1. Thanks to President Obama and the democratic congress we will now be able to feel safe when we eat. They recently passed the Food Safety Modernization Act. While the vote ended up unanimous in the Senate, the partisan hacks in the House voted almost on a party line. Luckily the democrats had the majority at the time as all but 10 republicans voted against it. Of course Wisconsin’s very own inept congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wall St.) voted against it.
Comment: I have some eggs from Iowa, and some pastries from Rolf\'s, I would love to feed him.
John Boehner can’t stop talking about the “will of the public” these days. Now that the Republicans have won the House, he keeps saying over and over that the Democrats must go along with Republican plans from now on because they have to listen to the… will of the public.
Well, here’s what I don’t remember — the Republicans giving a damn about the will of the public after the 2008 elections. The American people spoke as loudly and clearly as I have ever seen in any election in my lifetime. They gave the House and the Senate by overwhelming margins to the Democrats. They also gave the Democrats the White House, and along with it, complete control of Washington. And did the Republicans listen to the will of the public, then? No, they blocked that will at every turn.
Comment: Again GOP hypocrisy is so vast its hard to document it all, but kudos to Uygur for trying here.
3. Rep. Ralph Hall (R-BP)the incoming chair of the House Science and Technology Committee, besides himself with Glee with the beauty of the oil spill.
As we saw that thing bubbling out, blossoming out – all that energy, every minute of every hour of every day of every week – that was tremendous to me. That we could deliver that kind of energy out there – even on an explosion.
Comment: While this speaks for itself, how do guys like this get 6 votes much less elected?
Comment: which is why i said the repubs better tread lightly when attacking the President with their new found power.