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All The "What We Need to Do" Stuff is OK, but ...
Fox News and Hate Radio won the election. People only know what they hear, and the media has all been pulled down to the level of Fox News. So, yes, we shoulda done this and coulda done that – ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 11/05/2014 3 1 - -
Santa Claus Mercenaries
People working in politics, economics, government, or policy have got to find life very frustrating. How they keep from coming home and banging their heads against the wall at the end of the day is ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 01/28/2014 1 1 - -
Bill Johnson, Ohio, Volunteers To Pay Tab He Incurred
Republican congressman Bill Johnson has volunteered to personally pick up the $24,000,000,000 tab to the American people, for his vote for the shut down of the U.S. government. The congressman said ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 10/30/2013 10 7 - -
Shut Down & Default Strategy
If the economic future of our country goes into negotiations between the President and the GOP house leadership it would be harmful for one side to start from a position of wanting to return to the ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 10/10/2013 2 1 - -
An Anecdote: Deregulation, Business, Red States, and You
Here's a quick little story for you. It's about Deregulation, common sense, and business in the South (and other places). I posted it as a comment to a fine diary by cassandracarolina, http://www....
A Southerner in Yankeeland 07/29/2013 5 2 - -
Women
The Republican war on women shows no sign of abating. Why should it? It's a core belief of Conservatives that women are inferior, just as it's a core belief that non-whites are inferior. To respect ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 07/10/2013 4 5 - -
Benghazi, the IRS and Press Wiretaps
Benghazi and the IRS are Republican scandals in every sense. Republicans cut the security budgets of our embassies in order to further their "small government" philosophy for transferring wealth ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 05/28/2013 15 5 - -
Oil Industry Billionaire Attempts to Undermine Public Radio
Multi-billionaire David Koch, half of the Kansas team of hit men attempting to destroy the American economy, recently put some of his vast wealth to work, going after public radio. The Koch ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 05/28/2013 13 14 - -
The New Pope
Rome (Reuters) – A new Pope has been chosen. Thousands cheered as the new Pope of the Roman Catholic church stepped on to the balcony of St. Peter's in Rome this afternoon. Reuters was able to ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 03/13/2013 5 1 - -
Dog Lovers & Mystery Novel Fans
Just finished a very good book. Fiction. If you're a dog lover and enjoy crime/mystery novels, as I do (3, all pound mutts), you might want to take a look at this: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 03/06/2013 14 4 1 -
HCIOH AKA TTFN 4 those MWTI
Guess some folks are a little more webby than I (MWTI), and feel a little more emotional about DK (ALMEADK) than I do. I'd never heard of TTFN and didn't know what the heck y'all were writing about. ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 01/29/2013 25 14 1 -
An Open Letter
An Open Letter to Roger Ailes, CEO of Fox News; Wayne LaPierre, Spokesman for the NRA; Talk Radio Hosts, both National and Local; Paranoia and Conspiracy Web Sites; and Tea Party Members of State ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 01/14/2013 1 2 - -
Gun Laws
Over the years the NRA and the politicians who drool when they try to think, have passed an entire series of very irrational laws concerning firearms. Publicized, a large majority of the public ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 01/08/2013 6 3 - -
This May Be The Core of The Fiscal Cliff Problem
We haven't had a Liberal president in forty years. I've been reading a lot lately about Republican VS Democratic positions on the economy, and stuff on the Fiscal Cliff, of course, but today's post ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 01/03/2013 5 3 1 -
What Atrios Said
At a holiday party I had a conversation with someone who is a frequent DailyKos.com reader but who had never heard of Digby/Hullabaloo or Atriois/Eschaton or Crooks & Liars. Not quite sure how that ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 12/31/2012 8 7 - -
Are The Rich Different From You and Me?
The rich truly are different from you and me, as F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote in The Rich Boy, and their ignorance is dangerous for our country. The attention on the richest 1% of Americans (...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 12/27/2012 20 7 - -
The Missing Links
We work best, and certainly most effectively, as a community. A sense of community gives us strength, allows us to share ideas and solutions to problems, can work on the various tentacles of a ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 12/24/2012 3 3 1 -
Is Wayne LaPierre America's Top Terrorist, or is it Roger Alies? (Poll)
No other single entity creates more terror among American citizens than Fox News, and Roger Ailes, 72, the president of Fox News, chairman of Fox Television Group, is the creator of Fox and its very ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 12/24/2012 10 9 - -
I Want to Buy Some Crap
Both Christmas shopping and regular daily shopping was a lot easier before Republicans started exposing themselves. A company had a reputation for its products, either good or bad, and I bought ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 12/20/2012 130 206 5 -
Death by Violence
This was going to be two posts until I decided that, because they were both about the causes of violence and killing, they had that in common. Two different kinds of violent killings - general ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 12/17/2012 1 - - -
Hey, We Won, Ya Know
The Fiscal Cliff is boring. Been there, done that. But there is a fairly hidden side that is important and isn't talked about. The imaginary cliff (which Paul Krugman says should be called, more ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 11/19/2012 4 2 - -
They Should Have Known Better
One surprise that came from the past election is that most very rich big business people are petty, ignorant and gullible. And so are a great many small business people – and that opens up a world ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 11/14/2012 2 7 - -
Heckuva Job, Mitt
Governor Mitt Romney is having his Bush-Katrina moment. There was no automatic human response of compassion. He simply does not connect to anything that does not personally make him money. There ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 10/30/2012 2 4 - -
A List of Books (NEW: With Addition #1)
I don't know if this will be of use to anyone. But if you read books, or want to know more, or be able to defend your views with facts, or figure out yore life and how to make it better, here's a ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 10/18/2012 36 44 24 -
A Smile Diary
"I built it myself, without no help from the government," says Kentucky businessman Wayne "Lil' Peepee" Snod. He was talking about his tinfoil hat factory, located seven miles out of Lyinryan, KY, a ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 10/04/2012 3 3 - 25
47% of the 47% and the 1%
It's easy to be almost awed that so many people will be voting against themselves in November. In the current presidential race it's important to note that half of likely Republican voters will ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 09/24/2012 2 2 - 25
I Used to Know This But I Got Distracted
Every now and then I have a little epiphany, usually from reading something, that makes me realize that the way I, and almost everyone else, is thinking about something isn't right. Sometimes ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 09/06/2012 29 90 2 952
Why Lie?
The Republican National Convention was a gathering of liars practicing their trade, either wrestling truth into a sack and pounding it to death or ignoring it completely. It was an exercise in ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 09/03/2012 7 1 - 42
Voters - What Digby Said
An incident yesterday reenforced my belief that voters are a far more varied group than polls and pundits indicate. A fellow I talk to often – a small businessman, one-man office, who does very ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 08/30/2012 6 14 - 128
Whoa! Hands Down the Best Look at the Republican Convention So Far
I was tempted to write about my reactions to the Republican Convention so far, but I came across this first: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/rnc-tampa-night-one-12158408 20,000 people with ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 08/29/2012 7 10 - 235
Abortion
During the Bush/Republican era seven of the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices were Republican appointees. During the forty years abortion has been a hot political issue Roe was not overturned. It's ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 08/21/2012 1 - - 43
Sticks & Stones and You're Dead
Republicans are killing us with words and, to use Paul Krugman's spot-on phrase, the willingly gullible media are their ally. Republicans are good in this area, not least because they are ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 08/19/2012 11 4 - 65
The JFK of Mormonism
Romney and Ryan make a good pair. Romney refuses to disclose his tax returns and Ryan refuses to disclose the cuts he's proposing in his budget. The Non-disclosure Boys. When it comes to politics ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 08/12/2012 13 2 - 83
Vote Romney?
Mitt Romney is vulnerable – that is. wrong – on so many fronts it has to be difficult to focus criticism, and the Obama team deserves credit for holding that focus on Bain and jobs. A Wall ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 08/08/2012 4 5 - 68
How to Win Florida, Arizona and North Carolina
How can Florida, Arizona, North Carolina – and likely Ohio, New Mexico, Colorado, Pennsylvania and maybe even Arkansas be won? The always busy Republicans are running big democracy-suppression ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 08/01/2012 22 10 1 131
Sunday Gamblers
Needing milk, I drove to the closest convenience store, and it didn't take more than a minute on the road to realize I was in the midst of the weekly throng of Sunday Gamblers. Each has bet his life,
A Southerner in Yankeeland 05/21/2012 5 - - 39
Santorum's New Strategy
In an apparent attempt to revive his flagging campaign, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick "Rick" Santorum last night introduced both a new slogan and a new theme song into his standard stump speech.
A Southerner in Yankeeland 04/03/2012 4 5 - 78
The Gullibles
The Gullibles and the Mcveigh Republicans I study Conservatives rather obsessively, and I’ve been looking for a word, a term, that would be all encompassing. It would have to include a ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 07/15/2010 5 4 - 14
Krugman Goofs
In a recent column in The New York Times ( http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/14/op... ) Paul Krugman was ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 12/21/2009 22 8 - 45
The Cruelty of Fox "News"
Conservatives love to mock Liberals for being compassionate, kind, and considerate. In the Conservative world of Libertarianism there is no room for altruism, compassion or action for the general ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 10/27/2009 12 6 - 21
WH, Fox and WaPo
Some journalists are defending Fox News against the White House's statement of fact: that Fox News is the propaganda (or P.R., if you prefer) arm of the Republican Party.
A Southerner in Yankeeland 10/24/2009 25 4 - 175
I Want to Pay More for Health Care
Suppose an organization got behind making a few signs that said "I Want to Pay More for Health Care - Stop Obama" and those signs showed up at town hall meetings and wherever health care was being ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 08/21/2009 4 1 - 13
The Twenty-Four Truths
A lot of the differences between Liberals/Democrats and Conservatives/Republicans is a matter of degree and quantity - and how you see things. One can find examples of Liberals/Democrats behaving ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 05/14/2009 2 4 1 5
The New Presidential Press Conference Rule
The press secretary announces at the beginning of the next news conference: "The White House will be holding dual press conferences beginning today. Along with this event we'll have a separate press ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 04/29/2009 15 11 - 3
The Going Galt Goldmine
It fell into our laps. Or maybe it crawled into our laps since it originated so far below us, but this "going Galt" this is just too valuable to pass up. Briefly, untethered Republicans are vaguely ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 03/12/2009 21 16 - 20
New Banks?
The banking/Wall St problem seems to run around in circles. Part of the problem may be that the president's top two economic people are Wall Street investment banking insider types. No solution from ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 03/09/2009 13 2 - -
The Cadillac Driving Welfare Queen
Republicans are in love with the Stimulus Package and the Bank Recovery plan. Not with its chance for success in bringing the country out of the Republican Recession, which most of them hope doesn&...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 02/23/2009 25 13 - 25
Ya Gotta Have Faith
In all the discussions and debates about financial rescue, economic recovery proposals and incentive plans the most important fact is unstated. Columns by economists, economic experts, people in ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 01/22/2009 9 - - 2
Deal - No Deal
I’ve been going back and forth on the topic of the prosecution of Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitiz, Rice, Halliburton, et all. There are well conceived and persuasive views from both sides being ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 01/21/2009 10 2 - 25
Winning In 2010
In the February, 2009 edition of Vanity Fair magazine there is an excellent review of the eight years of the Bush administration. There's little narrative; it's comprised primarily of quotes from ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 01/13/2009 1 - 1 18
There's No There There
Some folks on the far Right have announced that they're trying to create plans to increase the presence and popularity of Conservative blogs on the internet – again. They'll fail – ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 11/26/2008 12 11 1 3
Remember Linda Tripp? w/ Minor Update
Linda Tripp was a Republican hire under Bush I who was kept in place when President Clinton moved into office. This wasn’t entirely carelessness. Clinton wanted a bipartisan feel to his ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 11/12/2008 88 37 - 52
The Day After the Election
One of my customers greeted my telephoned "Hello" with a chuckle (the election was the big news of the day and a lot of the people I talked to that day opened conversations about it without ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 11/08/2008 3 8 1 1
McCain's Brilliant Campaign
The question is: Why aren’t the Democrats blowing away the Republicans? The answer: John McCain has run a brilliant campaign. Nothing was good for McCain. The Republican foreign policy –
A Southerner in Yankeeland 10/27/2008 32 3 - 3
Join The Family - Or Not
How about a secretive cult whose members include U.S. Senators and Representatives, congressional staff, Generals, and multi-millionaire CEOs, and which operates not only in the U.S. but in ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 10/20/2008 2 1 - 10
Obama, Blackwater, the End of the World, and the Man in the Waiting Room
We were in a doctor’s waiting room and I was looking at the front page of the local paper which had news on the Wall Street bailout. “I’m glad they finally did something,” ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 10/06/2008 11 4 - 3
A History of Hate Radio
1 - A Seven-Paragraph Condensed Early History When radio broadcasting was invented amateur electronic buffs built many of the stations. They played their personal music collections and sometimes ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 10/01/2008 22 16 3 4
Gimme That $700,000,000.00
Two things about the economy. The second will take a moment so let’s get the first one out of the way. Thing Number One: The $700,000,000,000.00 Taxpayer Bailout. Point 1. My Daddy always ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 09/30/2008 10 6 - 11
Reverse-O-Matic
“What a GREAT audience!,” Lance Shiney boomed. “And a special thanks to our audience warm-up guys, Earl and Wayne! Weren’t they hilarious!” (Applause) “And a ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 09/22/2008 2 2 - 2
Aw, Shallow Sarah
When Sarah Palin was chosen as the Vice Presidential candidate for the Republican ticket I thought it was a good move. She made an attractive appearance and she was energetic. Very energetic. No ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 09/18/2008 4 4 - 2
Carly, You're So Vain
Texan Carly Fiorina (Cara Carleton Sneed Fiorina) became the CEO and Chairman of Hewlett-Packard in 2000. She was paid between eight and ten million dollars a year, or about $162,000 a week. “...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 09/17/2008 17 13 - -
Fools for Christ
Fools for Christ Fundamentalist church-goers may recognize the title of this diary, but I mean it in a way that's different from what you hear on Sunday mornings. There has been, and will ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 08/29/2008 8 2 - -
A Dastardly Plan?
The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) went up 1.2 percent last month, a huge jump. It amounts to, at this point, close to 12 percent per year. It will show up in retail prices at various times in the ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 08/19/2008 2 - - -
Olympic Aluminum
The latest report on media coverage of next month's Olympics in Beijing is in The Sports Business Journal by Steve Bilafer, founding editor of SportsBusinessDaily. China's highly conservative ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 07/15/2008 - - - 1
Ignorant Politics
I read something on the web a few days ago but I don’t remember where. It may have even been here at DK. The item was brief and not a revelation and it didn’t stand out from the hundreds ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 07/11/2008 15 3 - -
Guns
A decision by the Supreme Court of the United States put guns back in the news. I like guns. I like the precise workmanship of metal, the heft in my hand, and I enjoy shooting. Never at animals; at ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 06/27/2008 70 5 - 17
Should McCain Quit?
In 2001 Senator John McCain sold his soul to President Bush for an endorsement in 2008 when McCain would next run for the presidency. Why He Should Quit and How He Could 1. That deal with the ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 05/14/2008 11 2 - -
The New McCain Commercial
Advice to democratic strategists is easy to come by. I almost wince when I see someone try – even when the advice is good – and, except for some knowledge of dubious merit – ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 04/21/2008 1 1 - -
The Question for Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos
Here is the question for Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos: Were you pressured by your producer to humiliate yourselves as moderators of the Philadelphia presidential debate aired on ABC, or ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 04/17/2008 10 5 - -
Republican Communist Capitalists
In trying to understand Conservatives I've found it convenient to break down the philosophy of government into two perhaps overly simple sections: money and people. There's crossover, of course, but ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 02/10/2008 15 3 - -
The Right Wing Wins
On matters of policy there are not, as many have noted, many differences between the thinking of Senators Clnton and Obama, and I would be happy with either as president. In making the decision as ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 02/08/2008 11 2 - -
I Hope Senators Clinton and Obama are Liars
My folks had a record album of a Southern comedian who called himself Brother Dave Gardner. I don't remember much from the man's routine but one line stuck with me. "If a man's down, kick him. That ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 01/31/2008 28 6 1 1
Vice President Crazy & Always Wrong Bill
Framing is apparently vital, and it makes sense that it would be. It's just a new word for what salespeople have been doing for eternity: putting a product or idea in its best light. Republican ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 01/10/2008 3 2 - -
Mike Huckabee Defies God, With Asides
(There are some asides in the following because Northerners don’t generally understand religion in the South – and because they’re fun. In the North religion seems to be a private,
A Southerner in Yankeeland 01/07/2008 3 6 - 2
DailyKos Readers and John Edwards
I just listed to the excellent Tom Ashbrook on NPR discuss the Iowa results and he had to finally ask one of his guests, a Democratic talk show host, about John Edwards second place showing. No one ...
A Southerner in Yankeeland 01/05/2008 76 28 - 13
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