Speaker Pelosi!

The US House has been called for the Democrats. Nancy Pelosi will be the first woman speaker - and the Democrats are back, for the first time since 1994.

Again, Earl Blumenauer is blogging his reactions at EarlBlumenauer.com.

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    First woman speaker of the House of Represenatives. Wow!

  • Sid Leader (unverified)
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    Congrats to you Speaker Pelosi, Governor Ted and everyone who worked so hard to make this a night we will all remember for many many years.

    Can't wait to listen to Lars tomorrow. If he had a sense of humor, he'd open the big show with the theme song from The Poseidon Adventure, you know, "There's Got To Be A Morning After..."

    The Bush Era is over, kids, so over.

  • Tina (unverified)
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    How sweet it is and about time that glass ceiling was broken. Go Nancy and hurray for San Fran.

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    No, that wasn't another earthquake you just felt. It was Bush and Cheney shaking in their fake cowboy boots at the prospect of Pelosi being 2nd in line for the presidency.

  • RayCeeYa (unverified)
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    Woo Hoo, how do you loke that math Rove? Bring on the subpoenas. Smell that? That's the smell of potential accountability.

  • Dan Gambiera (unverified)
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    Yippee! I'm celebrating with a whole bunch of Santorum shots!

  • Mike (unverified)
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    George Bush had his last "accountability moment" - and lost!

    Let the oversight and investigations begin! Let's raise the minimum wage, implement the 9/11 commission recommendations, investigate war profiteering, implement ethics reform, and try to force Bush to change the course in Iraq!

    After 6 years of mind-boggling incompetence and rampant corruption & criminality, I'm proud that Americans came to their senses.

    Thank you to everyone who worked to make this happen. We should be very proud.

    As I write this, Allen & Burns are down. Things look promising with regards to throwing these two out, at last.

    America 1, Bush 0.

  • jami (unverified)
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    too blissed-out on victory and $3.99 champagne to say much besides WOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!

    (fingers still crossed for virginia and montana...)

  • THE WOLFE (unverified)
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    Don't get to cute!

    You guys get 3 investigations...just three...no more.

    Congress still needs to get stuff done.

  • RayCeeYa (unverified)
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    She's only an impeachment and a heart attack from becoming the first female President.

  • J Hoffa (unverified)
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    Please, please, please bring the subpoenas and sour grapes and dreams of payback to Congress.

    Please, please, please show America your true petty colors.

    Please, please, please earn the same (if not greater) negative reaction for your impeachment actions.

    Please, please, please do it all so you lose everything in 2008

  • Sid Leader (unverified)
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    Nice to see you are still (brain) dead Jimmy. Like always.

    Me and my DEMO friends SHOVELED DIRT on your GOP mass grave of indecency last night.

    Did you hear or is your cable out?

    Like Rummy.

    Ouch!

  • Tenskwatawa (unverified)
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    Speaker-designate of the House, Nancy Pelosi, better be the first woman President of the United States before the Potomac cherry trees bloom pink next spring.

    If she's not, Democrats -- THIS MEANS YOU, BLUMENAUER -- your chickenheart asses are put-a-fork-in-it.

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    It's people like you, Tensk, that are going to shove the Democrats right off the edge of the cliff - and we're going to lose the 2008 presidential elections and lose the Congress, too.

    Besides, last time I talked to you, I thought that we were all going to plunge into a horrible dark post-peak-oil world by the time the Potomac cherry trees bloom pink next spring.

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    You guys get 3 investigations...just three...no more.

    Congress still needs to get stuff done.

    That sounds like pretty good advice to me.

  • Tenskwatawa (unverified)
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    Congressman Democrat hiding personal irresolution (not to say 'disprinciple' or 'immorality') behind a 'Demo' label on his biographic, does not make it okay with me for him to keep sending Oregon National Guards home in body bags.

    Claiming he couldn't figure out it was and goes on being all a LIE, is compounding my judgment of shame on him even more, and on-going. I figured it out with individual effort, he's got the whole damn research scope of Congress if he wanted to know himself the truth that there are no threats to us that aren't our own. He votes a willful ignorance, avoiding truth in his life. And I call shame. I can do his job better than he is doing.

    He votes to kill humans, that's called homicide, to take by force their oil, that's called tyranny. Congressman Democrat is able to lie to himself and lie to constituents because it is not his child, or not his parent in the casket, and that's the truth.

    Maybe the reason American cars get such stupidly low gas mileage, and Congress keeps it going, is the excess weight of all the bodies in the back.

    Catch your kid's coffin coming off the plane at Dover, Delaware, and then tell me you would not have ridden a bike to work the rest of your life to have his or hers in yours.

    There. Is. No. Threat. to us individually or as Oregonians or nationally. Who says war threat speaks a lie.

    You're right though, Kari, we are going to plunge into a horrible dark post-oil world, if 'plunge' means one generation has oil and their children don't, (which gives you 14 slow-motion plunging years to taunt me), and where any 'horrible dark' of it tells the hearts of those living in it by having killed others out of it.

    If you are in it and all of We the Peeps are in it, the future looks pretty livable to me. Maybe we can meet again, perhaps in Salem session, and talk and joke and be in touch, sakes alive.

    [P.S. The 'murder for oil' Bush gang -- Prescott, Poppy, and Scapegoat and their relatives, associates, lackeys at Jaded Tasks -- kill a million arabs to horde their oil as easily as killing a million americans and hording yours. I predicted Oct. 25 they'd cause catastrophe to preempt the elections. They didn't, apparently; I was wrong, apparently. Now -- LOO-ZERS, they are frantic fascists, and they are radicalized to such extreme that our lives are in critical danger, by their evil trying to preempt the winners entering won office, in January. Such 'unthinkable' (Randy Leonard's 9/11 word for it), illness, madness, that American leaders might attack and slay Americans to raise the average oil left per capita, by de-capitation, is, for the radical Bush gang not only their thinkable, but even their m.o. pattern in the records. Until the faux human smile is wiped off Bush gang faces and their fake human skin ripped away, to reveal the ungodly awful murdering they are come to prominence by -- and I am sure these Democrats in Congress CAN DO IT, I am very glad we got this achieved in this election -- Please, People, please consider these madmen are violent, the planets' pattern continues worrisome and threatening overhead, maybe stock up extra provisions in our homes until the duly electeds are duly installed. And then they better strike blows for democracy and against Bushism immediately.]

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  • Tenskwatawa (unverified)
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    http://www.newsdissector.org/blog/

    November 9, 2006 The Rumsfeld Follies Posted by Danny @ 3:54 am

    QUOTE OF THE DAY

    Cowardice asks the question, ”Is it safe? Epediency asks the question, “Is it politics?” Vanity asks the question, “Is it Popular?” But, conscience asks the question, “Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, not politic, nor popular but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.
    

    Martin Luther King Jr. (On the wall at KPFK-Los Angeles)

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    Ya' know, I haven't bought a newspaper in two weeks, or watched TV for months and months, and I quit all radio except KBOO.fm and AllClassical.org and KMHD jazz and blues. And I got more news from the internet than all the massmedia gives, combined.

    Kari, read MediaMatters(dot)ORG to see why massmedia is dying -- they been lying. For sixty years! That's old. They're dead.

    There was no communists in our closets. There was no terrorists in our closets. Those were only full-employment fool-you for massmedia and powerdrunk figurehead perverts in the closets.

  • Tenskwatawa (unverified)
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    What there is to consider, Kari, is that progressives fully intend to "shove the Democrats right off the edge of the cliff," as you put it, and, yes, "we" are going to lose future elections without progressives votes.

    The Progressive Movement forms and strengthens in internet-carried causes. Dinosaur massmedia bites the dust. (Sure, many people go on watching, hypnotized, on dopium-opium -- You? -- and all of them say it's what everyone thinks. Yet 'all of them' is not many, they are a Special Interest Group: TV for brains, TV for their social relations. Their problem is, being in love with TV does not procreate replacement offspring, which is the definition of going...going...gone extinct. Say: "Die No Soar." Look up 'extinct' in the dictionary; see a picture of a TV watcher and a massmedia slave. 'Just keep plugging away, going to work, watch TV, doing your job, watch TV, getting paid, watch TV pay your cable bill every month, enjoying vacation, calling your friends, watch TV send in your money, going to work, being allAmerican, saving for retirement, watch TV you are getting sleepy ver-r-ry sle-ee-py watch TV, morning! time to go to work, doing your job, so you can watch TV when you get home and see what's on and see what's happening, stay tuned, watch TV.') And, yeah, Democrats spent a lot of contributors' money buying TV ads so those contributors could see their team on TV. Good for that little group of candidates and good for that little group of TV zombies.

    And it is sooo over for them. It probably IS a LOO-ZER in 2008, as you put it, Kari. Obvious this election time, was the internet built the winners, not the Democrat party machine. Even Howard Dean acknowledged the effect. But anyone who gets TO and activated IN the internet is not going to find anything on it to talk them into giving it up and coming BACK to the old political party way of progress.

    Once you get internet fact, you never go back, (to massMEDIA LIARS 'life.' Notice every one of LIARS Larson's endorsements LOST, LIARS kiss is political death, and we saw the Stickels and Rowe and Bhatia, and Pamplin, lined up right behind him -- more of the refusing-to-concede, psycho-bubble qu'est que c'est, LOO-ZERS Tuesday.) You can't keep them down on the propaganda-info farm, after they've seen Paree! ( Eiffel Tower webcam HERE)

    So, yeah, Pelosi is either President in 2007 or plummet ('off the edge of the cliff') in 2008. That's where she stands.

    She looks right at home.

    Where the buffalo roam, they stampede together.

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  • Tenskwatawa (unverified)
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    Try to understand that Progressives are unlikely to join or support Democrats who blame their once and future losses on Progressives.

    If Democrats supplied what progressives demand they would not have gone off to get it from Progressives. Progressives are not coming back. What there is to see, is who -- You? -- among the Democrats are going to come over. See them in the list of Tuesday's winning new faces.

    For example, I offered my politics pulse-of-the-people, contributed here 'around the Blue water cooler' last year, and you blackballed and gagged me. How very Republican fascist of you. Being 'leftist' means you believe living people is the source of political power, and believe you do not gather political power by killing people. What part of DO NOT KILL others to make your life worthy, elite, and better, don't you understand? Did you ever wonder what got into all those peasants in the French Revolution, (where 'leftist,' 'rightist,' and 'fourth estate' came from), what with all that guillotine business and such?

    Every politician is tax and spend. Lefty politicians tax and spend on people's lives. Righty politicians tax and spend on killing people.

    Impeachment is among Pelosi's simpler duties to manage. Repeal (defund) the PATRIOT Act. Discard (defund) Homeland Security. Abolish (defund) the CIA. There are a lot of rightwing fascists who support rhetorically, for being supported financially by, such fascist state elements. You can tell who they are when they don't vote for impeachment. When their personal principles do not include outright opposition to destroying democracy, and unopposed to killing the poor and homeless, the sick and lame, defenseless children or solitary elders, and all the little people's peasant lives who aren't worth as much as money and elite seclusion inside sterile concrete.

    Hell, yes there's an impeachment bandwagon. Democrats can choose to be on it or under it. For sure it ain't going to disappear rolling over a cliff.

    Mostly, people -- more and more people, that's sorta what makes it a progressing movement -- want truthful answers to why their children came home in bodybags for LIARS.
    What do you say, massmedia elites -- why do you kill people instead of communicating with us? What do you say, corporations -- why do you kill people instead of promoting the general welfare? What do you say, Pentagon -- why do you go kill people and disturb the peace, no threat to us? What do you say, police statists -- why do you kill people and disestablish Justice? What do you say, politicians -- raise your hands to vote so we can see whose has blood on it. What do you say, LIARS Larson -- why do you prefer killing people, not making your living worthwhile.

    Here's Nov. 10 'blog' of a friend and media insider, Danny Schechter, Your News Dissector, who connects in the arts and intellectuals circles, and reports from there. Can Impeachment Be On The Agenda?

    IS IT TIME TO REACH TO IMPEACH?

    What folks here are discussing and some are protesting about is to try to move the victorious Democrats to use their new power to impeach Bush and Cheney. Does this make sense? Bear in mind that many of the Dems backed the war and “ran to the right” this year. Most have been spineless for years. ...

    Major media is clearly against impeachment and confrontation and will not be supportive. They have been covering up his crimes for years. But many activists will push for it anyway.

    This could split the party even if there is a strong case to be made, and further marginalize progressives as spoilers.

    David Swanson is leading the impeachment effort: ”On Saturday, November 11, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, just across from Independence Hall, where the U.S. Constitution was written and signed, a coalition of national organizations will announce plans to mobilize a movement to impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney. The mobilization will be called ImpeachForChange…

    Journalist John Nichols comments on Nancy Pelosi’s statement on 60 Minutes: "Impeachment is off the table." Pelosi also called it "a waste of time."

    "A waste of time?
    
    Not in the eyes of the American people.</blockquote>
    

    See, listen, Ms. Pelosi, when calves and cows and bulls start falling dead in the herd, roaming buffalo stampede ... listen ...

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