Archive for March, 2010
Scott Heidepriem wants to be your next governor of South Dakota. Here is his plan for change…sounds way to familiar to me
BTW…did someone tell Scott the odds of a democrat winning in South Dakota?
For the first time in South Dakota history, a state wide race is going unopposed.
John Thune will serve another 6 years in Washington. Sad that the Dems can’t find even a nonamer to put on the ballot. At least the GOP did that the last two times against Herseth-Sandlin. It is really kind of pathetic.
Sen Thune and Gov Hoeven of ND can prepare their speeches for Nov.
If our new form of socialized medicine is so great then A) Why do we wait until 2013
(after Obama is going to be out of office) for this to go into affect and B) Why do our congressmen and women refuse to sign up for it?
Remember that horrifyingly racist all-white basketball league? The Daily Show’s own Jason Jones has a report and interview with the guy, and he further proved how big of a racist he is.
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How about the part where he claims to have seen his friends be victims of racism because they were beaten out for roster spots by players who were better and black? Oh, racism! How dare you evaluate players based on their talent level?!
Enjoy knowing this will fail.
The old poll asking whether or not readers have a friend they would not vote for hasn’t gotten the most votes ever, but the message is clear: Yes. I have friends I wouldn’t vote for and so do most people. Dr, to his credit, told me he would vote for me. I would vote for Dr, but only if he would make me an advisor.
I’m leaving that poll up because I think it is an interesting one and something we should all remember. If everyone would recognize that you can disagree with a friend, perhaps discourse would be more civil. I have loads of friends that hate healthcare reform without knowing why, and knowing that helps me to keep civil when discussing it with others.
I have also included a new poll, but I am asking for more than a simple vote. I want people that vote one way or the other to say why they did. Why is this reform a government takeover or why is it not? This will be a good exercise so that we can all articulate why we feel the way we do. An opinion without logic is nothing. You can just throw the comments on this post or wherever.
In order to encourage comments I am pledging to not respond to any comments (you either, Dr). I will simply read everything posted and eventually write a post that does not specifically address any comment but one that responds to the comments as a whole. (And remember you can be anonymous.)
Perhaps this will be the first time I’ve called for comments that it works.
Enjoy a walk with a dog.
Latest polls show that Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin is in a virtual tie with potential republican challenger and current Secretary of State Chris Nelson.
It shows that she is very vulnerable in her bid for re-election and it also shows that South Dakota isn’t buying her crap health care bill vote.
Its early, I know, but be the democrats should be scared. The Republicans may not gain control this year, but the Democrats may get a lesson taught to them…
New Update: They have had to assign extra security to several members of Congress.
Update: I almost forgot to include the fact that a few representatives have received faxes with pictures of nooses. That’s right, let’s send nooses to members of Congress that want Americans to have health care.
I wrote earlier about how childlike the response to health care of Republican elected officials has been, and, of course, the “patriotic” citizens opposing reform have been even worse.
There have been at least ten threats against Democrats that voted for reform. One congressman’s brother actually had his gas line cut after a tea party patriot posted his address thinking it was the congressman’s. A brick was thrown through Rep. Louise Slaughter’s office. Click on the link for a list of threats.
This is on top of the earlier intimidation tactics of “patriots” directed at Democrats for reform. They yelled racist and bigoted slurs at the elected officials as though it was a completely natural thing to do. Former civil rights activist and current member of Congress John Lewis had a group of tea partiers chant “nigger” at him at least 15 times. Black Caucus leader Emanuel Cleaver was spit on. Majority Whip James Clybourn said, “”I heard people saying things today that I have not heard since March 15, 1960, when I was marching to try to get off the back of the bus.” Barney Frank was called a “faggot” by the noble protesters.
I’m sure there was a lot more going on, but you get the point. Why on earth would I respect the opposition of a bunch of racist douches that probably have no idea what they’re protesting. These are the same people that protested taxes when they paid less. These are the same people pretending to hate Obama’s policies (of which they know nothing other than what crazy people like Glenn Beck told them) when they really just hate that we have a black president. That racism that so many assumed was rampant in the group came out in spades as they didn’t get what they wanted.
The reaction isn’t a representation of how much America hates this (as Gallup showed, they like it), it’s a representation of how childish and horrible much of the opposition is.
When I joined in a protest, you can be damn sure we didn’t yell backwards slurs. And you can be damn sure it was because people were dying, not because someone was getting health care. And you can be damn sure it wasn’t because we were worried about how much money we would have (though the majority of protesters hardly fall in that top bracket).
I still haven’t heard from those that oppose this bill – are you proud of the actions of your elected officials and the protesters?
Enjoy the kicks and screams of one big toddler throwing a tantrum.
I wrote yesterday about McCain’s ridiculous threat and how silly it is to refuse to govern because you didn’t get your way. Well, Republicans have started their stand, and it is absolutely appalling.
They are shutting down committees using an overlooked rule of the Senate. If they were using Senate rules to shut down legislation they thought was bad or something, I maybe could respect it. But they are shutting down committees that are completely unrelated to health care.
They are doing it just to be dicks, and Democrats are calling them on it.
“Let me get this straight: in retaliation for our efforts to have an up-or-down vote to improve health care reform, Republicans are blocking an Armed Services committee hearing to discuss critical national security issues?” Jim Manley said as a spokesman for Harry Reid.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tweeted today : “Disappointed. Rs refusing to allow hearings today. Had to cancel my oversight hearing on police training contracts in Afghanistan.”
Leahy, on the GOP shutting down judicial nominations:
For months, Senate Republicans have resisted efforts to enact important reforms to our health insurance system. But when the dust settles and the emotions are calmed, history will show that President Obama and this Congress responded to a pressing national issue, and proved once again that we can act with the purpose of advancing an important national interest. Sadly, actions like today’s objections from Senate Republicans to the consideration of a highly qualified, historic nominee will be viewed as little more than petty, partisan politics.
“The Senate should be a place for debate, but I cannot imagine how shutting down a hearing on helping homeless veterans has any part of the debate on the health insurance reform,” said Akaka. “I am deeply disappointed that my colleagues chose to hinder our common work to help end veteran homelessness.”
So, let me ask you, Republican health care reform haters, are you proud of the tactics Republicans are employing that have nothing to do with reform? Is this what you want them to do?
Enjoy a lot of old white dudes acting like three-year-olds.
Sports Rant of the Day: Tiger Woods. While what he did to his wife is terrible and I tend to lose any respect for a man that does that to his wife, it is none of our business. He doesn’t owe you an apology. The only people he needs to apologize to are his wife and kids and maybe his sponsors/endorsements. Remember, athletes are not to be role models…Tiger Woods owes you nothing
Remember Megyn Kelly and others wouldn’t stop talking about how Democrats were “ramming” health care reform down the throats of an American public that didn’t want it? Times have quickly changed.
I wrote earlier about how the poll numbers change pretty quickly under some scrutiny, and now there is even more evidence Americans support the plan.
Gallup has found that a majority of Americans support the bill’s passage.
I wonder if Megyn will use that poll to grill those that would attack health care reform.
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