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The New Republican Holiday

I remember one of Ronald Reagan’s speeches, where he said “We (Republicans) see every day as if it’s the Fourth of July.  Democrats see every day as April 15th.”  Just one more reason why I never cared for Ronaldn Reagan as president even though I admire his sense of optimism about this country.  This optimism…

CA Teachers Oppose No Child Left Behind Changes

Among the many campaign themes of Democrats running for Congress in 2006 was the failed policies of the Bush led Republicans regarding publicly funded education.  In particular, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.  I remember the sound bites like “We need to fully fund No Child Left Behind;” or “We need to stop teaching…

Craig: I Will Not Blow This Job

Last Saturday, “Conservative Republican” Idaho Senator Larry Craig announced his intention to resign from the Senate in light of the revelations of his arrest and guilty plea related to charges of seeking sexual activity in an airport men’s room.  Rumors have been flying that Senator Craig may change his mind and not resign. In recognition…

Why I Support John Edwards for President

Although I have mentioned it before… I am Supporting John Edwards for President. In the 2004 presidential campaign in California I supported Howard Dean.  I had been selected as a Dean delegate for the national convention.  When Governor Dean dropped out of the race John Edwards became my favorite.  Edwards placed well in the California…

Senator Craig Reconsidering his Resignation

Politico.com is reporting that Idaho Senator Larry Craig is reconsidering his resignation. Craig reversal angers GOP colleagues By: Carrie Budoff Brown and Jim VandeHei Sep 4, 2007 09:53 PM EST  Just when Republicans thought things could not get much worse for their scandal-stained party, Sen. Larry Craig leaked word Tuesday night that he is reconsidering…

Nuns call for Impeachment of Bush/Cheney

from the Winston-Salem, NC, Journal – A progressive group of U.S. nuns has called on Congress to impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney because of their roles in the war in Iraq.   “The National Coalition of American Nuns is impelled by conscience to call you to act promptly to impeach President George W. Bush…

Tap Dancing and Tea Rooms

It figures that Idaho Senator Larry Craig would announce his resignation on a holiday weekend.  I guess he figured that that old PR theory applies; if it’s bad news announce it late on a Friday afternoon, or on Saturday if you can. As I have said previously, I have learned more about cruising for sex…