That is what the entire movement reminds me of, bullies.
I congratulate the TSA for a remarkably smooth travel holiday.
Thank you. Well done.
Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 | 11:41 a.m.
The annual Thanksgiving retreat — making today one of the year's busiest travel days as people head home — isn't causing major headaches at McCarran International Airport so far.
Michael Alonzo, management analyst at McCarran, said travel operations appear to be running smoothly in Las Vegas with no reported problems causing major delays or long security lines....
Who's afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? I have to disagree with the 'scare' (click here) some of the news media is feeling after the 2010 elections. They believe there is some recompense needed to the Republicans regarding the change in leadership in the House. To begin, I don't believe the media was paying attention to the Republican challengers called The Tea Party. It could have helped stem the flow of 'change' in the Republican Party by this group of extremists. It really isn't a Democratic issue, except, they are new faces and new names; therefore; in a difficult political environment for incumbents they 'seem' like the best choice to those that have a difficult time making up their minds most elections, anyway.
The truth of the situation for the Republicans is that their party was shanghaied by the Tea Party. They really aren't Republicans. As a matter of fact, the 'icon' to the Tea Party, Former Governor Palin has stated, "If this is the end of the GOP, so be it." This is a Conservative Crisis. In the races where the media concentrated on Tea Party candidates, running under the Republican banner they were mostly defeated in the general elections.
The Tea Party are novices. 118 novices. I haven't seen any policies written by them, but, simply 'POSITION' STATEMENTS in opposition of those that actually do know how to write policy. That is why they are oppositional candidates. They have no ideas. They have the same problem as Republicans, except, they are more extreme in their goals to social issues. They are very biased to the rights of other Americans unlike themselves.
At any rate, I sincerely believe the Democrats still hold the clear majority in the House. I do not believe the Republican Party actually represents their 50% House majority. There are 124 Republicans in the House and 118 Tea Party members. That is like having 118 independent members from where I stand. They don't recognize the GOP platform, don't seek to 'fall in line' under their leadership, but, simply took the GOP money to facilitate their candidacy. There is something "W"rong with that picture.
So, in all honesty, while I understand President Obama needs to realize his 192 Democrats have to work with the Republicans and he has wanted bi-partisan participation from the beginning of his Presidency; 'the picture' of cooperation is really odd when one seeks to look for a concensus among the GOP now. The Republicans in the House really are a bit of a mess and I encourage Democrats to reach out to the 118 Tea Party members to find 'common ground.' I think there is more 'interest' in achieving goals than they might expect. They aren't Republicans and while their social content is extreme (and it is) their goals may not be that far out of step with 'real governance.'
I encourage 'open-mindedness' on behalf of the Democratic House. They may very well be pleasantly surprised. Until it is obvious otherwise. After all, Michele Bachmann was not promoted to leadership and the Tea Party didn't have a demonstration. I believe some of the Tea Party members are sincerely in DC to PARTICIPATE in governance and not extremism when it comes to the well being of the country. At least give them the benefit of the doubt.
But to change subjects to an article no American should miss. Of course, the Big Bad Wolf was after more than simply a disruption of holiday travel, he really was the Big Bad Wolf out to hurt three helpless members of the community.
It would seem as though some Red States are having a bit of trouble carrying out their coveted 'Death Sentence.' Since the Radical Right Wing covets 'their power' over life so much I thought I'd bring the holiday on a high note for them. Something they can really get there sorry minds around.
Hospira (click title to entry -thank you) won't be producing sodium thiopental until next year. For the Right Wingers they must have a real affection for the drug, but, for most Americans; one might ask; "What the heck is sodium thiopental?
|Posted 10m ago|
By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY
...Some states that have the death penalty have asked Texas for doses of sodium thiopental, the so-called knockout drug, used as part of the three-drug cocktail in executions by lethal injection, according to Michelle Lyons, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. She would not identify the states that requested assistance.
The state has declined to make its supply available even though all of its 39 available doses are set to expire in March and there are only three executions scheduled in the state before then, Lyons said
States, including Arizona, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky, have scrambled to acquire the drug.
Sodium thiopental renders the condemned inmate unconscious, so the prisoner does not feel pain.
Hospira, the lone federally approved producer of the drug, has said new batches of the substance would not be available until next year.
Lyons said that despite the looming expiration of Texas' extra inventory, "we do not have plans to distribute the drug to other states."
"We have a responsibility to ensure we have an adequate supply of the drug on hand to carry out any executions scheduled in the state of Texas," Lyons said.
States with shortages are trying to find suppliers abroad or proposing radical changes in their execution protocols to deal with the lack of drugs....
My, my, not exactly what I would call a crisis. Sincerely.
I am going to enjoy my holiday. Until tomorrow.