I heard Thomas Frank tonight at the Watermark Book Store. I saw Mr. Controversy and Capn America at the event – nobody else I recognized.
Frank’s message was almost as moving as last year’s. In some ways more so.
He seems to want to forgive Obama for not doing more. I am not so sure about that approach. His attacks on the far right were more pointed and sincere that ever before.
Frank’s father was there at the meeting. When asked questions about his father’s political persuasion, Frank dodged those questions.
Wish more of you could have been there.
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I was reassured there are at least a small number of liberals in Wichita. These events help me keep focused on the bigger prize out there…
I had Frank sign one copy of What’s the Matter with Kansas and one of Wrecking Crew, which fulfills two of my Christmas obligations, I will have to figure out which two…
The woman married to my sister’s oldest son is a person I enjoy tormenting at Christmas time. I bought her a gift from the internet which was a spoof of Bush’s deck of cards for Iraq prisoners.
The cards were at 45 degree angles with the heading – “Bush headed further to the right.” Bush officials were on the cards.
She and her hubby did not think these were very funny. I laughed until I nearly cried…
I get great joy from small pleasures…
I’m sorry I missed it! Too much going on here. I think after today my coffee pot will be in my kitchen, not in my front room. 🙂
I cant even begin to tell you how sorry I am I couldnt be there. Not only to see him, but you see some of you all too!
Sadly I had forgot, I too intended to get him to sign my copy of “Kansas.”.
LOL I was not going to tell him I bought it off the discount rack.
I wish more Republicans would read it.
Self examination is needed.
You’re asking for the impossible. What’s left of ‘the Republicans’ aren’t capable of what you ask.
tstb, I bought my copy at the Art & Book Fair a year ago. 🙂
When Rush became the Republicans’ leader – then the GOP really started going downhill. The start of their downfall was when Jerry Falwell and his Moral Majority started growing like a cancer.
I still remember Rush going after Colin Powell for not being a ‘real’ Republican.
In my opinion, more Americans are like Colin Powell than Rush – at least that is my hope.
Whenever I think these radical right fringies of the GOP have sunk to their lowest, they turn around and sink even lower.
At what point does it end? At what point does it backfire on them?
Will it take another assassination like JFK to shake this country back to reality? I pray to God that is not what is in the cards – but history does tend to repeat itself.