Liberal Wacko, Montana Division


A challenge
September 3, 2008, 3:02 pm
Filed under: Denial, Fear, Priorities, The Future, vote for me

I keep hearing McCain’s campaign complain about the sexist coverage of Sarah Palin in the media.

I’d like to see one example. No…not from “Billy’s Homemade Political Blog” but from CNN, MSNBC, FOX, etc.

What kind of country does McCain want if it is forbidden to ask questions about a vice presidental candidate? I would hope that they would welcome scrutiny because they have so much faith in Palin. But that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Should the American media just proclaim that if John McCain says she’s OK, so do we all?

What is happening here exactly?

 

So show me all this sexism…

UPDATE: I was accused of being “gruff” with someone this morning. No one ever calls a woman “gruff”…. now I know how poor Sarah feels when she is called “shrill”.



Check
August 29, 2008, 10:37 am
Filed under: Priorities, The Future

McCain just made a fatal mistake. It’s exciting right now…but in the end people will analyze what’s at stake and realize what they have known all along: McCain has impaired judgement and is only interested in showmanship.

Another shock and awe campaign gone awry for the GOP.

Hillary’s voters are too sharp for this bonehead, clumsy move. Palin is no Hillary Clinton….and they are not interchangeable just because they are both women.



Enough about Hillary and Obama…let’s talk about me!
May 9, 2008, 7:51 pm
Filed under: Democrats, Priorities, The Future

Is it possible that all this time I just thought I had a big mouth when in fact I simply have an inflated ego? Could it be a combination of both? Probably.

Today I suggested, perhaps in an inappropriate forum, that it was time for the party to unify behind Barack Obama. I was shocked at the response I got from the moderator of the forum. If she is reading this, I hope that she can try to understand why I posted such a thing. But the response made me realize that feelings are, to say the least, raw. Who could have forseen that Hillary would not secure the nomination? But we are all adults here right? Able to accept defeat and move on?

Maybe not so much.

There I go again…big mouth. Condescending. Inflated ego. Ick. But I feel that something is happening here. The Democratic party of the last 8 years is dying. A new party has evolved out of the old. We had two strong cadidates…soon we will have one strong nominee, and it will be Obama (have I mentioned this lately?). It’s time to leave Terry Mcauliffe behind.

I want the Democrats to win because I love my country. The sleaze machine of the Republic party is scared, and they are going to be vicious. VICIOUS.

Can we talk about getting together on this? Or should we count on a third Bush term?



It is over…
May 8, 2008, 8:26 am
Filed under: Democrats, Denial, Priorities

In November of 2000 we watched in horror as the Supreme Court appointed George Bush President of the United States of America. Al Gore had run a strong campaign, and won the popular vote, but in the end he lost because the electoral votes failed to reflect the will of the American people.

Do you remember how you felt? The outrage? The Injustice? If you don’t remember please take a moment to relive those dark days…

Stay with me now.

Back in 1992 I was urged to take action in helping shape the political landscape of our country. I volunteered to help the local Democratic party by making phone calls, getting people registered to vote, etc. Dorothy Bradley was running for Governor, and Bill Clinton was running for President. In the general election Dorothy lost, but Bill Clinton carried Montana! It seems unbelievable now. It was the beginning of my love affair with politics, and I was a big fan of Bill and Hillary. But then I watched our party lose touch, and fall victim to the mindless chants and slogans of the Republican party. I watched Bill lie about his sexual appetite for interns. Yet I still felt that his activities around sex had very little if anything to do with his ability to run the country, and still supported him strongly. What I am saying is that the Clintons have been with me throughout my political interest. I strongly supported Hillary’s bid for the nomination and to this day feel that she would be an excellent President.

But…

She has run a mean spirited campaign, especially recently. It is the campaign that should have been run against W in 2004, NOT against a fellow Democrat in 2008. She does not have the majority of the popular vote, and will not be able to make up the difference by June 3rd. She wants Florida and Michigan to count, but they broke party rules. Their delegates should be seated after an equitable plan for doing so is formulated, but the results of their voting must not be counted.

Hillary is counting on the super delegates to act for her as the Supreme Court acted for George Bush in 2000.  This is the ONLY WAY SHE CAN WIN THE NOMINATION, and it must not happen. The party will be destroyed if it does. Meanwhile, she is hurting Obama’s ability to mount a campaign against John McBush.

So please ask yourself…isn’t it time to move on? For the good of the party, but most importantly for the good of our great country.  Let’s not be like Rush Limbaugh, who not only doesn’t care about The United States of America, but obviously loathes the Democratic process through which we elect our leaders.

It isn’t easy, but it is the right thing to do. Hillary can not win. Let’s support our next President:

Barack Obama!



Anxiety
May 15, 2007, 2:25 pm
Filed under: Priorities

As many of you know, my wife is expecting. This has been the major reason for my lack of posting…other things seem much more important right now. So our due date was last Monday. Tonight we go in to have labor induced.

This is one of those rare cases where knowing the date of the event ahead of time is by far more stressful.

We spent the day checking and re-checking our bags to make sure nothing is forgotten. Everything is in place.

Now we wait…



post election thoughts
November 11, 2006, 4:37 am
Filed under: Priorities, The Future

Why was the Tester/Burns election so close? I believe it was the 23% sales tax “issue” that damaged Jon Tester’s campaign. Was it a lie? Well…no. Former Senator (I like the sound of that) Burns did in fact fill out a questionaire on which he marked “sales tax” as a replacement for the current tax system. The group that provided the questionaire had in fact concluded that a 23% sales tax would be required to replace revenue if enacted. So no, it wasn’t a lie. But it did not ring true because of the failure to mention that it would replace the current tax code. Mr. Tester if you are reading this, dismiss whoever recommended this tactic.

Just because they twist the truth to win doesn’t mean it’s OK for you to do the same.

Senator-elect Tester will do us proud in Washington. Of this I have no doubt. But unlike the Republicans we will not support him just because of his party affiliation. We will hold him accountable. So do your best for us, Senator.

EXCUSES

I have listened to and read the right’s reaction to the complete house cleaning that was Tuesday’s election. Some, like Eric Coobs, think the Republicans moved too far to the left, costing them the election. Others, like Rush, claim that it was their refusal to compromise their values that cost them so dearly. Predictions of higher taxes, terrorist attacks, illegal aliens overunning the USA, and the outlawing of firearms are quick to follow.

I beleive that it was their failure to stick to their values that cost them. This crop of Republicans increased government to its biggest and costliest size in the history of the U.S. They threw fiscal responsibility out the window. They preached family values and character while laundering money, accepting bribes, sending dirty e-mail to pages, selling votes, choking their mistresses, etc etc. They wanted to alter the constitution of the USA to REDUCE FREEDOM for certain groups of people. They ran on “right to life” knowing full well that they would not act on it because they would never get reelected if they did. They tried to combine Christianity and government, a foul mixture. They opposed the natural death of a brain-dead woman. They failed to hold the president accountable for a faultering war. They failed the people. They abandoned conservative values to retain power. That is why they lost, so enough with the excuses already.

Now what will republicans do when their dire predictions fail to materialize?

My guess is that you will try to talk about non-issues like flag burning.

And I hope that this time, the people will see right through it.



The MTSSA can kiss my ass, etc.
November 7, 2006, 4:38 am
Filed under: Democrats, Priorities, vote for me

Tonight I was robocalled by the Montana Shooting Sports Association.

Last night I was push-polled by Burns supporters.

We are all sick of the ads.

But the MTSSA call really pissed me off. When I ran for office in ’04, I took the time to fill out their candidate questionaire. I did this because I am a sportsman, gun owner, and hunter. What rating did I get? An “F”.

You see, I don’t think folks should be allowed to carry concealed handguns into schools or courthouses. Is that what earned me an “F”? Or was it that I was running as a “D”?

Don’t know, don’t care. The MTSSA is not to be trusted. They are liars.

I don’t care what party you belong to. This election is about more than party allegiance. It is about our country. This isn’t baseball or football, where you stick with your team no matter how badly they are doing. This is our country, our way of life. I want to let the power brokers know who has the power. It’s us, the 35% who give enough of a damn about our country to vote.

The commercial says “Conrad Burns, what a character.” What a load of crap. Conrad Burns has sold out our state, sold out our values, lost sight of what the hell we sent him to Washington to do: REPRESENT US.

You want to vote Republican. I want to vote Democrat. But to vote for a candidate strictly because he or she belongs to your party of choice is irresponsible. It is giving up your voice. It is giving up on your country. I have voted for Republicans in the past, and will in the future. I vote for the candidate.

So if you are still undecided, please remember:

DON”T VOTE FOR A PARTY, VOTE FOR OUR COUNTRY!