Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A sleepless night

I'll be uploading today's show later today. I'm moving in slow motion this morning after a sleepless night, probably due to a combination of a cacophony of frogs croaking outside my bedroom window, a bad bout with my restless leg syndrome, and the typical things that keeps one awake at night... especially in the midst of a global financial meltdown when one has just lost their job!

But, aside from being very tired this morning, I actually have lots of reasons to be optimistic, which I hope to detail for you later or tomorrow.

In the meantime, I've assembled a few links and video clips you might want to check out. I spent the better part of the morning coming to terms with the fact that the Republicans actually kept us -- for a couple of days, anyway-- from being the victims of another crime perpetrated upon the American people by this administration. I'm not sure if the heist can be averted, but there are a few amazing Democratic members of the House of Representatives that are working toward that end.

Watch this press conference that took place yesterday, called by Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio, Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and a couple of others, and listen to what they have to say. You can read the details of their No Bailouts Act here.

I hadn't heard of Marcy Kaptur before yesterday, but I became a fan after watching this video of her in action on the House floor Monday morning:

Rep. Kaptur hails from Ohio, the land of Dennis Kucinich. He, too, has been vociferous in his opposition to the bailout, calling instead for help from the bottom-up. He appeared on MSBC's Rachel Maddow Show last night:

On another note, a brand new Quinnipiac poll released today shows Barack Obama ahead of John McCain, and above 50%, in the three swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio! As someone who lives in the backward state of Florida, I can tell you that I'm very surprised by that one.

And I can't tell you how excited I am about the VP debate that'll take place tomorrow night. Sarah Palin just keeps outdoing herself. I think this is my favorite clip so far:

Ok.. I'm going to try to take a nap, and hopefully come back later to record a show...