Archive for June 22nd, 2009

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

Maybe Chris Bowers is on to something:

After several years of trying to “retake” the Democratic Party and make it more progressive, today I am giving up and becoming a conservative Democrat. Upon careful consideration, the benefits packages are simply too heavily tilted toward the corporate wing of the party. Check it out:


  • Being a conservative Democrat also makes you far more likely to receive a major cabinet appointment. Not even counting the Republicans, New Democrats outnumber Progressives in President Obama’s cabinet by 7-1.
  • Finally, if one of those crazy progressives decides to challenge you in a primary campaign, if you are a conservative Democrat you can also count on the endorsements of 95% of your congressional colleagues, the entire party leadership, and virtually every progressive advocacy organization. They will stand by you.

That is a pretty sweet deal.  It sure would be nice to be in the wing of the Democratic party that’s calling the shots, that the media and the president and the party leadership actually listen to.  And all I have to give up are my convictions.

June 22nd, 2009 at 09:33pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Lieberman,Politics,Wankers

History Fail

So much for Joe The Historian:

“This country has been great for over 180 years,” Wurzelbacher said after urging folks to study the Constitution. It wasn’t clear whether something happened in the late 1820s to make the United States great, but other than a few puzzled glances from the crowd, everyone went with it.

Technically, it’s not an untrue statement, of course.  Perhaps, not being sure how old America is, he just picked an age that he was sure it was older than, just to be on the safe side.

(To be fair, it’s possible that this is a Math Fail rather than a History Fail.)

June 22nd, 2009 at 06:31pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Republicans

More Philly Phranklin Photoblogging

More from the Franklin Institute.  I think I actually find museum architecture more interesting than the actual exhibits – photographically speaking, anyway.

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June 22nd, 2009 at 11:27am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging

Monday Media Blogging – Retro Giant Robot Edition

“My Hands Are A City”, by The Fembots.

Alas, they are not piloting an actual fembot.  Damn bait & switch.

June 22nd, 2009 at 07:56am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

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