Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Get used to it. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
(As seen at KEvron's; I think he actually had the privilege of voting for her yesterday.)
So, this is what representation feels like...
I kind of hope the senate is split 50/50. That means that Cheny will have to stay in place to do his tie breaking stuff and do his constitutional. That will be a lot of stress on him. Also the Republican hubris got us into this mess. I would like to see the Republicans work their way out of this and have to ask the Dems for their help.
I am listening to Bush right now disavow and eat his own words about the democratic leadership.
He is blinking and grunting a lot.
Now he is comparing Iraq to Vietnam and explaining why they are different, as if he knew anythin about Nam, Jody MF'er that he is.
Bush is toast. His own party will now eat him. May they choke.
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance and the enemy is not living in a cave in west Pakistan.
I note that civil rights - like habeus corpus and the right to privacy - didn't make the top four concerns of voters in exit polls.
Still, if nothing else, a stunning and satisfying stage-slap of the most despicable administration in my lifetime. And i was alive in 1973.
Noe let's see if the Democrats can avoid the electoral suicide of nominating "Madame" Clinton from New York for 2008.
from 1 hour, 5 minutes ago at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday
"GREAT FALLS, Montana (Reuters) - Democrat Jon Tester declared victory over Republican Sen. Conrad Burns (news, bio, voting record) in Montana on Wednesday in a close contest, but the Republican incumbent declined to concede in a race crucial to control of the U.S. Senate."
TStock, sorry to revolt you. I consider living in this country, and its systems, with all their warts, a privilege. I sure didn't buy the right, or earn it. Fate and God let it happen. I'm thankful. I am privileged.
As one who thinks he paid his dues to be an American even though he was "born" into the system, and as one who carefully and seriously considered leaving this system/country and living elsewhere but did not do it. I can say that I am happy to be here as F....d Up as it is, because I could not find any other place less F.....d up than this one. Although I wouldn't use the word privilaged, just lucky and because I made a concious decision to stay when I could have done otherwise perhaps even "wise".
But it is not a sacred thing, this citizenship, this country, if I thought it so I would be blaspheming the real sacred things I hold to be sacred. It is an accident of birth. It is geography. It is a decendent of the Enlightenment. It is a product of Lincoln's cussedness. But my citizenship here is not sacred, it is just what I am, and even though I have and will support and pay my duty to it, I shall not worship it.
And DrL's Freeman's Ode to America on this thread.