Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Change we can believe in!!!

Did you hear? Arlen Spector is becoming a Democrat!!! If/Once Franken gets sat, there will be a 60, filibuster proof majority.

Who's in Charge?

I was watching the press conference on Sunday regarding the Swine flu... I thought to myself... Why is the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security running this show? Isn't there a department more suitable to handle health crisis'? Surely, the flu can be a threat to Homeland Security... but something didn't seem right about this. Where's the CDC? Yeah, they've been out there.... but it seems like someone else ought to be really in charge of something like this....


It hit me! I know it.... Don't we have a department of Health and Human Services??? Isn't health ultimately the first priority in taking care of the people? Too bad, the republicans won't hold a vote on Obama's nominee.... We could really use someone in that position now.

Oh, and actually... there are quite a few positions yet to be filled in the administration.... Sure, Obama hasn't picked them all.... but how can we let the Republicans be in opposition to EVERY one of the picks! C'mon...

Monday, April 27, 2009

More hypocrisy.

This just makes me crazy.

Rick Perry, R Gov TEXAS.... wants to seceed last week..... claiming Texas has a strong union and can take care of themselves.

He's requested help from the federal government to help combat Swine Flu.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wow, wake up people... this is the GOP

I was just watching the Ed Schultz show.
I caught the end as I was getting ready for dinner.

Ed Schultz says "I don't see anything getting done on healthcare this year."

and Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) says , "Thank goodness, thank goodness" all giddy like kid.

I certainly hope Americans watching that were as outraged as I am. My jaw must have dropped to the floor. You have 41 million Americans with NO heathcare and are sick without treatment, skyrocketing costs for businesses and people that do have expensive healthcare.... and all this guy can say is "Thank Goodness?"

I have no words for this.

What could be wrong with a smile and a handshake?

I am just floored at the big to do that this handshake with Chavez is drawing. I mean, really...???? This is what we are harping on ALL day. God forbid, we have a leader who isn't a guns-a-blazing, alienating everyone that crosses his path. We have serious problems and THIS is what the GOP are crying about now. I watched Pat Buchanan almost set his hair on fire about this last night and it was pathetic.

Please someone tell me how this makes are country weaker. Now the GOP claims we should be worried about what terrorists construe from a picture of our president smiling and shaking hands with the President of Venezuela. When Bush was in office, we weren't supposed to care what the terrorists thought.... we don't change our agenda to react to them? But now we are supposed to.

It's really getting old.... the damned if you do, damned if you don't. Another example. Republicans have been harping on the large spending in Obama's budget. So, Obama announces that they are going to work towards trimming down... and they say..."It's only a drop in the bucket, it's showplay."... Well, I'm sorry but 100million dollars is a lot of money to me. And they were just out there talking about how 100m dollars in executives bonuses is a lot to the American people, despite it being only 1% of the total money that AIG received. So, 100m is a lot then, but NOT now?

The American people aren't going to tolerate 4 years of this! If they want any chance of survival, they need to respectfully disagree with the president, but then give him kudos for when things go right.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Breaking News: Sarah Palin is Pro-choice!!!!!

Yes, folks it is true.
While speaking at a "Right to Life" dinner the other night, she confessed that for a split second after finding out her child was to be born with DS, she considered having an abortion but thought better of it and decided not to.

That my friends is the point of Pro-Choice. I think so many people mistake being pro-choice as being pro-abortion. There are plenty of people I'm sure that are Pro-choice, yet anti-abortion.... they would NEVER do it if they were in that situation, but honor other people to make the best decision for their families.

Sarah Palin had a choice... she thought about it and went the pro-life route. Which, is ideal. I think that anybody you've asked that has had an abortion, wasn't particularly gung-ho or doing cartwheels about it. (maybe there are a couple of freaks out there.. but hey).

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Okay... to my count... there are 2 states that have threatened to secede from the US as of late. Those 2 are Alaska, and now Texas.

Here's what I think. GOODBYE! HASTA LA VISTA!

Let's see how far they make it on their own.

And IMHO, it's seems sort of unpatriotic to me.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea bagging today.

First of all, I find it humorous that no one seems to know or care what the slang of this term means. If you don't know, click here.

Secondly... I don't understand what the point is. The original tea party was about "Taxation without representation." Well... we have representation... We elected Barack Obama based on his plans and ideas.

Now.. I've heard it's over taxes. But, Obama just cut taxes? There hasn't been an increase in a long time. Obama has talked about raising it on the top 1% of people making over $250,000... but why would the average man be upset about this?

Then I hear it's over spending. Well, what the heck does that have to do with tea? Nothing... so still the connection isn't clear to me. Other than it's a cute gimmick to use.

So, what I really think this is about is sore losers. People can't handle the fact that the majority of the country voted for Barack Obama to be our president. And even though some people will say "Barack Obama doesn't speak for me.. I didn't vote for him"... Until we change ways of doing things, which I don't foresee... The majority is how we elect our president. Surely, they can be upset... I was upset for the last 8 years.... but don't masquerade the anger in a package of tea... Because that's not what the original tea parties was about.

Lastly... they would have you believe this is a grassroots effort. It's a nice thought.... but the fact is that this whole thing was dreamed up by Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey promoted by Fox News. If something is supposed to be a grassroots campaign, it really needs to start with the average people.
People are really going to waste their money buying tea and dumping it into our lakes/oceans/rivers?

Monday, April 13, 2009

I'm all for being agnostic... but...

....not in the realm of healthcare.

Evan Bayh told Fox News yesterday morning that he is "agnostic" when it comes to healthcare.

Here's the quote:

WALLACE: But the one big concern a lot of the private sector has is the president, in his program, has as a — supposedly as a provider of last resort a government program, and the concern is they’ll be able to do it so much more cheaply, or at least in terms of the cost, that everybody will end up in the government program.
BAYH: Well, it’s a debate we need to have, Chris. And I’m agnostic on that as we sit here this morning.

I'm so confused. Obviously the private sector is going to be concerned that the govt could provide healthcare at a much cheaper cost. But, isn't that a good thing? Don't we want to lower costs? I mean, I can see why private sector wouldn't like this... but a sitting Senator?? After all, entitlement costs are skyrocketing... Why on EARTH would we want to do something to lower them. When is Evan Bayh being re-elected?

But here is my BIGGEST thing... I am begging someone to ask this of people who oppose the president's plan..... IF GOVERNMENT HEALTH INSURANCE IS SOOOO AWFUL, WHY DO YOU GUYS (Senators, Reps, Governors, etc.) NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR OWN INSURANCE?

If it so crazy to think of providing this option to citizens, why don't you guys purchase your own private insurance?....

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Including different view points in anti-religious?


This is an article about Newt Gingrich's latest thoughts.

Obama has appointed Harry Knox to the WH Advisory Council Faith Based Initiatives. He is a former Methodist Pastor and is currently the Director of the Human Rights campaign (an outspoken activist for the LGBT community).

Based on the Obama appointing this guy to the committee, Newt feels that the Obama Administration is "anti-religious". This is a far stretch to make. The man used to serve God, maybe not as a Christian, but nevertheless...

This just goes to show you how intolerant the Republican Party can be. This so-called "Big tent" they are trying to say they have... as long as you aren't against/question anything that the Catholic Church stands for, then you can be included in this "Big Tent".

I think it is wonderful for Obama to include all faiths on this council as we are a multi-denominational country, then all citizens should have someone at the table representing them. I'm sure that there will be Jewish and Muslim representation as well.

You don't have to belong to a religion to have faith. I think it's high disingenuous to say that the administration is anti religious just because they don't follow your religion!

ADDENDUM: Newt Gingrich's sister Candace tells him to back off of this guy. Read it here!

Monday, April 6, 2009


An addition to my previous post.

Let me make one thing clear. The Government is NOT out to get your guns. If you believe that for one second you are crazy. I don't understand how it's all or nothing. Can't we have gun rights and gun control. This is a crazy notion that the Right Wing News wants you to believe and get crazy over.

And since when is it right for government officials to advise stockpiling weapons for a revolution?? ie Glenn Beck with Nazis in his background, or another crazy statement by Michelle Bachmann?

Fear of gun ban leads to killing?

So, maybe you heard of the man near Pittsburgh that killed 3 police officers over the weekend. I think he may have injured some others as well.

His mother called in a domestic dispute to the police and they arrived at the house. A few of them walked up to the door and they were shot down. The suspect was wearing a bullet proof vest and had an AK-47. They are saying that this was a setup.

His motive? He was afraid that since Obama was elected, his guns would be taken away!

So, how does going on a shooting rampage help his cause? It just makes it more necessary to ban assault rifles and automatic weapons.

Luckily, he didn't kill himself so he'll have to face the consequences of his actions.

---Now I admit... I know very little about guns, and I'm happy with that. I don't want to be anywhere near them. They make me nervous. I'm not even against people having guns. I know some hunters and they are very responsible with their weapons.

BUT, do we need to have these high powered guns? Is there really a need for those? I mean, if you want to hunt or protect yourself, a rifle or handgun should be sufficient.

The shootings in Binghamton, NY (which is like an hour from me.) ... the suspect had 2 legally registered handguns that he used to carry out his slaughter... so what can we do? Do we just settle .. knowing that some people are nuts and that this will happen? or is there something we can do.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Obama of the World

I really admire Obama's eagerness to meet with the world leaders. He doesn't shy away from talking to any of them because they happen to disagree with him, or that he may be uncomfortable with what they have to say. I think this is a great thing for our country to have someone who is open to the possibilities of what others have to offer. For far too long, this country has had the attitude that it's "our way or the high way"... and it's nice to see that we can learn from what other countries are doing.

Imagine this... Germany doesn't feel like they need to do a stimulus because they have so many safety nets for the unemployed, ie "Universal Healthcare" and "Unlimited Unemployment moneys". Think about how universal healthcare could change everything for us. Right now, healthcare is big, black suckhole that takes and takes and gives very little in return. It's so much more cost effective to just give healthcare to everyone and give them the tools to live a healthy life so that they don't need to access the system that much.