Here it is another year and no wiser. This was possibly the worst year of my life, at least on the public side -- defeat for Bill McBride in 2002 was no walk in the park, but the combination of John Kerry's loss with the rise of the reactionary religious right is almost too much to bear, but we will bear it. The hope left in Pandora's box is the resolve of real democrats. My earlier wish for a blue boycott of the Republican business community so well embodied by Wal Mart was answered by buyblue.com and chooseblue.com. Now all we need is to organize a Democratic Party Insurance Cooperative. Other mutual societies, like United Services Automobile Association (USAA) for military officers, have demonstrated the viability of the concept, now all we need is to put it in motion and fight off the right wing attacks on us for having the temerity to want to keep 'their money.'
And by the way, there's nothing wrong with Social Security -- discuss this with any Republicans you meet in the next few weeks -- if you want to retire, that is. Happy holidays