Friday, November 14, 2008

he's NOT going to apologize

and even if he does - KICK HIS ASS TO THE CURB. i mean it. he went beyond simply backing mccain. he made unacceptable comments about barack obama. it's NOT like he was sarevil or anything......

Rachel Maddow Talks Tough About Lieberman With Sen. Bayh
Posted by Ben Armbruster, Think Progress

Riding the wave of electoral victories on Nov. 4, some Senate Democrats began hinting that they might remove Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) from his post as Homeland Security Committee chairman in part because of ad hominem attacks he levied at Barack Obama during the presidential campaign in support of John McCain.

Last week, however, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) sang a more forgiving tune. "[W]e should have a spirit of forgiveness with regard to Joe Lieberman and reconcile and move forward," Bayh said, suggesting that Lieberman apologize and "let bygones be bygones." Last night on MSNBC, Bayh said Lieberman should be stripped of his chairmanship unless he offers a "sincere apology" for his "unacceptable" rhetoric during the campaign:

BAYH:[Y]ou got to, you know, expect an apology -- a sincere apology -- and you got to keep tell him, "Look, we're going to give you a chance here. But if you don`t do the right thing as chairman, if, you know, we see any continuation with this kind of behavior," well then at that point, you know, the game is up at that point.
MADDOW: And -- but the game would be up in the sense that he would get stripped of his leadership positions?............

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

mazel tov and cin cin!!!

i've said it all before. there is no reason two consenting adults shouldn't be allowed to marry. are the mormons jealous because their men can only have ONE wife (on earth)? tis ok, y'all can have your multiple wives while you're the god of your own planet (they believe that happens when they die. i'm not making it up). focus on the family? shite, a family means many different things to many people. if there is love and caring and respect and understanding, that just about does it for me. i ask over and over and over - why? why the fear of gay marriage? hell, why the fear of gays? thank you connecticut (although i'm not going to marry anyone of either gender)

top pic:

Shana Sureck for The New York Times
Barbara and Robin Levine-Ritterman left New Haven City Hall with the first marriage license issued to a same-sex couple in Connecticut on Wednesday. Robin is holding the license.

bottom pic: Cheering Crowd

(BOB CHILD / AP / October 10, 2008)
The audience cheers at a rally at the State Capitol in Hartford held to celebrate a ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court to allow same-sex weddings.

Judge Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages
|The Hartford Courant
NEW HAVEN - A 4-year legal battle for same-sex marriage in Connecticut came to an end this morning in a New Haven courtroom when Superior Court Judge Jonathan E. Silbert signed an order paving the way to couples to get their licenses.

Less than 30 minutes later, at West Hartford Town Hall, state Rep. Beth Bye and her partner, Tracey Wilson, became the first legally married same-sex couple in the state. The experience "took my breath away,'' Bye said.

In New Haven, Jennifer Vickery and Peg Oliveira repeated their wedding vows before a bronze statue depicting the leader of the Amistad revolt. With friends watching and their 3-month-old daughter, Willow, tucked in a carriage nearby, they exchanged rings and pledged to share their lives "in good times and in hard."

The state Supreme Court last month, in a 4-3 decision, ruled that preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying violates the state constitution. Today's brief hearing was a formality that was needed before gay couples could start receiving marriage licenses. Connecticut has now joined the tiny circle of places where gay men and lesbians can legally wed. For national gay rights activists, the state is a bright spot in the wake of stinging, Election Day loses in Arizona, Florida and, especially, California..........

Gay Marriages Begin in Connecticut
NEW HAVEN — Bunches of white balloons and giant sprays of long-stemmed red roses festooned City Hall here Wednesday morning, as one of the eight couples who successfully sued the state to allow same-sex marriage became the first to obtain a marriage license as the law took effect.
The couple, Barbara and Robin Levine-Ritterman, filled out the paperwork and waited about 10 minutes for it to be processed, but they said they would not marry today because they were still working out their wedding plan. “We’re thinking about doing it May,” said Robin Levine-Ritterman, who was holding a bouquet of roses. “We really wanted to be part of this historic first.”.............

see there ARE things i disagree with obama on

and this is one of them. da liebs is a traitor. i've said it before, i would have forgiven him if he simply backed mccain and kept his mouth shut. he did NOT do that. not only did he back mccain but he said ugly and vile things about obama. i don't care if da liebs gets made a gop martyr or not. i don't want him in MY party. kick him to the curb NOW

Analyst: Obama fears punishing Lieberman would make him a GOP hero
Filed by David Edwards and Muriel Kane
In the wake of the presidential election, one of the most vexing problems for Senate Democrats is how to deal with Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who not only supported the candidacy of John McCain but broke earlier promises by engaging in negative campaigning against Barack Obama.

Obama himself reportedly has told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid he would like to see Lieberman remain within the Democratic caucus. Political analyst Howard Fineman explained to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Monday why he believes Obama's position makes sense..........

Monday, November 10, 2008

i think we have to start thinking of

kicking harry reid to the curb as well as da liebs.

what sort of pictures does da liebs have on these peeps that they won't do the right and JUST thing by dumping da liebs WITHOUT looking back?

he didn't just endorse mccain (which i could forgive) he said and did things against barack obama. that's inexcusable. we don't want him. he should be punished for his deeds. first by yanking his committee chairpersonships then by the good people of connecticut NOT re-electing him.

Anti-Choice Harry Reid Thinks Lieberman is Progressive
By: Teddy Partridge Sunday November 9, 2008 1:53 pm
....... "Joe Lieberman is not some right-wing nutcase," he said. "Joe Lieberman is one of the most progressive people ever to come from the state of Connecticut."

Progressive Democrats didn't support John McCain for President.

Progressive Democrats didn't undermine our party's nominee by agreeing that it was a good question to ask whether he was a socialist.

Progressive Democrats didn't campaign for downticket Republicans -- Joe Lieberman wrote an op-ed for Norm Coleman! He raised money for Susan Collins! Joe Lieberman took affirmative steps to increase the size of the Republican Senate caucus.

What more evidence is needed to oust Lieberman?

These are not the words of a progressive Democrat:

"Sen. Obama is a gifted and eloquent young man who can do great things for our country in the years ahead. But, my friends, eloquence is no substitute for a record," Lieberman said at the Republican convention in early September.

Lieberman charged that Obama had not reached across party lines to "get anything significant done" and said that the McCain-Palin ticket was "the real ticket for change."

From where Harry Reid sits, as an anti-choice Democrat, every single member of the Democratic caucus looks like a progressive. That doesn't make Joe Lieberman a progressive. It doesn't make him a Democrat, either.............