what stirs your patriotism?

The Olympics inspired Blog for Democracy to ask: What makes you proud? Not the Olympics, sponsored by everything except patriotism. Seeing the men’s basketball team (professionals) blow out amateurs from Angola doesn’t exactly strike up the Sousa in my heart. It once did. I was only 10, pre-Wal Mart, pre-Toby Keith and pre-Reagan. People didn’t go around bragging about their patriotism or criticizing others who allegedly lacked it. But practically everyone was waving the flag after the U.S. hockey team defeated the Soviets. We were the underdogs. We were beaten up. We prevailed. When I see Kobe Bryant, I don’t exactly think…

imagine if obama had lost

We’d be stuck with either a slimeball — rational observes know that Edwards has yet to come clean about his mistress and their spawn — or Hillbot, whose campaign operatives are whining what coulda been had Edwards been upfront about his personal life. Let that sink in: Hillary, wife of Bill, bemoaning the lack of exposure of a sex scandal. Michelle Cottle revisits Clintonia: John Edwards has been outed as a pathetic lying tool. His widely revered wife has been implicated in his politically idiotic coverup. There is a baby out there whose paternity will remain a matter of gross public speculation…