Whither or Wither The House Democrats?
A subtle change has occurred in The House of Representatives. Some Democrats and some Republicans have decided to back away from the pork barrel one last final time. This happens every two years and usually doesn’t inspire much in the way of notice. Yet to see which Democrats have decided or may be deciding to call it a career is to finally have some hope | Read More »
In Honor of Jim Moran’s Retirement – Yet another Call to End Gerrymandering in the House of Representatives
I’ve long felt that the Congressional Districts comprising the US House of Representatives were so badly gerrymandered that a large cohort of corrupt or incompetent people got elected to Congress that had no business being there. I believe that if we could solve this problem our nation would have a more qualified and capable body of legislators. They perhaps could fix some of our chronic | Read More »
Why Jim Moran’s son Patrick will get away with domestic abuse.
Consider the story of Jim and Patrick Moran… and let us not make this a Democratic/Republican thing. Instead, let us go foreign: imagine that a report had come out that the son of an Australian* politician had been caught viciously beating his girlfriend in a drunken rage. The incident was witnessed by police, who made an arrest (getting assaulted themselves in the process); the victim | Read More »
DEM CONGRESSMAN ATTEMPTS TO CENSOR ANTI-OBAMA AD WHILE SUPPORTING RIGHT TO DESECRATE FLAG
Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) called for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to remove an ad critical of Obamacare. Although federal courts have declared the First Amendment guarantees such advertising, Moran insists the ad be removed. In reference to the ad’s closing line “go to hell Barack”, the congressman stated that “profanity has no place in the public forum.” Strangely enough, the Representative Moran | Read More »
Clear Contrasts for Conservatives
In August and September there are several critical Republican Senate primaries pitting ObamaCare fighters against ObamaCare appeasers. Most significantly are the matchups between Senator Murkowski vs. Joe Miller in Alaska, Rep. Jerry Moran vs. Rep. Todd Tiahrt in Kansas, and Rep. Mike Castle vs. Christine O’Donnell in Delaware. All three present conservatives clear contrasts where our activism can make all the difference. In the Kansas | Read More »
We Get The Morans We Deserve. America Needs To Solve Gerrymandering
Yes, ending gerrymandering is a pipe-dream. Yes, the Civil Rights Establishment, The Defense Industry, the K-Street Slime Factory and probably Goldman-Sachs to boot have their corrupt and greedy fingers in this taxpayer-funded cookie jar. However, we should still endeavor towards the impossible and at least try to improve our nation.
I’m sure nobody with a rational mind envisioned a Speaker Pelosi when a certain district got gerrymandered near San Francisco. Gerrymandering has also given us a Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Charlie Rangel, who conveniently forgets to disclose over half of his personal net worth. Gerrymandering gave us Duke Campbell and B1 Bob Dornan. What righteous public servants those guys were. (Sarcasm off)
Just getting a GOP House back isn’t good enough for what America deserves. We need to save America from the greed and corruption that undermines the politics in both parties. The fairest way to get a lot of that done tomorrow is to un-gerrymander The House of Representatives.
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Looking at the PMA Porkers: An examination of CQ’s List of Appropriators.
So, I crunched the numbers of the PMA defense budget earmarks (raw info found here), and came up with something interesting. Below are the top twenty current House members who have taken money from PMA and placed earmarks in that bill, sorted by cumulative donations. A “#” represents being on the Defense Appropriations Committee at the time, and Republicans are bolded: Requesting Member Total Credited | Read More »
Paging Congressman Murtha.
Congressman? Run. Moe Lane
Three Blind Mice
See how the Democratic gubernatorial candidates run. First, Creigh Deeds, who came within a whisker of beating Bob McDonnell for AG in 2005 is pinning his hopes on his experience as a way to solve the intractable transportation problem: “I’ve been in Richmond for 17 years,” said Deeds, who served in the House of Delegates before the Senate. “I know the process inside and out. | Read More »