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July 27, 2014

Democrats 2014

Filed under: Congressional races — hannah @ 11:06 am

Michelle Obama is effective. See if you don’t agree.

July 26, 2014

Do Nothing and Not Wanting = Constancy

Filed under: Congressional races — hannah @ 7:27 am

Rachel Maddow provides examples from our Congress.

June 27, 2014

Teabags in Texas voting for democrats?

Filed under: Congressional races — hannah @ 5:27 am

It has been obvious for some time that Tea people

June 25, 2014

Bellows for Maine

Filed under: Congressional races — hannah @ 12:42 pm

June 16, 2014

Moral Mondays, the musical

Filed under: Congressional races — hannah @ 10:25 am


June 13, 2014

What Eric Cantor forgot.

Filed under: Congressional races,Down the drain — hannah @ 4:17 am

The potency of the petty potentate resides in the ballot box. Not only that, but the route in is secret. When the electorate’s laissez faire turns to resentment, it is often not detected.

Bottom line: the Unjust Steward gets dismissed. Luke 16:1-13

June 12, 2014

Power Lust and Sloth

Filed under: another perspective,Congressional races,Down the drain — hannah @ 5:39 am

Power. The issue is power. Long-time members of Congress are fighting for their power, which the people have been stripping from them, one member at a time. As of 2012, three House elections had replaced 212 incumbents. That’s a turn-over that’s not being reported as a big story (instead we hear about John Boehner being ineffective), because they don’t want to turn a perfect storm into a tsunami.

June 11, 2014

Thoughts on Eric Cantor being supplanted by an immigrant basher.

Filed under: Congressional races — hannah @ 6:41 am

Getting rid of illegals is equivalent to getting rid of abortion–something that everyone knows can’t be achieved. So, why do politicians favor this kind of issue to campaign on? It’s symbolic — i.e. it stands for something else — even when deployed by people who don’t know what symbolic means. The message a promise to accomplish the impossible sends is that the speaker prefers certainty and constancy and is not likely to be a source of surprise. Such a person is also not likely to do anything to distress the persons being addressed. His focus is elsewhere. Which, especially if one is a scofflaw, is a good omen in a legislator.

June 4, 2014

Dimpled, but not principled

Filed under: Congressional races — hannah @ 8:11 am

It has long been fairly obvious to anyone paying close attention that the party of business was largely aspirational. That is people flock to the Republican Party because they want to be good at business, but aren’t. So, the recent revelations about Scott Brown’s affiliation with an outfit in Florida that’s morphed from hair spray to gunsmithing in a short period of time aren’t all that surprising. According to the Boston Globe:

Global Digital Solutions Inc. does not yet sell or make guns. It has no revenue, no patents, no trademarks, no manufacturing facilities, and no experience developing weapons, according to its most recent corporate filings.


May 28, 2014

Veterans’ Administration, a reminder of Congress’ failure

Filed under: another perspective,Congressional races,Down the drain — hannah @ 6:18 am

Part of the impetus for the emphasis on getting universal health care, beginning with Howard Dean’s campaign in 2003, was the realization that the Iraq war was going to produce a lot more medically needy citizens because whole families were going to be impacted and disrupted by the troops’ experience. For example, we still have residual effects via developmental abnormalities in the children of troops exposed to the toxins of Desert Storm. The children of troops who served in Fallujah and Mosul and Ar Ramadi are likely to have similar problems as a consequence of their parents’ exposure to depleted uranium munitions.

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