Happy Furry Puppy Time
AKA Friday Cat/Pet Blogging...
My canine cuties!
Petunia, (in front) is 3 years old. She's pitbull/boxer mix, who loves ice cream,(honestly she'll eat darn near anything) and chasing cats (sorry cat lovers, but we do keep her on a tight
leash). Until she catches them, then she runs like the wind in the other direction. Gives new meaning to big wussy! She's the most loving, sweet canine child we've ever had the honor of having in the family.
Dakota is 3 years old also. She's a pomeranian/peekineese mix. She too loves ice cream, but loves her boy friend Thumper The Humper next best (he's a neighbor's chihuahua). Thumper comes acourtin bright & early every morning. Watching them together is much fun. Petunia is not so fond of Thumper. She will nip at his tail given the chance.
Be Reasonable -- Do It My Way
This comes directly from Mustang Bobby over at Bark Bark Woof Woof
Former Senator Bob Dole speaks up on the Nuclear Option (TM Trent Lott):"...I hope changing the Senate's rules won't be necessary, but Senator Frist will be fully justified in doing so if he believes he has exhausted every effort at compromise. Of course, there is an easier solution to the impasse: Democrats can stop playing their obstruction game and let President Bush's judicial nominees receive what they are entitled to: an up-or-down vote on the floor of the world's greatest deliberative body."
Mr. Dole can be forgiven if he's forgotten the fact that the Republicans have effectively blocked the Democrats from any form of participation in the process of advise and consent on any of Bush's nominees since before the election
-- after all, he was in the Senate when they actually allowed the minority to speak up, and all he knows now is what Liddy tells him. So it's no surprise that he's shocked, shocked that the Democrats are resorting to the only arrows left in their quiver. He's conveniently forgetting the fact that the Democrats have offered some signs of compromise
to the Republicans -- who cannot accept them without the risk of setting off several thermonuclear devices in the hallowed halls of Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs. He's also forgetting the fact that the filibuster was used to great effect by the Republicans in 1968 to block the appointment
of Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas by President Johnson to be the Chief Justice. It's not a surprise, however; Mr. Dole practically invented the concept of IOKIYAR -- It's OK If You're A Republican -- when he was the Senate Majority Leader and presidential candidate in 1996, and asked with actual wonder (if not just a tad of disingenuousness) "Where's the outrage?" at the Clinton Administration when it was the Republicans who nearly brought the country to its knees over a blowjob in the Oval Office. (Oops. Bad pun.)
Mr. Dole would do well to remember that the Senate can only be "the world's greatest deliberative body" if both sides are allowed to participate
. If not, they're just a bunch of overpaid cheerleaders. ********
I think Bobby has summed up the situation to a T!
It's time for FILIBLOGGING
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD THROUGHOUT THE BLOGOSPHERE
CALL YOUR SENATORS AND TELL THEM TO PROTECT THE FILIBUSTER!
SENATE SWITCHBOARD NUMBER (202)225-3121
Here's the link to find your own Senator's phone number and e-mail address.[ Find your Senator
During last night's event mocking justice in America, the leaders of the Fristian Right had their audience program their cell phones with the number of the US Senate switchboard,
(202) 225-3121, and asked them to call Senators this morning on their way to work. Though they want people to call their own Senators, they are also targetting members of the Senate such as Lincoln, Pryor, Chaffee and Hagel. Given the intense pressure they must be facing this morning, they need our support.
Therefore we must step up and do our part.
Take a half hour or so sit down and call the Senate. Call your Senators and then call the Senators mentioned above. It is impairative that we let them know the religious right is not the only group of voters who are concened about our government. The time is here to stand up and be counted!
Thanks to Old White Lady
for the heads up on this project.