Wednesday, January 26, 2005

It C O U L D happen ! ! Unredistricting

One of the experts for the State of Texas explains why the U.S. Supreme Court might be positioned to rule that Tom DeLay's Gerrymandering dalliance in Texas is/was illegal and violated the U.S. Constitution. Take a look at the Burnt Orange Report.

How stupid do they think we po folk are?

Isn't it ironic that the Houston Chronicle ran a Washington Post story with the title:

U.S. coffers hemorrhaging from increased war spending
Bush's request for $80
billion more would set a deficit record

on the same day that I received my very first official U.S. Government franked mail piece from Tom DeLay touting how happy I should be that HE (all by himself?) had given me tax breaks. They think that I am soooo stupid that I won't know that the tax break caused the deficit. He thinks that I won't notice when they slice critical programs to help our military and our veterans to adjust for the deficit. They think that the 10% unemployed will not regret their missing unemployment benefit. They only way that the extreme right can impose their unfree market, steal the capital, theft of our rights, is to put this babble out as though it were good news.

Retail outlets will often raise their prices just before a sale. Then the sale price is not such a great bargain. Bush's promise to cut the deficit in half by 2009 seems just as devious when he is hiking the deficit up so high that the halved deficit will be the same as the whole deficit is today.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Jefferson had it going on

Here is a quote that a KOS contributor attributes to Thomas Jefferson. If he didn't say it he should have. I like it so much I am going to leave it posted until I fail to verify its bona fides. It rings true. The more things change over the years the more they seem to stay the same. Though the task at hand may seem daunting we can make Democracy work and will be all the better for the process.

"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt...If the game runs sometime against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake."
-Thomas Jefferson, 1798

Oh Tom though we hardly knew you.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Did he really say that

In talking with someone who has followed Tom DeLay's antics in office I was told that Tom DeLay once said: "If I can't spell the name he probably doesn't belong in this Country". Anyone who can give me the context and the source of the quote would earn 10 dump DeLay points.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Pour it on

Following the recent election it is evident that there is significant dissatisfaction in the 22nd Congressional District with how the current Congressman conducts his representation of the interests of the people of the District. Voters who gave thought to their vote and declined to enter a straight ticket ballot tended to favor the challenger over the incumbant. The fact that more people voted for the top of the Repbulican ticket than for the Republcan Congressman means that many Republicans in the District could no longer support the actions of the incumbant. This forum will serve as a sounding board for people who want to bring into the open the type of actions that would explain why people who want good representation in this Congressional District should examine the value of supporting this Congressman in the future. This blog will trend to an open publication policy allowing a wide range of comment regarding issues of the conduct of the current Congressman. The world community is hereby invited to let us know your views of the Majority Leader of the U.S. Congress, Tom DeLay.