Re: my posting quoting Maureen Dowd about Obama

I felt that the Iowa mom nailed the issue of Obama standing up to the whacko and reckless Tea Partiers. When Obama was elected, I was moved to the point of tears (during the inauguration, specifically — see video below) and I’m  disappointed in a lot of what’s happened, but think back to the president we had before this one!

I had to turn volume way up on this clip.

It’s such a beautiful duet, with Bettye LaVette and Jon Bon Jovi. They way Jon (I never knew he could sing like this!) sings “…but I know-o-ee-o-o, change gonna come…” and Bettye loves it and reaches for his arm.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Re: my posting quoting Maureen Dowd about Obama

  1. This period in time in the USA is the most confusing and disappointing time I can remember in my 65 years. Like you I was jubilant after Obama's election. I really thought the country would move into an era of enlightenment and health. So much for that dream.

    Partly I believe that forces of the scared and small-minded have been drawn in by political power mongers to form an opposition which no one could overcome. It seems we are heading into a new dark-ages as knowledge and enlightenment are shunned.

    If you've maintained your hope please share it here Lloyd. You're a fine mentor to a confused kid of 65 and I need some help.

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