Last night I caught a re-broadcast of the ceremony for the Presidential Medal of Honor awardees. I was able to see Harper Lee receive hers, so I was really happy to see her. She's distinctly frail and walks with difficulty so she held on to the President's arm after he helped her from her chair on the stage. Benjamin Hooks was helped by fellow awardees, too. And, I saw my hero, Brian Lamb. So, it was cool.
The first woman President of an African country, the president of Liberia, was given a standing ovation. She amused me. She was acting humbled but when the standing ovation happened, she acted like she expected it. She was wrestling with herself and the image she should present to the audience.
Further proof that Senator Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Grandma Mimi are not worthy of their positions of power: Reid said that by staying "so bogged down' in Iraq that the U.S. is unable to respond to the Pakistani State of Emergency.
Really? What would Senator creepy voice have us do? Bomb Pakistan like Obama said he'd consider? Cutting financial aid doesn't require military involvement.
And, I guess I've missed all the praise Reid and Grandma have rewarded to the military now that the news is guardedly good and the General's strategy is working. There was an article buried in the paper yesterday that thousands are returning to Baghdad from their refuges like in Syria or Jordan.
But, they support the troops.
The husband's Iraqi friend sent an e-mail this week saying he is ok and still in Baghdad. He checks in every so often with his contact list letting all know he's alive and ok.
Some true theatre occurred today. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, running for President when he isn't spotting UFO's at Shirley MacLaine's house, introduced articles of impeachment for VP Cheney. The fun began as the vote was taken on House Majority Whip's motion to table the vote to proceed. The Dems counted on the Republicans voting to table it. Surprise. They decided to not do that and call the Dems out on it. They rightfully wanted a recorded vote on the matter and let the voters decide if Kucinich and his group of 22 co-signers were worthy of representing them. So, when the votes were tallied, the vote was not tabled. So, Steney Hoyer moved to vote on putting the matter to the House Judiciary Committee. There it remains. Rep. John Conyers, D-MI, the chairman, said Grandma Mimi won't consider impeachment proceedings so he says he won't do anything with it. I wish he would. I'd love to see that debate and the vote on the floor after it came out of committee. Lots of campaign commercials there. I say bring it.
The poll numbers of Congress remain considerably lower than even the President's. The country is fed up with investigation after investigation over nothing that is going on in Congress. They are still arguing over the dismissal of the U.S. Attorneys. They admit nothing has been proven to be amiss in the dismissals, but they keep trying. They think the American voters are stupid. The American voters aren't stupid, they're fed up.
No appropriation bills have moved to the President. For the first time in a record amount of years, not a single regular fiscal year appropriation bill has reached the President's desk, at this time of the calendar year.
Grandma Mimi is so proud of herself being a woman and in her position. She's an embarrassment and not capable. Too bad she represents women achieving her position. She's setting back women in politics. She's no example for a good 'first' woman in the position. Her own base is disgusted with her. They actually thought she'd do what she promised them.