Dems. surge to stop Bush’s “surge”, measure passes in House but fails in Senate.

Democrats in the Congressional House, in a 246 to 182 vote of all but 2 Democrats plus 17 Republican defectors, succeeded in their surge to embarrass President Bush on his Iraq “surge”. The House’s NON BINDING (toothless and largely irrelevant) resolution , which merely states that “Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on Jan. 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq,” doesn’t even ask Bush to do anything!

Democrats in the Senate, in a RARE Saturday session and with Senator John McCain Missing In Action on the vote, attempted to pass the same measure. In a debate whether to start a debate, the measure failed to garner the 60 votes needed to end a Republican filibuster and allow debate (the vote was 56 to 44, with 7 Republicans joining Democrats to allow debate). I don’t know about you, but unlike Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) who stated that “[t]he American people can see what is happening here,… . They know that some want to prevent a vote at all costs”, I join Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a man who I admire and who has dared — I guess dared is the proper word to use here — “surge” opponents to cut off funding for our troops in Iraq. At least that way the “surge” opponents can stop trying to “have their political cake and eat it, too”, while putting a welcome end to all of these meaningless exercises in political posturing, pandering, gamesmanship and futility.


Happy Valentine’s day (and my 16th wedding anniversary)

Today is Valentine’s day as we all know. This day also happens to be my 16th wedding anniversary. As such, and for obvious LEGITIMATE reasons, I will take the day off and NOT do any postings. I will speak to you all starting tomorrow.

To my wife and BETTER half, I wish you a VERY happy anniversary and heartfelt thanks for putting up with me all these years. Here’s to wishing us many, many more future HAPPY anniversaries.

Mass. Gov., Mitch Romney, explores bid …

… but which one? This one or this one? Is he being sincere, a Flip-flopper, or a Political Opportunist? You decide. One thing is certain, though, the man has been ADMIRABLY consistent on the concept of equality of opportunities for all. That concept appeals to me GREATLY.

A VERY, VERY Happy Birthday to America’s GREATEST President: ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

America’s GREATEST (and 16th) President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, born: on February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, (Hardin, now a part of Larue, County) Kentucky; died: Washington, D. C. (Ford’s Theater, at the hands of John Wilkes Booth, a Southern sympathizer) on April 15, 1865, is wished a VERY, VERY Happy Birthday. In honor of Lincoln’s birthday, I will NOT be posting to the blog today.

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