The Waxman Net Neutrality bill should move forward
Update: Waxman is now using Republican opposition to this bill to claim the FCC should now implement the worst case of Internet regulation. Republicans need to get behind a reasonable compromise and we need to commit to outlawing Title II reclassification. The FCC going on its own would do incalculable damage to the industry going forward. Action is needed sooner, not later. If you take | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, Henry Waxman
, joe barton
, John Boehner
, Julius Genachowski
, Net Neutrality
, Telecommunications Act
, Title II Reclassification
One Way to Restore Consumer Confidence
In data released today, the Consumer Confidence Index has dropped to 48.5, its lowest point since February. The National Bureau of Economic Research determined last week that the recession was over in June 2009, but Americans may not be so sure.
The Incredible Vanishing Congress.
Congress might have been able to clear Washington faster in the face of something like the bubonic plague, but not by much. Washington is political poison for Democrats. They chose to leave town without addressing the extension of the Bush tax cuts. Not that their reception will be that much better out in their districts. People, many people who have never before participated in the | Read More »
Republicans’ Pledge Shows Return to Common Sense May be the Greatest Reform of All
This is the third part in a series analyzing the Republicans’ “Pledge to America,” read HERE and HERE for more. This election season there is no lack of voting cues. America is upset for a number of reasons – the persistently sluggish economy, profligate government spending, and an overreaching healthcare bill among them. But when you strip away the voter anger the uniting thread seems | Read More »
Video; Grayson Ad Shown To Be A Fabrication
With the truth now apparent for all to see, it’s very clear that honesty and integrity mean little to Alan Grayson. This effort by his campaign is designed to intentionally mislead the public and Grayson needs to be held accountable for this. This man is a sitting U.S. Congressman and is bound by a code of conduct becoming a man of his position.
Grayson must immediately pull the ad and issue a public apology to Daniel Webster and the residents of district 8.
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The Colbert Congress
Fall is a time of the year when really strange things happen. Congressman John Conyers, for example, knew exactly what he was doing when he attempted to yank Comedian/ Expert Witness Stephen Colbert off the stage. We’ll all look back on last week and realize that nostalgia, like our current US Congress, just isn’t what it used to be. Stephen Colbert has succeeded as a | Read More »
Send in the Clowns…..
A Nation of Fools by Peary Perry (sign up for new columns at www.pearyperry.com) “Send in the clowns……” I really must make it a point next week to run down (not literally) my postman (post-person? postal employee?) and ask him (her? or whatever) what happened to my application for benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Family Program. Surely it must be stuck in their | Read More »
The Mockery Report
So, apparently Stephen Colbert went to speak before a Congressional hearing on farm workers and jobs, having been invited by one of the Democrats on the committee panel… and testify he did, with his shtick. Funny, right? You know, it’s one thing to be a celebrity and to use your fame to bring attention to a particular cause. Fine; I get that and don’t necessarily | Read More »
Ask me no QUESTION ? I’ll tell you NO LIE!!!
Gay is my best friend, Gay is what I am when I’m with family, friends and loved ones, Gay is what I am at a party, Gay is what I am when I’m having a good time. Gay means a lot of things what it doesn’t mean is your sexual preference, It doesn’t mean you should have special privileges, it doesn’t mean you should be | Read More »
Why Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Is Not About the Military
No secret, I’m in the US Army and normally I leave the military related posts to the WordPress blog. But this is not just about the military. The failure of Harry Reid to get the Defense budget for 2011 past a procedural blockade succeed in holding the firewall against a massive push at social engineering by proxy. So for the rest of this blog, lets | Read More »
TN 5th District Congress Seat “Not So Safe Anymore”
This seat has a great story. Since 1875 democrats have controlled Nashville’ 5th District Congressional seat- 135 years. It is the Jackson Seat. In the center of this District is President Andrew Jackson’s home. Because of his contribution to shaping much of Early America, “Old Hickory’s” image adorns our $20 bill. Nashvillian’s have a Jackson Day celebration every year. David Hall would be the first | Read More »
Democrats, Congress and “The Midnight Judges”
In the face of the coming November elections, many issues are confronting us, as well as their possible implications. They will become obvious the closer we get to that day. On the Republican side of the isle, we have the prospects of a feckless Republican leadership that still does not “get it”. You can reference the posts out the new version of the “Contract with | Read More »
Raese vs. Manchin shows “D” is toxic
For the first time since polling in the race began, Republican businessman John Raese (R) leads Governor Joe Manchin (D) in the West Virigina Senate Race, despite Manchin’s continued popularity as governor of that state. A Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday has Manchin behind businessman John Raese, 43 percent to 46 percent. The lead of Raese is considered within the poll’s 2.6 percent margin | Read More »
Congress… please, please adjourn this week. Then head to Texas for a tutorial.
Various reports over the last few days suggest that leaders of the congressional Democrats are considering wrapping up this session of Congress early. Please do. I often wonder – more often aloud to my friends who need some help thinking through their political convictions – if our nation’s Founders ever envisioned Congress operating like it does today. I can’t help but think they imagined people | Read More »
Strategery, or principle: Can there be a balance?
The struggle I am having right now – and no doubt many of you who think my half-pence worth a nickel – is finding the right balance, where and if compromise is acceptable and necessary. If you hadn’t figured it out, I’m talking about faith and politics; specifically, Christianity and involvement in our government and political system at any and all levels. Actually it’s a | Read More »
, Chris Christie
, Christine O'Donnell
, Louisiana Purchase
, tea party