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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.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

AND NOW…. THE TEA PARTY RESPONSE TO THE STATE OF THE UNION




Since everyone is going give their own response to the State of the Union tonight… Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN 6) with the House Tea Party Caucus’ Response:

AND NOW…. THE REPUBLICAN RESPONSE TO THE STATE OF THE UNION

 
 

In accordance with journalistic standards and my personal ethics, here is the Republican Response to The State of The Union being presented by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI 1):


STATE OF THE UNION 2011







He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

MOCKING FOX NEWS


Saturday Night Live’s take on Fox News embracing a new level of civility in our political discourse:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A SPECIAL COMMENT ON THE EVENTS OVER THE WEEKEND by KEITH OLBERMANN


Keith Olbermann provides a special comment on this weekend’s events:

NFL 2010 SEASON: WILD CARD PLAYOFFS (GB AT PHI)




Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles, 1/9 Fox 3:30 PM


NFL 2010 SEASON: WILD CARD PLAYOFFS (BAL AT KC)





STATEMENT FROM TUCSON MAYOR ROBERT WALKUP

Tucson Mayor Robert Walkup calling for a return to civility in our political discussions:


STATEMENT FROM SHERIFF CLARENCE DUPNIK



A statement from Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik regarding yesterday’s attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the subsequent terror that took place in Tucson, AZ.

TRAGEDY IN TUSCON




Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

READING THE CONSTITUTION





Today, for the first time in American History the U.S. Constitution was read aloud on the floor of the House of Representatives to usher in this new era of responsibility and enlightenment of abiding by one of the most sacred documents in American History.

Some highlights….

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

112TH CONGRESS BEGINS




US HOUSE: 112TH CONGRESS
SPEAKER
John Boehner (OH-8)

HOUSE LEADER
GOP
242
Eric Cantor (VA-7)
DEM
193
Nancy Pelosi (CA-8)


US SENATE: 112TH CONGRESS
PRESIDENT OF SENATE
Joe Biden

SENATE LEADER
DEM
53*
Harry Reid (NV)
GOP
47
Mitch McConnell (KY)
NOTE: * 2 Independents Caucus with the Democrats

THIS IS WHAT PROGRESS LOOKS LIKE


 


A LOOK BACK AT 2010


From the people at JibJab, a look back at 2010:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 NFL PLAYOFFS




2010 NFL SEASON: WEEK 17

 

WEEK 17 PLAYOFF CLINCHING SCENARIOS



SEED
TEAM
1
HOMEFIELD
Atlanta*
12-3
2
BYE WEEK
Chicago
11-4
3
DIVISION CHAMP
Philadelphia
10-5
4
DIVISION CHAMP
St. Louis
7-8
5
WILD CARD #1
New Orleans*
11-4
6
WILD CARD #2
Green Bay
9-6
*-Clinched playoff berth

IN CONTENTION
NY Giants           9-6
Tampa Bay         9-6
Seattle                 6-9 (ONLY FOR THE NFC WEST)



SEED
TEAM
1
HOMEFIELD
New England
13-2
2
BYE WEEK
Pittsburgh*
11-4
3
DIVISION CHAMP
Kansas City
10-5
4
DIVISION CHAMP
Indianapolis
9-6
5
WILD CARD #1
Baltimore*
11-4
6
WILD CARD #2
NY Jets*
10-5
*-Clinched playoff berth

IN CONTENTION (ONLY FOR THE AFC SOUTH)
Jacksonville       8-7