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This is a live blog for the Governor's race in the homestate of our next vice president Joe Biden.
Delaware Secretary of State
Democrat Jack Markel
Republican Bill Lee
I found this video over at MSNBC. And it needs to be seen to be believed.
Sterilize the poor
Yes you read that right.
More below the jump.
A proposal by State Representative John LaBruzzo (R-Metairie) to study the issue of sterilizing poor people as a way of combating poverty has caused an uproar. The broad outline of the plan calls for poor women to receive a $1,000 payment to have their Fallopian tubes tied and for poor men to receive $500 to have a vasectomy. LaBruzzo believes this plan would decrease the number of people receiving welfare benefits. He also noted that it will be completely voluntary. Nonetheless, just the idea of sterilization has motivated critics to cast LaBruzzo as a racist. The Metairie State Representative rejects any charge of racism noting that the plan will mostly impact white people who make up a majority of welfare recipients.
from the bayoubuzz.com
I'm not having it. I'm not. Promises were made and promises godamn well better be kept. I'm gonna vote for you on Tuesday because I believed certain things. Now you've let me down.
It was often tradition in war time for hostilities to suspend during the christmas holiday. So let's declare a cessation of candidate flame wars for one day only. The previously scheduled bloodbath will return soon enough.
Merry Christmas, kossacks! Have a holly, jolly! Snuggle with your loved ones and remember all those in harms way. Give peace on earth a chance and celebrate the season of giving. Let all the crap go for one day and try to love one another.
Whether you believe or not, take the day for what it could be and just grab your nearest love one and say "Peace be with you."
You'll feel better. Merry Christmas, peace be with you and Happy New Year!"
And for the little kiddies in all of us, here is government spending I approve of:
According to a new article by Ben Smith at the Politico, Rudy may have billed thousands of dollars to obscure New York agencies for weekend getaways with Judith Nathan on Long Island.
I know it's Friday.
I know Bush sucks.
I know David Broder will soon publish a column letting us know that Bush would have had his predicted bounce but Broder himself underestimated the inability of the Democrats to act in a sane, serious, and centrist way by giving Bush everything he wants.
I know Richard Cohen will publish a column to tell us that after much thought and many tears he has concluded that no Democrat can unite the country, so we must elect a Republican in 2008.
I know Cheney wants to attack Iran.
I know that fear is exhausting.
I know that anger is empowering.
I know my vacation can't get here soon enough.
Adam Zagorin has a new article up on Time magazine, and it's a scorcher. Seems a witness has come forward to say that Rove may have been behind the Siegelman prosecution in Alabama.
Don Siegelman was the former Democratic governor of Alabama convicted in 2006 of bribery and conspiracy and faces thirty years in prison. But today Zagorin reports a twist in this tale.
Now Karl Rove, the President's top political strategist, has been implicated in the controversy. A longtime Republican lawyer in Alabama swears she heard a top GOP operative in the state say that Rove "had spoken with the Department of Justice" about "pursuing" Siegelman, with help from two of Alabama's U.S. attorneys.
Zagorin identifies this lawyer as Dana Jill Simpson. On May 21 she filed an affadavit and Time has a copy.
Well, well, well, seems the sane part of America isn't the only group of people unhappy with Dubya.
Check this out:
GOP furious about timing of Rumsfeld resignation
They really thought Bushie cared about them. Juicy bits after the jump.
They want you to forget:
PFC Matthew Keith Maupin
$9 billion missing in Iraq
14,000 missing weapons in Iraq
No bid contracts
The people of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Heckuva Job Brownie
100 or more dead Iraqis everyday
Brits pulling out of Basra
Stay the Course
sweets and flowers
Axis of Evil
buh-bye Habeas Corpus
"We do not Torture"
"The Geneva Conventions are quaint"
2814 dead Americans and over 20,000 wound
Ok, correct me if I'm wrong but this could be funny.
Harris Beats Nelson -- Leads 54% to 45%
Thursday, October 05, 2006
TAMPA, FL- Congresswoman Katherine Harris, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate, soundly defeated Bill Nelson this evening by a 54% to 45% margin in the straw poll conducted at the Lakeland Bi-Annual Politics in the Park. The Harris campaign continues to build momentum, engendering tremendous grassroots support throughout the state with a pro-growth, pro-family message that resonates across the political spectrum.
Congresswoman Harris commented, "I appreciate the strong support of a majority of voters who are disillusioned with Bill Nelson's lack of leadership and his record of voting against Florida's best interests. I will fight for Florida in the United States Senate."