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evidentally we haven’t learned from history

Because we’re doing it again.

Today is the 70th anniversary of the end of the two-day race riot known as Kristallnacht, “the night of broken glass,” when Nazi brownshirts and the Aryan equivalent of the KKK destroyed 276 synagogues across Germany, along with hundreds of Jewish businesses, with 91 Jews being killed in the process. This was in 1938, eight years into Hitler’s [...]



how will we keep him down on the farm, now that he’s seen d.c.?

Democrat Jeff Merkley is declaring victory over Republican incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith in the Oregon Senate race, moving Democrats one seat closer to a filibuster-proof majority in the body.

“This is the beginning of a transformational change for America,” Merkley said at a news conference at Portland State University.

He said he would be working with President-elect Barack Obama “to put this nation [...]



the worm turns

Conservative über-douchebag Richard Viguerie on November 5, 2004, celebrating George Bush’s re-election by an electoral margin of just 34 votes:

[The] network of conservative think tanks, advocacy organizations and pressure groups … Viguerie believes, has finally achieved its end with the reelection of President Bush.

“Now comes the revolution,” Viguerie recently told conservatives, according to the New York Times.

“…Now, we’ve got everything. [...]



the turd in the punchbowl

Yesterday was phenomenal for so many reasons: Obama, Kay Hagan, Larry Kissel, both Udalls, and here in Oregon a number of critical bond measures passed despite the economic worries haunting nearly every family these days. Voters seem to be back to seeing themselves as part of a community, rather than solo artists without responsibilities or a safety net.

In California, Arizona and [...]



i feel patriotic for the first time in my adult life

It should not be extraordinary for our country to elect a mixed-race man with a non-Anglo or Aryan name to our highest office in the 21st century, and in our third century of existence as a nation, but it is. We are still a profoundly racist and xenophobic country, but we have taken a step into the future and out of the muck [...]



Election Results

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nothing left to do but hope

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