Tuesday, October 27, 2009

John Edwards makes me want to vomit

Elizabeth Edwards doesn't deserve what's happened to her. And while I am all about forgiveness in it's greatest form, this is a little hard to swallow.
"John said, 'Perhaps not the great love story that we hoped, but maybe a great love story nonetheless.' [It's] 'till death do you part -- because that's what I want," she said.
Perhaps because that "death do you part" isn't as far away for him... After all the news he's made, it's 'poor Elizabeth' all the way.

I'm sure the last thing she wants is pity, but here's a little empathy. And Mrs. Edwards, I raise my glass to you.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Limbaugh's NFL bid turns political

Why is Al Sharpton opening his mouth again?
In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Sharpton wrote that he was “disturbed” to hear about Limbaugh’s interest in the Rams and asked for a meeting with Goodell “to discuss the myriad of reasons as to why [Limbaugh] should not be given an opportunity to do so.”

Sharpton argued that Limbaugh has been “anti-NFL” in his comments about several of the league’s players, specifically naming Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick.

In addition, Sharpton wrote that Limbaugh’s “recent statement that the NFL was beginning to look like a fight between the Crips and the Bloods without the weapons, was disturbing.”
Clearly, this is a political issue in Sharpton's mind.

If Al Franken wanted to buy an NFL team, would there be cause to be "disturbed"? Al Gore? Bill Clinton?

Call a spade a spade. They don't want him because he's a Republican.

Funny that no one has called out the race issue here either.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Walker faces cyber attack!

Scott Walker's campaign is under attack!! TWEETTACK!!
GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker's campaign suspects political sabotage for causing the suspension of his Twitter account yesterday.

Walker spokesman Keith Gilkes said the suspension followed hundreds of users over the course of several days signing up to follow, then "unfollowing" the Milwaukee County Executive's Twitter feed. The users then reported to the company that Walker's account was sending out spam.

Gilkes said the effort "points to a massive coordinated effort to get Scott Walker suspended."

"It's cyber warfare of the political kind," Gilkes said. "It's unfortunate, but it's the kind of tactics you can expect from our opponents."

Gilkes said the campaign is working with Twitter to identify "who some of the culprits are," though he declined to identify who he believed they are. He hopes to have the account restored today.
The Dems are pathetic. Even more pathetic is that this is on Wispolitics and somehow, "newsworthy."

I guess it fits. Most of what Walker does is fake news anyway.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Obey is Dangerous

Dave Obey has his head on backwards.
David Obey rolled out the red carpet for terror suspects today when he cast a vote against a measure requesting that his party leaders include language prohibiting the transfer of Guantanamo Bay prisoners to the United States from the 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. With his stunning ‘no’ vote, Obey not only voted to open the door to possible terrorists, but he also refused to request that all Guantanamo Bay detainees be added to Homeland Security’s “No Fly List” and shunned the idea of transparency by refusing to request that the bill be available to the public for 72 hours before receiving an up or down vote. (House Roll Call 746)

Not long ago, a senior member of Obey's own party objected to Democrat proposals to transfer Guantanamo prisoners to the United States. That didn’t stop Obey from turning his back on Wisconsin families who want to keep terror suspects out of their back yard.

“A senior Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday warned against sending detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Fort Leavenworth prison in Kansas, saying it could endanger U.S. relations with Muslim countries.

“It was also another thorn in President Barack Obama’s effort to quickly close the controversial U.S. prison in Cuba."

“Skelton is the first senior Democrat to raise issues with moving the Guantanamo detainees to Kansas, but follows a news conference last week in which Kansas Republican Senator Sam Brownback and Republican Representative Jerry Moran blasted suggestions of moving the detainees there.” (Jeremy Pelofsky, “Democrat opposes sending Guantanamo detainees to Leavenworth,” Reuters, 8/10/09)
As if Obey's surly demeaner wasn't enough to turn voters away, his voting record just keeps getting more absurd!

It's a relief we've got this guy running. There's not even a chance Sean Duffy would vote to actually bring terrorists back to the U.S. to plot against us again.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

POOR Alan Grayson???

Are you kidding me? That better be sarcasm.
Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) has no Republican challenger to date, though a number of serious Republicans are thinking of getting in and at least a couple are on the verge of doing so.

The district leans Republican and after Grayson’s latest antics Charlie Cook has moved the race to a tossup without there even being a Republican challenger yet.

It is also worth noting that Grayson is trying to use his holocaust comment, etc. to raise money.
It's his signature line now?!

I'd equate this comment to the level of George Allen's unforunate "macaca" statement, as deserving of losing your seat.

I'm sorry, did I miss the holocaust?

Grayson is WAY out of line.
Grayson made a presentation on the House floor Tuesday night in which he said, “if you get sick, America, the Republican healthcare plan is this: Die quickly.” He even had a sign printed reading, “The Republican Healthcare Plan: Die Quickly.”

After Republicans demanded an apology, Rep. Grayson went to the floor to mock the demand, and called the deaths of Americans because they don't have insurance a "holocaust."

“I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven’t voted sooner to end this holocaust in America,” Grayson said.

Later, in a television interview, he called Republicans " foot-dragging, knuckle dragging neanderthals who know nothing but 'no.'"

The only statement he has backed off from is the comparison to a "holocaust," telling MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, "It may not have been the best choice of words."
Not the best choice of words?

Not only to put on the Republicans that we are somehow "urging people to die" so we no longer have to find the funding for their healthcare is insensitive and beyond insulting. Grayson SHOULD apologize now, not for that, but for his subsequent remarks mocking the Republicans for asking for an apologize and comparing our healthcare situuationio in America to the Holocaust.

It wasn't funny.

It wasn't witty.

It was more than a "poor choice of words."

It was appalling.

This debate is bringing more than the worst out in our Congressional representatives. I understand it's frustrating to be met all summer long at each town hall with opposition and angry constituents. But that does not excuse the attitude, the yelling, or making absurd accusations like "Republicans want you to die quickly."

And further, this is NOT a Holocaust. In no way are Republicans- or any Americans- on a mass slaughter attack against the elderly or any other group of individuals. To compare the Republicans "lack of a plan," as Pelosi calls it to Hitler's campaign for world domination by execution of Jews and anyone else he didn't like is so far off base, this guy should be committed!

Definition of a holocaust:
1. a great or complete devastation or destruction, esp. by fire.
2. a sacrifice completely consumed by fire; burnt offering.
3. (usually initial capital letter) the systematic mass slaughter of European Jews in Nazi concentration camps during World War II (usually prec. by the).
4. any mass slaughter or reckless destruction of life.

Choose something else, Grayson. I bet your voters will too.

Milwaukee fights fire with Pink!

This is great.
Milwaukee firefighters have been hawking red T-shirts to help an injured Iraqi soldier.

Now, firefighters will be donning pink.Firefighters will be allowed to wear pink T-shirts with the Milwaukee Fire Department logo all month as part of an annual fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. {The fire department will also sell the T-shirts to the public for $10 each.

Last year the department raised $27, 256 for the Milwaukee affiliate of the organization, which funds breast health education, breast cancer screenings, and treatment programs.
Giving back for the troops and for breast cancer are two top causes - keep it up, Milwaukee.