here's the line i found most indicitive of my feelings - and, by "feelings" i mean my utter astonishment at the lack of backbone the democrats have been demonstrating since about february:
"Liberal activists say there's no point in the Democrats winning the House, Senate and unless they use their clout to enact the major measures that Obama campaigned for — with or without some Republican support."
in other news, i got to help kill a dragon during gen-con this past weekend. i've been playing D&D for something like 21 years or so and that's a first for me, so i was pretty stoked.
not as stoked as i would be by some real New Deal progressive initiatives, but still...