Archive for August, 2009

Buy DCblogger a pizza

Seriously, I have a cash flow emergency and would really appreciate something to eat..

Congratulations Alegre!

In this economy it is always great to hear about someone getting a job!

Three cheers for Arlington County

Arlington County sues over HOT lanes

Arlington County is suing Virginia, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration for moving forward with the high-occupancy toll (HOT) lane projects on Interstate 95 and Interstate 395 without a full environmental and public health analysis.

It is time to build a transportation system for the post carbon economy, more ways to move cars is not the way to go.

Why we fight for single payer

And how the American health neglect system kills.

Support your local blogger

Susie needs some serious help.

Creigh Deeds gets smart, the Washington Post gets stupid

Washington Post

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate R. Creigh Deeds will launch a campaign this week to portray his opponent’s longtime efforts to restrict abortion as out of the mainstream, a potentially risky strategy for a Democrat in the once solidly conservative state.

I don’t live in Virginia, but I can’t help but notice that the last 3 winners of state wide elections, Mark Warner, JIm Webb, and Tim Kaine, all ran as pro-choice candidates. Moreover, I seem to remember that Doug Wilder, in his 1989 bread through race for Governor, ran as a pro-choice candidate. In Virginia they will vote for a black, pro-choice Democrat, rather than a white anti-abortion nut. So, if Deeds can portray his opponent as an anti-abortion nut, he can probably win.

I am not the only one who feels this way.

Creigh Deeds for Governor campaign site.

Edit –
Creigh Deeds may be smart but it seems that members of his campaign could use a clue.

Insist on single payer, Medicare for All

Ten Ways Obama Screwed the Pooch on Healthcare

Bait and switch: How the “public option” was sold