Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Daschle's Out

I'm pretty saddened about this. The possibility of significant health reform has become greatly diminished, as Daschle was the best chance to make it happen. He had the knowledge of Congress and health care that we need, and being able to move a plan through the Senate has always been the key stumbling block. For him to lose it because he was too stupid to pay his taxes in full is supremely irritating, and progressives ought to be pretty angry at him for this stupidity.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.