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A little Note to myself

After the ‘Deal’ cut with the GOP this past weekend that left the Middle Class high and Dry, I’m making a few predictions on August 3rd, 2011.

  1. In November, the ‘Super Congress’ gets deadlocked. (This one is easy)
  2. Ultimately, The Democratic Party ‘Compromise’ and the Majority of Cuts are in needed Domestic Programs. This will happen after ‘debating’ for 3 weeks or until Christmas Break.
  3. Despite All assurance to the contrary by the President and the Democratic Party, No increase in Taxes for the wealthy. (as the GOP has the House, this too is easy).
  4. The GW Bush Tax breaks for the wealthy will be extended. Yet Again.
  5. The Democratic Party continues to stay off message and lose the Senate in 2012.
  6. President Obama get’s a second term as all the GOP candidates pander to the Radical Right Way to much (Happened in 1992, Ask G. Bush I).
  7. Things get really bad and the Income Gap increases even more.
Sadly,The GOP does a much better job at staying on message than the Democratic Party does. On top of that, The GOP are more than willing to take something Hostage (i.e.  our Economy) and do whatever they think it takes to achieve their goal, regardless of the cost to the American Public. 

President Obama makes mistakes!

Stop the Presses! Not only does President Obama makes mistakes, He’s not afraid to admit it! On National TV No Less!! Personally, I’m relieved to hear that he makes mistakes like the rest of us.  We’ve had Eight years of “Why No, I’ve made no mistakes!“. I Bet the so called “Liberal Media” runs with this for at least a week.

The US now has a new President

amd_obamabarackAnd now the United States of America has a new President.

  • One that isn’t focused on Agenda over reality.
  • One that will support Science instead of attempting to subvert it for Political Agenda.
  • One that will speak of Bi-partisanship and actually mean it.
  • One that won’t question my Patriotism when I disagree with him.
  • One that won’t say I’m supporting Terrorism when I support Civil Rights.
  • One that is willing to Listen to others.
  • One that isn’t afraid to meet with our Enemies.
  • One will have Accountability.
  • One that won’t break the Law.
  • One that won’t support Torture.
  • One that won’t use a Signing statement to declare an intent to break the law.
  • One that won’t set records taking vacation.
  • One that has a Vice President who won’t make up new Branches of Govt.

Yep, “That One”.

I could go on, but after the last eight years, it’s one hell of a long list.  Love the Dr. Strangelove look Former Vice President Cheney has…

There are issues that I disagree with President Obama about. That’s OK, unlike the past administration, this one is mature enough to acknowledge our differences.

Update: That was a very good speech.  (Text of it here) Bet the Right Wing goes ape about it…

Music I’m listening to now:
Aretha Franklin, I’m watching the Inaguration

GOP Member Sen. Lieberman doesn’t even get a slap on the wrist

Someday, I hope the Democratic leadership will actually develop a backbone. They reward Sen. Lieberman’s behavior by removing him from an Insignificant sub committee? What is the Democratic leadership afraid of?
Unbelievable.

Mark the date, after forgoing ANY oversight of the Bush administration, Sen. Lieberman will now do “Oversight” of the incoming administration. That means continuing to be a Right Wing tool for the GOP.

Keep in mind, this is NOT about payback, this is about NOT rewarding bad behavior. Sen. Lieberman campaigned FOR Sen. McCain and repeated out right falsehoods put out by the GOP. As Sen. Lieberman has demonstrated, he can’t be trusted to be in the Democratic Caucus.

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Dumb” by “Garbage” from the “Version 2.0” Album.

And America starts a new day

As I write this,  Sen. Barack Obama is starting his speech in Chicago. This is a historic occasion that I’m proud to have witnessed. Now is the time for our country to come together and undo the damage done over the last eight years. Now that the election is done, I feel as if a weight of uncertainty has been lifted and hope that things will get better over the next four years. I think Sen. Obama will be a centrist and be able to work with both parties.

Of course, at this time CNN projects that the Democratic party now has at least 56 seats in the Senate. That helps.

Every time I hear him give a speech, I can’t help but think that President elect Obama is a great speaker. I don’t know if he writes his own speeches, but there good. His acceptance speech is very inspiring and the right thing to say to the public. He’s NOT the “Socialist” the McCain campaign painted him out to be and he’s addressing the public to thank his supporters and assure his detractors.

After the last two presidential elections, I wondered if the nation would ever change direction. This election, with such a clear victory, give me renewed hope.

Say that reminds me, Will Stephen Baldwin leave America? I hope not, but will wave Bye-Bye if he does.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.

It all comes down to today

After a very long and winding campaign, it all comes down to what the Voting public does today.

Myself, I voted for Sen. Barack Obama for President. My reasons for it came down to a few key things:

  • I want a President who won’t demonize the press when they just report the news. I’m incredibly tired of the “Liberal Media” nonsense that the GOP continues to propogate.
  • I want a President who won’t claim the Opposition “want’s to lose the War in Iraq” without defining what “winning” means. In my opinion, it’s infantile and foolish.
  • I want a President that won’t use Political Agenda over all else.
  • I want a President that won’t use the Dept. of Homeland Security to generate “Terror Alerts” when politically needed.
  • I want a President that will engage in Diplomacy. Telling a country “Do what we want and THEN we’ll talk!” is NOT diplomacy. Even if you have enemies, you need to speak to them.
  • I want a President that won’t cherry pick Intelligence to feed thier propaganda machine.
  • I want a President that won’t constantly use a “Straw man” in every speech.
  • I want a President that will select a Vice President who won’t invent interpretation of his/her office.
  • I want a President that won’t use a Signing statement as a declaration of a intent to break the law.

Frankly, based on the last eight years, I could go on for hours. Sen. John McCain voted with Pres. GW Bush over 90% of the time. Why should I expect him to suddenly diverge from the failed policies of his party?

People think the last Eight years was bad, but frankly, it’s been longer than that.  President Clinton was impeached by a GOP led House of Representatives in 1998. That doesn’t cover the Witch hunt perpetrated by Kenneth Star starting in 1994.

The GOP has been pushing their Radical Right Agenda since the 90’s.  If they lose the Presidential race and seats in the House and Senate, they have no one to blame but themselves.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.

Starbucks has marketing genius

Been a little busy with Work and other stuff but I saw this on Huffington Post. It’s very clever advertising and makes a very good point.

Besides, who doesn’t want a free cup of coffee for doing the right thing?

It’s been really busy at work doing upgrades and helping to roll new projects out. To make life fun, My 3rd Gen Ipod would not hold a charge for longer than a day. So, I ordered a new one and, like clockwork, the old one completely fails.

The timing makes me wonder if Apple somehow communicated to my old 15gb ipod that I ordered a new 120 GB ipod classic. Maybe the Old Ipod knew it was on the way out and just self destructed.

In any case, I’ll continue to try to get the old one working before throwing it into the recycle bin, but the new one is working nicely.

Besides the Ipod classic, I also got a remote to listen to radio when I’m on the buss.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.

Ron Howard is great

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

I saw this on the Huffington Post and nearly laughed out loud. As PSA’s go, I think this was the best one I’ve seen yet.

For a variety of reason, I’m voting for Sen. Obama but No mater your politics, everyone that is eligible should register and vote.  It’s one time that people have a chance to directly express the direction where they want the Gov’t to go.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.

Wow. McCain representative is nuts. A Reflection of the McCain Campaign?

Shocking, I know.  I saw this on Firedoglake and was pleasantly surprised to see Chris Wallace ask lobbyist and McCain spokesman, Rick Davis about the hateful rhetoric at McCain/Palin Rallies by some of McCain supporters.

What does Rick Davis do? Pretend that he question was about comments made by Georgia congressman John Lewis *And* throw in that Sen. John McCain was a POW too…

Huh?!?!  As much as I hate to Link to Faux News, See the transcript yourself.

Ok, It’s no secret that the “Straight Talk Express” has been run off the road, but to be asked direct question and respond like that is, IMO,  completely insane.

Must be a lobbyist spin thing. The truth is that the McCain campaign is running a deceitful negative campaign that IS inciting people to violence. That was exactly what Rep. John Lewis’s point.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.

Vice President debate

Came home a little late. So far no out right Gaffes, but Gov. Palin is acting a little snarky and seems to be smiling or giggling every time Sen. Biden speaks.

Amusingly, she’s attempting to lecture Sen. Biden and to tell him What his positions are. More than a little Odd, but I’m betting the GOP Spins it as just being “Tough”. IMO, She’s simply using all the talking points but not really answering questions. She’s also speaking way too fast.

Sen. Biden is answering questions, keeping focused and getting better responses from the crowd according to CNN’s instant graph.

Thinkprogress is keeping track of the debate.

Update: According to CNN’s “Analyst Scorecard” Sen. Biden is winning.

Update II: That Odd. I’m betting the pundits won’t call it for Biden till morning.

Music I’m listening to now:
Nothing at the moment.