Who Am I?

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I served in the US Navy from 2002-08; four of those years were as a Nuclear Propulsion Operator aboard an aircraft carrier. I engage in political activism in various Democratic circles when I am able to. I have a cat, and I am an uncle.

All opinions that I express are my own and do not reflect the views of any organization that I represent.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

NFL OWNERS MEETING



The NFL Owner's Meeting is going on right now in Orlando, FL. One of the items that are going to be discussed is the changing of the overtime rules for the playoffs. The competition committee approved to send the recommendation to the owners. In order for the measure to pass, it needs approval from three-fourths (24 out of 32) of the owners. 
 

Sunday, March 21, 2010

HEALTH CARE VOTE (update)


Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. Bill 3590): YEAS 219, NAYS 212 

DEMOCRATS
Yeas 219, Nays 34

REPUBLICANS
Nays 178, Yeas 0

Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. Bill 4872): YEAS 220, NAYS 211

DEMOCRATS
Yeas 220, Nays 33

REPUBLICANS
Nays 178, Yeas 0

HEALTH CARE VOTE

I was not expecting to post a political blog for quite a while, but because of the Health Care Vote today it is getting moved up. I am currently watching the debate and vote online through c-span.org.

On Saturday, the Tea Bagging movement showed their true colors towards the end. If you think this is the last time we will see these fools, think again. Wait until the debate for Immigration Reform.

Over the winter I heard a spoken word reading of A Christmas Carol. There is a line that sums up those on the side of anti-reform.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

TWILIGHT (PROBABLY NOT THE FIRST RANT AGAINST IT, NOR THE LAST)


It has been a while since I ranted about something. Right now I am working on some new ones. In particular, one about the Texas State Board of Education and their decision to eliminate historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson from history text books (REALLY… WTF?!).

Friday, March 12, 2010

A POSTING FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH


"The Personal Is Political"- Title of an essay by Carol Hanisch, 1969

FILIBUSTERING


QUICK COMMENT 


Thursday, March 11, 2010

TEXAS PRIMARY ELECTIONS


Sorry I am behind in my postings, but I stand by my decision to get an introduction written up. Plus I have school going on as well.

The first blog: a political one. No surprise.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010