Archive for November 9, 2010

I know that turnabout is fair play but Manchin was elected as a democrat just a week ago. I think it would be dishonorable for him to suddenly switch sides without even giving the Majority he is a part of to demonstrate common sense:

Republicans are making some big promises to try to lure West Virginia Senator-elect Joe Manchin to cross the aisle.

Aside from his pick of committee assignments (likely the Energy and Natural Resources Committee), Manchin might get support for one of his pet projects – a plant to convert coal to diesel fuel that has stalled under Democratic leadership in Washington.

It’s one of Manchin’s pet projects and could mean big money for the state’s coal producers.

I know its politics but I think its bad form all around. Give it at least 6 months.

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Martin Soloman bluntly says aloud what I’ve been hearing only in whispers.

Attached is a photo I took when a Neighbor to Neighbor organizer escorted a voter into the booth as an “interpreter” [See above]. Funny; the ballots were bi-lingual so I didn’t see the need for an interpreter. She was coaching voters to vote all “D’s” and on a few occasions she actually had the pen in her hand.

I was almost kicked out by the police officer who was sitting in the room when I took this photo but I told him I’d be more cooperative and sat back down. Soon after this photo the Baker legal team [Charles Baker, Republican candidate for governor] was able to convince the warden and the officer that this woman was not allowed to escort any more voters to the booths. She quickly changed tactics and started sending people in with a sample ballot filled out so the voter would just copy it. Incredible!

well that’s only one example, oh wait:

These “interpreters” were certainly the call of the day. At the location I was working, the “interpreter” was a priest — or some cat with a priest collar on from a church that sounded anything but sacred. I reported him numerous times to the two wardens who did talk to him, but argued with me about him being an interpreter. I informed them that typically interpreters don’t talk with their hands unless they’re in the deaf community. And they usually don’t need polling pens, to interpret, either. I also mentioned that the ballots were bilingual except for the names that were all over the TV, radio, lawn signs, etc. for the past year. None of this seemed to impart any wisdom on the wardens.

Read the whole thing and you won’t wonder why the results were so contrary to the polls around here.

…blogging is a tad lighter than normal it’s because I’m busy making show arrangements, scheduling guests and selling ads so that is going to take the majority of my time since the show IS as of right now my source of income.

So expect more like 3-4 daily posts as opposed to 6-9 at least until things settle down.

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When I see this I just laugh:

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is staying silent about a Tea Party Republican’s bid to join the group.

Rep.-elect Allen West (R-Fla.) indicated last week he intends to join the CBC to challenge the group’s “monolithic voice.”

Staying silent. Say WHAT? It is the Congressional Black Congress, not the Congressional Black Democratic Caucus or the Congressional Black Liberal Caucus. This should be a no brainer shouldn’t it?

A CBC spokesperson on Monday declined to comment on West’s bid.

Bid? BID! What it this an eBay auction?

This would be gift #4 for republicans of the month. I can’t imagine the caucus would be this foolish. Can you imagine what must go on in those meetings that is so embarrassing that they don’t dare let a republican hear it?

Update: I guess they figured it out. DaTechGuy get results!

The Congressional Black Caucus says it will allow two recently elected black Republicans to join the group if they ask.

The all-Democratic caucus had wavered over the issue since Tim Scott of South Carolina and Allen West of Florida were elected last week. Chairwoman Barbara Lee had pointed to the group’s liberal mission statement as a potential point of conflict.

But in a statement Tuesday, the group said the two would be welcomed if they request membership.

Another barrier falls, Huzzah!