagne?
How do you mark the birthday of a man who would be President?
It's Senator Obama's birthday today. 47. That makes him younger than a lot of things. Most notably John McCain.
And in New York City, we'll be celebrating at The Tank (at its new home -- DCTV -- 87 Lafayette Street between Walker and White) -- with a comedy show in his honor.
Check it out -- join the fun -- and wish him a happy birthday.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Fri, 08/01/2008 - 5:39pm.
So honestly: are they more Waldorf and Statler, or Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon?
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 07/31/2008 - 9:12am.
While Obama's international tour showed America
While McCain's media buddies give him a pass
And because artists, scientists & scholars
On one hand, a candidate liked by colleagues,
On the other, a man who has run ads
Now...who is out of touch?
Come out tonight for a drink & a think,
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 07/24/2008 - 2:52am.
The Joker, out-of-touch & irrational,
Dealing dread, finding power through force,
He is known for his aggressive temper,
But a Dark Knight, imperfect-yet-inspiring,
I mean, who would you rather have:
Now...who will play Robin this time around?
Raise a glass to the citizens of our Gotham,
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 9:38am.
The Iraqi Prime Minister calls for withdrawal,
Despite unconstitutional domestic spying,
Though it's not a solution to our energy woes,
Bush just keeps throwing sucker punches...
You'd think Congress's 14% approval rating
Your spirits could drop, or come lift a glass
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 07/10/2008 - 7:54am.
Senate Dems caved to a deeply unpopular Prez
Congressional Dems consider off-shore drilling,
And Dems have still not changed course in Iraq.
On one hand, anti-progress, war-like thugs.
We definitely don't want to be ruled by Cavemen
Whether you're venting, ranting, escaping
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 6:54am.
Conventional wisdom says that Obama
Who knew independents oppose the Constitution?
Obama HAD to disavow Wes Clark's comments --
Who knew independents are so ill-informed?
And McCain keeps saying he's a "maverick"
Who knew independents liked slogans so much?!
If "independent" voters read only the spin,
Or maybe "independent" really means something else.
And maybe "independent" candidates
It's time we take strong positions,
Celebrate the holiday in the most American way:
Happy 4th of July!
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 8:15am.
Progressives are excited what a President Obama
The Left argues McCain's bad for the Courts,
And while we're excited that Obama's candidacy
There's an incredible mood that's Pro-Bama...
In many ways, he's so right.
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