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Saturday, May 03, 2008

The 2008 campaign - the most shameful display of deliberately manufactured non-issues imaginable

i've come to the belated realization that there is nothing better than the featured headlines of the daily washington post opinion email to gauge the strategic focus of the beltway establishment elites...

Andres Martinez's Stumped
I'm for Obama -- in 2012
Should Obama run against McCain in four years as the I-Told-You-So candidate?

E.J. Dionne Jr.
Fair Play for False Prophets
Do white right-wing preachers have it easier than black left-wing preachers?

Michael Gerson
The Perils Of Patronizing
Obama's lofty explanations provided justification for Wright's media campaign.

Charles Krauthammer
The 'Race' Speech Revisited
Rev. Wright's words didn't change. Obama's response did.

the entire world is spinning out of control... poor people across the globe can no longer afford to feed themselves or their families, people across the u.s. are losing their homes, financial markets teeter on the edge of collapse, innocents continue to die by the thousands in iraq, afghanistan, gaza, the west bank, somalia, darfur, sri lanka and east timor... our so-called president takes a regular dump on the united states constitution... no one who accesses an electronic network anywhere is safe from surveillance and, if you're in a big city, you can be spied on while you're innocently walking down the street... torture has become official u.s. government policy... and what occupies the bandwidth, pixels and column inches of our "news" media...? well, go-l-l-l-leeee... absolutely NONE of those things...

this morning is one of those mornings when i think about publishing this weblog and say to myself, "fuck it... what's the use...?" then i think about the outlet it provides for what might otherwise be white-hot rage, and i plow on...

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