Ditto to Atrios

Atrios and his readers join the Herseth bashing, calling her statements “offensive and legal gibberish.” While he pays lip service to “all politics is local,” my response appears below. Again, withdrawing support from Herseth not only guarantees a vote in favor of the constitutional amendment the bashers oppose but plenty more votes toeing the Bush/Cheney/Ashcroft/conservative […]

Did Stephanie step in it or don’t out-of-state bloggers understand SD politics?

Kos is upset that Stephanie Herseth didn’t condemn the idea of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union of man and woman as husband and wife. Stephanie said she “agree[s] with the president on this issue. Marriage should be between a man and a woman.” According to Kos, she subsequently backed off a bit, […]

Book recommendation

As you can tell from the list at the right, I read a bit. While much is enjoyable, there isn’t a tremendous amount that really, really draws me in. That’s particularly so with non-fiction. That said, go buy The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David Shipler.

I have not read any of his […]

The “hottie” focus continues

I know it’s probably all in fun but still, now that Atrios has blogged Herseth’s picture, the “hottie” comments continue. As one noted, some of these commenters really need to get out more. They’re starting to sound like Beavis and Butthead.

The bad SciFi motif

Returning once again to my prior statements that life since 9-11 and Bush has seemed like being in a bad science fiction novel, let’s add this from Sunday’s New York Times. “Day by day, the nation’s capital is becoming a fortress, turning a city known for graceful beauty into a virtual armed camp.”