Susan Rice Withdraws for Secretary of State Nomination

After months of criticism from Republicans, U.N. envoy Susan Rice has dropped out of the running for the nomination for Secretary of State, leaving the door wide open perhaps for Senator John Kerry to be the first in line for the nomination. Rice was facing  “relentless opposition from Republicans in Congress over her role in the aftermath of the deadly attack on the American Mission in Benghazi, Libya.” In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, Rice said: “Today, I made the decision that it was the best thing for our country, for the American people that I not continue to be considered by the president for nomination of secretary of state. I didn’t want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, … Continue reading

Kerry Should Stay in Senate, Romney for Secretary of State

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President Obama had lunch yesterday with Mitt Romney and one of the topics they discussed was Romney’s plan for making “government more efficient.” Obama has praised Romney for his work in running the Olympics and for his skills that could lend themselves to making the government work better, said Jay Carney, White House spokesman. Certainly Romney has great passion and experience for restructuring and downsizing inefficient companies. If any organization is dysfunctional and outrageously expensive for what we get in return, it is the Department of Defense… a Mitt Romney, when not catering to right-wing Tea Party zealots, surely recognizes that. Maybe Romney could outsource some of these defensive duties to our erstwhile allies overseas. Does the Pentagon really need … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

Maybe it’s the cold medicine, but, today’s Ten Post Round-Up has my head spinning: 1: Proof of progress in Iraq: Seatbelts!… As the Iraqis Buckle Up, We Will Stand Down—Bring It On! 2: Sometimes, doing things the old-fashioned way, really is best… Exposed: The Great GM Crops Myth—CommonDreams.org 3: Ben Stein’s movie is number 8 with a bullet! On the upside, it should be available in Blu-Ray in a couple of months!… Expelled’s Weekend Box Office—Friendly Atheist 4: To be sure, it wasn’t just television news that was taken in by the Pentagon’s Propaganda machine… A Guide to ‘NYT’ Bombshell on Military/Media Propaganda—The Huffington Post 5: In the UK, psychics will have to prove themselves… New Psychic Law—The J-Walk Blog

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

It’s smells like a pep rally burning out of control, in my front yard.  Today’s Ten Post Round-Up might singe your eyebrows: 1: What a relief! The Cheney sunglasses mystery is solved!… Image In Cheney’s Glasses Actually Bush’s Eternal Soul—CAP News 2: Ahem–Attention American Taxpayers: You are supposed to squander your stimulus check NOT pay bills with it! Putting it away for your own benefit is not why we are sending it to you… Economic Stimulus: Good for individuals or the overall economy, not both—Colorado Confidential 3: On the upside, those stimulus checks might come just in time for you to make the massive going-out-of-business sales, sure to be all the rage this summer… More Economic Pain: Retailing Chains Caught … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

(Programming note:  I’m going to keep the round-up, short and sweet.  But, I will continue to post a video for the day and make my usual commentary on my own crazy blog.) Have cuppa?  Prepare to traverse today’s Ten Post Round-Up: 1: Many Americans are avoiding movies and documentaries based on the Iraq War, regardless of their personal stand on the war, itself… Why Americans Are Tuning out the Disaster in Iraq—AlterNet 2: This just in: Presidential candidates are people, too!… Surprise!—BlondeSense 3: Novel idea: Army attempting to lure new recruits via amusement park and Xbox 360… The U.S. Army is now a Ride at Six Flags—Bring It On! 4: Captives for the war on terror… U.S. May Not Release … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

Crazy, crazy days, these have been. Reading the headlines crossed over from April Fool’s Day and finding that the stories that seemed like jokes were not laughable, at all. Little kids plotting to kill their teacher. Bernanke speaking in hushed voice about the current impending great depression recession. A Democrat actually getting a significant discount during a recent visit to a prostitute (well, compared to Eliot Spitzer). Sometimes I think I read/watch too much news. It’s making me jaded to the point where, although some things make me want to throw things and yell at the top of my lungs, “WTF???”, most days, nothing surprises me anymore. I’m in the mood for another classic rock golden oldie: DON HENLEY “Dirty … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

Yesterday, marking the 5th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, was far from a somber day, for me. I have to somewhat disconnect from my feelings about the war because I live with it, on too many levels. As a military spouse, of course, I live with the Iraq war on daily basis, as I tend the home-fires and keep them burning. As the only regular professional entertainment for the troops, where my husband is stationed, I get to meet soldiers on their way to and/or from the war(s). I have seen a few of them with parts of their skulls or other body parts, blown off. I have met many more at their mentally and emotionally lowest point … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

Proper planning leads to Thursday Round-up!  Well, that is news! I am in the midst of a happily hectic work weekend, so I thought this video was totally appropriate: Bachman Turner Overdrive “Takin Care Of Business” Live ’74 By the time I post today’s Ten Post Round-Up it will probably already be yesterday’s news. But, I know some of you will just be surprised to see that I have posted, at all, so take it for what it’s worth **wink**: 1: “Salvia Madness:” It’s not illegal now, but it should be, bah-ha-ha-hah! Because everybody knows that making plants illegal keeps people from using them… An Urgent New Drug Problem!—Bring It On! 2: Feeling guilty about not going to church? Confess … Continue reading