Over the past few years, I have expressed a great deal of frustration, and, at times, all-out anger at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. There have been times and incidences where I have been quick to point out what I perceived as weakness, ineffectiveness, and even opulence in reference to Speaker Pelosi’s performance in Congress. Further, I have been critical of what I felt she was doing in the blogosphere.
I believe that I am entitled to have felt much of this frustration; however, I feel it is important for me to say that by now residing beyond the threshold of her contribution to one of the most important accomplishments government has gained in my lifetime, I apologize and want to express my deep appreciation for the sum of her tenure to date. Therefore, my appreciation for her work on this virtually nullifies my personal problems with her leadership. It can be said that after it was all said and done, I was wrong.
When did he know what he knew?
Who was it that knew when it was known?
It's not my intent to knock President elect, Obama before he takes office. Rather, I'm elated to have him as our next President. However, the news of his intent for Senator Lieberman and possibly Senator McCain is not sitting right with me.
The two Senators have shown me the stark reality of their collective character over the past several months, and I'm here to report that sadly, the tactics both of them used, endorsed, or otherwise ignored the use of during the campaign reflect what I strongly believe to be the characters of two men who have gone beyond the threshold of the ability to transform themselves into persons abhorrent to bigotry or pursuant to the unreachable, but necessary goal of personal righteousness.
Sorry, but I gotta say it..
Suddenly, McCain feels it appropriate to militarize his message with some good ol' fashioned WWII propaganda.
What we are witnessing here is not merely an indictment; but rather, is proof-positive that the McCain campaign has decided to counter its desperation by injecting thinly veiled, deliberate racism into the election season.
I believe that the traditional media, from what I have seen, is missing a grand opportunity to pull the light off of the McCain campaign’s defense and denial of its deplorable actions and focus on the overwhelming public rejection of its tactical bigotry.
How long does it take to gut a nation? Well, as it turns out, right around 8 years.
In order to achieve such widespread devastation, however, you need a specific brand of jackass. You need a man who is time tested in his own failure and who has a wealth of loyal jackasses to draw from to fill the various positions required to administrate and mark out the progress of universal failure. You need someone who can cater to and enable the greed of private sector jackasses, who will, in turn run their workforce into the ground while simultaneously risking the security of their institutions on bogus money-fast schemes, essentially throwing your paycheck on red and letting it ride...
Briefly, this evening was a collection of tough talk and finger pointing into a metaphorical mirror. It was an example of the vacuum ideology held by the GOP in which unilateral rhetoric is merely amplified indirectly through the press at opponents.
It is not valid and it is not courageous.
Or, at least corporatism, that is.
Last night, after a nice long talk with or neighbor that negated any and all plans for us to go out to a good restaurant, my wife and I decided to go up to TGI Fridays so that we could enjoy a nice drink and celebrate my Birthday.
We're both vets of the restaurant realm. In fact, my wife still bartends on Sundays to keep a nice little pile of cash in the coffee can for the week. Because we've both worked in a variety of restaurant settings from fine dining to short order to diner, we are highly in-tune to all of those stupid things that consultants and management types, who have never served a table in their lives, come up with.
What we witnessed last night at Fridays, however, absolutely took the cake for the worst possible cruelty one can place on an employed server.
This is very brief, but head over to Think Progress and read this story.
I've read a lot of horrid, abysmal things pertaining to the tragic loss of Mr. Russert over the weekend. Some of which, I could not believe was surrounded by the familiar orange glow that abounds on my favorite web page.
For whatever reason, some folks seemed to go completely off their rockers in their placement of nouns, verbs and adjectives in their respective form boxes. Worse, they decided that the appropriate thing to do was to hit the submit button, reflecting a blatant disregard for the overall health, moral, and reputation of this community.
Warning: Image Heavy.
I had a little time this morning, so I figured I'd explore some ways to help the idea_blank folks over at McCain HQ come up with some slogans that aren't a result of stealing the strong, valid messages the Obama People have
come up kicked ass with.
The following are yard signs I'd like to see. Hell, if people want them, I know how, so just ask. Mind you, boredom, early waking to an empty docket and Photoshop could go either way, but at least that hour and a half is something I don't have to worry about anymore!