November 30, 2008
One of the reports said that there was quite a bit of ammunition left over, and the police were surprised at how technologically savvy the terrorists were with their satellite phones and bombing techniques. I guess the Indian police haven't heard of that thar Intarweb.
November 26, 2008
November 25, 2008
November 20, 2008
I'm strangely not worried (yet) about Gov.
Janet Napolitano of Arizona as the next Secretary of Homeland
Security. Why? She and Gov. Palin seem to get along well. I think she probably would have made a better Attorney General, but unfortunately for her she never served in the Clinton Administration.
(Oh, and because it makes it less likely that the term-limited Governor will run against Sen. McCain in 2010.)
November 19, 2008
- Rep. Eric Cantor moves up to Minority Whip
- Rep. Mike Pence will be Republican Conference Chairman.
- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is now vice-chair of the conference...whatever that means. (I have a friend who worked for her, so I feel compelled to give her a plug.)
Three sources close to the transition and in a position to know tell CNN that former Sen. Tom Daschle is President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be Secretary of Health and Human Services and the former Senate Majority Leader has indicated he wants the job.I guess it's just as well. With a Democratic President and overwhelming Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, there's no need for him to stay at his current job.
Most significantly, Daschle negotiated that he will also serve as the White House health "czar" — or point person — so that he will report directly to the incoming President. The significance is this guarantees that by wearing two hats Daschle, and not White House staffers, will be writing the health care plan that Obama submits to Congress next year.
November 18, 2008
(Hint: Alex will love it).
Sen. Joe Lieberman on Election Day:
BECK: But do you agree that Senator Hatch said to me that if we don't at least have the firewall of the filibuster in the Senate that in many ways America will not survive?
LIEBERMAN: Well, I hope it's not like that, but I fear.
But today, Sen.Lieberman kept his Homeland Security chairmanship, and will likely continue to caucus with a 60-vote Democratic majority in the Senate (if Sens. Stevens, Coleman, and Chambliss all lose).
So, will he help them get to 60? My guess is yes.
November 16, 2008
Everything reeks of smoke (which, as a longtime smoker, really says something) and there's the constant sound of water-dropping planes and helicopters flying overhead. In short, this is just a bit more stress than I usually enjoy during the course of a weekend.
I know that the Soviet of California doesn't get much love in these parts, but there are a lot of good people who have lost their homes in the last few days. If you feel like donating to the Red Cross for disaster relief, you can do so here.
November 15, 2008
November 11, 2008
I'd also recommend you drop by This Ain't Hell and The Sniper today, they're sure to have good posts for this Veterans Day.
Cuffy's post is excellent, do check it out.
November 10, 2008
November 09, 2008
My only issue is that two of the three guys who write for that site live in Minnesota, and are lawyers; however, they don't seem to be working for the Coleman people with legal help. I guess the RNSC must not pay well enough. In that case, I just hope the Coleman lawyers are as aggressive as Franken's lawyers.
Finally, if this goes to the Minnesota Courts, who are the judges, and who appointed them?
Just a thought.
November 06, 2008
So for now, let's put politics aside and celebrate this historic milestone. In his famous speech at the Lincoln Memorial 45 years ago, Dr. King said "I have a dream that one day my children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Let us now take pride that Tuesday we Americans proved that neither thing matters anymore.
I think that paragraph may perfectly explain my feelings on modern American values. How depressing.
November 04, 2008
November 03, 2008
Just one-out-of-five voters (20%) plans to take the day off from work or school tomorrow as Barack Obama has urged his supporters to do, but 35% of those who plan to vote for the Democrat will be among them. Obama wants them to devote that time to getting out the vote.
And they are able to for the same reason the left dominates the protest championships every year.
People don't really notice when you take the day off from panhandling or community organizing or you skip a day of classes in pursuit of your Advanced Social Engineering degree.
Here's hoping he maintains it vigorously.
* - I must note that my ideal political intellects are probably Bill Whittle, James Lileks and Ace. I'd gladly have those three ideologically in charge of the Republican Party.
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