Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"I haven't had no ethical problems."

Tom Delay appeared on Fox News's Hannity & Colmes Tuesday night. The Former Speaker Of The House has been indicted for money-laundering and conspiracy to commit money-laundering, and has been linked to a number of other scandals. Colmes pressed DeLay on whether his "ethical problems" have contributed to "the negative view that Americans have of the Republican Party and Congress right now." DeLay replied, "I haven't had no ethical problems."

Watch the video...

Happy Halloween

Media Matters: CNN's Koch falsely reported District 22 poll

On the October 30 edition of CNN's The Situation Room, correspondent Kathleen Koch misrepresented the results of a Houston Chronicle/KHOU-TV poll, conducted October 23-25 by Zogby International, falsely claiming that the poll shows Republican write-in candidate Shelley Sekula-Gibbs is "neck and neck, tied actually" with Democrat Nick Lampson in the race to fill former House Republican Leader Tom DeLay's (R-TX) open seat. In fact, the poll shows Lampson ahead of Sekula-Gibbs by eight percentage points: Lampson is currently favored by 36 percent of likely voters in the 22nd Congressional District, while Sekula-Gibbs is supported by 28 percent. A total of 35 percent of respondents support all write-in candidates combined; Koch falsely attributed support for all write-in candidates to Sekula-Gibbs.

Republicans were unable to put a replacement candidate on the 22nd District ballot after DeLay resigned from Congress in June because courts had ruled that the party could not put a different candidate on the ballot after DeLay had won the primary. The Houston Chronicle/KHOU poll's margin of error was 4.5 percentage points.

From the October 30 edition of CNN's Situation Room:

KOCH: Wolf, the White House does believe that the president's appearances help, or else they wouldn't be putting him out there. As a matter of fact they're putting him out in these very tight districts, tight races, where they think the president can do the most good. He's in Sugar Land, Texas, or will be shortly, speaking to a crowd of about roughly 7,000 in an airport hangar and campaigning for, among others, the Republican write-in candidate who wants to fill former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's seat, and it turns out that candidate, Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, is now neck-and-neck, tied actually, with her Democratic challenger.

Media Matters

Monday, October 30, 2006

Bell: Help keep Bill Clinton endorsement ad on the radio

Click here to listen to Bill Clinton's radio ad!

Visit Chris Bell and show him your support!

GOTV!

Lynne Cheney has anxiety attack on CNN

WASHINGTON (IWR News Satire) - Lynne Cheney was hospitalized on Friday after she had a severe anxiety attack during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN's Situation Room.
Mrs. Cheney became agitated and disoriented when asked repeated questions about her smutty lesbian porn novel and her husband's statements condoning the torture technique of waterboarding.

"Look Blitzer, you know I came on here to just hawk my new children's book and then you have to remind everybody about my smutty novel.

[Mrs. Cheney starts crying.]

That's not fair.

It's perfectly legitimate for Republicans like Senator Macaca, I mean George Allen, to smear a terrorist hugging, pervert like Jim Webb, but it's never OK to slander good, god fearing people like my husband Dick or me.

[Mrs. Cheney starts waving and pointing her finger in Mr. Blitzer's face.]

Just because Dick shot some lawyer when he was drunk last Winter and my husband likes to watch videos of prisoners being tortured at Gitmo doesn't make him or me a bad person.

You terrorists just hate America don't you?

And another thing, this country isn't broken like that Jack Cafferty bastard thinks. Everything is just hunky-dory, and you know it Wolf," said a bawling Lynne Cheney.

Then, when Blitzer stated that Jim Webb's novel was on the US Marine's Book Reading List, Mrs. Cheney started pulling her out her hair and bolted out of the CNN studio screaming.

New D-22 poll - tougher fight

I agree with the comments of my fellow bloggers Kuff, Juanita, Vince and Chris that this new District 22 poll is probably not as close as Zogby has you believe. So I won't comment on it any further. I will say that Shelley has done a good job with her name identity in just a short timespan with the funds allocated to her. She has saturated radio and television and even has her mug plastered on billboards. The Lampson campaign and their DCCC consultants have also not helped matters much.

This is just one poll so take it with a grain of salt. I would love another by a repepected pollster to get a better feel for this race.

I'm not sure what the Lampson strategy is for getting out the vote but I do hope to God he has a 1.1 million dollar plan. Maybe a poll like this is needed to fire up the campaign and just maybe we'll see or hear something exciting. Nick is the best choice for District 22 and definitely the best qualified. Nick just needs to push a little harder in next few days.

Vote Nick Lampson!

A dark day in Sugar land

Bush's helicoptor just flew over my office and I thought about this article. I don't think his visit here to Sugar Land will make much of a difference.
President Bush's popularity has not been buoyed by a series of public events in recent days, a new CNN poll has found.

Bush's approval rating still hovers in the high 30s, where it has been throughout October.

The poll, conducted by Opinion Research Corp., found that 37 percent of Americans approve of how Bush is handling his job as president; 58 percent disapprove. (View Bush's approval rating)

The president's approval dropped slightly from the poll taken a week earlier, from 39 percent down to 37 percent, but the change was within the poll's sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

A total of 1,014 adult Americans were interviewed for the latest poll between October 27 and 29.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Build a fence!

District 22 "write in" breaks state election law

I always ask my kids if they need to go to the restroom before a trip in the car. I guess this child has not learned to do this.

Sekula-Gibbs acknowledged visiting the polling location to campaign Thursday, but said she stayed at least 100 feet from the door, as required by law. She went inside briefly to use the rest room, she said, and inquired about voter turnout.

"I just said to the person there, 'I'm Shelley Sekula-Gibbs. How's turnout?'" she said. "I did not approach any voters. I was not campaigning, and once again Nick Lampson is attacking me because he's afraid to tell the voters about his stands on the issues.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

What is the write-in's plan for Iraq?

The chron again.

Republican write-in candidate Shelley Sekula-Gibbs doesn't detail her stand on the war, except to say that she supports the president's war on terror and opposes an early withdrawal.

Sekula-Gibbs is struggling to gain a foothold in the staunchly Republican district once represented by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay because of her late entry, write-in status and a shortage of campaign cash.

Another "stay the course"...more of the same conservative. While most republican candidates are running from the MisLeader, this one is salivating just to get a little attention from probably the worst president ever.

Meanwhile Veterans of Foreign Wars PAC has endorsed Nick Lampson. I guess they like his plan.

Update: Speaking of "stay the course". Her is nice nice little song for ya.

The “He Misled” Theme Song (Song Parody)
The “He Misled” Theme Song (Sing to the Mr. Ed Theme Song.)
By Madeleine Begun Kane



Bush never said “stay the course,” of course.
And no one can challenge this ass of horse.
He lies, perforce, to change the course of election day ahead.
Go right to the source. He’ll lie of course.
Won’t give you an answer that you’ll endorse.
He’s never on a truthful course.
Lies you will be fed.
Pundits yakkity yak a streak and waste your time of day.
And talking heads will rarely challenge the lies that the Bushies say.
George Dubya has no remorse, of course,
And Georgie will lie till his voice is hoarse.
He’d love to rule all the world by force.

But listen to this:

Happy days ahead!

Big dogs to help Bell

From the Houston Chronicle

AUSTIN - It's Clinton versus Bush versus Kerry all over again in the Texas governor's race as Democrats and Republicans work to turn out their base for the Nov. 7 election.

GOP Gov. Rick Perry's campaign blog touted a "huge political rally" for their candidate in Dallas on Nov. 6 featuring President Bush. Supporters call Bush a definite plus despite the dent that issues, including the Iraq war, have made in his poll numbers.

Although neither the White House nor Perry's campaign would officially confirm attendance, Perry's camp has asked supporters how many free tickets they want for the event, which is expected to include other statewide elected officials.

On the Democratic side, former President Clinton is recording get-out-the-vote "robo-calls" and radio ads for candidate Chris Bell, said spokeswoman Heather Guntert. The campaign also is hoping for a Clinton visit.

U.S. Sen. John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat who sought to unseat Bush two years ago, will be featured at a $1,000-a-person Bell fundraiser Friday in Austin.

"It really sends a message about Democrats coming home," said Bell. "We're trying to get the Democratic Party to unite, and if we do, we win. I think he helps a great deal in that regard."

Bell's camp sees no downside despite Kerry's 2004 loss and the criticism that Clinton still can draw. Guntert, who worked in the Clinton White House, said Democrats are "nostalgic for the Clinton presidency."

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Good News: Bell within 5 points of Perry

I have been telling people, some good democrats, to not count Chris Bell out yet as your new governor of Texas and that this race will end up a lot tighter than what most expect. Kuff has posted that Houtopia is now reporting that Dallas Morning News will report tomorrow that Chris Bell is with five percentage of Rick Perry.

This is great news people so Get Out The Vote.

Update: Ok, bad info on this post.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Harold Ford takes glove off

Ok, this was kind of strange.

Harold Ford Jr. showed up uninvited at a campaign event for rival Republican Bob Corker at a private charter airstrip in Memphis this morning. Corker had scheduled the media event earlier this week.

News reporters were surprised when Ford's tour bus pulled up at the event and, apparently staff at Wilson Air were surprised as well, as they tried to steer media inside the property for the Corker news conference.

"You need to get this bus off our premises please. Right now," said one Wilson Air staffer.

Corker instead, opted to come out and talk with Ford directly while the cameras were rolling. What followed was a tense confrontation between the two, caught on tape.
Here is the link to the newscast on You Tube and the actual video from the WMCTV.

This race is to close to call and all eyes will be on the actual debate on November 28th. Pink Dome has has a link to RNC ad that started this whole mess.

Crunch time

Atrios could not have said it better.

Well, two weeks from today everything will start to look a bit different... or it won't.

Consider giving, volunteering, etc... There are numerous ways to do something if you're so inclined - local candidates, DSCC, Move On, etc... - so if you are so inclined don't hesitate to figure out how.

No accountability

Moose and Squirrel

Silly Shelley, you're not on the ballot

Yes, Shelley must live on Mars as she must be the only one who thinks she is on the ballot for the general election here in District 22. Silly Shelley and her push polls, there are two candidates on the general and they are Nick Lampson and Bob Smither. Silly Shelley, you are write in with a long hyphenated name glued somewhere inside the polling booth.

Juanita posted an audio clip of one one such "scientific" push poll. Dave, the guy who took the call from the Shelley hired pollster by the name of Southern Research asked all the right questions to pull the sleaze out of this call. Well done indeed.

Audio clip from Juanita's.

Kuff has the transcript.

Bob Smither has picked up on this deceptive polling and issued a press release.

Hang tight people for the ever exciting news of her poll results. 5% 10% 15% 20% lead over Lampson? Why not, it's paid for... and by well earned Cheney fundraiser money.

Now can someone please tell her to get that annoying ad off the radio.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

One tough ad for stem cell research



You know where I stand with this. Truly a powerful ad.


Tony Coelho, author of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Matthew Villarreal...both have epilepsy.

While I'm at it the Epilepsy Foundation needs our help.
With your help, the Epilepsy Foundation has been fighting to restore full funding for the CDC Epilepsy Program. The House of Representatives has recommended full restoration at $7.6 million. The Senate, however, cut the program's funding by more than half – down to $3 million. The Senate needs to have more money in its Labor, Health and Human Services appropriation bill in order to fully restore the epilepsy program and other health and education priorities.

You can help! You may recall that Senators Specter (R-PA) and Harkin (D-IA) introduced an amendment that would add $7 billion to the Labor, HHS and Education appropriation bill last spring – 73 Senators voted to approve the money! To date, though, only $5 billion has been provided. Help us get the Senate to the $7 billion goal, and with it, more funding for epilepsy programs.

Kerry stumping for Bell next month

Word is Kerry will be in Austin next month to stump for Chris Bell. Memo to John: While your here why not leave us some that left over bling bling you've got laying around from you presidential run.

U.S. Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee for president, will be stumping in Texas next week for gubernatorial candidate Chris Bell, even though the veteran Massachusetts lawmaker was trounced in the Lone Star State by President Bush.

"We are thrilled at the news that a national Democratic leader like Sen. Kerry has offered to lend his hand in helping to return a Democrat to the Governor's Mansion here in Texas," said Heather Guntert, Bell's spokeswoman. "We look forward to his Austin visit next week as an excellent opportunity to excite the Democratic base throughout the state."

Friday, October 20, 2006

The war president needs votes

If Bush's October surprise is War with Iran it's fucking pathetic. If true we have a mad man as a president if he thinks war equals votes.

The American Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group joins US build-up opposite Iran
October 20, 2006, 12:37 PM (GMT+02:00)

Tuesday, Oct. 17, the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group steamed into the Persian Gulf to join the US naval, air and marine concentration piling up opposite Iran's shores. It consists of the amphibious transport dock USS Nashville, the guided-missile destroyers USS Cole and USS Bulkeley, the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea, the attack submarine USS Albuquerque, and the dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island.

The Iwo Jima group is now cruising 60 km from Kuwait off Iran's coast. As DEBKAfile and DEBKA-Net-Weekly reported exclusively two weeks ago, three US naval task forces will be in place opposite Iran in the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea by October 21. The other two are the USS Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and the USS Enterprise Strike Group.

More like about friggin' time

Something special is happening in TX-14

Shane Sklar is now on The DCCC Emerging Races list. This means he has worked his ass off and now made this a race to watch in Texas.

From the DCCC site:

“With less than two months to go, the DCCC is excited to give our top candidates the necessary strategic and financial boost they will need to win in November,” said Congressman Rahm Emanuel, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Americans are looking for new leadership and a new direction and these Democratic candidates will put middle-class families first when they get to Washington.”

Hell yea!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Marine General Peter Pace: Iraq is God's war

Ok what goods does Rummy have on this guy.

The top US general defended the leadership of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today, saying it is inspired by God. ‘He leads in a way that the good Lord tells him is best for our country,’ said Marine General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.”
Come on...we all know Rummy is no George Bush.


Fuck you Rummy, he only talks to me.

Somebody is not happy

Can you guess the Democrat Mr ?? is below?

In recent weeks, Mr. ?? has stepped up a public campaign against the influence of Dr. James C. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and an influential voice among evangelical protestants. In an interview published last month in “The Elephant in the Room,” a book by Ryan Sager about splits among conservatives, Mr. ?? accused Congressional Republicans of “blatant pandering to James Dobson” and “his gang of thugs,” whom Mr. ?? called “real nasty bullies” — arguments he reprised on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal and in an open letter on the Web site organization FreedomWorks.

In an interview this week, Mr. ?? said catering to Dr. Dobson and his allies had led the party to abandon budget-cutting. And he said Christian conservatives could cost Republicans seats around the country, especially in Ohio.

“The Republicans are talking about things like gay marriage and so forth, and the Democrats are talking about the things people care about, like how do I pay my bills?” he said.

Mr. ?? also pinned some of the blame on Tom DeLay, the former Republican House majority leader, who “was always more comfortable with the social conservatives, the evangelical wing of the party, than he was with the business wing.”

Mr. ??, who identifies himself as an evangelical, said he was tired of Christian conservative leaders threatening that their supporters would stay away from the ballot box unless they got what they wanted.

“Economic conservatives,” he argued, were emerging as the swing voters in need of attention, in part because they had become more likely to vote Democratic in the years since President Bill Clinton was in office. “A lot of people believe he brought us from deficits to surpluses, and there is a certain empirical evidence there,” Mr. ?? acknowledged.
Give up? Aright go here and find out and it's not what you would expect.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Who is the next mystery lawmaker having fun with pages



In an ABC News report, then US House Rep. Larry Craig issues a preemptive denial regarding any involvement in a congressional sex and drug scandal.



In an NBC News report, then US House Rep. Larry Craig issues a preemptive denial regarding any involvement in a congressional sex and drug scandal.

Today it was learned that the House Page Board is investigating allegations of page misconduct of a second lawmaker. The allegations involve Rep. Jim Kolbe and a camping trip with pages ten years ago. Blogactive posted the above videos on now Senator Larry Craig and alleges that the senator had sex with men in Union Station. After watching the old news clip it kind of freaks me out.

I guess the Values Voter Summit is paying off.

Shane Sklar has new ads for your viewing enjoyment





It's that time of year and yes I will be posting democratic as they are released. Why the hell not! Sorry, Kinky.

A dermatologist from Michigan has decided to throw Ron Paul a bone and he ate it.

The usual suspects



Look who showed up to sign the torture bill. Our own little "axis of evil". Hide your children.

Monday, October 16, 2006

One Dumb Grandma



This is truly the lasting impression I got from this poser labeled a independent.

Chris Bell ad: just because



stickin' it to him.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Reality check

Shelley someone

Alvin and Ruth Ziehr, a Pearland couple, said they try to keep up with local politics but acknowledged it's been difficult to stay atop changes in this race. The two knew that "Shelley someone" was mounting a GOP write-in effort and that no Republican would appear on the ballot.

"But that's all right with me," laughed Alvin Ziehr. "I've never voted Republican in my life."

****

Cynthia Hart, a straight-ticket Republican and mother of three in suburban Houston, said she was unaware she would have to write in the Republican candidate.

"I guess I have to be more careful," Hart said. "But I'm not so sure I would take the time to go through all that."
There is a Sugar Land republican blogger that may be able to say her. Not!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Ney pleads guilty today

Remind you if someone from Sugar Land?

Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, is to enter a guilty plea today to two felonies that could send him to prison for up to 10 years.

Ney is the first congressman to fall in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling case, a controversy that has reached the Bush White House and Capitol Hill.

The six-term congressman signed papers a month ago admitting to charges of conspiracy and making false statements. He admitted taking tens of thousands of dollars worth of trips, sports tickets, campaign contributions, meals and casino chips in exchange for legislation and public statements supporting Abramoff's clients and a foreign businessman.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The great republican party illusion

Shelley a true long shot

From GOP consultant Royal Masset:
But he said the scandal means less chance of the GOP winning what he saw as long-shot races, such as Houston City Councilwoman Shelley Sekula-Gibbs' write-in effort to beat Democrat Nick Lampson for former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay's seat or Van Taylor's campaign to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards. "Those outside-chance races are the kind you always win by a few hundred votes, and it's a miracle," Masset said. "This is going to knock out thousands of votes."
Long shot indeed!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Arrogance is a bitch

Bush on his way to killing one million people.
A team of American and Iraqi epidemiologists estimates that 655,000 more people have died in Iraq since coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have died if the invasion had not occurred.

The estimate, produced by interviewing residents during a random sampling of households throughout the country, is far higher than ones produced by other groups, including Iraq's government.

It is more than 20 times the estimate of 30,000 civilian deaths that President Bush gave in a speech in December. It is more than 10 times the estimate of roughly 50,000 civilian deaths made by the British-based Iraq Body Count research group.

The surveyors said they found a steady increase in mortality since the invasion, with a steeper rise in the last year that appears to reflect a worsening of violence as reported by the U.S. military, the news media and civilian groups. In the year ending in June, the team calculated Iraq's mortality rate to be roughly four times what it was the year before the war.

Of the total 655,000 estimated "excess deaths," 601,000 resulted from violence and the rest from disease and other causes, according to the study. This is about 500 unexpected violent deaths per day throughout the country.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Gay Republicans?

Wesley Clark: Send Nick Lampson and Chet Edwards back to Washington

Wesley Clark could not have said it better.

Today, I'd like to bring your attention to two fine Democrats who stood directly in the path of DeLay's redistricting scheme: Nick Lampson and Chet Edwards. They aren't backing down. Instead, they're fighting back this year, and they need your help.

Congressman Nick Lampson was one of DeLay's top targets, and, in 2004 at least, DeLay succeeded in removing Nick from the Texas delegation. But DeLay's efforts came back to bite him, as Nick decided to challenge the former Majority Leader in Texas Congressional District 22 -- and the strength of Nick's campaign eventually forced DeLay to bow out of the race because DeLay knew he would lose to Nick in November!

Unfortunately, DeLay and his allies have hand-picked a successor who doesn't have the same baggage, and they are planning to put more than $3 million behind her campaign to distort Nick's record. In fact, they've already started running push-polls in the district to distort Nick's stands on the issues. Nick Lampson was a great Representative in Congress -- a leader on mental health, seniors' and veterans' issues, and initiatives to protect children -- and he'll be a fine representative once again after he wins in November.

Click here to help give Nick the resources he needs to fight back against Tom DeLay's hand-picked successor!

Chet Edwards, who represents President Bush's Crawford ranch, was also supposed to be a victim of DeLay's redistricting, but he was the sole targeted Democrat who was able to pull out a close victory -- by just over 9,000 votes. Thus, it's no surprise that he's being heavily targeted again -- running against a multi-millionaire ExxonMobil heir, who has only lived in the district for 17 months. I have complete confidence in Chet's ability to pull out another tough victory if he gets the resources he needs to get his message out to the voters.

I've known Congressman Edwards for years. When I was a 2 star at Ft. Hood in Texas, Chet was a young congressman, and he was one of the people that everybody knew had a great future in American politics. Chet is running in a very conservative district; in fact it is the most Republican district in America represented by a Democrat. He continues to be reelected, because Chet has served his constituents well. Chet has fought hard for our veterans. He believes that we must honor the promises made to those who fought to defend our nation, especially promises for health care and retiree pay.

It's up to us to make sure he gets back to Congress to fight for our veterans -- click here to contribute to Chet's campaign today!

For years, the Texas delegation was among the strongest Democratic delegations in the country. By sending Nick Lampson and Chet Edwards back to Washington this November, we can help to rebuild the delegation and ensure that Texans throughout the state have Representatives who are focused on helping their constituents, not partisan politics.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Republican Behavior Police

House Republicans rammed legislation to prohibit online gambling under the guise of terrorism. These sleazeballs are probably looking out for their big money friends in the casino hotel business and at the same time taking another step to diminish our freedoms - See NSA spying, Patriot Act. Or worse, they really want to control our behavior, and our freedom. These fascists are making this country a dangerous place to live. One wrong step, you go to jail.

Texas Rep. John Davis and the mistaken $100,000

One of our local state Republicans must have taken the "Tom DeLay how to steal money from taxpayers" course but as with Tom Delay, a passing grade in his class means you steal until you get caught with you hand in the cookie jar.
Republican state Rep. John Davis has represented the Clear Lake area for eight years, but there are questions about what happened to nearly $100,000 in campaign donations.

Like every member of the Texas House of Representatives, Rep. Davis collects campaign donations and is required to report them to the Texas Ethics Commission.

11 News tracked Rep. Davis's campaign finance reports for the last six years and found that unlike most members of the Texas House, Rep. Davis is unusually vague about what happens to much of that money.

Most of his reports are specific and follow the rules: $50 for the electric bill in his Austin apartment; $300 for a sponsorship of the NASA area little league team.

But there were also entries such as, $5,490 for "miscellaneous expenses," paying of an American Express bill. In fact, credit card charges that contained no explanation as to what the card actually purchased total $48,734 in the last six years.

After receiving a citizen complaint about that, the Texas Ethics Commission sent Rep. Davis a letter announcing an investigation and asking him to provide copies of the American Express bills.

Rep. Davis says he is complying.

More entries included John Davis paying John Davis with campaign donations. He lists them as reimbursements for "out of pocket expenses," but the ethics commission rules are clear on that: Politicians need to specifically say what they're purchasing, and why they need to be reimbursed with campaign donations. And Rep. Davis never does. In six years, those out of pocket reimbursements add up to $50,135.

Rep. Davis told 11 News by phone, "I made a mistake, and we'll get it corrected. It's incumbent on me to know what the rules are."
Local Bloggers Muse and Colby were gunning after Mr. Davis weeks ago prior to this story breaking with media. Kind of makes you wonder what's going through the minds of some of these republicans doesn't it? Anyway remember to cast you vote for the only logical choice on November 6. Here name is Sherrie Matula.
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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Bush approval at 33%

Now this is bad...

Meanwhile, the president’s approval rating has fallen to a new all-time low for the Newsweek poll: 33 percent, down from an already anemic 36 percent in August. Only 25 percent of Americans are satisfied with the direction of the country, while 67 percent say they are not. Foley’s disgrace certainly plays a role in Republican unpopularity: 27 percent of registered voters say the scandal and how the Republican leadership in the House handled it makes them less likely to vote for a Republican Congressional candidate; but 65 percent say it won’t make much difference in determining how they vote. And Americans are equally divided over whether or not Speaker Hastert should resign over mishandling the situation (43 percent say he should, but 36 percent say he shouldn’t).

What's plan B Laura? Lowing gas prices ain't working.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Victory Bell

I had the opportunity to watch the debate last night and thought Chris Bell did extremely well. As for the others well...Kinky was a flop...Grandma was one big boring commercial and Perry defended his terrible record and lies. Bell winner by a landslide!

Other who from Texas give their thoughts.

Bell knoocks it out of the park.

Bell won and analysis.

Bell beat 'em like a pinata.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

You know the other side is desperate when ...

Go to Lone Star Shame, better known as Lone Star Times, to find out. These fools actually think they are on to something. Be ready...it's comical in a very strange kind of way.

To David Benzion, if you feel you need to go after anyone... it should be your party leaders who covered up the disgraceful acts of Tom Foley. Time and time again, we hear how you and your party of republican'ts have the upper hand on religion and morality. Well, it's time to get your elephant trunk out of your mouth and prove it. Going after Nick Lampson after your party has failed you miserably just proves to us all just how desperate you guys are. So go ahead and continue on with what you do because I'm sure Jesus would approve.

Dirty old men

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Five Stages of (GOP) Death

The Five Stages of (GOP) Death
By Nancy Greggs

DENIAL:

There was no vote tampering, voter suppression, or vote machine manipulation in the 2000 and 2004 elections. Bush won fair and square.

No one could possibly have anticipated using commercial airlines as missiles. No one could possibly have anticipated that the levees would be breached. No one could possibly have anticipated that there would be a strong insurgency.

There was no cherry-picking of intelligence. We all honestly believed that Iraq had WMDs.

We never implied that there was a connection between Saddam Hussein and 9-11.

We never implied that we knew where the WMDs were.

ANGER:

If you disagree with the Administration’s policies you are not a patriot!!!

If you don’t get behind the president, you are aiding and abetting the enemy!!!

The anti-war crowd is jubilant every time a US soldier is killed in Iraq, because they want the terrorists to win!!!


BARGAINING:

Just give up a few of your freedoms, and we’ll protect you in exchange. Trust us.

Tax cuts for wealthy individuals and corporations will trickle down to the middle class, so it’s a win-win situation. Trust us.

Outsourcing American jobs will actually mean more high-paying jobs here at home. Trust us.

Let us put the country into debt – it will actually strengthen the economy. Trust us.

Spying on American citizens is unlawful, but don’t you want to give the president the tools he needs to keep America safe? Trust us.

Torture is a terrible thing; but isn’t it worth it, if it saves American lives? Trust us.


DEPRESSION:

N.I.E. Report: “US War in Iraq Fuels Terrorism”

Bob Woodward’s “State of Denial” hits bookstores

Abramoff emails show ties to White House stronger and more far-reaching than previously reported

Foley resigns amidst sex scandal involving under-age boys; higher-ups implicated in cover-up

Vital information withheld from 9-11 Commission starts surfacing

Polls show steadily increasing gains for Democrats within weeks of mid-terms


ACCEPTANCE:

November 7, 2006

RIP, GOP.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Dear Opportunist: Walk the walk, don't just talk the talk

It looks like this bag of hot air will need more than the Dick and a bag of money. Shelley-Sekula-bag-of hot-air.

But some on council are accusing her of flip-flopping on the issue.

A day after the majority of city council walked out as Sekula-Gibbs hammered the city's immigration policy, the council woman and Republican candidate for congress says she did the right thing.

She said, "There is no good time to talk about a tragedy."

But council member Toni Lawrence, a conservative who was one of the first to walk out, accused Sekula-Gibbs of flip-flopping -- pointing out that when former council member Mark Ellis tried to get the city to rescind its immigration policy last November, Sekula-Gibbs wouldn't support him.

"She was quoted as saying, 'I don't know that much, it's not a big deal.' Now every time she gets up it gets out," Lawrence said. "It's political with her, I don't like that. Walk the walk, don't just talk the talk."

Listen to what Sekula-Gibbs told Eyewitness News last fall.

She said, "Mr. Ellis sent an email that I really believe is a political stunt."

Thursday she refuted that accusation
Like she would actually agree.


Shelley, your really fucking this up for me!