Line of the Week
and the winner is...
Apparently even O'Reilly was shocked that it was only
You can read the full exchange here...The Culture War Plays Out on 'Letterman'
I've never been a big fan of Letterman's, but I have to say, after this exchange with O'Reilly I may have to start watching him a little more often.
Let's Make a Deal
Will it be door number one, two, or three? Abramoff Cops a Plea"Lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud, clearing the way for him to cooperate in a massive government investigation of influence peddling involving members of Congress."
You know there are people all over D.C. scurrying to find a way to cover their collective asses. The excrement is about to hit the fan and a whole bunch of folks are going to get splattered. Some are estimating anywhere from twenty to sixty people could be impacted. Including (dare I say 'hopefully') none other than 'the hammer' himself, Tom DeLay.
I don't know enough about all the players in this dirty little game of politics as usual
to say whether or not there are any Democrats involved. Jane, over at Firedoglake
seems to think "They're not". I'm not going to quibble with Jane on this one. Not just because I hope she's right, but because Jane does her research on these things and I trust her instincts. In fact if your not really sure what this whole bugaloo is about take a hop over to her blog and you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about Jack Abramoff and his band of dirty politicians.
Truthfully I don't care if it's Republicans exclusively or a mix of the two parties. I'm ready to see these politicians held accountable for selling out to big business. The people of their respective states elected these men (and women) to represent their (the people's) interest in Washington. Instead they sold out to the highest bidder. I want to see them sent home (or to the hoosegow) with their tails tucked between their legs. They exemplify the epitome of dirty politics.
I heard someone on
FOX News say "this could be the biggest scandal of the last decade...". I can think of only one thing that could make this better. That's if one of those [dirty] politicians decides to try and save his own ass by giving up the evidence that proves the election of 2000 was stolen by the use of rigged voting machines in Florida. Now THAT would be the scandal of the century!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
from my corner of the world to yours!!
2006--Year of the Dog
We live in a crazy, mixed up world.
Floods and mudslides in California. Wind and fire in Oklahoma and Texas. Hurricanes, tornados, blizzards. Mother Nature seems to have her britches in a bunch.
We have wars and rumors of wars. Some that have been going on since what seems like the beginning of time. Most with no end in sight.
There's a [pseudo] cowboy in the White House, and a [pseudo] terminator masquerading as Governor of California.
The right thinks THEY are God's chosen people. The left thinks the right are a bunch of hypocrites. Nobody wants to give an inch. The only two men in all of politics (McCain & Lieberman) who seem to be the least bit willing to see the other sides 'side' are both looked upon with disdain and disrespect by their own 'side'. Compromise has become a dirty word.
Still we carry on. We get up every morning, Follow our morning routine, then head out to jobs and life at large.
We keep hoping some how life's dealer will deal us a winning hand this round.
As long as there's air to breath, food to eat, and shelter from the storms, we carry on.
So, as we begin another year, one I believe may be pivotal in our nations future, I wish for each of you joy, peace, happiness, hope and prosperity. "May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand."