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|A final warning before I leave DK
This is my final diary here at Daily Kos. I leave Democrats with these words of warning. I hope they find fertile soil although I have my doubts. But if you don’t try, you can’t succeed, so ...
|Mr. President, will you act like a hero or a slave?
Dear Mr. President: Two weeks ago, after the state of the Union address, where you stated that you would “Do wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for ...
|Mr. President will you do what's right?
Dear Mr. President, Last Sunday (02/02/14), I wrote you about mistakes you had made in recent comments about removing marijuana from the Controlled Substance list. If you need to review what I ...
|Mr. President, are you a man of your word?
Dear Mr. President: At the State of the Union, on January 28, 2014, you said: So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that'...
|Wow, Big Brother is here to stay
I just read this in the Washington Post. Don’t be surprised if your TV soon seems to know everything about your politics All I could think about was George Orwell's 1984 and think to myself WOW,
|I grieve for the children and blame those who do nothing
This weekend there was another shooting. This time it was at a mall. A couple of weeks ago, there was a senseless shooting at a movie theatre. I shake my head at this news and grieve for the ...
|Where’s the Beef, Mr. President?
Over the past weekend, POTUS Obama said in an interview that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol. If he really believes that to be true, then he is either a hypocrite, a bad lawyer, or a poor ...
|How to win Red States in 2014
Dear Mr. Robert Reich, I have always respected your opinion, so when I read your recent blog post on Huffington Post entitled “Fear Is Why Workers in Red States Vote Against Their Economic Self-...
|Extend the deadline and let's move on
I am so sick and tired of hearing about the failure of healthcare,gov. You can't listen to the news on any station without hearing lengthy conversations about it. Personally I'm sick of ...
|What can be done to entitlements without negative consequences
Now that the government is back up and running, the GOP is already working on their next set of demands to take to the Budget conference committees. And of course the issue of entitlements once ...
|Ted Cruz – A nobody enabled by crazies
Every time I turn on the news, I have to see and listen to Ted Cruz. I’m sick of it. Ted Cruz is a nobody who got elected to Senate by a handful of crazies and enabled by conservative pundits ...
|I LOVE ACA
I was one of the Dems who was FURIOUS at POTUS Obama for not having a public option and making health care mandatory. But today I am one of few who has been on healthcare.gov, created an account, ...
|Political Wrapup - Shutdown Fallout
Well, it played out as predicted. It would have been more interesting if the pundits hadn’t been crying “the sky is falling” every 5 minutes for 16 days. In the beginning, the only real ...
|No Income Verification
As someone who has gotten through the glitches and the bugs on healthcare.gov I have a message to the Senate who is hopefully negotiating a bill to be passed today. NO INCOME VERIFICATION! Keep ...
|The new shutdown mantra
We want a vote!!!! That should be the Democratic manta starting now until an up and down vote on a clean CR and debt limit increase is taken in the House of Representatives.
|The standoff solution drama
It was more than predictable. The GOP has been saying ever since they capitulated on the taxes. They have been planning to shut down the government and threaten to default on the country’s bills ...
|The next GOP Presidential candidate is……..!
The Republican that saves the Republican party from itself by preventing a government shutdown and a fiscal crisis.
|Come on Joe, get real!
I read this this morning in the Wall Street Journal..... "Confident Biden Team Sows Seeds For 2016." It goes on to say.... "Political allies of Vice President Joe Biden have concluded that he can ...
|Stupid is as stupid does
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=stupid%20is%20as%20stupid%20does The first listing for this saying is this: It means that an intelligent person who does stupid things is still stupid.
|Gun reform will be all talk, little substantive action
Ever since Sandy Hook, gun reform talk comes up in every political conversation and since we are at the beginning of a legislative cycle, every politician across the board is pledging to do ...
|what they are not telling us
So they did the deal; a deal we couldn't afford. And for the past few days they have been talking about all the good things in the deal. But there's a lot in this bill that they aren't telling us ...
|I trillion dollars Entitlement cuts or 1 trillion dollars in legalized marijuana
I heard Senator Corker talk today on the morning TV shows. He wants to extend the debt limit by 1 trillion dollars by cutting Medicare and Social Security by 1 trillion dollars. Another Republican ...
|Thanks and congratulations
Today, I'm exhausted from the holidays and all this fiasco called fiscal cliff. So I'm going to make this short and sweet. Although I was an advocate for going over the fiscal cliff, I have to give ...
|When did it become ok?
When I was a child, I was taught not to run out into the street because I could get hit by a car or truck. Twenty years later, I taught my son not to run out into the street because he could get ...
|Paul Krugman understands the show
Since POTUS is revamping his cabinet positions, it's time to replace an incompetent Tim Geitner with a nobel prize winning economists whose interests are apolitical. Paul Krugman op ed in todays ...
|A better fiscal plan
POTUS Obama has said that he is open to other options to avoid the fiscal cliff. Personally, I don't believe that going off the cliff is going to be as bad as main stream media makes it sound. Also,
I just read the latest offer to avoid the fiscal Cliff by our POTUS. Once again he goes against the will of the people and if his party goes along with it, all I can say is Adios Dems in 2014. ...
|I understand the violence, but don’t believe people really want to know
I understand the violence. I can explain it to you. But I have serious reservations about doing so. I don’t believe it will make a difference. I don’t believe you will understand. More ...
|Not the greatest country anymore
You cannot change what you do not acknowledge. As long as Americans walk around like puffed up peacocks boasting how America is the greatest nation in the world, we cannot fix the problems that ...
|The economic solution that nobody wants to talk about
With all this discussion of economics, I find it difficult to take either side seriously. The reason is because there is an EASY SOLUTION to our economic problem. Unfortunately, no politician has ...
|Witnessing the death of the Republican Party
You would think that they have learned. But 3 weeks after I left on holiday, I come back to exactly where we were when I left. But we are in good news, bad news situation. The Good News is that ...
|Chris Christie helluva nice guy
This is a followup to my diary of 16NOV where I attempted to warn Democrats. Not surprised it didn't get a lot of likes. Nobody likes bad news. But it needed to be said if for no reason than to ...
|Politicians On notice
Now that POTUS Obama has been re-elected, he has nothing to lose. He can stand his ground without worrying about getting re-elected. However, in order to accomplish his goals, he has to work with ...
|State Educational Ranking vs Electoral College map
Last week, I compared the State Educational Ranking in Science and Math with how the Electoral College Map was shaping up. Many people dismissed the statistics. Perhaps it is time to revisit how ...
|State Educational Ranking vs Electoral College map
Here is something to ponder...... If you compare the current electoral map with state education rankings in math and science here is what you find:
|Rants from a mad dem
I haven't blogged in months because I am so mad at the Dems that I just can't take it anymore. For years, I blogged and worked hard to get the Dems back into power and what do they do? Blow it! ...
|Spread the news -- the MSM surely won't
I'm posting this because I highly doubt anyone in the Main Stream Media will every report on it. After all, it's Texas, right?
|Still applicable today - Explains a lot!
Major Contributiors of GW Bush I stumbled across this list of major Business and other contributors to GW Bush's campaign. I found it very ...
|Missing the point -- it's not about race
The story from last week regarding Shirley Sherrod, has totally missed the point again as usual. The edited story started out about race. And for the most part, on Sunday's MSM, it seemed to ...
|They can't have it both ways
I'm going to make this short and sweet. I just turned away from the MSM pundit news shows before I threw my shoe at Michael Steele on ABC or John Cornyn on NBC because THEY CAN'T HAVE IT ...
|The problem with Arizona immigration law
I live in a border state and I have lived in Mexico. I have no prejudices against Hispanic Americans. I have no prejudice against Mexicans although if I here the word "manana" again, I may slap ...
|Rand Paul, the gift that keeps on giving
WH criticism of BP sounds 'un-American' You would think after inserting his foot into his mouth less than 2 days after ...
|Is it me or is the GOP shooting themselves in the foot?
This morning I read several different headlines. 1)Rand Paul Says Businesses Should Have Right To Discriminate 2)FOX News Anchor Tells Michael Steele: 'Everybody Hates You' 3)Philandering ...
|Someone please explain!
With the nomination of Elena Kagan for the Supreme court, there seems to be some controversy about her sexuality.
|Is this just a weird coincidence
On Thursday, May 6, 2010, Wall Street went nuts and dropped like a 4 story concrete building in a matter of minutes. Many attribute it to an electronic glitch. Now here is an interesting ...
|Don't use Texas as an example of HCR
Just now Senator McCain used Texas as an example of HCR. Bad example John.
|Obama's version of health care reform SUCKS
POTUS Obama's version of health care reform legislation was revealed yesterday. It won't win him any points as it leaves out a public option or Medicare for all.
|Momentum gaining for health care reform & public option
The HHS report is out and it's predicting a MAJOR increase in Health Insurance Premiums. This is at the time when Health Insurers in 4 major states have raised premiums by upwards of 40%. Add to ...
|Hump Day Rant from a PO'd Dem
Today's Headlines on HP says "Majority Don't Think President Deserves Second Term". That is because Dems are just as PO'd at POTUS Obama as the rest of America. And Obama and his administration ...
|This is Bipartisanship? SCREW Bipartisanship!
Todays' Political Headline on Huffington Post begins with..... "THIS IS BIPARTISANSHIP! Weak Jobs Bill Shortchanges Job Creation. Yesterday, I wrote about the very same crap! Interesting, though ...
|Why America is turning against the Dem Congress
I have been saying for months that the Dems in Congress better get it together or face losing big time due to lack of constructive legislation on major issues like health care. So it came as no ...
This is going to be short and sweet.
|WHY I WONT BE HIRING NEXT YEAR!
Dear POTUS Obama and the Dems in Congress -- As a small business person who supported you in 2008, I have spent the past year working to get a decent health care bill ...
|Someone PLEASE explain to me.
Today I read this garbage! New Senate Public Option Plan To Be Unveiled Carper has been working on ...
|GOP: We'll Oppose Health Care Bill Even If You Meet All Our Demands
They say the truth will set you free. Let's see if we can get some work done for true health care reform in America, now that the cat is out of the bag for everyone to see.
|Democrats in Republicans clothing
Senate Finance Committee Panel votes to restore abstinence education money A Senate committee ...
|Help my idea for health care reform be heard
I understand that there are a lot of people in our country who oppose a public option because they are afraid it will lead to government controlled health care. I do not happen to agree with them ...
|Idea to demonstrate the need for health care reform
As one of the uninsured, I have an idea I would like to share with you. I think it would work and be a helluva lot more effective than those stupid tea parties.
|Even more applicable today than EVER!
Below is a parody I wrote of a very famous speech. I would be amazed if you didn't know the original author. I think it is applicable considering what is going on in America today and with an ...
|On the same side -- part 2
Please see the original proposal that I sent to every single member of the GOP running for reelection in 2008. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/9/14/9461/82990 They have apparently taken ...
|All I want in health care
Speaking as one of the 47+ MILLION people without health care, I have an intimate understanding of the problem.
|On the same side
It has become very clear that GW Bush and Al Qaeda are on the same side. They both want us to remain in Iraq. It's the perfect irony. While the leaders of Al Qaeda that state their mission is to ...
|Do the Dems want to win or be right?
Recently I was informed of the following: As a Democrat, I fully believe in using the power of government and taxation to guide the capitalist system toward benefiting the country."
|A different type of Democrat
I am tired of being called a Republican. It takes all kinds to make a party. And especially takes all kinds for a party to win..........
|It's time to bring our jobs home to the good old USA
Mattell says it lost control of its quality control in China. Our US gov't cannot inspect all toys coming into the country So let's start making toys, toothpaste, etc.........in other words ...
|GOP says for Democracy to work we must have rule of Law
While many of you were attending the annual KOS convention, I happened to stumble across the GOP debate. I normally can't sit for any length of time through this discussion, but they were talking ...
|We can make a difference
Two years ago, the vast majority of the population had no idea that dairies regularly gave their cows artificial female hormones to increase their milk production. Over the weekend, Kroger ...
|What kind of message is this?
I keep reading the following headlines: "White House Aide Won’t Answer Questions of a Senate Panel". What kind of wierd psycho world are we living in? Since when did the President of the ...
|Does this mean I'm a criminal?
Has anyone seen this? Does this mean I'm a criminal? Bush Outlaws All War Protest In United ...
|Let's Change the Debate
The Gop say to withdraw is to to lose the war in Iraq. The Dems say its already lost and we should withdraw to save lives. I say, let's change the debate. Our troops have met all goals Bush ...
|Wag the Dog Part 2 -- Bushie Style
The Bushies are going out of their way to manufacture fear. First they started with Chernov talking about gut feelings but explicitly saying there is no solid intelligence to back it up. Then we ...
|Catching up with the people of the United States
Finally. The GOP is finally getting it. They are starting to understand that if they continue to stand alongside of Bush regarding Iraq, they won't have a job come 2009. We can't let up. There ...
|Anatomy of a so-called Red State
There are a couple of facts that I need to establish up front. 1)I don't hate anyone. I may intensely dislike or disagree with people's actions or words but I do not hate or dislike anyone based ...
|Give Peace a Chance
As I watch an interview with an al Qaeda operative on the nightly news, I am struck by one thing; how little they value the lives of others. But I can't help but noticing and comparing how closely ...
|All I want for Christmas is a candidate that can win.
All I want for Christmas is a candidate that can win. That's right. No more Al Gores. No more John Kerrys. We need a winner in 2008.
|The debate we should be having
There are many people who call themselves good Christians but not all of them are acting on or doing God's word. Part of Matthew 20:16 says "for many are called, but few are chosen." So how do we, ...
|It's time to impeach Dick Cheney
Dick Cheney is the biggest threat to the Constitution of the United States in half a century. The list of crimes that he has committed against our Republic is way too long to detail. But the ...
|The Iraq Memorial Quilt -- A season for peace!
The Iraq Memorial Quilt was designed to speak for me for I truly believe pictures speak louder than words. To see the quilt and all the pictures on the quilt, go to ...
|No bill is better than a bad bill!
All weekend long, I had to listen to the pundits talk about how the immigration bill failed. They seemed to think that a bad bill is better than no bill. After 7 years of Bushie Bureaucracy, ...
|Eliminate the BS!
I am so sick and tired of hearing this BS that if we leave Iraq we are losing the war to Al Qaeda. So here is 10 reasons they are full of it!
|No More Money!
$30 Billion MORE Dollars to fight Aids in Africa. I don't have a problem with that. I applaud private enterprises that raise money to help these people. American Idol recently raised a lot of ...
|I am not a Liberal Democrat
Every time, I hear a GOP Bushie propagandist refer to people like me who disagree with them as a Liberal Democrat, I just want to jump through the TV and slap them. Every time, I hear a GOP Bushie ...
|A message to Bush
I watched and listened today as Bush continued to justify his actions. He reminds me of a school boy who was caught in the act of deception. So, let’s talk about Al Qaeda, 9/11 and Iraq! ...
|Save Our Troops!
Last week on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”, GOP Pollster Dr. Frank Luntz talked about the impact words have on our country, our politics and our elections. Although he was on ...
|the smartest thing Congress could do
My faith teaches me that “By your fruits are ye known." I think it's crystal clear by the fruits of Bush's actions as well as his administration's inactions, what the fruits of their labors ...
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