Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's Not A Very Pretty Picture, Is It?


MichaelRyerson said...

We're pretty much fucked. Seeing Obama back doesn't fill me with the kind of pleasure I hoped it would. I think he's been a stooge for the bad guys and a lap dog for the other side of the aisle. The Republicans are going to run someone as craven and stupid as George W. Bush regardless of which one of these mutts get the nomination. Recent studies show climate change ramping up much, much faster than anyone could have predicted even six months ago. Biblical, man, biblical. Find a copy of Bill Moyers' address to Public Citizen from their 40th anniversary bash a week or so ago. On the one hand exhilarating we still have people with this clear vision to share, while on the other, obvious hand, he can't get a hearing, the warning he signals is largely ignored and being right counts for nothing unless a mechanism exists that can turn this locomotive around. It doesn't.
Here's a link

Archaeopteryx said...

Wow. You're right about Moyers--but you're also right that he's doomed to be ignored. And Obama fiddles as Rome burns.

Thanks for the link. I'm stealing it.

MichaelRyerson said...

Something else you might find interesting/maddening Tim Dickinson's article from the current Rolling Stone. Worth a look.

Catnapping said...

We've passed the point of non return. Only because it will take us too long to be able to force the changes necessary to arrest the problem.

I think the only thing that might "save" us now would be some catastrophic event...something that would wipe of 7/8 of the human population. Better it should be some virus specific to humans; it's just wrong for other life on this planet to "suffer for our sins." (Just my crazy opinion.)

I remember, in 2008, posting that Obama was pretty much NOT a liberal. He just wasn't/isn't as conservative/rightwinged as the other choices who were electable. And I liked him better than Clinton, because her voting record was too fucking conservative (clusterbombs, not removing mines, etc)

My favorite was Kucinich, but no machine was ever gonna let him win.

I think had anyone other than Obama run against McCain, McCain would be president right now. And I honestly believe that we'd be in much worse shape than we are today.

I am angry with Obama for not using all that Capital to push through legislation in the first 100 days. It was arrogant of him to think he could put it off, that he could control the media and public opinion for an entire term in office.

But I'll still vote for him in 2012, because the alternative is just too evil for words.

MichaelRyerson said...

Yeah, from 'Yes We Can' to 'Well We Didn't But Still The Least Unsavory Alternative'. Let's see him build a speech around that.

catnapping said...

It won't be the first time I've voted for the lesser of two evils*.

Archaeopteryx said...

You were right, Michael. That Rolling Stone article was sickening.

MichaelRyerson said...

Always glad to chip in with the sick stuff. thank me later.