Saturday, February 6

Something I wrote in 2008....

...seems apt for this primary season and our politics in general. To paraphrase:

There's no point in allowing our "concerns" to rob us of our peace. I think we sometimes enshrine our own emotional reactions to wrong, and it blocks us from doing what we can to change things.

Remember ma hunnies, one can be enraged over lead in the water.... and funding for children with autism... and death in Gaza and elsewhere.... (this scene from Henry V shows a war crime, the murder of servant boys on the field of battle)...

...and yet not know the day is ours: "Praised be God, and not our strength for it."





And I hope you watched to the end, when even the victorious King himself is reminded that he is no more than a leek-wearing Welshman. And that his honesty is his most important quality.

"God keep me so."

Stay strong, stay focused, stay humble, fight on.

Texts with my 13 yo

Friday, February 5

Ep 322 The Professional Left Podcast



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New York Magazine’s profile of Iowa Republican voters.

Bob Schiefer laughs at Ted Cruz’s lying.


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Friday, January 29

Ep 321 The Professional Left Podcast



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Friday, January 22

Ep 320 The Professional Left Podcast





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Friday, January 15

Ep 319 The Professional Left Podcast



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David Bowie on Dick Cavett, 1974

David Bowie as Andy Warhol

Bowie in Chicago






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Friday, January 8

Ep 318 The Professional Left Podcast Our 6th Anniversary!


Video of Obama’s 2010 meeting with the GOP caucus.
Our Third Episode, on the Obama/GOP 2010 meeting
Senate Resolution declaring John Sidney McCain III is a natural born citizen, 2008 (co-sponsored by Senators Obama and Clinton)
Reagan loved gun control when the Black Panthers armed themselves in California.
Rick Perlstein - The Sudden But Well-Deserved Fall of Rahm Emmanuel
Gov Bruce Rauner’s back stabbing of Rahm



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Friday, January 1

Ep 317 The Professional Left Podcast



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Wonkette welcomes the newest abstinence-only Palin baby.

Ruth Marcus goes 1990’s Villager again regarding Bill Clinton.

Karoli points out bigots should not have a “fair voice.”  

Trailer for Spotlight

Trailer for The Big Short

The Professional Left Podcast reviewed at Daily Kos

Where Dog Faced Herman got his name.  

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Friday, December 25

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Ep 316 The Professional Left Podcast


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Sarah Palin’s word salad of the week.

Fox’s Greg Gutfield actually remembers what happened six months ago

And Driftglass covers the lightning round:

David Frum

Science Fiction University: Dalek Dress for baby!

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Friday, December 18

Ep 315 The Professional Left Podcast

Tengrain's new name for Donald Trump. 


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Wapo tells us Trump blocking “is just another example of how we isolate ourselves online”

Thom Edsall article “Can This Really Be Donald Trump’s Republican Party?”

Philip Klein (Washington Examiner)  "A Trump win would validate liberals' caricature of Republicans

Bible Bitch:  John Greenleaf Whittier “Dear Lord and Father”
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Friday, December 11

Ep 314 The Professional Left Podcast

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New Republic - Liberals were right all along.


NY Times Editorial:  The Trump Effect, and How It Spreads   

On the Media on fact check and lying (Rick Perlstein)

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