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January 09, 2008

Clinton/Biden 08!

Just a short note to say I'm resigning my position here effective immediately to work for the Clinton/Biden campaign.

Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of their imperialist technocracy.

"Clinton/Biden: An echo, not a choice"

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at January 9, 2008 02:56 AM


Posted by: darrelplant at January 9, 2008 03:45 AM

This raises an important semantic point: can it be called a technocracy if our leaders are amateurs at everything -- including politics?

BTW Jon, a happy belated new year to you. My kidney's in the mail.

Posted by: Carl at January 9, 2008 06:52 AM

not sposta be called a technocracy. pols expressly forbidden from leading in such a setup; they ignore knowledge to build power through scarcity.

Posted by: hapa at January 9, 2008 09:26 AM

I think that for the duration of this political season, I'll restrict my campaign blogreading to places like this, or IOZ (redundant, of course) or Dennis P or Arthur, etc...

I'll end up holding my nose and voting for the Democrat in November, but there's no reason why I should subject myself to people seriously claiming that the candidates we've got are something to be enthused over.

I arrived at this decision when I was reading the comments at my favorite center-left blog and some very intelligent person said that we had two wonderful candidates in the Democratic party. The choice became clear--either run headlong into a wall or stop reading this kind of stuff. And wall repair could be expensive.

Posted by: Donald Johnson at January 9, 2008 11:37 AM

Well, all good luck to you, you money-grubbing, fig-plucking sellout. But other than that, congratulations.

mutter mutter

Posted by: catherine at January 9, 2008 11:41 AM

Btw, I wasn't being sarcastic with the "very intelligent person". It's a mystery to me how vip's can be so enthusiastic about the leading Democrats.

Leaving aside those with a sincere desire to aid the imperialist technocracy.

Posted by: Donald Johnson at January 9, 2008 11:52 AM

Neither Kucinich nor Gravel is that bad, so that poster had a point.

Posted by: StO at January 9, 2008 12:00 PM

I have it on double super secret inside information that is will actually be Clinton/Bayh. The other white meat.

Posted by: An Outhouse at January 9, 2008 12:07 PM

Technocracy: more interesting than you give it credit for.

Posted by: StO at January 9, 2008 12:08 PM

Optimus Prime-Grimlock in '08!

Posted by: Dan Coyle at January 9, 2008 12:38 PM

since we're talking smack, I think this would be a good occasion for me to bring up my opposition to phoney-baloney democracy and my support for a new system, whereby we choose our presidents via a pie-eating contest.

Richardson: "if you bake them, he will win"

Posted by: Jonathan Versen at January 9, 2008 01:12 PM

What, McCain/Lieberman wasn't hiring?

Posted by: SteveB at January 9, 2008 01:17 PM

Not since LBJ has a president even tried to squeeze a few more goodies out of the greedy marketeers for the great unwashed, and he was a Jekyll-Hyde (domestic vs foreign). Since then, all Hyde and no Seek.
But, whadda ya expect, since we're all connected now and the system touches everyone of us. The boys of Wall Street, GE and the media they own have done a brilliant job. They've sold us a Palmolive vs Dove soap opera as democracy, and the nation watches, enthralled, not knowing the difference.
Shoulda stuck with Stassen.

Posted by: donescobar at January 9, 2008 02:01 PM

"I'll end up holding my nose..."

This means nothing, but as I skimmed the comments, I somehow read this as "I'll hold up my end of the nose".

Sorry. Carry on.

Posted by: Chris E. at January 9, 2008 03:12 PM

Donald Johnson: Since the corporations OWN US ALL and it makes no nevermind anyway, why not write in DONALD JOHNSON for YOUR vote? (at least YOU won't have to hold YOUR nose)OR YOU COULD---
Call Nancy Pelosi @1-202-225-0100 and change the dynamics if this ENDLESS BID FOR KINGGDOM AND CROWN through the CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS OF IMPEACHMENT.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at January 9, 2008 03:13 PM

Haha. Good line!

Posted by: Batocchio at January 9, 2008 04:41 PM

The boys of Wall Street, GE and the media they own

M ilitary
I ndustrial
C ongressional
Fi nancial
C orporate Media Complex

- a conspiracy to use, abuse, and confuse the people, to "milk, shear, and slaughter the sheeple", figuratively speaking - except the slaughter is literal.

Posted by: MICFiC charley, ph.d. at January 9, 2008 04:58 PM
          from the
   north american technate
Posted by: hapa at January 9, 2008 05:50 PM

I'm hoping for a Hillary/Bush run myself.

Posted by: J4 at January 9, 2008 08:26 PM

The exit polls show Hillary won in NH because the majority of voters identified her through her exhaustive policy talk as more left than Obama.

If she wants to win the primary she is going to have to move left from her Senate positions and stay there.

I think from a reality perspective whoever wins is going to have to deal with the AIPAC/AEI lobby, which will preclude any progressive developments in the Mid East, troops will come home but fundamental problems like Palestine will remain. However it's very likely things won't get any worse, by American hands. Before they shot Rabin Bill actually brokered a real peace deal. That assassination was really the signal for the modern hawkish era that has peaked under Bush/Cheney.

I think a Hillary presidency will also open the window for a more liberal national political climate. The bars come off the window and it opens part way.

With majority of Americans both Republicans and Democrats angry with Bush policies, and a very very ugly economic downturn coming this year there will be no way for the next office holder continue in any way similar to what we have had.

I imagine Hillary will choose a liberal icon as her VP, precisely because that's the way the country is moving. It could very well be Edwards or Obama.

If Hillary attempts to revert to the old DLC ways she will remain a senator.

Posted by: patience at January 10, 2008 12:57 AM
Greetings, hapa!
(Glad someone read it.)
Posted by: StO at January 10, 2008 01:57 AM

I reckon you'll make a terrific Secretary of Obsequious Submission!

Posted by: MFB at January 10, 2008 02:23 AM

aw, i found that weeks ago. been reading fuller in my off-kilter time. somebody's gotta get a grip around here.

Posted by: hapa at January 10, 2008 03:38 AM

Myself, I'm joining a campaign that is combining high tech with politics to bring you the next frontier! I'm talking, of course, of the Mitt Romney android, whose campaign is the only campaign to push the boundaries of science as well as politics. When he was first put together in the 70s, as we all know, there were a few glitches with the emotional recognition interface - hence, the unfortunate dog incident. But his reprogramming last year - and especially the brilliant Mimic Command Device, allowing MR to scan and imitate incoming emotional input - has worked incredibly well, all things considered. We made a misstep, however, in thinking that MR could come in contact with pet units while photographers were about. In the second phase, we are positioning MR to talk about his goldfish pets. Protected by water (which would deliver the Bot a shock if he put his hand unit into it), we consider this a pretty safe bet. In the future, we would like to find a pet dolphin - the upside of the goldfish plus in addition the cuteness factor for humans. Downside might be that MR puts the dolphin on the top of his car unit as he goes campaigning, so we will have a few lab techs around the perimeter of the dolphin area to prevent that from happening. Our aim is for no animals to be hurt in the course of our research.

Posted by: roger at January 10, 2008 01:53 PM

my compliments to your grantwriter

Posted by: hapa at January 10, 2008 04:23 PM


Posted by: sam at January 10, 2008 06:18 PM