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End Shots December 31, 2008

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endyearpics08blogWith just 20 days to go in the administration of thugs it is time to wrap up with some end or parting shots.

Bob Herbert of the NYTimes is a wonderful thinker and writer. Yesterday’s column had me shouting aloud in agreement.”When Mr. Bush officially takes his leave in three weeks (in reality, he checked out long ago), most Americans will be content to sigh good riddance. I disagree. I don’t think he should be allowed to slip quietly out of town. There should be a great hue and cry — a loud, collective angry howl, demonstrations with signs and bullhorns and fiery speeches — over the damage he’s done to this country. This is the man who gave us the war in Iraq and Guantánamo and torture and rendition; who turned the Clinton economy and the budget surplus into fool’s gold; who dithered while New Orleans drowned; who trampled our civil liberties at home and ruined our reputation abroad; who let Dick Cheney run hog wild and thought Brownie was doing a heckuva job.”

–  Check out some fabulous photos from 2008 in three parts:
Part 1-
Part 2 –
Part 3 –

–  Here’s a funny top 10 list for you. It is called The Top 10 Worst Top 10 Lists of 2008.

–  Narrowing down the Bush administration’s various debacles to a mere 10 was no easy feat. Here are the top 10 according to Brad Reed of  AlterNet with some runner’s up. The 10 Most Awesomely Bad Moments of the Bush Presidency
10: Bush Gets Re-elected
9: Alberto Gonzales’ Congressional Testimony
8: North Korea Conducts a Nuclear Test
7: Colin Powell’s Bogus WMD Presentation at the U.N.
6: The Terri Schiavo Affair
5: Bush and Condi’s Excellent Gaza Adventure
4: “Brownie, You’re Doing a Heckuva Job”
3: Abu Ghraib
2: 9/11
1: “Mission Accomplished”

–  The Village Voice’s Top 10 Right-blogger Stories of 2008 including, #10: Fred Thompson, The Natural, #9: The Cheapskate’s Guide to Civil Disobedience. #8: The Hoover Boom. #7: And Robin is Tony Blair. #6: The War on Starbucks. #5: Rightwing Hillary Love. #4: Michelle Obama: The Lost Sessions. #3: A Megan McArdle Christmas. #2: A Late Defense of Richard Nixon. #1: Obama the Savage Messiah.

– Watch my most popular video of 2008. It has over 8,000 views. Like a Bat out of hell…

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1. Bonnie Luria - December 31, 2008

So much content to absorb. That riveting series of photos telescopes directly into degrees of human suffering and misery that are incomprehensible.

Gratitude- it never goes out of style and should be a mantra for 09.

2. Thom in L.A. - December 31, 2008

I wonder what Freud would say about your choice of subject matter for End of the Year photos. Yikes! Unless, it’s a just a metaphor for all of the assholes who are currently moving from D.C. back to the God-forsaken state of Texas….

3. Renee Branch-Wagner - December 31, 2008

I agree,and am.choosing to imprint the beauty of this morning’s sunrise through the fog, the freshly opening rose on my desk,
, and the beautiful shot of that Bosnian diver. All sentient beings
suffer, hopefully I can process my own pain and that of others so that
it does not become permanent suffering. The degree of privation in those photos really hurt, they are not the “top Ten”, they are ongoing
misery..

4. Renee Branch-Wagner - December 31, 2008

I composed my message after Bonnies, and my agreement was with her, not with Thom. What’s Freud got to do with it? Nuttin.


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