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Tweet That was one of the big deals during the campaign, and it continues to echo through the Teabaggers sites, and on the signs at Tea Party rallies. You’d think the Democrats had “abolish the 2nd amendment” as a platform to hear the NRA and their lobbyists talk. It’s true, the President has some concerns he’s been up-front with relating to assault weapons – the sort of rifle that has no place in the sport of hunting. But when was the last time the government actually took away people’s...

Tweet On the way to a fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer on Sunday (March 15th 2009), I walked into the Four Seasons Residences on Market Street and boarded an elevator that was already to be occupied by two women just eight steps ahead of me, with their backs to me.  When I boarded the elevator they both turned in conversation, the one closest to me was the person-of-the-hour, Senator Barbara Boxer. Always gracious, Senator Boxer shook my hand, then after a few seconds on the elevator I asked her if she was “going...

Tweet The Internet is abuzz with the news of the death of the GOP’s main web guru Mike Connell, who died in the crash of his plane on December 18th.  He was flying alone.Raw Story is one of several blogs that have covered the accident and speculate that his death may not have been accidental:   “Since early this decade, top Internet ‘gurus’ in Ohio have been coordinating web services with their GOP counterparts in Chattanooga, wiring up a major hub that in 2004, first served as a conduit for Ohio’s...

Tweet TPM: News Pages | Talking Points Memo | Iraqi reporter throws shoes at Bush, calls him dog: “BAGHDAD, Dec 14 (Reuters) – An Iraqi reporter called visiting U.S. President George W. Bush a “dog” in Arabic on Sunday and threw his shoes at him during a news conference in Baghdad. Iraqi security officers and U.S. secret service agents leapt at the man and dragged him struggling and screaming out of the room where Bush was giving a news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. The shoes missed...

Tweet After refusing to sit down and talk with Iran regarding nuclear weapons, then criticizing Senator Barack Obama for saying we should do so, the Bush Administration finally joined the effort to talk with Iran about it’s nuclear program. The talks just ended, but were called “constructive and progressing” leaving the door open to future meetings. What the U.S. seeks is an end to the possible development of nuclear weapons, and so calls for assurances that Iran suspend enrichment of uranium. That did...

Tweet A person who passed too young, former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, was remembered on CBS’ “Face The Nation”: ...

Tweet The question of the day: did Did George Bush “Out” Valerie Wilson ? Kpete certainly thinks so. In Democratic Underground, Kpete observes During the (Today’s Show) interview, Scottie revealed the two things that really pissed him off with the Bush Administration. First, being set up to lie by Karl Rove and Scooter Libby. And second, learning that Bush had–himself–authorized the selective leaking of the NIE. The “NIE” is a National Intelligence Estimate, and according to...