Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Enter Stage Left

Left* With No Choice

It appears that Edwards will drop out of the race today. Given the huge crowd yesterday in Minnesota, I find it difficult to believe that he would drop out before Tuesday unless it has to do with Elizabeth's health - she was not with him yesterday. My daughter, who was at the rally, said he appeared weary but she chalked it up to exhaustion ... perhaps, not.

Be well, Edwards family.

*double entendre intended

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Can They Hear You Now?

Last Thursday the U.S. Senate [The House not even being in session because the Republicans, who after their years in power with a 2 1/2-day work week are having difficulty adjusting to a nearly 4-day work week, needed a break] killed the only semi-sane FISA bill (Judiciary Committee bill) and where were your candidates ... your wanna be leaders? [I say your because I have no intention of voting for either Clinton or Obama]

Nowhere in sight. Encourage them to act like leaders and be in DC to vote no on cloture for the heinous FISA bill that the Bush Administration and GOP are pushing [with additional help from the twat, Harry Reid, who while both honoring GOP bill holds and not requiring them to actually filibuster Dem bills has failed to extend the same respect/courtesy to Senator Dodd -a member of his own party].

Read this from Senator Dodd, a former presidential candidate who has demonstrated leadership on this important issue as well as others affecting the erosion of our constitution.

Pay attention. Make some calls, send some faxes. Demand accountability. Demand oversight. Demand leadership.

Update: Well. Well. Guess the phone calls had an impact. Clinton and Obama will both be in DC to vote against cloture tomorrow.

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Nontrivial Empty Gestures for $600, Alex

A gift for the investor who has everything.

What is a stimulus package.

In an election year we can depend on the usual bipartisan 50 point drop in I.Q. of our elected representatives. Hey Congress ... try stimulating this.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Larry the Grammarian

Oh. My. This just keeps on getting better. Larry's lawyer filed a 27-page brief formally initiating an appeal of the judge's October ruling rejecting his plea withdrawal argument.

In it they argue that wittle Warry's actions couldn't have been a crime because 1) they could not have been offensive to the officer because he invited Craig's response and 2) the law states that "the conduct at issue have a tendency to alarm or anger others" and there was only wun wittle officer.

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Another 0.25%

No, not interest rates but the approximate additional percentage of the electorate that cast their votes in New Hampshire today.

Hillary stole Obama's crown and perhaps the largest state in the union will, for the first time since this ridiculous primary system was installed decades ago, have an impact in deciding our nominee.

It doesn't mean the outcome will be any better (I don't imagine the coverage will change. Edwards will remain invisible, Hillary's just a girl so she can be attacked from 360° and Obama gets a free ride) but at least it will be decided by a larger portion of the voting population and a most definitely more representative cross-section.

Once again, the ratio of Dems/Rep was reported about 2:1. So the message to the Republican candidates is that your peops are not that into you.

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Friday, January 04, 2008

The Headline That Should Have Been


Anything other than that dismisses the votes of the majority of Iowa caucus participants.

Two things are crystal clear from the Iowa caucus yesterday. A three-way Democratic split demonstrates that Iowans are in some disagreement over which specific candidate should be the nominee, but the nearly 2:1 Democrat:Republican caucus turnout and the fact that Hillary, the 3rd place Democratic vote-getter received nearly twice as many votes as the leading Republican candidate, Huckabee, leaves little doubt as from which party Iowans think the next president should come.

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Obama's Premature Ejaculation Oration

Yes, with more than 60% of the caucus voters in a single state voting for a candidate other than him, he makes a speech as if he's not only won the Democratic nomination, but the presidency.
...Years from now, you'll look back and you'll say that this was the moment, this was the place where America remembered what it means to hope...
America? Hardly. Yes, this the change we need. We've never had a sanctimonious empty suit in the White House before.

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

The Trouble with Elections

I was driving around the other day and saw a vehicle with the Darwin fish emblem and a Ron Paul sticker on the bumper - makes you wonder how little the person knows about his other wacky positions.

That's the problem with elections - an astoundingly uninformed electorate.

Hillary as a progressive and Obama as a change agent ... right.

Hey Iowa, ABCO (Anybody But Clinton or Obama) - you owe us for Kerry last time around.