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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:46 AM

The good, hard spanking of 2012, Mark Morford

Bet on the Nazi socialist Kenyan
Is it not refreshing? Is it not all kinds of wonderful to be reminded that all the spittle-flecked hate and hissing resentment in the world still canít defeat intelligence, wisdom, flawed but honest integrity?

Behold: The GOPís relentless, shameless four-year onslaught of racism, birtherism, isolationism and gross antipathy, during which they called the president everything from a communist to a Nazi to a fundamentalist Muslim, failed to rally sufficient numbers of the undereducated and the paranoid to nosedive the nation back into a sinkhole of conservative bile. It was easily the most methodical, coldblooded personal attack in modern political history, and it failed ugly. Hugs all around.

White men canít jump
Did you feel it? The tipping point? The grand flip from white male-dominated, paranoid ní reactionary cultural stasis to female-empowered, minority-voiced, messier-than-thou, barely controlled chaos? The 2012 election ushered in nothing short of a new phase, era, chapter in the increasingly weird American experiment, one in which the old, scared white guys of the world, while far from being completely sidelined, are at least no longer assured of their unimpeded dominance and political authority. Not only do the Mitt Romneys of America no longer hold all the reins, they never will again. A wobbly, rainbow-coalition future beats an uptight, monochromatic past any day.

Global warming gives you the finger
The adorably ignorant cluster of global-warming deniers is now even tinier, more ignorant, and less worth giving a momentís irritated glance than ever. Hurricane Sandy wasnít a wake-up call, she was a mission statement, an attack plan, an overt strategy for Mother Natureís violent reclamation of our despoiled world, given how we apparently canít seem to take care of her properly. Since weíve waited far too long to take major action to heal the planet, Mother Nature will do what she does best: devastate our overblown egos and rinse the place clean. No one is actually ready.

The rest: http://blog.sfgate.com/morford/2013/01/01/the-good-hard-spanking-of-2012/

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Reply The good, hard spanking of 2012, Mark Morford (Original post)
madokie Jan 2013 OP
malaise Jan 2013 #1
caledesi Jan 2013 #4
Skittles Jan 2013 #2
handmade34 Jan 2013 #3
bigtree Jan 2013 #5
Leopolds Ghost Jan 2013 #6
lunatica Jan 2013 #7
Leopolds Ghost Jan 2013 #10
HCE SuiGeneris Jan 2013 #8
B Calm Jan 2013 #9

Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:01 AM

1. Excellent read

Thanks

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:38 AM

4. Yes. Excellent blog. nt

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:07 AM

2. "......the notion that guns are somehow noble or worthy of anything but revulsion and sadness"

INDEED

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:08 AM

3. rec

"We are either on the cusp of total madness or total illumination..."

well said!

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:40 AM

5. KICK and REC!

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:43 AM

6. That's funny. Climate change is not a priority for this administration

So Mark should do something about it himself (like visit the anti-Keystone activists) or shut up about it.

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Response to Leopolds Ghost (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:50 AM

7. Why would you suggest anyone shut up about climate change?

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Response to lunatica (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:41 PM

10. Sorry. I was being facetious

This is the worst period for climate change ever, we're running headlong off a fossil fuel cliff and the Administration seems to be solidly in favor of increasing US fossil fuel production even more. No more "peak oil" now that prices have plateaued and they can strip mine for oil and gas...

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:20 PM

8. Love Morford. KnR

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:22 PM

9. Morford has a way with words! K&R

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