The massive mid-term election of 2010 is now over. My phone won’t ring 25 times today with some computer imploring me to vote for one candidate over another. The signs that are all along the streets in my town can come down (hopefully the candidates come out and clean up their mess). Life can now go back to some sort of normal.
The Republicans evidently picked up approximately 60 seats in the House of Representatives. They also made major increases in the Senate and that house appears to be split nearly 50/50 (the exact count probably won’t be known for a couple days as Alaska will probably take a while to count due to the write-in candidate).
I do think that it is interesting that the rude outburst occurred due to a statement from BHO regarding healthcare for illegal aliens. There is a reasonable argument that BHO, while perhaps not lying, was not telling the complete truth. Check out this interesting video below and then read the rest of my comments.
We are all familiar with the famous quote by Senator Kerry: “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.” Now it seems that Mr. Kerry has had another opportunity to change his mind. He is now in favor of Governors of States to appoint an individual to fill an open Senate seat.
Four or five years ago, Senator Kerry was concerned that his seat would be open if the USA would have been foolish enough to vote this weak-spine individual to the office of the President of the United States. At that time, he supported Senator Kennedy’s successful efforts to change Massachusetts state law regarding the filling of Senate seats.
I do not live in Massachusetts. I have no vote there and my opinion on their local politics should have little weight. However, aren’t the good residents of Massachusetts tired of flip-flop Kerry? Please remove him from our national agony and get him out of office. Surely, there is another good Democrat that your beautiful and important state can find.
I don’t love the social networking sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace. I do understand the importance of their presence though. It is moderately important to VERY important (depending on your web presence and its importance to your income) for you to do the land grab and get your name, nickname, or company name out there. Don’t let a cybersquatter get in your way!
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The Wall Street Journal has an excellent article on the subject. I don’t like to reproduce whole articles here (due to copyright issues) so here are the highlights.
Nowhere is this fact more evident than in the doling out of domain names. On the Web, domain names are available for sale on a first-come, first-serve basis. If someone else buys your name first, you can try to buy it from them. If you’ve trademarked a name, you can fight for the name in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ domain-name court system. This makes sense: money and the law are acceptable remedies in our capitalist democracy.
If the Democrat Party is so similar in its intent and stature to the Republican party that a politician can easily switch then it is likely that there is no reason to have either party. What values does a party have if they are so obscure that you can join one and then the other without looking like a fool?
Sen. Specter says in his declaration “I have taken each issue one at a time and have exercised independent judgment to do what I thought was best for Pennsylvania and the nation.” This begs the question: doesn’t every politician do that? I have a deep feeling that they don’t but they should.
I have had enough with being politically correct! I just don’t get it. When 96 percent of African-Americans obviously chose to vote for a man because of his color, the rest of the world has the right to comment on his color. I do not begrudge the man appealing to the minority group that he belongs to. That is exactly what happens in a representative government. It is why in some voting districts a person that was a Jew or a Catholic or woman cannot win. Frankly, it is why in some districts a Republican or a Democrat can’t win.
Mexico has been a close friend to the United States for decades. The President of Mexico was always warmly greeted by GWB and I am sure that Barack Hussein Obama will greet him warmly as well. But the confusing signals that BHO has sent on NAFTA combined with the foolish blocking of Mexican trucks (surely a concession to the politically powerful Teamsters) have triggered a needless and foolish international crisis and show the lack of multi-dimensional thinking that is required to run this country.
For the last two posts we have been exploring the claim that George W. Bush is the worst President of the United States ever. This post continues the job of grading W on the various issues that he faced in his two terms of office. See the previous posts to get the background for where we are now.
We are wimps – A – Osama Bin Laden and Sadam Hussein counted on the fact that the US doesn’t like to stay in the fight when the going gets tough (Vietnam and Somalia are great examples). He stood his ground and got destroyed politically to prove this wrong. Much of the animosity most Americans feel about W stems from his unwillingness to allow the cut and run mentality to take over. But now our enemies don’t just assume that we will run home to mommy when the bullets start flying.