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Archive for the ‘Elections’ Category

Posted by Khirad On May - 6 - 2010 44 COMMENTS

As, some of you know, my passion for politics extends ‘across the pond’ as they say. I didn’t think of writing anything until results started streaming in, and that for a subject I feel deserves more notice from us Yanks, my little O/T post was clearly not gonna cut it. […]

Posted by AdLib On Mar - 27 - 2010 149 COMMENTS

The Grateful Dead must be rolling in their joints. As described in the NYT: On Wednesday, the California secretary of state certified a November vote on a ballot measure that would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, a plan that advocates say could raise $1.4 billion and save precious law enforcement […]

Posted by AdLib On Mar - 24 - 2010 24 COMMENTS

Come November, the Republican Party may need to change their mascot from the elephant to the lemming. In the aftermath of Scott Brown’s upset election in January, the GOP redoubled their bets on the failure of Health Care Reform. As they had for the last year, they showed no hesitation […]

Posted by Marion On Mar - 8 - 2010 15 COMMENTS

I am a Virginian.  My mother was a Virginian, and so was her father. His family came to the colonies out of necessity and choice. During the English Civil War in the 1640s, my ever-so-many-great grandfather backed the losing horse (thus, establishing a long tradition in my family): King Charles […]

Posted by nellie On Feb - 15 - 2010 46 COMMENTS

This morning the office of Senator Evan Bayh, D-IN, announced that he will not run for re-election this November. There’s more than one way to react to this news. Since Bayh is a Democrat, the gut reaction might be to fear that we’re going to lose another seat — like […]

Posted by SueInCa On Feb - 12 - 2010 14 COMMENTS

A New York Times reporter asked a man the following question, What is a fascist?  How many fascists have we?  How dangerous are they?  The man answered, The really dangerous American fascist….is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in […]

Posted by Marion On Feb - 12 - 2010 23 COMMENTS

Watching the Teabaggers ponce, preen and pontificate for the better part of last year, and ending with their recent convention, I’m always struck by the fact that they and their ilk have channeled Thomas Jefferson as their Founding Father icon. Jefferson has become their idol – from the armed idiot […]

Posted by javaz On Feb - 10 - 2010 554 COMMENTS

We need to start a movement, a splinter group from the Democratic Party. I am not talking about “media” or “profits” but am talking about starting a movement that somehow forms and takes off. Heck, I think we’ll even get folks that consider themselves Teabaggers, because not all Teabaggers are […]

Posted by Chernynkaya On Feb - 10 - 2010 15 COMMENTS

With the growing abuse of the filibuster and Democrats unwilling to take the strong action necessary to fix the economy and regain the public trust, with the airwaves and cable increasingly dominated by the demagogic likes of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, and with the ever-growing influence of corporate money […]

Posted by javaz On Feb - 6 - 2010 77 COMMENTS

As everyone probably knows by now, the great Tea Party Convention is in full swing this weekend in Nashville. A whopping 600 teabaggers are gathered to hear their leaders, and are especially excited to hear Sarah Palin. The convention kicked off to a great start with notable speaker Tom Tancredo […]

Posted by AdLib On Feb - 5 - 2010 8 COMMENTS

Tonight, Bill Moyers had a marvelous episode which I can’t recommend enough. The first segment was about the SCOTUS decision and the impact on our democracy. http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/02052010/watch.html With pro and con voices. http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/02052010/watch2.html The second segment I found the most intriguing, with a doctor who had been working for single […]

Posted by javaz On Feb - 5 - 2010 11 COMMENTS

This morning I happened upon an article dated January 21st, 2010 from the East Valley Tribune about a meeting of religious leaders regarding immigration. The Arizona Interfaith Network is hosting the event, which will begin with a prayer service, followed by a press conference and panel discussion. The intent is […]

Posted by bito On Jan - 27 - 2010 10 COMMENTS

Taking Action Against The SCOTUS Decision! A couple of weeks ago I posted in the Time Out..O/T post an alert from CREDO Action Alert and asked everyone to sign the petition.  The petition was on for a FCC hearing. The hearing was on internet freedom.  According to CREDO and another […]

Posted by AdLib On Jan - 24 - 2010 206 COMMENTS

Corporations Are People Too! or How to Explain The Supreme Court’s Derangement to Your Child   by Dr. Suits   On a winter’s day in two thousand ten A decision was made by five crazy men Their words were all heard by the little boy, Trent Who then asked his […]

Posted by Tiger99 On Jan - 22 - 2010 24 COMMENTS

                                                      “Politics As Unusual”  We have been privileged to become witness to two political events in 14 months that most of us never imagined would happen in our lifetime. The elections of Barack Obama and Scott Brown. Two men who each in their own way took on established and entrenched Democratic Machines and each in […]

Categories: Elections, News & Politics
Posted by AdLib On Jan - 21 - 2010 63 COMMENTS

We just had a 1-2-3-4 combination of punches and we’re reeling. 1. The election of Brown and the loss of a Dem 60 vote majority in The Senate. 2. The concession that HCR will not be passed. 3. Pres. Obama’s choosing “bipartisanship” over fighting for Progressive values. 4. The Supreme […]

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