Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s land mark decision of 1973 has been debated over and over, and now comes to light again, with the recent nomination of Harriet Miers. If this case, has had no other time to be really looked at, now seems to be the time that it needs to be defended, by people who are subjected to the views of the far right and their radical, fanatical views that are being imposed on our nation. In Missouri, we have an example of how Miers’ appointment, could have an effect on Roe v. Wade. The WaPo covers the topic today, that needs to be asked of Harriet Miers during her questioning; if she would indeed even try … Continue reading
Gotta love the Cresent City and their resolve. From the City of New Orleans, comes more of the flavor for setting new standards. Refrigerators have become a way to express political dissent equal to Freeway blogging. In New Orleans’ exuberant French Quarter, even a discarded refrigerator can be a canvas for artistic or political expression. Elsewhere, hurricane cleanup crews may be content to set the smelly iceboxes on the sidewalk and forget about them. But here, residents have begun dressing up their cast-off coolers with feathers, bow ribbons, and enough cold commentary to give a political leader the chills. One French Quarter fridge is addressed as though for delivery to President Bush at the White House — COD. And a … Continue reading
U.S. Senator, Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, noticed some fishermen trapped on a jetty off Hyannisport when high tide came in. Thus giving another example to the GOP, on the real meaning of true Compassion. Kennedy was walking his two dogs on the shore at 11:15 a.m. when he spotted the men cut off from shore by the rising waters. They had been fishing on a jetty that begins at the tip of the Kennedy compound. Tides had risen over the patchy rocks, which made it difficult to walk back to shore. Kennedy and a friend tried to rescue the men using a 13-foot boat but rough waters forced them back. Lucky for the fishermen, who were eventually saved by the … Continue reading
“What’s the Matter with Kansas?” squealed liberal writer Thomas Frank. Answer: since the Civil War its almost always voted Republican. In fact, it’s usually one of the most GOP states in the Union. See polysigh.blogspot.com for more. Interwoven throughout Frank’s analysis is that poor and working class whites have abandoned the Democratic Party- or the Party has abandoned them for more upper class voters through the use of “social” issues like abortion. An interesting theory-especially given than rural and outer-suburban counties (even ones with low median incomes) tend to vote GOP while the stereotypically wealthier urban areas and closer suburbs tend to vote Democrat.
Richard Cohen’s WaPo 10/14 column on the Plame leak being no big deal is creating a lot of negative attention . Which may reinforce what I suggested to him last year after a really absurd column on being purple: maybe he needs some time off to unwind and get refocused. Meanwhile, a small NBC/WSJ survey has some startling numbers. Continue reading
After nearly 3 months online it seems that the time has come to post some guidelines, policies and rules for The Democratic Daily. We value everyone’s participation here and look forward to continued success in the blogosphere.
Associated Press writer, Doug Simpson, gives yet another example of the awsome power that comes with hurricanes. For people that have never had to go through a hurricane, their only link to what happens, is what they are able to see in the media or what is relayed through people that live in those zones of destruction. For Hurricane Rita, the MSM concentrated on the catagory of the hurricane, the wind speed, location of the landing, and hypothetical questions of what might happen if this or that were to happen. A universal sigh of fake relief came from the MSM, as the storm reduced in wind speed. They talked about how much worse it could have been and a lot … Continue reading
Still, I miss Al to a certain degree. His infusion of “populism” into the 2000 campaign is exactly what the Democratic Party and the Country needed. Yet, the Washington Post notes today that Gore will not run in ’08 and also links to a New Yorker story about Gore (Issue of 2004-09-13) that is quite interesting, particularly Gore’s observation of the rihgt-wing. Also the New Yorker story notes that contrary to some press reports, Gore and Kerry got along well as Senators and Al Gore considers Kerry someone who is honest and upfront about his feelings, no matter what they are. Quips from the Gore story in the New Yorker: Gore was quick to distinguish the Bush Administration from any … Continue reading