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I can go into the diner in Twin Peaks and have a damn good piece of Cherry Pie and go into my Diner here in NJ and have a damn good piece of Blue Velvet Cake (as my diner serves both Blue Velvet and Red Velvet cake.) They also serve pie.
Therefore I can have my cake and pie, and also, on AntennaTV, I can still watch All in the Family.
Therefore I can have my pie and cake and Edith too.
enjoy a piece of Blue Velvet cake, while listening to Lana Del Rey from my favorite album of the year doing a version of the isabella Rossellini version of the song Blue Velvet from
David Lynch's Blue Velvet
or perhaps I can have the above pie and cake and this Edith too
the legendary Edith Piaf, who if alive now, would be a welcome guest at this White House
and like her, since President Obama took office, I too have NO REGRETS
Posted by graham4anything | Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:58 AM (0 replies)
It is not beyond question that a Hillary45/Jerry Brown ticket could be dreamed of
The democrats screwed both Jerry Brown and Jesse Jackson more than once in the past.
Jerry Brown both the youngest Gov. of California ever, and the oldest, with many roles in service in between the two!
One of the true legends in political history.
And Jerry, for those that remember, ran a shoestring campaign much like Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, way before the internet was thought of, way before social media
Jerry ran solely on a 1-800-# and almost had one of the singular biggest upsets ever.
And Jerry ran another shoestring campaign for Gov. against the filthy rich Meg Whitman, friend of Mittens, who, had she prevailed, might have been Mittens VP choice but Jerry wiped out that horrible thought singlehandedly with zero money.
Why? Because the people love him.
And he is liberal as they come. However, he is a great liberal in the classic sense, and he knows enough not to overplay his hand.
(so I would say he is not a progressive.)
He is liberal and wins as opposed to progressive and whines.
And now California is 100% democratic. There are no republicans left. As article says, the republicans are a minor also ran party.
Which is the model Barack Obama is doing nationwide.
(and the liberals love Obama and get steady forward gain, while the progressives want 100% and whine and whine)
Love you Jerry Brown!
Showing how instead of cuttenrunning, he stayed and served the public and continues to do so his entire life.
Posted by graham4anything | Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:31 AM (1 replies)
He’s no kid at age 74, but California Gov. Jerry Brown has staged a comeback this year that Bill Clinton could appreciate.
It looked as though Brown’s second go-round in the governor’s job might well end after a single term. He staked his governorship on a referendum to raise taxes that was in trouble approaching Election Day. His approval ratings were mired in the low 40s.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/jerry-browns-california-revival-85440.html#ixzz2FrhoCvTk
But voters pulled through for Brown and approved his ballot measure to mend the long-broken state budget. And now Brown finds himself in prime position to achieve his ambitious agenda — and a virtual lock for reelection.
“He’s absolutely unbeatable in the state of California. Not even the Lord could beat him,” said former San Francisco Mayor and legendary Assembly Speaker Willie Brown. “California is Jerry Brown territory.”
In a political life that stretches back to the 1960’s, spanning one presidential campaign, three terms as governor, and a stint as Oakland mayor, Brown seems to be experiencing a career high of sorts. Voters also elected Democratic supermajorities to both chambers of the Legislature, removing the last check on the party’s near-total control of state government and relegating Republicans to something approaching minor-party status
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/jerry-browns-california-revival-85440.html#ixzz2Frht9OSH
Posted by graham4anything | Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:23 AM (3 replies)
President Obama is the common person who is Charlie Brown
President Obama is the smartest person in the room and knows he is Charlie Brown, and knows Lucy will not letting him kick the ball
knowing that Lucy is reviled in the world, as are the republican/tea/libertarians
Charlie Brown though is beloved worldwide
and over the course of time(because President Obama plays the game better than anyone, )
he sees the game 5,6,7,8,9 steps ahead each and every time and wins every single game he plays
Remember something- you do NOT need to kick the football in football to win a landslide
And the republican party is totally shredded quicker than Ollie North shredded the Iran/Contra documents
The republican/tea/libertarians are nothing
And when in the near future there are NO doctor bills to pay, much like in the superb system in France,and like in France the retirement is paid for, that will mean each and every person
will have a much better life.
We just gotta get there.
So stop harping on minutia, when 9 steps ahead, life is going to be perfect
As LBJ said-(though I doubt many who seem to hate everything Obama tries to do will get the analogy-)
The great society is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goods than with the quantity of their goods.
Lyndon B. Johnson
or try this one
There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility.
Lyndon B. Johnson
and remember something this holiday season-
Charlie Brown had the foresight to see how that Christmas tree would, 9 steps later, become the singular most beautiful Christmas tree in the entire village of mankind
Posted by graham4anything | Sat Dec 22, 2012, 05:29 AM (2 replies)
Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one.
Lyndon B. Johnson
this quote above says it all.
And describes the great Abraham Lincoln=FDR=LBJ=Barack Obama=Jimmy Carter=Great Carpenters
while also describing the worst- Reagan, Ford, Bush, Bush=Common Jackass'
another great quote that equally could describe both LBJ and Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim."
Lyndon B. Johnson
It's time to reclaim how great LBJ and Jimmy Carter were. And how great Barack Obama is.
and up yours to the haters and the debbie downers, sad sams and cuttenRunners.
Same people that hated the Christmas tree Charlie Brown bought.
Those that don't look 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 steps ahead and see what will be, and who
just keep their eyes wide closed to every little minutia, that in the long range scheme of things matters little to the betterment of life on this planet.
Yet who's hatred and disent will be the cause of never attaining that goal, while they then whine and whine and drone on and on about this is bad or that is bad.
Damn tired of them not realizing how much worse life could be collectively if we did not have at this time President Obama doing everything and anything. We shall not see the likes of him or any of the above very soon. Cherish what he brings.
If we don't, we will lose it for decades forward.
Posted by graham4anything | Sat Dec 22, 2012, 05:11 AM (6 replies)
I forgot something in all the anti-negative Susan Rice posts last week vs the JK committee to elect him SOS (and I said elect him, on purpose).
that being that I forgot what I keep telling everyone else about President Obama.
He sees things 9 steps ahead in the chess game set match that is the TEAM politics game
and it dawned on me as I was working out this morning
this beautiful sunny morning in the NYC area, the greatest city in the world
that President Obama is smarter than me
and maybe, just maybe, President Obama actually wants a BETTER more LOYAL person in the senate seat who actually wishes to be there and stay there for a long time coming.
Not one that might or might not consider it a stepping stone to SOS or whatever.
And maybe, just maybe there is a behind the scenes plan, and getting John Kerry out of the senate seat, might be part of that plan
President Obama is the coach and star player,in fact the singular best player ever in the game of politics after the great LBJ, and I am proud to be a part of Team Obama forever.
And that means in 2016 the single best candidate to win, as winning the game keeps you in the game and that means the singular one will be Hillary45.
And maybe that means Senator Rice now (as someone else marvelously thought about)
Or Senator Patrick leading the way
Or possibly maybe it will be Senator Kennedy rightfully returning to the seat.
(and I mean one of the Kennedy's who backed Barack Obama 100%, to keep the message one of continuation from 2016 to infinity and beyond (as Buzz Lightyear (c) said) LOL
as Bing Crosby indeed states in White Christmas, everyone has an angle
mine is the continuation of Barack Obama forever.
May my team beat the teams that don't wish that in this football/baseball/tennis/golf/bowling/checkers/chess match that is 9 steps ahead.
The Dream lives on!
Posted by graham4anything | Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:37 AM (5 replies)
The one and only person that wasn't a democrat that spit in Jeb Bush's face twice while he was Governor.
That made me like him
Congratulations Charlie! We (at least ME) welcomes you to the democratic party and whatever position you want to run for is fine with me.
And I would not be adverse to a Hillary45/Charlie Crist ticket in 2016 and reelected in 2020.
Ensuring Florida for the democrats even with Jeb running aginast them.
In Crist I trust!
And thank you for you did in Campaign 2012 for President Barack Obama!
Posted by graham4anything | Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:50 AM (63 replies)
and those voters want her 100%
the core Obama voters like myself. There is no question, no waiver, no others.
It takes a Clinton to defeat a Bush
and Hillary will knock out Jeb in 2016 (to continue with the boxing analogy so perfectly worked by Barack Obama and Chicago in 2008 and 2012
There are just so many reasons and it will happen.
The other female candidates on the list don't have anywhere near the track record Hillary has.
The other male candidates besides Joe Biden remind me of the ones that ran in 1988 besides Jesse Jackson(who should have won that year, but it was just too soon.)
The other female candidates all won't run if Hillary does (and it boggles the mind to think they would have the chutzpah to even try, they are so out of the league.)
Look at our demographics, and well, 2016 there will not(and I say this just from the demographics and no negative reason at all) but there will not be a white male candidate for president. It won't happen. The party is not going to run from its destiny to continue to create history.
Look for the US Supreme Court standard. First came Thurgood Marshall, then came Sandra Dey O'Connor.
It will 100% guaranteed, as never in my life have I been so assured of it, Hillary45 as our 45th President.
She will run, there is no doubt. For her mother. For all those in the past. For her daughter.
For destiny. For all time.
and Hillary has the one singular thing no other candidate in the nation has- ALL her baggage, all the crap they threw at her, 100% of everything there is to know about her, all is already been vetted. There is no swiftboating possible.
Whereas Jeb, we hardly know ye. Most people know nothing about him
and any of the above candidates named, NONE of them have ever been vetted.
But the beauty of Hillary is, all is known and she fights to win.
And in 2016 has President Obama's core voters like myself on her side this time
(those that know me, know I was 100% against her in 2008. She EARNED my vote the old fashioned way- through hard work and loyalty and for not whining and leaving the arena like Bill Bradley and Russ Feingold (and even to some extent Al Gore did) disappeared after their loses.
She toughed it out and stayed in the public sector, SERVING THE PEOPLE of the nation, in a very JFK kind of way. Bill envoked JFK back then, though I never really saw it as anything more than namedropping. Hillary though actually envoked the JFK spirit doing for the country, instead of going into some high paying private sector job like so many others.
Hillary has earned my vote and loyalty. And she has earned the Presidency.
And nothing will change my mind about this
Right now I got them as LINCOLN-FDR=LBJ=OBAMA=CARTER as the five best.
Can we have in Hillary yet another best of all time in her?
I believe so, and btw, I believe Hillary will act as our President from the left, like the
great Saul Alinsky the republicans derided her about.
Because Hillary is another Team Chicago and Chicago is a great work, not a bad word,
and Chicago wins Presidential races (1960 1964 2008 2012 2016 2020)
It takes a Clinton to beat a Bush. Sometimes history repeating itself is a good thing.
It will again in 2016 when Hillary beats Bush and KO's him decisively
Posted by graham4anything | Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:06 AM (2 replies)
and it goes without saying, I love LBJ (and think he indeed is #3 on the all time list).
Wish we had LBJ now in the senate as majority leader ramming everything through.
the five singular greats are one.(IMHO)
I don't include JFK because sad to say we were not given the time needed to judge what # he would be.
This is a great thread from June 2004
Because it is an archieved one, there are no photos in the links in this thread
Posted by graham4anything | Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:55 PM (14 replies)
and it would make her wiser than Solomon himself
However, when HIllary goes against head to head any challenger, she whallops them.
I think Biden is 2nd, Andew is 3rd, the others in very low single digits.
The best advantage she has is, all her dirt is long time public knowledge.
That plus the advantage she is the most competent and largest resume of any candidate
(probably her qualifications now equal the sum total of the 20 or other second tier candidates beneath her for the office of the presidency.
Trouble with one issue candidates is, they have no record on any other issue but that or they are out of the mainstream or have nothing to say they would do a better job, different job, or anything else to get above Hillary. There is no track record.
(those on the other side loved to spew about the now knwon fraud that was/is Ron Paul.
He yapped alot, but what accomplishment did he ever get ZERO. Because it takes compromise to get an accomplishment in the USA(ask Lincoln and Stevens).
It is just raw number stats. 2016 will have different needs than 2008 did, and from all the candidates already thought of (the 20 or 30 after Hillary), none presents themselves to having anything that says they would win more electoral votes than Hillary.
And like this time, the only ## I care about is 270. I actually don't even care about wedge issues or any issue but the 270.
Because 270 means we all lead a better life, than if the republican/tea/libertarian/otherkook3rdparty were to win the 270.
That is what I care about.
(as Willie Nelson sang "still is still moving to me" so even if we only stayed parallel, it is still better, however, I don't buy that. I say 10% getting something done is alot better than 100% of nothing or moving backwards.
that was the brilliance later on of President Obama using the word FORWARD. I could not think of a better word.
And I hope for another 10% now, another in a couple of years, and then another in 2017 and 2020 and 2022 and 2024.
By that time, counting the 10% up, we would have about 60% of what we want
NEVER will we get 60% at one time. America does not and never has worked like that.
(cliche- slow and steady wins the race, and yes, it does, Nate Silver would say about 91% of the time).
Posted by graham4anything | Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:41 AM (0 replies)