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Saturday, February 9th, 2008

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What's Your Political Philosophy?
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Old school Democrats emphasize economic justice and opportunity. The Democratic ideal is best summarized by the Four Freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

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I saw - and it does not seem to be up on the net anywhere yet - the cinema version of the Dr. Who Season Four preview, slightly more Donna-centric than earlier versions.Collapse )

I totally loved Juno as I expected to - a movie with brains and wit about teen pregnancy and adoption, which is also an American movie about class. I liked its whole no-fault attitude to things - it challenges our desire to have someone be the bad guy. I was utterly charmed - on the way out, I was queueing for the escalator and turned to the woman next to me and said 'that movie has made me so happy'. She said 'it's made me so sad' and I said 'I think we are talking about the same emotion' and she laughed and said 'yes, that's true.'

I will write critically about it someday, but right now, I have no words.
Assuming that Andrew Sullivan is actually sincere about wanting a Democrat elected President in November, when will he learn the appropriate manners? The building of the coalition that will be needed to win that election is not helped by abusing the candidate he happens not to like, or her husband. If the point of the Obama campaign is to get past the Nineties, there is no point in Sullivan continuing not merely to promote his guy but carry on with the sort of infantile name-calling that characterized that decade - Bill Clinton is no more a sociopath than Andrew Sullivan is a self-obsessed deluded posturing twit. Oh wait...

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