Saturday, February 28, 2009

Obama Audio Book

A friend shared this site with me featuring some choice excerpts from one of Obama's audio books, self-narrated of course. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Congressman Earl Blumenauer from Oregon, following a monkey attack in Connecticut, pushed for legislation to restrict the transport of non-human primates across state borders -- I shit you not. And Congress actually debated this ridiculous issue -- Is shit you not.

I thought the baseball steroid hearings were bad enough, but back then we only had an unnecessary war going on, so what the hell, right?

But sweet Lord, we are in the middle of a massive economic crisis and we have two wars in the Middle East with which to contend. It's like living FDR's first and third terms at the same time.

Congress, step into my office, because you're fucking fired.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"A nation of cowards"

In a recent speech, Attorney General Eric Holder referred to America as largely a "nation of cowards" when it comes to race. His essential argument is that we don't truly intermingle racially, let alone talk with one another about issues of race.

Holder has been catching a great deal of slack for his comments, but that is often the case when someone speaks a truth that is unsettling and often preferred by many to go unheard. Whether you agree with his statements or not, I think there is little question that Holder is trying to spark a long awaited debate that might end the voluntary segregation in which we so often find ourselves, and that is something commendable.