Back to politics

Thursday is the presidential inauguration, as well as Not One Damn Dime Day. Every year or so you hear about one of these attempts to effect the economy, and of course they usually have no noticeable effect. But you never know — one day one of these virtual protests will catch fire.

“On ‘Not One Damn Dime Day’ those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all forms of consumer spending.”

Meanwhile, I’m almost at the point where I can listen to the news again. For years I’ve listened to NPR every day, the Sunday talk shows, and frequently Nightline or (when I had cable) The Daily Show at night. But after the election I shut down everything except weblogs. It was just too painful to listen to the media.

Howard Dean is receiving strong support in his run for DNC chair. It shouldn’t surprise anyone who read what I wrote during the Democratic primaries last year that I support him 100%. Hopefully there will be a way to help — it doesn’t have the same grassroots feel as a presidential run because there are so few people who will vote.