Archive for December 3rd, 2008
Posted by Flap in Jeb Bush
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush answers questions at the Excellence in Action conference, a national summit on education reform, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Still popular in Florida, former Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday that he’s interested in the seat Sen. Mel Martinez is giving up, and the field of possible candidates could quickly narrow to make way for the president’s younger brother, June 19, 2008.
Jeb’s announcement that he is “interested” in the Mel Martinez U.S. Senate seat FREEZES
the field of Democrats and Republicans.
The potential Senate candidacy of Jeb Bush is clearing the decks of Democratic and Republican challengers in the Sunshine State â€” as intended.
Politicians from both sides of the aisle said the former governor of Florida and brother of President Bush is popular enough to scare away Republican and Democratic challengers before many really consider a bid for the seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Mel Martinez (R).
â€œIt has Jebâ€™s name on it,â€ said Bob Butterworth, the stateâ€™s former Democratic four-term attorney general and secretary of the Department of Children and Families. â€œHe has the potential to scare away people on both sides of the aisle.â€
â€œHeâ€™s going to take his time to decide this, but itâ€™s his for the taking,â€ agreed Washington lobbyist Al Cardenas, a two-term chairman of the Republican Party of Florida and one of Bushâ€™s closest friends. â€œHeâ€™s been really disappointed with the partyâ€™s performance, and he sees this as a chance to reinvigorate it and help it follow a new path. This is a call to arms for him.â€
If Jeb Bush says he is interested then he is running.
Jeb Bush for Florida Senate in 2010? YES We Can
Jeb Bush for Florida Senate in 2010?
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Flap bets the Russian Navy may be in
for a little surprise, no?
A Russian warship will sail through the Panama Canal this week for the first time since World War II, the navy announced Wednesday, pushing ahead with a symbolic projection of Moscow’s power in a traditional U.S. zone of influence.
The destroyer Admiral Chabanenko will arrive Friday at a former U.S. naval base in Panama’s Pacific port of Balboa for a six-day visit after carrying out joint maneuvers with the Venezuelan navy in the Caribbean Sea, navy spokesman Capt. Igor Dygalo said in a telephone interview.
The Panama Canal has long been a symbol of U.S. clout in Latin America, and Dygalo said no Soviet or Russian military ship has sailed through it since World War II. The wartime alliance between the U.S. and the Soviet Union swiftly gave way to the mistrust, military buildups and proxy conflicts of the Cold War.
In a throwback to those times, the Russian navy statement announcing the plans referred to the base the Admiral Chabanenko will visit as Rodman naval baseâ€”its name when it was a U.S. base many years ago.
Rodman was the hub for all U.S. naval activities in South America and supported fleet units transiting the 50-mile (80-kilometer) canal. But control of the facility shifted to Panama a decade ago, and it is now called the Balboa naval base.
Monday’s joint maneuvers with Venezuela, which brought the Admiral Chabanenko and the nuclear-powered missile cruiser Peter the Great across the Atlantic along with two support ships, were widely seen as a show of Kremlin anger over the U.S. use of warships to deliver aid to Georgia after its August war with Russia.
Russian warships tailed U.S. ships in the Black Sea, where Russia borders Georgia, on that mission.
Wow – two big Russian ships crossed the Atlantic to support dictator Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
Just a reminder to Americans that while the price of gasoline has fallen precipitiously that American Energy indpendence is essential over the next decade.
Then, we don’t have to fund and deal with these tin-horn tyrants and their totalitarian governments.
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to Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is constitutionally ineligible to serve as Secretary of State in the Obama administration.
According to the Ineligibility Clause of the United States Constitution, no member of Congress can be appointed to an office that has benefited from a salary increase during the time that Senator or Representative served in Congress. A January 2008 Executive Order signed by President Bush during Hillary Clinton’s current Senate term increased the salary for Secretary of State, thereby rendering Senator Clinton ineligible for the position.
Specifically, Article I, section 6 of the U.S. Constitution provides “No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time.” The provision is seen by most as designed by our Founding Fathers to protect against corruption.
Ok, so what legal loophole with the Democrats use?
Remember the DC Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supremes still are controlled by the RIGHT.
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Entertainer and recording artist Donny Osmond
Donny Osmond weighs in on gay marriage.
There are many gay individuals that are members of our church. I know many of them. In fact, some of my best friends are gay. You ask how I react regarding their marriages. Well, I do support our Church leaders who say that we can accept those with gay tendencies in our church as long as they do not act upon their temptations. Everyone has tenancies to succumb to temptation, but we all have the same standard given to us by our Father in Heaven. Whether we may be tempted to be immoral with members of our own sex or of the opposite sex, we are expected to live chaste lives. This is very well explained not only in the Book of Mormon, but in the Bible as well.
You see, the whole beauty of God’s plan is that we all have our free agency to live our lives the way we want to live them. Personally, I believe in the words stated above and that they came from a living prophet, so I abide by them.
We all determine for ourselves what is right and what is not right for our own lives and how we live God’s commandments. I am not a judge and I will never judge anyone for the decisions they make unless they are causing harm to another individual. I love my friends, including my gay friends. We are all God’s children. It is their choice, not mine on how they conduct their lives and choose to live the commandments according to the dictates of their own conscience.
Ok, Donny, Flap understands but the self- righteous Proposition 8 folks will either boycott you now because you are a member of the LDS Church or just because you are a bigoted hater.
Take your pick.
Somehow I do not think your audience will mind one way or the other – but Harrah’s Entertainment (owners of the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel where Donny and Marie have been performing) who are big contributors to the homosexual lobby might.
And, that would be a shame.
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Proposition 8: The Musical! starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jack Black, Allison Janney and a buncha other liberal actor types…
The LEFT and gay marriage proponents ACTUALLY think ridiculing The Bible and Christianity is the way to win “hearts and minds” to win support for gay marriage.
But, everyone knows what the elitist Hollywoood types think about the commoners who foot the bill for their extravagant and immoral lifestyles, now don’t we?
Interesting how they only ridiculed the Obama supporters who helped pass Proposition 8 in passing.
Some reviews are in courtesy of the Los Angeles Times:
Gawker: “This reminds us how smart Obama was to keep celebrities from too-vocally supporting him…. Because usually they seem really obnoxious and do more to aggravate than they do to inure. Oh, plus the music sucks.”
Playbill has some of the cast names: The “Proposition 8’ers and The People That Follow Them” include John C. Reilly as Prop 8 Leader; Allison Janney as Prop 8 Leader’s #1 Wife; Kathy Najimy as Prop 8 Leader’s #2 Wife; Jenifer Lewis as Riffing Prop 8’er; Craig Robinson as A Preacher; and
Rashida Jones, Lake Bell and Sarah Chalke as Scary Catholic School Girls From Hell.
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