Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Funny man Al Franken will be running for the Senate in his home state of Minnesota against incumbant Republican Senator Norm Coleman.
Last year when I wasn't a full time student and was working, I would listen to Franken in my office everyday from 9-12. I'm really glad he is running, even though it may be hard for him to get voters to take him seriously. But hey, this is the same state the elected Jesse Ventura Governor, so why not. He is funny, factual, articulate, and will make C-SPAN way more funny to watch.
The Wiki (he is a Harvard Grad suprisingly)
The Colbert interview
Were this bird perched upon a bust of Pallas just above her chamber door ("perched, and sat, and nothing more"), then she'd be cool with that. But this simply wasn't Edgar Allan Poe's raven, if it was a raven at all.
No, this was a scene written for Tippi Hedren, though truth be told, it was only one bird ... and oh, OK, it wasn't pecking the Speaker to bits and pieces. But it was scary!
The bird, Pelosi told her colleagues and aides the next day, was flying around, knocking things over as she and an employee of her condo building chased the feathered fiend for an hour.
Finally, according to someone who heard Pelosi's story, they "trapped the bird with a brown bag." Menacing as it was, Pelosi, ever the San Francisco tree-hugger, made an executive decision that the bird should be liberated. So the building staffer, our source reports, "took it outside and released it."
Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly said the Speaker described the animal as "a little black bird" and that "she kept thinking to herself, 'Quoth the Raven, 'nevermore.'"
More like, "Get this (blank) bird out of the house, forevermore!"
Linky here: http://blog.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
From what I've heard, Van Hollen was a pretty good choice for DCCC Chairman, and seems to have a good head on his shoulders. Check out some of the early chatter- its interesting to even imagine we could have any more GOP targets left after the 2006 cycle.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Last week I said...
If Virginia Republican Senator John Warner, former Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and former Secretary of the Navy also breaks ranks with the administration, expect many more Republicans to follow.And today John Warner has come out against the Bush/McCain surge plan, as well as offering alternative legislation.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Just to recap...
ANNOUNCED (but have not yet filed the necessary papers with the FEC)
FORMED EXPLORATORY COMMITTEES
DECLINED TO SEEK NOMINATION
Thursday, January 18, 2007
I can’t help but notice that Gov. Bill Richardson is constantly on cable news shows talking about domestic issues, and even dabbling in on some foreign policy from time to time. It’s been a rumor for sometime that
Now you may ask, “Who is Bill Richardson, and what’s makes him so special, compared to every other elected official Presidential wannabe out there?”
In 2006 he was reelected in
For six years he has held the executive office in
And lastly, you might not be able to tell by his name, but
Minus an embarrassing white lie he told about his baseball career, I think
Monday, January 15, 2007
Mark your calendars. The Republicans will be
Republican Senator Wayne Allard may be retiring that year, and nut job Minuteman Congressman Tom Tancredo will most likely run if he does. Regardless if Allard retires or not, expect the very funny Democratic Congressman Mark Udall (as seen on Better Know a District #5, Colorado’s 2nd. The fighting 2nd! Airing on
Not only is that big Senate Race shaping up but this yet again shows the trend of the mountain west becoming America's new battle ground. Colorado is another one of those purple states that has barely broke Republican in the last two elections; 8% in ’00, and 4.6% in ’04. With those numbers, and the fact they elected Democratic Senator Ken Salazar in 2004,
Friday, January 12, 2007
That's right, you heard it here first. This whole 20,000 troop increase thing that the public is just loving, isn't an increase after all, but as Dr. Rice likes to put it, "It's an augmentation that allows the Iraqis to deal with this very serious problem that they have in Baghdad".
Not only is the American public and the Democratic Congress on the same page in not buying this terrible plan, but some Republicans have come around to jumping off the sinking ship that is the Bush/McCain doctrine. At last count, Andrew Bielak over at TalkingPointsMemo.com had tallied up seven Republican Senators coming out of their partisan coma and doing what’s right for America, including ’08 hopefuls Brownback, and Hagel (although Hagel’s actually been against all of this stuff for a good while now).
But kids, all of this stuff we just talked about isn't important in this story. Whats important is that our California Senator Barbara Boxer pointed out Condi hasn't been married or has any kids. Thats where the real news in this whole Iraq thing is.
1 : to make greater, more numerous, larger, or more intense