Saturday, June 16, 2007

These pathetic Democrats in Washington

I am getting very disenchanted with most of these Democrats that we voted into majority last November. They promised to do a whole lot of things if we vote for them and they have delivered almost nothing.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are the biggest waste of human flesh in Washington besides all of the Republicans. Pelosi gave us the BS about 100 hours and then delivered nothing. The only thing we actually got was a raise in minimum wage and President Bush promised he would sign it. Well, Harry Reid said "Not so fast" and nothing got done with it. As a matter of fact the only reason it was passed was it was tacked on to the War funding bill that President Bush prevailed on. So we have nothing to show for all of our votes that put the Democrats in majority, it seems to be politics as usual.

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

One step closer to getting out of Iraq

This past week the Democrat led House of Representatives passed the War Spending bill that included provisions requiring troops to be brought home by the middle of 2008.

President Bush threatened to veto the bill despite it authorizing the money he requested to continue to fund his War in Iraq and Afghanistan. The reason he vowed to veto the bill is because it contained the provisions that required him to pull our troops out of Iraq.

This is ridiculous, we need to get our troops home and get them out of middle of the civil war in Iraq. The longer we stay the less likely the Iraqi government will feel the need to improve their own security and military forces to take over their own security. This way if they are given a dead line they will have no choice but to stepup their training of their own forces.

The one thing I don't agree with is the means that the leadership (Nancy Pelosi) used to get the votes for this bill; $20 billion of pork barrel spending to get enough Democrats to vote her way. I want the troops home really bad, but aren't we in a budget deficit situation already and this will only add to that deficit? That is the only negative I see with the bill, but alas, Bush already promised to veto the bill and there isn't enough support to override his veto.

So it lloks like back to the drawing board and comprises to get the spending bill passed that Bush will sign.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Two Democrat Presidential hopefuls crossed paths in Alabama

Democrat Senators Hilary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama were both in Selma, Alabama this morning celebrating the aniversary of a bloody Civil Rights Protest back in 1965.

Both candidates took advantage of the photo opportunities to help their bid for the 2008 Presidential Democrat Nomination. Hilary brought her not so secret weapon with her (husband Bill)and took advantage of his continued popularity among Democrats.

The March 7th, 1965 peaceful protest became known as Bloody Sunday, when billyclub wielding police attacked the peaceful protesters. The peaceful protest was organized to bring attention to the racist voting practices in the south against blacks.

Both candidates used the opportunity to claim that actions of the participants helped to pave the way for each of them have the opportunity to be running for President of the United States.

I am sure the voters in Alabama will take notice of their participation and it will help one of them come 2008.

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Hilary Rodham Clinton is in for a fight

If the early fundraising is any indication of things to come for the Democrat nomination, Hilary might just not be the leader very long. Relative new comer, Barack Obama is winning over some of the big money people. That will not bode well for Clinton who is expected to be a strong fundraiser and she expects to raise more than $100 million dollars.

Unfortunately for Hilary, Obama seems to be winning over the Hollywood elite and if he continues to win them over she just might not raise enough money to bankroll her run for the White House in 2008.

As far as I am concerned it couldn't happen to a better person. If she smart she would drop out and get behind Obama or Edwards and help them win the nomination.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Barack Obama makes it official; he is running in 2008

Over the weekend the junior Senator from Illinois officially tossed his hat into the already very crowded ring for the Democrat nomination for President in 2008. The very charismatic Obama will face very stiff competition from the money raising machine in Hilary Rodham Clinton.

One of the advantages Obama will have over Clinton is that Obama never voted for the war in Iraq like Hilary did and that will come back to haunt her even in 2008. However, Obama's relative inexperience will be a barrier against Hilary who has been around the political block so to speak.

Obama won't have to fight an uphill battle against the issue of the War in Iraq, since he wasn't in Congress at the time of the vote to give Bush the authority to go to war in Iraq. As a matter of fact, one of the main reasons he won the Senate seat he holds now was because he campaigned on his stance against the War in Iraq.

Hopefully he won't concede to early to Clinton and sticks around for the whole fight and ultimately beats out Hilary for the Democrat nomination.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Is the media trying to generate a controversy?

The media is making a mountain out of a mole hill over the request by Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi to have a military jet available to her to fly her nonstop to her home district of San Francisco.

The request isn't unusual since it became policy that the Speak of the House, who is third in line of succession to the Presidency would be afforded military transport back and forth to their home district. This policy went into effect follow 9/11 and has been used by former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.

It appears that the reason it even peaked the medias interest is because she requested a plane that could make the trip nonstop from Washington to San Francisco. To satisfy her request would require a military version of a 757 commercial jetliner.

To avoid any hint of misuse of the plane, some travel restrictions are placed on the use of the jet; family members can accompany the Speaker on the plane, but they would have to re-imburse the government at the regular commercial coach fare and the plane cannot be used by her to attend political functions.

It sure seem to me that the media is trying to make a big deal out of a non-issue and even the White House back her request for the plane.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Exxon Mobil is linked to a group seeking to debunk Global Warning

It was reported that a think tank that lists Exxon Mobil as a contributor circulated a letter offering $10,000.00 to any scientist willing to debunk the recent report on Global Warming.

It wasn't very shocking to read that one of the biggest contributors to the causes of Global Warming would be linked to group that is trying to discredit all the scientific community that has spent years researching the effects of the rise in global temperatures and the suspected human causes.

First we find out that the Bush Administration is being suspected of pressuring scientists into downplaying the results of the study and now we see that Exxon Mobil may have been doing the same thing.

The same company that reported a record profit last year of over $39 billion dollars from the sales of oil, is trying to down play the reports results that burning of fossil fuels is a leading cause greenhouse gases.

If the Bush Administration would put more effort into creating an environmentally responsible Energy Policy as they do trying to debunk Global Warming, we would be much better off.