Tell Me Why I Don’t Like Mondays

Oh yeah, that’s old school and under the radar for a lot of you folks. Good old Bob Geldof. He’s still plugging along, trying to create the ultimate rock concert that will end poverty once and for all. I don’t think he’ll ever do that, but his work does enough, so who am I to complain?

I took a stroll over to DailyKos this morning. They are all still

about Obama, especially over the totally most offensive evah New Yorker cover, and they still remind me of W. Bush’s supporters circa 2000-2005. You know, the true worshipers that ate up all that tripe. You do know what tripe is right? It’s a meal made with the first three of a cow’s four stomachs. Yeah. Ewwww. Anyway, here’s the New Yorker cover they’re all clutching their pearls and fainting over:

And there’s already a hullabaloo in the media over it. Is Digby on the case? (Don’t hold your breath) The Obama campaign is fightin’ mad over it, too. Personally, I have no sympathy, and I think his tighty whiteys are in an incredibly big wad over it, but whatevah. I just report. It’s funny watching it all from a distance now, and it occurs to me sometimes what an asshole I occasionally was back when I could actually support the Democratic Party. Never as bad as kossacks, or, for God’s forsaken sake, John Aravosis, but still.

Update: The article associated with the cover, all 18 pages of it, is available online. I’m one page in and it’s already a doozy, mentioning Alice Palmer, and a “disenchanted” local alderman. H/T Heroes for Hillary for the link. This is going to be a must-read, so go read! Early telling quote:

I spent ten years of my adult life working to be alderman. I finally got elected. This is a job I love. And I’m perfectly happy with it. I’m not sure that’s the way that he approached his public life—that he was going to try for a job and stay there for one period of time. In retrospect, I think he saw the positions he held as stepping stones to other things and therefore approached his public life differently than other people might have. ~Alderwoman Preckwinkle

I’ll be busy this morning, but the blogroll is filling up fast if you want to check out some other folks today. I’ll try to post later tonight, or tomorrow morning. I did find this cool graphic for your viewing pleasure as I surfed this morning.

Yes, it is.

Yes, it is.

Please note, the tools for the fund raising drive for Denver have been improved. You now have the option to donate via Amazon. As always, if you can’t afford to donate, don’t sweat it. This is the Public Radio method of fund raising. But if you can, and you enjoy what you read here, and you want to hear this perspective from the ground at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, please consider donating via the Paypal or Amazon buttons on the right. Thank you!

Advertisements

5 comments on “Tell Me Why I Don’t Like Mondays

  1. […] Peacocks and Lilies: Tell Me Why I Don’t Like Mondays […]

  2. annabellep says:

    Ha! Another classic quote:

    Dionne wrote about a young Barack Obama, who artfully explained how the new pinstripe patronage worked: a politician rewards the law firms, developers, and brokerage houses with contracts, and in return they pay for the new ad campaigns necessary for reëlection. “They do well, and you get a $5 million to $10 million war chest,” Obama told Dionne. It was a classic Obamaism: superficially critical of some unseemly aspect of the political process without necessarily forswearing the practice itself. Obama was learning that one of the greatest skills a politician can possess is candor about the dirty work it takes to get and stay elected.

    Also, classic W. Bush!

  3. Ciardha says:

    Sounds like a pretty decent article. I’ll have to read it.

  4. Ciardha says:

    Started to read the article and oh I am so not surprised that Axelrod smears Jane Byrne with the same lies the Obama campaign used against the Clintons- racist. That’s a lie. Here is the truth:

    “Byrne made some progressive moves as mayor, such as hiring the first black school superintendent, and she was the first Mayor to recognize the gay community. She moved into a particularly notorious public housing development for a time to bring attention and resources to the high crime rate there. She also effectively banned handgun possession for guns unregistered or purchased after then enactment of an ordinance. This two year re-registration program effectively banned handgun possession without upsetting Chicago’s handgun owners at that time.”

    And no surprise either that Axelrod tries to obscure Harold Washington’s corruption. I’m old enough to remember hearing about that in the national news. But here’s the info from Wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Washington

  5. Pat Johnson says:

    This same cover was similar to ones that used to appear on Mad Magazine. Then it would have generated laughs. Now, just another excuse to “victimize” Obama. Ridiculous.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s