Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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In their first acts, the Democrats eliminated secret earmarks, a hallmark of Republican theft from the US Treasury. Now if a member wishes to insert an earmark, it must be done publically, and voted on as an amendment to the bill instead of as a rider. In addition, the Democrats eliminated the practice of narrowly drawn tax breaks hidden in legalese in a bill, that benefit only certain individuals or corporations. In the next few days, they will pass stem cell legislation, and a wide variety of other bills that the GOP blocked even tho they had majority support among the public. In this typical piece of Drudge lying bullshit, the headline says the Democrats are going back to the four day work week yet the article states they have a holiday one week while they unwisely, IMO, honor a tradition of taking the day of to watch this game. Gee, that's a terrible price to pay. I am sure all of us would rather they let the GOP go back to fucking us all up the ass, and they work on Monday. Then the world will be right again.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address