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Netroots Nation Dan Onorato Photoblogging

Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato:

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August 19th, 2009 at 10:05pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Netroots Nation Opening Keynote Photoblogging Continues

I’m posting ’em almost as fast as I can process ’em.  Which is not very.

John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock. I’m pretty sure that if your mayor has “I will make you hurt.” tattooed on his arm, you win.

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Simon Rosenberg, founder and president of NDN.

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2 comments August 19th, 2009 at 09:03pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

We Ask Questions

My question for President Obama’s National Healthcare Forum tomorrow:

At Netroots Nation last week, Valerie Jarrett said that your administration would not apply any pressure on the Blue Dogs to support the public option, and that you were looking for the netroots and grassroots to do that instead.  Will you apply that same hands-off policy to the progressives who pledged to vote against any bill without a public option?

I also wanted to throw something in there about whether it would be our fault if the Blue Dogs refused to vote for a public option, but thought a double question might be pressing my luck.

August 19th, 2009 at 07:53pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Healthcare,Obama,Politics

Wankers Of The Day

Shorter Anonymous White House Staffers: And we would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for those meddling progressives!

Shorter Ceci Connolly: As long as you’re trashing progressives on healthcare, you can be as anonymous as you like.

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with these people? Are they liars, idiots, or just selfish disloyal hacks?

I bet Obama would love to know which staffers were trashing the public option he professes to support, and claiming surprise that progressives might actually insist on it.  And I would love to know who the Democratic “strategist” and “activist” who trashed the public option and progressive movement were – their definition of “strategy” and “activism” appears to be very different from mine.

August 19th, 2009 at 07:22pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Healthcare,Obama,Politics,Wankers

Wednesday Why-I-Love-The-Weekly-World-News Blogging

Once again, the Weekly World News gets there first:

Dick Cheney is writing his memoirs. Weekly World News has acquired an advance look at the torrid tale of his relationship with President Bush.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney surprised the world by saying he would publish a memoir. For years he has been famous for his obsession with privacy. Now, turning a new leaf, the former Vice President has been seen walking along the beach handwriting his book while sipping mint juleps. He writes everything down in cursive on parchment, a detail he says his publishers must recreate in the release of the book.

The book is set to focus on his relationship with President Bush, describing first their interdependent closeness which in time turned into a cold distance. He writes “it was a cold day that October morning. I came in for the morning briefing with an extra mocha latte for George. It took an extra twenty minutes out of my morning, but he liked them and I know he’s been under stress. I went to hand it to him, but he didn’t notice. He was too busy reading popularity polls. ‘Here you go Mister President, your favorite.’ All he could be bothered to say was a quick ‘Thanks’ before going back to his paper. I felt so stupid, standing there waiting for his approval. Quickly I excused myself from the Oval Office, went in the bathroom and cried. I was so mad, so hurt, I wanted to shoot a man in the face.”

Later in the book he writes “Things had been so different between us, I didn’t know who he was anymore. It was like those days on the ranch had never happened. Where was the warm cowboy who never cared what people thought and would laugh with me while starting a war. Standing in front of me was a Washington apologist who lived and died by his approval polls. Had that man even existed? Was it all just a beautiful dream? No. It was real. I knew because I still had the flower in my breast pocket. The one he gave me.”

It’s a sad, touching, beautiful story.

August 19th, 2009 at 11:31am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Cheney,Weekly World News

Netroots Nation Debra Bowen Photoblogging

Debra Bowen has very fast hands. They just kind of flash up out of nowhere, gesture for a split-second, and disappear again. If the CA Secretary Of State thing doesn’t work out, she could totally go into mixed martial arts ultimate fighting or something.

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August 19th, 2009 at 07:20am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs


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