03 March 2008

et cetera

I have been distractedly working to add to my ebay and etsy stores since some of you dear souls have actually been shopping! So now I have
added auctiva http://store.auctiva.com/macbeanadventures
to my ebay account. I have learned a lot but still have tons more tricks to selling to learn.

Any hoo, I read an excellent article this morning in the Huff Post that Ishould like to excerpt. It is by Evan Handler and I would invite everyone to read it.

"I Can't Believe I'm Standing Up for Obama... But I Am"

"A government of the people, by the people, and for the
people. It's not a revolutionary thought -- at least not like it was when the notion was first conceived. It is, however, a stunningly unusual platform for a contemporary presidential candidate. With increasing consistency, each of our more recent candidates has stressed what he is going to provide to the populace,
either as an entitlement program, or as a tax break. Concurrently, we've recently endured a nearly decade-long period of previously unthinkable power grabbing and consolidation by the executive branch of our government. Of even greater concern than the power grabbing has been the purposeful erosion of the divisions between the executive, the judicial, and the legislative braches.
Attorneys General refusing not only to indict, but even to testify truthfully; Justice Department employees enforcing executive branch vendettas, then refusing to appear in answer to subpoenas; Supreme Court justices ordering an end to the
counting of votes. Senator Obama is not raising his flagship position out of the ether, or, as far as I can see, out of excessive opportunism or ambition. He's speaking out about a very real crisis -- one of existential proportions -- in the history, health, and wellbeing of our republic. And he's doing so without
histrionics, with tremendous grace and understatement. He seems increasingly to me to be a man of vast insight, both in terms of what he's trying to accomplish, and in terms of his methods of attempting to accomplish it."

Yes, I voted for Hillary, but I think he raises a very good point.


Wicked Thistle said...

Your auctiva has been duly perused and bookmarked. Good on ya, girl! You're busy! Also good to take a gander at Thoughts on Obama, since it's looking more and more like he'll be the Dem candidate (ah, but perhaps I speak too soon, for tomorrow is Super Tuesday 2; we'll see). By this point in the game, I'm getting sick of them all...and here we are with 9 more months still to go...

moi said...

I can't believe I'M standing up for Obama.

(off to check out your new store. loves me some eBay!)

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