War Funding Round Two!

For a second time, Congress is arguing over a supplemental funding bill for the G.W. Bush War in Iraq. As you all know by now, Congress set a new course for the war in Iraq. It provided a way forward for the Iraqi people, and laid a path to bring our Troops home. Sure it had riders on it to provide funding for some of the pressing problems faced in this country.

But the idiot we have in the Whitehouse chose to veto the Iraq spending bill. Why? His stupid pride was hurt.

This president has a revenge-obsession with Iraq and continues to play like the three monkeys or at least two, he closes his eyes and covers his ears to the truth of this occupation. He could give a damn about the U.S. troops who have died in Iraq, a number approaching 3,400 men and women, not to mention the deaths tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis. The farce of a president has thrown away over $427 billion of taxpayers hard earned money in Iraq, a vast amount of it has been stolen by unscrupulous U.S. contractors. This is $1423.00 for every man, woman and child in this country.

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What Rights Do We Have?

The Constitution is a living document. It is also our most precious historical document. All that America is and all that it will be is grounded in this document. But regardless of how precious it is there comes times when it must be amended to reflect the progress made in a more modern world.

We should interpret the Constitution as it fits our world today, but we must not take it to extremes. I would suggest that for abortion, gay marriage and gay rights, that there should be amendments. But as to privacy, we should let the Supreme Court hash it out and then we can rely on precedents. I believe that this mixing of the two would make this the living document that our founding fathers wanted it to be.

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Is Gore the modern Jefferson?

I saw "The Inconvenient Truth" and then read several hatchet articles by right wingers that attempted to refute it, they failed to do so. One even went to far as to say that Gore was trying to be a biblical prophet since he was predicting vast worldwide flooding if the present trend isn't reversed. Utter nonsense.

The one thing that impresses me about Al Gore is that he is a man with an open mind, he is willing to think as Thomas Jefferson did, not close his mind as George W. Bush has done. Does this get him into trouble, probably, but he is willing to step back up to the plate and take another swing towards a different direction if required. Unlike bulldozer Bush who only knows "stay the course", and who believes in the words of Adolf Hitler, "What luck for rulers that men do not think."

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Clean Elections The Time Has Come!

For far too long, incumbents and prolific fundraisers have held an overwhelming advantage in any election. Grassroots candidates usually don't stand much of a chance, as they don't get to use the trappings of office to spread their messages for free, and they usually don't have the money to wage a viable campaign. Money is playing an increasingly important role in politics today.

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Right and Popular

Tom Hughes of DFA recently sent out a letter asking for direction on DFA's lobbying of Congress.

The subject line suggested that my answers would be known as the "McBride Doctrine" perhaps a play to get a better response, as I am sure there are a lot of people with egos who jumped at the chance to have the DFA policy be known as their doctrine... It won't happen that way folks.

He said,

"March 19 will mark the beginning of a fourth year of war in Iraq with no sign of when our troops will come home. In the last election, we told Congress to change the course. Now, we need to tell them how."
(Tom, it's the start of the fifth year not the fourth)

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Apples and Oranges

I am sick of the Republican spin masters such Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, who declared

"The reason we are here on Saturday playing stupid political games ... is because our colleagues on the other side of the aisle are afraid to take a vote on cutting off funding."

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No Sure Bet!

Iowa, New Hampshire are still a year away, yet all the political types are talking about Obama and Clinton and now Edwards. We have a long way to go before selecting the Democratic nominee so we all need to slow down and smell the roses. After all it is Valentines Day.

Here in Southern Illinois, in the region where I came of age in the 1950s and '60s, the home of the Paul's (Paul Powell and Paul Simon) and Glenn Poshard, I hear a lot about Hillary Clinton and it is not good. The local Democrats are lining up behind Obama, most because he is from Illinois. But there is very weak support for Senator Clinton.

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Stand Up for America!

The time has come to, as John Edwards said in his speech before the DNC Saturday February 2nd "to Stand up for America."

To me the way to Stand Up is to push our elected representatives to end the war in Iraq, and to impeach both Bush and Cheney ... to Stand Up and return America to its greatness in the eyes of the World.

"My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth." Abraham Lincoln

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Our Constitution Works!

The recently passing of, former President Gerald Ford who said, "Our Constitution Works, We The People Rule", reminds us that our government is of law, one that represents WE The People, and it does work.

Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. Abraham Lincoln

One cannot look at the durable wisdom of our Constitution, and recall the deep commitment that unites our country, but one must think about the times that this same Constitution has come under attack.

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John Edwards Speech at DNC Winter Meeting TODAY!

Washington, D.C.
February 2, 2007

Thank you.

We're all here together - but why are we here?

Why are we here?

We are here because somewhere in America an eight-year old girl goes to sleep hungry, a little girl who ought to be drawing pictures and learning multiplication cries herself to sleep, praying that her father, who has been out of work for two years, will get a job again. It doesn't have to be that way.

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