A YearlyKos Shot: Open Thread


steve clemons pam spaulding joe sudbay michael rogers Chris johnson michelangelo sigorile.jpg
This was a cool bunch of bloggers and political commentators I was hanging out with for a too quick day earlier this year at YearlyKos.
In the pic are Pam Spaulding, Joe Sudbay, Chris Johnson, Michael Rogers (yes, the Mike Rogers of Larry “Wide Stance” Craig fame) Michelangelo Signorile, and Steve Clemons.
Just sharing for fun. More later.
— Steve Clemons


7 comments on “A YearlyKos Shot: Open Thread

  1. jimbob says:

    yer goin bald steve


  2. pauline says:

    Daily Kos should read what real journalism can do.
    “The Economic Consequences of Mr. Bush”
    The next president will have to deal with yet another crippling legacy of George W. Bush: the economy. A Nobel laureate, Joseph E. Stiglitz, sees a generation-long struggle to recoup.
    by Joseph E. Stiglitz, December 2007
    When we look back someday at the catastrophe that was the Bush administration, we will think of many things: the tragedy of the Iraq war, the shame of Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, the erosion of civil liberties. The damage done to the American economy does not make front-page headlines every day, but the repercussions will be felt beyond the lifetime of anyone reading this page.
    I can hear an irritated counterthrust already. The president has not driven the United States into a recession during his almost seven years in office. Unemployment stands at a respectable 4.6 percent. Well, fine. But the other side of the ledger groans with distress: a tax code that has become hideously biased in favor of the rich; a national debt that will probably have grown 70 percent by the time this president leaves Washington; a swelling cascade of mortgage defaults; a record near-$850 billion trade deficit; oil prices that are higher than they have ever been; and a dollar so weak that for an American to buy a cup of coffee in London or Paris, or even the Yukon, becomes a venture in high finance.
    And it gets worse. After almost seven years of this president, the United States is less prepared than ever to face the future. We have not been educating enough engineers and scientists, people with the skills we will need to compete with China and India. We have not been investing in the kinds of basic research that made us the technological powerhouse of the late 20th century. And although the president now understands – or so he says – that we must begin to wean ourselves from oil and coal, we have on his watch become more deeply dependent on both.
    more at —


  3. Lurker says:

    Daily Kos is a load of crap — they ban posters who bring up the pro-Israel lobbies, and God forbid any Kos poster question the official narrative of the September 11 attacks.
    Daily Kos, and its founder, who professed that he wanted to work for the CIA and went through some sort of training program, is disinformation at its best.
    I.N.N. World Report, both the TV show and the radio show, had on parents from the Morton West High School uprising.
    I’m not sure if the interviews are online yet, but I think every parent in America should pay attention to the story of the Morton West High School students.
    What happened to those kids could happen to your child too if Hitlery or Thugliani, or any of the Rethug-Dimbocraps come into power, attack Iran per Israel’s expectations, and of *necessity* start a draft.
    Fascism is alive and well in the U.S., brought to you by the “Kos Kids”, the Christian Wrong, and AIPAC, amongst others.


  4. Bill Camarda says:

    And a much more fetching crowd than you’d ever find at Margaret Carlson’s dinner parties (grin)!


  5. PissedOffAmerican says:

    To: Morton West School District
    In Defense of the Morton West Antiwar Students
    We are writing in defense of the students who now face excessive disciplinary actions at the hands of various Morton West school administrators. Our sympathies lie with the courageous and moral struggle that the students have taken up, and with their parents who still support them. The struggle for a peaceful and just society absent of war should not be met with punishment, but should be supported by the community as a whole, especially from within the educational setting. Furthermore, It is our firm belief that an injury to freedom for students anywhere is an injury to freedom for students everywhere. This is why we urge all Morton West administrators to drop all disciplinary action against the said students, and to remove any indications of said events from their permanent records. We urge you to respect these students right to free expression now and in the future.
    (Written by Columbia College Chicago Students for a Democratic Society)
    The Undersigned


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