Weekend Woundup Wolcott Style

I love James Wolcott.

I don't want the Republican Party simply defeated in November, I want to see it smashed beyond all recognition, in such wriggling, writhing, anguished disarray that it can barely reconstitute itself, so desperate for answers that it looks to Newt Gingrich for visionary guidance, his wisdom and insight providing the perfect cup of hemlock to finish off the conservative movement for good so that it can rot in the salted earth of memory unmissed and unmourned in toxic obscurity.

The more hate I see directed at my party, my candidates and my children the more I feel it is time to put the haters out of their misery.

Keep working people. Don't let up one bit.


Oh Blue, how I've missed you.

been without intertubes this week and exposed to Republicans and CNN the whole time.

I dreamed this morning that I told my mildly Repubican Aunt that I would be leaving this country if the PALIN/mccain ticket took office. Don't put much stock in literal translations of dreams but, hmmm, the diary and YouTube above are right on target today.

Progressive Democrats of North Carolina

We are back from Raleigh

Susan Oller and the state Teen Dems put on a great rally for the Teen Dems driving to Raleigh from across the state. I took two of our group for the event and they were so excited after I picked them up. We stored all the posters, stickers, campaign materials, etc in the car and walked to the Raleigh Obama HQ. Oh my! How exciting to see all the activity. My youngest signed the poster paper behind the desk that is up for that purpose, we picked up posters and bumper stickers and headed back to Charlotte. The two made plans for growing their chapter, talked about how many people they met and all their "networking"....funny to hear my 14-yr-old talking about networking.

We are all exhausted, but it was a great day.

Oh...they are already talking about a fundraiser to raise the money to attend the big convention in the spring held with Young Dems.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Went to Seagrove last Weekend Betsy

They are now selling BLUE donkeys! Wouldn't that be a great item offer for a fund raiser?

(If anyone is interested, I'll be glad to pick one up and ship it off to them.)

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

Blue Donkeys?

Help me here, Momaizo, and forgive the ignorance I know this question will reveal, but whaddya mean "blue donkeys?" Are ya talking about something in clay or are ya talking about actual donkeys that are blue?

It's time for me to get on my soapbox about how all elephants get all the cool representations on belt buckles and jewelry and we Dems are left to forage for the occasional cookie shaped like our emblem.

What, exactly, are you talking about when you say "blue donkey?"

Long story, Bru and it comes with pictures

search BlueNC for "BlueNC WoW Jugtown" and the stories will come up. We used to do a feature where the women at BlueNC took over the front page every other Wednesday. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer were able to participate because of busy schedules and we let it slip. We all met in Jugtown for a pottery shopping spree and to have lunch together, tour the area and chat with Congressman Brad Miller. Linda found and purchased a free-form clay Donkey that had been made by one of the apprentices. I believe it was green. It was a gift for our guest speaker.(Brad)

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Never been prouder to be a blue donkey, myself

'Tis the season, all right, and everyone's hurting, so I hope those blue donkeys sell like hotcakes!

I enjoy window shopping at an art gallery near my favorite lunch spot here in Raleigh, but for the past few weeks have felt mildly repelled by the display of red, white & blue cufflinks showing elephants right there alongside much "artier" earrings and necklaces. It just don't set right, ya know?

Every year this time of year I come up with my fantasy xmas ornament set -- theme related figures in thin German, tastefully colored glass of rich hues and the occasional dab of glitter --which I envision being sold in Smithsonian and art gallery-type catalogues. I just know I could have made a killing on a set that would have included (in that tasteful German glass with rich hues and the occasional dab of glitter) Bill Clinton, Hillary, Monica, Ken Starr, a beret, a cigar, a Rhenquist (in that robe he had designed for himself on the occasion of his presiding over the impeachment trial) and other assorted players and symbols.

This year's collection would include, of course, the candidates and their running mates (wouldn't Michelle be beautiful in glass?), an Alaskan Wolf (sans bullet wounds), seven tiny houses in a cluster, an interracial pair of voters doing a fist-bump, a mini New Yorker magazine showing that infamous cover, etc . . . The Sarah Palin figurine would be holding a pair of binoculars, the ends of which show her to be watching a Russian helicopter.

But you know, I think a set of nothing but tiny blue donkeys with little golden hoofs and silvery star eyes would be quite beautiful, and they'd SELL!!!

One of these days . . .