Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What I really wanted to post

My friend e-mailed me this blog post, which links to this blog.

Which has this rather jaw-dropping link:

Both articles makes the point that folks on the Obama left act in the same way as those who support Palin now and supported Bush then...

And Tabbai makes this interesting point:

"First of all, we should get one thing out of the way — it’s not any citizen’s job to give a politician credit for his political calculations. In fact, that should rightly be part of the calculus of any political calculation; a politician should have to weigh the benefits of making, say, an unsavory insider alliance against the negative of public criticism for that move. If a leader doesn’t have to earn the admiration you give him, then a) that admiration doesn’t mean anything, and b) he will surely spend all his political capital on the people who do make him earn it."

Just wanted to know what you think.

Monday, December 14, 2009

No blogposts???

Really, facebook has been consuuumming my shrinking internet time (trying to place some limits so that one day I don't look at my life and think, wow my life's biggest accomplishments was composing political commentary on-line)...

But I have been putting some links fairly frequently on facebook. My way of sharing articles that ring true to me. And a nice way to engage with people I knew at some point in my life (and some I didn't). It is really a fascinating forum.

By the way, what's weird is that this blog gets posted as status in facebook - so for those of you who are reading this from facebook, sorry this is coming across strange...

For those of you who are not and would like to get my facebook updates - then become my friend on facebook.

I am keeping this blog - but mainly for longer essays - although my time for those is dwindling...