Ol’ Dave’s Deucin’ Out **

    And another chair in the House goes empty…for now. For the record, I do not concur with Dionne’s Lamentations™ over Obey’s departure in this little fluff piece, but I DO rather enjoy Obey’s reasons for abandoning ship…go read it-it’s great theater. In the meantime, enjoy one of my all time favorite bands portraying my joy… Consider this an Open thread… ** (defined in the Urban | Read More »

    Ol’ Dave’s Deucin’ Out **

    And another chair in the House goes empty…for now. For the record, I do not concur with Dionne’s Lamentations™ over Obey’s departure in this little fluff piece, but I DO rather enjoy Obey’s reasons for abandoning ship…go read it-it’s great theater. In the meantime, enjoy one of my all time favorite bands portraying my joy… Consider this an Open thread… ** (defined in the Urban | Read More »

    Today is the day

    Two hundred and thirty six years ago today, American patriots stood up for their freedom at the Boston Tea Party. This year alone, millions of Americans have been inspired by their example to take action in their communities to change the direction of our country. Today, that spirit returns to Northwestern Wisconsin as we launch a one-day blitz to build momentum for our campaign for | Read More »

    Nationwide Moneybomb to Retire Dave Obey on Wednesday

    On December 16, 1773, a group of Americans who had had enough of a government that didn’t represent them gathered at Boston Harbor and lit the fuse of the Revolution. Today, these patriots are the inspiration for millions of Americans fighting for their freedom.  The modern Tea Party movement was ignited by the failed $787 billion stimulus package.  The author of that stimulus bill was | Read More »

    Announcing My Candidacy for Wisconsin’s 7th District

    Promoted from diaries by Brian Faughnan. Sean Duffy seems like an excellent candidate in a swing seat. That’s right – the seat held by Obey leans only marginally toward the Democrats. Duffy is the sort of bright, young candidate who can give America’s spender-in-chief a serious challenge. Today, I’m announcing that I’m a candidate for Congress in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional district. I’m challenging Congress’s leading | Read More »

    Democratic House Approprations Committee lobbied by Chairman’s son

    Two weeks ago, House Committee on Oversight Ranking Member Darrel Issa (R-CA) raised the issue that House Appropriations Commtitee Chair David Obey’s son had lobbied the committee on stimulus issues. Craig Obey is a lobbyist at the National Parks Conservation Association, and the association denied it to the Washington Times: Tom Hill, legislative representative for NPCA, said the group, including the younger Mr. Obey, refrains | Read More »