It was a sad weekend, but I'm glad I was able to be there for Anthony's wife and family. It was good to see all my old friends, (many Billy Jack type pictures of us as teenagers floated around) but after the wake Friday night, I couldn't get out of bed Saturday and the flight home Sunday wasn't fun either. It was worth it just the same.
Many thanks to Bob at Polizeros, David Edwards, Lindsay Beyerstein from Majikthise, Jane at firedoglake, Avedon at the Side Show, JC of Jesus General, Attaturk at Rising-Hegemon and Greg at the Talent Show for all pitching in at the drop of a hat to keep C&L going. Jeralyn at Talk Left tried to post and the email program that I had set up wouldn't respond. They have jobs and their own blogs to maintain.
On the plane I sat next to a forty-something man who said he worked in distressed debt. I asked him how the county was doing and he said that the deficit was becoming a huge problem while many Americans weren't feeling the crunch yet because they have been taking on incredible amounts of debt themselves. He asked what I did and I said, "I'm a liberal blogger." He said he was a republican that wouldn't be voting republican anytime soon.