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No recess appointments, eh?

So, Republican activist judges deny Obama the same kind of recess appointments that were made by the previous president who just happened to have his job thanks to the actions of higherup Republican activist judges.

Yeah, got it.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:18 PM (2 replies)

Yeah, me neither. . .

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:54 PM (4 replies)

The filibuster conundrum

Harry's deal would mean more if McConnell were trustworthy, which he isn't. But in that case, the deal wouldn't have been necessary in the first place, would it?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:43 PM (0 replies)

LTTE, submitted today

An open letter to members of Congress, to our state legislators, to our governors, to our county commissions, to our city councils and our sheriffs:

We all watched in horror as events unfolded in Aurora. In Tucson. At Columbine. At Fort Hood and Virginia Tech and so many bloody others. Then, the shootings at Newtown happened and our horror was compounded. The massacre of children compels universal revulsion.

It’s time for common sense when it comes to firearms, and the President has made a good start. There is no intent to confiscate all guns; rather, we are called to exercise, at long last, a measure of reason.

The driving license in my wallet testifies to my having passed a test that confirms my understanding of traffic laws, that my vision is suitable to the operation of a vehicle, and that I performed an acceptable demonstration of my ability to safely operate a vehicle. Additionally, my low insurance rate reflects a long history of safe driving. Why should the use of firearms be less monitored?

That’s not a facetious question, especially considering that cars and trucks, unlike firearms, are not designed to maim and kill. My driving privileges come with the inherent obligation to be mindful of the safety and well-being of others. That said, should I park an Abrams tank in my driveway my neighbors would have every reason to doubt that I plan to use it for commuting. I have the right to drive because I have met all the legal requirements for doing so, and those requirements have never suggested that the government intends to confiscate my car. We really can apply the same common sense to firearms. And we should.


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:17 PM (0 replies)

Hillary Clinton confronted congressional Republicans

and they were outnumbered.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:09 PM (5 replies)

The Secretary

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:04 PM (2 replies)

The Secretary of State,

it seems to me, has better things to do than act as foil for a bunch of posturing ignorati pretending to be relevant.

This really is like watching little boys discovering how to "write" in the snow. They are embarrassing the country in front of the whole world. Again.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:48 PM (1 replies)

Rohrbacker (sp?) is impressive

in his demonstration of both ignorance and rudeness. Yuck.

(at Sec. Clinton's testimony to House)

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:13 PM (5 replies)

Rep. Janak Joshi: Trust Me, I’m a Physician!

...from Sunday’s Colorado Right to Life rally at the Colorado capitol of state Republican Rep. Janak “Dr. Nick” Joshi, speaking in support of his House Bill 13-1032–this year’s iteration of the GOP’s perennial “fetal homicide” backdoor anti-abortion bill.
JOSHI: We have lot of work ahead of us, particularly this year, uh, some of you might have read in Denver Post two days ago, the Speaker of the House made a comment about my bill, that “Republicans haven’t learned their lesson yet.” Mr. Speaker, what lesson do you want us to learn? I’m a physician. [Pols emphasis] I know about the life. Don’t try to teach me anything.

Now folks, as soon as we heard that Rep. Joshi used the words “I’m a physician” in reference to himself, an alarm bell went off in our head. Probably because of this:

more, incl. video, at link: http://coloradopols.com/diary/36194/rep-janak-joshi-trust-me-im-a-physician


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:06 PM (2 replies)

Heading for the reviewing stand, not liking this,

the drum cadence of the 18th century marine group. Sad memories associated . . .

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:20 PM (0 replies)
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