Comments: Thank You Jeebus

Once in the booth, I was too much of a sniveling weakling to vote for McCain. Which is probably why my man went down last night. I blame myself for kicking this confounded ball down the field.

The celebration going on around the world is a testament to the global desire for post-nationalism (or that's at least how I want to see it).

Someone asked Oprah last night, does she look forward to an ambassadorship. But what a waste that would be -- she could use her pulpit to educate and indoctrinate; to facilitate the policies and bring them into the vernacular of the daytime TV audience. Americans need hand-holding.

That section on 1st gen...5th gen above is prescient but it can be generationally accelerated with technology and correct framing.

Posted by Labiche at November 5, 2008 08:07 AM

Ironically, of course, John Adams had been responsible for the Alien & Sedition Acts 25 years previously.

Boom tish.

:D Enjoy your time off, Mr Schwarz!

Posted by RobWeaver at November 5, 2008 08:24 AM

re oprah: not hand-holding. not monkey-training. americans need organizing, so they get what they ask for, what they work for, not what they've been trained to expect.

Posted by hapa at November 5, 2008 03:42 PM

re oprah: not hand-holding. not monkey-training. americans need organizing, so they get what they ask for, what they work for, not what they've been trained to expect.

Posted by hapa at November 5, 2008 03:43 PM
re oprah: not hand-holding. not monkey-training. americans need organizing, so they get what they ask for, what they work for, not what they've been trained to expect.

Exsqueeze me?

In principle, I don't disagree, but primarily Americans need a policy primer explained in a non-threatening manner by someone they trust, about things philosophically off-kilter from the mainstream (welfare, infrastructure, taxes, torture, minimum wage, etc).

I am grateful for the organizers that made this happen although I didn't have as much time to dedicate to it (or inclination) as some of my peers. On one hand, this country needs people that have day jobs to do the tedious stuff (that's me), and on the other hand, I've finally found out what the hell all those GenX-ers were doing for the last few years (from a distance they didn't look like they were doing much of anything except standing in midnight lines waiting for Wiis and iPhones).

Apparently they were atwittering and organizing --well good for them and for us ditchdiggers too.

Posted by Labiche at November 5, 2008 03:58 PM