Posted by melodieshouse on March 19, 2010
So, I understand the House wants to “pass” the health care deform reform bill without actually voting on the whole bill, using a measure called the Slaughter Rule, or Deem and Pass, which sounds like Demon Pass. I don’t have time to go into all the details, but I will say I am so angry [...]
Posted by melodieshouse on July 25, 2009
This quote is misattributed to Abraham Lincoln, but it’s actually by Presbyterian minister and conservative thinker William J. H. Boetcker. It was published in 1916 in a pamphlet titled “The Ten Cannots.” You cannot bring prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by [...]
Posted by melodieshouse on May 6, 2009
Tomorrow, 5/7/09, the first Thursday in May this year, is the National Day of Prayer.
Posted by melodieshouse on April 16, 2009
I was there today, and took lots of pictures. I got there a few minutes late and missed the National Anthem and intros, but stayed until the end. As I walked up to the Fountain Plaza and saw the crowd, tears welled up in my eyes as I realized that there are people who still [...]
Posted by melodieshouse on April 13, 2009
The mayor of Virginia Beach wants $10 million of federal porkulus stimulus funds to replenish sand on the oceanfront resort strip. That’s YOUR money and MY money washed out to sea if the Obama administration approves it.
Posted by melodieshouse on November 5, 2008
Well, America got what it wanted, electing Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States.
Posted by melodieshouse on November 3, 2008
To all of you who are undecided – get out there to the polls anyway, make up your minds and VOTE!
Posted by melodieshouse on October 10, 2008
Politics is a very touchy area for me that I’ve avoided for the life of this blog for several reasons: 1) I don’t want a highly polarized flame war in the comments section. 2) The real issues at stake in this country are always ignored in the face of all the “politicking” going on, what’s [...]
Posted by melodieshouse on September 4, 2008
I was watching the Republican convention last night and while Sarah Palin held her baby son Trig onstage after her speech, I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be funny if the baby spits up on her shoulder while the world’s watching?” I didn’t see her drape a burp cloth over her shoulder either. Amazing what [...]