Archive for January, 2010

sorta like Wategate

January 26, 2010

To youngsters like James O’Keefe I suppose Watergate is ancient & ignored history. Committing a felony by wiretap (in this case on Federal property) in the offices of Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is just another arrogant adventure for guys like O’Keefe. Whatever they hoped to expose will probably pale by comparison to their escapade.

step back

January 20, 2010

Looks like the Luddites have taken Massachusetts.  Maybe this is good for the Progressives – a wake up call that passion is still needed.  Going back to battling terrorists with torture, back to flaunting the US Constitution, back to denying human rights abroad and at home, back to enabling an out of control corporate greed, back to a struggle for affordable health care, back to battling the anti-intellectuals, ……. it’s going to be a long winter.   People have to remember what we just escaped.  Short attention spans – these fickle voters.

2010’s place in time

January 2, 2010

In the rich tapestry of time what will our minute threads contribute to the wonderful whole? It’s hard to believe the moment is a glistening golden point. It seems more likely a dark interum, but hopefully not a shadowy edge to some horrific epoch.
We are warned that nuclear proliferation looms, that random acts of terror will persist, that economies will worsen and climate is careening into chaos. But we know that history has had ominous moments before, and with determination and hope, with science and charity, with education and empathy people have progressed.
Let the twenty first century climb from it’s early darkness into a brilliant global commonweal.