Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hillary and Bill and the Right Minded

Bill Clinton is hurting Hillary in Iowa by his heavy handed treatment of Obama. They have had to be so tough in their dealings with the nasty right over the years that they have become too personal and too edgy. They have become their enemies.

Monday, December 17, 2007

A Military Man For Vice President

For either Hillary or Obama, General Wesley Clark would make a good vice president candidate. A former career officer who ran for president, Clark would add to either ticket a miltiary and security dimension and also an aspect of international relations due his record in Bosnia.

Neither Clinton nor Obama has the credentials to face the increasingly difficult morale issues among the brass since the catastrophes of Don Rumsfeld. Neither has the credentials as logistical planners capable of removing the USA from Iraq's sesspool

Friday, December 14, 2007

Save Molly Pitcher

We are getting the gruesome rumor that the Molly Pitcher rest stop on the Turnpike maybe be renamed to raise money. That would be a shame.

Molly Pitcher was a real person, and despite the escapades of a one time governor, she deserves better. She was Mary Hays, who followed her husband, John Hays, who fought in the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778. She would carry pitchers of cold spring water to the wounded on the front lines.

When her husband was shot, she helped maintain the artillery and became a gunner. She was named by Washington a non-commisisoned officer and later remarried a man named McCauley. She is buried in Pennsylvania.

Let us save Molly Pitcher from corporate interests

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

On Primaries and Immigration

The GOP primaries have witnessed a steady stream of anti-immigration and anti-immigrant rhetoric to court the nativists in rural Iowa and isolated New Hampshire. The Democrats capture now 57% of the Hispanic vote as compared to the Republicans’ 23%. The GOP has lost about 13 points since 2006. People, it seems, are listening to the debates on immigration and to the pre-convention politics.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Hispanic Disenchantment

The latest Pew Hispanic poll shows great disenchantment by Hispanics with the GOP. Under Karl Rove and his boss, Bush II, the Republicans fused anti-Castro sentiments and Christian fundamentalism to court Hispanics - especially, at first, in Florida. Bush genuinely tried to get immigration reform through Congress, but Republicans refused.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Politics in the Middle East

Now we find that Rudy's firm is working for an ethopian group that the Adminsitration finds to be a terrorist threat.

US intelliegence services reports that our long attacks on Iran for nuclear weapons were unfounded. Iran stopped producing the necessary materials in 2003. Cheney said it aint so, basing his statement on the same brilliant sources which duped the witless Bush to go into Iraq.