Are Republicans losing their nerve on repeal?
Tuesday, 9:28 pm
Almost immediately after Democrats rammed Obamacare through Congress, Republicans began promising to fight for its repeal. Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Steve King of Iowa introduced repeal legislation in the House and Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina and 15 co-sponsors followed suit with similar legislation in the Senate.
Outcrazying The Crazy
Tuesday, 9:22 pm
Meet Jason Levin: possibly the craziest man in the tea party universe An Oregon technology consultant, Levin is the leader of Crash The Tea Party, a plan to take down the tea party from the inside. Levin says he’s got a growing cadre of supporters across the country, and conservatives from the message boards to the set of the Sean Hannity’s show are getting nervous.
Personally I find it hard to believe anyone could outcrazy some of the crackpots in the tea party movement. I mean, really, do they come any nuttier than Sarah? Probably not shrewder either. For a hillbilly from Wasilla, she is doing alright for herself. So tomorrow and Thursday might be interesting to watch.
Robert Reich: The Fed in Hot Water
Friday, 8:27 am
Robert Reich The Fed has a big problem. It acts in secret. That makes it an odd duck in a democracy. As long as it’s merely setting interest rates, its secrecy and political independence can be justified. But once it departs from that role and begins putting billions of dollars of taxpayer money at risk—choosing winners and losers in the capitalist system—its legitimacy is questionable.
Rachel Maddow to Scott Brown
Monday, 8:17 am
The popular liberal TV host came out swinging on Friday against the new senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, who has suggested in a fund-raising letter that Maddow will run against him in 2012. “I’m not running against Scott Brown … It’s just not true. Honestly. I swear. No, really,” Maddow said in the Friday’s Boston Globe.Maddow to Brown: Wrong,
And so you would think Senator Brown would issue an immediate apology and certainly refund any and all monies he has raised based on his bogus letter stating she is running against him in 2012. But as of now, as far as I know, nothing other than more bullcrap from him and his camp. Remember when he ran for Senator Kennedy’s seat--he was an independent and he would vote his own conscience and according to how his constituents wanted him to vote. Yeah, and so lots of independent voters in Massachusetts drank the kool-aid and voted for him. So, first thing he signs a contract to write a book. A book? On what??? How his daughter was on American Idol? About his wife who works for a local tv network? About his truck? I mean really, what could be interesting about his life? He has done nothing so far. There is no mystery whatsoever about the hows and whys he was elected. People are hungry for change, he was a fresh face (and it might have helped that he did pose nude back in his 20’s), he promised to be an INDEPENDENT if elected and not blindly follow the party line. Riiiggggggght. Did that real well, didn’t he. He is a sheep in an independent’s clothing.
The Democrats had Martha Coakley as his opponent. While she has done an admirable job in Massachusetts, she was about the poorest choice of candidate we could have had. I am all for more women in politics, but they have to be the right woman--just anyone won’t do and women in Massachusetts do not do real well--on either side of the aisle. I did not vote for Brown, although I truly hoped he was what he said he was. I held my nose and voted for Coakley. And for all of you who do not live here and think Brown is the second coming, let me tell you something--if Michael Capuano had been the Dems candidate, I think you would have seen a totally different result. Truly. He would have run circles around Brown and shown him for what he really is....just another empty shirt. I don’t think he is particularly bright, I think his aw shucks demeanor is a crock of *** and if the right person runs against him in 2012 he will be toast. He knows it or else would not be already writing a book.
But this thing with Maddow is insane. Yes there was a page on FB saying she should run--hell, I even became a fan. But she never once indicated she would even consider it. I guess everything in politics is fair game…
I'm a Fighting Liberal
Friday, 11:24 am
Without liberals, there would be no modern America, just a Nazi satelite state. Liberals weak on defense? Liberals created America’s defense. The conservatives only need vets at election time. It is time to stop looking for an accomodation with the right. They want none for us. They want to win, at any price. So, you have a choice: be a fighting liberal or sit quietly. I know what I am, what are you? I’m a fighting liberal This was written in ‘03 and is even truer today. Thanks to Linkmeister for pointing me in the direction.
I posted this on my facebook page and to date there have been 26 comments. A record for me!! Most from like minded friends, a couple from a holy roller that is allowed to post ONLY because he provides all of us with a great deal of amusement and keeps us busy thinking of new ways to make him froth at the mouth. He is totally rabid......after all, he is convinced the word of authority and the only one, except God, of course, in this world is Rush--you know, he of the smelly cigar who must be making his way to Costa Rica for his healthcare as I write. After all that IS what he said, isn’t it? Anyway, if you have the time read this article, I hope it reaches out and grabs you the same way it did me.
PS--this is the 4th time I have tried to post this. Maybe it is time I read Kate’s directions instead of trying to wing it on my own.
Tuesday, 8:14 pm
I voted for a Democrat this last presidential election and I heard that he was elected. I don’t know where he went, but he wasn’t standing up in front of the cadets at West Point tonight. Nope. Sounded like a genuine, bona fide neoconservative. Freedom, freedom, freedom, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11. Barf.
Afghanistan: The boneyard of empires.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.