Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
This Friday's Boobies are debating the...um..."issues" of the day.
And on that note, I'm heading south for another Spring Training game. Going to Scottsdale to see my beloved Giants take on the "Angels", who can't decide what city they're from.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I get pissed.
Normally, I try to ignore Sarah Palin (except for occasional comedy purposes). But when she puts a 'target' on my local congresswoman, I respond. From her Facebook page:
We’re paying particular attention to those House members who voted in favor of Obamacare and represent districts that Senator John McCain and I carried during the 2008 election. Three of these House members are retiring – from Arkansas’s 2nd district, Indiana’s 8th district, and Tennessee’s 6th district – but we’ll be working to make sure that those who replace them are Commonsense Conservatives. The others are running for re-election, and we’re going to hold them accountable for this disastrous Obamacare vote. They are: Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1), Harry E. Mitchell (AZ-5), Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8), John Salazar (CO-3), Betsy Markey (CO-4). Allen Boyd (FL-2), Suzanne M. Kosmas (FL-24), Baron P. Hill (IN-9), Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL), Charlie Wilson (OH-6), John Boccieri (OH-16), Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3), Christopher Carney (PA-10), John M. Spratt, Jr. (SC-5), Tom Perriello (VA-5), Alan B. Mollohan (WV-1), and Nick J. Rahall II (WV-3).
I've gotten to know Ann Kirkpatrick starting with her 2008 campaign, and frequent readers know that I'm not exactly enthusiastic about her as a legislator. I've characterized her as a "soggy waffle" more than a few times. She's closer to a 'blue dog' than a progressive.
But she's also a good, decent, intelligent woman who's done a decent job of representing her constituents. I trust her integrity completely. While I'd rather have a dynamic progressive representative, I don't see how one could be elected in this district.
And she's certainly a hell of a lot better than any of the "Palin people" ever could be. So I'm much more motivated to help Ann's campaign than I might otherwise have been. Go here http://www.kirkpatrickforarizona.com/ if you'd like to help.