And here are a couple things I want share with y'all . . .
More Truth than Poetry:
Last week on ABC News Ron Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan, was asked "Who was your dad was most like? Barack Obama or Sarah Palin?" and he answered:
"Just on the basis of intelligence, you would have to say Barack Obama. I don’t think my father has anything in common with Sarah Palin whatsoever,” Reagan told Top Line. “I'm a little offended that we even have to talk about Sarah Palin, who has nothing interesting to say."
"Of course my father cut taxes when he was in office, but he also raised taxes as well when he was governor of California. He signed one of the most liberal abortion laws in the country and offered amnesty to illegal immigrants as well. That probably wouldn't sit too well with the tea party of today. But again, those were different times."A tip of my chapeau for this to Gryphen, my favorite Alaskan blogger.
From my Pick-on-someone-your-own-size Department:
Glenn Beck took to his bully pulpit to castigate Canadian teen heartthrob Justin Bieber for supporting the health care bill. Bieber won my heart (as well as Jon Stewart's) as the cutest, wittiest guest on The Daily Show in recent memory. His performance was quite charming and left me laughing. And yeah, I'm using it to remind y'all to sign the petitions here and here and boycott the advertisers on Beck's show as well as those on Fox News. It really is working. Our friends and neighbors across the pond signed on and Beck's show has been with out sponsors for almost a year in the UK.
One of Kay's Heroes needs our help to help ourselves:
Y'all know that I think Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is really a great guy. His brash style and straightforward, no holds barred attitude toward the GOP has won my admiration and I'd love to see him as our first Jewish President. One thing for sure, we would always know how he really feels! I get his newsletter and recently he asked me to sign a petition. I did and am asking y'all to join me in this effort. The Supreme Court is going to be asked to hear an initiative/appeal of health care reform's constitutionality. Anthony Weiner is demanding that Justice Clarence Thomas recuse from any such cases. Why? Because Thomas' wife, Ginny, is a vocal opponent the health care bill and is a lobbyist for the health care industry earning a high six-figure income. Can y'all say "conflict of interest"? I knew you could.
If you want to know more or sign the petition, y'all can go here. I believe strongly that Justice Thomas should definitely recuse himself and now -- to do otherwise would violate the oath he took as a member of the Supreme Court. (If he doesn't, I think even stronger action should be taken.) Please consider joining Congressman Weiner and me and countless others this effort.
Hope y'all are having a great day!