Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bill-O attacks the Internet...

I guess it's due to the fact that it's dominated by smart people (you know, the people he classifies with the "L-word"). After all, as I think, Fascists live under a rock and still use a typewriter.

Now Bill-O shows a disturbing video clip of Heath Ledger. Bernard Goldberg (age 110) defends it...and Bill-O does too.

Culture warriors!!!

Good dreams ahead

Both Hillary and Barack hint at the possibility of a Clinton-Obama, or vice versa ticket.

Talk about some happy days. I could NOT imagine any better administration for America.

Eeeek....props to McCain

After getting endorsed by Gov. Arnold, McCain is speaking about global warming, and is getting fierce!!! I do believe he pounded on the podium saying we HAVE to address climate change.

Again, props.

Once again, poor Annie

From this week's crap...

You need little flags like that for Republicans since, as we know from the recent unpleasantness in Florida, Republicans are unalterably stupid.

Republicans who vote for McCain are trying to be cute, like the Democrats were four years ago by voting for the "pragmatic" candidate, Vietnam vet John Kerry. This will turn out to be precisely as clever a gambit as nominating Kerry was, the brilliance of which was revealed on Election Day 2004.

"Unalterably stupid"...from the woman who wrote "If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd be Republicans".

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Robin Smith, TN Republican Party Chairwoman

Huckabee is Tennessee's to win. His footprint is large in the Volunteer State (apparently).

Does Marsha think so? We'll see. Same prediction in Georgia, FYI...although not with the footprint. I guess Memphis didn't provide a buffer in between Ar-kansas and TN.
---------PS...FOX Republican strategist Ann Dickerson on meth or just nervous?

Edwards is out, who's in?

Johnny cut out and hopes that Dems make poverty a priority, especially N'awlins. Couldn't agree more.

I have an inkling who he'll back, and I want to make it clear that I support the PARTY, not just the candidate.

Congressman Blackburn criticizes Dubya (in a soft, wussy way) for the first time!

Can you spot it?

Rep. Blackburn Reacts To President Bush's Earmark Orders "A Hopeful First Step Toward Greater Fiscal Responsibility"

Washington, Jan 29 - President Bush today signed an executive order that will begin to roll back wasteful earmarks and protect American taxpayers. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who has long fought abuse of the earmark process, remarked on today's development.

"This is a hopeful first step toward ensuring that government spending is transparent to the taxpayer and I am gratified that the President has taken it. He may have come to this party a little late, but this is a good step toward fiscal responsibility and transparency ."

Speaking about the way forward on earmark reform, Blackburn said:

“House Republicans have offered an immediate earmark moratorium. We are awaiting Speaker Pelosi’s response to our invitation to join with us in meaningful earmark reform. The Democrat leadership should not stand between taxpayers and eliminating the broken earmark status quo.”

What a load of crap...when did earmarks peak, Congressman? Now Dubya addresses it, ironically when the Democrats control Congress. But hey, she didn't say "liberal leadership" in this gem!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


McCain wins, Hillary "wins", Giuliani expected to endorse McCain in the next couple of days. That's all I'm gonna say about that, despite the fact that my family goes back for generations in North Florida.

Anyway, Georgia and Tennessee have started to feel the pain of political campaigning...I'm sure I'll have a lot more to say coming up soon.

PS...Huckabee gives his thoughts while campaigning in Missouri. I couldn't help but notice two signs in the background: "Jesus is Lord" and "Bring God back to America". Interesting. Did God leave America?

Early polling in Tennessee

Huckabee, Clinton lead in Tennessee polls
By JENNIFER BROOKS • Staff Writer • January 29, 2008

Mike Huckabee and Hillary Clinton are leading the presidential field in Tennessee, according to a new poll released today.

Huckabee, who was stumping for support in Nashville Monday, enjoys a narrow lead over John McCain, 30 percent to 26 percent. According to a survey of likely primary voters conducted Monday by Public Policy Polling of North Carolina, Mitt Romney is polling third in Tennessee with 22 percent, Ron Paul with 6 percent and Rudy Giuliani with 4 percent. The poll has a margin of error of 3.6 percent.

The poll may be mirroring the campaigns’ internal poll numbers, because Clinton made a campaign swing through Tennessee this week as well -- hitting Nashville on Saturday and Memphis on Sunday. The poll shows her ahead of fellow Democrat Barack Obama by a margin of 43 percent to 32 percent. John Edwards, who also campaigned in Nashville on Monday, trailed with 16 percent.

Obama crushed Clinton in the first southern primary in South Carolina on Sunday. But pollster Dean Debnam said Tennessee is a much different political landscape.

“The primary electorate in Tennessee is only about 25% black,” Debnam, president of the polling firm, said in a statement. “Obama continues to perform well behind Clinton among white voters, and he’s going to have difficulty winning primaries in states without large African American populations if that continues.”

The poll showed Obama leading Clinton 60 percent to 20 percent among black voters in the poll, but trailing her by an equally large margin among -- 50 percent to 22 percent – among white voters. In addition, after struggling with the female vote in South Carolina, Clinton appears to be leading Obama 47 percent to 28 percent among women.

Tennessee is the buckle of the Bible belt and Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister, appears to be playing well to the state’s evangelical base.

“The key to Mike Huckabee’s success in Tennessee compared to South Carolina is that more GOP voters in the state list moral and family values as a top concern when deciding who to vote for,” Debnam said. “Huckabee is earning the support of those folks by a wide margin.”

Almost a quarter of likely Republican voters, 24 percent, listed moral and family values as their biggest issue – and among these values voters, Huckabee enjoys 53 percent support.

The poll surveyed 753 likely Democratic primary voters and 1,093 likely Republican primary voters on January 28th. The complete poll can be found at

Monday, January 28, 2008

SOTU 2008

Democrats not impressed so far.

Fascists for tax relief! Wahhooo!

Earmarks...I believe they started in Congress around the time of the Contract with America?

I LOVE to see Claire McCaskill (D-MO), even though I've never been to Missouri...I think you know why.

Aannnd there's my gal, Hill'...criticize me if you want to.

Bush attacking what Congressman Blackburn (my "R-TN") calls "socialism"...Dems not impressed (neither am I).

The No Child Left Behind Act is apparently working...who knew?

Speaker Pelosi looks disappointed only a few minutes in...I'll second that.

Dubya supporting free trade yet "Made in America" at the same time. Umm...

Clean energy = + from the G-Funk...then come in coal and nuclear power...if-y.

Stopping greenhouse gases...another +. Except we have to penalize developing countries.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) shown....another crush.

Justice Ginsburg closes her eyes when Dubya starts talking about stem-cell research.

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) remains seated when Dubya mentions New Orleans, as she should.

Dubya and Congress supporting the one can deny, now and forever = +!

Support our troops until the end...again, another +, although they NEED TO START COMING HOME!!!

Timeline denied...another big surprise.

Support for a democratic Israel and Palestine = +.

Polarizing again...increase surveillance on Americans.

Help stop the genocide in Darfur = +.

Increased funding for AIDS relief = +.

THE END (not as bad as I thought it would be...low expectations?).

PS....Why didn't he mention the honorary guests?

Perverted Glenn Beck...Example #65734562

Glenn asks his conservative guest if she's ever pictured Ted Kennedy naked, and based on that picture, how anyone could take Ted seriously.

What a weirdo. Now he's swooning over the fact that Chuck Norris watches his program regularly. I cannot imagine the range of adult videos Glenn has at home.

For any of my readers who think Glenn would look good naked, go immediately to your mirror and say to yourself: "I can do better."

No surprise here....recent Roll Call

Veto Override on Childrens' Health Insurance Program Extension and Improvement -
Vote Failed (260-152, 19 Not Voting)
The House fell 15 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to override President Bush’s veto of this bill reauthorizing and expanding the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted...NO

God bless the "L-word"

Romney: McCain bills favored 'liberal Democrat course'
Published on: 01/28/08

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney wound up his Florida primary campaign on Monday with his most bitter criticism yet of rival John McCain, saying three signature bills the Arizona senator pushed in Congress aimed the country on "a liberal Democrat course."

The former Massachusetts governor said the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance law "hit the First Amendment" with its controls over advertising spending.

He labeled last year's failed McCain-Kennedy immigration bill "the amnesty bill" for a provision that would have allowed illegal immigrants to remain in the country indefinitely. And he said a 2003 McCain-Lieberman energy cap-and-trade bill would have increased energy costs for the average Florida family of four by $1,000.

"If you ask people, 'look at the three things Senator McCain has done as a senator,' if you want that kind of a liberal Democrat course as president, then you can vote for him," Romney told campaign workers who would be manning his phone banks before Tuesday's primary vote. "But those three pieces of legislation, those aren't conservative, those aren't Republican, those are not the kind of leadership that we need as we go forward."

Also on Monday, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani — who has been spending about $1 million a week in advertising in Florida — said he remained hopeful about the outcome, despite polls that show him running a distant third to McCain and Romney.

"The only numbers I'm concerned about are on Election Day," Giuliani said on CBS' "The Early Show."

He said the fact he'd spent so much time in the state will help him on Tuesday. "There was a lot of early voting that was going on. I think we're going to do very well in Florida," he said.

Romney, meanwhile, drew chuckles from the audience when he recalled there was talk during the 2004 campaign of McCain teaming up with Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic presidential nominee, on the opposing party's ticket.

"Had someone asked me that question, there would not have been a nanosecond of thought about it; it would have been an immediate laugh," Romney said. "And, of course, if someone asked him if he would consider me as a running mate, he would have also laughed immediately."

Romney was spending Monday flying around Florida, which offers 57 delegates to the primary winner.

His schedule included stops in Fort Myers, Sanford, Panama City, Jacksonville and St. Petersburg.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Glenn Beck's bringing back the Cold War

Hillary is apparently one of those "liberal fascists". He goes on to equate her with Hugo Chavez, and Stalin (communists), saying that her proposed programs are similar to Stalin's and he had to kill 50 million people to carry them out.


Next comes praise for the Cato Institute. Jeez. OH, come insults against John Edwards and mocking Southerners. Edwards is apparently a communist too, by the way.

Dems come to Tennessee

From today's Tennessean...

Clinton to fight for South, says she's best qualified
She begins Tennessee campaign swing with rally at TSU
January 27, 2008

Despite a resounding defeat in South Carolina on Saturday night, Hillary Clinton is pushing ahead with her efforts to win over Southern voters — starting with a two-day swing through Tennessee.

"The future is now. This is about us, this is about the next generation," Clinton told a cheering crowd of about 2,000 during her town-hall rally at Tennessee State University in Nashville. "If you will stand with me and support me on Feb. 5, we will go ahead into the future."

The polls had barely closed in South Carolina when Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, boarded a plane for Nashville. This morning they were to head for Memphis, where they planned to attend services at Monumental Baptist Church.

"I can't imagine any place I'd rather be than right here in Nashville," she said. After promising not to assault the ears of Music City with a song of her own, Clinton congratulated fellow Democrat Barack Obama on his win and thanked South Carolina voters.

"I'm not asking people to support me because I'm a woman, I'm asking them to support me because I am the best-qualified person for the job," Clinton said during her half-hour stump speech, which was followed by the town-hall- style forum.

State is a challenge

Some of Clinton's biggest applause lines of the night came with her calls for an end to the war in Iraq and to tie the minimum wage to congressional pay raises and her promise to "get those two oil men out of the White House."

Tennessee, a state Clinton's husband carried twice, is one of four Southern states — along with Georgia, Alabama, and Arkansas — that will be voting during the Super Tuesday primary Feb. 5.

And, as in much of the nation, Clinton has her work cut out for her in Tennessee.

Lillian Richmond, 51, came to the rally torn between Clinton and Obama. "We've got a chance to elect the first woman and the first black. We've got history looming over us, and I'm glad to be a part of it," said Richmond, who is looking forward to hearing from more candidates as the primary gets closer.

The remaining Democratic candidates have stepped up their presence in Tennessee. Both Clinton and Obama have opened campaign headquarters and run television ads in the state. John Edwards will hold a campaign rally in Nashville on Monday. Bill Clinton was in town last week, stumping for his wife at Fisk University.

Hillary Clinton found a warm reception at TSU. Supporters lined up for hours before the rally, filing patiently into the Kean gymnasium until the fire marshal was forced to turn the stragglers away as the auditorium reached capacity.

Vendors hawked campaign buttons — images of Wonder Woman and Rosie the Riveter, emblazoned with "Hillary!" The audience snapped them up, one for $5, three for $10.

"It's really inspiring," said Molly Reynolds, a college student from Nashville who already cast an early vote for Clinton. "For me, she's the one who really makes the biggest change, the biggest impact on the country."

Saturday, January 26, 2008

McCain endorsed in Florida, Obama wins SC

Gov. Crist pushes for McCain in the Sunshine State, and Obama will apparently win the Palmetto State. .....Aaaaand the race comes to Dixie. I've already cast my absentee ballot, so we'll see what happens in the rest of the South.

CNN recognizes the Volunteer State

Which Fascist will take good ol' Rocky Top?...

Who will nab Tennessee now that Thompson's out?
Posted: 12:20 PM ET

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Within 30 minutes of Fred Thompson's announcement that he was dropping his bid for the Republican nomination for president, state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey's phonebegan ringing.

Ramsey, who had campaigned heavily for Thompson, said he first heard from Mike Huckabee's campaign. Then it was a personal call from Mitt Romney. Finally a representative for John McCain rang through.

Tennessee may not be among the largest states holding their primaries on Feb. 5, but Thompson's departure on Tuesday suddenly put the Volunteer State into play at a time when the Republican field lacks a clear front-runner.

Ramsey, of Blountville, said he finds himself in unfamiliar territory after having long made up his mind in the race.

"I was for Fred, I studied Fred, I knew about Fred," he said. "The others I hadn't paid that much attention to because I was for Fred."

Ramsey and other Republican officials are unsure about whom to endorse — or indeed whether to change their plans at all since Thompson remains on the ballot.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Stop the B-S...not fair and balanced, Bill-O

Michelle Malkin substituting Bill-O in the summer, and Laura Ingraham in the winter. She specifically says "our candidate" when she refers to the future Republican nominee. NOT fair and balanced.

And I must say that Laura pisses me off more than Michelle. Pleathered Michelle still has comedic anecdotes, just like my Annie! PS...according to Peggy Noonan from the Wall Street Journal, conservatism is "realism"(?).

Pathetic endorsements

McCain: I'm sending Sly Stallone to take care of Chuck Norris
Posted: 11:33 PM ET

(CNN) — Earlier this week, martial arts star Chuck Norris questioned John McCain's ability to serve as president, because of the Arizona senator's age — at 72, he'd be the oldest first-term president in American history.

At Thursday night's debate, McCain had a response for the action star, who has endorsed Republican rival Mike Huckabee:

"Now that Sylvestor Stallone has endorsed me, I'm sending him over to take care of Chuck Norris right away."

Thursday, January 24, 2008

What I consider a true Christian

From CNN (PS...I recommend his book to all liberal Christians)...

Christian author has problem with conservatives

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) -- Donald Miller still loves God and Jesus. Don't misunderstand him.

Five years after he wrote "Blue Like Jazz," Donald Miller's book on Christianity becomes a hit.

His problem is with Christianity, at least how it's often practiced.

"It's a dangerous term so I try to avoid it," said Miller, who considered giving up his career as a Christian writer and leaving the church in 2003 because he couldn't attend services without getting angry.

For him, the word conjured up conservative politics, suburban consumerism and an "insensitivity to people who aren't like us."

To quell his rage, he sat in his boxer shorts and banged out a memoir of his experiences with God, stripped of the trappings of religion.

"Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality" sold just enough to pay a few months rent. Then five years later, spurred by a grass-roots movement of 20-something Christians longing to connect to God without ties to the religious right, the book became a sudden hit.

Fans were buying caseloads and passing out copies to friends. It peaked at No. 18 on The New York Times list of best-sellers among paperback nonfiction in November. He was mobbed by fans after a recent Young Life conference in Orlando where he addressed a crowd of roughly 4,000.

Christians tired of the "life is perfect" mantra of some churches, revel in his ability to talk unashamedly about smoking pot, living in a hippie commune and the notion that God isn't a Republican.

Supporters say Miller's authentic, graceful approach to God has finally given a voice to their brand of Christianity. The book also debuted at a time when the emerging church movement -- which emphasizes the individual's faith experience and varied worship styles -- is flourishing, signaling a fertile audience for such religious musings among more socially liberal evangelicals.

Watching TBN one night on TV, Miller, 36, realized the conservative religious network was many people's baseline for Christianity. He wanted to change that.

"These people are absurd. I've been a Christian all my life and I don't even know Christians this weird," said the Portland, Oregon-based writer, who is single.

In his book, Miller describes his disdain for the us vs. them mentality between Christians and non-Christians.

"I felt, once again, that there was this underlying hostility for homosexuals and Democrats and, well, hippie types. I cannot tell you how much I did not want liberal or gay people to be my enemies. I liked them," he wrote. "The real issue in the Christian community was that (love) was conditional ... You were loved in word, but there was, without question, a social commodity that was being withheld from you until you shaped up."

Dave Morton was also growing cold on the church when he picked up Miller's book.

"The perspective that was refreshing to me was that your Christian faith doesn't have to look exactly like everybody's else's," said Morton, a 28-year-old ski instructor from Bend, Oregon. "It kind of inspired me to pursue God again with a fresh perspective."

Brad Jones, a 30-year-old youth pastor at a conservative Southern Baptist Church in South Florida, said he felt alone in his desire for more authentic dialogue about God.

"My thoughts on faith aren't really going along with everyone else and then I read this and said, 'That's what I've been thinking the whole time,"' he said.

Miller's book embraces cultural relevance, not cultural dominance, he said.

"The typical judgmental, hate-filled, bigoted, more people knew what we were against than what we were for," mentality has little to do with the real God, Jones said.

Some experts say Miller and authors like him are in sync with a generation of young adults who very much believes in God, Jesus and the basics of Christianity, but are struggling to balance their conservative Christian upbringings with a culture that embraces a go-along-to get-along philosophy.

"People like Donald Miller are speaking almost like a prophet of a new age and describing the landscape in a way people who feel comfortable in that landscape really couldn't articulate before," said David Kinnaman, a researcher for The Barna Group and author of "Unchristian."

Critics call Miller's works casual and glib and that he strays from biblical truths when he downplays homosexuality and other sins.

One such critic, Shane Walker, says Miller presents Jesus as a "nice fellow who meets one at the campfire and swaps stories." He forgets to remind readers that Jesus is also a judge and avenger who "wants to save you from his just wrath," according to his review for "Blue Like Jazz" , an organization designed to help local churches re-establish their biblical bearings.

Miller, who is almost disappointingly normal looking in jeans and a blue button-down shirt, says "toeing the party line for the church is not my job; telling the truth is my job. I don't fear saying that certain Republican policies are painful for God to endure."

Miller has sold more than a million books, including "Searching for God Knows What," and republished his first book, "Through Painted Deserts," which sold dismally before his "Blue Like Jazz" fame. He also travels much of the year for speaking engagements.

"When I wrote this book I felt like I was stuffing a message in a bottle," Miller said.

Like the old Police song, Miller's beach is now flooded with responses.

"There's this connection of 'Hey, we're not alone in this boat."'

Marsha on Freddie's exit

Not really in response to Freddie, but I can imagine a similar face when she got the news!!! "Say wha'?"

Republican stupidity in the TN State Legislature

From the TNDP...


The Tennessee Republican Party has been throwing accusations at some of their own. TNGOP called the 2007-2008 budget a "folly" and "reckless" after forty-seven Republicans voted in favor of the plan including Senate Speaker Sen. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) and House Minority Leader Rep. Jason Mumpower (R-Bristol). Rep. Glen Casada (R-College Grove) piled on the acrimony claiming out-of-session spending (which is approved by Senate Finance Chairman Sen. Raymond Finney (R-Maryville) and passed with the same 47 Republican legislators in the FY07-08 budget) contributed to "exorbitant spending" in the state.

The disarray Republicans find themselves in is only buoyed by SJR 127, a perennial resolution to add language in the Tennessee Constitution eliminating a woman's right to an abortion in the hypothetical situation that Roe v. Wade is overturned. Senate Speaker Sen. Ramsey previously indicated the purpose of the legislation "was to limit abortions."

But even this resolution indicates confusion within the Republican Party and their values. A Democratic-sponsored amendment to protect a woman's right to an abortion in the case of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is at stake was opposed by Sens. Diane Black (R-Gallatin) and Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet). Both Senators state in a 2002 Project VoteSmart survey that they would vote in favor of legislation protecting abortion in the case of at least one of the exemptions highlighting a change of heart during an election year when their party is struggling.

Finally with Thompson's exit, two Tennessee Senators, four Congressmen, two ex-Governor's, two ex-Senator's, three ex-Congressmen, and virtually all of the Republicans in the state legislature are left without a White House aspirant to support.

This includes my dear friend, Marsha. I'm guessing she'll ask for Romney's forgiveness.

Annie re: McCain

Another poorly written column (what else do you expect?), but here we go with the snippets...

And one question: how old is Bob Dole these days?

Of course, I might lie constantly too, if I were seeking the Republican presidential nomination after enthusiastically promoting amnesty for illegal aliens, Social Security credit for illegal aliens, criminal trials for terrorists, stem-cell research on human embryos, crackpot global warming legislation and free speech-crushing campaign-finance laws.

I might lie too, if I had opposed the Bush tax cuts, a marriage amendment to the Constitution, waterboarding terrorists and drilling in Alaska.

Seeking even more favorable press from The New York Times, McCain launched an unprovoked attack against the Rev. Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, calling them "agents of intolerance."

Unlike the phantom "black love child" calls, there's documentary evidence of this smear campaign.

To ensure he would get full media coverage for that little gem, McCain alerted the networks in advance that he planned to attack their favorite whipping boys. Newspaper editors across the country stood in awe of McCain's raw bravery. The New York Times praised him in an editorial that said the Republican Party "has for too long been tied to the cramped ideology of the Falwells and the Robertsons."

Though McCain generally votes pro-life -- as his Arizona constituency requires -- he embraces the loony lingo of the pro-abortion set, repeatedly assuring his pals in the media that he opposes the repeal of Roe v. Wade because it would force women to undergo "illegal and dangerous operations."

Come to think of it, Dole is a million times better than McCain. Why not run him again?

Oops...McCain better learn his world leaders

I won't post the website I got this from since it advertises Rush Limbaugh and is right-leaning...but a lil humor I found...

McCain Misstep: Putin Not German Prez

"I was in a conference in Germany over the weekend and President Putin of Germany gave one of the old Cold War style speeches"

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Annie and MM are pissed!!!

California Rep. Duncan Hunter, a former presidential candidate, announced Wednesday he is endorsing Mike Huckabee’s White House bid.

“I got to know Governor Huckabee well on the campaign trail,” Huckabee said in a statement. “Of the remaining candidates I feel that he is strongly committed to strengthening national defense, constructing the border fence and meeting the challenge of China’s emergence as a military superpower that is taking large portions of America’s industrial base.

“Along with these issues of national security, border enforcement and protecting the U.S. industrial base, I see another quality of Mike Huckabee’s candidacy that compels my endorsement,” he added. “Mike Huckabee is a man of outstanding character and integrity. I saw that character over the last year of campaigning and was greatly impressed. The other Republican candidates have many strengths and I wish them all well.”

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A lot of news today

Heath Ledger is no longer with us, Freddie is out of the race, ...and what I'm happy about...

Bill-O encourages a boycott of Exxon-Mobil (for different reasons than my own) and hopefully some fascists will listen to him.

I can't cover the stories I mentioned as much as I'd like to, but I'm pretty sure y'all have heard some of the details.

Monday, January 21, 2008

TN Congressional Roll Call

S-MINER Act - Vote Passed (214-199, 17 Not Voting)
The House passed the S-MINER Act in an attempt to improve mine safety standards.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted NO

National Defense Authorization Act, FY2008 - Vote Passed (369-46, 15 Not Voting)
On Wednesday the House approved a modified version of the defense authorization bill, which addressed concerns that caused the President to unexpectedly veto the original bill last month.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted YES

HOPE VI Improvement and Reauthorization Act - Vote Passed (271-130, 29 Not Voting)
The House passed this bill to reauthorize the HOPE VI grant program that revitalizes severely distressed public housing.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted NO

Stop, stop, stop!!!


Freddie in Georgia

From the AJC...

The Fred Thompson lifeboat in Georgia just a little lighter.

Senate President pro tem Eric Johnson of Savannah, the ranking Republican in that chamber and one of the leaders of the draft-Fred movement last year, is switching to presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Johnson said he’s got no special knowledge of whether Thompson, who finished third in South Carolina on Saturday, will be pulling out of the Republican contest.

“I don’t know if he’s pulling out today or tomorrow or not at all,” Johnson told us from Savannah. “But clearly Fred Thompson is not going to be the nominee.”

Expect more defections. “All of the campaigns are reaching out to the Thompson people,” the senator said.

Stupid white supremacists desecrate the Stars & Bars once again

What a way to show your "Southern pride" pissing off the rest of the country and desecrating MLK's legacy. Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, Jacksonville, etc...all sigh.

Congrats to Charlie Daniels

The newest member of the Grand Ole Opry!!!

MLK's dream...hopefully still alive

Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Newsflash: Annie (get-your-gun) Coulter is sad sad sad!

"South Carolinians voting for McCain has led me to lose my hope for humanity."

Aww, Annie, there will always be fascists to support you and the far-right crazies.

Who will win the Black vote?

I love how FOX News slips in words like "this is sorta an unscientific poll"...but who's gonna win the Blacks? I'm happy that Hill' has won most of the support from the Black establishment in Atlanta, including Rep. John Lewis and former Atlanta mayors, but will the young Blacks come out for Obama like they did up north?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Back to the Opry

It's been too long since I put an old school Opry clip here we go with 'Ida Red'.

The G-Funk's official stance

Sunday --- Go Chargers and Giants!!! (Actually, I just want N.E. to lose.) This season is done for me.

Hill' + The Strip

Hillary '08

Friday, January 18, 2008

Blackburn: No taxes, just jobs!!!

Rep. Blackburn Reacts To President's Call For Economic Stimulus

Washington, Jan 18 - Reacting to President Bush's call on Congress to quickly enact an economic growth package, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) made the following comments:

"The best economic stimulus is a job. The President's proposal is a step in the right direction, but a one time shot in the arm won't do enough to ensure that businesses continue to grow and employers continue to hire. That means permanently extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, extending sales tax deductibility for TN, and enacting fundamental tax relief that business can count on for years to come. Even if the President's plan is enacted as proposed, the specter of expiring tax cuts will limit economic growth. Short term economic stimulus and a long term growth package that includes making tax cuts permanent and tax equity for Tennessee families must be passed simultaneously."

Jobs...what a novel about helping those who can't find a job? Are we relying on the "trickle down" effect?

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tennesseans: Vote, y'all!!!


Early voting begins today through January 31st. Plan ahead and check your early voting location and hours. All voting locations will be closed on Monday, January 21, for Martin Luther King Day.

By noon on the first day of early voting in Davidson County already 534 Democrats arrived to vote at the polls following the strong Democratic trends in Iowa and New Hampshire. Be a part of early voter turnout, and take part in the Democratic message of change.


Bernie Goldberg asserts that homeless vets are crazy and addicted to drugs...not because they are traumatized by the horror they've seen overseas, just because they are. Accept it, America!

The rest of the hour --- nothing.

HOWEVER, I'm going to go out on a ledge again and note that the flicker included a statement made by Huckabee that flying the Stars & Bars is a subject of states' rights. I concur. Damnit. The statement about homosexuality...idiocy, once again.

First I'm a Communist, now I'm a Fascist...I'm so confused!!!

By E&P Staff Published:
January 16, 2008 12:15 AM ET updated 4:00 PM

NEW YORK Columnist Jonah Goldberg stopped by Comedy Central's "Daily Show" on Wednesday night to tout his provocative new book, "Liberal Fascism." Jon Stewart clearly didn't buy the premise, asking at one point in exasperation, "Organic food is fascist???" and "I must say you are unbelieavably misrepresenting" what the Progressive era was all about.

Most touchy moment for Jonah came when Stewart asked him if one of the things he was against was people throwing around the charge "fascism" far too easily. Jonah said yes, then Stewart picked up a copy of the book and simply pointed to the title, "Liberal Fascism" -- adding, so why are you doing this? Goldberg got angry at one point and accused Stewart of not reading his book.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I have to

After an extremely long trip back to Atlanta from DC (which involved a random layover at JFK...umm?), I am tired and hungry. But, as y'all know, Annie Coultergeist provides me with enough junk-food to last for days. So here are a few good snippets from her most recent crappy column...

Assuming any actual Republicans are voting for McCain -- or for liberals' new favorite candidate for us, Mike Huckabee -- this column is for you.

The candidate Republicans should be clamoring for is the one liberals are feverishly denouncing. That is Mitt Romney by a landslide.

Liberals claim to be enraged at Romney for being a "flip-flopper." I've looked and looked, and the only issue I can find that Romney has "flipped" on is abortion. When running for office in Massachusetts -- or, for short, "the Soviet Union" -- Romney said that Massachusetts was a pro-choice state and that he would not seek to change laws on abortion.

Romney's first race was against Sen. Teddy Kennedy -- whom he came closer to beating than any Republican ever had. If Romney needed to quote "The Communist Manifesto" to take out that corpulent drunk, all men of good will would owe him a debt of gratitude.

And, of course, Romney is a Mormon. Even a loser Mormon like Sen. Harry Reid claims to be pro-life. So having a candidate with a wacky religion isn't all bad.

I'm so happy to be back home with Annie...and I'm sure Mitt is even happier that he's won her support(?)!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Another hiatus

I'll be in DC until next Wednesday for a conference...posts will resume next week!

I guess Freddie is the winner

As MM puts it...

If only Thompson had been as tough on McCain as he was on Huckabee tonight.

Maybe MM should move to's a Tennessee hotspot! It's mighty close to Pulaski (the hometown of the KKK) and Lewisburg (where my friends and I went to the drive-in movies).

Thursday, January 10, 2008

First in the South...stereotype lingers...we're supposed to be dumb

McCain first points to improving community colleges --- forget universities.

Giuliani has to defend his proposed tax cuts which even the Dubya admin says would be devastating. Answer: cut funding to all federal agencies. Umm...ok?

Uh oh...back to arguments about who's the reincarnation of Reagan.

Why is Ron Paul being asked about adding gov't programs? He's libertarian!

Freddie targets the lower-income class...traitor to us Southern dumbies!!!

Here we go onto life, marriage, evangelism, 2nd amendment, blah blah by that's the way to appeal to Southern Fascists!!! (PS...the 2nd amendment is just as important as the 1st?)


Romney = right-to-life, and he's Reagan too!

Freddie, like the Coultergeist, calls Huckabee a getting the support of the NEA and wanting to ban smoking in public places. How dare he infringe upon states' rights by promoting public health!!! (Note that Freddie comes from my home state that has one of the worst public health records in the country.)

Giuliani is Reagan now.

Ron Paul's got the balls...admits the fascist coalition is breaking up.

FOREIGN POLICY --- you know the usual lingo (except for Ron Paul...holla).

I'm sorry...I'm bored = done with the fascist debate.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Bill-O points to media advocacy

According to Bill-O, far-left media outlets like CNN and NBC are highly supportive of Obama while they slam Hillary Clinton. Now he is defending Clinton...reminding me of a recent exchange I had with my friend there a hidden agenda on behalf of FOX News, unfair and imbalanced?

However, I do think that Hillary has been nitpicked by ALL media outlets. Just my 2 cents. Apparently, tearing up for one minute = not fit to lead our country.

OK,'re making this personal now

From MM's syndicated, fascist column...

Many will point to Hillary’s watery-eyed performance at a Portsmouth rally on Monday as a watershed moment. Down in the polls and facing imminent defeat, the erstwhile anti-Tammy Wynette turned on the spigot and played damsel in distress: “It’s not easy, and I couldn’t do it if I didn’t passionately believe it was the right thing to do. You know, I have so many opportunities from this country. I just don’t want to see us fall backward, you know?”

The steely voice — infamous for uttering profanities at staffers, state troopers and her Secret Service detail, bellowing at the Bush administration and Rush Limbaugh, and imitating a fiery Southern drawl — turned drippy: “You know, this is very personal for me. It’s not just political; it’s not just public. I see what’s happening, and we have to reverse it.” Insert heartfelt pauses and choke-ups as directed.

My dear, pleathered, fascist MM...don't even begin to bring out the Southern card. Do you know how many of your candidates play that hand? Let me see...I already posted about Freddie counting on the South for his impending comeback, and Huckabee's speech tonight was almost COMPLETELY focused on the similarities between New Englanders and Deep Southerners. If sadness results in a slight drawl while tearing up/speaking, I'm sure you'd even be charged with faking a Southern heritage...assuming that you've ever been sad or teared up.

There...I'm done for the night.
(Oh, one PS...who says erstwhile? Reminds me of the Coultergeist trying to use old English words in her columns to disguise her intoxication.)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tuesday, January and out

She took on that granite.
...and let me summarize every fascist blog since Hillary's win was announced: *cringe*. I guess the fascists believe a Dem woman has a better chance of winning than a black man, or else why would they care? Helloooo...primaries, not the general election.

McCain's speech = F-

If John was giving this speech in graduate school, undergrad, high school, and maybe even middle school, he would most surely get an "F-". I think he's looked up from the podium about twice...once being while his supporters were chanting "U-S-A", and the other during "Mac is back".

Maybe he's just getting off on the moment and trying to stay focused, but doesn't this kinda win deserve a face-to-face, casual, "thank you" speech?

OK...watching him is making me laugh now. I'm giving props to Romney.

Freddie admits that it comes down to Dixie

From the AP...

With his Republican rivals jockeying for victory in New Hampshire, presidential hopeful Fred Thompson sought Tuesday to boost his support in this early voting state considered critical to his campaign.

“I don’t know of any better place to stand my ground and test my case than in South Carolina,” Thompson told a couple of hundred people at a pancake house in the northern part of the state as he began an 11-day bus tour.

Several hours later, he said primary results in New Hampshire and in Michigan on Jan. 15 will factor into whether he stays in the race — but that South Carolina will be key.

“This is where we make our stand — this is where I have chosen to make my stand,” Thompson told a crowd at a barbecue restaurant. He later told reporters he needs to do well in South Carolina, which votes Jan. 19.

“There’s no question about it. It could prove at the end of the day that South Carolina is determinative as far as I’m concerned, but we’re not there yet,” he said.
.......I'll vouch for Tennessee...way too many Freddie '08 bumper stickers!

Whose choice?

From the LA Times...

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jason Baier talks often to the little boy he calls Jamie. He imagines this boy -- his son -- with blond hair and green eyes, chubby cheeks, a sweet smile.

But he'll never know for sure.

His fiancee's sister told him about the abortion after it was over. Baier remembers that he cried. The next weeks and months go black. He knows he drank far too much. He and his fiancee fought until they broke up. "I hated the world," he said.

Baier, 36, still longs for the child who might have been, with an intensity that bewilders him: "How can I miss something I never even held?"

These days, he channels the grief into activism in a burgeoning movement of "post-abortive men." Abortion is usually portrayed as a woman's issue: her body, her choice, her relief or her regret. This new movement -- both political and deeply personal in nature -- contends that the pronoun is all wrong.

"We had abortions," said Mark B. Morrow, a Christian counselor. "I've had abortions."

I can't help but wonder why Mr. Baier wasn't told about the abortion. Hmm...I only have about 100 potential reasons in my head so far...I'll keep thinking.

As far as I know, men do have reproductive freedom, but I guess that may just be a few of us.

Thank you, Tennessean...

for giving Williamson County Dems some props (*smile ear to ear*)!!!


Although I would normally NEVER do this, I have to hand it to LSU. Since the Gators had a horrific season, at least we still have another SEC champion!!!
...........and so with the Jags being the G-Funk's last favored team this season, I'm gonna take the pessimistic route and say that my football posts will be coming to an end very soon.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Guns + Huckabee

I'm gonna admit that I support the 2nd amendment (for sane Americans who aren't preparing for a race war...ask me, I have some stories to support that), but Huckabee is asking his fellow fascist candidates when they last shot a semi-automatic weapon, because apparently he has recently. Baptist minister, semi-automatic weapons...I don't get it.

From the WCDP

Happy New Year Williamson County Democrats!

I think it appropriate to open this Year with a One year in - One year out message from the Williamson County Democratic Party Chair. Though it is not exactly a year on either side from Nov. 2006 nor Nov 2008, I trust that you will allow the phrasing along with the lengthily nature of this letter. I will otherwise keep my postings to this Newsgroup event informative and brief.

In the past 7 years we Democrats have witnessed our Governance being over run by Neo-Conservatives who along with a compliant and irresponsible media have nearly managed to create an alternate world of ……….Neo-Conservative reality. I believe they are systematically self destructing.

While admitting that the sun doesn’t simply shine every time a Democratic Politician makes a move - it is quite a bit sunnier in America since November 2006. Knowing full well the Republican minority’s dis- pleasure with the Democratic Majority in Washington; let’s not forget that it is yet the Neo-Con Republican political agenda to impede progress in Washington on behalf of We the People while shouting “Do Nothing Congress”. See everything Marsha Blackburn (R) says - every time she says anything for a fine example. This tack will serve their political goal through the upcoming election, but it will not serve it well enough. And I truly hope to hear less of those among us parrot this distorted sentiment. Let’s remember that the Democrats in Washington do not have a super majority, do not have the power to change policy, over ride Presidential Veto’s or Republican filibusters. The Republicans will continue to call us in-effective for every time we get only 9 of their Senators to come on board. OK, I’m done venting on that front!

Though we were unable to deliver a victory for Mary Parker and send her to the State Senate in 2006, we did turnout 38% from our county in her favor. Folks, that is not bad for a place where we are rumored to be severely outnumbered. We can do better in the future and we must. The next Census is in 2010 which mandates the Majority Party at the Tennessee State Assembly to oversee congressional re-districting. This could be devastating to Tennessee Democrats if we lose majority. Think Tom Delay’s Texas in Tennessee. If anybody out there has any desire to run for State House or Senate – please call me and let’s begin talking about it. We need to recruit Democrats to run for public office at the Tennessee State Assembly.

In short – we are doing everything we can to improve our visibility, presence and effectiveness. We are still in the minority in Williamson County but – THAT COULD CHANGE! I believe it could change in November 2008. I like our choices for President and I like our chances. We also have a candidate running for TN State House (district 78 / Fairview): David Davidson. (More on David Davidson soon).

God willing, we still may have a Candidate to challenge Marsha!

We are all in this together, and I’m Proud to be a Williamson County Democrat. I hope you are too.


Todd Sharp

Williamson County Democratic Party - Chair

Sunday, January 6, 2008


RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (CNN) -- Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination was her own fault, the country's president, Pervez Musharraf, said in an interview that aired Sunday on U.S. television.

Bhutto sits on stage at a campaign rally minutes before her assassination.

"For standing up outside the car, I think it was she to blame alone -- nobody else. Responsibility is hers," the former general told CBS' "60 Minutes."

Bhutto was killed December 27 in Rawalpindi, south of the Pakistani capital Islamabad, while she was standing in an armored moving car after rallying supporters for now-postponed parliamentary elections. Her head was above the roof and unprotected at the time of the attack.

JAX pulled go Titans!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Wildcards start today!