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Random Thoughts
December 27, 2008, 5:19 pm
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My little brother brought his new girlfriend, Andy, home for Christmas.  Which was nice. Okay, alittle awkward, but nice.  So we are all sitting around the table and someone says something odd, and I say, “That’s bizzarro.”  My brother says, “That’s Andy’s last name.”  I say, “Ha, whatever.”  He says, “No really.”  I then turn red, and apologize immediately.  She says it’s okay, but I have a feeling it’s not!

How’s that for uncomfortable bizzarro shit!?!?

What’s Next From the RNC Chairman Candidates???

Well it’s been a good year for the Republican National Committee…or not.  Hahahaha. 

So I posted earlier about the South Carolina Republican Chair , Katon Dawson, belonging to a whites only golf course, resigned from the course, and then decided to run for the Chair of the RNC.  The whole thing to me seemed like well…not a good idea…but this just gets better and better. 

Chip Saltsman (Tennessee Chair running for RNC chair) sent RNC votiing members the parody CD “We Hate the USA” for Christmas.  The cd included the song…Barack the Magic Negro.  Uh…really?  Yes.  And guess what!?  He’s defending his actions.  Hmm…really?  YES!  hahaha.  It’s funny he claims.  Uh…not really!  Well what is funny is that he thinks he’d be a good national party leader! 

And they wonder why they’ve become the party of hatred and fear.  I can’t say that I wonder one little bit.

This Small Town Girl is Highly Insulted.

I’ll preface this with I think Ruben Navarette Jr. is an idiot.  You know who else I think is an idiot?  Sarah Palin.  The whole premise of this article irritated and insulted me beginning with the title…”Sarah Palin understands small-town America.” 

Really?  Does she?  I’m not so sure about that.  How often did Sarah Palin talk about small town America?  Did she talk about the issues facing rural small town America?  No.  No she didn’t.  I’m from rural small town America.  I graduated with 48 other kids from a small town in rural Minnesota (and that’s with 1 not graduating).  You know what I did after college, moved!  Why?  Because there are no jobs!  Why are there no jobs?  I truly believe part of the problem is the lack of high speed Internet.  If you do not have the technology you can not attract business.  If you can’t attract businesses you won’t grow employment.  If you don’t grow jobs, your young college educated kids run off to the city for work and maybe visit on holidays!  I don’t remember Sarah giving much of that lip service, do you?

Another problem facing rural America…education.  Schools are expensive.  They can not afford to offer AP classes, foreign language classes, or other choices.  Without choices how do you attract young educated reproducing professionals?  You can’t!  I would just like to point out that if they had the infrastructure they could at least offer some satellite classes.  Do you remember Sarah Palin talking about this?  Me either!

Then Ruben goes on to say that we just don’t get Sarah Palin or small town values.  I think he’s wrong.  Dead wrong infact.  I think Ruben doesn’t get that most Americans share the same values.  We want time with our families.  We want our hard earned money to allow us a decent home, in a decent neighborhood, and good schools.  We want to feel safe in our homes, and safe when we send our kids to school.  We want our children to have a better life with more opportunities than we had.

Worst VP Ever?
December 22, 2008, 6:11 pm
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Dick Cheney…according to CNN’s poll 23% of Americans think he’s the worst VP ever.  I’m not sure he’s the worst VP ever, but he’s definitely not what I’d call great.  I think he’s done his fair share to harm this country and the office he’s held.  He’s been classless and uncouth, unprincipled, and a divider of people. 

I for one will not be sorry to see him go.

President Bush Screws Women….AGAIN
December 20, 2008, 2:13 pm
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This really shouldn’t be all that surprising.  President Bush hasn’t been too friendly toward women for the last 8 years, why would he resist one last blow to women’s health before exiting the oval office??  Naturally he didn’t. 

The following is an excerpt from an email I got from Planned Parenthood. 

“Now, anti-choice medical staff can withhold information about abortion, birth control, and sex education from their patients. Facilities that receive family planning funding, like Planned Parenthood, will have to certify that they will not refuse to hire nurses and other providers who object to abortion and even certain types of birth control. For example, a doctor who opposes pre-marital sex could refuse to provide a prescription or even information about emergency contraception to an unmarried woman. ”

I find this very disturbing.  Health care providers are supposed to offer the best care for their patients…not what is best for them.  I wonder if men and women’s roles were reversed if this would even be an issue?  Probably not.

Blagojevich…Resign Already!
December 20, 2008, 2:00 pm
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Here’s a fantastic quote from the latest political criminal…”I will fight, I will fight, I will fight until I take my last breath. I have done nothing wrong.”

Enough already.  Resign.  You are a disgrace.  You are a criminal.  You’ve been caught.  You are an embarrassment to your party, your state, and this country.  The only remotely decent thing you could do is resign.

I am thoroughly disgusted by this.  Although, why should any of us be surprised?  He was slimy enough to try to sell the Senate Seat, why would he suddenly do the right thing now?

Franken Takes the Lead

Al Franken has taken the lead for the first time in the hotly contested Senate race in Minnesota.  My joy has apparently stirred some people up.  Guess what?  That brings me even more joy.  I find it amusing that Republicans cry that Franken has no experience to be 1 0f 100, but yet they had no qualms about Sarah Palin being second in line to push the damn button.  And don’t give me she was a damn mayor and governor.  That’s pathetic and you know it. 

I will also admit I am not a Norm Coleman fan.  I was a Paul Wellstone Minnesota Democrat.  I truly believe he was one of the great politicians of our time.  Honest.  Open.  Fair.  Concerned about his state and country.  Norm Coleman won after desecrating Senator Wellstone’s funeral.  He ran a dirty race while he was alive, so it shouldn’t have been surprising.  I will not be sorry to see Norm Coleman leave the Senate and vacate Paul Wellstone’s seat.

Well Done Mr. President…
December 19, 2008, 10:55 am
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And for once I actually mean  it.  That’s right.  I’m not being sarcastic, snarky, or in anyway deceiving.  I think President George W. Bush has absolutely done the right thing by helping Chrysler and GM.

The President recently approved $17.4 Billion dollars in loans to Chrysler and GM.  The money is coming out of the $700 Wall Street Bailout already passed by Congress.  The first half is spent, and Congress will have to approve the next $350 Billion.  Chrysler and GM will receive 13.4 now, and an additional $4 Billion after Congressional approval. 

The loan terms are for three years if the auto companies show viability.  They have until March 31, 2009 to do so.  If they have not made changes, and can not show viability plans the loans will become due immediately. 

Some changes will have to come from renegotiated labor contracts, but that is being left to the company and the UAW.  The White House, unlike the Senate actually gets this relationship!  The following quote actually made me proud!

“We do not feel it is appropriate for government to dictate the specific terms of negotiations between management and labor or management and dealers or management and creditors,” is a direct quote from a White House official.

December 19, 2008, 10:44 am
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That’s my evil laugh, in case you are wondering!  I just read something that delighted me!  Norm the Worm Coleman is leading by a mere 5 votes in Minnesota. 

What does that mean?  I’m glad you asked…it means…Al Franken may just be sworn in as the newest Senator from Minnesota!

I’m keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed!!

Ag Secretary Named…

And it’s not a real shocker.  Tom Vilsack…Iowa Governor and former Presidential hopeful.  I think Vilsack will be a good Secretary, I have a few concerns about the Iowa “trifecto” though.  You’ve got Tom Harken (D-IA) leading the Senate Majority Ag Committee.  Then you’ve got Charles Grassley (R-IA) on the Minority Committee (not in charge, but he’s no light weight).  And now Vilsack heading up Ag.  Seems like a lot of Iowa to me.

We’ve got some Western States that could use some representation…California, Oregon, and Washington are no slouches when it comes to agriculture, yet Montana is the most Western State on the Senate Ag Committee. is the best place for your personal blog or business site.