Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy 2008!


I think y'all could probably make a few guesses about what I'm wishing for this year, haha.


and a friendly reminder to my conservative counterparts...it's TWO-THOUSAND-AND-EIGHT, not Nineteen-hundred-and-eight.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

TITANS IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!


May be short-lived, but gooooo Tennessee!!!

Dumb Fascists


Although I'm not officially "back" yet, I had to post this from CNN since I was an International Affairs major at George Washington Univ.....


Last week, Huckabee suggested that the Pakistan crisis is related to the U.S. immigration problem.


"There were more Pakistanis who illegally crossed the border than of any other nationality except for those immediately south of our border, 660 last year," he said. "That's a lot of illegals from Pakistan who came into our country illegally because we don't have secure borders."


In an editorial Saturday, the Washington Post criticized his comment: "The cynicism of this attempt to connect Pakistan's crisis with an anti-immigrant sentiment was compounded by its astonishing senselessness."


Huckabee acknowledged to NBC that the numbers he cited were not precise, but he maintained that his point remains valid.


"We're talking about the potential of a person who can come across this border with a dirty bomb in his suitcase, somebody who can come across our borders who might be bringing a shoulder-fired missile. And if we don't have better control of our borders, it does affect the people in Iowa and the rest of America."


But ignorance of Pakistan's travails may not necessarily prove damaging to a candidate's political aspirations. In 1999, shortly after Musharraf seized power in a bloodless coup, a Boston television reporter asked a U.S. presidential candidate if he could name the general in charge.


"A new Pakistani general has just been elected," the candidate responded, then corrected himself. "He's not elected. This guy took over office. He appears he's going to bring stability to the country, and I think that's good news for the subcontinent."

"And you can name him?" the reporter asked.

"General. I can name the general," the candidate said.

"And it's?" the reporter pressed.

"General," said Texas Gov. George W. Bush.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Assassination...the coward's solution


Despite alleged corruption, or that conservatives point to the fact that Bhutto was center-left, she was the first female Prime Minister of a MUSLIM country. Let me reiterate....female. R.I.P. The candidates' reactions, courtesy of CNN:

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


The G-Funk has taken some time off from blogging, but will surely be back before you know it with some updates! Until then, y'all enjoy yourselves!

Friday, December 21, 2007

FINALLY (sarcasm)....the 2007 Blackburn Report!


Too lengthy and B-S-y to post the entire report, so I'll give y'all the link and hope it doesn't inflate Marsha's head...although many in our district don't have Internet access so whatever.


I do want to pick out an EXTREMELY important part of the Blackburn Report.....................
Before I move to an issue-by-issue breakdown of where we are, I want to commend a holiday website to you that was recently recommended to me. NORAD Tracks Santa is a fun website run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The good people there devote the military's technology to tracking Santa as he makes his rounds on Christmas Eve. Your family can log on to www.noradsanta.org and track Santa along with the military.

Give it to 'em, Dems!


WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The last political scuffle of the year between the White House and the Democratic-led Congress played out on the floor of the Senate Friday morning -- even though nearly all the senators had left the Capitol for the Christmas holiday earlier in the week.

In a session that lasted under a minute, Sen. Jim Webb, D-Virginia, opened and then immediately gaveled closed the Senate.

His sole reason for doing so was to block President Bush from naming controversial "recess appointments" -- a constitutional mechanism that allows the president, during congressional recesses, to fill top government posts for up to one year and avoid Senate confirmation.

Webb won't be the only senator tasked with presiding over the shortened sessions. Other Democrats -- including Sens. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Chuck Schumer of New York -- will share the duty.

Screw us once, shame on you...screw us twice, we'll screw you.

Last Roll Call before Christmas...no surprises from Blackburn


CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 - Vote Passed (314-100, 19 Not Voting)
The House passed this comprehensive energy bill that will raise the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards to 35 miles per gallon by 2020.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted NO


Terrorism Risk Insurance Revision and Extension Act - Vote Passed (360-53, 19 Not Voting)
The House passed this bill that would help the insurance industry cover costs in the event of a terrorist attack.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted NO


Merry Christmas from Congressman Blackburn (aka screw you Middle Tennessee and the rest of America)!!!

Porno-licious Annie


Contact the Young America's Foundation for this poster that Fascists can keep under their mattresses for those cold, lonely nights. But remember, young America, keep your hands above the waist or you'll be sent to hell by Annie herself!!!

You let 'em have it, Arnold


It's nice to see a Republican with brains...


(CNN) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to sue the federal government over its decision not to allow a California plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, he announced Thursday.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says the state will sue the federal government.

Environmental Protection Agency chief Stephen Johnson announced the decision Wednesday, refusing the state's request for a waiver that would have allowed it to cut emissions faster than a new federal plan the president signed into law Wednesday.

"It's another example of the administration's failure to treat global warming with the seriousness that it actually demands," the governor said at a news conference Thursday.
---------Here's hoping that one day, a governor in the South *might* follow in Arnold's footsteps. I do believe our Gov. Bredesen is the most likely to do so, even if remotely. See the light, Phil!

Forgot to add this anti-environment bit from M.M.


Courtesy of Mrs. Malkin...


You know the energy bill that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law today? Tucked into the legislation is a provision that mandates the phase-out of the 125-year-old incandescent bulb in the next four to 12 years in favor of a new generation of trendy, supposedly energy-efficient Gorebulbs.

First, Australia. Then the EU. And now us. Well-intended bulb-pushers said they weren’t supporting mandates. Just “voluntary adoption” of lighting alternatives. But the road to eco-meddling is always paved with “voluntary” intentions–along with threats to your children that if you don’t volunteer to buy environmentally correct lights, Santa and his reindeer will DIE DIE DIE!

These feel-good dim bulbs give you crappy lighting, don’t live up to their longevity promises, and are a pain in the neck to dispose of–but they sure make enviro-nitwits and Big Greenie water-carriers feel good about themselves.

What happened to keeping government out of our bedroom? And our bathroom? And our utility closets?

The Gore-ing of America continues…


I frequently ask myself why the environment is a partisan issue. M.M. sure thinks it is, and that anyone who cares about the environment or is concerned about global warming is a Gore-worshipper. My dear fascist, pleathered friend, they're lightbulbs...not security cameras. Oh wait, you'd probably be in favor of having those installed in people's bathrooms...at least those who have either olive skin or a good tan.

Blackburn...back to anger and keepin' Tennessee po'


I don't get it...what is Marsha's ideal tax rate? Tennesseans pay no income tax and have some of the lowest property taxes in the country. The only way for Nashville to make money is thru sales tax!!!


Blackburn: Fiscal Conservatives Score Healthcare and Tax Relief Victories for Tennessee Families
Blasts Democrat Leadership for going home with vital work undone on Sales Tax Deductibility
Washington, Dec 19 -

As American families prepare for the Holiday season and begin to plan for the New Year, Congressman Marsha Blackburn applauded Republican leadership in passing tax fairness for working Americans, vital healthcare funding for Tennessee children, and partial DSH payment for Tennessee hospitals without a tax increase. Blackburn questions Democrat Leadership's commitment to extending Tennessee's sales tax deductibility.

"After more than eleven months of broken promises, politically-motivated votes and brinksmanship by the Democrat Leadership, I am pleased that Congress was able to provide this critical relief for working Tennesseans."

"Tennessee families can enjoy the holiday season with the full understanding that for the coming fiscal year, the long arm of the Internal Revenue Service's Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) will not extend any further. By stripping out tax increases insisted upon by the Democrat Leadership, House and Senate Republicans were able to pass clean legislation to prevent additional working class families from paying the AMT, which would have hit an additional 23 million American families in the coming year. "

"At the same time, I am equally pleased that Congress finally took action to hold off a pending collapse of the SCHIP system by passing legislation that fully funds the program, provides physicians a .5% payment increase through Medicare, and critical Medicaid DSH payments for Tennessee hospitals until June 30, 2008."

Blackburn blasted Democrat Leaders for returning home for the Holidays without extending the sales tax deductibility that is worth billions for Tennessee families each year.

"While Speaker Pelosi and her colleagues on the coast may not be interested in providing tax relief for Tennessee families who do not pay a state income tax, it is shameful to leave town while Tennessee families are at risk. I hope the Majority returns to Washington in a spirit to negotiate a solution that permanently delivers sales tax deductibility for Tennesseans."


"Colleagues on the coast"...haha, maybe that will replace "the liberal leadership". Darlin', nothing is getting done in Congress because people like YOU are standing in the way of any progress, and then you criticize Dems for it. Maybe you should reconsider all of your NO votes? Seems like roll call always has the (R-Brentwood) against EVERY vote!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

More Annie on Huckabee

As I mentioned in my previous post about her distaste for Gov. Huckabee...HE'S A LIBERAL IN DISGUISE!!! AAAHHHHH!!!!

Updates from the Tennessee Democratic Party


God bless 'em.


LAMAR CONTINUES TILTING AT WINDMILLS

Tennessee's senior Senator continued pushing a project of special personal interest this week during Senate debate on the energy legislation (H.R. 6). Senator Lamar Alexander attempted to pass an amendment to eliminate tax credits for alternative wind energy.

The amendment (S. Amendment 3353) was opposed by both Democrats and Republicans across the ideological spectrum from Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) to Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Larry Craig (R-ID). The measure ultimately failed by a 79-14 vote.

The speculation that Sen. Alexander has opposed windmills for personal reasons has surfaced in the past. A Senior Policy Scientist at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Delaware Willette Kempton said in 2005, "The level of ignorance in Sen. Alexander's speech is remarkable." This time Alexander opposed windmills for, of all reasons, the way they look.



BLACKBURN WORKS OVERTIME SPEAKING OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF HER MOUTH

U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Brentwood) spoke on the House floor this week noting that the House Omnibus bill weighed 35 lbs and was filled with too much pork. What she did not mention was that it included her own pork project sending $784,000 for horticultural research in Appalachia at the University of Tennessee.

Luckily, Tennesseans of the 7th Congressional District have a Congressperson who will take the time to literally weigh the omnibus bill, take a taxpayer-funded trip to Brazil, and grandstand on the House floor.

If Democrats Didn't Have any Brains...

they *might* be able to understand Annie's CRAZY editorials. I haven't posted one of her full, excruciatingly painful pieces in awhile since they've all been about Joe McCarthy (which she acknowledges here), but this one is just so backwards that I had to do it. WARNING: You might need a leather strap to bite on while reading this nonsense.

THERE'S A HUCKABEE BORN EVERY MINUTE
December 19, 2007

Despite the overwhelming popular demand for another column on Ron Radosh's review of Stan Evans' book, this week's column will address the urgent matter of evangelical Christians getting blamed for Mike Huckabee.

To paraphrase the Jews, this is "bad for the evangelicals."

As far as I can tell, it's mostly secular liberals swooning over Huckabee. Liberals adore Huckabee because he fits their image of what an evangelical should be: stupid and easily led.

The media are transfixed by the fact that Huckabee says he doesn't believe in evolution. Neither do I, for reasons detailed in approximately one-third of my No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism.

I went on a massive book tour for Godless just last year, including a boffo opening interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today," a one-on-one, full-hour interview with Chris Matthews on "Hardball," and various other hostile interviews from the organs of establishmentarian opinion.

But I didn't get a single question from them on the topic of one-third of my book.

If the mainstream media are burning with curiosity about what critics of Darwinism have to say, how about asking me? I can also name any number of mathematicians, scientists and authors who have rejected Darwin's discredited theory and would be happy to rap with them about it.

But they won't ask us, because, unlike the cornpone, we won't immediately collapse under gentle questioning. It's one thing to be "easily led" by the pope. Huckabee is easily led by Larry King.

Asked on CNN's "Larry King Live" Monday night about his beliefs on evolution, Huckabee rushed to assure King that he has no interest in altering textbooks that foist this fraud on innocent schoolchildren. I don't understand that. Does Huckabee believe Darwinism is a hoax or not? If he knows it's a fraud, then why does he want it taught to schoolchildren?

What other discredited mystery religions -- as mathematician David Berlinski calls Darwinism -- does Huckabee want to teach children? Sorcery? Phrenology? Alchemy?

Admittedly, the truth about Darwinism would be jarring in textbooks that promote other frauds and hoaxes, such as "man-made global warming." Why confuse the little tykes with fact-based textbooks?

Huckabee immediately dropped his alleged skepticism of Darwinism and turned to his main goal as president of the United States: teaching children more art and music. This, he said, was his "passion" because "I think our education system is failing kids because we're not touching the right side of the brain -- the creative side. We are focusing on the left side."

I think I know someone who has just read an article in Reader's Digest about left brain/right brain differences!

When not evolving his position on Darwinism, Huckabee insults gays by pointlessly citing the Bible's rather pointed remarks about sodomy -- fitting the MSM's image of evangelicals sitting around all day denouncing gays. (Which is just so unfair. I'm usually done denouncing gays by 10:30 a.m., 11 tops.)

And yet, Huckabee has said he agrees with the Supreme Court's lunatic opinion that sodomy is a constitutional right.

In the 2003 decision Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court overruled Bowers v. Hardwick, a case only 17 years old (and with a name chosen by God) -- despite the allegedly hallowed principle of "stare decisis." As explained in Godless, stare decisis means: "What's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable."

Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion in Lawrence was so insane that the lower courts completely ignored it. Since then, courts have disregarded Lawrence in order to uphold state laws banning the sale of vibrators, restricting gays' rights to adopt, prohibiting people from having sex with their adult ex-stepchildren, and various other basic human rights specifically mentioned in our Constitution.

Lawrence was promptly denounced not only by Republican governors and Christian groups across the nation, but also by anyone with sufficient reading comprehension skills to see that the Constitution says nothing about a right to sodomy.

But when Huckabee was asked about this jaw-dropping ruling from the high court, he said the majority opinion "probably was appropriate."

He made these remarks on his monthly radio show, "Ask the Governor," as was widely reported at the time, including a July 3, 2003, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article titled, "Huckabee Says Sex Lives of Adults Not State Affair." I stress that "Ask the Governor" was not a wacky, comedy-based, morning zoo-type radio program. It was supposed to be serious.

Employing the ACLU's "any law I don't like is unconstitutional" test, Huckabee said he supported the court's decision because a law "that prohibited private behavior among adults" would be difficult to enforce. Next he'll be telling us which of the Ten Commandments he considers "nonstarters."

How about adults who privately operate meth labs? How about a private contract between an employer and employee for a salary less than the minimum wage?

Hey! How about adults privately smoking cigarettes in their homes? Nope, Huckabee wants a federal law banning smoking but thinks state laws banning sodomy are "probably" unconstitutional.

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a spirited dissent in Lawrence, joined by Justices William Rehnquist and Clarence Thomas, raising the somewhat embarrassing point that homosexual sodomy is not technically mentioned in the Constitution. Otherwise, our Founding Fathers would have been our "Founding Life Partners."

Scalia said that inasmuch as the Texas law furthered "the same interest furthered by criminal laws against fornication, bigamy, adultery, adult incest, bestiality and obscenity," the court's ruling placed all these laws in jeopardy.

Most important, Scalia said: "Today's opinion dismantles the structure of constitutional law that has permitted a distinction to be made between heterosexual and homosexual unions." At least no court has tried to legalize gay marriage since that 2003 ruling, so we can be grateful for -- Hey, wait a minute!

Huckabee claims he opposes gay marriage and says Scalia is his favorite justice, but he supports a Supreme Court decision denounced by Scalia for paving the way to a "constitutional right" to gay marriage. I guess Huckabee is one of those pro-sodomy, pro-gay marriage, pro-evolution evangelical Christians.

No wonder Huckabee is the evangelical liberals like.

I was stupid enough to think that Annie Coultergeist meant that Huckabee was Liberals' favorite because he's not electable. Turns out, according to the Coultergeist, the most conservative is the most liberal. I guess she'd only be happy if SHE was one of the fascist candidates.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A few Fascists' quotes re: civil rights

“Unless Moses comes down with two stone tablets from Brokeback Mountain to tell us something different, we need to keep that understanding of marriage.”
– Mike Huckabee

“It’s the acts, it’s the various acts that people perform that are sinful”
– Rudolph Giuliani on homosexuality

“I don't want civil unions or gay marriage.” – Mitt Romney

And what do ya know?...another hate amendment up for vote in '08...

Florida to vote on anti-gay marriage amendment in November 2008
December 13, 2007

Florida voters will have to chance to vote on how the state defines marriage after state officials confirmed today that anti-gay marriage groups have secured the required 611,089 signatures to place an amendment banning same-sex marriage on the November 2008 ballot. The efforts by conservatives to place a marriage amendment on the ballot are not new (gay marriage opponents tried unsuccessfully to place a marriage amendment on the ballot in 2006) and have been vigorously opposed by marriage equality supporters, including Equality Florida and the bipartisan Florida Red and Blue.

Florida Governor Charlie Crist (R) has signed the petition, although he has condemned the state GOP - which is the primary financial backer of the group advancing the anti-gay signature campaign - for spending money to place the amendment on the ballot.

Constitutional amendments in Florida require 60% of the vote to pass.

Once again, the GOP displaying its "compassionate conservatism (fascism)".

Pro-war Marsha speaks out


Courtesy of the Tennessean...


This is not a time to backslide in Iraq
By U.S. REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN

Published: Tuesday, 12/18/07

It has been almost a year since Gen. David Petraeus was sent to Baghdad armed with a temporary increase in manpower (the "surge") and a mandate to reverse the escalating security crisis that seemed sure to cripple the new Iraq.

Now, as the five additional brigades that comprised the surge complete their tours and return home, we can begin to evaluate the results of this effort and consider how best to achieve our long-term strategic goals in Iraq and in the broader Middle East.

Any fair-minded assessment of the security situation must acknowledge that IED attacks, car bombs, suicide bombings and sectarian murders — and the American and Iraqi casualties caused by such atrocities — have all declined precipitously. Observers as diverse as conservative foreign policy think tanks and The New York Times editorial board agree that the security turnaround is both stunning and real.

There is concern in some quarters that the withdrawal of the additional brigades will lead to an unraveling of these gains. It is important to understand that the surge was not just more troops executing the same old strategy. The new counterinsurgency doctrine recognized that before any political, economic, or social progress can be made, Iraqis had to feel secure enough to leave their homes and begin the business of rebuilding their country.

Terrorist groups are reeling

Petraeus spread his forces out in small units to live among and fight beside Iraqi partners throughout the country. Consequently, terrorist groups such as al-Qaida in Iraq and the Jaysh al-Mahdi are reeling. Coalition and Iraqi forces have taken back the neighborhoods and streets of Iraq. Average Iraqis are joining the effort by the thousands and the managerial and professional classes who fled the violence of 2005 and 2006 are returning home.

So how can we maintain this momentum? The goal remains a democratic Iraq that can govern, defend and sustain itself and be an ally in the fight against radical Jihadist terror. As the Iraqi Security Forces grow in capability, it is critically important to accelerate non-military assistance programs.

Progress on four key fronts — security, political reconciliation, economic development and diplomacy — must be made concurrently. Backsliding in any of these areas will endanger the fragile stability so many Americans and Iraqis have worked hard to achieve. In each of these areas, we must have dedicated Iraqi partners willing to put national goals ahead of those of any faction or sect. It is encouraging to see ordinary Iraqis engaging in the political process to put pressure on their leaders to accelerate political reconciliation.

Finally, we should also begin to develop the framework for a long-term relationship with the new Iraq that recognizes our shared goals. The Iraqi people do not want to rely on American forces indefinitely. They look forward just as much as we do to the day that Iraqis can successfully defend their own country. While there is much work to be done, that goal appears much closer today than it did last year.

I must say Marsha seems pretty level-headed in this editorial. No name-calling (liberal leadership, liberal majority, etc etc...maybe because it was meant to be published in an actual newspaper, not just yelled out on the House floor).

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The fat (anorexic) lady sang


Annie Coultergeist has officially dropped off the NYT Best Sellers list, just in time for the holidays.

Now let's move on to Glenn Beck. Down from No. 2 to No. 4. Let's hope this fall is quick and hard!

More M. Malkin....boy, do I need a rest!


M.M. cites an article about aging Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia and his future in the Senate, obviously connecting it to his days back in the early 20th century when he was a member of the KKK...calling him "Sheets". Disgusting, yet again.


A group of Senate Democrats has begun quietly exploring ways to replace the venerable Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) as chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, believing he’s no longer physically up to the job, according to Democratic senators and leadership aides familiar with the discussions.


Under one scenario being circulated in Democratic circles, the 90-year-old Byrd would be named “chairman emeritus,” and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) would become “acting chairwoman” for the remainder of the 110th Congress.


Democratic insiders caution, though, that no decision has been made.


I guess she's right...the Fascist Right has NEVER been racist. I mean seriously, they stand for the rights of Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims...you name it, they've defended 'em!


I do believe that since the days Sen. Byrd rid himself of his Klan affiliation, he's voted for every measure supporting civil rights. Have the Fascists?

Bill-O: Keep religion where?


Bill-O defends a North Dakota teacher for showing a pro-Christian video in class (FYI...public school).


Again, far-left, far-left, far-left, blah, blah, blah.


Apparently teachers are intimidating students to adopt a far-left ideology.


Funny, because growing up in Middle Tennessee, I do believe abstinence was the only option in our books (FYI...public school). Hmmm.

Monday, December 17, 2007

M. Malkin with her head in the sand...again


One of my favorite pleathered Fascists is in the handful of people who don't believe global warming is a reality. She has posted an article on her blog to mock one of the Bali conference representatives...


He is known as the “hard man” of climate-change negotiation. But after 12 exhausting days of trying to reach a worldwide agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it was suddenly all too much for Yvo de Boer. As the 200-nation Bali conference wrangled over a minor procedural matter, the Dutch diplomat in charge of the talks burst into tears and had to be led away by colleagues.


M.M. then goes on to reminisce about the good ol' days when John Bolton represented the U.S. in the U.N......(gag, literally). Personally, I don't blame Yvo de Boer for tearing up. His country is set to be one of the first that suffers from the effects of global warming. Maybe M.M. should buy a nice house on the Eastern Shore and watch as the tide rolls in.

Mild Bill-O tonight

The No-Spin Zone's Person of the Year iiiiisssssss (the world holds its breath): David Petraeus. Yes folks, we're winning the war...give or take a few lives.

PS. We've defeated Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Bill-O confirmed that, so it's true.


Next, Bill-O compares Romney and Huckabee with the NE Patriots and the NY Jets. I find that amusing.

Finally, Bill-O viewers favor Huckabee as their GOP candidate (big surprise). Now he's calling for a poll of favored Democratic candidates. My guess is that it will be Rudy Giuliani...probably 2 votes to 1 vote. No no....FOX News is fair and balanced, remember?!!

Recent Middle Tennessee Roll Call


Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act
Y: Cooper, Davis, Gordon, Tanner
N: Blackburn
National Defense Authorization Act
Y: Blackburn, Cooper, Davis, Gordon, Tanner
AMT Relief Act
Y: Cooper, Davis, Gordon, Tanner
N: Blackburn
Intelligence Authorization Act
Y: Cooper, Davis, Gordon, Tanner
N: Blackburn
House Joint Resolution 69
Y: Cooper, Davis, Gordon, Tanner
N: Blackburn

Sunday, December 16, 2007

If it walks like an elephant, and talks like an elephant


Where do you draw the line? From CNN...


WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Democrat turned Independent, will endorse Republican Sen. John McCain for president, officials close to both Lieberman and McCain familiar with the plan tell CNN.


An aide to Lieberman tells CNN he decided to endorse McCain because he considers him "the most capable to be commander in chief on day one of his administration, and the most capable of uniting the country so that we can prevail against Islamic extremism."


The Lieberman aide insists the senator does not see this as a "commentary on or an endorsement of the Republican party, only the person."


Lieberman will continue to caucus with the Democrats.


"Until when" is the question on my mind.

I've sent this person's bumper sticker ideas in an email before...


but they still bring me a laugh. I've looked over some retaliatory ideas on fascist blogs and websites...but you know me...why give them equal recognition? Last time I watched FOX News, Liberals aren't real Americans who deserve to be heard. So be it...


1) (On an infant's shirt): Already smarter than Bush.


2) 1/20/09: End of an Error


3) That's OK, I Wasn't Using My Civil Liberties Anyway


4) Let's Fix Democracy in This Country First


5) If You Want a Nation Ruled By Religion, Move to Iran


6) Bush. Like a Rock. Only Dumber.


7) You Can't Be Pro-War And Pro-Life At The Same Time


8) If You Can Read This, You're Not Our President


9) Of Course It Hurts; You're Getting Screwed by an Elephant


10) Hey, Bush Supporters. Embarrassed Yet?


11) George Bush: Creating the Terrorists Our Kids Will Have to Fight


12) Impeachment: It's Not Just for Blowjobs Anymore


14) America : One Nation, Under Surveillance


15) They Call Him "W" So He Can Spell It


16) Which God Do You Kill For?


17) Cheney/Satan '08


18) Jail to the Chief


19) Who Would Jesus Torture?


20) No, Seriously, Why Did We Invade?


21) Bush: God's Way of Proving Intelligent Design is Full Of Crap


22) Bad president! No Banana.


23) We Need a President Who's Fluent In At Least OneLanguage


24) We're Making Enemies Faster Than We Can Kill Them


26) Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Blood


27) Is It Vietnam Yet?


28) Bush Doesn't Care About White People, Either


29) Where Are We Going? And Why Are We In This Handbasket?


30) You Elected Him. You Deserve Him.


31) Impeach Cheney First


32) When Bush Took Office, Gas Was $1.46


33) The Republican Party: Our Bridge to the 11th Century


34) "To those of you who receive honors, awards and distinctions I say, well done. And to the "C" students, I say...ummm.



My personal favorite? Definitely the Fascists bridging us to the 11th century. Now where is that feudal system at? Oh wait....

Keep bashing...

but I swear I can smell Annie and Sean's fear of Hill'...hate to break it to y'all, but it's only gonna get SCARIER! Now it's really time for Annie to get her gun, HA!

Let's get down to it


I feel like the G-Funk hasn't been keepin track with his blog since returning to Tennessee...so let's do the damn thang!


Some good ol' quotes from Fascists during this campaign, courtesy of CNN...


Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney on abortion: "I never said I was pro-choice, but my position was effectively pro-choice. I changed my position. And I get tired of people that are holier-than-thou because they've been pro-life longer than I have. But I'm proud of the fact."

Rudy Giuliani on why his mistress Judith Nathan needed police protection: "These were all based upon threat assessments made by the New York City Police Department ... of what was necessary to protect her life, my life, other people's lives. Every single thing done here was done based upon the assessment of someone else that this was necessary." The problem, according to the New York Daily News, is that Nathan was protected by taxpayers months before the affair was revealed in May 2000.

Fred Thompson seeking some love: "Can I have a round of applause?" That remark, according to the New York Times drew a "rustle of clapping and some laughter." The sad thing is that this remark in October has been the highlight of the Tennessee Republican's moribund campaign.

President Bush on Iran's non-existent nuclear threat: "I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them (Iran) from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon." That was October 18. In December, the Administration said intelligence showed that Iran had quit its nuclear program in 2003.


Blah, blah, blah...oops.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Taking this as a joke...

since it's from my Godmother whom I love despite her misguided political beliefs...

To All My Democrat Friends:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishesfor an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress,non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solsticeholiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religiouspersuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, withrespect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions ofothers, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditionsat all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling andmedically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generallyaccepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for thecalendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to societyhave helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarilygreater than any other country nor the only America in the WesternHemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed,color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference ofthe wishee.

To My Republican Friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Ahh tolerance...what a funny thing to think about around Christmas time.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Seems like M. Malkin has been quite interesting recently


Weird, huh? Mrs. Malkin says...

Al Sharpton has gotten away with so much for so long, I’m skeptical anything will come of the feds’ investigation of his financial shenanigans. So manage your expectations. The NY Daily News has details of the FBI’s 6:30am wake-up call for Sharpton’s aides and cronies. I don’t want to know what Al Sharpton looks like at 6:30am in the morning. Blech.


I guess not as good as you do, Michelle. I mean seriously...what is it with the fascist, confused women dressing like hookers at our national monuments? Does that turn conservatives on? Annie (get-your-gun) Coulter and M. Malkin in pleather? Personally, I like to see tourists with their disposable cameras and kids. Maybe Freddie, Huckabee, Romney, and all those other guys whose names rhyme should do a debate on the National Mall in speedos.

You decide...M. Malkin, or educated GOP candidates?



From Mrs. Malkin...



Well, fun was had by all yesterday covering the stultifying Schoolmarm and the GOP candidates in Iowa. Fred Thompson earned his gold medal for refusing to follow Schoolmarm’s order for a show of hands on an inane global warming question. Now, let’s dig a little deeper.


As I noted yesterday, the rest of the leading GOP candidates’ responses to Schoolmarm’s global warming query demonstrate a rather disturbing greening of the party. And not just mild green. But bright, neon, Gore green. Total enviro-nitwit-ization. Can these guys really belong to the same party as stalwart, anti-fearmonger Sen. Jim Inhofe? Have they not been briefed on NASA’s shenanigans? Like John Stossel says: “What you think you know may not be so.”



Sen. Jim Inhofe not a fearmonger? You have GOT to be kidding me, nitwit.

FYI...oil companies don't have enough money

I kinda don't like that I can see Southern Company's headquarters from my window. Whatever happened to sweeping energy legislation that BOTH Dems and Republicans promised?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/12/13/congress.energy.ap/index.html

Y'all Come...

Since it's in my profile, thought I'd give y'all a clip of one of my favorite Grand Ole Opry songs.

Kinda send a message to everyone about my blog! You all come and see us now and then!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Matching


Sean Hannity, Frank Luntz, Gov. Huckabee.......all wearing pink ties tonight.


Hmmm...homo say whaaa? HAHA, just kidding.

Annie = pathetic, plus more McCarthyism


Annie, back to defending McCarthy. Normally I wouldn't bother posting about it because who the hell cares, but I found her opener was a little interesting...


The October 2007 Vanity Fair had a long, gaseous article explaining how the pro-Bush bias of the mainstream media cost Al Gore the 2000 presidential election. (For you kids out there too young to remember, Al Gore is a vaguely gay, morbidly obese former Clinton administration official who raised campaign cash from Buddhist monks and claimed he invented the Internet.)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
For those of you who didn't know, Annie (get-your-gun) Coulter is a tranny. Really, her adam's apple is bigger than mine...and I've been told I look like I have a baby stuck in my throat. PS...I've seen this picture of Annie many times before, but I still wonder...why is she dressed like a whore on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?

Malkin mad again and Freddie shows his stupidity


Question: How many of you believe global climate change is a serious threat and caused by human activity?

Thompson objects to hand shows. (Applause).

The format blows up. Everyone’s talking. Anarchy! Yes! The schoolmarm’s feathers are ruffled. McCain: I’ve been involved in this issue since 2000. I know that climate change is real.

Giuliani: I agree with John. It’s real and it’s because of humans. I think our party should embrace this.

Romney: Get off of foreign oil. You can help environment and economy. Is it an issue for the world? Absolutely. Let’s not have the rest of the world skate by, though. It’s global warming, not America warming.

Keyes: Who represents overlooked voices? Betrayal of sovereignty. Bashes elites. He’s maaaad. The schoolmarm is madder.

My position on global warming? Control the hot air of the politicians in Washington!

Side-note...


This semester is officially OVER! One more before I get my Masters. Ramblin' Wrecks from Georgia Tech!!! Back to Nashville I go ........ Good ol' Rocky Top, Rocky Top, Tennessee!

Oprah might be coming my way :)

From ABC News...

As soon as Oprah Winfrey endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for president, the buzz began about her potential to sway an election.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, the media mogul seemed to downplay the power behind her seal of approval, saying that just because she is supporting Obama doesn’t mean she is against any other candidate.

“I’ve always said this, that my being in support of Barack Obama is not my being against Hillary Clinton or anybody else,” Winfrey said. “It’s just that for this moment in time, this is what I know I am supposed to be doing. I feel compelled to do this. So my vote for is not a vote against anybody. It’s just a vote for.”

Winfrey said she hasn’t talked to Clinton since her Obama endorsement, but she left open the possibility of changing her mind down the road.

“Well obviously, Obama’s great because I’m believing that the person that I’m speaking up for is gonna take it all the way,” Winfrey said. “And then if that doesn’t happen, I might readjust my thinking.”

Hillary '08!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Colorado murders due to secular Progressives

In its Action Update today, the Family Research Council (FRC) partially cast blame for the tragic shooting at a megachurch in Colorado yesterday on "the secular media." In the e-mail, which was sent under the name of FRC Action President Tony Perkins, the group says it’s "hard not to draw a line between" the shooting and "hostility" by "some in the secular media toward Christians":

It is hard not to draw a line between the hostility that is being fomented in our culture from some in the secular media toward Christians and evangelicals in particular and the acts of violence that took place in Colorado yesterday. But I will say no more for now other than that our friends at New Life Church and YWAM are in our thoughts and prayers.


AKA...Liberals = murder. Makes...ummm....sense....? I....think....no.


www.thinkprogress.org

Fellow Tennessean gets a flavor of Norway


Oh I miss it so...Alt for Norge!


From Aftenposten (a Norwegian newspaper from Oslo)...


Let's recap...

I posted awhile ago about Marsha's speech about 'criminal' illegal immigrants on the House floor, and commented on it on youtube:

gbsuber: FEAR! FEAR! FEAR! That's the only way to go these days!

In response, I got this...

BIGPOTDAVE: Im afraid of illegal aliens and their big nasty pointy teeth.

That and the diseases they drag with them on their way to steal my tax dollars, destroy our hospitals, flood our courts, drive drunk on our roads, and rape our children. I'm afraid!

ANYBODY ELSE?

Hilarious and extremely sad at the same time



Watch this video, courtesy of wonkette.com...




Once again, America is DOOMED!!! Pathetic...find another hobby, y'all.

It's states' rights, stupid!



In M. Malkin's latest rant, she seems to be very upset about NJ considering banning the death penalty...


Instead of upholding the law, streamlining the appeals process, and carrying out death penalty sentences, New Jersey Democrats are moving to just give up and scrap the death penalty altogether. Yesterday, two legislative bodies took steps to repeal the death penalty–and Democrat Gov. Jon Corzine is poised to sign the bill.


OK, I'm going to admit I'm in favor of the death penalty in certain cases (which I guess is what people would consider Southern), but it's STATES' RIGHTS!!! Remember that concept? If my memory serves me correctly, there was a little problem with that back in the day.
PS. Why is it that conservatives are more than willing to let states ban gay marriage, abortion, etc...but when it comes to issues like the death penalty, or legalizing medicinal marijuana, they raise all hell? Oh...it's because they're hypocrites. That's right.

More Blackburn stupidity


From the Williamson County Dems....


The US House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday mandating increased fuel efficiency standards 40% by 2020. The bill passed 235-181.


FYI: Rep Marsha Blackburn (R) voted Nay, Rep. Lincoln Davis (D) voted Yea.


Manufacturers are making high performance vehicles in Europe that outperform this standard already. Maybe you agree that it is not out of the stratosphere of American ingenuity and conscience to demand a better standard of fuel economy 13 years out, reduce Carbon emissions, and reduce our dependence on foreign and domestic oil. HR6 also includes the repeal of a number of Oil Industry tax breaks and requires utilities to generate energy from cleaner sources and includes investment credits for solar energy.


Guess what - President Bush has vowed to veto HR6 and it will go back to the Senate after The Decider’s veto.


Our Senator Lamar Alexander claims to be a friend of the Environment. Senator Bob Corker’s position is unknown. I would like to point out that both of our Senator’s have been known on occasion to make wise choices in consideration of the environment - yet over riding a Presidential veto is sure to be a deeply divided partisan feat.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Best Sellers Update

Perverted Glenn Beck lasted one week at #1 on the NYT Best Sellers list. Annie (get-your-gun) Coulter has slipped once again to #32. Down, down, down they go!!!


Sick: Huckabee refuses to recant his remarks about AIDS patients

Absolutely despicable. Regardless of what this nutcase thinks about homosexuality (which is obvious, he's a Republican (sans Giuliani)), AIDS is an ENTIRELY different issue.

Huckabee's presidency (God forbid) = fascism, intolerance, stupidity, hate, etc etc etc.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/12/10/huckabee.aids/index.html

PS....the only Republican candidate who doesn't believe in evolution.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Some quotes to end/start the week


The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
-----Plato
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
-----Aristotle
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
-----George Washington
-----Lastly, from a friend of mine: I always thought I was a Republican, then I watched some of the debates and started paying attention to the news. I then realized...I've really always liked the color blue over red.

Adding another 'gross'



Again, courtesy of Mrs. Malkin in her attack on Planned Parenthood. Watch out women who've made mistakes, or are victims of rape or incest. M. Malkin will find you and sprinkle some of her magic, fascist sprinkle dust on you! (That dust being the remains of civil liberties and a woman's right to choose in America.)

Support 'em:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

NARAL Pro-choice America

http://www.naral.org/

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Gross...from former Gov. Ar-kansas

Mike Huckabee once advocated isolating AIDS patients from the general public, opposed increased federal funding in the search for a cure and said homosexuality could “pose a dangerous public health risk.”

As a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in 1992, Huckabee answered 229 questions submitted to him by The Associated Press. Besides a quarantine, Huckabee suggested that Hollywood celebrities fund AIDS research from their own pockets, rather than federal health agencies.

“If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague,” Huckabee wrote.

“It is difficult to understand the public policy towards AIDS. It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents.”

This is the man who's leading in Iowa?...I'll say it again...disgusting.

There's a certain fascist symbol...



that I could replace with the 'X' in FOX News...but won't sink that low. Thanks for the pic, Mrs. Malkin!

Friday, December 7, 2007

December 7, 1941/2007


You remember the speech, now let's remember the reason.
The one post of the day.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Bill-O on the Princess Diana tragedy


Speaking about the paparazzi, Bill-O says that you could blame her tragic death on her driver being loaded.


Disgusting.


One of the most amazing women in history - why didn't Bill-O acknowledge that?

Annie (get-your-gun) Coulter this week

Dear Annie,
Give it up. Joe McCarthy = done deal. Give us some spice (fascism)!!!
Yours,
The G-Funk

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Follow up to HERITAGE, NOT HATE!!!


Confederate flag supporters protest Thompson
Thompson's recent comments on the Confederate flag drew protests Wednesday.

LEXINGTON, South Carolina (CNN) — Eight Confederate flag-waving men protested outside a Fred Thompson campaign stop Wednesday evening, one week after Thompson and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney criticized the flag during the CNN/YouTube debate in Florida.


Clad in jackets bearing the stars-and-bars and holding signs reading "South Carolina hates Fred Thompson" and "Fred Thompson go home," the protesters said Thompson was not a "true southerner."


Jim Hanks, chairman of the South Carolina League of the South, said Thompson that Thompson's answer was worse than Romney's because Thompson is from a southern state.

"He's masquerading as a good ole boy," Hanks said.


Asked about the flag during last week's debate, Thompson said that, "as far as a public place is concerned, I am glad that people have made the decision not to display it as a prominent flag, symbolic of something, at a state capital."


But the former Senator from Tennessee qualified his statement: "As a part of a group of flags or something of that nature, you know, honoring various service people at different times in different parts of the country, I think that's different."


The Confederate flag on display at the South Carolina state house waves next to the Confederate soldier monument there.


Again!!!...HERITAGE, NOT HATE!!! I have no affiliation with the League of the South. The idea that the South should secede again is ludicrous. However, I'm not going to apologize for my ancestors who fought for the CSA. I know it might seem odd to many of you that I'm from the Left and may be proud of the South (and I'm willing to take your criticism, or perhaps hate mail), but I DO NOT intend to offend anyone and I'm sorry if I do.

Champion of the taxpayers???

From the Tennessee Democratic Party...

BLACKBURN'S JUNKET

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Brentwood) arrived stateside last week after a government-funded "ethanol fact-finding mission" which included military jet travel to Brazil, touring in the colonial-era city of Salvador, and an evening in the Airau Amazon Towers hotel.

The Congressman has proposed 5% across the board cuts to "non-defense, non-homeland security discretionary spending for fiscal year 2007."[2]

The federally-funded travel excursion included a number of lavish details including a "spouse program coordinator" for all of the spouses of the House International Relations subcommittee on Latin America. Rep. Blackburn's trip at taxpayer's expense on a military jet for her and her husband to beautiful Brazil certainly taught her more about ethanol than a trip to Iowa could provide. On second thought, we don't want her going to Iowa; she might think she has a shot at the presidency.


Interesting...I wonder what kind of form letter I'd get in response to this?

Tackling hate crimes


A little C-SPAN action before getting back to work. Steve Cohen is an AMAZING Congressman and I would be proud to be from Memphis (at least he makes me proud to be from Tennessee, forgetting Congressman Blackburn). Bold Dems are tackling the noose fiasco...mostly representatives from the South. *I'm smiling*

Let's stoke them fires of hate


Is this really necessary?

Muhammad the Teddy Bear makes a great gift for your favorite infidel or apostate. A portion of the proceeds will benefit victims of radical Islam. Muhammad the Teddy Bear was also featured in The Washington Times.

As this blog was linked to Annie (get-your-gun) Coulter's website, I'm guessing NO. Whoever this chick is running this blog also mentioned the University of Florida again. I'm not gonna touch that one (cough cough b*tch).

PS. The Washington Times? HAHAHA!!!

Can you believe it? Marsha and I don't see eye to eye again!


What a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for contacting me to share your support for a provision in the FY2008 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill that would overturn the current "Mexico City Policy". Hearing from constituents on issues of concern is important to me and our office as we work to represent our district.
The Mexico City Policy announced by President Reagan in 1984 required nongovernmental organizations to agree (as a condition of their receipt of Federal funds) not to perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations. However, the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2764) contained a provision that overturned the Mexico City Policy. An amendment was offered by Representative Christopher Smith and Representative Bart Stupak to strike this section, but failed by a vote of 218 - 205. I voted for this important pro-life amendment because I believe in the sanctity and protection of life. Abortion has been a tragedy for many women here in the US, and carries with it the same hurt and trauma when performed abroad. I believe that the policy advanced in the FY 2008 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill is a step in the wrong direction, and I will continue to work for the rights of the unborn in the 110th Congress. Although we do not see eye to eye on this topic, I appreciate the benefit of hearing your views.
Please know that I appreciate both your interest and your time in contacting us on this issue. As the discussion and debate moves forward on this and other issues please feel free to visit our website at www.house.gov/blackburn where you can sign-up for our email update -- the Blackburn Report, updates on important issues; find information on constituent services; read columns, recent press and the latest legislative news; all of which affect and concern the people of Tennessee.
Sincerely,
Marsha Blackburn
Member of Congress
------This is just a guess, but I don't think Congressman Blackburn is too happy with the 110th.

Dig away, Marsha


What a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns about drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Hearing from constituents on issues of concern is important to both our office and me as we work to represent our district.

As you are aware, it has been suggested that our nation needs to reduce dependence on foreign oil by increasing domestic production and investing in the development of alternative fuel sources. In particular, some have proposed that the ANWR be opened to oil exploration. This is a position which has long been advocated by Alaska's Representatives, Senators, and other elected officials in Alaska. I agree that we need to find ways to increase domestic oil production in an environmentally responsible manner.

Please know that I appreciate both your interest and your time in contacting us on this issue. As the discussion and debate moves forward on this and other issues please feel free to visit our website at www.house.gov/blackburn where you can sign-up for our email update -- the Blackburn Report, updates on important issues; find information on constituent services; read columns, recent press and the latest legislative news; all of which affect and concern the people of Tennessee.

Sincerely,

Marsha Blackburn

Member of Congress

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Bill-O gone too far


---Bill-O comments that Gainesville, Florida is the only city in the country that didn't hear about 9/11. See below...
---Universities are once again indoctrinating students with socialist ideology.
---How friggin' dare he bash UF like that!!!!!!!!!!! Too bad UF is one of the best PUBLIC schools in the country. Where does Bill-O suggest we get our education? Apparently the fascist point of view is as follows:
---Private school = socialist, public school = socialist, the University of High School = neutral, home-school = the way to go.
---GO GATORS!!! AND GO PUBLIC SCHOOLS!!! AND GO BHS BRUINS!!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

More Bill-O...America is doomed!!!

Authors Bill Bennett, Pat Buchanan.

Bill-O cites that 70% of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction (cough cough...fascism).

Pat Buchanan admits that the war is costing the U.S. too much $$$ and too many lives. Mexicans are destroying the American melting pot.

Bill-O is scared that Hillary is going to be elected. Bill Bennett (who I liked at the beginning of this debate) says he doesn't want Hillary to be president. End of my respect for Bill Bennett.

Elites, elites, elites...blah, blah, blah.

I'm agreeing with Pat Buchanan about war, economics, China, etc. I'm scared. "We need people to live in the 21st century, not the days of the Cold War"...great quote...from Pat Buchanan. Damn.

This is gonna be good...Bill-O's time to attack!!!


Bill-O admits the Brig. Gen. had a good question (about Don't Ask, Don't Tell) during the Republican debate.


Bill-O flaunts his trip to Afghanistan, and reiterates that troops are conservatives.


Brig. Gen. Kerr holds his own and emphasizes it's 2007...not 1950. LGBTs should not be thrown out due to their personal lives.


Bill-O holds back and gives semi-praise to Brig. Gen. Kerr. Wow.

Trace Adkins and Glenn Beck


Random pair. I found it interesting that both said they are "spiritual" but are skeptical of organized religion. Now I expect that of perverted Glenn, but it takes some guts for Trace.


It's extremely hard to find a musician in Nashville who doesn't claim to be Christian, or at least a born-again Christian (hence Freddie's supporters). While I'm not bashing on organized religion AT ALL (as it would make me a hypocrite), I'm happy to see a country music singer being honest and not conforming to stereotypical standards.


I've never been a real fan of Trace, but I've gotta give him props.

Fascist fight for the South


Huckabee takes anti-Rudy role Thompson had sought
By SUSAN PAGE, USA TODAY

TILTON, N.H. -- He's the anti-Rudy.Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, the Republican long shot who in a new Des Moines Register poll has surged to the lead for the Iowa caucuses, could hardly be more different from the candidate who has led the GOP field nationally all year.

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani entered politics as a big-city prosecutor; Huckabee as a rural preacher. Giuliani is out of synch with the GOP's social conservative core; Huckabee is its most consistent champion. Giuliani's calling card is his leadership against terrorism in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks; Huckabee has less experience on defense and foreign policy issues than any of his chief rivals.


The two candidacies offer dramatically different paths for a Republican Party now struggling to define and sell itself to voters. Should the GOP be led by an often-caustic, opera-loving New Yorker who vows to battle radical Islam? Or a joke-cracking southerner who raises income inequality as an issue and favors classic rock and contemporary Christian music on his two iPods? ("Modern country, too," he says.) The chasm between him and Giuliani on the issues they emphasize and the regional cultures they represent "shows that the Republican Party is a bigger tent than the Democrat Party," Huckabee says. Perhaps, but it also underscores how unsettled the Republican contest is just a month before the Iowa caucuses -- and reflects how no GOP contender has satisfied a majority of the party. Giuliani, dubbed "America's mayor" after the 9/11 attacks, supports abortion rights and gay rights, positions at odds with social conservatives. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney once held similar views but now opposes abortion rights. Arizona Sen. John McCain has had trouble gaining ground among some Republicans who note his crusades on immigration and campaign-finance reform. Former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson, who presented himself as the answer for conservatives when he made a late entry into the race in September, has turned out to be a less than energetic campaigner. It's all provided an opening for Huckabee -- an ordained Baptist minister who has always opposed abortion and raised his hand at one debate to say he didn't believe in evolution -- to attempt the unprecedented. Democrats sometimes have chosen presidential candidates who emerged from obscurity; former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter in 1976, for example. But the GOP in modern times has never nominated a contender who started the race so far back in the pack. Even in Iowa, his best state among those with early contests, Huckabee was at 1 percent support among likely Republican caucusgoers this summer. Now he tops the Register poll, published Sunday, and leads Romney 29 percent-24 percent. In Florida, one statewide poll last week put Huckabee in second place, trailing only Giuliani, for its Jan. 29 primary. In South Carolina, which votes Jan. 19, the latest survey shows him running third, behind Romney and Giuliani and ahead of fellow southerner Thompson.
------------Freddie, Huckabee, Giuliani?...No thankie. Imagine...a president who doesn't believe in evolution. The world laughs. I hope my fellow Southerners can see through their bull.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Interview

I ain't a Texan, but Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee actually makes me wish I lived in Houston (sorta). Jackson Lee/Blackburn...you choose.

Australia, leaving the US in the heat...literally

How about we use this opportunity to catch up with the rest of the world? Or is the Right-wing gonna hold us back again, citing their handful of junk-science studies...

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/12/03/climate.conference.ap/index.html

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Bill, what are you doing?!!!


Now that Porter's no longer with us, I'm guessing Bill Anderson will take over the Opry...which is discouraging due to the picture above.

BLACKBURN AT THE RYMAN = desecration of the Mother Church of Country Music. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but Marsha doesn't represent Downtown Nashville, or any Opry locales for that matter. Actually, I'm not wrong, she lives up the road from my house.