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It's the Supreme Court nominee confirmation drill. The President sends a person up. The nominee appears humble, modest, honored. -- Honored to have his or her resume examined in a public hearing by such worthy and honored Senators in the opposition. Honored to be on the receiving end of a public flogging. Cheerful -- that is considered having the correct temperament.
Elena Kagan is holding up just fine to the drill -- Being bipartisan, non-partisan, reciting the the magic words of the ritual that raise ordinary lawyers to the august court.?
First it is important to point out that socialism is an economic system, not a political one. So all of the political propaganda is just that, propaganda. There is nothing about Socialism that is unconstitutional, illegal, or in anyways hinders a democracy, in fact, socialism would tend to have more people involved in the democratic process.
Wait, wait a second. Not so fast. Former President Bill Clinton isn't falling in line, as he's going against the national Democratic Party in endorsing challenger Andrew Romanoff, instead of incumbent Senator Micahael Bennet, for the Senate seat in Colorado. Clinton wrote an email to supporters, reported by CNN.com saying he supports Romanoff, "and I hope you will too. Please make a generous contribution to his campaign today," and went on to write, "Colorado is far better off today because of Andrew Romanoff's leadership. America will be too."
The Speaker of the House, that noble and wise lady, Nancy Peloski, is fed up with Afghanistan. Yesterday, the HuffPost Hill reported -- "In some of the strongest terms she has used to date, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared last Friday that the United States will see 'a serious drawdown' of forces in Afghanistan by July 2011 and that the House may use the power of the purse to ensure the drawdown takes place. In an exclusive interview with the Huffington Post, Pelosi made clear that while recent talk has hinted that the administration's stated goal of a June 2011 start date for a troop drawdown may be open to change, her commitment to it remains firm."
While the oil was on its way, the Gov was out fund raising, and raising hell to just about anyone who wanted to criticize BP and big oil. Last week, while he was fund raising for a possible 'Haley Barbour for President' effort, he attacked President Obama for forcing BP to put $20 billion in an escrow account, to be made available for reimbursements, and he refused to deploy more than 58 out of the 6, 000 National Guardsmen made available to fight the slick. The word was that more wouldn't have looked good for tourism -- And Mr. Gov. attacked the press for covering the disaster.
The Kagan confirmation hearings have begun. Today, Monday, is the day. The Republicans being Republicans are besides themselves struggling like ants, attacking rye bread. They would attack whole wheat or rye, any kind of bread tossed at them. that came from the Obama bag.
About a small group of the protesters engaged in vandalism, burned four police cars, et.al, et al. A much larger group peacefully protested. About what? What the G20 is doing or isn't doing. Some protesters think the G20 shouldn't meet at all, because the group is a harbinger of the New World Order, that is coming, and that will sweep aside the US Constitution and all personal liberties everywhere. Really?
Senator Byrd was elected to the US senate in 1958, re-elected eight times. He was born in poverty, worked his way up, going to night school. In his early adult years, he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. He later denounced the klan, and said he regretted his association with it.
What will become of the Gulf Coast? When will the happenings turn around to be anything close to positive? Hopefully it'll be soon, but for now there is so much negative. Another report comes from the Gulf Coast that Martin Feldman, the U.S. District Court judge who overturned the moratorium of the deep-water drilling, has significant investment in the oil and gas industry. Is this surprising? No. Is it ethical? Not even close.
I’m not up on what is the Blue Chip stocks right now, but I’m pretty sure that if you ad asked someone last year about what the chances of BP stock being a good 5 – 10 year investment wre, they would have said you’re pretty golden on that one. Or blue, as in chip. Now you would be blue (as in sad) because there is no way your BP stock is ever going to really recover from your losses.
BP stock just hit a 14 year low, and they’ve lost more than half of their value on the market. Oh, boy. “A heavy inversion of both credit yield and equity volatility suggests the market is concerned about a near-term credit event around BP.”
I would first and foremost like to express my gratitude for your hospitality in the United States, Mr. Obama. It brings such warmth to my heart to see our two great nations, which were at odds for too long in the past, coming together as brothers reconciled in front of our family, which is the entire world. I wish I could say I felt as welcome in your country during the previous administration's lengthy tenure. The accommodations provided for me and my family were more than adequate and I must say that my son, Ilya, is quite impressed with your country's selection of sugary drinks. At 15, I need not tell you how difficult it is to coax a smile from the boy. As for your choice of venue for our lunch meeting, I must express my concern for the message it will likely send to the rest of the globe.