Thursday, November 30, 2006
Its official: Chandler is out.
Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsac announces Prez bid.
Iranian President calls us "Noble Americans". Flattery will get him NO WHERE!
Labels: Middle East
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Baker Commission likely to propose four options for Iraq.
Fletcher bounces back in new poll, Harper announces bid and Chandler re-considers.
In another related story, Billy Harper formally announces his campaign bid and my sources tell me that Chandler is facing (and could be bowing to) enormous pressure to re-consider a run.
Robert Gates refreshes the air on Iraq.
Bill Frist: "season" is not right for Presidential bid.
Grayson's proposals should be implemented!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
President Bush's Middle East blunders.
And so it goes.
Seinfeld's "Kramer's" Jewishness disputed.
Hal Rogers' run is likely a "no go".
Monday, November 27, 2006
Stumbo may turn merit files over to the Feds.
More questions: Was this "let's turn it all over to the Feds" Stumbo's angle all along, or was he holding the "political trump card" just in case Gov. Fletcher filed for re-election -- is it merely a coincidence that Stumbo let his intentions be known just as the ink on the Gov.'s filing papers was barely dry?
Breaking news: Fletcher files for re-election.
Aide: Chandler out as candidate.
Lessons from 2006 national elections.
What's clear to me? the none-of-the-above category is the political force to be watched in 2008 and beyond, as Democratic voters are on the decline, Republicans stagnant and the ranks of independents swelling as we speak. So stay tuned. 2008 will be exciting in the political world as both parties learn to adjust to a new political reality.
Quotes for the week.
1) "With an increasingly diverse population in the United States, we [Republicans] rely too much on white guys for our voters."
- Ken Mehlman, Outgoing Republican National Committee Chairman, on an Epiphany on the mid term elections.
2) "Senator Trent Lott [once ousted as a Senate leader due to accusations of racial insensitivity] won election... as Senate Minority Whip. [He] was disappointed to learn this doesn't mean he gets to whip minorities."
— Seth Myers, in a not-too-funny attempt at humor on a "Weekend Update" skit on Saturday Night Live.
3)(a) "It's worse than a civil war. In a civil war, you at least know which factions are fighting each other. We don't even know that anymore. It's so bloody confused."
— A senior Iraqi government official in an interview a few hours after a National Security Council spokesman, Gordon Johndroe, said that Iraq is not in a civil war.
3)(b) "I can say that Iraqi forces will be ready, fully ready, to...command its own forces, and I can tell you that by next June our forces will be ready."
— Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, making a statement that warms the hearts of many Americans concerned about the Iraqi war, in an interview with Charlie Gibson of ABC.
Seinfeld's "Kramer" unearth's the "I have Black friends" defense.
KY Governor's race expected to heat up ... soon.
Hence, If 2003 is any indication for 2007, expect the race to start heating up before New Year's day.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Three civil wars foreseen in the Middle East.
Let's all hope the Superpowers can prevent these "wars, wars and rumors of wars" from coming to fruition.
Friday, November 24, 2006
It is now clear: Iraq is "slip sliding away" to sectarian war.
Quotes for the week.
1) "It's not the first time, by the way, where people have showed up and expressed their opinion about my policies."
- President Bush, shrugging off protests -- not speaking about the U. S. elections -- that met him in Indonesia to meet with President Yudhoyono. He was on his way back from his first ever visit to Vietnam.
2) "My mom is at home, taking a nap. She thinks that my dad and I are nuts."
- Laurie Field, who was first in line with her dad at a Best Buy store in Little Rock, Ark., 16 hours before it opened.
And so do we, Laurie!
3) "You may succeed in silencing me but that silence comes at a price. You have shown yourself to be as barbaric and ruthless as your most hostile critics have claimed."
- Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB spy who died after being poisoned, accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of orchestrating his death.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Happy Thanksgiving to ALL.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
O. J. and "Kramer" and Thanksgiving.
Kentucky Supreme Court: No prison for statutory rape where accused married teen.
Kentucky Supreme Court: Lethal Injection OK.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
"Kramer": Where was your white sheet outfit with the pointed hood?
Big court win for Bloggers!
O. J. is a fool, Judith Regan and Ruppert Murdock are shameless opportunitists.
Update: O. J. now says he was duped (he was told the book will be by a Ghost writer and not have his name attached to it) and the title of the book "if I did it ..." was not his idea. Read it here. That still makes him a fool -- maybe, a gullible one. The rest? Still greedy profiteers -- maybe shameless liars, too.
Update 2: O. J. says he was paid an advance for the book deal ($3+ million as some suggest) and he has already spent it. Read it here. Now if the publisher is unable to recover the money from the "juice", then I say he has moved several notches away from his "fool" and "gullible" designations.
Rangel's draft idea is full of hot air.
Blessings or not, let's all resolve to cut the "stilts" off Rangel's "nonsense".
Monday, November 20, 2006
Merit Grand Jury report: a compilation of political attack ads snippets.
Makes one wonder who authored the Grand Jury's report -- the Grand Jurors themselves or Gov. Fletcher's opponent(s)?
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Are Democrats serious about cleaning up Congress?
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Too many candidates could trigger run-off primary elections.
And you thought the drama was just over speculating on who will run and on what slate!
Friday, November 17, 2006
Liberals can quote the Bible, and in public, too!
Quotes for the week.
1) "If the president had replaced Rumsfeld two weeks ago, the Republicans would still control the Senate and they would probably have 10 more House members. ”
— Newt Gingrich, the former Republican speaker of the House, angered over the GOP loss of a Congressional majority.
2) “All Republicans need to look in the mirror and figure out how we can do better.” — Ken Mehlman, outgoing chairman of the Republican National Committee, at a lunch with reporters.
3) Jon Stewart: "What was the plan? What did it for the Democrats?"
Howard Dean: "Well, we were helped, of course, by the President."
— Howard Dean, the Democratic National Committee chairman, in a post-midterm election interview with Jon Stewart.
4) "The sooner we can move it forward the sooner we can get rid of Rumsfeld.”
— Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate Democratic leader, on confirming former CIA Director Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense.
This week Intel Corp. announced it had released the Double Core Duo2 computer chips and Sun Microsystems, Inc., a computer programming company, announced that it was making available to the public its source codes for its Java programming so that outsiders can fix bugs and improve on it. Considering what computers have done, and continue to do, for us, it is only fitting that I pick this quote as the quote for the week. This IS serious, folks:
5) "The wife loves it. I wouldn't love it. What do you punch — little buttons and things?”
— Larry King, on the Internet.
And that's all, folks!
Berenton Jones is running, Steve Pence still mum.
Update: Interestingly State Treasurer, Johnathan Miller, says that he is “seriously considering” running for governor, but if “a strong consensus candidate” for governor emerges he will consider running for attorney general. Read it here. It looks like Greg Stumbo may draw competition from his own party!
Mike Duncan is the new RNC Chair. Thank God.
House Republicans opt to "stay the course", keep Boehner and Blunt.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Political reality for Kentucky Democrats in 2007.
Amen to that.
What is wrong with John Murtha? Read on!
Read the piece to reach your own conclusion. No one can accuse the Washington Post of participating in a right wing conspiracy, particularly when the facts are so compelling. Still not convinced? Watch the video. So much for a new ethical beginning in the peoples' House.
Update: House Democrats listen and rebuff Pelosi and her choice of John Murtha as her no. 2, opting instead for Rep. Steny "money man" Hoyer of Pensylvania. It sounds as if the House Democrats will choose to do the right thing, in some respects, even if it means rebuffing their leadership. A civic lesson for Republicans for the future and hope for all of us in the new Congress.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Merit Grand Jury issues (yawn) report.
Jack Abramoff is "off" to prison (pun intended).
McConnell is top Senate GOP man; Lott wins no. 2 spot.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Darrell Brock, RPK Chair, is here to stay.
Dem. field narrows as Abramson, Luallen decline bids.
Will Democrats deliver? Here's are 10 places to start.
Believing in Pelosi's promise is the ultimate victory of hope over experience. Indeed, Democratic proposals still fall short of a true cleaning as opposed to a quick dust and polish in the “first 100 hours.” Yet, if she implements these 10 reforms, Pelosi can prove that it is possible for reformed sinners to sin no more.
Sounds like good advise to me, don't you?
Monday, November 13, 2006
New CNN/Gallup poll favor McCain/Guliani and Clinton/Obama match-ups.
CONvicted CEOs sell assets to pay legal bills.
"Rudy" Guliana joins McCain in presidential hunt ...
A fitting tribute for a King.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Sanitized excuse for voting for the white guy.
Shaye Raybold: a young lady's campaign.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
We thank our Veterans.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Sen. John McCain forms exploratory Committee. Will the Maverick show up?
Bush's worst nightmare.
Are election reactions Republican depression or Democratic wishful thinking?
Quote for the week.
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
~ Sir Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of England during World War 2.
Labels: Quote for the week
Nancy Pelosi: House Speaker in waiting.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Presidential election kicks off.
We mourn the passing of CBS' Ed Bradley.
*** George Will: Political 'market' worked. ***
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Double whammy for Republicans as Democrats control Congress!
*** Belatedly, Bush does "Rummy Shuffle". ***
Now, if only we can find a way to nudge Dick Chaney into retirement.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Bush weilding unbridled and unchecked executive power?
Monday, November 06, 2006
Let the devil take care of its own.
Sen. Mitch McConnell responds.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Faux Republicans create the party's woes.
The solution to the party's problems, in my humble opinion, is simple: For Real Republicans (of the Abraham Lincoln/Ronald Reagan types), "doing the right thing" means "exploring the conceivable possibility" of wrestling the soul and control of the party from the Faux Republicans. There are no other alternative solutions.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Haggard and Clinton: Two peas in a pod?
Friday, November 03, 2006
Haggard-gate: Exposing hypocrisy or political smear.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Group urges auto. restoration of felons' voting rights.
Whether or not one is tough on crime, a questioned needs to be asked and answered: What risks do felons, other than those convicted of violating our election laws, pose to the electoral process that it is fundermental that we deny them their rights to vote -- especially in view of the fact that we are continuosly looking for ways to encourage greater participation of the electorate?
Labels: Civil rights
Western Kentucky University leapfrogs to Div. 1A football.
Labels: College sports
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
"Slim" was a great police officer. We mourn his passing.
Labels: Public safety
Gov. Schwarznegger gets strangled by special interests.
Kerry's comments reveal his elitist side. Update: The troops respond.
Update: The picture above is the troops' response to Kerry.
Term limits are NOT the cure. Voting is.