Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman

With broken hearts we note the passing of one of our favorites. Paul Newman was one of those rare actors who never struck a false note, and I suspect it was the same in his real life.

Favorite films: Hombre, Hud, and Road to Perdition
Favorite quote: 'Necessity is the motherfucker of invention.'
Favorite little known characteristic that I shared with him: He was color-blind. (I still am)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Inside USA: Examining Obama's policies

ALJAZEERA ENGLISH aired this two-part program on September 13 asking what are Obama's policies and how would they change the country? It includes straightforward critiques of Barack Obama's positions by our good friend, Adolph Reed, Jr., professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania; and Glen Ford, editor of Black Agenda Report.

Part 1

Part 2

Quite timely, given today's report in the Washington Post that Obama is siding with the banking industry in opposing "a proposal to give bankruptcy judges new power to modify mortgages for troubled homeowners, an idea that is widely viewed as a bargaining chip..." in the $700 billion bailout plan negotiations. Barney Frank described it as "the primary remaining point of contention between Democrats and Republicans..."

hat tip to John at Progressive Involvement on Obama's latest disappointing stance.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Here's to Sarah Palin

Kate over at Broken Windows posted a great idea:

Instead of (in addition to?) us all sending around more emails about how horrible Palin is, let’s all make a donation to Planned Parenthood in Sarah Palin’s name.

And here’s the good part: when you make a donation to PP in her name, they’ll send her a card telling her that the donation has been made in her honor. Here’s the link to the Planned Parenthood website:

Click to Donate to Planned Parenthood

You’ll need to fill in the address to let PP know where to send the “in Sarah Palin’s honor” card. I suggest you use the address for the McCain campaign headquarters, which is:

McCain for President
1235 S. Clark Street
1st Floor
Arlington , VA 22202

PS make sure you use that link above or choose the pulldown of Donate–Honorary or Memorial Donations, not the regular “Donate Online”

Remember, it's the thought that counts.