Monday, March 01, 2010

Nancy Pelosi is absolutely correct. It will take courage to do the right thing for the nation in Health Care Reconciliation.

February 28, 2010
Washington, DC
Photographer states :: The full moon rose at 87 degrees azimuth in Washington, D.C., which aligned it with the monuments.

...House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (click title to entry - thank you) said “time is up” for Congress to pass health-care legislation and that lawmakers in her chamber need to figure out the right policy, see what the Senate does, then decide how to vote.

“We all agree that the present system is unsustainable,” the Democrat from California said, according to a transcript of an interview on the ABC News “This Week” program, scheduled for broadcast today. “What’s the point of talking about it any longer?”...

That is the crime in having a media service such as Murdoch's tribe that INJURES the country politically. The Tea Bagger movement was started through the mentoring of his radio shows.

Last week, a caller told Hannity he isn't presenting both sides of the story and Hannity snapped back at the man, "I never stated I was fair and balanced, I am a Reagan Republican."


Wow. Because the news organization that synidcates the hate mongering states it is fair and balanced. That was quite a confession by Hannity, I thought. At the time he was all bent out of shape over the televised conference the President held, so his mood wasn't really 'tempered' to meet the challenge.

But, the Democrats are not a party of political cowards. They can rise to meet the challenge and I imagine they will. They have a long road to November and for the most part folks don't make up their minds about the 'issues of the day' until a week or two before the elections. I believe most of the electorate is open minded to understanding the challenge of voting well and not just being 'one vote' of a mistake they'll regret later.

I don't want to hear how Murdoch doesn't participate in UNILATERAL political advertising through his media circuses.

There is currently a movement spawned by Neil Boortz regarding the Fair Tax. He has an Online March to Washington that is directly connected with his radio show. That is political activism and it serves his 'fiscal bottom line' because people come to his show and buy from his advertisers and he makes plenty of money on book sales and all that mess.

"The Fair Tax" (click here)

And the Republican Party DIRECTLY benefits from these radio and talk shows. There is nothing fair or balanced about this mess. In the You Tube video below Mike Pence is featured and it appears on the website for the Fair Tax.

All Boortz ever talks about is his 'Fair Tax.' It is all connected. It is all political and the Tea Baggers are nothing more than disgruntled and disillusioned Republicans. Everyone wants to say they were started because of Big Government Democrats.


They were started up immediately after the loss of the election by McCain in 2008. They tried to gather up the remnants of it and put it back together again because the Republican Party has become so egregious to the American people.

They are nothing but BIG MEDIA PROPAGANDISTS that are in it to win it because it pays them well.

There is no equity here and it is all free advertising for Republicans. The Tea Baggers are those folks that were never able to break into the Republican base before. They are throwing out incumbents and that is all this mess is. There is nothing new here.

Elections will tell us just how potent Tea Party's brew is (click here)
08:29 AM CST on Monday, March 1, 2010
By TODD J. GILLMAN / The Dallas Morning News

In just over a year, the Tea Party movement has spawned campaigns in Texas for governor, the Legislature and Congress. Election returns Tuesday will help gauge how potent that force has become.

But the movement is still maturing, and its direction remains in flux. A third party? A rump caucus within the Republican tent? Or will it fade, ideas cannibalized, or energy sapped by squabbles and diffuse leadership...

...Texas has one of the nation's earliest primary dates this year, and as the biggest Republican state on the map, it serves as the first widespread test of the Tea Party movement. Political novices claiming Tea Party roots are taking on state senators and House members. Debra Medina, an obscure Wharton County Republican leader not long ago, made herself a factor in a contest pitting a sitting governor and U.S. senator....

I don't know why Sled Racing isn't a part of the Winter Olympics.

February 27, 2010
Anchorage, Alaska
Photographer states :: A matched set. Participants in the Fur Rondy Open World Championship Sled Dog Race. (click title to entry - thank you) 3 days of action along the main streets and back country of Anchorage where mushers go 25 miles each day for a chance at some of the $80,000 in prize money. Be sure and watch the video as they are outbound coming down Cordova Hill, which at the end of the day they have to 'go back up it'.

Local Time :: 5:08 AM AKST (GMT -09)

Lat/Lon :: 58.8° N 137.0° W

Elevation :: 33 feet above sea level

Temperature :: 37 Fahrenheit

Conditions :: Overcast

Windchill :: 31 Fahrenheit

Humidity :: 93%

Dew Point :: 36 Fahrenheit

Wind :: 8 mph from the North Northwest

Pressure :: 29.33 inches (Rising)

Visibility :: 10.0 miles

UV :: 0 out of 16

Clouds :: Overcast at 2300 feet