Just ain’t a good time to be part of the party of the jackass. Senators Chris Dodd and Byron Dorgan just joined a growing list of Democrats headed for the exits over in the House. They’re quitting. So is the Colorado Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter. A Democratic House member jumped ship over the holidays and […]
The New Year brought a “cease and desist” letter from a Colorado attorney who works for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. We were to stop referring to “champagne powder” snow without referencing it as a trademark of his company. At first I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t. On Dec. 9, one of the […]
The first decade of the new century began with so much hope, so much optimism, so much good fortune.
Jan. 1, 2000 dawned with a healthy economy, relative peace in the world and a bright future on the horizon.
The peace ended 22 months and 11 days later when terrorists seized control of four airliners, crashing two into the World Trade Center twin towers and one into the Pentagon. The fourth, headed for either the White House or the Capitol in Washington, hurtled into the ground at high speed after passengers stormed the cockpit.
Wars followed in Afghanistan and Iraq and both continue as the decade ended. More Americans have died in those conflicts than on that bloody day on Sept. 11, 2001 while the mastermind of that attack remains at large.
President Barack Obama may regret making health care “reform” the benchmark of his Presidency.
If the bastard child of the Senate legislative morass that passed on a 60-40 party line vote becomes law it will stand in history as the benchmark of failure for Obama’s over-promised, under-performing, one-term Presidency.
Crafted by lobbyists, gutted by compromise and bloated with pork to win support, the 2,000-pages-plus bill scheduled for a vote on Christmas Eve benefits insurance companies and leaves Americans facing higher heath care costs under a system even worse than the one it is designed to replace.
As a candidate for President, Barack Obama promised to end Constitutional abuses and infringement on freedoms by the administration of George W. Bush.
As President, Obama has continued the abuse and now backs many of the rights-robbing practices of his predecessor.
Since becoming President, Obama backed Bush’s controversial use of the National Security Agengy (NSA) to wiretap Americans without warrants. He has expanded, not curtailed, Bush’s “war on terror” and has done nothing to roll back the Constitutional abuses of the USA Patriot Act, a law he voted to extend while serving in the Senate.
In December 2005, a long-time friend who worked in the Bush White House tipped me on a meeting the President had with some top GOP leaders. During that meeting, a worried Republican aide told Bush that the USA Patriot Act represented a threat to the Constitution.
Bush, whose temper is always close to the surface, exploded:
"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face," Bush screamed back. "It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!"
On January 20, 2009, if John McCain takes the oath of office as the next President and Barack Obama returns to the Senate to figure out what happened to his once promising campaign, he should remember Friday, August 22, 2008 as the day he made a mistake that cost him the Presidency.
That was the day Obama named Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. as his running mate.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration has proposed shifting $226.5 million in U.S. counterterrorism aid to Pakistan to upgrade Pakistani F-16 fighters, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
Sex among young Congressional pages has become so rampant that two youngsters were recently sent home for engaging in oral sex in front of, and with encouragement from, other pages.
Lax oversight of the underage charges who serve as “gofers” on Capitol Hill has led to resignations by two members of the Congressional board that oversees the program and claims that pages are routinely engage in sex acts with each other and committing crimes.
So far, four pages have been sent home for “inappropriate sexual conduct” and shoplifting but sources on Capitol Hill says the system is out of control and some concerned parents have dubbed the system “kids gone wild.”
Nancy Pelosi is such a complete, utter, failure as Speaker of the House that even she admits it.
When a politician admits failure, you know they realize they’ve screwed up big time.