Have you fed your prisoners today? by The Other Katherine Harris

by The Other Katherine Harris
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Dandelion Salad
Mar. 11, 2008

I write this at 2 a.m., jolted awake by the dream of finding prisoners in my home, in a locked room I’d forgotten. Upon chancing to open it, perhaps while putting someone in there, I was stunned to see about half a dozen young men sitting forlornly on a cot. They couldn’t recall when they’d last eaten, although thankfully none appeared to be starving or unwell. I left with the intention of making them omelets, yet aware that I might fail to do it. With each step along the corridor outside, I kept telling myself to remember – and remember also to bring other meals, not only today but tomorrow. The prospect seemed so terribly difficult that I wondered how soon I’d forget them again.

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Diamonds and Rust (cover) (music video)

Dandelion Salad

What a multi-talented young woman, CitizenWorm is. She’s brilliant and can sing and play guitar! Enjoy. ~ Lo

CitizenWorm

Well I’ll be damned
Here comes your ghost again
But that’s not unusual
It’s just that the moon is full
And you happened to call
And here I sit
Hand on the telephone
Hearing a voice I’d known
A couple of light years ago
Heading straight for a fall

As I remember your eyes
Were bluer than robin’s eggs
My poetry was lousy you said
Where are you calling from?
A booth in the midwest
Ten years ago
I bought you some cufflinks
You brought me something
We both know what memories can bring
They bring diamonds and rust

Well you burst on the scene
Already a legend
The unwashed phenomenon
The original vagabond
You strayed into my arms
And there you stayed
Temporarily lost at sea
The Madonna was yours for free
Yes the girl on the half-shell
Would keep you unharmed

Now I see you standing
With brown leaves falling around
And snow in your hair
Now you’re smiling out the window
Of that crummy hotel
Over Washington Square
Our breath comes out white clouds
Mingles and hangs in the air
Speaking strictly for me
We both could have died then and there

Now you’re telling me
You’re not nostalgic
Then give me another word for it
You who are so good with words
And at keeping things vague
Because I need some of that vagueness now
It’s all come back too clearly
Yes I loved you dearly
And if you’re offering me diamonds and rust
I’ve already paid

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Mar. 10, 2008

Eliot Flesh

Keith speaks to Wayne Barrett.

Interstate Commerce: Even for the world of politics — leading American distributor of hypocrisy, sleaze, and gall — it was quite a moment. The Governor of New York — a vehement anti-corruption campaigner, and harsh-sentence advocate — turning up in an FBI sting of an international call-girl and money-laundering operation, and reportedly ready to resign — though he has not yet. Our third story on the Countdown: on the other hand, it isn’t even the most impressive implosion by a governor in the New York-New Jersey-Fairfield County Connecticut Metropolitan Area, not as long as the tapes of Jim McGreevey still exist. But there is this: New York Governor Eliot Spitzer — and at last check he is still New York Governor Eliot Spitzer — is also a Democratic Super-Delegate… pledged to Senator Clinton. OK: news conference first, in its brief entirety, then the back-story.

Clinton’s Number Two

Keith speaks to Dana Milbank.

You Say Dubai, I say Hello: If it doesn’t sound like cynical political manipulation… Does it at least sound like a logical disconnect? Senator Clinton turns her campaign into a declaration that Senator Obama is not ready to be President. Then Senator Clinton suggests she might chose Senator Obama as her Vice President, even though two of the last eight Vice Presidents, and four of the last sixteen, have had to unexpectedly and suddenly succeed to the Presidency. And then Senator Clinton’s adviser says, well, no, Obama is not ready now… but he might be… and he suggests that the date he might be, would fall just after, say, Senator Clinton had been nominated for President. Our fourth story on the Countdown: no, I’m not kidding.

Saturday Night Fight

Keith speaks with Eugene Robinson.

The SNL Effect: Three Saturdays ago, Senator Clinton loved Saturday Night Live. Two Saturdays ago, Senator Clinton appeared on Saturday Night Live. 48 hours ago? Senator Clinton would probably say she was watching “Hannah Montana” over on Disney Channel. Gene Robinson of The Washington Post joins me in a moment, for our Number One story: It’s 3 AM, but somewhere at 30 Rock, a phone is ringing, and it’s somebody from the Clinton Campaign, complaining about this sketch.

Bushed!

Support the troops only we’re not-Gate.

Halliburton-Gate

Loyalty-Gate

World’s Worst

Worse: Brent Bozell

Worser: Joseph Abrams

Worst: Steven King

Defining Delegates? 

Keith speaks with Chuck Todd.

States of Confusion: In a span of 48 hours, Senator Clinton has gone from trying to poach some of Senator Obama’s support by hinting he might be her choice for the Vice Presidency, and a vote for her now might be a vote for both of them later..To having her chief strategist say that right now, anyway, Obama has not passed whatever qualification test for Vice President the Clinton campaign has — but maybe he can later. Perhaps he has to take the SAT’s. In the same time span, Senator Clinton has gone from referencing the two kinds of delegates — pledged and super — to inventing a third category all her own… “Caucus Delegates.” Even though her victory in Nevada was in a caucus, and her victory in New Mexico was in a caucus hybrid. Our fifth story on the Countdown: Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote it in 1841: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Whatever else you think of her: Hillary Clinton’s… is not a little mind.

Foreign Pressed

Keith speaks with Richard Wolffe.

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