I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Those who speak the truth are heroes, anything less is a lie.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Biggest Loser Norm Coleman

Once Al Franken is seated, Democrats will have 60 seats in the Senate. Can you say 'proof majority'? lol

My prediction: Al will be seated within a few weeks.
As it now stands, Franken leads Republican incumbent Norm Coleman by 312 votes. Coleman has challenged the results to the Minnesota's Supreme Court with the hearing scheduled for June 1. However this election is all over except for the Coleman crying and delaying.


Coleman and the Rushpublicants will probably insist on taking it to the Feds (say weren’t they “State’s Rights” people just yesterday?)…after all it's not about winning but delaying.


That will put Governor TPaw in the awkward position of either certifying Al Franken and pissing off his fringe righto base or not certifying and piss of the majority of Minnesotans... Either way it's a lose:lose for TPaw. So look for Senator Al Franken representing you as soon as Coleman et al determine that they truly are the biggest losers.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wonders Never Cease!


Dogs and cats laying down together,
pigs flying,
and Veteran GOPer Specter becomes a Democrat!
Time to seat Minnesota's own Senator Elect Al Franken for a filibuster-proof 60 seats.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Darfur Decisions

Rep. Keith Ellison continues to surprise me with his moral tenacity and ethical stands:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight activists protesting the expulsion of aid groups in
Darfur have been arrested in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.

Humanitarian leaders and U.S. lawmakers, including Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison and Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards, were led away from the embassy in handcuffs Monday after crossing a police line.

The activists are urging world leaders to take a stand against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's decision to expel 16 aid agencies from Darfur.

Ellison says it is wrong to deny aid to what he calls "the most vulnerable people on our planet."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My, My

My taxes? Sure, the wealthiest pay the least…with low and middle income families pay more….Seems to me that if you have a budget problem the easiest way to bring in revenue is to FAIRLY tax wealthy the same percentage we tax the poor. Come on people this isn’t rocket science!

My example? Say what you will, make a joke of it, but talk about the current policy that hasn't ever worked. My husband suffered for several years through chemo before he died last year. His type of cancer would have benefited from the use of medical Marijuana. nuff said...





My money? Well sort of…




Friday, April 17, 2009

A Cure That Kills

When you read things like Minnesota's towns and citeis having to cut police departments and eliminate whole forces...well two things come to mind…

  1. The Wild West…hide your women and keep the kids inside…and
  2. Pawlenty’s budget create more serious issues than it solves.

The solution to the budget crisis should cause more problems than it currently causes..that's why leadership and common sense decisions are so important right now...Pawlenty obviously isn't up to the task.


Per the Star Tribune "When Governor Tim Pawlenty announced his budget proposal, the City of Elko New Market took a hit—a big hit. The small city outside of Lakeville stands to lose $105,492 in Local Government Aid for 2009 (which is a 29% cut in their LGA) and $260,609 in 2010 (which is a 60% cut in their LGA) under the governor’s plan. This is on top of the $71,916 the city lost as part of the governor’s unallotment.

The city’s budget concerns grew, and on Thursday, April 9th—in part due to these concerns—the city council voted to dissolve their police department. With “fresh graffiti, no cops and lots of questions” in the city, yesterday’s Star Tribune reports on how the community is struggling with the elimination of the police department."

Hmm....How you going to convince residents in these towns to pay their local taxes...I sure would be asking why pay when we don't get basic services for safety.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I Love Tea!

The conservative wingnuts have called for protests today across America. They've called the ‘tea bag rebellion’ to protest paying their taxes. I think (which immediately distinguishes me from this group) they meant for this protest to follow the Boston Harbor Tea rebellion...only they're as good at America history as they are at science and health! So instead of protesting tax breaks to the wealthiest and big corporations, they are protesting President Obama signing into law the largest MIDDLE CLASS tax cut in history. Too strange...

BTW, I take my tea with milk and honey...stop by sometime...I'll pull out some biscuits, we'll talk-)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cage Match:Sarah Palin - Michele Bachmann

I think Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin could give our own Rep. Michele Bachmann a run for money in a cage match for the looniest. Palin's most recent outrage is to nominate Anthony Ross for attorney general.

Ross is a long time supporter of Palin. However, Ross is also very colorful in a far right way... To recap his past he appears to be a bigot (homosexuals, women, blacks, other minorities), hates environmentalist, doesn't have issues associating with hate groups like the KKK, and supports terrorist groups like anti government militias...

Wonder is Rep. Bachman would find Ross anti-American for his belief in anti government militias? Wonder if she's 'very concerned' about the company that Sarah Palin is keeping?

312 Reasons Why Al Franken Should Be Seated!

Al Franken? Still a winner! A Minnesota bi-partisan three judge court confirmed the recount outcome showing Democrat Al Franken winning the state's U.S. Senate seat.

In related 'Sore Loser' news, Norm Coleman announced plans to appeal the decision with the Minnesota Supreme Court which will further delay seating Minnesota's Senator Elect Al Franken. Really Norm? Give it up!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Minnesota's Senate Election Is Getting Funnier By The Minute

Al Franken will be seated...eventually.. but in the meanwhile sore loser Norm will file in higher state court...again...sigh... because GOP ideology is more important than Minnesota's voters... But if Norm and the rushpublicants insist on taking this on to the federal level (weren’t they “State’s Rights” people just yesterday?)…. they will be laughed out of court with SCOTUS refusing to even hear the case!

And talking about laughing...Baaahahahahha from MNDU… Norm Coleman is Monty Python's Black Knight from "The Holy Grail"….only he’s not funny…how many ways does Norm have to be told? Enjoy!


Gunning For Trouble

I usually don’t waste my time ranting about gun runners golden child, the NRA. And before the yelling starts, let me state I believe in responsible gun ownership. But there in lies the problem…what constitutes responsible.

To me, background checks, waiting periods, and trigger locks are being responsible. After all, you can still have a gun, you just have to follow protocols make gun ownership safer for all of us. Seems pretty reasonable and responsible.

Conversely, the NRA, a massive political organization with direct financial ties to weapons manufacturers, consider only gun ownership…as responsible. They characterize anything else as an censure. Their motivation is not constitutional rights but they use that as their marketing tool to manipulate a stupid public. Because of this, local police can be ‘out gunned’ by criminals, and wackos can easily obtain weapons used in mass killings…

Since March 10, there have been eight rampages that have claimed 57 lives. Each of the gunmen were legally entitled to wield the weapons they open fired with…nice…. A killing brought to you by your rights to bear arms..

I’m not advocating we take guns away or stop selling them, but I am saying lets get protections in place before we’re all puppets of the weapon masters who see us as nothing more than wallets and targets.


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

And The Winner Is....

My Senator Elect Al Franken...up by 312 votes...

Naturally the Coleman (aka The Sore Loser) will continue his mission of keeping Minnesotans from having adequate representation by filing in MN Supreme Court. If Coleman really cared about the voters he's take a step back and allow us to have two representatives while difficult decisions are being made in WA, DC that affects all Minnesotans.

Don't Look Back

I saw a car the other day in Eagan with a Bachmann sticker. My very first thought was that they must be related to her…but then I realized she did get re-elected so it would have taken more than just her relatives' votes so maybe it was someone who supported her...but why?

Besides making Minnesota look like loons by her far right ideology, strange behavior and radical comments, she doesn’t represent the needs of her constituents…According to The Minnesota Independent, Bachmann’s 6th district has a higher foreclosure rate than districts in the rest of the state….but she voted against foreclosure relief…five times!

So who are these folks? Do they just not read the news or watch TV? I really want to know why someone would vote for her?

K it's a stretch...grateful dead sticker isn't a bachmann sticker...tg!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Peepapaloosa

The PP peep diorama contest for 2009 has posted up the entries. It’s interesting to see so many of a political nature…guess my kid was just way ahead of the curve on this one…(see It’s finally Friday for a peep blast from the past, and Peeps on Parade for last year)
Favorite 2009: Well all of 'em but I'll single out:
PARP
To reassure shaky markets and move the United States back to the something closer to the Gold Standard the Government Office of Economic Stimulus rolls out the “Green Back Bunny”. Unfortunately, this program was held up in Congress by a coalition of the “Blue Dog Democrats” and the “Yellow Chickie Republicans”.

SpongeBob Square Peep
Description: Well this speaks for itself...Included are Patrick, Squidworth, Mr.Crabs, SpongeBob and Gary.

The Great Peepression
Description: The idea was to recreate an iconic, distilled image that captures the woes of the Great Depression. Historically thematic, yet relevant to today's uncertain economic climate. These peeps find themselves in dire straits, waiting in a soup line, below a billboard that promises a much different version of the American Dream.

FrankenBunny
Dr FrankenBunny and Peepgor striving to create a superhero to save the life of Peeps around the world from their Easter demise

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Al Franken Update

Once Al Franken is seated, Democrats will have 60 seats in the Senate. Can you say 'proof majority'? lol

My prediction: Al will be seated within a few weeks.

As it now stands, Franken leads Republican incumbent Norm Coleman by 312 votes. Coleman has challenged the results to the Minnesota's Supreme Court with the hearing scheduled for June 1. However this election is all over except for the Coleman crying and delaying.

Coleman and the Rushpublicants will probably insist on taking it to the Feds (say weren’t they “State’s Rights” people just yesterday?)…after all it's not about winning but delaying. And that will put Governor TPaw in the awkward position of either certifying Al Franken and pissing off his righto base or not certifying and piss of the majority of Minnesotans. (again...where's the party of state rights?). Either way it's a lose:lose for TPaw.

So look for Senator Al Franken representing you as soon as Coleman et al determine that they truly are the biggest losers.

GOP Budget = April Fool's

The GOP alternative to Obama's budget has to be the biggest April fool's joke around. As Baer, OMB communication director cited:

"If you expected a GOP alternative to the failed policies of the past that got our country into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, then I have two words for you: April Fool's,"


A Day Late and A Dollar Short Award

Republicans plan to unveil their alternative budget proposal this afternoon (one that actually has numbers)...hahahha

Limbaugh's namby-pamby biggest loser award:

To Norm Coleman for not conceding. So what if the people of Minnesota deserve full representation in the U.S. Senate, it's " in our [GOP] interest to keep this dragging on”.


GOP Intelligent Design award:

This was a tough one...but after disqualifying Palen (15 minutes of fame are up!) I have to agree with Chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and give it to Rush Limbaugh. Rahm on Rush: "the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican Party."


A Chicken in every Pothole award:

Apparently KFC has a new marketing ploy that promises to fill our potholes while adverstising...

The restaurant chain will fix crater-ridden streets for free if they're allowed to brand repairs with a chalked-on message saying that the road has been "Re-Freshed by KFC." Wow- If other fast food chains did this...by spring Minnesota streets would have lots and lots of graffiti.