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Name: Ann
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Hometown: Towson, Maryland
Home country: USA
Current location: near Washington, D.C.
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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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"When the ship comes in" (1963)

It's funny, POTUS's first election reminded me of this song, but of course now it seems to fit this election even better. Who knows, maybe Dylan is right about a ("sea changing"?) landslide. Hope so. Have to admit, I've had a hunch in that direction myself... was afraid to jinx it by saying so, though.

Oh the time will come up
When the winds will stop
And the breeze will cease to be breathin'
Like the stillness in the wind
Before the hurricane begins
The hour that the ship comes in

Then the sea will split
And the ships will hit
And the sands on the shoreline will be shakin'
Then the tide will sound
And the waves will pound
And the morning will be a-breakin'

Oh the fishes will laugh
As they swim out of the path
And the seagulls they'll be a-smilin'
And the rocks on the sand
Will proudly stand
The hour that the ship comes in

And the words that are used
For to get the ship confused
Will not be understood as they're spoken
For the chains of the sea
Will have busted in the night
And be buried on the bottom of the ocean

A song will lift
As the mainsail shifts
And the boat drifts on to the shoreline
And the sun will respect
Every face on the deck
The hour that the ship comes in

Then the sands will roll
Out a carpet of gold
For your weary toes to be a-touchin'
And the ship's wise men
Will remind you once again
That the whole wide world is watchin'

Oh the foes will rise
With the sleep still in their eyes
And they'll jerk from their beds and think they're dreamin'
But they'll pinch themselves and squeal
And they'll know that it's for real
The hour that the ship comes in

And they'll raise their hands
Sayin' 'we'll meet all your demands'
But we'll shout from the bow 'your days are numbered!'
And like Pharaoh's tribe
They'll be drownded in the tide
And like Goliath, they'll be conquered
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:51 AM (0 replies)


He is such a good writer. It's so cool that he would get involved himself and do this.

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:07 PM (1 replies)

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)

If workers were paid a living wage there would be more taxpayers.

Also, if people could make ends meet on one job instead of two or three, more people would be employed -- the unemployment rate would go down because those second and third jobs would be employing others.

It's time to double the minimum wage, and set a maximum wage beyond which it's a 99% tax rate. The top tier has been overpaying themselves by underpaying the bottom. With a top income limit that would stop in a hurry. The inequality gap would quickly resolve itself.

Private billionaires are a threat to the stability of the country. Besides, most of the super rich got that way via the Bush tax cuts which they expect the rest of us to pay for, or the legalization of criminal activities via their lobbyists buying our law. They need to cough it up, and be glad they're not in jail (yet). There's no reason for us to follow through and pay for their ill-gotten windfall.

For these super rich to have the NERVE to actually COMPLAIN about the under-paid not paying taxes is adding insult to criminal theft.

Those arguments should be shoved back down their throats. Oh and btw, it really angers me when somebody talks about "asking" the wealthy to pay more. No, REQUIRE them to pay more. That's the language used for the rest of us. Who thinks like that, "ask" them?
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:55 PM (83 replies)

I know who it is on Twitter and Youtube.

Youtube is where James Carter IV found the video in 10 segments (in black and white, and much harder to see, and hear). He posted at least one of them on his Twitter account (I have his as well now, it's @JECarter4). The video maker retweeted his tweet of the video. Then, because Carter IV didn't have many followers, he noticed that his tweet was retweeted and that the Twitter name of the person who did it was very similar to the name on the Youtube account where he got the video. He made contact through Twitter message, and connected that person with David Corn. Carter IV said on interview yesterday that he doesn't know the real identity of the videomaker either. He did say that the person was not one of the guests at the Romney event.

Just FYI someone here had also posted one of the video segments here a couple weeks ago (it's the one in the Dkos story below), so that's when I became aware of the videomaker's Youtube name, and then when the story broke I saw the reference to Carter IV's involvement and searched out his twitter account and (again because there was so little on it), I saw on his twitter page a retweet by the videographer and put 2 and 2 together just as Carter IV had done.

Anyway... Sea, you should be particularly interested in this person's message (which is the reason I'm going into detail in this post) because the story they were most concerned with getting out, which was on this same hidden Romney video is a very serious feminist story. My impression is (from profile comments on both the videographers' pages etc.) that story is why the taping was done.

Today, the videomaker posted this on their Twitter page -- about a Dkos post on this feminist story. The video in it is a clip from the same leaked video at the same Romney event. Here's the tweet...

Daily Kos: The Real Romney: The Most Horrifying 2:08 in the Clandestine Video http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/18/1133488/-The-Real-Romney-The-Most-Horrifying-2-08-in-the-Clandestine-Video via @dailykos
5:56 PM - 18 Sep 12

an earlier tweet...
@dailykos Apology accepted. C'mon Kossacks, stop the hand-ringing. Expose Global Tech. It's the place Mitt packed young girls 12 per room.
11:46 PM - 17 Sep 12

Also thought-provoking, another one on the 17th which I notice has since been deleted...

@MittRomney I released the full video as you requested. Would you now release your tax returns? Or shall we?

The video maker wanted the Global-Tech story to get big exposure, so if we want to do something for that person, then circulating that story is probably the best way to thank them. Also that story goes to Romney offshoring our jobs, which is a big deal too, and needs exposure from that angle as well.

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:50 PM (1 replies)

Guess who: the researcher who brought Rmoney's 47% video to MoJo's attention?

This is not the videographer, but the person who noticed it and tracked down the maker of the video on twitter, and contacted David Corn at Mother Jones to connect the two.

It was James Carter IV, President Carter's grandson. How great is that? And btw, he's "for hire", if anyone has a lead on a suitable project for him (somehow I have a feeling offers will be coming his way soon though). Here's his tweet about it...

James Carter ‏@JECarter4
How I Helped Leak the Secret Romney Fund-raiser Video http://tmblr.co/ZQ92cuTb7h7d

(a better link to the story)

How about the poetic justice of Carter's grandson helping to ruin Rmoney? Rmoney puts down Carter every chance he gets.

Bravo, JEC IV!

Btw, I'm pretty sure the videographer is this person:

@AnneOnymous670 ‏@AnneOnymous670
@JECarter4 I think Carter's karma just ran over Romney's dogma.

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:28 AM (8 replies)
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