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.
MARY VISITS ELIZABETH AND JESUS LEAPS IN HER WOMB
FIRST WOMAN SPEAKER OF US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 2007-2010
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!
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.
“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.
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!
“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
“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
moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words,
not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act.
Summons to New Orleans, 2000