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But Still I Rise. Hanging in with Obama

December 07, 2009 by susan

Susan writes:
Maya Angelou's poem, Still I Rise, has been going through my head lately. Some verses:

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Feel like that's what our president is dealing with, and still, he rises.

Below is a reject from the Star Tribune on Obama's Afghan speech. Yeah, it's a tad dated, and we're on to Copenhagen, but Barb is sick of holding up her end of the line without me, so I thought maybe something's better than nothing. Or maybe not. Sorry for the absence, I lost my mind.

Read it here.

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Coffee, Sex and the Stupak Amendment

November 08, 2009 by susan


Susan writes:

What better way to make my re-entry here than a Sunday morning caffeine-fueled screed? Hang on, it's been a while since I vented.
Not that there haven't been bile-inducing moments in the year since we, ah, the Dems, took control of everything and failed to deliver. I mean, it's been nine months, long enough to make a baby fer pete's sakes, and Barack Obama and the Dems have failed failed failed to turn the toxic dump they were handed into a verdant valley where unicorns prance under an azure sky.

In a direct rebuke to everything Obama stands for, the people have spoken and rejected TWO unappealing white men in New Jersey and Virginia. They also rejected the most unappealing one of all, the Palin-Pawlenty backed Doug Hoffman in NY's 23rd district, but that was an anomaly in an otherwise Republican surge.

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The Wrong Governor Quit!

July 04, 2009 by susan

UPDATE Given Sarah Palin's threat to sue HuffPost blogger Shannyn Moore for saying stuff about her that offended her delicate sensibilities, please note change in authorship of this post.

by ann coulter glenn beck

Whoa, wassup in Wasilla? There's something that stinks and it's not an oil spill this time.

Sarah Palin just gave the most looney tunes speech about why she's no quitter -- as she announced she's quitting. See it here. Commercial at no extra charge.

Mark Sanford won't quit, because it's a bad example for his boys.
Now Sara will quit because it's a good example for her kids. Actually, in case you missed it, she's not really quitting, she's passing the ball so her team can win. HUH? Truly, there's got to be Bristol or Track trouble a-brewing, or maybe the first dude's been up to no good. More.

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My Personal Stimulus Package, by Gov. Mark Sanford

July 02, 2009 by susan

I'm really trying to stay focused on the good news: Senator Al Franken.
I've managed to put a black-out over almost all the MJ coverage.

But Mark Sanford just keeps rearing his brainless little head.

As Cron commented on an earlier post, "At last - the rational explanation for the good Governor's dalliance: that was no mistress, it was my "soul mate!" So I guess that will keep him in the running for the 2012 presidential primary.
And of course it takes a big man to say he will try to fall back in love with his wife. I have to assume that comment is making her feel giddy, like they are 16 years old and courting again." And I replied . . .

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Mark Sanford. It's the hypocrisy, stupid!

June 26, 2009 by susan

The thing about Gov. Mark Sanford isn't the fucking, it's the fucking hypocrisy. The so-called social conservatives like to define "family values" their way, condemn those who don't fit their model, then apologize for "a mistake" when they themselves can't walk their talk. A little bit more.

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No Linen, No Snap

May 20, 2009 by susan

horse butts: I'm the brown one in the middlehorse butts: I'm the brown one in the middle

Barb and I are very busy, important people. Okay, busy. When things settle down, we'll be back. We miss the CLB and our loyal reader(s).
One such reader asked me to post a photo of myself, so I'm obliging him now. I'm the one in the middle. No, the upright one in the background is not me. It's my handler, Trish Martin.
To be continued.

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Heid Erdrich's National Monuments

May 01, 2009 by susan

Last Saturday, Heid Erdrich, sister to writers Louise Erdrich and Lise Erdrich, won the Minnesota Book Award for her latest book of poetry, National Monuments. (And Louise won in the fiction category for A Plague of Doves.
For no other reason than a respite from The First 100 Days and now the Next 100 Days and Swine Flu, and because I want to promote Heid's book, I'm posting below the review that I wrote for our neighborhood newspaper, the Hill and Lake Press.

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A picture is worth . . .

May 01, 2009 by susan

Yessssss!: For lease sign in Norm Coleman's empty senate officeYessssss!: For lease sign in Norm Coleman's empty senate office

Don't count your senators, but Norm's St. Paul office is sporting a hopeful sign.

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Texas flu, Rick Perry strain

April 26, 2009 by susan

Texas flu mingling with Alaska flu

I love pigs. The four legged cloven-hoofed kind, the Wilbur "Some Pig" kind, even the bacon kind. There is something so pleased-with- life-just-as-it-is about them --the boar with his low-rider balls swishing through the mud as he ruts for yummy stuff below, the sow sprawled on her side, piglets scrambling over her for the best teat. I know, it's the rare pig who lives that sort of life these days, but I'm a city girl and I like to pretend that until the click of the stun gun, my pork chop was having an A-OK sort of day. Read more. I get to Rick Perry, really.

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