By Deborah | February 19, 2010 - 1:57 pm - Posted in Politics, Congress, Constitutional Law

…remains unchecked.

My hopes for a united United States continues to smolder deep in a pile of wasted ash. In the next election I may just vote against every incumbent running; Unless their opposition is too repugnant to pull the lever.

Where are the founding fathers when you need them?

 “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, it to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
—John Adams

By Deborah | May 7, 2008 - 11:56 am - Posted in Election 08, Politics, Clinton

And Hillary knows it. At this point we can only speculate why she has declared her intention to campaign in West Virginia and Oregon this next week. My guess is that she hopes to recoup some of the millions she donated to herself.

Her victory/concession/donate@hillaryclinton.com speech in Indianapolis last night reminded me of when Oral Roberts declared God told him he would die if he didn’t raise some number of millions of dollars. Back then my pastor, Wayne Smith, promoted a bumper sticker reading: “Send Oral To Heaven In 87″.

I loved Wayne Smith.

Democratic party leaders should be as wise as Pastor Smith. He knew when to stand up to the power players. They should have to the courage to stand up to the Clintons and call it what it is. Panhandling and positioning herself for 2012, even if that means damaging Obama, the Democratic party or America itself.

The fat lady sang, they can tell her they saw it here.

By Deborah | August 7, 2007 - 9:18 pm - Posted in Tommy Thompson, Election 08, Debates, Politics, Media

What is it about Tommy Thompson that makes the press treat him as if he didn’t exist? I have been waiting to hear more from him since the first debate, when he impressed me with some astute answers delivered with a refreshing forthright manner that seemed in sharp contrast to the rest of the candidates dancing and evading around issues they didn’t really seem to grasp.

Last night I was finally able to watch the Iowa debate and true to the reviews I had seen, it was not worth the wait. The only candidate that seemed to have anything worthwhile to say was Thompson. Stephanopoulos seemed determined to make sure he got no more than 15 second stretches (about 3 of them in total) to speak. Unless I fell asleep during one of Romney’s monologues and missed it, Tommy wasn’t even invited to answer a couple of the questions that Stephanopoulos announced would be put to everyone.

Matt, at Driving Too Fast Down The Middle Of The Road, did a complete review of each candidates performance and I think his analysis, as usual, is dead on.

As for Tommy, The Incredible Invisible Thompson, The Candidate not The Actor - well.. continue reading this entry »

By Deborah | July 19, 2007 - 3:48 pm - Posted in Vietnam, Forbes, Kerry, Politics, Hypocrisy, Media, Reference

John Kerry appeared on C-Span and made an ass out of himself this morning. While taking calls a woman says she voted for him and is thrilled to have the opportunity to talk to him then tells him she remembers the horrible killing in Vietnam after we pulled out and she remembers the boat people. He almost interrupts her but she continues to say that she is concerned about Iraq. That she’d like to see us out of there but she doesn’t want to leave our allies. She asks if there is any way to force a new election that Sunnis could participate in and says she doesn’t think Maliki is on our side. I suspect this lady has been reading Matt’s blog.

Kerry tells her that is an astute observation about Maliki and then switches gears. He says that there was no bloodbath after we left Vietnam, and goes on to say that he’s met many, many people who survived reeducation camps and are “thriving”. continue reading this entry »

By Deborah | July 9, 2007 - 2:16 am - Posted in Politics, Media, Congress, Libby, Hypocrisy

While media attention was focused on the immigration bill in the Senate, Paris Hilton and the fate of Scooter Libby, the House of Representatives quietly gave themselves a raise. And it is no wonder they were quiet as church mice, given their 14% approval rating. This really isn’t a surprise. The real story here is just who are these people doing the approving, where are the pollsters finding them?

Naturally this was slipped through on July 3rd when the entire news cycle was devoted to pitting right against left on the issue of Scooters commuted sentence. If they had bothered to report this $4,400 raise, we could have united with a common cause, left and right, holding hands and singing with one voice. Imagine.

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By Deborah | July 8, 2007 - 8:01 pm - Posted in Politics, Reference

I finally went ahead and archived the last 4 years of the Pajama Journal. Never fear.. ever article and link is intact, and stored neatly (and freely) here on blogspot. I will have it bookmarked on the sidebar of the new blog so there is no danger of losing any information.

By Deborah | July 3, 2007 - 8:56 pm - Posted in Constitutional Law, Clinton, Politics, Matthew Funk, Bush, Hypocrisy, Libby, Reference

Scooter Libby, bloodied sacrificial lambMy political sparring partner, Matthew Funk, of Driving Too Fast Down The Middle of The Road, has inspired me to comment on Bush’s commute of Scooter’s prison sentence.

Matt says, in part..

“You don’t sacrifice the lamb. You just stab it a little.

Who is appeased in that equation? Not the deity waiting for the sacrifice. Not the lamb’s owner. For sure not the damn lamb.”

He says plenty more too, and it’s a worthy read, but that summed up how I feel about it. If you are going to spare the lamb, spare the damn lamb. Bush comes off like he is trying to appease his critics with a half-assed half-measure. I would rather see him go whole hog, or whole lamb as the case may be. continue reading this entry »