June 28, 2006
— Ace And he thinks that's a good thing.
Dean said he is looking for "the age of enlightenment led by religious figures who want to greet Americans with a moral, uplifting vision."
"The problem is when we hit that '60s spot again, which I am optimistic we're about to hit, we have to make sure that we don't make the same mistakes," Dean added.
He then goes on to admit actual liberal mistakes-- government housing which created ghettos for blacks, giving away stuff "for free," and the like.
But then this erudite analysis of the minimum wage's effect on marginal job creation:
As one method of accomplishing that goal, the DNC chairman called on Congress "to raise the minimum wage until we have a living wage in this country." He dismissed criticism of a minimum wage hike as "economists' mumbo-jumbo."
Gee, I don't know where people get the idea that the Democratic Party is stuck in the 60's, the party of pot, pacifism, and pwife swapping.
Posted by: This&That at June 28, 2006 06:45 AM (MSMPS)
Ace being psilly.
Posted by: shawn at June 28, 2006 06:50 AM (yp3GE)
Posted by: sh1fty at June 28, 2006 06:53 AM (WkTFy)
Posted by: Jay at June 28, 2006 06:53 AM (aoqT1)
Posted by: Phinn at June 28, 2006 06:54 AM (DiZv6)
Top court upholds most of Texas redistricting plan
Not that I care one way or other about redistricting in Texas.
Posted by: Tushar D at June 28, 2006 06:57 AM (tyRhL)
Senator seeks tax on pimps, prostitutes
Oh, this is a Dean thread. This is not OT then.
Posted by: Tushar D at June 28, 2006 06:59 AM (tyRhL)
wow, that's some substantive criticism there, why does anyone listen to this guy
Posted by: j at June 28, 2006 07:07 AM (yHvEo)
Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at June 28, 2006 07:12 AM (c5Jw4)
Posted by: Pupster at June 28, 2006 07:12 AM (NMGPj)
Posted by: MCPO Airdale at June 28, 2006 07:14 AM (3nKvy)
Posted by: at June 28, 2006 07:15 AM (Gi7oA)
I wonder how many "mixed-income" housing transplants live in Howard's neighborhood?
Posted by: Blacksheep at June 28, 2006 07:31 AM (kVUW4)
Posted by: Slublog at June 28, 2006 07:34 AM (R8+nJ)
and Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
The age of Aquarius
(Picture it sung by a chorus of Kos diarists in tye-died dashiki's, led by Jerome Armstrong in a Gandalf constume . . .)
Posted by: The Colossus at June 28, 2006 07:39 AM (G4rp8)
"Economist mumbo-jumbo"="I have studied the history of psychology"...Brilliant!
Posted by: adam at June 28, 2006 07:42 AM (pEXyx)
Posted by: adolfo velasquez at June 28, 2006 07:46 AM (UEjiH)
Posted by: Sean M. at June 28, 2006 07:47 AM (dc5zY)
Posted by: Steve at June 28, 2006 07:47 AM (VWT9p)
Yay corporate welfare.
Posted by: Mumbo-Economist at June 28, 2006 08:01 AM (JLI/R)
Posted by: wiserbud at June 28, 2006 08:10 AM (AQGeh)
Posted by: Guy T. at June 28, 2006 08:12 AM (j02xJ)
Posted by: Ben at June 28, 2006 08:16 AM (8GHW6)
Posted by: Bandit at June 28, 2006 08:18 AM (d2Hfk)
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Eleven Sunni insurgent groups have offered to halt attacks on the U.S.-led military if the Iraqi government and President Bush set a two-year timetable for withdrawing all foreign troops from the country
Posted by: Brett Bullington at June 28, 2006 08:28 AM (/QYGF)
Posted by: spurwing plover at June 28, 2006 08:37 AM (Dutrh)
I honestly try not to think that liberals are dumb. I really do. I try to believe that they're just looking at problems from a different perspective, but it often seems to be the perspective of an 8 year old.
Posted by: Jason at June 28, 2006 08:37 AM (Y2Bw/)
It may be gaining ground with some in Iraq, Brent, but the article states that the groups who have been causing most of the problems have not bought into a fixed timetable.
More importantly, the article quotes the new PM as understanding that the mission has to be complete before an arbitrary departure.
Al-Maliki, in remarks broadcast on national television Wednesday, did not issue an outright rejection of the timetable demand but said it was unrealistic because he could not be certain when the Iraqi army and police would be strong enough to assume full responsibility for the country's security.
I honestly don't get why this is so hard for people to understand. You leave when the mission is complete. This constant whine from the left of when will that be is like a pain in the ass 3 year old in the back seat asking every 30 seconds "Are we there yet?"
Posted by: JackStraw at June 28, 2006 08:45 AM (J8+2b)
I think you misunderstood my intent. I just found it funny and interesting that much of the enemy is essentially endorsing the position of the Democrat party.
Posted by: Brett Bullington at June 28, 2006 08:52 AM (/QYGF)
Posted by: HenryMalredo at June 28, 2006 08:59 AM (e3tsv)
"Oh-HO! See that! We're bringing the troops home. Looks like the Republicans are following our plan! We were right all along!"
I've already seen the beginnings of this strategy. I'm not sure whether to be amused or disgusted.
Posted by: The Warden at June 28, 2006 09:01 AM (rkK3q)
Posted by: Unfrozen Caveman Democrat at June 28, 2006 09:10 AM (Uuy++)
I've wondered about this, too. I've wondered if Murtha's initial call for withdrawal occurred after he had been briefed on plans to draw down troop levels as the situation improved in Iraq. I wouldn't put it past him.
Posted by: Brett Bullington at June 28, 2006 09:11 AM (/QYGF)
Posted by: JackStraw at June 28, 2006 09:11 AM (J8+2b)
OK--apparently I'm the one who misunderstood.
I certainly don't want to get into a Warden/Brewfan with you about it!
Posted by: Brett Bullington at June 28, 2006 09:15 AM (/QYGF)
Are you talking to me?
Are YOU talking to ME?!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: The Warden at June 28, 2006 09:24 AM (8WTw1)
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 28, 2006 09:26 AM (Pwzb0)
I feel dirty as hell.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 28, 2006 09:28 AM (J8+2b)
Tough. Smart. Secret Plan.
Posted by: Birkel at June 28, 2006 09:45 AM (KAPYU)
I think Birkel just implied that you're gay or something.
Posted by: The Warden at June 28, 2006 10:01 AM (8WTw1)
Posted by: JackStraw at June 28, 2006 10:05 AM (J8+2b)
Give it a try; I'll wait here.
Posted by: Birkel at June 28, 2006 10:07 AM (KAPYU)
Did you just call JackStraw a retarded chimp? Man, that's not cool.
Posted by: The Warden at June 28, 2006 10:19 AM (8WTw1)
Damn it! (slaps forehead)
President Bush's spying programs really are sophisticated. Now I know I'm losing my personal liberty.
(resumes slapping foreskin)
Posted by: Birkel at June 28, 2006 10:25 AM (KAPYU)
Posted by: sandy burger at June 28, 2006 10:26 AM (PQyeQ)
Heck, sometimes I hide mine so well I forget where I put it.
Posted by: Birkel at June 28, 2006 10:31 AM (KAPYU)
Will I have to unpack all my ancient hippie wardrobe for this or will contemporary jeans and a tee shirt be acceptable?
Posted by: Purple Avenger at June 28, 2006 11:04 AM (JuWpl)
The early 1930s. Yes, he's Herbert Hoover - this time with a phony war!
Posted by: Moon at June 28, 2006 12:04 PM (hIuLs)
/Two can play that stupid game
Posted by: Moon at June 28, 2006 12:11 PM (hIuLs)
Prepositions are poor choices to end sentences with.
And "???," well, we just don't do that around here, Moon.
Posted by: Brett Bullington at June 28, 2006 12:32 PM (/QYGF)
But, no, they have to keep pushing the god-damned socialism.
Posted by: Ken at June 28, 2006 12:56 PM (4mdSw)
"I know we are but what are you?"
"Yes, I know what we say is stupid and insane but BUSH LIED!!111!!1!!!"
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 28, 2006 01:11 PM (Pwzb0)
Posted by: Howard Dean, DNC chair at June 28, 2006 04:09 PM (CDwI3)
Posted by: Master Tang at June 28, 2006 04:28 PM (+DMjG)
Posted by: spurwing plover at June 28, 2006 04:31 PM (n7v4a)
Sounds fun. Maybe I will understand some of the people I hate once I enter the 60's.
Posted by: mike s. at June 28, 2006 08:31 PM (wFBkf)
Not Bush. Bush thinks Iraqis deserve to liberated, undocumented workers legalized. Why? His arguments that it serves US self-interest (war on terror, border security) never quite make sense. His real reason is that he believes in "the dignity of every individual." That's what's so subversive about Bush. We all mutter that "all men are created equal." Bush really believes it and tries to live by it, and his push for a better world is making a lot of people upset.
The sequel to the complacent 1950s was the volatile, angst-ridden 1960s, when idealists took center stage and ripped the national consensus apart. It's happening again.
Posted by: taba at July 01, 2006 01:15 PM (2VRVS)
My opinion is that Bush is the quintessential CEO and he runs America like it's a huge corporation. His goals are to keep his employees (Americans) happy and generating revenue (a robust economy).
One can look at all his decisions and say that were all made in the best interest of the American economy -- for the short and long term.
I'm beginning to believe Bush was so upset by 9/11 because it halted the American economy and put his little worker bees in a bad mood. I would never have thought that if he wasn't trying to bullshit the American people with, "they're doing the jobs that Americans won't do."
Posted by: Bart at July 01, 2006 01:32 PM (Fz/fI)
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