Archive for June 8, 2010


I think this post demonstrates the increasing similarities between democrats and the socialists.

Dem Party Indistinguishable From CPUSA But you already knew that. Comrades flocked to New York City two weeks ago for the 29th national convention of the Communist Party USA. While reviewing materials from the event, we had a sudden sense of déjà vu: the feeling that we had heard these talking points before. Maybe you have as well — they’re espoused, in near identical form, by the president and his fellow Democrats. Take the quiz below, and try to determine which quotes were uttered b … Read More

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There has been a lot of speculation from Tea Party members and from commentators that a third political party will come out of the movement. Locally organized Tea Party groups have already started advertising candidates as Tea Party candidates. This is part of the Tea Party statement I received in an email:

There is much talk of the formation of a third political party based on the tea party movement.   Additionally, in several states, including Michigan, unscrupulous individuals have formed third parties utilizing the tea party name in an attempt to play dirty politics and trick unsuspecting voters into voting for candidates who are being put on the ballot simply to split the vote.
Tea Party Patriots is issuing this statement in order to make it clear that we are not associated with any attempts to form a third party.  Additionally, we believe that such efforts, even those that might be well intentioned, are unproductive and unwise at this time.  The history of third party movements in this country is one of division and defeat.  We believe that it is instead time for all Americans to rise up and demand appropriate reform within their own existing parties.  The mechanisms exist for citizens to participate in their parties, and to drive their parties in the right direction.

I understand the people are fed up with the political system and that some see a need for a third party, but that’s not what the Tea Party movement is about. The Tea Party movement is about giving concerned American citizens a platform, not politicians. The Tea Party rallies are a place for those to go who are fed up with big government and out of control spending. It’s a place for them to express their views as part of a larger group and connect with other like minded people. In order to make those changes that they want to see those people also have to get involved by supporting the candidates that stand for the right thing and getting out to vote. Empowering citizens to be more involved to make those changes is what the Tea Party is about. That platform belongs to American citizens, not the politicians. The Tea Party is a movement that is strong and is not going away, but it is not and should not be its own political party. The Tea Party made the right call.
~Eliza

Rue McLanahn passed away recently. As a tribute, and a big fan of the Golden Girls, I wanted to share some of my favorite Golden Girl quotes.

Blanche: I think you owe me an explanation.

Dorothy:Well, Ted and I-

Blanche:I don’t need to stand here and listen to this!

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hair stylist:Who’s hair do I wash first?

Blanche:Mine. I’m first. I’m the dirtiest.

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Blanche:Now honestly, do you think I’m competent at what I do?

Rose:Based on the sounds from your bedrooms I’d bet your damn near spectacular!

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Blanche:And there were thirteen little girls up there…and then the curtain opened and the music started and twelve little girls started to dance. And one little girl wet her pants. That girl in the puddle was me.

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Blanche:Terrific little figure, gorgeous hair, perfect skin. Just like looking in a mirror!

Sophia:Get some windex!

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Rose:I don’t believe it.

Blanche:Neither do I. Landing herself a doctor and she still wants to finish college!

I think this show is hilarious and I love watching it. It also has a lot of touching moments, like the episode where Blanche dreams that her husband came back. That was a beautiful episode. Anyone else have some favorite Golden Girls moments or quotes?

~Eliza

I have had enough with racist comments after Helen Thomas. The comments did not invoke nearly as much outrage as they deserved, she was able to retire instead of being fired, and it took too long afterwards for her to retire. Now Rep. Weiner is making comments about people with British accents. He said that anyone from BP with a british accent is lying.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/06/07/rep_weiner_anyone_from_bp_with_a_british_accent_is_lying.html

There’s nothing wrong with him accusing British Petroleum of lying when they have released inaccurate numbers, but was it really necessary to add “with a British accent”? The comment is obviously not nearly as bad as Helen’s comments, but I’m sick of this kind of talk being tolerated! I am especially tired of these kind of comments being tolerated by the liberal left who claims to be so much more compassionate and caring than those on the right. Why is kind of intolerance and racism accepted on either side of the aisle? Republican or Democrat, left or right, this kind of talk is unacceptable! And I don’t care how compassionate and tolerant someone claims to be. If they would not condemn these comments they are tolerant of racism and bigotry, and that is not the kind of ‘tolerance’ I can accept.

~Eliza