2006 Winners and Losers – Predictions for 2007 Here you go, a partial compilation of winners, losers and even predictions, because no list is complete without your input. And the Biggest Losers for 2006 are… The Republican Party, for getting whupped in the 2006 election cycle even after resurrecting their old southern strategy that failed [...]
Archive | December, 2006
3,000 God bless the fallen, their families and the buddies in the units still fighting on the front lines.
A New Year Dawns Red Rock. One of the most beautiful places I\’ve ever seen, though this picture doesn\’t do it justice. However, if you look closely you can see the red marbling of the mountain. Last week I had another encounter with a gorgeous hawk. These winged creatures have landed on our property too, [...]
2006: A Very Bad Year cross-posted on Huffington Post\’s \”Fearless Voices\” Oh, Pakistan. \”There are three sides to every story: my side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently.\” – Robert Evans If I were to write my personal reflections on the year I have had [...]
Cross-posted at Huffington Post When I wrote the post I Can\’t Forgive Ford, all hell broke loose in some quarters. Some wouldn\’t talk about it, ignored it completely, with some comments unprintable. Being proved correct in my assessment is not really important, because my feelings ran deep on this issue. But today\’s article by Bob [...]
Missing the Edwards Message –updated below/with videos/YouTube– cross-posted on Huffington Post Taken Monday, Aug. 29, 2005. Meanwhile… KATRINA HITS LOUISIANA, THREATENS NEW ORLEANS AND BILOXIGET IT? How cynical can we possibly get? Or maybe it\’s just dense. You don\’t have to be an Edwards fan or be convinced he\’s the one for \’08 to get [...]
Saddam to Hang by Sunday? –updated– UPDATE (5:15 p.m. – 12.29.06): AP reporting Saddam to hang tonight. Sorry, couldn\’t resist the graphic. On a very serious note, what will this mean for Iraq and for what the U.S. military will soon face? Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, sentenced to death for his role in 148 [...]
IRAQ: Bush\’s \”Escalation,\” and Ford\’s Shiv 2006 Memories: Team Escalate in Conference In Edwards\’ announcement today he evidently used the \”e\” word, according to Ezra who was at the festivities. As regular readers are aware, I\’ve been using the word \”escalation\” for weeks and weeks. Edwards explicitly condemned the \”surge\” plan for Iraq. But he [...]
John Edwards Running Thoughts? Former North Carolina senator John Edwards this morning declared his candidacy for president in 2008, sounding a populist call for citizen action to reduce the U.S. troop presence in Iraq, combat poverty and global warming and help restore America\’s moral leadership in the world. Using a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina [...]
Poor George is \”Weary\” Things that make you want to hurl. Well, boo frickin\’ hoo. Poor Mr. Bush, just so much on his mind and so many decisions to make, not to mention those mean Democrats coming into power in just a few days. I mean really, what\’s an incompetent, escalating warmonger to do? Never [...]
cross-posted on Huffington Post I’m a Democrat, but when I was a kid my family colored my politics, which includes my first political memory of seeing John F. Kennedy’s funeral through the eyes of my big brother and sister. My one woman political show revolved around this history of Republican background, turned Democratic because of [...]
Targeting Democrats with Stereotypes Consultant Helps Democrats Embrace Faith, and Some in Party Are Not Pleased is the headline. Who, exactly, are "some"? Read it for yourself. You can count the number on one hand. But even if you don\’t like religion and faith mixed with your politics, it\’s the Democratic stereotype that the Times [...]
O\’Reilly to Pimp for Renegade Judge \”Tyranny of Tolerance\”? He\’s kidding, right? Bill O\’Reilly and Missouri Circuit Judge Robert H. Dierker Jr. deserve each other. The only wingnut missing in this mix is the original champion of \”feminazism\” el Rushbo. It can only be a matter of time. That this controversy comes out of the [...]
So, what movies did you see this weekend? There are a lot of good ones out there. \”The Good Sheperd\” just isn\’t one of them. No pace. Imploding plot. Dreadfully boring. Angeline Jolie is lost and out of place. Matt Damon plays one emotion the entire film, while DeNiro can\’t find anyone\’s pulse, including his [...]
MERRY CHRISTMAS \”White Christmas\” starts the season in our home. Watching it and trimming the tree has been a tradition for me since I was a kid, through my single life (which adds up to most of my life) and into my life today. Blessings to you all. Prayers go out to all our troops [...]
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*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
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The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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