The Devil Went Down to Georgia-But Could Barely Find a Soul to Steal

Sure Democrats may fail to win control of the House-especially if Dems don’t get out and vote. Sure there are two Democratic House seats in Georgia that are in trouble (Ga.-12 and Ga.-08). And it’s not surprising Bush went down to Ga. to lauch his false accusations against John Kerry. The bigger problem for Bush? There aren’t many non-safe southern Democrats left in the South for the GOP to pick off. Meanwhile, outside the south (and particularly in the pro-Kerry Northeast) there are a whole host of Republicans sitting like fat birds in a tree just waiting to be snatched. Or sitting like Republican lawyers in an open field while Dick Cheney goes hunting. So if Bush wants to be … Continue reading

Report: Halliburton-KBR May Block Congressional Oversight

We can’t handle the truth, but we can foot the bill? Is a little transparency too much to ask? According to an article in last Saturday’s Washington Post, an audit by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction accuses Halliburton subsidiary KBR Inc. of stamping virtually every report to the government “proprietary.” According to the report: KBR has turned contracting rules “designed to protect truly proprietary information and to enhance procurement competition . . . into a mechanism to prevent the government from releasing normally transparent information, thus potentially hindering competition and oversight.” Could this be a tactic to circumvent legitimate Congressional oversight of the Pentagon’s program in Iraq? Again, according to the Washington Post article: Sen. Byron L. Dorgan … Continue reading

Democratic Daily Trivia Contest

Pamela asked me if I could come up with a post to give away two signed copies of Paul Reickhoff’s new book, Chasing Ghosts. I finally came up with the idea of a trivia type post, and she agreed and asked if I would take care of it. Well you know me, I am up to the challenge. The question is, are you? So after thinking a while on it, I thought that it might not be fair to some that have not known me as long as others if I try to just give questions about myself. I then decided to give multiple questions and base it on a point system to make it fair. SO what you get … Continue reading

Senator Kerry with “Fighting Dem” Patrick Murphy in Newtown, PA

Last Thursday I took the morning off from work to attend Senator Kerry’s rally with PA-08 Democratic Congressional candidate and Iraq war veteran Patrick Murphy, along with a few hundred other lucky and very excited people. It was a cold windy morning outside on the Student Center Terrace of Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA but it sure didn’t cool off the crowd’s spirits! Continue reading