Category: Democratic Party

Democrats dump flags in the trash… literally.

(Cross-posted from Bitsblog)

Fox News:

John McCain’s campaign prepared to accuse Democrats on Saturday of leaving behind 12,000 miniature American flags after Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech last Thursday in Denver.

Boy Scouts have arrived with 84 trash bags full of bundles of flags at the site of a McCain rally scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. local time in Colorado Springs.

The campaign says the flags were recovered from Invesco Field after the Democrats concluded their convention there, and they are going to be used as part of the warm-up ceremonies before McCain takes the stage for the rally.

FOX News has been told a vendor at Invesco Field found the flags, which were going to be thrown out, and turned them


Arnold Is Drinking The Kool-aid

Sad to see, but true.  California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is appearing on a web site to promote “EcoDriving“.  Among his comments are that we should do…

Simple things such as maintaining proper tire pressure and avoiding rapid starts and stops, and keeping your engine tuned.

Gag me.  He preceeds the above comments with the standard liberal line that moving forward with implementing “biofuels, offshore drilling and nuclear power” will have no immediate impact on gasoline prices.

I’ve known for a while now that Arnold has tended to lean to the liberal way of thinking.  Now he’s reading the Democratic Party talking points.

And the talking points continue to deliver the biggest lie of all:

Americans aren’t doing what they should be doing to


The Obama Nomination

Well, it’s official.  Barack Obama is now the first African American (am I supposed to still say that, or am I supposed to say “black” now?  I can’t get this Political Correctness down right it seems) to be nominated by a major party for President, as long as you don’t include Warren Harding, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, and Calvin Coolidge.

Oh, that list surprised you?  If so, you may want to watch this video:

Regardless of whether the information in the video is true of not, Obama certainly IS the first person to receive the presidential nomination of a major party BECAUSE he is African American.

I am, in one regard, happy to see a person of color nominated.  Witnessing an historic event …


Why Party Unity Matters

Democrats for decades have been struggling with the inner turmoil of diverse political positions which have kept their party from setting a course that all Democrats can get behind.  And this partly why that party has bled so many conservative Democrats to vote for Republican Presidents.

Obama has succeeded in achieving the role of presumptive Democratic nominee for President by keeping his message as vague as possible, by pandering to specific interest groups as needed, and by establishing who he is not.  But it is not clear what part of the party he really aligns with.

This week will definitely tell the tale of how well he can lead and influence the grassroots Democrats who will be attending the Democratic National Convention.  He’s already mentioned …


Doing My Part

Last week I started taking my bicycle to work. It’s about 7.5 miles as the crow flies, and my shortest (and most difficult) route is about 8.5 miles… the longest (and easiest) route is 13 miles.  Downtown Des Moines is at a slightly lower elevation than the suburb of West Des Moines where I live, so mornings aren’t too bad, just a one tough hill, and afternoons, when taking the longer route, is okay except for one really big hill.

I realize that this is not a big deal… the point is NOT that I’m doing anything that great.

But I am saving about a gallon of gasoline each day I do this. That’s about $3.50 a day.  At least that covers my coffee money.…


Oil Prices Went… You Guessed It…

Down!  Not alot, but it dropped another $.75 today to $114.45 a barrel.

Meanwhile, the Republican Protest against the Democratic No-Vote Vacation continued into its second full week, with activity at Capital Hill and at town halls throughout the country.  House Republicans want everyone (that means you and me) to contact their Democratic representatives and tell them to demand a vote on the American Energy Act (H.R. 6566) immediately.

Politico reports that Democrats are now demanding that House Minority Leader John Boehner apologize for remarks he made on Friday about Nancy Pelosi… regarding the public’s “hanging” her if she does not address the energy topic.

Boehner’s staff later replied with this message:

“Leader Boehner used a figure of speech to reflect the frustration Americans


What A Week: Party Unity

On the Republican side, the increase in McCain’s position in the polls, slow as it is in coming, is a reflection of the unity that is starting to build within the Republican Party.  I think what you’re really seeing is that as the various state conventions come to a close, and people have finished jockeying for position to attend the Republican National Convention, that the dust is settling, people are getting into position for victory and are finally realizing the inevitable: John McCain is going to be the Republican Candidate… there’s little that could change that now.  People are seeing more and more clearly the need to get past the differences and work toward victory in November, both in the Oval Office and in …


What A Week: Marriage

Two big hits on prominant families this week.

Mr. Shawshank

One is Morgan Freeman.  You may recall he was in an automobile accident earlier this week and was in serious condition.  He was released later in the week after surgery with shoulder damage and a broken arm and elbow.  According to Fox News, Freeman and his wife Myrna Colley-Lee have been separated since last December.

As far as I know, this was a huge surpise to most of the world.  Of course, being in an accident with a lady friend in the car can lead to speculation, but I don’t anyone was ready to start accusing Freeman of infidelity.  It seems she was a friend that had simply offered him a ride home.

I’m …


Pay Attention

Watch this video a moment:

Now, the video is about watching out for bicyclists while you are driving, but there’s a good correlary.  This video demonstrates how easy it is to let someone distract you.  It’s the typical slight of hand trick, make you focus on one thing and make it look like something else is either not happening or happening magically… like a shell-game.  Congress is good at this.  Case in point, the housing bill passed yesterday.  Everyone is focused on the big items in the bill, but so many little things are happening in there that no one is paying attention to.  No one seems to be making a fuss about the recapture on the $7,500 tax credit.

If Congress (or any …


Deciding How To Vote in November

I was subjected to scenes of Barack and Hillary playing nice with each other on stage at a rally in Unity, New Hampshire.  It was a bit over the top.

I don’t know what the real content (if any) of their speeches consisted of, and the newscasts simply showed snippets of each of them saying cute and insipidly stupid things about each other (Obama: “She Rocks!  She Rocks!  That’s what I’m talking about”).

At the same time, CBS covered Clinton supporters at the rally who are dead set against voting for Obama, and writing in Clinton.  Like that’s gonna work.

It’s intriguing that so many people are proclaiming they will not vote for one of the major candidates this fall.  I’ve be watching some bloggers …


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