Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Why we won't pander to "values"...

There was much talk after the election that Democrats need to have more values. Even "San Francisco Liberal" Nancy Pelosi (House Minoirty Leader) tried to talk about how she "goes to church".

Well, you know what:

This is just bullshit, as anyone who's ever been to a Harley rally in Milwaukee or a hunting lodge in the U.P. will surely know. Blue-collar Midwestern and Southern culture is as sacrilegious as it is sanctimonious and as libertine, if not much more so, as it is buttoned-down. Those suburban and exurban true believers in the Bush cause? We don't know them. They're friggin' pod people, those God people. But the Washington and New York cognoscenti look out on the hinterlands and see an undifferentiated mass of Passion-viewing, Terry-and-The-Babies-saving Rapture Christians.
Most Americans, whatever their degree of religiosity, accept that they're sinners, and like to relish in it on occasion, whether or not they scurry back to church the following morning to repent. We're a nation of furtive Skinimax watchers, porn downloaders and gangsta rap aficionados. We like our food fatty and our sex dirty. We play video games well into our thirties, and our favorite movies tend to involve fantastic chase scenes, explosions and gratuitious gore. On the whole, we seek redress for these indulgences in the pews or the gym - not at the ballot box. We are, in short, as profoundly libertarian in our outlook, shaped by our frontier history, as we are censorious, thanks to the dwindling influence of the Puritans.
That is what we need to remind voters of. We are not Counrty Club Repubs or Theocrats.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Maple Syrup Weekend April 22, 23, 24

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Arrogant with power...

The Senate Democratic Communications Center has been doing a great job getting our message out.

Here Senator Reid warns us of the "nuclear option" in the senate:

The Republicans are arrogant with power. If they don't like the rules, they break them. If they don't like someone standing in their way, they attack them. We have some Republican's in the Senate who are considering throwing out 200 years of Senate history in order to pack the courts with right wing judges. And we have a Republican Leader in the House of Representatives who attacks judges who don't agree with him and corrupts our government by running roughshod over the ethics committee.
Read the full email here. From the DailyKos diarys.

Camp votes with your in-laws...

Con. Dave Camp (Corrupted-Mi4) celebrates his firm stance for big government, and tromps on the sanctity of marriage, and his firm belief that your in-laws should decide. Con. Camp, true to form, follows his orders from on high (Tom DeLay) and votes to usurp state's (and family's) rights.

I love this line from the statement:
When Congress returns after Easter, I will urge my colleagues to take an even closer look at what changes need to be made in the law to guarantee everyone a chance at life.
Great...I have some good ideas to "gaurantee a chance at life", how about a living wage? Reasonable heath care?

Too easy, Mr. Camp.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Cool Tom DeLay Flow Chart of Corruption...

Here's a cool flow chart of corruption with Tom DeLay at the center.

Look for Lamar Smith, he co-proposed the ethics rule change with our own Con. Camp (Corruption-Mi4).

Bush's pride and joy...

Look at Bush tending to his debt. He toured the Bureau of Public Debt recently.

via Kicking Ass.

UPDATE: Go here to see how much debt we have. The number is so long, that it's hard to fathom. Normally it would be shown scientifically, that's how large it is, try 7.78 x 10(11th power). Here's a good explanation of what that means by Talking Points Memo.