Muse’s Monday Menagerie

“Feed me Seymour, feed me!”

It’s Monday once again and we are well into March. The buds are popping out on all my trees, but I am still waiting for the sun to come out.. Hope everyone had a good weekend. Here are some of the highlights over the last couple of days:

Will we have a mail-in primary do-over for Florida and Michigan?

This story was upsetting.. “Prescription drugs found in drinking water across US“? YIKES!!

Dick Cheney leaves for the Middle East next week. (Scary thought..) He’ll be meeting with leaders of Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Palestinian West Bank and Turkey.

Barack Obama won the Wyoming Caucus over the weekend, padding his lead with several more delegates. Obama offered a new promise that he made to the audience in Casper that drew a standing ovation:

Obama told a cheering crowd at a town-hall meeting in Casper that he would restore respect for law in the White House by reviewing every executive order issued by President Bush and discarding any deemed unconstitutional.

As president, he said, he would ask his attorney general “to review every executive order” of the Bush administration. “We are going to overturn those that were unconstitutional. We are going to overturn those that are unnecessary.”

Hillary Clinton spoke at Casper College:

She promised an energy revolution reminiscent of the Space Race and a tax code that makes certain that people earning $50 million a year won’t pay less in taxes than “a nurse or a teacher or an oil-field worker making $50,000 a year.”

The Australian weighs in on the Clinton/Obama battle for the nomination:

(Excerpts)
Former senator Bill Bradley, a leading supporter of Obama and who ran for president in 2000, accused the Clintons of “lying” in pursuit of victory. “The bigger the lie, the better the chance they think they’ve got. That’s been their whole approach,” he said. “She’s going to lose a whole generation of people who got involved in politics believing it could be something different.”

Bradley believes Clinton will stop at nothing to tear down Obama even if it boosts John McCain, who was confirmed last week as the Republican nominee: “The Clintons do not do long-term planning. They’re total tacticians and right now their focus is on Obama, not McCain.”

Some cynics believe she is willing to undermine Obama sufficiently for him to lose to McCain in November, freeing her to take another shot at office in 2012.

If this is the strategy, then it will end up being a tragedy for our nation, and the consequences mind-boggling.. Surely she must understand that.

Brent Budowsky of The Hill weighs in on the resignation of Samantha Power from the Obama campaign. He also weighs in on the ‘calls to Canada‘ regarding NAFTA.

The war in Iraq is now costing the US $12 BILLION a month.

16,000 Republicans in Cuyahoga Crossed Over and Voted Democratic in Primary. In Cuyahoga County, dozens and dozens of Republicans scribbled addendums onto their pledges as new Democrats:

“For one day only.”

“I don’t believe in abortion.”

Aren’t there laws protecting against this? More on the Ohio vote and what happened here. From OpEdNews as well.

If you missed Gary Hart’s article on Huffington Post this weekend, here it is again: “Breaking the Final Rule“.

Rep. Robert Wexler responds to AG Mukasey’s refusal to call a Grand Jury to enforce those contempt citations.

The House of Representatives must re-establish its legitimate rights as a co-equal branch of government. Congress cannot allow its power to be summarily ignored and justice delayed.

The House was correct to hold these renegade White House officials in contempt, and much credit should be given to Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Conyers for pushing for that outcome. Now, we must go further: The House must immediately consider taking the following actions:

– Initiating impeachment hearings that would likely break through the reckless claims of executive privilege made by the Bush Administration.

– Approve a resolution that calls for an inherent contempt citation which would give the House Sergeant at Arms the power to bring Miers and Bolton before Congress.

TPM Muckraker explains the NSA’s “data sifting”. Raw Story has more: “NSA quietly expands domestic spying program, even as Congress balks“.

Tucker Carlson’s show on MSNBC was cancelled. (Does anyone care?)

Have a great week everyone!

5 thoughts on “Muse’s Monday Menagerie

  1. “I don’t believe in abortion.”

    What an idiotic statement. That’s like saying “I don’t believe in the sun coming up.”

    muse, that’s the scariest picture EVER!!! 😯

  2. I had the hardest time ever with the picture this morning. But, as soon as I saw this one, I knew I’d found it!
    It reminded me of all the politicians going “feed me.. feed me..” “money, money, money..”

  3. First this:

    House files contempt lawsuit. Yay!!

    Then this:

    “The case has been assigned D.C. District Court Judge John D. Bates.

    Judge Bates, a George W. Bush appointee, was Deputy Independent Counsel for the Whitewater investigation from 1995 to mid-1997, ruled in 2002 to dismiss for lack of standing the GAO’s suit seeking access to the Cheney Energy Task Force documents, and in 2006 upheld the validity of Bush’s signature on an a bill not properly passed in the same form by both houses of Congress.”

    Next…

  4. Wow! NWMuse, You are amazing with your content and photo’s…..I love the header photo’s you put up BTW. Don’t know what part of the country you live in but from the photo’s you add it must be very colorful…Thank you for the informative post….Blessings

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