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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:19 PM

A generic shoutout to William Rivers Pitt

A very good article from Truthout that pretty much sums up the past year from the sight of a gun.
Thank you Bill for your support here.



Resolve to Remember the Butcher's Bill

(Photo: Rudy Lara)It was my intention, with this final article of 2012, to make some sort of grand and sweeping assessment, a capstone argument, a clear-eyed statement of purpose in which...

Nope. Nothing there. I tried. I failed.

The well is dry, the socket has no charge, Casey has no bat. The Mayans were wrong; that's all I can muster.

The end of 2012 is something I greet in a state of exhaustion, horror, and sorrow. Every attempt to encompass these last 365 days has beggared me. Hell, the headlines over the last 72 hours alone have been enough to drive a man into the arms of serious drink.

Consider: During Sunday's interview with Obama on "Meet The Press," host David Gregory burnished his scumbag credentials by challenging the president to "talk tough" with seniors about the cuts he thinks they should absorb in Social Security and Medicare. No mention of any cuts whatsoever to the pornographic funding given to the "Defense" Department was made.


Continued here:
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/13637-resolve-to-remember-the-butchers-bill#.UON7jWkR5dU.email

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Reply A generic shoutout to William Rivers Pitt (Original post)
mattvermont Jan 2013 OP
Arctic Dave Jan 2013 #1
90-percent Jan 2013 #2
HillWilliam Jan 2013 #3
CrazyOrangeCat Jan 2013 #4
Cha Jan 2013 #5
onethatcares Jan 2013 #6
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #7
mattvermont Jan 2013 #8
Raven Jan 2013 #18
gademocrat7 Jan 2013 #9
ReRe Jan 2013 #10
ybbor Jan 2013 #11
grantcart Jan 2013 #12
Generic Other Jan 2013 #13
Bozvotros Jan 2013 #14
donheld Jan 2013 #15
MannyGoldstein Jan 2013 #16
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #17

Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:26 PM

1. Always a strong K&R for Mr. Pitt.

 

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:35 PM

2. I'm a big Will fan

Nice to share DU with such a good guy.

-90% Jimmy

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:46 PM

3. Wicked smaht

Got no ahs, though.

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:52 PM

4. k & r

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:53 PM

5. Thanks for the link, mattvermont!

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:03 PM

6. here's mine

GENERIC SHOUT OUT.

seriously though, Mr. Pitt does some mighty fine posting and a writing. x alot.

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:31 PM

7. K&R

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:35 PM

8. I have always had a man-crush on Mr. Pitt

He is a treasure to DU and TO. Did he ever stop smoking? I hope so...became aware of him around the time I fought the demon.

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Response to mattvermont (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:53 AM

18. I believe he has. Baby on the way, you know. He

was here at Christmas and I saw no evidence of the demon.

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:56 PM

9. K&R

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:07 PM

10. Not just a generic shoutout..

...but a great big hoot and holler. WE are blessed to have Will aboard DU!

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:20 PM

11. HUGE fan of W. R. Pitt!

I have been for almost 9 years! Brilliant writer!

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:38 PM

12. Nothing generic about WRP. An original thinker at DU.


always provoking the rest of us to think as well.

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:05 PM

13. A Generic Other shoutout!

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:25 PM

14. I have been a fan for more than 10 years.

This is another good read and I don't feel quite so crazy or alone after reading it. It has been one horrific year, filled with disgust at the savage violence, the determined ignorance, the long campaign of blatant racist dog whistles and a growing fear that no matter how crazed and stupid the Republicans were acting they were still going to pull off a win by cheating or by people just staying home. It really felt apocalyptic and I was starting to prepare for the prospects of a Romney presidency.

Will has been fighting and writing the good fight a long time. His columns always give me courage or comfort and I needed both in big doses this year. He has been one of the reasons I visit DU everyday. Nance Gregg is another. I first encountered Will on the Capital Grilling forum in 2001 after 911 where for awhile he was one of a handful of liberals jousting a very loud group of loopy conservatives drunk with power over Bush's stolen election and attempting to rewrite history at every turn. Will carved them up like a Christmas turkey and gave me courage to do battle myself.
Just want to say thanks for hanging in there with us, Will.

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:40 PM

15. Always kick it for William Pitt.

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:34 AM

16. A gentleman and a scholar

And a very good writer!

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Response to mattvermont (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:49 AM

17. K & R

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