• SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post Vaya con Dios, Miguelitoh2O by wendydavis.

    2014-02-26 22:34:52View | Delete

    Old friends gather upon hearing the news about miguelitoh. Seems so very appropriate in his honor. Thanks for this wendy. I’m envious you got the time to spend with Miguel. And I’m so very pleased for him that he made the trip. And Quinn? I am especially glad to see you here. This two sentence [...]

  • SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post Seven O’clock News/Silent Night, Vol. III by wendydavis.

    2011-12-18 05:37:21View | Delete

    Thank you for this, wendy. I had almost forgotten the Simon & Garfunkel cover of “Silent Night.” And that would seem to be an impossibility. After all, I remember so very well the impact this album – and this song! – had on me as a young man. I played this album over and over [...]

  • SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post Mr. President, Your Friday Veto Exposed Your Greatest Lie by wendydavis.

    2011-02-21 16:30:59View | Delete

    Absolutely infuriating! It perhaps says all you need to know about the Obama Presidency that he received the Nobel Peace Prize IN ANTICIPATION of the great possibilities he had to earn it, along with a belief that he was elected precisely because the American people thought he would do so. Just look at what we [...]

  • SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post End of Pax Americana? Discussion with Sy Hersh and Rashid Khaladi [Updated] by wendydavis.

    2011-02-09 13:46:11View | Delete

    I will be listening to the interview while on the road tonight. I am thrilled at the resiliency of the protestors who continue to defy the powers allayed against them. Suleiman continues to reinforce their resolve with his not-so-subtle threats that assure the leopard will never change his spots. The people in the square are [...]

  • SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post American Strategists Would Have Us Inherit the Winds that Blow in Cairo by SleepinJeezus.

    2011-02-05 10:54:14View | Delete

    Thanks, wendy. It seems the shortest, most direct route to an Islamist State in Egypt would be for the Western countries to continue their Imperialist interference in Egyptian affairs. The MSM seems to identify the equivalence between what is going on in Egypt with what we saw happen in the Iranian Revolution. In that case, [...]

  • Just a point of correction: Kucinich would be (at best) the Ranking Minority Member of the Committee in this present Congress, not the Chair. Terrific move by Kucinich to hold the military to account for Manning’s treatment. And I appreciate the point he makes about the Army introducing additional mental stress to a person who [...]

  • I haven’t seen any TV in a week, and have kept up with developments in Cairo via newspaper headlines and newscasts. Admittedly, this presented for me a “story among other news stories” kind of perspective on the matter. Then, I finally got a chance to listen to the  DemocracyNow! live podcasts from Cairo (through yesterday), and [...]

  • SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post Obama Ignores Actual State of the Union, Makes Nice Speech by Scarecrow.

    2011-01-26 06:57:42View | Delete

    And surely they could have found a Democrat to give the SOTU response, couldn’t they? Why have Paul Ryan on just to double-down on what Obama said. Deficits? Bad, and a Top Priority, too! Free Trade? Good! Supply-side economics? Common Wisdom! Aren’t they supposed to offer that spot to someone in opposition? Bernie Sanders, perhaps? [...]

  • SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post Obama Ignores Actual State of the Union, Makes Nice Speech by Scarecrow.

    2011-01-26 06:49:32View | Delete

    Obama titled this speech “Winning The Future.” That’s pretty good, actually. I mean “WTF???”

    But I think there’s another title more apt that I used in another comment on another bog post here on FDL: “President Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Quit Worrying and Love the Jobless Recovery.”

  • SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post Water Cooler – State Of The Union Reaction by Bill Egnor.

    2011-01-26 06:39:32View | Delete

    In fact, I was thinking it would have been more appropriate to have an actual Democrat give the SOTU response than simply have Paul Ryan and Michelle Bachmann push to the margins of craziness to differentiate themselves from Obama. Bernie Sanders, for example, could have given a credibly oppositional response. Or maybe Dennis Kucinich.

  • SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post Water Cooler – State Of The Union Reaction by Bill Egnor.

    2011-01-26 06:33:53View | Delete

    “President Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Jobless Recovery.” Who was Obama talking to last night? Not a word about family-supporting jobs, at a time when companies are forcing contract recessions to fatten their bottom line under the guise of getting labor to be “more competitive,” leveraged with threats to [...]

  • SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post The Republicans’ Spending Reduction Act of 2011 Is Out: It’s a Doozy by wendydavis.

    2011-01-21 23:04:24View | Delete

    “Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. More than $1 billion annually.” The Davis-Bacon Act stipulates that government contractors provide their workers with the prevailing wage. These wages are calculated for each specific job classification (i.e. Class A CDL Drivers; welders; steamfitters; etc.) by the Dept. of Labor for each geographic area. It’s a way of ensuring that [...]

  • SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post Remove the Blinders, Dems; Both Congressional Parties Are Elites by wendydavis.

    2011-01-15 07:36:34View | Delete

    “The biggest influence on legislative votes is often Corporate Lobbying;” In the Health Care Reform effort, this means we cannot even put single-payer up for discussion as an option. This is worked out by Obama even BEFORE anything is introduced, and the media matter-of-factly reports that this is required because otherwise the lobbyists will kill [...]

  • SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post Remove the Blinders, Dems; Both Congressional Parties Are Elites by wendydavis.

    2011-01-14 20:49:32View | Delete

    The manner by which the charade is played in Washington is insidious and very effective. We are afforded opportunity to pretend we are governed within a democratic “contest of ideas” wherein essentially two parties play against one another to arrive at solutions that serve the interests of all Americans. The reality is that the oligarchs [...]

  • SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post We’ll Take a Cup of Kindness Yet by Rusty1776.

    2011-01-02 13:52:43View | Delete

    Well done! Happy New Year!
    I’m glad I visited FDL to read this on invite of wendydavis. I suspect I’ll be back in his New Year as I continue to fight the good fight, and I’ll be looking to read more from you and others who inspire us. Thanks for this!

  • SleepinJeezus and wendydavis are now friends

    2010-12-12 09:14:35View | Delete
  • SleepinJeezus commented on the diary post Chalmers Johnson: 1931-2010 by wendydavis.

    2010-11-22 14:38:44View | Delete

    Thanks for this, wendy. It’s a great loss that needs to be honored.

  • SleepinJeezus became a registered member

    2010-11-20 22:33:08View | Delete