John! You’ve Left Me in the Lurch!

john-edwards-pensive.jpgOh now what? You’ve created a crisis in my head! Shit! And – I guess I don’t need Thursday evening/night off to prepare for sliding John Edwards’ in between Clinton and Obama. The caucus is upcoming next week and now it’s between Barack and Hillary.

Let’s see – one I see as the Antichrist forewarned, “he shall be handsome and promote peace” – and the other, part of a dynastic process that no longer needs to be entrenched, regardless of their political leanings. Then there’s the pandering, smarmy GOP candidates . . . . . . no, that will never happen. Hell can freeze over with solid beer, pink pigs can fly, and cats acknowledge that you’re the boss before I’ll ever vote Republican – especially these kind of Republicans. Scarecrow at firedoglake notes: Continue reading

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Obama Coming to Idaho!?!

Whoa! Now, what’s this?  I’ll have to turn out for this.  We’ll have to issue a summons to John Edwards, and ya know – Hillary Clinton, if she leaves Bill at home.

Presidential candidate Barack Obama is coming to Boise on Saturday, said Rep. Nicole LeFavour, D-Boise.

The Democratic Party is still working out details of the visit but he will make an appearance Saturday night, LeFavour said.

“It’s pretty momentous,” said LeFavour, who has endorsed Obama.

Obama was the first candidate for the 2008 Presidential election to open an office in Idaho.

Today’s FISA Vote

Update – According to Marcy Wheeler at ‘Empty Wheel’ – Harry Reid thanked Christy Hardin Smith at firedoglake and McJoan from ‘Daily Kos’ for their “work” on FISA.

I’m at a schmoozy event at the Senate today–Harry Reid gave an opening speech focusing on the areas where progressive loud mouths have really helped out the Senate.

He spoke for a bit about FISA–repeating what he has said publicly (that if the Republicans won’t accept a PAA extension, then it will expire). But at the very start of his speech he named some of the people who had helped most on the FISA bill. McJoan (from DailyKos) and FDL’s own Christy were the first two people he mentioned. Continue reading

News on the Idaho Blog Front

I’ve got to work some this morning and then tend to some business involving my dad, who is 87 and suffers from dementia. He was in his mid-30’s when I was born. Continue reading

Economic Dicotomy?

Let’s see, the “economic growth” package $150 billion, and lookee who’s asking for half that to help fund . . . . . . – com’on, you can say it.

Iraq, and, oh yeah – Afghanistan.

The Bush administration will ask Congress next week for $70 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other related operations for part of the 2009 fiscal year, the Pentagon said on Monday Continue reading

Winter – by Abigal Elizabeth McIntryre

Karen sent this to me last week when it was so frickin’ cold.

tree.jpgSo here it is, it’s cold again this morning AND there’s icy snow on the roadway. Now traffic outside has been . . . . . . slower than usual. All those transplants who have moved from points south have perhaps learned that 4-wheel drive doesn’t mean shit on ice or icy snow-covered traffic lanes.

Yes, it does mean something on snow, I know. We’ve had 4-wheel drive vehicles. My daughter has one; my sister has one. We just know that expectations sometimes exceed limitations, and some of us learned the hard way longgg ago, and don’t find it necessary to ever repeat that lesson.

Now, for the poetry: “I found this beautiful winter poem and thought it might be a comfort to you. It was to me, and it’s very well written.” Continue reading

Damnnn….Dennis is Out

dennis-kucinich.jpgOne of my friends, who writes a column for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, called while I was out doing errands with the news that Dennis Kucinich was dropping out of the presidential race.   When I got home, MSNBC was on and David Schuster just announced it as well.  (Speaking of David Schuster; there’s your substitution for Tucker Carlson, MSNBC.)

Kucinich will make the announcement Friday at a news conference in Cleveland. In an exclusive interview with Plain Dealer editors and reporters, Kucinich said he will explain his “transition” tomorrow.

“I want to continue to serve in Congress,” he said.

Kucinich said he will not endorse another Democrat in the primary.

Initially, Mike Gravel and Dennis Kucinich were the two I most favored; I also liked Bill Richardson.  John Edwards – I know I’d vote him regardless.   And truth-be-told, I’d vote for him over Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, unless they’re the candidate.   Edwards is who I had decided to go with at the caucus on the 5th of February as well.