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Step Aside Nancy
Author: Raine    Date: 01/24/2008 13:42:18

Here we go again. The House has decided to put aside contempt charges against Bolton and Miers. Why? Politico tells us:
Senior Democrats have decided that holding a controversial vote on the contempt citations, which have already been approved by the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into the firing of nine U.S. attorneys, would “step on their message” of bipartisan unity in the midst of the stimulus package talks.
[...] “Right now, we’re focused on working in a bipartisan fashion on [the] stimulus,” said House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), indicating that the contempt vote is not expected for weeks, depending on how quickly the stimulus package moves.

Brendan Daly, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said “no decision has been made” as to when a criminal contempt vote would be held by the House.
In the midst of Bipartisan talks? WTF?

Don't these dems understand that no stimulous package in the world will help the problem going on in this country? None. Don't they get the fact that $800 dollars isn't going to make anything better? Money cannot buy security or justice.

Don't they get the fact that this country is in a depression? It is a depression caused by this administration, its failed policies, its lies, its deceptions, its constant pandering to corporate interests, to corporate tax breaks, to cronyism, to deregulation... the list can go on.

What the house must do is go forward on 2 tracks (or three of four or five). They absolutely must stop taking things off the table because they cannot deal with crises on multiple levels - it's called multitasking. Every American worker is asked to do more and more of it every day, and the house needs to start doing a better job of it. And if they can't do that, then Nancy Pelosi should step down as speaker of the house.

So many dems HAVE done, and continue to do, great work up on the hill. Dennis Kucinich, Henry Waxman, Robert Wexler and John Conyers come immediatley to mind. On the senate side, We have Russ Feingold, Jim Webb and Christopher Dodd, who by the way, has said he will renew his filibuster regarding the telecom bill. Those are just the ones that come to mind right off the bat. There are so many others.

Nancy Pelosi is in over her head; she is obstructing the work we sent dems to Washington to do. Her desire for bipartisanship had Impeachment taken off the table, and now contempt charges as well. The War still goes forward, with no plans in sight to stop the funding. She allows herself to be bullied by the Bush Republicans and always seems to concede to them instead of listening and working for to all the Americans who cry out every day for justice. Yes, instead of letting that happen,or taking proactive steps to MAKE it happen, she steps in the way.

It is time for her to start listening to the people or step down from her position as Madam Speaker.

:peace: and :heart:
Raine


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Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 14:16:53
Good morning.

Comment by starling310 on 01/24/2008 14:20:25
Why do the collective "we" feel it's justified to use an actor/celebritie's life, misjudgements, or deaths as the butt of "our" jokes. I grow weary of the laughing at Britney, who is in a serious downward spiral. It doesn't matter if she is rich, or famous, her life is becoming tragic.

And, as for Heath Ledger. Jesus Christ! What the hell did he do to offend John Gibson. Yes, he was famous. Yes, he had money. And, now he is gone. . . and there is a very real mother, father, sister, daughter, ex-girlfriend who are devestated. He was a PERSON, regardless of his position in life. So, why is his death "Fair Game?"



F*cker.



Comment by BobR on 01/24/2008 14:26:12
Morning, folks... :coffee:

Comment by BobR on 01/24/2008 14:30:55
Quote by starling310: Why do the collective "we" feel it's justified to use an actor/celebritie's life, misjudgements, or deaths as the butt of "our" jokes. I grow weary of the laughing at Britney, who is in a serious downward spiral. It doesn't matter if she is rich, or famous, her life is becoming tragic.

And, as for Heath Ledger. Jesus Christ! What the hell did he do to offend John Gibson. Yes, he was famous. Yes, he had money. And, now he is gone. . . and there is a very real mother, father, sister, daughter, ex-girlfriend who are devestated. He was a PERSON, regardless of his position in life. So, why is his death "Fair Game?"



F*cker.



The only thing that even makes sense to me in a sick kind of way is that it makes insecure people feel better about themselves when they cut down easy targets like celebrities. I think movies and TV have created this negative reality in people's minds that permits them to view celebrities as characters instead of real flesh and blood persons with the same hopes, desires, fears, and insecurities as the rest of us. The big difference is that they live their lives under a microscope.



Comment by starling310 on 01/24/2008 14:34:11
Yeah, Bobber, I think you are probably right.

I still makes me kind of nauseas though. But, intellectually, I get what you're saying.

Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 14:34:53
:rofl: a powerful VP with too much power and ambition??? Oh hello pot. meet kettle.

Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 14:35:31
There is no difference between the three?



OK, there Sean. Way to gloss EVERYTHING over.

Comment by m-hadley on 01/24/2008 14:37:15
Raine,

I couldn't agree with you more, I woke up this morning to the news that Congressional Dems had already caved on the food stamp and unemployment extensions and then I heard that Harry Reid (another real disappointment, IMHO) is so eager to get to Davos, Switzerland that he is willing to grant telecoms immunity just to get the FISA bill through. I hope that Chris Dodd stands his ground, I think that it is worth a call to our senators and encourage them to support Sen. Dodd's filibuster and stop telecom immunity. Mornin' everybody!

Cheers,

MFaye

Comment by Will in Chicago on 01/24/2008 14:37:27
Good morning, bloggers!! Another glorious day on the frozen shores of Lake Michigan, where the wind chill temperature is approaching the cold chill of Ann Coulter's ..... heart.



Starling310, we sadly have too many people in this country who make a living out of tearing others down - especially if they can build themselves up. That is the nature of Fox News: tear people down while showing them as elitists, and build up the common folk while promoting the agenda of the true elites - business interests and partisan interests.

Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 14:38:20


Cliff Stearns is a real prick.



How dare ALL of them make him withdraw what they thought were "offending" remarks?



GO DENNIS GO!

Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 14:40:01
Quote by m-hadley: Raine,

I couldn't agree with you more, I woke up this morning to the news that Congressional Dems had already caved on the food stamp and unemployment extensions and then I heard that Harry Reid (another real disappointment, IMHO) is so eager to get to Davos, Switzerland that he is willing to grant telecoms immunity just to get the FISA bill through. I hope that Chris Dodd stands his ground, I think that it is worth a call to our senators and encourage them to support Sen. Dodd's filibuster and stop telecom immunity. Mornin' everybody!

Cheers,

MFaye
I think I will be calling for HArry to step aside in a very near future blog as well.



You can only write about one failed leader at a time, you know!



Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 14:41:58
Quote by will in chicago: Good morning, bloggers!! Another glorious day on the frozen shores of Lake Michigan, where the wind chill temperature is approaching the cold chill of Ann Coulter's ..... heart.



Starling310, we sadly have too many people in this country who make a living out of tearing others down - especially if they can build themselves up. That is the nature of Fox News: tear people down while showing them as elitists, and build up the common folk while promoting the agenda of the true elites - business interests and partisan interests.
Good Morning Will!



Here, a hot Toddy for you!



Comment by wickedpam on 01/24/2008 14:47:53
Morning! :hug:

Comment by m-hadley on 01/24/2008 14:49:03
BTB, I was just too dispirited to blog last night - if I had it would have gone something like this: WHAAAAAA the ?????

Raine, BobR, and others, I glad that you all haven't lost hope. Keep on fighting the good fight, everybody. Ummm, a hot toddy sounds good about now.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/24/2008 14:51:30
Good use of the word "wankers".

Comment by starling310 on 01/24/2008 14:52:12
THE QUAKE now only plays Hour 1 of Momma and the Mooks.



Urgh. . . I will have to troll for another station that isn't blocked at the office.



Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 14:53:20
you know faye, there really are days when I just wanna give up... but I am lucky to have a lvoing understanding partner, friends who are like minded and this blog which ALWAYS makes me laugh.



Every day we get thru is a day we got thru.



Today we should call our representatives. Info to come on what to say and who to call...

Comment by wickedpam on 01/24/2008 14:57:53
Urge Congress to stop "Drive-Through" Mastectomies! Sign the Petition



When my grandmother had her Mastectomy she had to stay in the hospital for almost a week not they send women out a few hours afterwards. It's ridiculous!



They have been trying to get the Congress to atleast talk about this for 12 years and they only need 8 more sponsers to do that. Sign the petition and contact your people, women's health is important for healthy families.

Comment by livingonli on 01/24/2008 15:03:10
Good morning everyone



I'm cold this morning. Glad I'm not in the Midwest.

Comment by BobR on 01/24/2008 15:06:26
Quote by wickedpam: Urge Congress to stop "Drive-Through" Mastectomies! Sign the Petition



When my grandmother had her Mastectomy she had to stay in the hospital for almost a week not they send women out a few hours afterwards. It's ridiculous!



They have been trying to get the Congress to atleast talk about this for 12 years and they only need 8 more sponsers to do that. Sign the petition and contact your people, women's health is important for healthy families.




That last line is key: "women's health is important for healthy families"



THAT's how you frame the debate. For that matter, let's rename "Universal Health Care" as "The Healthy Families Initiative"



Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 15:07:37
Quote by wickedpam: Urge Congress to stop "Drive-Through" Mastectomies! Sign the Petition



When my grandmother had her Mastectomy she had to stay in the hospital for almost a week not they send women out a few hours afterwards. It's ridiculous!



They have been trying to get the Congress to atleast talk about this for 12 years and they only need 8 more sponsers to do that. Sign the petition and contact your people, women's health is important for healthy families.
Done!



Passing on to my friends on the email list!



Comment by livingonli on 01/24/2008 15:10:39
Both Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid need to go. If they can't be a true opposition and clean house, they should step aside and let someone who will in.

Comment by livingonli on 01/24/2008 15:13:27
That Rudy bit was hilarious.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/24/2008 15:16:38
Thanks guys! :hug:

Comment by m-hadley on 01/24/2008 15:16:44
OMG,

Jim is doing an imitation of a Native. I'm just glad that Momma mentioned the Indian Health Care Bill - Whooo hooo!!!



Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 15:17:54
Quote by m-hadley: OMG,

Jim is doing an imitation of a Native. I'm just glad that Momma mentioned the Indian Health Care Bill - Whooo hooo!!!

Could you post a link here to it? I would love to post it over on the MB.





Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 15:23:29
Update on Wexler wants hearings:
Rep. Wexler is now accepting signatures on his letter from all congress members, so no matter where you live you can ask your representative to sign. Some surprising names have already signed, so there is hope that yours will too!



We are calling for hearings into possible impeachable offenses, not for co-sponsoring specific Articles of Impeachment. But these must be IMPEACHMENT hearings because the White House has ignored all of the subpoenas issued in non-impeachment hearings.

We are asking Congress at long last to stand up and assert its power, and that requires using the only form of accountability specified in the Constitution: Impeachment.






Sign the separate petition at Democrats.com



... and remember, if Congress can have hearing about steroids, they sure as hell can have at the VERY LEAST, impeachment hearings. Send a letter to your representative today. Dennis will be bringing a new impeachment request to the floor on January 28, so time is of the essence.

Comment by livingonli on 01/24/2008 15:23:37
Quote by wickedpam: Urge Congress to stop "Drive-Through" Mastectomies! Sign the Petition



When my grandmother had her Mastectomy she had to stay in the hospital for almost a week not they send women out a few hours afterwards. It's ridiculous!



They have been trying to get the Congress to atleast talk about this for 12 years and they only need 8 more sponsers to do that. Sign the petition and contact your people, women's health is important for healthy families.




Done!



Comment by m-hadley on 01/24/2008 15:24:34
Raine,

Here's a link to the Bill (SB1200) embedded in my blog:Indian Health Care Bill. Check it out and do make a call - I followed the discussion in the Senate yesterday and it looks like Dorgan is about the only senator who wants it passed without crippling amendments. See Indianz.com for ongoing coverage of this debate. Thanks for asking about this - it represents the first update of Indian Health Care in over 15 years!

Comment by Will in Chicago on 01/24/2008 15:33:44
It looks like we do have a stimulus plan.



Lawmakers clinch a deal on tax rebates. I have my doubts that it can work when we have so many fundamental problems, such as the mortgage crisis.





Comment by wickedpam on 01/24/2008 15:33:57
LIstening to NovaM news, they just did a story about Ledger and the massues(sp) calling his friend Mary Kate before calling 911. The reason I read about that was because her body guard who was right around the corner was a form EMS guy and he could get there faster. They just made it sound like the person was doing something horrible.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/24/2008 15:34:51
light dusting of snow - wow dawn those parkas!

Comment by BobR on 01/24/2008 15:36:46
Hey Ghouliani!



Say it, don't spray it!

Comment by livingonli on 01/24/2008 15:39:47
Quote by BobR: Hey Ghouliani!



Say it, don't spray it!


He is the Daffy Duck of politics.

Comment by livingonli on 01/24/2008 15:40:26
Quote by wickedpam: light dusting of snow - wow dawn those parkas!


In LA, that's the end of the world.

Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 15:42:13
Quote by m-hadley: Raine,

Here's a link to the Bill (SB1200) embedded in my blog:Indian Health Care Bill. Check it out and do make a call - I followed the discussion in the Senate yesterday and it looks like Dorgan is about the only senator who wants it passed without crippling amendments. See Indianz.com for ongoing coverage of this debate. Thanks for asking about this - it represents the first update of Indian Health Care in over 15 years!




Hope this helps a little Faye!

Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 15:46:45
Quote by will in chicago: It looks like we do have a stimulus plan.



Lawmakers clinch a deal on tax rebates. I have my doubts that it can work when we have so many fundamental problems, such as the mortgage crisis.



Dunno if you read my blog post today, but I kinda agree with that.



Plus, the bill doesn't put ANY money into the hands of people that are not even on any payroll. you know... like the unemployed.



It's a band aid on a sucking flesh wound.



Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 15:48:13
Quote by wickedpam: LIstening to NovaM news, they just did a story about Ledger and the massues(sp) calling his friend Mary Kate before calling 911. The reason I read about that was because her body guard who was right around the corner was a form EMS guy and he could get there faster. They just made it sound like the person was doing something horrible.
I heard that, and yeah, I would have gone around the corner as well. The massues did the right thing.



Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 15:52:11
GO JOHN GO! This afternoon I make more phone calls for the Edwards campaign!

Comment by Will in Chicago on 01/24/2008 15:54:03
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by BobR: Hey Ghouliani!



Say it, don't spray it!


He is the Daffy Duck of politics.




Maybe Warner Brothers should sue him for copyright infringement?



Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 15:54:41
Obama Campaign says it isn't behind Robo Calls attacking Rep. John Lewis.



:modbat: they had better lay off my Representative!

Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 15:55:48
UHM... like I said before... WHICH clinton is running for president?!?!?!

Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 15:59:41
HERe is a real problem with Hillary and what Bill just said regarding the fact that she withstood 8 years of attacks when he was in office.





She NOR he could stop those attacks. And since that time, those attacks have not stopped from this republicans party.



Just becuase Hillary withstood those attacks, doesn't mean she stopped them, and it doesn't mean that they won't happen again... becuase I believe they will. Using Obama as a way to show how tough she is, by either bill or herself proves nothing, except that they themselves attack, sadly, much like the republicans.

Comment by livingonli on 01/24/2008 16:00:21
Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 16:01:56
Comment by wickedpam on 01/24/2008 16:04:05
I don't get this "stimulus" rebate thing - I would much rather have a tax cut for myslef then $300. How is $300 going to help me get out of debit or get the things I need?

Comment by livingonli on 01/24/2008 16:05:54
Quote by wickedpam: I don't get this "stimulus" rebate thing - I would much rather have a tax cut for myslef then $300. How is $300 going to help me get out of debit or get the things I need?


Or even $800 for that matter.

Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 16:06:44
Quote by wickedpam: I don't get this "stimulus" rebate thing - I would much rather have a tax cut for myslef then $300. How is $300 going to help me get out of debit or get the things I need?
it is a psycological ploy. nothing more than that, IMO.







Comment by Raine on 01/24/2008 16:07:59
PLUS... for many that 300 bucks will go towards paying bills... so the money goes RIGHT back to the companies that played a part of creating this serious economic crisis. Really in the end, this is a back door way to get money to corporations.

Comment by livingonli on 01/24/2008 16:11:08
A potted plant would make a better president than George Bush.