An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 6 August 2010
Day by day, Lindsay Graham shows how out of touch he is with the real world.
“It is divine in its orientation, and it is probably something that would serve us all well if we thought about it at moments such as this,” Sen. Graham said on the Senate floor, as he pointed his colleagues to the Golden Rule and counseled them to look to the wisdom of “somebody far wiser than I am” as they cast their votes on Kagan.
Does this fool actually believe that if the roles were reversed, that Kagan would vote to confirm him for the Supreme Court? I don’t think so! Obviously, the millions upon millions of murdered babies mean NOTHING to Graham. Does he really believe that Jesus would condone Kagan’s actions? It’s past time for him to be retired!
And I’m darn glad it’s over! Well, technically, it’s not, but that bad part seems to be! Ok, granted most of it is an extreme blur, but consider the circumstances, ok?
The Mr is now on his way home! Why am I not doing the driving? Well, because I was waiting to find out if he was going to be released today, and around what time. It didn’t make any sense for me to drive all the way to Jackson, wait around, no word, drive home, then get the call to come back to pick him up. The rate they were going, I was expecting him to be trapped until Monday. Well, it turns out that they gave him word he could go home while my pastor was visiting him, so that WONDERFUL man volunteered to hang around and drive him home. I’d love to be a fly on THAT wall.
He’s suppose to take shots in his stomach, for a max of 2 weeks, PLUS take the ‘rat poison’. NO! I am NOT going to be giving him the shots. I love him, but there are some things I dread, like giving someone a shot! I can handle a lot of things, but that’s not one of ‘em. Yeah…I’m a wuss! I freely admit it!
He’s got to go in to get those levels checked on Monday, shift stuff if need be, or whatever they insist he do to continue his recovery.
Needless to say, I am EXTREMELY grateful for all the prayers sent our way! They have meant more than I will ever be able to express!
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam withstood relentless attacks from his rivals to claim Tennessee’s Republican gubernatorial nomination on Thursday.
Haslam had the dominant fundraising advantage in the race against U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp and state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, and poured in at least $1.5 million of his own money in the closing weeks of the race.
To say I’m disappointed by Ramsey’s poor showing, would be an understatement. However, Haslam was my (DISTANT) second choice, so I can’t get all bent out of shape. We are never going to have a perfect candidate. Why? Because the candidates are people too, and not a one of us is perfect. I’m actually wondering how many Democrats asked for the Republican ballot?
In the over all picture for Tennessee, Tea Party candidates didn’t fair too well, although there were a few victories. This should dispel the rumor that Tea Partiers are rich. The “money” candidates did a lot better, even though they had fewer endorsements. Somehow, that money issue always comes out on top, for good or ill.
One of the entertaining races was in the Memphis area, TN 9th district. Long time Memphis Mayor, “King” Willie Herenton got his ass handed to him on a platter in the Democrat primary. Not that I want Cohen to retain the seat, but it was amusing to watch Willie digging his own political grave with a lot of the ignorant remarks he made. Not to mention, his record as mayor was abysmal. Unfortunately, Charlotte Bergmann, the lovely CONSERVATIVE lady who won the GOP primary, has gotten little to no attention at all.
Marsha Blackburn had no opponent in the primary, so that’s a no brainer.
Closer to home: I have no idea if Ashley won or lost, as all I can find is just the Hardin County vote. Last count I saw had her down by 17. Jim Davis came a close second to the current sheriff, Sammy Davidson, but just couldn’t get over that hurdle. Kevin Davis is still the county mayor. Since, Vance didn’t have an opponent, he could have won with one vote. LOL And honestly, I have no idea who most of the rest of the people are, or what they do.
One bright spot in my morning – Brother Gary Vickery was victorious in his bid for school board! Heaven knows, we need to get more Christians involved in our children’s education, and he is definitely, one of the good guys!
On the Democrat side: there were no contested races, and most had the field all to themselves. It’ll be Haslam V McWherter for governor. I know nothing about this guy, other than he’s a Dem. And I seriously doubt, considering today’s political atmosphere, he’s as ‘moderate’ as Bredesen. But who knows….I’ll have to do some checking.
For the state Rep seat (71st), there were 24 write-ins. It doesn’t say who was written in, could be Daisy Duck for all I know.
TN’s 7th Congressional was a lone candidate too, Greg Rabidoux. I rather doubt he’ll be able to unseat Marsha, but you never know what will happen these days.
Other races I’ve been watching: Looks like Stacey Campfield got the nod for State Senate in Dist 7. Stephen Fincher wins in U.S Dist 8 for John Tanner’s seat. There are a few more, but for the life of me, I can’t think of who they are. LOL
There’s a pretty good run down on The Tennessean.
One thing I’ve found highly interesting and amusing: Republicans sweep all 9 of the contested Shelby County races