Monday, January 28, 2008

Monday Issues

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sen. Edward Kennedy, who bears one of the most famous names in politics and is a leading liberal voice in the Congress, will endorse Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign on Monday, Democratic sources said.

Kennedy, the youngest brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy and a veteran senator from Massachusetts, intends to announce his support for Obama at American University in Washington, a source close to the senator said.

He will be accompanied by his niece, Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the late president, who has already endorsed Obama.

She wrote in Sunday's New York Times that Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, seems able to inspire people the way her father did a half century ago.

Asked about the impending endorsement by the second most senior member of the U.S. Senate, Obama told reporters on his campaign plane that he would let Kennedy speak for himself.


I'm running on minimum computer so nothing fancy today. Go ahead and and help yourself to the coffee and two day old donuts!


DEN said...

Bogus busybodies monitoring my internet usage here at work even though it is slow as hell and there ain't enough work to keep busy during the day.

Economic slowdown BIGTIME in the construction industry here in CA.

Spose they are looking to layoff me too, they already dumped 3 people.

Kiss ass to stay employed!

Gotta love it!

Hajji said...


Don't lose that job before you get another one... a Green-Construction-committed business on the upswing?!!


DEN said...

No one is swinging here, green or otherwise. like a morgue.

DEN said...

The only thing that would resurrect the industry is a major earthquake or other natural catastrophe.

The boom went bust, lots of other states are doing better.

I heard green construction is the new thing tho.

Patiently waiting......

Hajji said...

From Howie Kurtz, on the weekend Media coverage.

Team Obama Is Courting Everybody But the Press

One media narrative that seems to be taking root is of Obama as the candidate of lofty rhetoric and Clinton as the maven of pedestrian policy talk. At a rally at Furman University here Tuesday, Obama brought the audience to several peaks, raising his voice over the applause while describing how his days as a community organizer "taught me that ordinary people can do extraordinary things" and how "the dream that so many generations fought for feels like it is slipping away."

But the address was saturated with proposals. Obama called for tax rebates; a one-time boost in Social Security checks; extending unemployment insurance; mortgage aid for those facing foreclosure; raising the minimum wage; protecting pensions; and college tuition credits. And that was before he got to his support for solar and wind power and biodiesel fuel. (There was no discussion of how he would pay for all this, other than to say his health-care plan would be partly financed by ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans.)

How, then, has Obama been saddled with an image of being long on inspiration and short on details? The answer is that journalists are not accustomed to covering a candidate who moves crowds the way Obama does, who uses speech cadences and rhythm like Martin Luther King Jr. without making his talk explicitly about race. Sen. Clinton already owned the policy-wonk slot, so by default, Obama was cast as the poetic one.

Reporters watch him at four events a day, his energy level still high, his voice still booming, leading crowds in a chant of "Fired up, ready to go," and cannot help but be impressed.

"I love you back!" he tells the boisterous crowds.

But the man who touches so many Democratic hearts feels no need, for the moment, to reach out to journalists. For those reporters who spent seemingly endless hours last week riding across the state's flat, rural landscape, their quarry out of sight except when glimpsed on a stage from afar, this was a curious disconnect indeed.


Hajji said...


It is all booming, here.

Low wages, but looooooow cost of living. (compared to CA, especially)


Gerald said...


Dear Posters:

We hear a great deal about change from Obama. I have no problem with change because change will happen whether I like it or not. Who in the past one hundred years has been the greatest change agent in Nazi America? Of course, it was Hitler Bush!!! He changed our democracy to a fascist state where oppression of the people is the rule. He is not only the War President but he is also the Father of Mass Murders and War Crimes against Humanity.

We now hear that Obama is going to bring about change. We know that Hitler Bush has changed Nazi America for the worst. Will Obama change Nazi America for the better? Can he be the sole change agent in Nazi America? I doubt it.

I have for the past several years been on a crusade to have all the women of the world become heads of state and governments. Why, you may ask? It is because I truly believe that the men have been in control of our planet since the beginning of civilization. What have they accomplished? Men have screwed up our planet totally. Men are total screw ups. Most men admire Hitler Bush because they can relate to him. Hitler Bush and men are idiots. Men, like Hitler Bush, want expensive toys like nuclear weapons.

Women, I believe, can change our world for the better, especially if they possess the two characteristics of nurturing and sensitivity. Women who possess these two characteristics are part of God’s greatest creation. With nurturing and sensitivity women are God’s greatest creation. Only between 25 and 40 percent of the women in Nazi America possess these two characteristics and they are part of the feminine gender. The other 60 to 75 percent of women are part of the “it” gender. They are neither feminine nor masculine. They are just “it.”

Personally, even with Obama as president, will he change anything in this country? The word “change” sounds good and it is a catch all word and people see it as positive now because our screwball ruler, Hitler Bush, brought about terrible change in Nazi America. Please don’t look to Obama to change anything for the better in Nazi America. Nazi Americans are too embedded in hell to want any kind of change. Hell is Nazi Americans' comfort zone.


Gerald said...

Micki said from the previous blog.

Demonstrable change that is good for the country won't materialize because it takes a movement to make change. Obama Fever is not a movement, it's a media-hyped, media-propelled, wishful-thinking, feel good event. This presidential primary is turning into the latest feel-good mania, with little talk about policy, but lots of uplifting rhetoric about change that has, so far, not been connected to any concrete ideas.

I borrowed Micki's words because we are into the feel good stage but I must ask you, "WHERE'S THE BEEF?"

Ted Kennedy endorses Obama. Wow, what an endorsement??? Here is a Senator who has given us NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND in education. This bill is a total disaster. His irresponsibility left a woman dead at Chappequitic (spelling). He divorced his wife who had a drinking problem. He bailed out on a problem wife after some 25 or 30 years of marriage.

I'm not asking for any person to be a martyr in a marriage but Joan Kennedy was a good spouse. Did Hitler Ted screw up the marriage to drive Joan to drink? An endorsement from Hitler Ted is no big accomplishment.

Gerald said...

American Liberty???

Gerald said...

The Democrats are not adverse to inheriting the powers in Bush's precedents. The Democrats, of course, will use the elevated powers for good rather than for evil.

Instead of having a bad dictator, we'll have a good one.

Even Nazi Democrats will make me puke. A dictator is a dictator. Are there any good dictators?

Gerald said...

We may extend our dominion over the whole continent...but be assured it will be at the price of our free institutions.
– Rep. William Waters Boyce

Gerald said...

Evil will look more like America, England, and Israel

Gerald said...

There are a lot of people who lie and get away with it, and that's just a fact.
– Donald Rumsfeld

Gerald said...

The word change is not new to American history. Here is one college professor's experience about 50 years ago.

In college Professor Elsasser shared with the class his experience on his orals for his doctorate degree in history. There were five people on his committee. He defended his dissertation very well. He was down to the finally committee member. The last member said that he did a good job in defending his dissertation but he was uncertain whether or not Mr. Elsasser knew history. Pursuing the dissertation meant writing reports, tests, reading books, etc. Now he had to answer one more question in defending his dissertation. Mr. Elsasser in ONE WORD what is history? All his work came down to one word. He was in a state of panic; he was numb; and he saw before him his fleeting dream to teach in college. The committee member said that the one word is CHANGE. Mr. Elsasser, as a history teacher, remembered the word CHANGE. He was granted his doctorate degree and he was now a history professor.

Gerald said...

Pre-emptive Nuclear War

Since the U. S. of Evil controls 70% of the world's WMD's, NATO should pre-emptively strike Nazi America with nuclear weapons.

Gerald said...

The west must be ready to resort to a pre-emptive nuclear attack to try to halt the "imminent" spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, according to a radical manifesto for a new Nato by five of the west's most senior military officers and strategists.
Calling for root-and-branch reform of Nato and a new pact drawing the US, Nato and the European Union together in a "grand strategy" to tackle the challenges of an increasingly brutal world, the former armed forces chiefs from the US, Britain, Germany, France and the Netherlands insist that a "first strike" nuclear option remains an "indispensable instrument" since there is "simply no realistic prospect of a nuclear-free world".

Since Nazi America is evil and sells 70% of the world's WMD's, I am calling for NATO to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike upon the United States of Evil now!!!

NATO is called upon to eliminate evil in the world and that means Nazi America must be the sacrificial lamb for all her evil ways.

Gerald said...

END EVIL NOW!!!!! Strike the United States of Evil with nuclear weapons!!!!! NATO must act now!!!!!

Gerald said...

Second and third nuclear strikes should be launched against England and Israel and we will end evil forever.

David B. Benson said...

These (small) houses are lovely:

Living in Japan's past in traditional townhouses

Hajji said...

Uhm...Gerald, could you get us a little warning, beforehand?

There's a few things on my "Bucket List" I wanna knock out!

DEN said...

Geez Gerald, chill out!!

I don't want Chertoffs goons on my butt for domestic terrorism threats.

This is a political forum not a radical rage fest.

Nobody NEEDS nuking!

DU is bad enough.

DEN said...

Back home now, colonoscopy on Wednesday for me, cleanout prep tomorrow. I grow big polyps (30mm) got another ripe one going now needs picking ASAP.

Colonoscopies are a pain in the ass!

But necessary after age 50 for us old duffers.

Cool Kennedys blessed Mr.Obama today, word is Bill pissed off Ted too. Democrats need to join hands and coom-bye-ya here and stop infighting now, too distracting and unproductive.

We have the entire fascist reich to beat! Can't do it squabbling.

Hajji said...


uhm, I uhm...well...y'know...

I look at a LOT of procedures for the docs and I'm uhm...y'know...kinda hoping that your is totally unremarkable, in any way...

But if an internal "Buck Fush" tattoo shows up, please send me a copy!

Happy Cleansing!!!


p.s. As a dedicated beer drinker, you digestive tract and your kidneys should be above average!

Remember to ask for a sedative, even if you don't really need it. There are buzzes and there are INSURANCE COMPANY buzzes!!!


DEN said...

Right on T! Sedative is good.

I need distracting, not my favorite procedure, HA!

DEN said...