by nikkid, Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 06:38:45 PM EST
As a pro-choice woman who has voted and supported candidates who are pro-choice for decades, the Stupak-Pitts amendment that just passed through the house in the HCR bill is unacceptable and will be the straw that breaks the camel's back for me regarding my votes and support of the Democratic party in the future should it come to pass.
If Barack Obama actually SIGNED this into legislation, I would leave the party for good and never look back.
by nikkid, Tue Sep 29, 2009 at 12:18:33 PM EDT
The Senate Finance committe "debated" 2 public options - both failed.
The 1st one had 5 "No" votes from the following Democratic Senators: Baucus, Lincoln, Conrad, Nelson and Carper.
The 2nd option had 3 "No" votes from Dem Senators: Baucus, Lincoln, and Conrad.
Shame on all of the Democratic Senators who voted against these options.
by nikkid, Mon Aug 17, 2009 at 07:43:33 AM EDT
Obama has run a nearly flawless administration and I've been wondering how he could be handling the health care argument so poorly. It simply doesn't fit with how he ran his campaign and his first few months in office.
Suddenly, here we are at the center of the key issue in the election, and Obama and the Dems are ceding to the Republicans?
It doesn't make sense. I thought he (and the Dems) were too smart for this.
But what if this is all part of the plan?
by nikkid, Tue May 26, 2009 at 06:10:20 AM EDT
Just a quick note to state that at 10am today the California Supreme Court will rule on Prop 8 as well as the 18,000 marriages that took place prior to Prop 8's ruling.
Am hoping that the mods at MYDD will have live streaming.
by nikkid, Wed Mar 04, 2009 at 05:50:14 AM EST
On Thursday, March 5th the CA Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the overturning of Prop 8.
Tomorrow, those interested will be able to watch live streaming of the court proceedings on the California Channel, link here:
by nikkid, Mon Feb 16, 2009 at 08:02:13 PM EST
A Woman Was Beheaded in New York by her Husband!
Shine a light on this story which is being overlooked by the media, but is being circulated as a press release by New York's NOW Chapter:
by nikkid, Thu Jan 22, 2009 at 06:01:42 PM EST
For those of you that like news and updates just on Hillary - here's a great new blog that I found:
It's from a website called Foreign Policy.
The blog is titled "Madame Secretary" - "an obsessive blog about Hillary Clinton".
It's fun, informative with daily updates, pictures, video.
It's not a "Puma" blog that bashes Obama - it's just all about Hillary.
Also - this is probably connected to the change.gov website that Obama/transition team put together, but here's another site:
It is the new U.S. Department of State website, it also has alot of info on Hillary's new role, as well as outlining the goals and role of the State Department.
by nikkid, Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 04:53:42 AM EST
Congratulations to Barack and Michelle Obama - it is YOUR day.
Congratulations to all African Americans - your long awaited moment has come.
Congratulations to the Youth of our Nation - it is a new day and the torch has been passed to you.
Congratulations to all of you that worked so hard for Obama's campaign, that believed in him and voted for him.
Congratulations to all of us Democrats - it is our day, a day we can be so proud of.
Congratulations to the United States of America - we have moved beyond hate and division and have (finally) embraced hope and unity.
Congratulations to the World - A new has dawned.
Congratulations Everyone - Change has come.
by nikkid, Tue Dec 30, 2008 at 10:44:22 AM EST
I read a great article in HuffPo about W's legacy (or lack thereof), that some in the media are claiming that he "kept us safe", (so that is his legacy), but many are failing to mention that 9/11 happened on HIS watch in spite of all the warning signs.
The article by Paul Abrams can be read here:
So, looking back over the President's in MY lifetime, I thought I'd rate them on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 = horrible, 10 = perfect). Kind of a fun Year End game that you might want to do too.....
by nikkid, Sun Dec 28, 2008 at 06:36:27 AM EST
Gallup released it's annual "Most Admired" List for the year.
No surprise here:
Obama was #1 at 32% the Most Admired Man
Hillary was #2 at 20% and the Most Admired Woman
Strange to see that George W was #2 in the Man column along with Sarah Palin.
This is Hillary's 7th consecutive year as the Most Admired Woman and the 13th Year she has been in the Top Ten.
Obama is the first President-elect since Eisenhower to make the Most Admired Man list.