Archive for January, 2006

Republican Darts

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Welcome to The Last Chance Democracy Café’s virtual Republican Darts Arcade!

As cafe regulars know, we have seven dartboards in the café’s lounge, each featuring the face of a particularly annoying conservative (trying to whittle down the possible candidates during the weekly selection process is a killer). At the end of each week, we count up the holes to determine the most dartworthy conservative.

We decided that it was time to create virtual Republican darts, as a public service, so that those unable to visit the café in person may, nevertheless, participate in this noble experiment in democracy. Now, you too can cast your vote for the cherished title of most dartworthy conservative simply by picking which of our three virtual dartboards you will play (yes, it’s also okay to play all three of them). New dartboards (with new conservative faces) will be rotated in on a regular basis, so as to include as many deserving candidates as possible.


Cafe Quotables

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Things said around the Cafe we thought were good enough to save.

- The defining conflict of the American political system has always been the struggle between liberal democracy and plutocracy. A government serving the interests of all Americans versus a government of the wealthy, by the wealthy, for the wealthy.

- You see, the problem isn’t that some people are wealthy and most people aren’t. That’s both inevitable and inoffensive when kept within reason. The problem arises when . . . as is happening right now, wealth becomes so concentrated that it denies a fair share and even more importantly a fair chance to get ahead to everyone else . . . because when that happens, it also starts to corrupt democracy itself . . .


Dear Winston

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Dear Winston:

I’m just beside myself! My daughter, who turned 18 earlier this month, registered to vote for the first time today — as a Republican!

Members of my family have been straight ticket voting Democrats for over three generations. And now this!! Oh, the shame, the shame!!

Winston, whatever am I to do?!


Distraught in Detroit

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