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My namesake... http://youtu.be/GgXzWhexJh0 ... If I were asked to recommend only one political / history book it would be this one... http://www.amazon.com/Treason-America-Anton-Chaitkin/dp/0943235006 ... Treason in America: from Aaron Burr to Averell Harriman, by Anton Chaitkin. I do NOT endorse all of the views by Chaitkin external to this book, nor all of his actions, nor all of his associations, but I DO highly recommend this book. It is one every US citizen and everyone interested in its history should read. It it well written, meticulously sourced, and it is eye-opening -- even for those who consider themselves already knowledgeable. If you have not read it before, you need to read it, it is need-to-know information, and what it has to say is not going to be found in many places, if anywhere, else. That is my tip for whoever is passing by.

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Just now got a serious weather alert warning on tv about the Potomac River flooding

I'm in Frederick County, Maryland. The alert says that the Potomac is going to flood at the town of Point of Rocks, not far from here, by midday Wednesday. Currently the river is at 2.9 feet. Flood stage is 16 feet. It's expected to crest at 30 feet on Wednesday! The alert came from the National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia.

This wasn't stated in the alert, but it also logically means that a whole of lot of bad will be heading down river from there and flooding places like Old Town in D.C.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:31 PM (3 replies)

I feel just like this...

(excited = fired up, ready to go! and see what's next)

POTUS said in 08 "I don't do cowering", well neither do I. Whatever is next, bring it on, whether good or bad.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Oct 16, 2012, 04:03 PM (0 replies)

"This Is What Obama Thought Of Joe Biden's Debate Tonight"

From Business Insider:


Also a photo from BI, "Obama Watches Joe Biden's Debate From Air Force One"...

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:03 AM (3 replies)

"Biden eats these kinds of things on toast, and Ryan is as ambitious as Satan."

A really good and enjoyable article by Charles Pierce in Esquire Politics, sizing up both Biden and Ryan in the VEEP debate tonight. Only about 7 paragraphs, well worth reading it all. Here's a snip...

...you know who really likes his job, and would like very much to keep it because he likes it so much?

Joe Biden, that's who.

Joe Biden is not riven with self-doubt. Joe Biden is not exhausted by the hurly-burly of politics. Joe Biden is not burdened by the weight of events and laid low by the constant battle against know-nothing obstructionism. Joe Biden is not going to take the stage tonight and find himself wishing he were anywhere else. I mean, god be good to him, as my gran' used to say, but Joe Biden actually likes all these silly performance pieces in which we insist he be engaged in order to stay vice-president. He revels in them. He would do ten of them a day, if he could. When I consider Joe Biden, and I look at the enthusiasm with which he throws himself into the various cataracts and torrents of hogwash that constitute our politics these days, I find myself looking at him the way I look at people who sky-dive or drive in demolition derbies. I have no idea why they do what they do, and I have absolutely no intention of doing it myself, ever, but, goddamn, do those people look like they're having fun.

So tonight, when Biden takes the stage to debate Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from the state of Wisconsin, it is very unlikely that the debate will hinge on whether either man really wants to be there. Biden eats these kinds of things on toast, and Ryan is as ambitious as Satan. What the debate will test, however, is whether or not the zombie-eyed granny-starver can summon up or, more accurately, reconstruct the persona that was built for him through the years by dozens of credulous Beltway hacks...

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/vp-debate-2012-13609407#ixzz28zxKhFza

Interesting to note... Ryan was 2 years old when Biden was elected to the Senate. Joe has seen a lot of events, people, and ideas come and go by direct observation and involvement, and that will help a lot. He knows a lot of stuff! And he's tangled with the best of 'em. We have a very good chance to do well tonight.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:05 AM (22 replies)

106 years old and voting for Pres. Obama - a very cool story in this ad

Found from this tweet I saw this morning by the British Globe & Mail's US politics correspondent...

Konrad Yakabuski ‏@konradyakabuski
This Obama ad may be the best ever. She's 106, with 88 gran'chiln and can't wait to cast her first ballot since 1928

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:10 AM (1 replies)
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