An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 19 February 2010
Fair warning….no doubt some people could be offended by this very old Bugs Bunny cartoon, but that’s their problem, not mine. I can’t imagine how much screeching would be going if I actually posted THIS one!
Always loved Bugs, and I remember seeing this one on Saturday mornings.
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-Wis.) is encouraged by polls showing him leading Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) in a hypothetical matchup.
He hasn’t announced a 2010 Senate run but admits he’s spoken to the head of National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and several other senators about the possibility.
“It’s a good year for me,” Thompson told The Hill. “The polls are good in Wisconsin and I haven’t even indicated” an intention to run.
I hate to say this, but I’ve never been a big fan of Tommy Thompson. I realize that he was very popular as governor in Wisconsin, but doesn’t the state need someone who ISN’T an insider? Isn’t a politician? Just wondering.
My friend, Dave Westlake, would be a good choice. Personal opinion….. more folks up there in Wisconsin need to get behind a true conservative.
I really like this guy!
I’m sure you all know that a small plane was crashed into a building in Austin, Texas that housed an office of the I.R.S. As we all know now, the attack was intentional, carried out by an individual with a beef with everyone and everything. Unfortunately, in true liberal fashion, the smears began. (There are many more such examples, but I had to hold my nose to even link those two, so if you really want to see them, do a search, you’ll have NO trouble finding them.)
The question is being asked if this was an act of terrorism. In my personal opinion, yes, it was. Any action meant to cause terror, is an act of terrorism.
Here are a couple of links from Right Pundits you should check out:
What I would like to point out to those who would blame this one individual’s acts on those of us who claim membership in the Tea Party movement…..it’s not those on the right who get violent and destroy property, it’s not Tea Party, or 912′ers who trash their surroundings, it’s not the conservatives who blow up buildings and kill people. Just remember this the next time you want to blame any such act on the Tea Party.
After being hospitalized for several days, the country’s second-oldest U.S. senator, Frank Lautenberg, was diagnosed with stomach cancer.
The New Jersey Democrat’s office issued a statement Friday, saying that doctors found B-cell lymphoma of the stomach, a curable tumor that will require treatment over the next few months.
“We expect a full and complete recovery for Sen, Lautenberg,” said Dr. James Holland of New York City’s Mount Sinai Medical Center, who is treating Lautenberg.
“The senator will be treated with chemotherapy administered approximately every three weeks. We anticipate that he will receive between six and eight treatments, and in between treatments, the senator is expected to be back at work in the Senate,” he said in a written statement.
I realize the man is a Democrat, but that’s no reason to wish him ill. So, I don’t. I hope he will be fine, and when it’s time for him to go, God will make the journey easy.
I was cleaning out my spam on one of my email accounts this morning, and came across an interesting tidbit……from John McCain:
Throughout my life I have faced many challenges that have tested my character and my values. I have met each of these challenges with resolve because I believe that service to our country is my calling in life. I have long said that I owe America more than she has ever owed me and I never doubt that our country is the greatest in the world.
Today, we face perilous challenges that threaten our nation’s economy and security. We are being led down a dangerous path as the current Democratic leaders continue to spend at an unprecedented rate. I have been the leading opponent against them, fighting everyday against wasteful spending and government expansion. However, if I am to continue fighting for our shared values, I must win reelection to the United States Senate.
You probably got such an email as well. And perhaps you had the same reaction I did. You have GOT to be freakin’ kidding me!!
I’m sorry Senator McCain, there is no way I can NOT add my name to the list of people who support you, nor can I send you a single dime. I do not believe you are the right person for the job. You call yourself a maverick, but what you really are is an aging military hero, who has lost touch with the rest of America, pretty much like the Democrats.
Aren’t you the guy who hurried back to D.C. to pass the first bail-out bill under GWB? That one act lost you a lot of support from us common folk in your run for the presidency. Oh, some of us might have gone ahead, against our better judgment, and voted the ‘R’ ticket, but by that time, I think more people were voting for Sarah, than for you.
No sir, I cannot support your bid for re-election. It’s time for you to pass the torch to those who truly reflect the values of your state, and the country.
In today’s Wall Street Journal, former President Bill Clinton’s pollster Doug Schoen writes: “Sen. Evan Bayh’s stunning decision to retire should serve as more than a wake-up call to Democrats. It should spur a fundamental re-examination and reorientation of the party’s policies, practices and approaches leading into the fall election. Let’s be clear. The Democratic brand is in trouble — big trouble. … The Democrats need to do a number of things. First and foremost, they need to recognize there is only one fundamental issue in America: jobs.”
Unfortunately, the White House is not getting the message. Where Schoen urges President Barack Obama to “go back to square one” on health care, The New York Times is reporting that the Obama administration is doing the exact opposite: they are set to introduce their own health care bill on Monday that is specifically designed to pass the Senate through reconciliation on a strictly partisan vote. And when the left is not continuing to shove a government takeover of health care down the throats of the American people, they are working on a second stimulus plan that repeats all of the same big government borrow-and-spend mistakes of the first.