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The Senate Agenda Awards!!!

December 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Now onto the Senate Agenda Awards!!!  This blog post aims to honor the work of the 111th Senate and the many pieces of landmark legislation they helped enact including the health care reform bill, the financial reform bill, the economic stimulus bill, child nutrition bill, FDA food safety bill among many others.  But there can be only one.  We’ll find out …

in the first (and last) Senate Agenda Awards!!!

Welcome all.  Now lets get down to business.

The winner for best 2010 Senate election win goes to …

Sen. Reid!!!

For defeating the dragon lady known as the Sharron Angle.

The winner for best Senate election ad goes to …

Sen. Barbara Boxer

For her brutally effective ad against former HP CEO and job outsourcer Carly Fiorina

The winner for best Senate Congressional delegation goes to:

Sen. Schumer and Gillibrand from the State of New York!!!

For their work (and the House delegation) in passing the 9/11 first responder health care legislation and the repeal of DADT.

The winner for best legislation goes to …

The Financial Regulatory Bill

Yay!!!  Go Consumer Financial Protection Agency!!!

The winner for best Senate Leader goes to …

Sen. Reid!!!

This is Sen. Reid’s second award this blog post.

Now the moment we’ve all been waiting for …

The winner for best Senator goes to …

SEN. REID!!!

Congratulations to Sen. Reid!!! A Majority Leader for the ages!!!

In Honor of the Speaker and Her Smackdowns!

March 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Obama … The Musical?

January 8, 2010 Leave a comment

I’m an Obama fan but … this looks terrible. Is this a secret Republican plot to turn people against the President with all the bad show tunes?  They’re insidious …

Okay fine, that Michelle Obama tune is kind of catchy.

UPDATE: Transcript of Michelle Obama tune portion around the 46 second mark

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH, Got to help somebody! Go on and help somebody! Get up Get up Get up and Help Somebody!

(Dancers – presumably campaign volunteers – proceed to dance ecstatically in background)

Teabagger Pot Meet Kettle

December 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Or should it be those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw teabags?

Anti-science teabagger group AFP held a press conference about denying global warming, but clean energy advocates disrupted the press conference and crashed their event.  Go watch it starting at the 45 second mark:

Midway through his speech though, a group of pro-reform hecklers stood up and started chanting “clean energy makes jobs,” and “Americans for prosperity are Americans for clean energy,” before taking over the stage.

And then the AFP guy got on the WAAAAAMBULAAAANCCEEEEE

He continued: “But I’ll tell you this, it’s why we’re winning this battle. We’re winning this battle because we stand up on the issues and these guys scream and roar.”

“The other side can’t win this debate. So what do they do? They try to attack and scream,” Phillips said.

That’s funny because these are the same tactics espoused in an AFP strategy memo for health care reform town halls back in the summer:

AFP even released a strategy memo for town halls, urging protesters to “watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep’s statements early,” in order to “be disruptive early and often.” The memo also says that “the goal is to rattle him, get him off his prepared script and agenda.

Just goes to show (and use one more adage): What goes around comes around.  Teabaggers really ought to stick to hybrid hilariously/tragically ironic signs.

Lou Dobbs Supports Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants (Really?!)

November 25, 2009 Leave a comment

So says the Huffington Post:

Mr. Dobbs told Spanish-language network Telemundo he now supports a plan to legalize millions of undocumented workers, a stance he long lambasted as an unfair “amnesty.”

What he actually said on Telemundo leaves a lot of wiggle room:

“I hope that will begin with Maria and me and Telemundo and other media organizations and others in this national debate that we should turn into a solution rather than a continuing debate and factional contest.”

And what are these proposed solutions, Mr. Dobbs? There’s already one on the table called Comprehensive Immigration Reform, a tough but fair bipartisan compromise in the works that will increase interior enforcement, streamline the immigration system, require otherwise law abiding undocumented immigrants to register and become legalized, and protect the border.

Lou Dobbs should know that he is viewed by the Latino and immigrant community much like Bull Connor and  Joe McCarthy — men who have led witch hunts whipping up frenzy and hate in the process.  These men are also now considered pariahs of history.  If Lou Dobbs has had a genuine change of heart, the Latino and immigrant communities will welcome it.

But remember this Mr. Dobbs: We can forgive, but we will never forget.

Fox News Poll Goes Rogue

November 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Stop Going Rogue, Sarah.  You’re causing an epidemic of rogueness!!!

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Lou Dobbs Quits CNN!!!!!!!!

November 12, 2009 1 comment

DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!!!!!!!! TIME TO PARTY!!!!!!!!

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