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This is the tweet that startled me this morning

Gee, I thought Obama was already promising to repeal tax cuts for the rich in 2012

Now I see  pride and joy in furthering the GOP agenda!

“I fought for that package because, while we are recovering, we plainly still have a lot of work to do.”

Well, you fought and you won! yeay, you!

Do you ever have the feeling that all your enemies are gahering to conspire in one room?

It was this tweet from The Telegraph that gave me the Morning Sneeze

I don’t know if their predictions are right or wrong but there was one thing in the article that struck me

The company’s commercial ambitions are also open to question – particularly as Goldman Sachs is expected to raise a further $1.5 billion for Facebook from smaller investors, a move that is likely to interest the US Securities and Exchange Commission. When a US company has more than 500 shareholders, it must file financial returns, which removes one of the advantages of being private and makes a public listing more likely.

So, who else is missing? Bloomberg? Bill Gates? Billionaires of the world, unite!

There was just one bright spot in the story

In a few years’ time, Goldman’s funding could be seen as Facebook’s high-water mark, just as Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of MySpace, thought to be a game-changing development at the time, actually heralded its descent into terminal uncoolness.

But ultimately, it’s a story of elephants running and trampling the ground under them.

Proving she understands where the problem is (just like the time she declared there was no such thing as sexism), Nancy Pelosi is on a quest to rebrand the Ds. This headline gave me the Morning Sneeze

Steven Spielberg advising Nancy Pelosi on rebranding Democrats

Geez, I thought Tim Kaine already did that by removing the  superfluous “democratic” and coming with the exciting “circle Ds”.

Or rather Nancy did that when she took W’s impeachment off the table.

Or when she joined the hooligans who were dismissing women and working class voters in 2008.

But this is a rebranding akin to W’s finding names for the war in Iraq. Him  went to Madison Avenue advertisers, and it was the Rice A Roni marketer that gave us “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. It’s good to know Nancy, the other San Francisco treat, has the same political acumen as W!

We find out that Nancy

is consulting marketing experts about building a stronger brand. The most prominent of her new whisperers is Steven Spielberg, the Hollywood director whose films have been works of branding genius.

So, if not Jaws, how about the Extra Terrestrials? (ET on the logo)

While it’s interesting that she is so fond of the corporate culture, I think even Wall Street could teach her that ultimately, you are what you do. No amount of rebranding will ever makes BP look not criminal or Enron honest.

And not even Spielberg can make the the dmocrats look “stronger”.

Not after messing up Social Security.

Ouch!  Circle Ds

Hey, I have an idea! How about something big and thick skinned? Like…an elephant, maybe?

or here is a good one

Since today is very likely we get a fake net neutrality (to go along with th fake health insurance, fake Wall Street regulation and the fake stimulus), this is a good video explaining things – and clearing propaganda from the truth

I love that the VIPs in the cartoon are riding on Segways!

Keep up on the subject

and the Confluence has a good explanation – reality vs propaganda

with Al Franken calling the proposed regulations “worse than nothing”

I was happy about the repeal of DADT. Much as I don’t really want gay people – or straight ones to get killed in wars – discrimination is discrimination.

Then  the political posturing hit me over the head

I saw this right as DADT repeal happened, but it just hit me

I remember at the time someone objected that the gay wallets don’t flutter, but make a manly sound.

While I celebrate the civil rights moment, I can’t stop being awed by the cynicism of the Journolist brigade coupled with the chutzpa of those dragged kicking and screaming to finally get on with the repeal.

As for Os, after years of telling the gays that there are more important things to accomplish than their selfish agenda, they are finally able to tell the difference between Obama and McCain!

No difference between Obama and Republicans? Would President McCain have seen to it. . .

that DADT was repealed.

And in the meanwhile as a result

Ivies moving toward restoring ROTC

Some top universities moved quickly Saturday to respond to the vote repealing the ban on gays in the military, and those who don’t restore their ROTC programs in the wake of the vote are likely to face immediate pressure on the issue.

Which send me to the wisdom of this tweet

Resume celebration.

And for those ragging on Clinton for instituting DADT: before that gays were not allowed to serve at all. This was as far as Clinton could push things in the right direction then.

Key words – to distinguish from Obama’s tax deal: “right direction”

Not Your Sweetie

June 2023