Monday, January 08, 2007

Nancy Pelosi - Breaking Barriers

This post by mcjoan at Daily Kos underscores something that has flown under the radar of most people, mainly the so-called "journalists" that are allegedly on our side: Nancy Pelosi is the first woman to reach speaker of the house and is second in line for presidential succession. Wow.

Truly a first for women that seem never to happen. As she said, she has broken through a "marble ceiling"; much harder then the normal glass ceilings women must face everyday.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Thomas Jefferson - Terrorist Sympathizer

Why I am a liberal, reason #245: duly elected congressperson Keith Ellison made a fatal mistake, according to Rep. Virgil Goode (VA). He is muslim. And now "they" are going to overrun Congress. Rep. Ellison's other mistake: he wants to swear in on the Koran rather the the bible. The right would not have it.

So someone from Goode's district donated a Koran for the ceremony: one owned by none other then Thomas Jefferson. Of course, the right wing had a spin on that one: Jefferson was a terrorist sympathizer. Jeebus on a freakin' pogo stick.

Oh yeah, Happy New Year!

2006 blew chunks of fetid toast (at least for yours truly). Might 2007 blow slightly less?

Finally, a real Democrat!

Via Daily Kos, a rundown of Eliot Spitzer's first speech laying out his very ambitious agenda, from health care for all to an publicly financed elections and pre-kindergarten for all 4-year olds. Wow.