we’re going to meet in dc and storm the white house. once there we’ve decided to move in and live with the obamas. she’ll take care of bo and I’ll babysit sasha and malia. in the evenings we plan on toking up with barack and michelle, and then going out and partying/drowning our sorrows in men we bring back to the white house.
I am a professor at the University of North Carolina. I am a Westerner by birth and temperament, but after nearly two decades in this gentle, Southern state, I was until recently proud to call it home.
Today, it looks likely to be the case that my beloved home will pass an amendment to its Constitution that will make me a permanent second-class citizen. Last night, I talked with my husband of 12 years what we should do. Should I look for a job elsewhere? I love UNC. I love its students. But it is clear that a majority of its voters will carve in large, bloody letters hatred into the Constitution.
Should I uproot myself? I plan on writing the Chancellor of the University on Wednesday to let him know that I will start the years-long process of finding a new job. I am heartbroken. American Theocracy is a real thing - and the machinery of a pluralist, democratic state has been hijacked.
Truly, my heart breaks.
from The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan by Andrew Sullivan
I realize that most of the people who follow this blog are more interested in American politics than politics elsewhere, but let me take a brief moment to suggest you all pay a lot of attention to today’s elections in France and Greece. They are, in large measure, referenda on austerity, one…
On a much smaller scale, take a look at the local elections in the UK last week and the major Labour wins on the ground level. I’d hazard a guess that those wins weren’t because Ed Milliband is a great leader (he isn’t) but were rather a referendum on the coalition government (and probably on the SNP and the independence referendum in Scotland as well.)
“No. The American people don’t want to vote for a loser. They don’t want to vote for someone that hasn’t been successful. I think Mitt Romney has an opportunity to show the American people that they, too, can succeed.”—
Politicalprof: Because if there is one thing one can say definitively about Barack Obama, it’s that as the son of a single mother who worked unspeakably hard to get her son the opportunity to get an education that then got him the chance to win scholarships to Columbia and Harvard, where he excelled: