POTUS SOTU Redux Photo op messages on TV, that's what this has come down to, because the president didn't say anything on which he can deliver. We don't have the cash. Cindy Sheehan got arrested for wearing a t-shirt with the Iraq death total emblazoned on it. Democrats should thank our lucky stars. It wouldn't [...]
Archive | January, 2006
SOTU Response: Send the FIGHTING DEMS UPDATE: Cindy Sheehan will be in the gallery tonight. …Keith Olbermann just reported that Sheehan has been arrested… stay tuned… Brian Williams has confirmed that Cindy Sheehan has been arrested and taken away by Capitol police. … more on Cindy's arrest. Fighting Dem David Ashe The excerpts of the [...]
AT&T Gets What It Deserves Domestic spying is illegal. No one is above the law. In the largest "fishing expedition" ever devised, the NSA uses powerful computers to "data-mine" the contents of these Internet and telephone communications for suspicious names, numbers, and words, and to analyze traffic data indicating who is calling and emailing whom [...]
When we last found our hero, Jack Bauer was saving an incompetent president from his own top aide. An aide who was exploiting his power to support terrorist aims to which the Clueless President was blissfully unaware, which just so happens to be his constant state of being. Clueless President was just too busy barking [...]
Alito, Harry Reid, the Democrats and a Guy Named Ted All but one of the Senate’s majority Republicans voted for his confirmation, while all but four of the Democrats voted against Alito.That is the smallest number of senators in the party opposing a president to support a Supreme Court justice in modern history. Chief Justice [...]
Coretta Scott King Coretta Scott King died peacefully, with MLK undoubtedly looking on and waiting to take her into his arms. She lived long enough to see the MLK Dream on the Mall become a reality. Martin Luther King will have his memorial, and now they will watch it unfold together. God bless you, Mrs. [...]
SOTU: Mr. President, What About Iraq? 54% Disapprove of Bush 39% Approve Single Goal to Achieve This Year Bring Troops Home 35% Health Care 20% Economy/Jobs 17% Simplify Medicare RX 11% Cut Deficit 8% Cut Taxes 7% MSNBC/Wall Street Journal Poll Good morning, Mr. President, now you know how Nixon felt. He's the only modern [...]
Bush Illegal Wiretapping Claims a Hero … These Justice Department lawyers, backed by their intrepid boss Comey, had stood up to the hard-liners, centered in the office of the vice president, who wanted to give the president virtually unlimited powers in the war on terror. Demanding that the White House stop using what they saw [...]
NARAL Isn't Doing Democrats Any Favors I know I'm not talking to the masses, with most disagreeing with me, but let me say it again anyway. The reason Judge Samuel Alito should not be confirmed is his view on the “unitary executive,” that the presidency is actually a king. The NSA illegal spying issue is [...]
“I've asked why nobody saw it coming,” Ms. Rice said, speaking of her own staff. “It does say something about us not having a good enough pulse.” – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Oh, my God, George, Hamas won! Wha? It's deja vu all over again. “I don’t think anybody could have predicted that these [...]
Bushies Planting Stories on Alito? UPDATE II: Senator Robert Menendez is now speaking. He's starting off sounding like a no… continuing on… Menendez is making the case Democrats should have from the beginning: the “unitary executive” theory is dangerous to our democracy. Mendendez, from New Jersey, like Alito, has some speaking chops. He says it's [...]
Bush Illegal Spying Gets a Hearing The Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing on "Wartime Executive Power and the NSA’s Surveillance Authority" at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 6, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. in a Senate Office Building Room to be announced. Committee on the Judiciary Guess who's coming to the hearing? [...]
Every Battle Won Before It's Fought UPDATE: Lincoln Chafee announces he will vote against Judge Alito, the only Republican so far to do so. “One time, one chance, one vote to get it right.” – Senator Ted Kennedy C. Boyden Gray is a master planner. He started thinking about the court this time last year. [...]
The Filibuster Fantasy The minute Martha-Ann Alito cried we lost. I said so at the time and it doesn't matter why she cried. That many Democrats couldn't understand her feelings only made matters worse. On George W. Bush Day, SOTU Tuesday, we'll have to see where Mrs. Samuel Alito sits, but rest assured, she'll be [...]
50,000 Soldiers Forced Into Extended Duty The U.S. Army has forced about 50,000 soldiers to continue serving after their voluntary stints ended under a policy called “stop-loss,” but while some dispute its fairness, court challenges have fallen flat. Reuters If this isn't a crisis, please give me the correct definition. If this doesn't prove our [...]
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