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Here's a Dylan tune that to me, born in '68, really captures our moment 50+ years on.

Besides that, it is one of the greatest songs/performances ever.

Posted by malchickiwick | Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:16 AM (6 replies)

Kid tricks NBA cameraman into showing 'Stand With Hong Kong' T-shirt

This is great, but the speed with which the cameraman tries to move the frame seems rather craven.



Posted by malchickiwick | Wed Oct 23, 2019, 11:42 AM (1 replies)

On a day of chaos, sorrow, and more stress upon our institutions, can I remind us of a better time?

You're welcome
Posted by malchickiwick | Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:55 PM (4 replies)

Regarding Impeachment: What About a Special Committee?

I admit that I am not anything near literate when it comes to procedure in the House, but could not Speaker Pelosi create a special committee to investigate the president, and give it exceptional powers of investigation, which would be a way to straddle that line between full on impeachment and doing nothing.

Like I said, I'm no expert on how this works, but I just wonder if there is some mechanism by which we can expose the findings of the Mueller report, without turning so many off with the word "impeachment".
Posted by malchickiwick | Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:42 PM (4 replies)

I TRUST Speaker Pelosi!!

Look, my instinct is impeach NOW too, but guess what ... I am also aware that the Speaker is so much smarter than I am when it comes to making political decisions, and frankly, I think all of us owe her the same.

When the time has come for impeachment to proceed, she will let us know. If you think you know more about how to play this game than our Speaker, then you are not helping, respectfully.
Posted by malchickiwick | Fri May 31, 2019, 11:56 PM (86 replies)

For everyone calling for impeachment now, are you really naive enough to trust Turtle Mitch??

Without a Senate trial, impeachment is meaningless. Could somebody please, sincerely, tell me what makes you think that Mitch would do anything different with impeachment than he did with Merrick Garland?

"We don't need to have a trial in the Senate; that trial will take place in the voting booth a year and a half from now" -- McTurtle, probably, should the House impeach.

(I am honestly looking for somebody to convince me it could possibly go any differently given the tortoise-like one's track record of brazenly defying the rule of law.)
Posted by malchickiwick | Fri May 31, 2019, 11:52 AM (47 replies)

I'm a GenX Dad w/ 3 millennial kids ALL of whom are thrilled with Biden's candidacy. Anecdotally...

... this is my own experience: My kids love Joe, literally love him as a person, as a consensus builder, as a HUMAN BEING, and, of course, as a candidate, not least because they see him as an extension of the presidency of our beloved Obama.

They tended towards Bernie in 2016, but, of course, all three voted for HRC. They have now shied away from Bernie as a result of his Bernie Bro baggage, and so seem really on board ideologically with Senator Warren (who has ALWAYS seemed to me to be WAY more electable than Senator Sanders, as much as I love his ideology).

After a quick dad poll, I think their dream ticket is Biden/Warren. But they are on board with whomever we nominate, obviously. Speaking as one dad, my millennial kids and their peers are motivated more than I have ever seen from a youngish cohort in my 50 years. Of course, I'm a bit too young to remember the late Sixties (born in late 1968).

Go Joe. Go Us. Nothing less than the future of our precious Republic is at stake.

On edit: I personally voted for Senator Clinton in the 2008 primary; none of my kids were old enough to vote that year. I consider President Obama the greatest chief executive of my lifetime, and top 3 of the 20th century; top 10 all time.
Posted by malchickiwick | Tue May 7, 2019, 11:41 PM (81 replies)
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