Sunday, May 08, 2011
Me in Cuba
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Health Care Reform: A Historic Victory
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Senator Webb Delivers Remarks on Health Care Reform Legislation
Jim Webb, being his usually awesome self.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
What's That Man Doing In The Middle Of The Tsunami Waves??
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Webb Will Block GOP's Filibuster
"One thing I did say to [Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid] is I will vote to proceed forward to debate," Webb said Sunday.Meanwhile back at the ranch, Creigh Deeds is struggling to win support and Washington Post wrote last Friday that administration officials feel Deeds has no one to blame but himself.
Well...as to blame, I would add the gullible Democratic primary voters who listened to the Post and voted for Deeds instead of Moran or McAuliffe.
Senior administration officials have expressed frustration with how Democrat R. Creigh Deeds has handled his campaign for governor, refusing early offers of strategic advice and failing to reach out to several key constituencies that helped Obama win Virginia in 2008...
A[n]...administration official, who...spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "Obama, Kaine and others had drawn a road map to victory in Virginia. Deeds chose another path."
Would Sheila Johnson be mocking McAuliffe?? Would Wilder be denying the Democratic candidate for governor his endorsement?? Hell, would we be having this conversation if either McAuliffe or Moran had been the candidate...???
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Patrick Fitzgerald Protecting America
Hal Turner, a right-wing shock jock and blogger, had railed against a federal decision that had gone against the National Rifle Association on his radio show.
Outrageous but..no harm, no foul; it's a free country.
However, the next day, the Washington Post reports, the idiot nutwing opined on his blog that the three judges merited to die.
"Let me be the first to say this plainly", he wrote. "These [j]udges deserve to be killed." You see, according to Turner, blood was required for the tree of liberty to be replenished. It seems it needed the same nutrient the guy with the 9 mm pistol strapped to his thigh outside the Obama town meeting was trying to use. And surely a little blood was "[a] small price to pay to assure freedom for millions", Turner reasonably reasoned.
Just in case his readers needed any help in carrying out justice, the good blogger posted pictures of the judges, a map of the courthouse where they worked and an even more helpful guide to where those nasty "anti-truck bomb barriers" were placed for security.
Of course, the FBI was not amused or pleased; and they proceeded to arrest Mr. Turner.
Oops, I "meant no harm", he told them. I wasn't serious, cross my lips and hope to die.
U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald and his prosecutors...charged Turner, a blogger admired by white supremacists, with threatening the lives of three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit: Frank Easterbrook, Richard Posner and William Bauer.Thankfully, the death-dealing sap "is now [safely] behind bars awaiting trial, accused of threatening the judges." A U.S. magistrate wisely ruled that he "was too dangerous to be free."
Nah, ya think??
Another American Released
Yettaw had been convicted of illegally breaking the immigration law that requires Burmese officials be notified whenever a guest stays overnight. Back in May, Yettaw swam "across Inya Lake" to Nobel Prize winner Suu Kyi's house and stayed two days after claiming exhaustion.
While in Myanmar, Webb also met with Kyi who was recently sentenced to an additional eighteen months of house arrest. Just last month, acccording to Wikipedia, "UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon...arrived in Myanmar on a journey seeking the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and to press the junta for democratic reform" but to no avail. Guess Webb has more starpower...
Yettaw had been sentenced to seven years, four in hard labor after being convicted of " illegally entering a restricted zone [and] illegal swimming.
Webb will be bringing Yettaw with him to Bangkok on Sunday.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
For fans of Creigh Deeds, don't say you weren't warned. Those who might've voted for Obama, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner are either staying home in November or gasp, voting for the dark side.
Hot off the press, or at least a little luke warm, the media reports Black Entertainment Television co-founded Sheila Johnson is supporting Republican Bob McDonell over the Democratic candidate, Creigh Deeds.
"[T]he former chairwoman of Democratic Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's inaugural committee...crossed party lines today to endorse Republican Bob McDonnell as Kaine's successor, arguing that McDonnell would do a better job of spurring economic development in Virginia," the Washington Post writes.
Johnson, who has been Kaine's second largest individual donor and has contributed more than $600,000 to Kaine since 2000 (Adding Feathers to Her Cap -- Post, January 2006), said her decision came after meeting with both Deeds and McDonnell and coming to the conclusion that McDonnell would be more likely to right Virginia's ailing economy.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
At Long Last....
Hear ye, hear ye...
The Minnesota Supreme Court has finally declared Al Franken the winner. Seven months after he won the election, Al Franken of Minnesota will at long last take his rightful spot in the US Senate.
In the meantime, USA Today reports that Democrats have been keeping a seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee warm for Al. And Norm Coleman has accepted the obvious and called it day.
Sixty votes -- and away we go!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
RIP - Farrah Fawcett
Sunday, June 21, 2009
But dear readers; there's a sure-fire logical reason why Froomkin had to go. And Nobel Memorial Prize winner Paul Krugman is more than happy to explain to you why it was so.