Wednesday, January 18, 2006

A couple of items

It looks like all the blogs are getting into the "call to battle" mode.

The subject, of course, is the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to become an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.

I don't know what is going through the minds of our Democratic Party leadership in Congress, but on the web and blogsphere, the message is stand up and fight back; Filibuster if necessary but stop this nomination at all costs. Democrats who are expressing no desire to fight or are anxious to vote to confirm Alito (like Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska) are getting labeled as DINOs (Democrat in Name Only) or "Pink TuTu Democrats" (Democrats who are afraid to fight).

One of the most ....ahhhh...unartful and downright profane calls to battle comes from one of my favorite bloggers, The Rude Pundit at this address:

He raises a good point that our elected reps should take into consideration. That is, for years, our Democratic candidates have been asking for our votes and money by telling us that if we don't help them get elected, then a Republican will get in and vote to confirm somebody who will overturn Roe v. Wade, pass a flag burning amendment, mandate prayer in school....etc., etc...well, you get the picture. Now the whole ball of wax is on the line and this is (literally) what we paid to see.

Speaking of activists...we have a good group of activists meeting in Rapids.called the "Bring them Home" group. They're planning something special in the way of a protest for Jan 31. (I think) I'll get some more details and post it here on the blog.

Oh, yes, one more thing.

Jennifer Dolan has resigned as publicity chair because she will be very busy with her Master's Degree Project. The replacement will be confirmed (or rejected) by the general membership tomorrow night....More about that on Friday.

Hope to see you all at the meeting tomorrow night at the Pittsville American Legion Hall at 6:30 PM.


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