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As usual, I am a day late and a dollar short

But this song makes me laugh, and I forgot to play it yesterday but the “ no one as Irish as Barak O’Bama still makes me laugh.

Posted by bottomofthehill | Sun Mar 18, 2018, 12:10 PM (0 replies)

Congresswoman Tsongas to retire

US Representative Niki Tsongas said Wednesday she will not seek another term in Congress.
“I feel it is a good time to go,’’ she told the Globe as she prepared to release a statement announcing her decision.
The Lowell Democrat was elected to the seat that was being vacated in 2007 by then-US representative Marty Meehan. She serves on the US House Armed Services Committee, where she has worked on sexual abuse and veterans issues.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed Aug 9, 2017, 11:44 AM (1 replies)

Thank god they are following her with a

Democratic, Pro Choice, retired General....hard to find Republicans who want to speak up for him
Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Jul 18, 2016, 10:45 PM (2 replies)

Having failed in his quest to make President Obama a 1 term President

Senator MCConnell instead chooses to act as if he accomplished his goal, and will try to keep the President of the United States from appointing a Justice to the Supreme Court. What other presidential duties will he deny him of... What other parts of the Constitution will he ignore over his blind hatred (not color blind though) of this President.

No matter who wins the Primary, we need to elect a Democrat in the General Election! And bring a Democratic Senate with her ( sorry, I remain a Hillary supporter but will happily vote for either in the general as they both are so far superior to anything we will get on the republican side).
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sun Feb 14, 2016, 10:37 AM (0 replies)

If the Republicans choose someone who is not a Member of the House as Speaker, how will they pay...

If the person is not a Member of the House, they will not have a salary for him/her. The Speaker makes $223,500 and that money will have to come from somewhere.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Thu Oct 15, 2015, 03:22 PM (8 replies)

Simple thought on the Secret Service

They should focus on their primary roll. Protecting the President of the United States. Enough of the NSSE bullshit, the Super Bowl, baseball All-Star game, the Emmys. Whatever the fuck they are up to cut it out until you have your primary function in order, PROTECTION......that simple. Get that right, then go back to counterfeiting and credit card fraud, but for now, get the big stuff right. Stop looking for the next big job with the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball, Big Banks, focus on doing your job.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:18 AM (2 replies)

When Ed Markey wins the Senate Race

Who gets into the race to fill the 5th District??? I am hoping that Jamie Eldridge will look at the race. He woukd make a great Congressman
Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:55 PM (3 replies)

The term Attention Whore

Well, I have been around DU a long time. I don't post too often, but this is a first to me. Apparently it is ok to refer to Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin {none of whom I like or have any respect for} and a host of other right wing women as Media Whores as found by google search, but call Media Benjamin and Dennis Kucinich media whores ( Spending time on Fox News trashing the President and Democrats) and your post gets hidden by a 4-2 jury vote.

I was certainly not referring to Ms Benjamin or Mr Mr Kucinich sexuality, but their willingness to say anything to get on TV, even Fox.

Is it ok to use the term media whore when talking of a man and not ok when talking of a woman. I used the term in a gender neutral way by mentioning them both.

What is a better term to use?
Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:34 PM (16 replies)

David Shuster to Democratic Congressman, Go Fuck Yourself.

From http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/david-shuster-george-burke-chris-perkins-gerry-connolly_b88172

Before we begin, a Who’s Who in this twisted tale…
• David Shuster: Talk radio host of Take Action News
• Daniel Marans: Producer of Take Action News
• Gerry Connolly: Democratic representative of Virginia
• George Burke: Press secretary to Rep. Connolly
• Chris Perkins: Republican challenger to Connolly
The final result of booking two congressional candidates on David Shuster Take Action News radio program this weekend: Both guests backing out and one pissed off Shuster.

Last week Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and his opponent Chris Perkins (R) were scheduled for back-to-back segments on Shuster’s Saturday show. Emails between Shuster’s production team and the candidates obtained by FishbowlDC suggest all parties agreed to the appearances. But once Connolly’s press secretary George Burke learned that Perkins would be preceding Connolly, things got seriously nasty.

Burke emailed Shuster’s producer Daniel Marans on Friday to complain. “This was supposed to be a show talking about President Obama and Virginia. Now you are making it a show about our congressional race with an unknown candidate,” Burke wrote. (Marans initial email to book Connolly did say Shuster was interested in “any elected officials from Virginia willing to speak about the Obama campaign on our show.” Marans told FBDC that it is Take Action News‘ policy to invite any candidate’s opponent on the program during elections.)

Burke continued in his email, calling it a “waste of time” for Connolly to appear on Shuster’s show if his opponent would be on as well. “Frankly, you hoodwinked me,” he wrote. “I’m not sure why I should still have Connolly do this phoner.”
Marans responded to the email, warning that if Connolly cancels, the reason would be stated on air. He also passed on a word from Shuster: “Shuster told me: ‘If Rep. Connolly is so fragile he can’t handle a 10 minute interview following an interview with his opponent, he can go fuck himself.’”

Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:58 PM (2 replies)

Bad news for John Kerry

Mitt Romney was so close to the President tonight on foreign policy, he may have jumped in front of John Kerry on the short list to replace Hillary as the Obama Administration Secretary of State
Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:27 PM (15 replies)
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