Thoughts for the Day

The Democratic Daily has been a place where many of us come to share our emotions as much as our ideas. The ongoing tragedies in Iraq, Afghanistan, New Orleans and now Indonesia, often overwhelm our capacity to cope with the next news story of human misery. In keeping with our efforts to maintain a positive and constructive dialogue, we occasionally put up thoughts for contemplation. Memorial Day presents an ideal opportunity for quiet reflection. Continue reading


Remember Brownie? This morning Senate Republicans might as well have given him a federal judgeship. If there’s anything the last five years have proven — from Iraq to Katrina – it’s that competence matters. Federal judgeships cannot be political gifts to political cronies. But that’s what happened this morning – Brett Kavanaugh is now a judge on the D.C. Circuit. And Washington barely seemed to notice – in spite of the noise we Democrats made about his outrageous nomination. Am I overstating the case? You tell me. Mr. Kavanaugh’s legal experience consists largely of three years with Ken Starr and responsibility in the White House Counsel’s Office for selecting right-wing judicial nominees. Now he’ll be a judge on one of … Continue reading

Bush Denies Existence of Mars Invasion Plans

The Katrinacrat Times, is reporting that Bush has now added another enemy to his list. Today’s Katrinacrat Times reports on the increased tension between the U.S. and Mars. It seems like only yesterday, that we found life on other planets, and now Bush is on the verge of destroying yet another close relationship with someone considered an ally. Click on image to see larger view

Nagin: Hey Jindal, Show Me Some Love.

Three years ago, the Governors race made for a really strange scene here in Louisiana. You might recall the debacle after Katrina, and the turf war that was mentioned between Blanco and Bush. Well right after that, when I came to The Democratic Daily, I mentioned how the tension that existed between Blanco and Nagin, had a big play in the scene. Well three years ago, Nagin endorsed the GOP candidate, Bobby Jindal, against Fellow Democrat, Kathleen Blanco, then LT. Governor. Only, Blanco won! Yea I thought you might remember that name. Jindal is the Cabin Boy of the USS-GOP. Rival of Stacey Tallitsch, in the upcoming. This Jindal is the same one that bragged about having dinner with Cheney … Continue reading

Poet Stanley Kunitz Passes into History

From The New York Times: Mr. Kunitz shunned shallow confession in his art. “Poetry is ultimately mythology, the telling of stories of the soul,” he wrote. “The old myths, the old gods, the old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our minds, waiting for our call. We have need of them, for in their sum they epitomize the wisdom and experience of the race.”