Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Worst president in how many years?

From CNN...

President Bush blasted the Democratic-controlled Congress on Tuesday for having "the worst record in 20 years."

"Congress is not getting it's work done," President Bush said on Tuesday.

"Congress is not getting it's work done," Bush said, flanked by members of the Republican House leadership. "The House of Representatives has wasted valuable time on a constant stream of investigations, and the Senate has wasted valuable time on an endless series of failed votes to pull our troops out of Iraq."

Bush criticized Congress for not being able to send "a single appropriations bill" to him.

"They haven't seen a bill they could not solve without shoving a tax hike into it," he said.

Democrats quickly fired back. Jim Manley, senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said, "Taking advice from President Bush about fiscal responsibility and getting things done for the American people is like taking hunting lessons from Dick Cheney. Neither is a very good idea."

Monday, October 29, 2007

Bill-O semi-corrects himself

Comic relief is back. After bashing Rosie O'Donnell for a bajillion hours and once again classifying all Liberals and Moderates as "far-Left fringe", Bill-O calls Daily Kos bloggers "Nazis from the Left". Umm...I guess that makes more since? Far-Left plus far-Right = far-Left? You can decide.

No fascist blog links here, but I'll go ahead and post http://dailykos.com/

Also, I have to give props to Kirsten Powers, who is the "Democratic Strategist" on the No Spin Zone (meaning she's pretty quiet while Bill-O bashes the Democrats) as she held her own against Bill-O tonight...http://www.powers-point.com/

Halloween with Hillary

Hillary, once you're Prez, I'm hoping you have a magical remedy to cure the Fascists of their hate.

By Michelle Malkin

October 29, 2007

Check out how many women and Democrats agree that Hillary Clinton would make the scariest Halloween costume of all the presidential candidates. The obvious point, of course, is that what sends chills down our spines is not so much her physical visage as the lifelong corruption, whatever-it-takes political ambition, and socialist poison behind the “let’s all have a conversation” mask.

Ummm....corruption....how so? Ambition....a good thing. Socialist position.....damn, she's trying to help out the common people again. "Let's have a conversation".....I think you and me are past that, Michelle. But I'll definitely talk to Hill!


Supreme Court to review Exxon Valdez award
The high court will determine if the $2.5 billion in punitive damages owed for the 1989 Alaska oil spill is excessive.

B-S. Exxon didn't pay nearly enough for the damage caused by the Valdez spill...
Statement by Exxpose Exxon
October 29, 2007
The Supreme Court announced this morning that it will hear the long and tired case of the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. After 18 years, this is ExxonMobil's last stand against the victims of the spill who have been battling the oil giant for justice for close to two decades."This case is a nightmare for the thousands of people whose livelihoods are still impacted by the spill," said Shawnee Hoover, campaign director of Exxpose Exxon, a coalition of environmental groups that have been pressuring ExxonMobil to pay the court-ordered damages for the spill."Although we're confident the Court will rule in favor of the spill victims, it's disheartening that the plaintiff's request to reinstate the original $5 billion award was denied. There's clearly more at stake for the victims of the spill than for ExxonMobil. Many fishing families have had liens placed on their anticipated settlements in lieu of payments on fishing permits. Even if the victims finally do get payment, some may never see a penny and will still have to pay taxes on the payment amount," she added.The infamous spill that oiled 1,300 miles of pristine beaches and surface waters and killed hundreds of thousands of marine animals is the world’s most ecologically devastating oil spill to date. Since the court-ordered damages were first awarded in 1994, 6,000 plaintiffs have died without compensation from the company. ExxonMobil argues that it has already spent billions on the clean-up of the disaster. While that may be true, the 33,000 victims who formed a class action lawsuit and have never received a dime in compensation from ExxonMobil.“It says a lot about ExxonMobil’s character that it continues to fight the families whose livelihoods were destroyed by the oil spill, especially when the company made nearly $40 billion in profit last year,” said Anna Aurilio of U.S. Public Interest Research Group.After 18 years of court battles, ExxonMobil petitioned the Supreme Court as a last resort in August 2007. The threat of $5 billion in punitive damages, slashed in August to $2.5 billion plus interest, has failed to deter the poor behavior of the world's wealthiest oil giant. ExxonMobil is the only oil company continuing to operate a single-hulled oil vessel in the Prince William Sound area.
-----------------------Can we trust the Roberts Court?

Some sad days for the Grand Ole Opry ahead

Another Opry legend.....R.I.P., Porter.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Famed Grand Ole Opry star Porter Wagoner died Sunday night at the age of 80 years old after recently being moved to hospice care on Friday.

The Tennessean reported that Wagoner’s death was announced by a publicist for the Grand Ole Opry who said he died at 8:25 p.m. at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Wagoner was admitted to the hospital this month for treatment of lung cancer.

He had for years been the front line host of the Grand Ole Opry, inheriting that post from the late Roy Acuff.

His network television show in the 1960s originated from the Channel 4 studios and introduced the world to Dolly Parton.

Wagoner, famous for his fabulous sparkling suits, put out a new album out this year and was featured on the Late Show With David Letterman before his health problems were revealed. He was honored on May 19 of this year for his 50 years as an Opry member.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Ann Coulter Disses Fred! Fascist v. Fascist

Damnit...once again I agree with a Fascist...and not just a Fascist, but a racist, hateful, circus freak Fascist! I hope this doesn't cause problems between her and Marsha. That would be sad, right?

Olbermann rips the Fascists a new one!

Beck, Santorum, and MALKIN!!! Islamo-fascism....AAHHHHH!!! Love it..."Santorum hates Islamo-fascism because he prefers good ol' American fascism."

Update on how to spend your $$$, Nashville style

You can probably tell I'm most compatible with the Okie from Muskogee.

From today's Tennessean...


Friday, October 26, 2007

Cavuto update

Noteworthy news from unfair and unbalanced FOX News...

Michelle Malkin blames the California wildfires on illegal immigrants, saying that they set the fires to distract officials as they ran across the border.

Next up, David Horowitz condemns the communist-Left for defending Islamo-Fascism at Emory.

Tennessee Congressional incumbents...here to stay

*UPDATE*...I posted on The Tennessean's forum about this article this morning, obviously about the shortcomings of Congressman Blackburn. I received two responses...

When my friend Ed Bryant told me he was not running in the 2002 election, and that his spot for the Seventh Congressional District would be open, I filed to run for his open seat. However, when push came to shove, I decided instead to deploy to Afghanistan with my men of the 20th Special Forces. The problem with the 7th is that whoever holds that seat is almost invincible as long as they tow the party line, and no one who is a relative unknown wants to waste money in an already decided race. I don't personally know Congresswoman Blackburn, but as long as she doesn't royally screw up, she's got that seat till she decides to move on.

True X 10:
Blackburn is a joke and a mouthpiece for the Bush administration.


Sad but true, my friends...and all across the country. Which is why SHE won't leave! (what kinda hair-do is that, Marsha? Supercuts, Cool Springs?)

FYI- Tennessee's 7th is one of the most gerrymandered districts in the country (light blue, Middle to West Tennessee). And NO, Democrats are not to blame...hellooooo Texas!

From today's Tennessean...
Few willing to take on incumbents in Congress


WASHINGTON — Tennesseans are likely to have few choices in the 10 congressional races on the ballot in 2008.

A little more than a year out, only two challengers have filed to run against incumbents in the state's nine U.S. House Districts and only one has any chance to win. No Democrat has declared to run against incumbent Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander who has about $1.5 million in campaign cash.

All told, the 10 incumbents raised about $1.8 million during the three months ending Sept. 30, and entered the final quarter of 2007 with about $7.5 million in campaign cash. The two challengers raised about $72,000 and had about $177,000, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

State party leaders and political scientists give a variety of reasons for the lack of challengers:

• The state's history of political stability in which incumbents rarely lose.
• The way the House district boundaries are drawn.
• A decline in available campaign cash in the state because so much was siphoned off in last year's Senate race and is being gobbled up by presidential candidates, especially Republican Fred Thompson.
• The tendency of people of like political views to live next to one another.

Bruce Oppenheimer, a political science professor at Vanderbilt University, said the power of incumbency — the ability to bring home federal funds to the district and to maintain a high profile among voters — is less important than districting and political homogeneity.

"Democrats tend to live near Democrats and Republicans close to Republicans," so it is easy to draw districts that highly favor one party or the other, Oppenheimer said his research shows. Tennessee's 4th District has enough of a mix to provide for a competitive race, Oppenheimer said. But that is counterbalanced by the serpentine shape of the district, which runs from Kentucky to Alabama. Anyone running against Democrat Rep. Lincoln Davis of Pall Mall would need to buy television ads in three media markets to cover the district, he said.

Robin Smith, chairwoman of the Tennessee Republican Party, puts the blame on Democrats, who drew the district maps after the 2000 Census. Redistricting — which has a contentious and litigious history — will occur after the 2010 Census.

State Democratic Party spokesman Wade Mundy said the 2006 Senate race, in which Republican Bob Corker barely beat Democrat Harold Ford Jr., ate up a lot of donations. He said Democratic challengers may emerge, especially in the Senate race, but he conceded that Alexander has been "somewhat" successful in bipartisan efforts that make him a more formidable rival.

Republican James Hart of Buchanan has filed to challenge Democrat Rep. John Tanner in the 8th District. But while Tanner of Union City has amassed more than $1 million in his campaign; Hart raised $186 in the third quarter and has about $5,300. The only competitive race will be for the Democratic nomination in the 9th District in Memphis, where Steve Cohen will seek a second term. He had $374,000 at the end of September, while Nikki Tinker had about $172,000.

The lack of competition is not new in Tennessee. The last incumbent to lose was former Democratic senator James Sasser who was defeated by Republican Bill Frist in 1994. "The Rothenberg Political Report" lists only 62 of 435 House races as being competitive in 2008. ------------------Once again, I'm proud to say my parents live in a cesspool of fascist Republicans. However, I'll most likely end up downtown or in East Nashville. Sorry, WC Democrats.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

To all country music-loving Liberals: Speak with your $$$

From today's Tennessean...
John Rich is a Fred-like conservative

John Rich left no doubt on where he stands after Wednesday's appearance on The Steve Gill Radio Show, which now features him as a regular commentator.

John is an avid supportive of Fred Thompson's presidential bid because he's a conservative who agrees with Fred's voting record.

The preacher's son says many are surprised to learn that he's conservative. "Big & Rich music is so out of the box and so wild and unrestrained," John tells me. "They probably just make assumptions that you're that way with everything. One reason why we are able to be so untethered in country music is because we have a really strong base and strong beliefs and core values.

The pro-lifer is against gay marriage.

"I think if you legalize that, you've got to legalize some other things that are pretty unsavory," he says. "You can call me a radical, but how can you tell an aunt that she can't marry her nephew if they are really in love and sharing the bills? How can you tell them they can't get married, but something else that's unnatural can happen?"

John also is known as a woman-loving party animal. "I'm probably somewhat of a walking dichotomy, I guess. Some of my favorite singers were that too, like Johnny Cash.

He spoke to his partner, Big Kenny, before coming out publicly for Fred.

"It's actually a risky thing for an entertainer to get into politics, but I'd rather take a chance on alienating some fans than sit by idly and watch Hillary Clinton go trotting into the White House."

Hmm...John doesn't sound like the kinda ultra-Christian right-winger the Fascists appreciate (woman-loving, party animal? Oh, I guess Fred fits the "woman-loving" part with his 15 year old wife). I love how they make it sound like the fact that he's a preacher's son automatically makes him a right-winger. NOTE TO ALL LIBERALS: you can NEVER call yourselves Christians! I've been lying to everyone and putting up a front when I go to church on Sundays! I'm proud to say I've never purchased a Big & Rich album, and, after this, don't plan to. I encourage everyone else to speak with your $$$ too. I'm just glad there are orgs like this in Nashville...http://www.musicrowdemocrats.com/. There's a long list of country music singers I endorse...feel free to ask.

I must admit, Bill-O confused me tonight

My dose of comic relief tonight (Bill-O) was a bit confusing. Bill-O condemned a group of anti-war, anti-religious intolerance protesters (who he labeled "far-Left, liberal loons") at Emory here in Atlanta. These protests were in response to David Horowitz's appearance at the University, where he was to educate young America about Islamo-Fascism (which I blogged about a few days ago...you know, the topic on which Ann Coulter is an expert). The confusing part is when Bill-O quickly transitioned to calling the protesters Fascists. Umm...

Call me crazy, but as I recall from U.S. Government class in high school, as well as countless Poli Sci classes in college, the spectrum used to be as follows:

(Far-Left) Communism <----------------Centrism---------------> Fascism (Far-Right)

Was that a mixup? Maybe I'll email Michelle Malkin.

Hilarious (scary) Freddie!!!

First and foremost...can the Fascists really support creationism?

Now on to Freddie...

I swear, Tennesseans are a little more animated....(you know if you've seen my most recent clip of Marsha!!! Oh wait, she's from Mississippi)

Great, just great

Worried about the drought? Wait till next summer

The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished on: 10/25/07

Athens — If you think we have water problems in north Georgia now, just wait.

Things are likely to get a lot worse. A lot drier. And a lot warmer.

That's the collective forecast of computer modelers from numerous agencies that spend their time crunching data and predicting weather conditions. All kinds of data — daily, weekly, monthly, annually, soil moisture, rainfall, lake levels, temperature, water flow.

"It may get much more dire next summer," said state climatologist David Stooksbury of the University of Georgia. He held a press conference in Athens on Thursday morning to present the latest information on the drought.

It all depends on La Niña, a fickle set of atmospheric conditions in the Pacific, Stooksbury said. A strong La Niña likely means for North Georgia less rain and higher temperatures than normal in the next six months, while a weak La Niña could bring more rain and cooler temperatures.

Late fall and winter is typically when enough rain falls to recharge the water systems in the state, trickling through the topsoil into deeper levels of the ground. Without a sufficient amount of rain, North Georgia will head into the warm spring and hot summer with reservoirs at dangerously low levels.

Probabilities are that rainfall in the coming months will be less than normal. Without more than the normal amount of rain, the drought will persist into the spring and summer, Stooksbury said.

"You know how climatologists like to be right?" he said. "This is a situation where I hope I'm wrong."

Pleeeeeease keep praying for rain for North Georgia.

Blackburn gets craaaaaazy!

While I don't disagree with her (wait, did I just say that?!! hell has frozen over!) on the Vets Funding Bill, seems as if Marsha is gonna pull a big ol' Mississippi slap on the microphone.

Whose family values?

Romney takes on Clinton 'family values'

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney criticized the "family values" of the Clinton presidency Thursday, saying as president he would set a better example.

"One of the ways that you help instill, if you will, family values is by having a White House be a place that demonstrates family values," the Massachusetts Republican said in a response to a question at a New Hampshire house party about how he would instill family values as president.

"And, you know, I think during the last Clinton presidency, the White House did not demonstrate that in a way that was helpful to our nation's culture," Romney added.

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, wife of former President Bill Clinton, is the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Romney went on to say that the president is under a "microscope," making it especially important to "live by higher standards."

"Because the world is looking at you, you're representing not only yourself but your country," he added. "The kids or America are looking at you. One piece [of instilling values] is acting the part, acting the part of higher ethical standards."

Responding to Romney's comments, top Clinton adviser Howard Wolfson said, "Hillary Clinton needs no lessons on character from a man who switches his positions on a daily basis."

Go Howard Wolfson, whoever you are!!!

7th District, speak out!!!

Letter to the Editor in day's Tennessean...

Blackburn wouldn’t stand up for children

To the Editor:

When President Bush vetoed health care for millions of children, Rep. Marsha Blackburn had a choice — stand with President Bush or stand up for kids back home. She chose Bush, and was one of just a few votes blocking Congress from overriding Bush’s veto.

As a result, millions of kids and their families could suffer. This isn’t a Democratic or Republican issue. A recent CBS poll shows that eight out of every 10 Americans support the kids’ health-care bill passed by the Democratic Congress — including an overwhelming majority of Republican voters!

Why is Marsha Blackburn so out of touch? When are the voters of the 7th Congressional District going to stand up and say enough is enough?

Jane Herron, Franklin 37064

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A few historical, amusing quotes

“Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.”
-Jean-Paul Sartre

“The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.”
-Michel Foucault

“Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born.”
-Aneurin Bevan

“Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.”
-Ignazio Silone


Illegal immigrants -> crime.

U.S. citizens -> no crime.

Marsha -> fear.

Disgusting, hypocritical Michelle

You're ASIAN, Michelle! Look in the mirror!!!!

Should we “profile” suspicious foreign campaign contributors? Hell, yes!
My conclusion:
The Clinton campaign is counting on left-wing editors to capitulate under heat from Asian-American groups who want to deflect attention away from suspicious foreign donations.
“I’m going to keep reaching out to everybody in our country. I want to be a president to everybody,” said a defiant Hillary in defense of her indiscriminate fund-raising. “Asian-Americans in Chinatown and Flushing have the same right to contribute as every other American,” Howard Wolfson, a campaign spokesman, told reporters. “We do not ethnically profile donors.”
“Ethnic profiling” is the rhetorical bugaboo the Clintons hope will stave off more investigations and invocations of Asian-American donor scandals past. Learning well from their far-left minority counterparts, these Asian-American groups have tried to turn the debate away from candidate and donor responsibility to the collective “rights” of the “Asian-American and Pacific Islander community.”
The identity politics tribe can call it “ethnic profiling.” I call it learning from history.

We’ve been here so many times before. With convicted DNC fund-raiser John Huang and Charlie Trie and Pauline Kanchanalak and Maria Hsia. With the Chinese Buddhist monks and nuns who helped engineer a Gore campaign reimbursement scheme and shredded documents related to their temple fund-raiser. With Washington ex-Gov. Gary Locke, who also took money from Chinese temple donors who couldn’t speak English, couldn’t remember when they donated or couldn’t be located.
Democrats apparently believe that only Americans should be saddled by Byzantine campaign-finance regulations while foreign donors get a pass. Asian-American lobbyists apparently believe minority groups should get less scrutiny from the media than everyone else - lest “their right to participate in the civic process” be undermined.
If it’s “ethnic profiling” to be extra-careful of Chinatown donors who can’t speak English, live in dilapidated buildings, have never voted, can’t tell Hillary Clinton from Hunan Chicken or simply can’t be found, then “ethnic profiling” should be the standard procedure of every campaign.

Discrimination isn’t a dirty word when it comes to keeping dirty money out of American politics.
Racial profiling...the favorite past-time of Fascists.

Keep goin green

some tips from CNN...


Ms. Coulter's mumbo-jumbo of the week


October 24, 2007

College liberals are in a fit of pique because various speakers are coming to their campuses this week as part of David Horowitz's Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week -- not to be confused with Islamo-Fascism Appreciation Week, which I believe is in April.

Apparently liberals support Islamo-fascism.

The Democratic leadership might want to have a powwow with their base because I believe their public position is to pretend to oppose Islamic fascism.

Elected Democrats at least make empty rhetorical gestures about opposing Islamic fascism. Of course, amidst their nonspecific condemnations of Islamic terrorism, they make very specific demands that we genuflect before Islam and perform exotic fetishes on the fascists.

Liberals believe in burning the American flag, urinating on crucifixes, and passing out birth control pills to 11-year-olds without telling their parents -- but God forbid an infidel touch a Quran at Guantanamo.

College campuses across the nation are installing foot baths to accommodate Muslims' daily bathing ritual, while surgically removing the Ten Commandments from every public space in America. Maybe the Ten Commandments could be printed on towels and kept next to the foot baths.

The National Council for Social Studies recommended a lesson plan after 9/11 that included a story titled "My Name Is Osama" about a nasty little white boy, "Todd," who taunts a fine upstanding Iraqi immigrant named "Osama." Go ahead, laugh it up -- we'll see who's laughing when "My Name Is Osama" ends up on ABC's prime-time lineup next year.

This story was proposed in response to an event in which Muslims with names like "Osama" committed the most massive hate crime in U.S. history against 3,000 innocent civilians with names like "Todd."

Still and all, Democrats who seek the votes of their fellow Americans continue to claim in a vague, meaningless way to oppose Islamo-fascism.

And then when speakers like Cyrus Nowrasteh, the writer and producer of the ABC miniseries "The Path to 9/11," and Nonie Darwish, whose father founded the Fedayeen, show up on college campuses to criticize Islamic terrorism, the Democratic base threatens to riot. The only thing that makes the cut-and-run crowd mad enough to fight is the idea that someone, somewhere might be criticizing radical Islam.

Consequently, the speakers for Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week require the sort of security phalanx one would expect for someone more like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Oh wait -- no. Ahmadinejad was cheered by college students a few weeks ago -- at least until he expressed reservations about sodomy. (On the basis of Ahmadinejad's claims, instead of looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, how about we start looking for gays in Iran?)

Even American intellectuals like Dennis Prager and Michael Medved who are speaking during Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week are denounced by liberals as if they were David Duke. One pro-Islamo-fascism Web site indicts Medved on the grounds that he "has claimed that Islam has a 'special violence problem.'" It doesn't get much more diplomatic than that.

Conservative speakers are constantly being physically attacked on college campuses -- including Bill Kristol, Pat Buchanan, David Horowitz and me, among others. Fortunately the attackers are Democrats, so they throw like girls and generally end up with their noses bloodied by pretty college coeds. But that doesn't make it right.

Michael Moore can waddle anywhere he wants in America without fear of violence from Republicans. But we still have to hear about every testy e-mail Paul Krugman ever receives as if liberals are living in the black night of fascism. Any time Krugman wants to get into a "Most Vicious Hate Mail" contest, just say the word. You don't hear me sniffling.

Congressional Democrats are constantly calling for conservative private citizens to be silenced. Even Democratic candidates for president and their wives are getting in on the act.

A few weeks ago, in the midst of Senate Democrats' demand that Rush Limbaugh's microphone be silenced, Lizzie Edwards distracted herself from the latest National Enquirer by announcing on Air America that Limbaugh's draft deferment was phony.

I was pretty shocked. Who knew Air America was still on the air?

I know every time Democrats call for me to be silenced, I feel a delicious surge of martyrdom. For a brief moment, I understand the thrill the left gets by going around claiming to be victimized all the time.

I could almost imagine a poem:

First they came for Rush Limbaugh, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't Rush Limbaugh;
And then they came for Ann Coulter, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't Ann Coulter;

And then they came for David Horowitz, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't David Horowitz;
And then ... they came for me ... And by that time there was no one left to speak up.

Liberals claim to be terrified that the Religious Right is going to take over the culture in a country where more than a million babies are exterminated every year, kindergarteners can be expelled from school for mentioning God, and Islamic fascists are welcomed on college campuses while speakers opposed to Islamic fascism are met with angry protests.

If liberals want to face real fascism, try showing up on a college campus and denouncing fascism.

Funny, I've been on college campuses for the past 5.5 years, denouncing Fascism. Silly Ann...she still hasn't learned how to write a good editorial.

Weekly update from the Tennessee Democratic Party

"The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water."
-John W. Gardner

Senators Rosalind Kurita (D-Clarksville), Beverly Marrero (D-Memphis) and Representative Mike McDonald (D-Portland) received praise from the Tennessee Conservation Voters based on a study of their positions regarding legislation to protect and conserve Tennessee's natural resources.

"It has been an historic year for the people that are so very fortunate to live in Tennessee," said Chris Ford, executive director of Tennessee Conservation Voters. "Projects like the North Cumberland plateau land acquisition continue the vision of the current administration to protect a Tennessee way of life for future generations."

There was a most curious fundraiser in Tennessee last week involving the state's senior senator and the president of the United States. But you had to be among the very privileged few to even know about it.
It lasted two hours and 21 minutes from touchdown to wheels up in Memphis, that city's newspaper reported, and grossed maybe $600,000 for Lamar Alexander's campaign for a second term next year against, well, nobody at this point.

The event was held at the home of Brad Martin, a former state legislator and retired chairman of Saks Inc. President Bush was whisked along a roundabout route, apparently to let him avoid the sight of about 50 anti-war demonstrators.

Presidential fundraisers are normally big deals, hyped by campaigns to the media and offering numerous opportunities for pictures of the big guy with locals. Alexander, perhaps the most media savvy of all Tennessee politicians, neglected to announce this one.

That was left to the state Democratic Party, which chortled that the Republicans were asking $10,000 for fat cats to have their pictures taken with the president. There was no word on whether there were any takers; obviously it was worth at least that much to Alexander not to have his picture taken with Bush.

Alexander, governor from 1979-1987, was also a candidate for president in 1996 and 2000. In the latter campaign, he was sharply critical of an opponent from Texas, whom he accused of using "weasel words" and who wasn't, he hinted, quite bright enough for the job.
Perhaps his campaign slogan next year will be: "Prescient."

Alexander's most likely opponent at the moment appears to be Mike McWherter, a Jackson businessman and son of a popular former governor. McWherter has been cruising Democratic events to measure his chances.
NOTE: Updates from the Williamson County Democrats and the Tennessee Democratic Party will be immediately posted on this blog.

For all of us ITP

Courtesy of St. Mark United Methodist...

Saturday, October 27 • 9 am - 1 pm, Decatur High School parking lot (corner of N. McDonough Street and Howard Avenue)

Don’t throw away that old PC or printer! Save it and recycle it. This semi-annual recycling event has been hugely successful at diverting electronic equipment from landfills, where they may contaminate soil and water. Batteries, Styrofoam and mercury will also be accepted.
Electronics dropped off that day will be sorted then either shredded and recycled or tested for potential donation or sale. Items may also be disassembled into raw materials and sent to recyclers.

In addition to electronics, any metro area resident can also drop off batteries of any type, Styrofoam peanuts, clean Styrofoam blocks free of foreign objects, and mercury thermometers and thermostats.

"We added the recycling of Styrofoam because it takes up a significant amount of space in landfills and it is not easy for the average citizen to recycle it," says Richard Cohen, chair of Decatur's Waste Management Advisory Board. "Styrofoam does not break down easily in the landfill and there are a host of products today that can be made from recycled Styrofoam."

Last spring’s event diverted 50 tons of electronics from the landfill, almost matching the amount generated from two events in 2006. The event is co-sponsored by the City of Decatur, the Waste Management Advisory Board, ARC International Corp., Cartridge World, The UPS Store Decatur, Chick-Fil-A Downtown Decatur, DreamSan and Decatur High School.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Lake Lanier: Running Dry

As a city/environmental planner, I must say this is an AWESOME video about Lake Lanier and North Georgia's water crisis.

Feeling kinda dumb

Since I've started this blog I haven't really focused on a lot of serious, nonpartisan issues. I realized this after my last post.

I'd like to ask everyone to pray for rain for Georgia and for God's help in California.

After Katrina, these events make me feel like global warming is here for a long, long visit and we need all the help we can get.

Speaking of rain...

When I see this (Lake Lanier, Metro ATL's source of water)...

then this 2000 miles away (my prayers with you Californians)....

I'm surprised the Fascist-Right can say this (courtesy of Michelle Malkin)...
Environmentalists blame global warming for the problem, but guess who’s standing in the way of a solution? Prediction: Look to the Bush-bashing Left and the nutroots Democrats to mimic the Kossacks and blame the wildfires on the Iraq war–even as the environuts continue to litigate while the West burns.
Sad, uneducated Fascist.

Happy Bday, Hill!

It's a perfect day when your one class is canceled (tomorrow), you win an argument with you professor regarding climate change issues, and it looks like a hurricane is coming outside (because, in case you didn't know, Metro Atlanta NEEDS WATER LIKE NO OTHER!!!)....moving on....

Wish Hillary a Happy Birthday!!! I sent her an extra special note to make up for flashing my camera directly in her face when she was reaching out to shake my hand while in Atlanta a few
weeks ago.... (see above).

So I know I said I wouldn't post links to Fascist blogs...

but Bill-O posted a poll (on the right side of his homepage) that is meant to show how CNN caters to the liberal Left. Although I don't completely agree with what Rep. Stark said, Bill-O is just using this poll to show his audience that liberals are crazy. This poll was previously on CNN's homepage where 88% of respondents said Stark should not apologize...this is what sparked Bill-O to condemn the "liberal media" last night (although he does this every night).


Run, Rosalind, Run!

Democratic state Sens. Beverly Marrero and Rosalind Kurita tied for the top score in the Tennessee Conservation Voters' annual ratings of lawmakers released Monday.
Kurita, of Clarksville, and Marrero, of Memphis, each scored 11 points on the group's scale based on votes cast on selected legislation affecting the environment.

Sen. Raymond Finney, of Maryville, was the top-rated Republican, with 10 points.

Five lawmakers received negative scores.

They were: Rep. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville; Rep. Dolores Gresham, R-Somerville; Rep. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald; Rep. Frank S. Niceley, R-Strawberry Plains; and Rep. John Mark Windle, D-Livingston.

The group praised Gov. Phil Bredesen for proposing the acquisition of 124,000 acres on the Cumberland Plateau, and Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris, of Memphis, for his role passing the funding for the state's largest-ever land conservation plan.

I don't care how many emails it takes, I WILL convince Senator Kurita to run against Marsha in '08. I don't have to give any praise to Phil...I think I've done that too much over the past few years.

Monday, October 22, 2007

I guess more clarification is needed...

I was recently asked if I am a Communist since I condemn the Fascist-Right. Please refer to my very first post.

Hello, my name is Greg, I am from Nashville, Tennessee, I am not a Communist, I am not even a Socialist...I am a Liberal. The End.

PS. However, if you watch Bill O'Reilly, he would consider me "far-Left, secular progressive, anti-American, a lunactic, and a destroyer of the universe."

Bill-O leads me to Bill Maher

Important note about the G-FUNK...I do NOT believe 9/11 was a plot planned by the administration, and I applaud Bill Maher for giving his opinion too and kicking out the distractors. ESPECIALLY since I love Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee from Houston. If you watch C-SPAN, you know that she is up there speaking more than anyone else I've ever seen...even late into the night when all the Fascists have gone back to Georgetown.



WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Bush administration on Monday asked for an additional $42.3 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, bringing the 2008 request for total war funding to $189.3 billion.

President Bush says Monday he is requesting billions more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The request comes on top of $147 billion already sought for in the wars. Most of the money goes to Iraq, which is costing the Pentagon an estimated $2 billion a week.

That's about all I can say...O-M-G.

Another "Why, Marsha?!!"

Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act - Vote Passed (377-38, 16 Not Voting)

This House bill would require rail carriers transporting hazardous substances to pass inspection and to provide their workers with supplementary safety equipment.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted NO

Lt. Michael Murphy

Heroism, yet one more casuality. Let's start bringing them home!!!


NEWSFLASH - Bill-O just accused the "liberal media" of overlooking this act of bravery, citing CNN as one of those outlets. Umm...I'm pretty sure it was on the front page of CNN dot com almost all day.

Sorry about the comment thing...

AK informed me that I needed to change my settings. Y'all should be able to comment now, if you feel so inclined. Let 'em flow!

Poor Ms. Coulter

Looks like Ann's newest work of fiction, "If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be (Fascist) Republicans", won't be making it to No. 1 on the NY Times Bestsellers list. Better luck next time, Ann...maybe you should drop the comments about Jews, gays, and 9/11 victims.


U.S. Fascists vs. Islamo-Fascists!

Remember the GW fiasco...still cracks me up...funny, funny, funny.

But Marsha, Ann, Michelle, Bill, David, Sean, Rick, Laura....scared, scared, scared....

Take a look at some of the speakers going around to colleges nationwide...it's sickening. Are Rick Santorum and Ann Coulter qualified to talk about "Islamo-Fascism"?

Brown University
Robert Spencer – 25th, 7pm, Salomon Hall 101

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Greg Davis – 24th, 7:30pm, Phillips Hall

Clemson University
Mike Adams – 25th, 7pm, Hunter 100

Columbia University
David Horowitz – 26th, 12pm, Lerner Cinema
panel with Phyllis Chesler, Ibn Warraq, and Christina Sommers – 24th, 8pm, Math 203

DePaul University
Robert Spencer – 22nd, 7pm, Cortalyou Commons

Robert Spencer – 26th, 7pm, Dartmouth Hall room 105

Emory University
David Horowitz – 24th, 8pm, White Hall 208

Lawrence University
Jonathan Schanzer – 24th, 7:30pm, Youngchild Hall

George Mason University
Luana Saghieh and Alan Nathan – 22nd, 8:30pm, Johnson Center Cinema

George Washington University
Michael Ledeen and Daphne Patai – 22nd, 10am, Mt. Vernon Campus, Eckles Auditorium
David Horowitz – 25th, 8pm, Marvin Center

Penn State University
Rick Santorum – 23rd, 8pm, 119 Osmond

David Horowitz – 16th, 8pm, McCosh 10

Tammy Bruce – 22nd, 7pm, Student Lounge

Brian Sussman – 24th, 12pm, Jack Adams Hall

Temple University
Rick Santorum – 24th, 8pm, Student Center 218

Daniel Pipes – 24th, 7pm

Tulane University
Ann Coulter – 22nd, 7pm, McAlister Auditorium

UC Berkeley
Nonie Darwish – 22nd, 7pm, Evans Hall 10

UC Santa Barbara
Dennis Prager – 25th, 7pm, Girvetz 1004

Cyrus Nowrasteh – 23rd, 6:30pm, Moore 100
Nonie Darwish – 24th, 7pm, Haines 82
Joe Kaufman – 25th, 7pm, Moore 100

University of Miami
Cyrus Nowrasteh – 24th, 7pm, Whitten University Learning Center

University of Pennsylvania
Rick Santorum – 24th, 5:30pm, Hillel-Steinhardt Hall
panel with Daniel Pipes, Dr. Stephen Gale, and Ed Turzanski – 22nd, 7pm, Huntsman Hall

University of Rhode Island
Robert Spencer – 24th, 7pm, Memorial Union Ballroom

University of Washington
Michael Medved – 25th, 7pm, Smith 120

University of Wisconsin, Madison
David Horowitz – 22nd, 7:30, Wisconsin Union Theater

Ann Coulter – 24th, 6pm, Annenberg School of Communication – G26

Shedding blood...Fascists ripping each other apart

Keep it up guys! You're looking more and more pathetic!

I know I give a lot of post coverage to Huckabee, but, for once, he impressed me!

"Huckabee, left out of the early skirmishes between candidates running ahead of him in the polls, said as he was called on: "Let me begin by saying, for the first time in about nine debates, I'm kind of glad I wasn't in on the first few minutes because it was all about these guys fighting each other."

To laughter, Huckabee said, "I am more than content to let you let them fight all they want tonight, shed each other's blood, and then I'll be ready to run for president because I'm not interested in fighting these guys."

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Had to post it...Kid Rock + ATL + Waffle House = awesome


Help! The liberal Democrats (Hillary) are turning us into Canada!

I will be the first to acknowledge that my experiences learning about healthcare in Norway and hearing about the situation in Canada from my good friend Lindsay who went to school in Montreal made me skeptical about universal health coverage.

However, as I've said before, the issue is COST, COST, COST!!! Private insurance will NEVER go away in the U.S. What we're talking about here is that kid from southside Atlanta whose family CAN'T afford an MRI...so they go without.

This isn't socialism, this is compassion. Do you know anyone without health insurance? Do you know anyone who cuts dental insurance because they can't afford it each month? Do you know anyone who's scared of graduating from school because they'll be cut from their parents insurance? I've got some stories...

Thompson Supports McCain-Feingold?

Marsha might not agree with him, but does he agree with himself? Let's double-speak...easy way to get out of any crunch!

Marsha, I don't think Fred would've approved

She brings up McCain-Feingold? I'm sorry the clip doesn't continue, I'm sure it would've provided a lot more laughs.

She went from the Romney campaign to the Thompson campaign. Lose-lose situation?

New Governor for Lose-iana

"Louisiana elects first nonwhite (right-wing) governor since Reconstruction"

Funny, I remember reading about a city in Louisiana that is in desperate need of "reconstruction". I wonder if minority will help minority? Hmm...

"He’s an extraordinary, young, dynamic, whip-smart, staunchly conservative Republican."

"He is a born-again Roman Catholic who has suggested that teaching intelligent design as an alternative to evolution may not be out of place in public schools, favors a ban on abortion and opposes hate-crimes laws."

Call me a pessimist, but I don't think those issues are what's gonna help N'awlins. Although I'm not her biggest fan, let's hope Mary Landrieu can keep LA's Senate delegation purple in '08. http://www.marylandrieu.com/

More risky quotes from Huckabee

Although he doesn't have a chance in hell of winning the nomination, I still feel the need to include him in my criticism of the Fascist-right.

Wallace asked Huckabee how he would approach relations with Pakistan. Huckabee said "we need to keep our eyes on Pakistan. I think we've sort of taken a view that everything is OK there, and it's not OK there," he said. "Let's not forget, it's somewhere in the caves of Pakistan where Osama bin Laden is hiding. The next missile bomb that maybe comes our way, the next terrorist attack, is probably going to be postmarked Pakistan."

How many more countries do we wanna add to our enemies list? The next attack will be "postmarked Pakistan"? Wasn't the last one postmarked Saudi Arabia? Pretty sure it was, and the Fascists aren't doing anything there except kissing the a- of King Abdullah.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Romney wins the Value Voters' straw poll...

which, if you saw the clip of Fred Thompson from The Tennessean, shouldn't be a big surprise. More surprising...

While Giuliani received only polite applause from the audience after his comments, Huckabee won several ovations.

The former Baptist preacher called legalized abortion a "holocaust."

"Sometimes we talk about why we're importing so many people in our work force," he said.

"It might be for the last 35 years, we have aborted more than a million people who would have been in our work force had we not had the holocaust of liberalized abortion under a flawed Supreme Court ruling in 1973."

I'm hesitant to even comment on this. The only person who I've heard bring up the Holocaust in this kind of screwed up manner...in the past I-don't-know-how-long...has been Ahmadinejad. Makes ya think...

Go Gators!!!

Jackets, Gators, now let's go Titans!!!

Takes some guts for The Tennessean to publish this

No GOP candidate unites conservatives, Republicans come to Values Summit

WASHINGTON— Conservative Christian voters are unlikely to rally around a single Republican candidate, leaders of the movement said Friday at a conference intended in part to promote unity heading into the primary season.

"There is no one person head and shoulders above the rest," said Gary Bauer, head of American Values, at the Values Voter Summit his group co-sponsored.

All the GOP candidates were to speak at the conference, including the four leading contenders, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Sen. John McCain of Arizona; and former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee.

Bauer said leaders of the main social conservative groups would meet at the end of the conference this weekend and would be released to endorse any candidate they want. Until now, those leaders have avoided explicit endorsement, hoping to settle on one candidate. But that effort, Bauer said, has been "like herding cats."

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, the lead sponsor of the event, declined to comment on the meeting but said he expected no one candidate to emerge from the conference, which features about 2,300 delegates.

Attendees and people who have signed up online will vote for their favorite presidential candidate during a straw poll Saturday afternoon.

McCain sought support by arguing that he was the only candidate who has been anti-abortion his entire public career.

"I know you might not always agree with me on every issue, but I hope you know I'm not going to con you," McCain said. Many conservatives dislike him because of the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance reform law that restricted advocacy by interest groups close to Election Day.

Thompson said in his first hour as president he would pray for wisdom.

Many conservative Christian leaders, including Perkins, say they will not back Giuliani, even if he wins the GOP nomination, because of his support for abortion rights. But polls show, and interviews of delegates confirm, that Giuliani has support among some conservative Christians. They like his strong stand against terrorism and would prefer any Republican to a Democrat.

"Giuliani on his worst day would be better than Hillary (Clinton) on her best day," said Burke Miller of Houston.

See a funny video clip at http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071020/VIDEO01/71020001. Why is Freddie not talking about social issues like he's supposed to? Why is he playing with his water?

GT = easy win, plus the Coultergeist and Frankenstein

Predicted an easy win for Tech and I'll stick to it. Hopefully I can say the same for the Gators!!! Anywho...what do you think...Joe McCarthy, FDR, Hitler...comparable? This is an old clip but always gives me a laugh.

To quote my Dad from his undergrad experience at Bama during the waning days of the Red Scare: "There are NO Communists in Tuscaloosa!!!"

Before I even leave my apartment for Tech

My friend Elise (a devout Catholic) informs me that people are protesting near Bobby Dodd Stadium, telling people they're going to hell....for going to a football game?! Her response: Tomorrow is God's day.

I doubt these people live inside the Perimeter. Again, proof that I-285 shouldn't be just an interstate belt around Atlanta, but a wall to protect Atlantans from ignant Georgians.

Just a side-note...

You'll see a lot of quotes from my fun Fascists and right-wingers on this blog, but I refuse to post any links to their blogs. I am not going to be responsible for contributing any hits to their web reports.

Time to tailgate.

I admit, sometimes Michelle speaks the truth

By Michelle Malkin • October 20, 2007 12:36 AM

I’ll be spending a large chunk of my birthday on a plane later today, but the opportunity to visit the Young America’s Foundation offices and the Reagan Ranch was well worth it. Quite a special treat. After speaking to students, staff, and local YAF supporters in Santa Barbara, I drove up to visit Rancho del Cielo with the kids and fellow lecturers. The ranch truly reflects the essence of the man–there’s a spirituality about it, infused with modesty, self-reliance, and purposefulness. In other words: Quintessentially American. Quintessentially Reagan.

A few fun tidbits: President Reagan laid the linoleum flooring in the tiny, 1,500-square-foot home himself. There’s no central heating; just two fireplaces warmed the house. Naturally, Reagan chopped the wood himself. The showerhead at the ranch’s modest bathroom is a replica of the Liberty Bell. A few deer, horses, and cattle still roam the acreage.

The visit was both inspiring and dispiriting–an infectious reminder of Reagan’s enduring greatness, strength, and character, but also a depressing reminder of how small, mediocre, and wanting our current crop of Republican presidential candidates (let alone the rest of the GOP leadership) seem by comparison.


Obviously Michelle has to pay tribute to the almighty Reagan, but I won't go there. I just love reading these ultra-Fascists admit that their candidates and leadership are idiots! I don't think that'll change much, Michelle!

last post of the night

I was (easily) persuaded to stop by the bar across the street. So...GO JACKETS, GO GATORS, and GO DEMS!

Friday, October 19, 2007

It may seem like I'm a dork...

but I stayed in tonight so I'll be ready to rally tomorrow for GA Tech's homecoming! (and the Gators vs. UK!)

Russert Pulls a Clinton Quote Fast One

Hillary's in no one's shadow...thanks, Alec!

For those who weren't the victims of my last email...

Blackburn Votes Against Government-Run Healthcare House Sustains President's SCHIP Veto

Today, Congressman Marsha Blackburn moved to rein in the liberal Leadership's move to "slow motion socialism" by voting to sustain President Bush's veto of H.R. 976. Rep. Blackburn had the following statement after the House voted to sustain the veto 273 to 156.

"Everyone in Tennessee watched TennCare, Tennessee's attempt to institutionalize Hillary Clinton's plan for universal healthcare, inflict pain and pressure on our healthcare system. We observed first hand that expanded enrollments weakened eligibility requirements, which lead to access and affordability problems. I am therefore proud of my colleagues for sustaining the President's veto on H.R. 976, legislation that ignores the TennCare lessons, while spending billions of dollars to substitute private health insurance coverage with government-run healthcare coverage."

"I remain committed to working with my colleagues across the aisle to reauthorize the State Children's Health Insurance Program to protect underprivileged children who currently lack health insurance. However, I cannot support legislation that will expand the welfare state, provide government health care benefits to illegal immigrants, and irresponsibly draw-down the public purse."

The U.S. is a welfare state? The "liberal leadership" is leading the way to socialism? Marsha, do you see any fjords? The U.S. ain't no Norway.

Fascists gone Russian?

Check out the clip below...

Rediscover Your Party: Episode 3

Doesn't this clip seem Soviet? I don't understand...maybe Marsha does? Haha, I just made a joke and didn't know it.

President Clinton responds to Ann Coulter

Love it.

More youtube of my awesome Fascists!

Ann is such a blast...even David Letterman can't help but to bring her up!

PS. I miss Bill...so I'll try to replace him with Hill.

The Right Wing Media

A few of myfavorite Fascists...

Let's get things straight first...

The demise of America...happening as we speak...

FASCISM: "A form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion."

But can be stopped...

LIBERALISM: "A political or social philosophy advocating the freedom of the individual, parliamentary systems of government, nonviolent modification of political, social, or economic institutions to assure unrestricted development in all spheres of human endeavor, and governmental guarantees of individual rights and civil liberties."