THE US SENATE IS BROKEN! HELP FIX IT NOW! 2


A secret-senator reveals that the US Senate is broken.  It is absurd how “the world’s most deliberative body” does almost nothing and has rules which perpetuate doing nothing. One pundit said today that the Senate did more work in the “lame-duck session” than the whole year! AND WE PAY THEM FOR A WHOLE YEAR’S WORK! This blog has been calling for all americans to get involved by calling their US Senator and asking them to abolish or improve the vile filibuster and secret holds. I just received an email from a cool website which looks promising in the fight to fix the US Senate. But, we must be careful that we don’t shoot ourselves in the foot. Thank God, Harry Reid will still be running things in the Senate in the 112th Congress.  Bless him with a way to get more work done in 2011 and 2012.  We must be careful.  If we get rid of the filibuster now, we might regret it if there is a power switch in the Senate come election day. Perhaps there is a way to limit it’s use and effect.  One thing for sure, a gentleman, especially a southern gentleman, should find it cowardly to use secret holds to stop bills and presidential nominations.  Man-up, Senators and face your public! So, if you have not made your phone call, consider emailing your Senator. Use the “US SENATOR” link above to find the email form where you can write to them. God will bless your patriotism.

THE VIRGIN MARY VISITS ELIZABETH 2


MARY VISITS ELIZABETH AND JESUS LEAPS IN HER WOMB

"THE VISITATION"

GOD’S PLAN TO REDEEM MANKIND FROM SIN


 

THE MAGNIFICAT

 

GOD CHOOSES THE VIRGIN MARY TO BEAR HIS SON TO REDEEM MAN

THANK YOU, MADAME SPEAKER!


FIRST WOMAN SPEAKER OF US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 2007-2010

 

The Speaker Wields a Mean Gavel

Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi

 

As the first term of a female Speaker of the US House of Representatives comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to thank Mrs. Pelosi for her historic and bountiful service. I do so on behalf of all the American people who are quite appreciative.  She has been courageous and indefatigable yet peppered with jokes and put-downs amid many kudos. We all know Speaker Pelosi, but, we don’t know ‘All About Nancy.’ We are comforted by Mrs. Pelosi’s election to be Minority Leader in the new Congress.  We can expect a continued level of devotion to service in her new capacity.  Thank you, Madame Speaker!

 

VP Biden, Pres. Obama and Speaker Pelosi

Speaker Pelosi and President Obama

Here we see a smiling threesome at the State of the Union given in the House.

Below: Speaker Pelosi and President Obama pose for a photo op.

CAMPAIGN PROMISES MEAN SOMETHING!


“I will repeal DADT before I leave office!”

President Obama, you promised the GLBT community, gay members of the military and the whole country that as President, you would repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”  Well, all that’s left is for you to sign the bill into law.  “Thanks” seems so inadequate.

OBAMA AS HERO!

With this simple act you will change history and change the lives of thousands  of talented and able young American patriots who just want to serve their country.  Now, let’s re-hire the 14,000 men and women who were unfairly separated from the military just for being gay. 14,000!  That’s a lot of careers that could have been ruined.  Let’s call this an interruption in justice. They deserve to get their careers back. Please make that your mission.

I missed it, but, Rachel Maddow was on TV and she said we should thank you. Thank you, Rachel.

Well, Mr. President, “Change We Can Believe In” has been very hard to accomplish. We had faith when we chanted, “Yes, We Can! Yes, We Can!” Everyone sees now that that faith was justified. A string of successes have been realized: TARP, Stimulus, Bailouts, that car thing, financial reform, Fanny, Freddie et als. You are a modest President who waits for others to toot your horn. Truth be told you have been one of our most innovative and successful Presidents! I, we, thank you!

Mr. President, OFA is a great organization. But, we need it to have the passion and news coverage that the tea-party enjoyed. The press of their zeal has elected their own class of freshmen members of Congress. In our own style let’s play “monkey see, monkey do.” In this world of growing media we must make the Democratic Party as visible and relevant as we can.  Let’s have a big conclave in 2012  in DC to keep the young people who love you, fired up! Let’s get even more votes than we did in 2008!

DEMOCRATS IN 2012! YES WE CAN!

DADT IS DEAD! CIVIL RIGHTS FOR ALL IN Military!


CONGRESS REPEALS “DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL”

“We send these young people into combat,” said McCain, R-Ariz. “We think
they’re mature enough to fight and die. I think they’re mature enough to make a
judgment on who they want to serve with and the impact on their battle
effectiveness.”

“Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use
sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification,
and not to destruction.”2 Corinthians 13:10
(KJV)

“And we know that in
all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called
according to His purpose.” -Romans 8:28

Don’t They Know We Are Crying?


2:23am, 12/17/10. I am watching the repeat of “Countdown” on MSNBC after watching “The Last Word.”  For days I have listened to smart men in the media discuss the dysfunction in Congress, especially, The US Senate. It is so sad. Archaic, historical and unfair rules in the Senate allow REPUBLICANS to delay and prevent that body from doing its work. Yes, the Omnibus Bill should not have passed chock full of earmarks. REPUBLICANS VOTED TO BAN EARMARKS…WHICH USED TO BE CALLED BY IT’S MORE DESCRIPTIVE NAME: PORK! Yes, days after making a statement on the awful practice (in many cases), the bill to fund the government got loaded up with heretofore banned earmarks. What is going on?  Is there no honor in this House?  Things got so bad with trying to pass this bill that Senator Reid had to pull the Omnibus Bill from the floor.  Now he has to work with Senator McConnell on a “continuing resolution” which is a band-aid to keep the government from running out of money and coming to a standstill. No one there appreciates the benefits of efficiency when it comes to doing the nation’s business. Speaking of delays, Senator Reid just chided REPUBLICANS with his rant, “Filibuster! Filibuster! Filibuster!” For two years REPUBLICANS have confounded the working of the Obama government with the expressed intention of ‘bringing Obama to his Waterloo.” [SC Senator Jim DeMint, why is SC always in the news for obstruction, poor education, confederate flags, etc.? From where is SC’s power in REPUBLICAN circles derived?  Is South Carolina so repressed that it cannot lead the nation in a good way?]
It came to me: politicians in DC live in a bubble.  They don’t watch television everyday to see how we, the american people, are faring.  We are hungry. We have no jobs. We are being ripped off by unscrupulous business practices. We are being evicted and foreclosed on. We see the rich and privileged thrive! Living in their DC bubble, they cannot hear America crying.  They just want to run home to their warm and secure nests to celebrate a holiday which has lost some of its meaning.
People, at the late date there is little the people can do to affect what is happening in the US Senate.  But, there is something we can do to make our broken government work again.  The situation in the dysfunctional US Senate can be changed on January 5 (only) with a vote to change the rules. Our good fortune is that this can happen with a simple majority vote.  Yes, if you get involved and press your US Senator, we can change the misuse of the filibuster and the ability to secretly stop bills from consideration. No, the filibuster should not be abolished. It should changed to only cut off debate and let bills come up for a vote. And, it is cowardly for a senator to hide from us when he stops the normal working of the Senate through the use of the “secret hold,” if I have the correct term.  In the next Congress Senator Reid will still control the flow of business in the Senate in consultation with Senator McConnell, REPUBLICAN. We should bring pressure to bear on them as well as the senators from our individual states.
CONTACT SEN. REID: Phone: (202) 224-3542  Email:  http://reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm CONTACT SEN. McCONNELL: Phone: (202) 224-2541  Email:  http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm See it is easy to be a patriot and fight for better government.  You can find your state US Senator at: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm Use these easy tools.  It only takes a few minutes of your day to change our future as the continued leader of THE FREE WORLD. Please consider this quotation: 

You’re alive. Do something. The directive in life, the
moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words,
not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act.
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Barbara Hall, A
Summons to New Orleans, 2000

GET OUT OF THE WAY! TEMPUS FUGIT!


An Angry VP Joe Biden Speaks!

TO SENENATORS THUNE & KYL:  “GET OUT OF THE WAY!  THE PEOPLE’S WORK MUST BE DONE!”  The VP said he has been a senator a long time and knows what it’s like in Congress at Christmas.
Senators Thune and Kyl Chided!

The Time Is Here for Another Civil Right


AN INVITATION TO ALL ABLE-BODIED AMERICANS!

Tweet to Joe Scarborough, “MorningJoe” on MSNBC


Co-Host, Joe Scarborough
JOE SCARBOROUGH, you are fond of saying that Democrats “control Congress.”  They may do so administratively, but, democrats in the Senate have been held hostage by your party, REPUBLICANS, through the use of the vile and notorious FILIBUSTER! You are a fair man and I enjoy watching you each day. But, call a spade a spade. Republicans have broken The Senate.  Did you watch “Rachel Maddow” last night.  It was shown in dramatic fashion how REPUBLICANS are delaying the people’s business and in some cases subverting the will of the people.  This lame duck session in Congress is a pity: a mad rush to get something done with “the devil we know.” [God bless us beginning January 5, 2011.]  The House of Representatives functions and has sent over 400 bills to The Senate which you REPUBLICANS refuse to consider. Please use any leverage you have with REPUBLICANS to change Senate rules on the first day of the new Congress to get rid of or limit the filibuster.  REPUBLICANS have used it 85 times. This, IMHO, is a miscarriage of justice.  How can they feel they are doing the moral thing?  How can they relate this evil back to the November election?  The people voted for an end to such obstruction. Mitch McConnell should be ashamed for using these tactics.  Michelle Bachmann should take a look at him. [She thinks she can teach Constitutional law to y’all.]  So, Joe, let us know how you feel about the use of the filibuster by your party. God, bless America!