Friday, November 30, 2007

Clinton Hostage Crisis Brings Out Worst in Wrong Wing

Free Republic wrong wing nutbars unloaded their vile venom in the blogosphere.

We'll see how long it takes O'Reilly to get up in arms about it. We won't hold our breath.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Shift Happens!

Prepare to feel insignificant:

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

JFK - 44 years ago today

Stash was 8 years old sitting in his front room watching Cronkite on TV. Walt was crying and so was Stash's father.

Where were you?

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Happy Thanksgiving!

What it appears to be about:

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Scott McClellan: "I passed along false information"

George W. Bush:

"If there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. And if the person has violated law, the person will be taken care of...If somebody did leak classified information," (September 2003)

"If someone committed a crime, they will no longer work in my administration," (July 2005)

Well, the truth comes to light at last, as if there were any doubt. In a book by former White House
spokesman, Scott McClellan sheds light on the Valerie Plame affair and those responsible for
her outing as a CIA covert operative.

McClelllan's book, WHAT HAPPENED: Inside the Bush White House and What's Wrong with Washington, is scheduled
to be released in the spring of 2008. Its publisher, Public Affairs, has an
excerpt on its web site.

McClellan writes:
"The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby.

"There was one problem. It was not true.

"I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice President, the President's chief of staff, and the president himself."

Geez, this tidbit is a little late, isn't it Scotty? Here's the thing "What should'a Happened".

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Friday, November 16, 2007

John Edwards: Pass Universal Healthcare by July 2009 Congress, or You Will Loose Yours.

A new ad by the John Edwards Campaign

Edwards stated on radio's "Ed Schultz Show ":

"I'm going to go as president into their congressional district, into their Senate states and say your senator or your congressmen is supporting health care for himself and against health care for you."

Edwards plan, while clearly not as efficient as Dennis Kucinich's single-payer proposal, is the most comprehensive among the ideas presented by the rest of the Democratic candidates. It's based on the health plan that is available to all federal employees, and congress.

Regional Health Markets would offer a choice between private insurers and a public insurance plan modeled after Medicare (but completely separate). Consumers would choose the plan that works best for them. Over time, the system may evolve toward a single-payer approach if individuals and businesses prefer the public plan.

See the complete Edwards proposal (PDF)

So, is this ad a campaign gimmick? Maybe. Obviously the president cannot eliminate any of the benefits or perks congress enjoys. However, if true to his word, Edwards could help put reluctant congress-critter's seats in jeopardy.

And maybe, once they are out there in the cold, cruel world, they will be able to sign up for the Edwards plan voted in by their successors.

It's about time we start getting a few results out of our our government.

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Democrats stand on hind legs!

After standing up to the President on $23 Billion Dollar
Water Resources Bill, many Democrats were in shock and awe.

The successful veto override by the majority party caused some to suggest they next try making fire.

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