Democrats’ latest idea: gas stamps – Democrats’ latest idea: gas stamps
You have got to be kidding. Gas stamps?  Is this the only thing the Democrats have?

Gas stamps are throw back to the great depression.  This is a great example of a top-down, entitlment approach to government the democrats are known for.

Instead of looking for ways to lower the price of gas, they are pushing an answer that is over 70 years old and technology that is still in the laboratory.

We need real action on maximizing our oil and gas supplies today while planning for the future, utilizing new technology that will help us in the future.

Not take a big step backwards!

Republicans protest on House Floor, chastise Democrats for adjourning session

This is an interesting development for the refusal of the Democrats to debate or vote on opening new land to gas and oil exploration, a new energy bill.  This when fuel is at all time highs, they are restricting future development.  
What did the Democrats decide to do?  The decided to go on a five week vacation?  Give me a break.  

It get even better.  The first vote on adjournment happened on Wednesday.  Earlier in the week, Congressman Mark Udall (D-CO) said in a debate for the vacant seat in the U.S. Senate that he would vote to keep the lawmakers in session until the considered the new energy bill.

But he missed the vote!  He showed up late because he was attending fundraisers in Colorado.  Why can’t he do what he was elected to do and represent the people of the second district in Colorado.  He is off fundraising for his run for U.S. Senate that he can’t serve his constituents back home.

If Mark Udall can’t spend his time in Washington when the House is in session representing me, then why should I vote for him in the election this November?

The GOP has a right to be mad.  I have a right to be mad because my Congress can’t do anything and my representative is more concerned about raising money than he is about representing me.

Congress needs to get their act together and get something done.  There was a time in the country where the Congress would debate an issue in public and then come together for a compromise that would work with both sides of the aisle.

Let’s get back to that time. The stuff that is happening now is just not working.  America is better than this.

Rising Convention Costs and Delays Worry Democrats

Rising Convention Costs and Delays Worry Democrats –
An interesting article on the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Denver at the end of August.  This is nothing new to the residents of Denver. But the National media is finally beginning to recognize the problems.

The host committee is struggling with appropriate financial decisions, is having trouble raising money, and making some bad decisions.  It is falling through for them and now they are discussing having Obama accepting the nomination at Invesco Field.

Some of the bad decisions include wasting money on upscale office space at $100,000 a month and then not needing it all.  They are then wasting that unneeded office space including unneeded office furniture.

In previous articles they are cutting back on parties around town, including parties to recognize the numerous volunteers that are going to be helping with the event.  That is one thing that you don’t cut back on, providing recognition to the people who are giving their time to help you.

It will be interesting to see how this comes off and if fundraising increases.  Obama has sent a team of people to help, but is it too late?

The Democrats have found ways to lose the last two elections.  Let’s see if they can pull off the convention or blow that also.

I just hope that Denver does not get a bad name because of their incompetence.

Update:  See the comments section for clarification from the Democrats on their blog.

Interesting evening in New Hampshire

Well the polls did really well in the Republican primary, but were totally off base for the Democrats (so far).
John McCain won really easily on the Republican side over Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, but Hillary Clinton is doing quite well leading the Democratic primary in New Hampshire for now over Barack Obama and John Edwards. Edwards will finish third with Obama and Clinton fighting for first and second.

This is so despite trailing in the polls by 10 to 12 points yesterday in the final polls of the primary. If she wins or even finishes a close second, it will definitely be a big launch for her into the rest of the primaries.

It was amazing to me that before the results started coming in today how the pundits on the cable news networks were calling for major changes for Hilary, some even coming to the point that if Barack Obama wins by too much, the Democratic primary was over.

Another interesting sign is that Ron Paul does quite well in fundraising and publicity on the Internet, but when it comes to votes, he is a distant fourth. If he has all this popularity and it was sincere, he should be doing a lot better.

This is going to be a marathon and it could be that when the primaries are done and we head to the conventions, that there will not be a clear-cut nominee for the nomination of President from either of the two major parties.

It is going to be fun.

Wyo. Dem chief: Clinton would hurt party

The Denver Post – Wyo. Dem chief: Clinton would hurt party
Well the Democrats are beginning to split over the selection of there nominee for President.  Today the Democratic Party Chairman in Wyoming John Millin sent a letter to the Denver Post.

In the letter he said,  “Every Democratic candidate in Wyoming will be painted with that same liberal, big-government brush. We will also be the target of the locker room jokes that rightfully belong to Bill Clinton.”

While this is true state chairmans usually keep quiet and let the states and voters determine who is going to run.  The reason is that if the candidate that they support is not the one who wins the nomination, it will be tough for them to lead the party during the Presidential election in the fall.

Millin has come out for Barack Obama.

It is going to be an interesting election.  But in the West, the question is how polarizing a figure is Clinton going to be.

Bush Vetos Spending Bill, Congress Can’t Get Anything Done

Today President George Bush vetoed a spending bill that would have funded the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.  Congress doesn’t have the votes to override the veto.
In an article in the Washington Post, President Bush said “the bill spends nearly $10 billion more than his proposed budget and includes more than 2,200 pet projects, or earmarks, such as a prison museum, a sailing school taught aboard a catamaran and a program teaching Portuguese as a second language.”

The Democrats response?  Threatening to withhold funding for the Iraq war.

In a press conference this afternoon, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) said “…that Bush will not get more money to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this year unless he accepts a plan to complete troop withdrawals by the end of next year.”

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Democrats: Colleges must police copyright, or else

Democrats: Colleges must police copyright, or else | CNET
It is the responsibility of universities and colleges to teach our kids and promote thought and discussion, not police what the students or staff are doing on the Internet.

What is worse is that they are threatening them by withholding their federal financial aide.  For all the schools, this is a big deal.

But in reality it is the students who are getting the shaft by the Democrats.  For schools to meet the requirements that the Democrats are proposing, they will have to sign-on to subscription services like Ruckus or Napster.

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