Wednesday, January 31, 2007

And We're Surprised (Things Are So Messed Up)!?

Almost not a day or week has gone by since the beginning of the war in Iraq that we have not seen on the news how things have been royally screwed up! We are constantly reminded how incompetent those in charge have been. We have also seen how things were handled in domestic situations such as Hurricane Katrina. And we wonder why?

George W. is one of the biggest baffoons ever to lead this country. I previously said after the 2004 elections that Americans deserved what they get in the coming years. Unlike my friend Pax Romano, I am not resolved to "stop saying to people who voted for Bush, "Told Ya' So!!!". I will never stop saying to those who put Bush into office for a second term, "I Told YOU so!" Morons and assholes! They elected this idiot and they deserve exactly what they have gotten!

Here's a man who said "mistakes were made", but "Mybad..........OH well!" Bush has been responsible for the death of thousands and he can simply say, "MyBad....OH well!" If he were a man, he'd take responsibility for his mistakes and resign. If Bush was a Samuri warrior responsible for the unnecessary death of thousands, he commit harikari. If you or I mistakenly killed one individual, we'd be charged with manslaughter at least.

So why do we sit in amazement when we hear how incompetent George W. is. A moron will always be found out eventually!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

It's About Time Congress Steps Up To Bat!

"The Constitution makes Congress a coequal branch of government. It's time we start acting like it." This is what Senator Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) said at a hearing today on Congress' war powers. Senator Arlen Spector (R-Pa) stated that, " I would suggest respectfully to the president that he is not the sole decider (about what happens in the Iraq War)," and that "The decider is a shared and joint responsibility."

For too long, with the Republican controlled House and Senate, whatever George W. has decided has occurred with little or no debate, and certainly no contradiction. But that time is now over! Mr. Bush is going to have to realize that he is president, not dictator of the US. George W. is not going to have things done just because he wants them done so. George W. is going to have to have the approval of Congress on this issue and many others. The US was thrust into this ungodly war because of the failure of Congress to debate and disagree, and it's about time Congress takes up its appropriate role and share some of the responsibility in the decisions made about US involvement in the world.

Congress could actually halt the war by stopping funding of the war. But this would be a political gamble that not too many in Congress seem willing to take. Vice President Dick Cheney challenged Congress to back up its objections to Bush's plan to put 21,500 more troops in Iraq by zeroing out the war budget, understanding that such a drastic move is doubtful because it would be fraught with political peril. But I believe the Congress has the backing of the Americam people who spoke in the November 2006 election, showing their disdain for the war. George W. & Company have chosen to use the election results as a means to say Americans wanted a change in direction, not an exit from Iraq. But I believe the American people are ready to see the US involvement in Iraq STOP! And I hope Congress takes the gamble and does what the president will not: get our troops out of Iraq NOW!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Gay Marriage Coming To Connecticut?

In the state that gave the US the first non-court odered civil unions, Connecticut may soon become the first state to allow gay couples full marriage rights. Connecticut legislators are expected in the next few months to take up a bill that if passed would allow same-sex couples to marry. This comes about two years after civil unions became law in Connecticut. It's hard to say whether or not a bill that will soon be filed will become law, but Senator Andrew McDonald (D-Stamford), one of the bill's co-sponsors said, "I think there's a very real possibility that we will be able to pass it in the Legislature." Here's to Connecticut today, perhaps New Jersey in a few years?

Anybody Miss Me?

Ok. Be honest? Did you miss me? And don't say so just to make me feel good! I haven't blogged since New Year's Day, 28 days ago! I know Mommanator missed me because she told me she so; she said she missed reading what I had to say. So here's to you, Mommanator! You're looking better than ever, and I wish you would get back soon and keep your boys in line!
Oh yeah. I turned another year older in December. That's my birthday cake that my special someone bought for me. A strawberry shortcake birthday cake! YUMMY! Another year older, and another year wiser! As the old saying goes, "if I only knew then what I know now!" How true that is.
So again I will blog my heart out even though blogs are supposed to be a thing of the past. It gives me a place to make my thoughts known and vent some of my frustrations and bang my pulpit for change in our world. It gives me a place to say what's wrong with our world as well as look at the positive things that are going on. So I will be blogging on!

Monday, January 01, 2007

NYC Christmas 2006

Took my annual Christmas pilgrimage to NYC this past week. What a fabulous place NYC is anytime, but especially at Christmas. As is customary, I get out of the city before the big New Year's Eve Bash, making only a stop in Times Square to see the NYE preparations. That way I can sit in front of my television watching the party on NYE and say, "I walked there....and there....and there."

Ate at two great restaurants, Geisha, and Tao. Geisha is an satisfies the Japanese desire and Tao the Pan-Asian cuisine. Both were exceptional. Went to two shows, Martin Short, Fame Becomes Me, and The Little Dog Laughed. Totally different, one a musical and the other a play, both were very entertaining.

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