Friday, December 10, 2010

Senate Democrats Put 'Dream Act' on Hold

Facing a Republican filibuster, Senate Democrats pull a measure that would allow illegal immigrant students to earn citizenship.

Republicans Block U.S. Health Aid for 9/11 Workers

Republicans look after their rich friends, but could care less about the ailing first responders of 9/11.

E.P.A. Delays Tougher Rules on Emissions

The Obama administration is retreating on environmental emissions as it adjusts to a changed political dynamic with more G.O.P. opposition.

Gates Disappointed by Failure on ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal

COMMENT: Dream Act. Is there no Republican who believes that a deserving student or service member should be given a path to citizenship, benefiting the U.S.? How is this seen in any way as a Republican-Democrat issue?

No Republican who wants to aid 9/11 workers?
No Republican who knows ending military discrimination would benefit the armed forces?

No Republican who will put country ahead of party?

Monday, December 06, 2010


My daughters may kill me for posting these somewhat sexist observations.

Without, as usual, doing any research, it occurs to me that beauty queens rarely become leaders of their nation. The most famous, and effective, leader of her country was Cleopatra, who was certainly no beauty. A list of other female leaders includes these ladies who , while not unattractive, are known more for their skills and intelligence than for their looks: Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, and Andrea Merkel. Among the few exceptions could be BenazirBhutto and Aung San Suu Kyi (although never Burma's leader did win the election but was arrested and denied the right to be Prime Minister),

I mention this apparent phenomenon at this time because we now have here a number of quite attractive female politicians who could become Presidential candidates. I won't list their names because they are all Republicans.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Government Workers Ordered Not to Read Cables

This is U.S. government? If a worker has already read some, must that worker undergo electric shock treatment in order to forget?