Gore Watch

7 02 2007

I may try and attempt a “Gore Watch” thread for signs of a presidential run by the former VP. There seems to be lots of coverage of the other presidential hopefuls out there, but it is my bet that he may run. Mainly because if he decided to run, he would shake up the entire field, and become a top tier candidate immediately. Rolling Stone has a really good article on why he should run.

So, when I see his name pop up I may take note of it and try to analyze if there is any ‘there’ there.

I’ll start with this from Political Wire:

“They’ve lost the argument and they don’t want to stop dumping all this pollution into the Earth’s atmosphere. The only thing they have left is cash and now they’re offering cash for so-called skeptics who will try to confuse people about what the science really say. But it’s unethical because now the time has come when we have to act.”

— Al Gore, quoted by CNN, on how the Bush administration is paying scientists to dispute global warming.

Lets see where this goes….

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The Kiss that made the World Shudder

24 01 2007

Bachmann Luv’s Bush

And the Video:





SOTUS: “Showing him the way”

24 01 2007

On very rare occasions it is best to simply let the words come out without comment or interpretation. Jim Webb’s response to the State of the Union address is just that good.






Impotent “Surge”

10 01 2007

For all the reasons to use military force, for all the reasons to send our young people into battle, for all the reasons to spend our precious resources, for the life of me I cannot understand this President.

The tired rhetoric of the “War on Terror” being tied to Iraq is beyond insulting, beyond realistic and has no place in a rational discussion of our Occupation of Iraq. We were warned by the now infamous “Old Europe” that our proposed action in Iraq would destabilize the region. We were told by our own experts that we needed more troop in from day one. We were told so many things that would have made one of the biggest strategic military failures in US History less damaging, and our President lead us deeper into the pits of irrational machismo. Read the rest of this entry »





Mayor Rybak and Obama?

6 01 2007

Does RT support Obama?  Nothing set in stone yet, but it sure looks like it.





Here we go… 08 anyone?

12 11 2006

If you want a quick hit of the upcoming Presidential hopefuls for 08 here is a good list from CQ Politics

• Democrats: Bayh | Biden | Clark | Clinton | Daschle | Dodd | Edwards | Feingold | Gore | Kerry | Obama | Richardson | Vilsack

• Republicans: Allen | Brownback | Frist | Gingrich | Giuliani | Hagel | Huckabee | Hunter | McCain | Pataki | Rice | Romney | Tancredo

Hat Tip: Tagen Goddard’s Political Wire





The Governor’s Race & My Election Summary

9 11 2006

First I want to state that I am very pleased with the outstanding victories here in MN and across the nation. This was an Historic Victory, we won the State and National House, we won the State and National Senate, and we all should be proud for the work we did to ensure this very needed course correction.

We still have problems though. If government were an orchard and politicians the farmers, people like Tim Pawlenty and George W. Bush are the types of orchard farmers that do not understand how to prune their trees in a way that yields a healthy crop, they have actually given up on proper conservation and don’t believe we need healthy trees at all, and have embraced the ideology that the only way to prune a tree is by its roots, and if that means the trees die, who cares – they only get in the way of the strip mall that they want to put there anyway. Our infrastructure, our cities, and our health will continue to be under attack from them and their administrations, but now we can fight back and try our best to keep our values front and center so we can continue to fight for the common good, and keep our trees well pruned and bearing a healthy bounty for all the people of Minnesota, and hopefully all the people of the United States.

There is going to be a great deal of talk about the Governor’s race and why exactly Mike Hatch was unable to capitalize on this year’s democratic momentum. We all will have our takes, and it is doubtful we all will agree, but for my own take I want to start with the core of the problem as I see it.

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