Dear Readers,

Sorry for the long absences – my father-in-law’s physical and mental health has been on a downward spiral that’s proved to be literally all-time-consuming. I do read my list of blogs every day, though, and have occasionally left a comment.

I’ve also gone back to work after a decade of retirement and don’t quite have my sea-legs yet so I’m wafting in and out of ‘overwhelm’ at the moment.

Please consider this an OPEN THREAD and drop me notes when you can about how your corner of the world is faring… OzMud

PS – Went looking for a correct spelling (father’s-in-law versus father-in-law’s) and stumbled over this… It’s interesting on so many levels:

And this reply caught my eye as well:

The site link is here.

The Saudi story link (from 2005) in the reply is here.

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And before I was sidetracked with the above PS, this post’s title was meant for:

This from my mailbox:

Dear OzMud –

After months of watching the GOP’s extreme candidates say one offensive thing after another, I thought I was done being shocked.

Then I saw new footage of Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharon Angle attacking laws that require insurance companies to cover those with autism.

“You’re paying for things that you don’t even need,” she said. “They just passed the latest one, is everything that they want to throw at us now is covered under ‘autism’.”

She put “autism” in air quotes — like she doesn’t believe it exists.

If this is what she’s saying on the campaign trail, imagine what she’ll say in the Senate.

We’re hitting back against ideologues like Sharron Angle with ads on the air and messaging on the ground. We’re making sure voters understand the choice they have in this election.

Angle isn’t alone.

In Delaware, Christine O’Donnell has attacked the “horror” of health reform.

In Colorado, Ken Buck has called Social Security “horrible policy.”

In Alaska, Joe Miller has said that Congress must have “courage to shut down the government,” to stop the President’s agenda.

These ideologues — in states across the country — think they have all the momentum. And their supporters are pouring their energy into the campaigns.

But this is why we’ve built a national program. It’s why we have organizers on the ground in every state.

We just need the resources to finish strong — and continue to show voters what Ken Buck, Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Joe Miller and a host of other Republicans keep saying.

Donate $5 or more now:


Jen O’Malley Dillon
Executive Director
Democratic National Committee

To comment on this post, please scroll up to the title “In An Effort To Get Elected, Republicans Have Apparently Sold Their Souls…” and click on the word comments just beneath.  Thanks, OzMud