Archives for: November 2010
By Carole on Nov 11, 2010
"The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge
Today we remember our defenders past and present. While we should do so every day of the year, we sometimes get too busy leading the kind of lives that their service has made possible. We offer heartfelt thanks today for their efforts and sacrifices and prayers for the safety of those currently serving.
By Carole on Nov 10, 2010
Soon-to-be Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced today that he will continue to fly commercial airlines when he travels between Washington DC and his Ohio home. Considering current Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) has been running up a huge tab of over $28,000 for each one-way flight in a military jet between the capital and her home state, Mr. Boehner's decision reflects a significant cost savings for the American taxpayer.
By Carole on Nov 9, 2010
After winning the Democratic Party's senatorial nomination in South Carolina with little to no effort, Alvin Greene is now considering a 2012 run for the White House. Mr. Greene, who lost his Senate race to incumbent Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), did manage to garner a primary win, lots of national attention and 28% of the general election votes with nothing more than a "D" after his name so it's not impossible to believe that the donkeys could support him again.
By Carole on Nov 8, 2010
We now have the first sign that the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives will be holding the Obama administration accountable for it's over the top spending and hard to believe statistics. We also have the first sign of how the administration will react. Incoming Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-California) scheduled a meeting for today with Vice President Joe Biden, who oversees the administration's stimulus effort, to discuss accountability with regard to the $800+ billion stimulus bill and Mr. Biden has now postponed that meeting.
By Carole on Nov 7, 2010
Early this year while the health care reform debate was raging, President Barack Obama declared that he'd "rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president." In the wake of last week's midterm election results and the president’s reaction to them, a third option is now a very real possibility. Will a man who promised to fundamentally transform the country be remembered by history as a mere footnote; a one-term president whose only memorable achievement was being the first African American to hold the office?