Palin: I’ll See You Bitches in September!




Palin: I Can See $2 Oil from My Porch! (Image)

Mitt Romney’s Millstone (image)

President Obama, Please Give Us a New “Great Society”

President Lyndon B. Johnson

While watching “Meet the Press” yesterday, I remembered a counter to Republicans always mentioning their opinions of Ronald Reagan: Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “GREAT SOCIETY! Read this from Wikipedia:

The Great Society was a set of domestic programs suggested or enacted in the United States on the initiative of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Two main goals of the Great Society social reforms were the elimination of poverty and racial injustice. New major spending programs that addressed education, medical care, urban problems, and transportation were launched during this period. The Great Society in scope and sweep resembled the New Deal domestic agenda of Franklin D. Roosevelt, but differed sharply in types of programs enacted.

Some Great Society proposals were stalled initiatives from John F. Kennedy‘s New Frontier. Johnson’s success depended on his skills of persuasion, coupled with the Democratic landslide in the 1964 election that brought in many new liberals to Congress. Anti-war Democrats complained that spending on the Vietnam War choked off the Great Society. While some of the programs have been eliminated or had their funding reduced, many of them, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Older Americans Act and federal education funding, continue to the present. The Great Society’s programs expanded under the administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

Doesn’t that sound like what we need today?  Mr. President, maybe looking backward will inspire us forward.  Democrats were great then.  The times needed us to be great.  President Johnson had his connections with The Congress to press adoption of the Great Society.  Sadly, President Obama has been the victim of an organized campaign from the right to delegitimize his presidency and limit his success.  What we need from him is a BIG DEAL. And, to get it, we not only must press him, but use our collective influence on our senators and representatives to pass the Obama Agenda.  Perhaps it would be more palatable for Republicans if we call it a New Great Society…or something appropriate.  Whatever the name, we need a big job creation program that has immediate and long-term results.

We need educational programs that raise our position in global technology and innovation.  Conservative Republicans are wrong to choose cuts to education. (Where does such an idea come from?)

I was so disappointed that the last stimulus has been assessed as “not big enough.”  Mr. President, give us a BIG, BOLD STIMULUS and promote it so that your opponents will suffer politically if they do not adopt it.  Government spending can foster job creation and can make the economy stronger and more stable. Our new Great Society must be robust!

Notice the Juxtaposition

Finally, we must do something for minority communities who suffer intolerable unemployment and have had their wealth devalued.  We must present a kicker that will inspire and galvanize blacks and Hispanics who inure to the success of democrats.

Both political parties must put the health of our country before political success.  That Republicans want the Presidency is legitimate but, it is unconscionable to legislate to that agenda to the point the Nation is injured.  Our current problems require that republicans and democrats work together to fight our national crisis.  We have done it before.  Some of you in Congress remember how we pulled together during the last World War.  We can do this again…without a war.  All it takes is a willingness to put personal ego and political intransigence aside to achieve a greater goal.

The “New Black”

Old Slavery is Gone. But, Discontent is Not Dead


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Rick Perry wants to be pres­i­dent of the United States, and in order for that to hap­pen, he must not only gain the votes of inde­pen­dents, but also the votes of the Reli­gious con­ser­v­a­tive base. That’s why last Sat­ur­day Perry led a “Prayer Ses­sion”, pan­der­ing to this sect. Turns out though, that there was morepan­der­ing needed to win over the this group, so admit­ting that he made a major mis­take in Texas, was as good a place as any to start.

The mis­take Perry is now regret­ting, was a man­date he set up in 2007, requir­ing all sixth grade girls in Texas to get the HPV vac­cine. HPV —  Human Papil­lo­mavirus — is the cause of, among other things, cer­vi­cal can­cer. Although this deci­sion to have girls be vac­ci­nated seemed like a good idea, con­ser­v­a­tives have been get­ting down on Perry for mak­ing this deci­sion. They claim this man­date is “too much gov­ern­ment involve­ment.” At the time of his deci­sion, Perry explained it this way;

“I under­stand some of the con­cern some of my good friends have about requir­ing this vac­cine, which is why par­ents can opt out if they so choose. But I refuse to look a young woman in the eye 10 years from now who suf­fers from this form of can­cer and tell her we could have stopped it, but we didn’t.”

“Oth­ers may focus on the cause of this can­cer, but I am going to stay focused on the cure. And if I err, I’m going to err on the side of pro­tect­ing life.”

That was his deci­sion in 2007. The issue even fol­lowed him up to the 2010 Texas elec­tion, when his Repub­li­can pri­mary rival Sen. Kay Bai­ley Hutchi­son, said this in an interview;

“[Perry] man­dates 12-year-old girls to be vac­ci­nated with an exec­u­tive order for heaven’s sakes. “Didn’t even ask; didn’t even ask for an expert opin­ion; didn’t even ask the leg­is­la­ture for their approval. That is dictatorial.”

Now, real­iz­ing he’s on the national stage, Perry feels the need to flip-flop and explained his deci­sion as “a mis­take.” This is his new posi­tion, as he explained Sat­ur­day in New Hampshire;

“The fact of the mat­ter is, I didn’t do my research well enough to under­stand that we needed to have a sub­stan­tial con­ver­sa­tion with our citizenry.”

It should also be noted that the drug Perry was man­dat­ing for the HPV vac­cine, was made by Merck. Perry’s for­mer chief of staff was a top lob­by­ist in Texas for Merck.

Call him a flip-flopper, call him a pan­derer. Just don’t call him a man of conviction.

Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication-August 28, 2011


MLKMemorial Foundation Announces Plans for August 28 MLK Memorial Dedication

Media Contact: Dan Gregory

Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc.
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Washington, D.C. (April 28, 2011) – The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. today announced plans for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. The official dedication will occur on Sunday, August 28, 2011, the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King’s historic I Have A Dream speech, beginning with a pre-dedication concert at 10 a.m. The dedication ceremony will commence at 11 a.m. and a post-dedication concert will follow beginning at 2 p.m.
Reserved tickets to the historic event were distributed through an online lottery system.  Public standing areas that do not require tickets will also be available. Open to the public on Monday.  Click here for a panoramic tour.

More Christine O’Donnell… Her Charges Are False! 1

Christine, I am watching the full, unedited Piers Morgan interview. In part 1 I learned that your book is political and all of the part 1 is political in content.  You have no basis for complaint about part 1.  Part 2 begins with questions about sex.  You admit that sex is explored in your book, the reason for appearing on “Piers Morgan, Tonight.” Christine, you kept saying you were there “to talk about the book,” but were unwilling to answer specific questions about the book.  That’s crazy!  You had no basis for calling Piers rude.  A guest on a talk show is there to ANSWER QUESTIONS and, in turn, hawk their product which they hope will give them celebrity…and cash! Your are both celebrity for having dabbled in witchcraft and for being in the political arena. You can’t say either are inconvenient…if you want to continue in the public eye. You admit the error of using your ad which showed you looking like a witch. That image was very convincing.  To some people you will always be a witch. A prominent one, to be sure! [Can you be both Roman Catholic and a witch?] 🙂

You tried to imply that Piers had not read your book and he had. He even praised your book after you walked off his show. Shame on you! Even Gloria Allred denounces your protests on the next day. [Gloria appeared on the the show showing the replay.]

SC Governor Accused of Hypocrisy Involving Federal Money

Republican Nikki Haley says NO to federal funding for education but YES for the SCDOT.

Columbia, SC — In the same week that Republican’s Nikki Haley and Superintendent Mick Zais turned down the $144 million dollars for public education, the Republican Governor asked and received a federal bailout for the Department of Transportation, an agency that she heads up.

South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian released the following video and statement denouncing the continuing hypocrisy of Haley’s statements and actions:

“Nikki Haley hates Washington’s free spending ways until she needs a loan to cover her financial mismanagement.

Instead of being the “accountant” financial watchdog she promised the voters last fall, she has spent her time traveling to Tea Party rallies and political fund raisers in New York, Washington and Texas.

She wasn’t home minding the state when her Department of Transportation went broke and couldn’t pay highway contractors. She then didn’t hesitate to go to Washington and ask President Obama’s Federal Highway Department to float her a $52 million dollar taxpayer funded loan.

Nikki Haley says she hates federal handouts…until she needs one.”