Tuesday, February 01, 2011

For Whom the Tollbooth Shuts

Primaries are very good for any political party. As a voter, do the opposite of what any incumbent Democrat (especially a 'DINO') wants and you'll be a damn patriot.

After a life time of staunchly being a Democrat, the only reason I remain one on paper is so I can vote against an incumbent in a primary.

House Dem: Liberal groups need to back off for party to succeed this cycle - The Hill's Ballot Box:
"Liberal groups need to stay out of Democratic primaries if the party is going to retake the House majority, according to a conservative Massachusetts Democrat."

I'm just surprised it wasn't stamped 'Made in China'.

Winning hearts and minds.

Richard Engel, On The Ground In Egypt, Shows Tear Gas Canister Stamped 'Made In The USA':
"ENGEL: You talked earlier about anti-American sentiment and a lot of that has been because the United States while today the Press Secretary is saying how they've been talking about Egypt and the need for reform and bringing up this at every meeting that's not the way many Egyptians see it. Most Egyptians see the United States as having stood solidly by President Mubarak while the government here grew more and more corrupt. And they see the Americans as complicit in it. And just today, for example, when we were out on streets this is what a lot of people were showing us about American involvement. If you can see in my hands this is one of the tear gas canisters and very clearly written in English on it, it says 'Made in the USA by Combined Tactical Systems from Jamestown, Pennsylvania. And they say this is the kind of support that the United States has been giving to the Egyptian government and bears some responsibility, although today it it trying to say that it never backed Mubarak so much, it has been calling for reforms for a long time, Egyptians don't see it that way."

He plays for Oakland and had to go back to Alabama to be shot at.

Going to Oakland and not being shot at is like going to San Francisco and not visiting the Golden Gate Bridge.

SUV driven by Oakland Raiders linebacker and former Alabama star Rolando McClain targeted in shooting | al.com


Speaking of which....

This is sad. The tollbooth workers and generally some nice folks. I just won't be the same experience.

Golden Gate Bridge set to shut tollbooths:
"It looks as if tollbooths and toll collectors, a fixture at the Golden Gate Bridge since it opened in 1937, will no longer be used at the span starting in 2012 as the bridge district moves to an all-electronic system."

1 comment:

Smitty said...

at first I thought you were referring to Howard Dean and I was confused - I'm vaguley familiar with the term (Dems in Name Only) but it didn't register