Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Best Republican video...sort of

The Repubs had a contest for YouTube videos...and this is what they got....(only five entries which included this one)


If you have trouble viewing it...go here


A few really good yucks here.....

Monday, November 26, 2007

In honor of Trent Lott's resignation....

Trent Lott

Denny Hastert

too many others to list....

Good Morning!

I've taken a bit of a blog vacation while attending to both civic and family matters but hope that most of that activity has settled down now and I can get back to my beloved internet(s)...

A bit of good Democratic party news:

First, Senator Harry Reid deserves a loud ATTABOY! for stifling Bush's favorite stunt of appoint rightwing nutjobs that he couldn't get through the Senate during the recess periods. These recess appointments were thwarted when give 'em hell, Harry called the Senate back into session (for less than a minute as I understand it) twice during the Thanksgiving break to keep Bush from making "recess appointments". Of course the Wall Street Journal editorial page excoriated Harry for it but for my money, Harry is finally showing some legislative savvy.

Way to go Harry!

More good news!

Senator Trent Lott is resigning. Nobody seems to know why he's resigning in only the second year of his six-year term, but there appears to have something to do with the tougher new laws concerning lobbying after you have served as a U. S. Senator. After January 1, a retiring Senator will have to wait two years before he becomes an official lobbyist. (on edit.... OOPS! I meant Mississippi, not Louisiana...sorry ;)Some liberal bloggers are upset because they won't be able to joke about Trent Lott's "Minnie Pearle hairpiece" anymore. Me? I'm glad the SOB is gone but fear for the worst with his replacement. hehehehe....thanks to Brother Attaturk for the picture and slogan.....

On State News....I want to formally Thank Senator Julie Lassa for her almost heroic efforts to amend the Cable Bill in the Legislature. That lady is a fighter and we....Wood County Democrats...are DAMN LUCKY TO HAVE HER....Thanks Julie!

Btw....you can show your appreciation to Julie by showing up at a reception (coughfundraisercough) in Stevens Point on December 5th....It will be at Clark Place, 1009 Clark Street in Stevens Point from 5- 7 P.M.....rsvps and "other things" can be sent to Friends of Julie Lassa....

Monday, November 19, 2007

Obama - Cheney Ticket?

I used to respect Tom Friedman.

I thought his premier book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, was a brilliant insight. But I think Sept 11, 2001 made him crazy; so crazy in fact that he endorsed invading Iraq, has supported the Bush "axis of evil" agenda, and now....

Here's how he suported the invasion of Iraq:

"... think it [the invasion of Iraq] was unquestionably worth doing, Charlie....We needed to go over there, basically, um, and um, uh, take out a very big state right in the heart of that world and burst that bubble, and there was only one way to do it....What they needed to see was American boys and girls going house to house, from Basra to Baghdad, um and basically saying, "Which part of this sentence don't you understand?"You don't think, you know, we care about our open society, you think this bubble fantasy, we're just gonna to let it grow?Well Suck. On. This.

Then, there's the famous "crazier than thou" column:

"No, the axis-of-evil idea isn't thought through -- but that's what I like about it. It says to these countries and their terrorist pals: "We know what you're cooking in your bathtubs. We don't know exactly what we're going to do about it, but if you think we are going to just sit back and take another dose from you, you're wrong. Meet Don Rumsfeld -- he's even crazier than you are.'"

now he proposes an Obama/Cheney Ticket...here's the text:

"If she were taking advantage of Mr. Cheney's madness, Secretary Rice would be going to Tehran and saying to the Iranians: "Look, I'm ready to cut a deal with you guys, but I have to tell you, back home, I've got Cheney on my back and he is truly craaaaazzzzy. You guys don't know the half of it. He thinks waterboarding is what you do with your grandchildren at the pool on Sunday. I'm not sure how much longer I can restrain him. So maybe we should have a serious nuke talk, and, if it goes well, we'll back off regime change" . . .

But Mr. Obama's stress on engaging Iran, while a useful antidote to the Bush boycott policy, is not sufficient. Mr. Obama evinces little feel for generating the leverage you'd need to make such diplomacy work. When negotiating with murderous regimes like Iran's or Syria's, you want Tony Soprano by your side, not Big Bird. Mr. Obama's gift for outreach would be so much more effective with a Dick Cheney standing over his right shoulder, quietly pounding a baseball bat into his palm."

So we need the "crazy uncle in the attic" standing by the side in order to enforce out will against other nations?

I think I'll reread that book .....I may have been mistaken about the "brilliant insights".

Oh Yeah, Fran Townsend has resigned from the Bush Administration.......

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

'cause I said I would.....

Hi Folks...

I told Sheriff Tom I'd put his picture up here for his approval.....


"here 'tis!"

Now for some serious news....I heard through the grapevine that our good friend Norm underwent surgery this week. I know we want to all wish Norm a speedy recovery and that we will offer Loretta any help she might need while Norm recovers....we love you guys!!!!

Also a short reminder that we need to hold our election of officers tomorrow night...please try to make it to the meeting at 6:30 PM at the American Legion Hall in Pittsville, Wisconsin... (well, duhhhh....OF COURSE, it's Wisconsin...my brain is getting fried...

It's been a very active two weeks and I haven't been keeping up with things except what was immediately "on my plate"... I don't think I'm going to be getting a Christmas card from the Mayor this year......I'll try to keep this blog up to date for my 4 loyal readers.


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

About that Mukasey Confirmation...cave-in....

The "rude one" (aka The Rude Pundit) has a characteristically rude but nevertheless accurate description..

Warning: if you can't tolerate profanity don't click on this link. At any rate, here are a few snippets:

The saddest part about the Mukasey cave-in by Democrats was that it was so (redacted) predictable. Democrats do their wittle dance o' outwage, stompin' their cute toddler feet on the ground, balling up their fists and declaring, "No way, no how," before finally (redacted)themselves and crying to be loved. The second some of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee voiced concern about Michael Mukasey for his inability to say if waterboarding is torture, we knew the way it was gonna go down. It's just (redacted)depressing, innit?


For extra-deep-oh-(redacted)-pass-the-loaded-Glock despair, read Chuck Schumer's rank justification of why he's giving Mukasey the thumbs-up in the New York Times today. ....
Apparently, Mukasey personally assured Schumer that he'd enforce any laws passed by Congress. And it speaks volumes about our America that Schumer would feel that it's a valid point in Mukasey's favor. One might think that enforcing the law is pretty much the basic function of the job of Attorney General. But as debased as the Justice Department has become, all of a sudden it's a noble quality in someone. These (redacted)ers have lowered the bar so far down that moles tower above it.

Boy....isn't that the truth? How bad is it that we consider a nominee to be acceptable simply because he/she promises to obey the law? I always thought that obeying the law was the default position for any citizen of the United States. Apparently, it isn't a default position for members of the Bush Administration.

Monday, November 05, 2007

About "Liberal Idiots"

I know that Dave Obey got pretty upset with some constituents who badgered him in the hallway (in front of a video camera no less) about impeaching Bush. Dave apparently referred to the "Impeach Bush Now" crowd as "Liberal Idiots" and his reasoning behind it was because in the very practical sense, Democrats do NOT have the votes to impeach Bush.

Not only would impeachment require the crossover of Republican legislators, it would also require that all Democrats vote as a block...yeah...like that's ever going to happen...

So in the very practical sense, Dave is right.

The only thing that bothers me is that is Bush starts a war with Iran which leads to a larger, regional conflict and perhaps involves Russia....


I'll be sorry the Liberal Idiots didn't prevail.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Way to go Russ!

Our very own Russ Feingold is once again showing he has a backbone...

per Talking Points Memo just a while ago:

"I will vote against the nomination of Judge Mukasey to be the next Attorney General. This was a difficult decision, as Judge Mukasey has many impressive qualities. He is intelligent and experienced and appears to understand the need to depoliticize the Department of Justice and restore its credibility and reputation.

At this point in our history, however, the country also needs an Attorney General who will tell the President that he cannot ignore the laws passed by Congress. Unfortunately, Judge Mukasey was unwilling to reject the extreme and dangerous theories of executive power that this administration has put forward.

The nation's top law enforcement officer must be able to stand up to a chief executive who thinks he is above the law. The rule of law is too important to our country's history and to its future to compromise on that bedrock principle."

Hey Repubs! See this?

Been really busy, busy, busy!

It's like on October 1, 2007 somebody fired a starter pistol and BANG! we were off to the races...

There's a lot going on and some of it simply doesn't make any sense for our city, our county, our state, our nation, or (most disturbingly) our beloved Democratic party.

In what few quiet moments I have, I've been searching for the soul of the party.....look at the picture ...can you find it?
Didn't think so...
Neither could I..