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Howard dean discovers sexism! I mean REALLY. Hillary, women voters, even Palin. All the right words, none of the right actions.

yeah Howard, it IS inexcusable. Where exactly were  you? Oh, right, you didn’t have cable back then

I guess the perspective from under the bus is clearer… Except of course, he still tries to ignore the PUMAs

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When I rescued my girlie dog from North Shore Animal League (no tricks, she was REALLY returned there), it so happened that her name was the same as mine. I found this after I decided to pick her, so this was not in any way a factor. We were advised to use the new name after the one we were going to give her  for a while – in a composite double name for their learning.

My guy in fact insisted that we keep the name she came with, as  a show of respecting her individuality.

To me this was too weird, so I insisted that eventually only the name we gave her be used.

I love my dog. I love my name too. Not to the point of bestowing it on my pets though – this is something that I cannot wrap my brain around. It’s funny that B0 should name his girlie dog after himself

So, as B0 has been the name I used for the biped for a long time, I won’t change that. As for Bo the quatruped – I’ll have to keep the number of legs for distinction – besides the use of the letter “o” vs the number “0”.

And what do you know, the Animal Farm rule seems to apply: 4 legs good, 2 legs bad. Who wold have thunk it?

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This is one of those propaganda/spin situations that reminds me of what someone said about me at a high school reunion: “She is so far left, she thinks Obama is not liberal enough”

In their banner article, Politico reassures us today that Obama’s position on abortion rights boost opposition from anti-choicers.

Nowhere the two pages article mentions Obama’s prevailing on democrats in congress to drop the contraceptives from the budget. Nowhere is the part time DNC cairman’s “Choose life” licence plates financing anti-choice groups mentioned.

Two entire pages of how many letters and how much astroturf mean anti-choicers dump on poor pro-choice Obama.

All that leading to this nifty paragraph:

It’s no surprise that Obama supports abortion rights. What’s been surprising to these groups is a quick succession of policy and personnel moves by Obama as president – moves they say belie the words of Candidate Obama, who pledged to change the national conversation about abortion.

From there on, what follows it’s insufficient steps in the right direction in the mind of the author:

The White House took steps earlier this month to shift the narrative. Obama’s chief domestic policy adviser, Melody Barnes, assembled a conference call to kick off its abortion reduction initiative, asking for examples of successful local programs and announcing plans to hold a series of meetings on the issue.

Obama also has appointed at least four religious leaders to the Council on Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships who oppose abortion.

Which, the article tells us did little to stop the opposition

“A lot of activists are waking up,” said Joy Yearout, political director the Susan B. Anthony (sic)List. “For eight years we had President Bush and his veto pen to protect us – and we don’t have that anymore.

Well, at least they are awake. Pro choicers actually don’t have anyone to protect their rights either, but most of them are asleep.

Not Your Sweetie