by PRESIDENT0707, Wed Jan 17, 2007 at 12:24:56 PM EST
by PoorBensJournal, Tue Jan 02, 2007 at 10:09:59 AM EST
Jan 1 2007
Thankfully, 2006 has ended and a new year has begun..
2006 was a year of political unrest, exasperation and confusion. The past year wrought further erosion and destabilization to the Middle East. Our own governments' misjudgment and error added to the tragic loss of lives and the needless destruction of much-needed infrastructure in Iraq, together with the deprivation of even the most basic of civilized needs. All of these things have resulted in the tragic, and almost total destabilization of Iraq. To further complicate matters, our inadequate planning for the Middle East was reason enough for Iran to fill the political vacuum in the region and become a major power. In the meantime, by consorting with it's Russian and Chinese friends while openly defying the rest of the world, Iran will soon have it''s own ability to build nuclear bombs.
At the behest of the U.S., Israel's political situation was further complicated by elections that brought Hamas, the radical group of Palestinians to power. We ask, why hadn't our government realized how extremely popular Hamas had become? And, why hadn't Israel known of Hamas' popularity and speak out against the elections? Perhaps answers will be forthcoming in the future.
The elections of 2006 have brought us a much-needed change in Washington. No longer does George Bush command a Republican majority that became known as "The Do-nothing Congress." A Congress that would march to the beat of Mr. Bush's drum. A Congress that set a new record for the fewest number of days in session. A Congress that angered and humiliated the American people by it's criminality, it's deviant debauchery and scandal.
It was the will of the American people that chose to change our nation's direction by electing a Democratic majority. Make no mistake, final judgement for our nation's future is the property of the American people. Those who serve in government, serve at the pleasure of the American people. The American people expect full cooperation on the part of the president and the legislature to bring us back to the proud heritage of our forefathers. Many ill-conceived programs were forced upon the American people, both here and abroad, during the past six years. These programs must be rescinded at the earliest possible date. All of us must be ever-watchful of the new Congress and it's activities. America expects the new leadership to be strong and to challenge this president at every turn. Our government's concern should never have focused on this president and his political advisors but on what's best for the American people and our nation.
by WeDemocrats, Mon Jan 01, 2007 at 12:18:07 AM EST
As 2006 ends and 2007 begins, each of us must not only make the traditional resolutions, but resolve that we have had enough (remember our cry during the election), that we are not going to take it lying down any longer.
Six long years end, as we begin a run of the last two years of the Bush administration. An administration rote with abuse, corruption and intimidation.
Most of the American people have set back and watched as Bush and his cohorts have did their best to tear up the Constitution, leaving it frayed and bruised. Set back and watched as Diebold has disenfranchised their vote. Set back as our elected Representatives in Congress have been corrupted, and intimidated into allowing this destruction of our Constitution.
by DMIer, Fri Dec 22, 2006 at 12:18:01 PM EST
(Crossposted from (DMIBlog.com))
Last week the blogs were been buzzing - or more accurately, guffawing over a piece by a rightwing columnist claiming that consuming soy makes babies gay. (Clearly, somebody needs to visit soy-loving Asia and read up on some basic science and gender studies texts but what do you expect). This great video by the folks at Politics TV does a smart and hilarious send-up of the "debate". If you're the person who hasn't seen it yet, do watch the video here.
Seriously loony, right? Well the Eye on the Right section of the Drum Major Institute's Year In Review reveals a better connected but just as nutty attack on all things soy authored by rightwing think tank, The Competitive Enterprise Institute.
In their report called "Put a Stop to 'Big Tofu" the think tank wrote "More powerful than Big Business or Big Oil is Big Tofu, which is exerting its coercive influence on the American diet." It should be no surprise that the CEI sticks up for big oil - going so far as to even deny global warming - because their funding comes from Texaco and Amoco.
by robliberal, Wed Dec 20, 2006 at 08:02:15 AM EST
Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell has indicated he plans to challenge Gov. Kathleen Blanco for the Democratic nomination for governor. Campbell is a farmer and businessman who served 27 years in the Louisiana Senate before being elected Public Service Commission in 2002 to represent the North Louisiana district of 24 parishes with over 1 million people. He has been a frequent critic of corporate power, corruption, and special interests and will run a populist style campaign in a state that has a long tradition of electing populist politicians.