Monday, February 27, 2006

Home Sweet Home

The United Press has identified some of the cities vying for the coveted honor of hosting the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
DNC Chairman Howard Dean termed the interest in being the Democrats' host city "unprecedented."
A partial list follows:


The Michael Moore / Rube Goldberg Machine Stuck On The Spin Cycle

As if anyone needed more proof that Michael Moore is a plague on this country and dividing it further than George Bush could ever dream, his website is pushing an article calling into question the 2004 election results from Florida.

The "nonpartisan" group has stated, upon review of the electronic voting records of West Palm Beach precinct, that is possible as many as 10,000 votes might have been mis-recorded. Why is this important in 2006? Well, because if all the errors were people trying to vote for John Kerry then George Bush's victory in Florida would have only been by 371,000 votes. A statistical toss if you will...
"I actually think there's enough votes in play in Florida that it's anybody's guess who actually won the presidential race," Bev Harris, founder of added. "But with that said, there's no way to tell who the votes should have gone to."
In A Word was able to secure a follow up interview with Bev Harris, so we sent our distinguished field reporter, Common Sense, to Florida for an intimate conversation with the founder:

Common Sense: Thank you for taking time out of your day to speak with In A Word as we have some pretty basic questions we would like to ask you.

Bev Harris: I will be honest I only have a little time to speak as we are currently researching whether all the votes for Walter Mondale were properly recorded in 1984. It appears the landslide victory by Reagan may have been a lot closer than we previously thought.

Common Sense: Uh huh, however we are interested in your findings regarding the 2004 election. Simple math tells us that even if all 10,000 voting errors went to John Kerry, George Bush would have still carried the state by a significant margin.

Bev Harris: Yes, in theory you would be correct, but you aren't taking into account the "random corruption multiplier." The RCM states that any single instance of wrongdoing negatively affecting the Democratic party is equal to but not less than 37.1 additional votes for the losing Democrat candidate. For example: their are 10,000 votes in dispute. Now if you take the RCM (>37.1) X 10,000 = 371,000 additional votes for John Kerry. It is quite simple really.

Common Sense: Can you prove the RCM theorem for our readers?

Bev Harris: Yes, you conveniently take the winning vote margin and divide it by the disputed amount of votes and add 1. All in all, John Kerry was robbed of this election and simple math proves it. Besides the wingnutosphere of the Daily Kos and Michael Moore wouldn't let a little truth get in the way of their pandering to the stupid anyway, so the RCM can be very subjective and change to fit our agenda on a case by case basis.

Now, if you will excuse me I need to go check on our research into the election of George Washington, it appears that all the Presidential elections may have been built on a sham.

Friday, February 24, 2006

In A Word's Athlete Of The Year: Jason Mc Elwain [And Yes I Feel Pretty Confident Of This Selection Even In February]

No sarcasm. No jokes. Just plain and simple admiration.

The following story should be a inspiration with anyone with a pulse.

GREECE, N.Y. -- Jason McElwain had done everything he was asked to do for the Greece Athena High School basketball team -- keep the stats, run the clock, hand out water bottles.

That all changed last week for the team manager in the final home game of the season. The 17-year-old senior, who is autistic and usually sits on the bench in a white shirt and black tie, put on a uniform and entered the game with his team way ahead.

McElwain proceeded to hit six 3-point shots, finished with 20 points and was carried off the court on his teammates' shoulders.

"I ended my career on the right note," he told The Associated Press by phone Thursday. "I was really hotter than a pistol!"

In recent days, McElwain's phone has hardly stopped ringing. When his family went out for a meal, he was mobbed by well-wishers. A neighborhood boy came by to get a basketball autographed.

McElwain, 5-foot-6, was considered too small to make the junior varsity, so he signed on as team manager. He took up the same role with the varsity, doing anything to stay near the sport he loves. Coach Jim Johnson was impressed with his dedication, and thought about suiting up McElwain for the home finale.

His performance was jaw-dropping: 20 points in four minutes, making 6-of-10 3-point shots. The crowd went wild.

"It was as touching as any moment I have ever had in sports," Johnson told the Daily Messenger of Canandaigua.

McElwain didn't begin speaking until he was 5. He lacked social skills but things got easier as he got older. He found many friends and made his way through school in this Rochester suburb, although many of his classes were limited to a half-dozen students. And he found basketball.

On the varsity, he never misses practice and is a jack-of-all-trades.

"And he is happy to do it," Johnson said. "He is such a great help and is well-liked by everyone on the team."

Even though McElwain was in uniform for the Feb. 15 game, there was no guarantee he would play -- Athena was battling for a division title.

The fans, however, came prepared. One section of students held up signs bearing his nickname "J-MAC" and cutouts of his face placed on Popsicle sticks.

The Trojans opened a large lead against the team from the nearby Spencerport. With four minutes left, McElwain took the court to deafening cheers.

The ball came to him almost right away. His 3-point shot sailed completely off course, and the coach wondered if he made the wrong move. McElwain then missed a layup. Yet his father, David, was unruffled.

"The thing about Jason is he isn't afraid of anything," he told the newspaper. "He doesn't care what people think about him. He is his own person."

On the next trip down the floor, McElwain got the ball again. This time he stroked a 3, all net.

He was just warming up.

"As soon as the first shot went in that's when I started to get going," he said.

On the next attempt, he got another 3-pointer. Then another, and another. In fact, he would have made one more 3, but his foot was on the line, so he had to settle for 2 points.

Greece Athena won 79-43, and pandemonium reigned. McElwain signed autographs, posed for pictures and was hoisted by his teammates.

The Trojans begin sectional play Saturday and McElwain will be on the bench again, wearing his usual shirt and tie.

It doesn't bother him. More important, he said, is "trying to win a sectional title for the team."

McElwain will soon be done with high school basketball, then enroll in business management this fall at Monroe Community College.

"I'll go on to college and I'll try to hoop there," he said. "I just love it, it's one of the greatest sports in the world."



A college student has died after falling out of a window while playing the air guitar.

The real tragedy?

The last thing he was listening to was "Cherry Pie" by Warrant.

One deserves to die that way...

In A Word Side Note: Here is a link to a survey you can fill out and find which Hair Band your personally represents. Unfortunately, the truth has been made known to me and I am now officially a "poser." According to the survey I am most like Bon Jovi and Def Leppard. Oh, no I couldn't be something half-way cool like Motley Crue. Nope, I am stuck with "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and "Wanted: Dead or Live." Apparently living a wholesome life doesn't represent very well on the Rock n' Roll cool scale.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

What's Wrong With America: An In A Word Multi-part Series On The Things Americans Do To Screw Up Society

In the Massachusetts suburb of Framingham, every 5th or 6th graders who successfully completes an entire season of youth basketball will receive a trophy for participation. A trophy for participation?

Apparently, it isn't whether you win or lose; it is whether or not you show up.

The boys' lacrosse coach at Algonquin Regional High School, Dave Roche, said he supports participation trophies, but with the clear message that the reward is not for winning, but for completing a full season.

''My three kids save theirs on a shelf. I think they can be a positive thing, good for self-esteem. Receiving a participatory medal or small trophy . . . is a nice way to cap off the season. For the younger grades, kindergarten through fourth, it's a really big thing. It's a nice commemoration of a season, and gives an athlete the opportunity to look back on the season, even as they're into their adult years," he said.

In A Word has secured an exclusive interview with Timmy Johnson in future on the 20th anniversary of his amazing achievement of participation in youth basketball:

In A Word: So, Timmy here we are in the year 2026 a scant 20 years after your remarkable 2006 participation season of youth basketball. Can you give the readers a sense of what it was like to be in the middle of such a magical year of basketball?

Timmy Johnson: Well, my memory is a little hazy. Too be honest everything before my rehab in 2024 is a little vague. However, I do remember not wanting to go to my youth basketball league a few times, but my Mom ragged on me enough that I finally went. She threatened to take away my video games for the rest of the weekend if I didn't go to basketball. Whatever...

In A Word: Being that only the entire league got a trophies for showing up, do you feel a certain honor in being in such a select group?

Timmy Johnson: Well, I will say I am not sure Ryan Littlefield showed up for the entire season, so in a way that kind of taints the award for me. I mean if you are going to give out a trophy for participation it should mean something. I am not sure what it should mean, but I do know it should mean something.

In A Word: Do you still have the trophy?

Timmy Johnson: Yeah, well sort of. I had it until about 3 years ago. The little gold cup made a great shot glass. This may come as a surprise to you, but the corrosive effects of Jack Daniels actually ate away at the shiny coating. Anyway, a few years ago I got really smashed and lost the thing somewhere in my Mom's basement. Not that I care anyway...I can't believe the friggin' thing was plastic. You can imagine my surprise when I took the trophy to the pawn shop to have it appraised and the stupid pawn broker laughed at me. I will be honest with you dude, that sorta tainted my accomplishment too. I really thought my actions deserved real gold plating.

In A Word: I know many of your adoring fans would probably like an update on what you have been doing the past 20 years.

Timmy Johnson: Well, after the sixth grade I entered middle school and my life started going into a downward spiral. The teachers started expecting me to perform up their standards. And I was like "you gave me an F, but I showed up most of time." And then I was like "do you know who I am? I am the friggin' best participator in the school." I got held back a few times after my Mom was unable to convince the Principle to pass me. High school was even worse. I tried out for the varsity basketball team, but the coach said I needed more talent. I told him I would show up to every game, but he obviously was more concerned about winning than just showing up and having fun. He was totally harshing my mellow. I spent the next 10 years of life working on and off at various fast food establishments and honing my EverQuest skills. I live in my Mom's spacious basement, but I totally want to move out because she keeps harping on my to get my GED.

In A Word: Any parting thoughts or comments for our readers?

Timmy Johnson: Yeah, like I am starting my come back. I have been training and I feel like I am ready to participate in life again. I have two beads on my AA necklace and I have been working at Happy Clown Burger Shack for about 2 weeks now. If I stay on a Happy Clown for a year I get a shiny gold nametag that has my name engraved on it. Not like that crappy youth basketball league trophy that just said "participant." So, yeah I think my life is starting to turn around.

And for my fans, remember just showing up is the first step to greatness.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


What has happened to me? I go from having an opinion on everything in the world to not caring about any of the current events in the news lately. Am I broken? Is the sarcasm never going to come back?

Oh, God why have you forsaken me?

Why must the Democrats stop making stupid statement for one week? Why must the Democrats take a position that I agree on (the sale of US port security)?

Please, I am begging you Hillary, Howard, Tom, or Ted say something stupid. Give me ammo, I am dying here. Everyday I sit at the computer wanting to write, but I get nothing. Nada.

For friggin' crimney sakes, man, Jimmy Carter is agreeing with President Bush on issues now! I go to the Daily Kos to try and get the juices flowing, but instead I just feel sorry for the poor souls who actually go to that site for their political information. Making fun of the Daily Kos is like making fun of the handicap and I won't make fun of people who have no control over their afflictions.

So, here we sit. You reading a rambling post and me bored with myself. What can be done?

Well, I would like to create a "super blog." Form a blog of different viewpoints, kind of like a point/counterpoint type of thing to get some discussions and dialogue going. I am open to suggestions and would be willing to even bring on a...gasp...liberal.

Ideas or general comments can be emailed to

Let me know what you think...

Monday, February 20, 2006

Why Does The Corn In Iowa Lean To The West? Because Nebraska Sucks

The Des Moines Register is reporting that the organization responsible for promoting business opportunities and tourism in Iowa are having their annual convention in Nebraska.

The organization of 1,500 Iowa businesses promotes the state as a place to do business. Yet its members will be meeting, dining and sleeping at the Marina Inn Conference Center in South Sioux City, Neb. They'll be playing golf at Dakota Dunes in South Dakota.
Apparently, the committee chairs have a tough time with geography:
The convention has been held in Okoboji since 1978, but the group's new chairwo- man, Sioux City businesswoman Charese Yanney, asked the group to meet this year in her hometown.

Members enjoy Okoboji, Yanney said, but some have also said it might be a good idea to meet in other parts of the state to see what's going on in those areas. The convention will return to Okoboji next year.
It seems Charese Yanney must have misunderstood "it might be a good idea to meet in other parts of the state" to be mean "it might be a good idea to meet in another state."

Promote Iowa, by vacationing in Nebraska. Brilliant.

And the theme for the convention:
"No Boundaries, No Borders, No Limits."
Huh, I wonder if the taxes generated by tourism, new businesses and new citizens have boundaries, borders or limits? Or maybe, just maybe Omaha will share some of their tax revenues with Iowa.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

...And These Are The People Who Are Suppose To Be Reporting The News?

The press has resorted to whining, because the average American doesn't agree that Cheney's hunting accident is worthy of so much media attention.

Of course, it goes without saying that the mainstream media believes America's apathy towards the shooting to be Bush's fault:
On CNN's RELIABLE SOURCES, WASHINGTON POST reporter Dana Milbank fretted that the White House is exploiting the public's growing disdain for the mainstream media.

"Of course they succeed,"” Milbank said of Bush aides. "“The press always looks awful. They will once again make us look awful."

CNN's Candy Crowley added: "The perception is that we're whining."

White House correspondent Bill Plante of CBS agreed. "The vice president and the White House have both used the constant press coverage of this story as a wedge,"” he told RELIABLE SOURCES host Howard Kurtz. "It plays to the prejudices of the people who are predisposed not to like us, and it's one way to distract attention from what happened."
Then Candy Crowley threw a temper tantrum and stomped out of the room, Dana Milbank threatened to hold her breath until America saw things her way, and Bill Plante called everyone a "big poo-poo head " and stuck out his tongue.

"It plays to the prejudices of the people who are predisposed not to like us." Surely the press wouldn't "play to prejudices of people" to distract attenti-.

Oh, look...

Bush's new job approval ratings are out.

In A Word Bows In Reverence To The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal fully captures my feelings on the Dick Cheney hunting accident [full text presented from maximum conservative enjoyment]:

The press corps is outraged that the White House waited 20 hours or so to disclose that Vice President Dick Cheney had shot a hunting companion, and we can see why. Don't these Bush people understand that the coverup is worse than the crime?

In the name of media solidarity, and in the interest of restraining the Imperial Presidency, we have put together the following coverup timeline with crucial questions that deserve to be answered:

5:30 p.m., Saturday (all times Central Standard Time). Mr. Cheney sprays Harry Whittington with birdshot, and the Secret Service immediately informs local police. Who is Harry Whittington and whom does he lobby for? Does he know Scooter Libby?

6:30 p.m. White House Chief of Staff Andy Card informs President Bush that there's been a hunting accident involving the Vice President's party. Did Mr. Bush ask follow-up questions? Was he intellectually curious?

7 p.m. Karl Rove tells Mr. Bush that it is Mr. Cheney who did the shooting. Why was this detail withheld for a full 30 minutes from the President? Who else did Mr. Rove talk to about this in the interim? Was Valerie Plame ever mentioned?

5 a.m., Sunday. White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan learns that Mr. Cheney is the shooter. He also fails to alert the media. Did he rush to write talking points or fall back to sleep?

11 a.m. Katharine Armstrong, owner of the ranch where the shooting took place, blows the story sky-high by giving the news to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. According to Ms. Armstrong, Mr. Cheney told her to do what she thought made sense. Has Ms. Armstrong ever worked for Halliburton?

1:30 p.m. The Texas paper posts the story on its Web site, after calling the Veep's office for confirmation. Everyone involved confirms more or less everything, or so the official line goes. Their agreement is very suspicious.

11:27 a.m., Monday. Mr. McClellan finally holds a press conference and gets grilled. One reporter actually asks (and we're not making this one up), "Would this be much more serious if the man had died?"

For the record, Mr. McClellan replied, "Of course it would." We hope the 78-year-old Mr. Whittington recovers promptly after his heart attack yesterday. As for the Beltway press corps, it has once again earned the esteem in which it is held by the American public.
[H/T NBC's newest hit comedy...Meet The Press]

Thursday, February 16, 2006

In A Word: Juiced

I recently received confirmation that I was selected as one of eight bloggers to compete for a regular spot on the DM Juice website. I am not going to kid you, there were probably only eight people that signed up. However, I will do my best to achieve the low standards I have set forth here on In A Word.

The idea of reaching a bigger audience has me both excited and apprehensive. While every blogger wants to believe their opinions are so profound that the whole world need hear them, I am actually a little concerned whether I can withstand the scrutiny of thousands of viewers a day. Lets face it, I am not going to be in the majority on Juice with my right-wing political banter. I don't talk about sex, I don't wait with baited breath every Tuesday for new releases, I don't give relationship advice, and I certainly don't have the political standing of actually being a politician.

So, where do I fit in? I don't know yet, but I am willing to mix it up with Juice's regular bloggers and find out. The contest starts on February 20th and runs for 4 weeks. Each week there will be two bloggers competing against each other for votes. I find myself in the enviable position of blogging the last week. It was the week I wanted as I can sit back for three weeks and see how high the bar gets set. Those of us that make it past the first round, will then compete for one more week for the shot at a regular spot on DM Juice.

Yeah, yeah, I know Juice is more of a froo-froo site than most of the websites I visit. However, it is the greater image of self importance that I have that I find myself driven to compose the best pieces of prose I can for this contest. Talking with Cavan Reagan DM Juice's online content manager, I found out their blogs get over 10,000 hits a weeks. Simple math tells me I would need over 1 year to hit that level with In A Word.

And while I am not usually this open with personal feelings on In A Word, I have to be honest and say this is a chance to prove something to myself. You see, back in college at Iowa State I changed from a journalism/English dual major to a human resources/business major. I hated the direction I felt the journalism major was taking me. In hindsight, it was probably because of my conservative views. However, the truth is in the back of my mind, I have always wondered if I could have succeeded as a journalist.

Yes, I know making or not making the cut to the DM Juice blogroll is not necessarily a good indicator of whether or not I was meant to be a successful small business owner or a journalist. However, in some small way it helps. Maybe if you have ever given up something you felt so passionate for you would understand, but this weird tangent on DM Juice is just what I need in my life right now.

So, ultimately this means I need your help. For the week of March 13-19, In A Word will appear on DM Juice and I need your votes. I plan on always linking to DM Juice from In A Word, so you can continue to come here and then click away to Juice [because with a small business to run, a wife and 2 kids (with one on the way) I will have only enough time to blog on Juice that week].

So, wish me luck [O.K. you can stop shaking your head at me now...and the muffled snickering doesn't help either].

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Hillary Clinton Shoots Off Her Mouth...The NRA Uses It As An Example Of Why Liberal Senators Should Be Banned

The Vice President of the United States shoots a man during a hunting trip [pictured]. This is a sad and unfortunate event. While the incident is worth a careful investigation by the local authorities; at this time it appears to be nothing more than an accident. What the shooting does not warrant is more grandstanding and fear pandering by the liberal left. Consider these asinine quotes and be sure to keep in mind who is saying them:
"A tendency of this administration -- from the top all the way to the bottom -- is to withhold information ... to refuse to be forthcoming about information that is of significance and relevance to the jobs that all of you do, and the interests of the American people," Hillary Clinton said.

The former first lady continued: "The refusal of this administration to level with the American people on matters large and small is very disturbing, because it goes counter to the way our constitutional democracy ... is supposed to work."
Are you kidding me? Is the failed presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, talking about the Bush administration or her husband's? I can tell you right now, I am sick and tired of the "vast left wing conspiracy" being leveled at President Bush.

Does anyone in America besides the freakish left still believe or even listen to anything that comes out of Hillary Clinton's mouth? Did she take her quotes from a Republican during the Bill Clinton administration?

Where the hell is the moderate left on this issue? Why can't we get a metered response from someone in Democratic party that I could actually respect? Was Ted Kennedy too busy yesterday to comment on the Cheney hunting accident?

Well, if the Democrats have taught us anything about how "our constitutional democracy is supposed to work" Cheney can count on being the most revered liar in the world, cheat on his wife multiple times with no political fallout, then kill his said mistress by driving drunk into a lake, buy and sell shady land deals in Arkansas in which people later "commit" suicide over, serve as a Massachusetts Senator forever, and finally do absolutely nothing and be lauded as great leader.

Ah...the good life. All I ask of Dick Cheney is this: if you do follow the Democratic model for "how a constitutional democracy is suppose work,"...please...please... for the love of God, don't let your wife run for office as a US Senator.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Gonzaga Student Body Told To Go Back In The Closet

The student section at Gonzaga University has been asked to refrain from chanting "Brokeback Mountain" at opposing players during home basketball games.
"We implore the students of the Kennel Club to show the nation this weekend what makes Gonzaga different," Kennel Club advisers David Lindsay and Aaron Hill wrote in a letter in the student newspaper, the Bulletin. "We challenge the students of the Kennel Club to exhibit the class, the creativeness and the competitive drive that has become a foundation of this great university.
Exhibit the creativeness? Hell, yelling something like "Brokeback Mountain" at opposing players is very creative. I am guessing student sections across the nation's other university are wishing they had come up with the chant first. It is offensive? Maybe. However, what is the intended message? Are the students of Gonzaga making a stand against homosexuality in America, or are they simply taking gamesmanship too far? I am guessing they are just being regular, old college kids pushing the envelop of clean humor. Their actions certainly didn't warrant this response from the gay club on campus:
Ryan Olson, the president of Helping Educate Regarding Orientation, a gay-straight alliance on campus, said the chants are just the latest incident that shows GU is struggling to make gays and lesbians welcome on campus. In a letter to the Bulletin [the student newspaper], the HERO membership wrote, "This is not even remotely the first time that Kennel Club chanters have chanted homophobic phrases at basketball games." "A lot of people in the Kennel Club say it wasn't them" that chanted "Brokeback Mountain," Olson said. "But there's something to be said about apathy as well. Students didn't stop people from saying it."
Apathy? How about growing a spine? I guess gay humor only O.K. when it is in a show like "Will & Grace" Are we to pass every homosexual joke past some gay humor review board? The more the gay community pushes America toward greater acceptance of their sexual lifestyle, the more push back they are going to get from society. How they handle the push back will greatly determine whether America decides to have greater acceptance.

I am guessing the Gonzaga students will bond together and eliminate the chant out of respect for the image of their school as they seem like a proud university. However, having the expectation that regular college students are suppose to rally to the defense of the gay community every time someone utters a derogatory comments is a pipe dream.
"Imagine yourself as a homosexual individual in the midst of your peers, classmates and friends during this 'Brokeback Mountain' cheer," senior Callie Monroe wrote. "I simply do not understand how a student body claiming to live by Jesuit principles of acceptance and respect for all can allow an incident like this to happen and remain silent."
Jesuit principles also don't call for men to bend each other over and do unnatural things, but apparently remaining silent on that issue is a principle that can be overlooked out of respect for political correctness.

*In A Word Side Note: Feel free to let your the flaming comments begin now [and yes I used the word "flaming" on purpose].

Monday, February 13, 2006

Q: If Privacy Is Violated Before A Law Exists To Explain That Privacy Shouldn't Be Violated...Will Jimmy Carter Understand He's A Hypocrite?

Just when I thought Jimmy Carter [pictured] was going to be a better ex-President than an actual President he demonstrates exactly why he was/is such an insignificant leader.

Last week a day before Coretta Scott King's funeral and we got this gem from Carter:
"Under the Bush administration, there's been a disgraceful and illegal decision -- we're not going to the let the judges or the Congress or anyone else know that we're spying on the American people," Mr. Carter said Monday in Nevada when his son Jack announced his Senate campaign.
"And no one knows how many innocent Americans have had their privacy violated under this secret act," he said. [notice he didn't squabble with insignificant details as to why his son would make a good senator. Just bash the Bush administration baby.]
And During his speech for the late Mrs. King:
Mr. Carter evoked a comparison to the Bush policy when referring to the "secret government wiretapping" of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
However, Mr. Carter approved a wiretap used in the conviction of two men, Truong Dinh Hung and Ronald Louis Humphre, on espionage charges stemming from their involvement with Vietnam. Of course, this was about a year before the FSA program was created by congress in 1979.

I guess Carter doesn't consider himself a hypocrite because in his mind he wasn't "violating the privacy of Americans," because the law didn't exist yet to tell him that.

As the polls continue to rise in favor of the Bush terrorist surveillance program, the Democrats continue to show us why they can't be trusted with national security.

However, they can sure tell you what the hell it is wrong with it...

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Democrats Considering Changing Party Name From "Democrats" To "Socialists"

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

President Bush released his federal budget this week and it was meet with the usual theatrics we have come to expect from the Democrats. I am starting to think the Democrats' parents never taught them the adage "if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all." And while I want the Democrats to debate the budget to give us counter-balance, I would like to think there might be one or two items in Bush's budget that they can agree on.

Apparently this is too much to ask.

On Friday, Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl (D) attacked President Bush for having the audacity to even recommend a cut in the nutrition-in-a-box program for the elderly. The premise for the proposed elimination of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program is due to the fact the Food Stamps agency could provide the seem coverage to the seniors with less overhead.

The rub? Senior citizens don't like the stigma of being on food stamps. Mr. Kohl would like country to continue to fund a duplicate government program just so old people who don't like depend on government assistance can still receive their government assistance without the ugliness of using food stamps.


The good senator then stepped outside of himself for a little while for this quote:
"I call it misplaced priorities. How do you justify doing something like this, while at the same time giving people like Herb Kohl huge tax cuts?" said Kohl, a multimillionaire.
Apparently people like Herb Kohl missed the memo on the tax cuts. Just because people like Herb Kohl "received" huge tax cuts doesn't mean they are required to squirrel the money away. If people like Herb Kohl really believe in the nutrition-in-a-box program, then maybe people like Herb Kohl should fund the darned thing. They did after all "receive HUGE tax cuts."

It would seem that people like Herb Kohl need to learn that the government doesn't have to provide every service this country needs. People like Herb Kohl could work together and service the elderly from the private sector.

I know this a very difficult theory for a Democrat to wrap their mind around, but providing a government social service every problem facing society doesn't actually solve them.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Ah, You Gotta Love America

Say you're an American...

As a red blooded American, you want to make money. In this desire to make money you notice a completely illogical demonstration and calls for murder by the Islamic world over a simple cartoon. Now assume you run a T-shirt making company.

What is you next step on the road to making more money?

Hell, yes...that right. You put the cartoon on a T-shirt and sell it to millions of people, thus further greatly insulting the Muslim world.

Here is the link. Consider this T-shirt the first product officially endorsed by In A Word.

God Bless America. Oh, how I do love this country...

Friday, February 10, 2006

Iowa Road Trip 2.10.2006

After a week hiatus, we will now travel to the better educated and better written blogs of Iowa. If for no other reason than to show the readers of In A Word how the English language is meant to be used.

The Hawkeye Republican -- The Politics of Medicine:

Hey we all know today's college campuses are crawling with liberal sentiment, so Laura W. at the Hawkeye Republican talks about the University of Iowa talking about it liberal sentiment...
University of Iowa medical students have accused the Carver College of Medicine of discriminating against conservative and religious students.

This is totally like one of those situations when you're walking down the street and all of the sudden you see a Starbucks across the street from another Starbucks - then you suddenly realize how pervasive the problem is.

To remedy the problem, the school is now planning a student led “"discussion"” between students, faculty and school officials. Reality check here, people. We're bombarded by weeks of front page headlines and chapters of editorials about pink locker rooms in Kinnick, but get a "discussion" for a serious charge of ideological discrimination?
I wish I could rip the Hawkeyes for being whining liberal snobs and say the Cyclones are so much more centered in the political spectrum. However, it is actually quite possible Iowa city is more conservative than Ames. Owww, the sharp pains of actually saying that out loud are starting to really hurt. Oh, liberal hometown...why have you forsaken me?

Homercles: Space Monkey -- It's blasphemelicious!

As the Monkey's post is more of a visual piece is recommended you click away now for the punchline. The post must be seen to be appreciated. Of course, if you are Muslim, it is highly suggested that you don't visit Mr. Homercles site, because being that you are nothing more than cult-like, religious zealots and the humor would be lost on you.

The Mind Of Irish Walsh -- The Times Needs To Add A Hypocrisy Section

It is good to have you back, Mr. Walsh. Snarky comments and all.
The New York Times ran a editorial about the Danish cartoons that has the Arab world in an uproar on Tuesday claiming "the New York Times and much of the rest of the nation's news media have reported on the cartoons but refrained from showing them. That seems a reasonable choice for news organizations that usually refrain from gratuitous assaults on religious symbols, especially since the cartoons are so easy to describe in words."

Apparently their Arts section didn't get the inter-office memo (or doesn'’t read the Times, who can blame em?) because the next day (Wednesday) they ran a photo of “artist” Chris Ofili's "“Dung Clotted Virgin Mary" in a story which called the Danish cartoons "“callous and feeble"”.
I also suggest reading the "sexy" Irish man's other rants from this past week as they are also very good.

And a final parting thought:

It is recommended to all readers to take one last look at State 29. As it's blogging team is calling it quits, now would be a good time to reread some of their greatest hits.

Today's Forecast For The Areas In And Around Harry Reid: Mostly Deceitful, With Trace Amounts Of Truth

In A Word Meteorologists are predicting large amounts of lighting in the vicinity of Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) today. It appears a fast moving front of truth is starting to collide slow moving smoke screen of lies being pandered by the DNC and their chair Howard Dean.

Watch as these next few time lapsed quotes from an Associated Press story show just how strong the political storm is:

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid wrote at least four letters helpful to Indian tribes represented by Jack Abramoff, and the senator's staff regularly had contact with the disgraced lobbyist's team about legislation affecting other clients.

The activities _ detailed in billing records and correspondence obtained by The Associated Press _ are far more extensive than previously disclosed. They occurred over three years as Reid collected nearly $68,000 in donations from Abramoff's firm, lobbying partners and clients.

Reid's office acknowledged Thursday having "routine contacts" with Abramoff's lobbying partners and intervening on some government matters _ such as blocking some tribal casinos _ in ways Abramoff's clients might have deemed helpful. But it said none of his actions were affected by donations or done for Abramoff.

Reid, D-Nev., has led the Democratic Party's attacks portraying Abramoff's lobbying and fundraising as a Republican scandal.

But Abramoff's records show his lobbying partners billed for nearly two dozen phone contacts or meetings with Reid's office in 2001 alone.

Reid also intervened on government matters at least five times in ways helpful to Abramoff's tribal clients, once opposing legislation on the Senate floor and four times sending letters pressing the Bush administration on tribal issues. Reid collected donations around the time of each action

It should noted however that the strength of this political storm is attempted to be offset by another front moving in behind it. My DD is reporting the impending fallout is just a ruse by the RNC to "smear" the always honorable Harry Reid.
Checking the latest headlines at Yahoo! News a few minutes ago, I was shocked to read that "Reid Aided Abramoff Clients, Records Show." Immediately, I clicked on it to get the story. My first impression was that, unless I wanted to be a complete and total hypocrite, I'd better post a criticism of Harry Reid, and fast. After all, if the leader of the Senate Democrats was indeed caught red-handed doing Jack Abramoff's bidding, we'd need to immediately marginalize him so as to not lose the upper hand in a debate about lobbying, ethics, and bribery. But as I started to read the article, I smelled a smear.
The story totally lost credibility for me when it got to mentioning the Marianas Islands. By now, you're probably aware of the fact that one of Abramoff's pet projects was maintaining a low minimum wage in U.S. territories not subject to the federal minimum wage. This was of interest to the Republicans because manufacturers could exploit the territories' low wages to essentially create a sweatshop environment without completely having to leave America.

The kicker, of course, is that for all of their effort, Reid never supported the Abramoff position. The very definition of "quid pro quo" is "this for that." In politics, this means something valuable like money or gifts for a politician's votes or some other form of official support. In this case, though Reid or his staffers may have taken meetings on the subject, it never amounted to anything
Of course, the "though Reid of his staffers may have taken meeting on the on subject, it never amounted to anything," completely ignores the AP story's quote of:

Reid also intervened on government matters at least five times in ways helpful to Abramoff's tribal clients, once opposing legislation on the Senate floor and four times sending letters pressing the Bush administration on tribal issues. Reid collected donations around the time of each action.

And while it my be true Reid did not support Abramoff's position on the Marianas Islands, we can't be too sure now can we? Especially in light of the obvious "quid pro quo" for the tribal issues Reid supported in kind for the generous donations made by Abramoff.

In A Word believes the MyDD counter-storm to be weak and feeble, however we are advising you to stock up on army boots...because my friends, the Reid cover-up for this latest revelation, is going to make the shit very deep.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Red Hot Pawn

I am taking Blogger's inability to post the articles I wrote about Islam and their Day Of Ashura as a sign that I am to play it a little more conservative today. So, no scathing rants about politics today people...

For awhile I have been wanting to do a post about chess. Lately I have been using a website called Red Hot, which is a email correspondence chess website. Red Hot Pawn is basically just the next evolution of the old snail mail correspondence chess, however the move progression is a lot faster.

So I am throwing down the gauntlet, dear readers of In A Word. Do you have the cojones to challenge me in a game of chess?

My user name on Red Hot Pawn is In A Word...I'll be waiting.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Today The Nation Mourns The Passing Of Coretta Scott King And The Death Of Public Decorum

So, Coretta Scott King's life's work has been reduced to this...turning her funeral into a political stage. Nice.

Rather than use the passing of arguably one of the greatest women in the civil rights movement [or American history in general] as a moment of solidarity and unification; liberals decide the better course of action is to spit on her grave. Consider these quotes from Rev. Joseph Lowery and then former peanut farmer Jimmy Carter; be sure to watch how both men take lengthy debates and reduce them to sound bites:
"She extended Martin's message against poverty, racism and war. She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now that there were no weapons of mass destruction over there," Lowery said.

"It was difficult for them then personally with the civil liberties of both husband and wife violated as they became the target of secret government wiretaps," former President Jimmy Carter added.

"This commemorate ceremony this morning, this afternoon, is not only to acknowledge the great contributions of Coretta and Martin, but to remind us that the struggle for equal rights is not over. We only have to recall the color of the faces of those in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi," Carter said, the rest of his sentence drowned out by loud applause. "Those who were most devastated by [Hurricane] Katrina know that there are not yet equal opportunities for all Americans. It is our responsibility to continue their crusade."
Well, to say I am surprised would be a lie. I come to expect this type of response from the left. A funeral is no venue for a debate on the reasons for war or whether or not the citizens of New Orleans were forsaken. For decades now Democrats have created a notion of trust and cooperation with the African-American community and their leadership. They play the race card whenever it is convenient and claim to represent the needs of minorities in America. However, can anyone give me tangible reasons why liberals get a free pass on race issues, but for the most part have been completely passive when it comes to the needs of the African-American communities? I mean real examples that separates them from the Republicans? No, I thought not...

As someone who truly appreciates the hard struggles and pain the Kings had to endure, I find it very discouraging that 2006 will go down as the year we completely lost all connection with their work. Liberals used this past Martin Luther King day as a political theater to attack President Bush. They attended rallies intended to honor King, but instead used the media coverage to grandstand against the current administration. It was almost as if they forgot who they were suppose to be honoring.

And now the wife of Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott, has died. She wasn't merely a devoted spouse of a civil leader. Oh no, she was so much more. I highly recommend this link to further educate yourself on why we should honor this great lady. Her passing shouldn't be used a means to further a political agenda. There is a time and place for that. Take to the airwaves all you want when the funeral is over; but reverence should have prevailed during the memorial services not partisan politics.

An ugly stain still remains on this great nation. And now unfortunately, we are now without great men and women like Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King to help us make the next step in race relations. Instead all we get now is vile, hateful rhetoric with no solutions. As simple white boy in a Midwestern state, I can tell you this:

While Martin Luther King may have a been a wonderful orator with words, his real gift was the ability to put those words into action.

A lesson that seems to be lost on the black leadership and white liberals of today.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Yeah, Yeah, Everyone Is Talking About The NSA Wiretapping, But What About The CIA Leak Case?

In doing some research for a completely unrelated post, I came across this article on Think Progress detailing the 29 people that supposedly had a hand in "outing" Valerie Plume. I was under the impression the whole "CIA leak case" was getting to be old news. But, no. So, for those of you keeping track at home, here is an updated scorecard of all the people who a had a roll on outing Plume:

Karl Rove
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby
Condoleezza Rice
Stephen Hadley
Andrew Card
David Lee Roth
Alberto Gonzales
Mary Matalin
Bert and Ernie
Ari Fleischer
Susan Ralston
Israel Hernandez
Prophet Mohammed
John Hannah
Scott Mc Clellan
Dan Barlett
Claire Buchan
Ms. Cleo
Catherine Martin
Jennifer Millerwise
David Wurmser
Pee Wee Herman
Colin Powell
Karen Hughes
Adam Levine
Bob Joseph
Jesus Christ
Vice President Dick Cheney
President George W. Bush

See, this is why nothing gets done in Washington. I personally could have leaked Valerie's name to the press with a single phone call all by my lonesome. And I certainly wouldn't have needed a has-been lead singer of a late 70s rock band and two gay muppets...

Monday, February 06, 2006

Fighting Stupid With Stupid

Combating stupid quotes with more stupid quotes must be taught to politicians at a very early age regardless of party affiliations. Consider these two quotes from both sides of the aisle:

Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld on Hugo Chavez, after Chavez compares Bush to Hitler:
"I mean, we've got Chavez in Venezuela with a lot of oil money," Rumsfeld added. "He's a person who was elected legally - just as Adolf Hitler was elected legally - and then consolidated power and now is, of course, working closely with Fidel Castro and Mr. Morales and others."
Former President Bill Clinton defending his wife's stupid "the GOP is running the House of Representatives like a plantation" remark:
"I wouldn't say we were slaves, we're more like sharecroppers."
O.K. here is the deal, some analogies just don't work. Now, while it could be argued that Hugo Chavez is a little Hitler in the making, the whole Nazi references just need to stop. One would think Rumsfeld, as a Bush administration official, would be keen on steering talks away from the Nazis and not continue to bring them up. Instead he just keeps the war of words going.

And Bill, Bill, Bill.

Lets face it Bill, Hillary just doesn't have your charisma and you can't keep running to her rescue everytime she says something stupid. That in itself would be a full time job. I know, I know you probably have some "contract" with her that states due to her willingness to stand beside you as a the "devoted" wife when you were banging interns that it is now your duty to help her get back to the White House, but you have got to be smart enough to see the whole "plantation" reference isn't sitting well we the perspective voters.

Rumsfeld is the same man who once said to an inquiring reporter who was pressuring him on a question..."I heard you. I like to engage my mind before I engage my mouth." Those are wonderful words of wisdom to live start actually living by them.

I swear both these men are no different than a bunch of slave owning, Nazis who live on plantations and hope to one day be sharecropping Hitlers...

Sunday, February 05, 2006


I would like to thank the Democrats and whacked out liberals who have succeed in making Venezuelan "President," Hugo Chavez [pitured in a defensive posture against attacks from the US], think he is actually important. No one cared about the embattled South American country which Chavez is personally destroying through his Marxist policies, but thanks to useful idiots like Cindy Sheehan, Pat Robertson [although not liberal, but whacked out none the less] and Harry Belafonte, this two-bit Dictator now has a world stage for his moronic rhetoric:
"The imperialist, genocidal, fascist attitude of the U.S. president has no limits. I think Hitler would be like a suckling baby next to George W. Bush."

"I ask for permission ... to buy another cargo of arms because the gringos want us unarmed. We have to defend our fatherland."
The freakshow that is Chavez couldn't be more right. I know for a fact here in Iowa we have set up our own little Auschwitz nuzzled discreetly among the cornfields. I mean, for crying out loud, just look at the levels of Jews and minorities in Iowa; we are obviously doing something in Iowa to keep those percentages low.


The point is this: the only reason we hear about Hugo Chavez now, is because the liberal celebrities of this country have embraced him as an antithesis to Bush.

And those celebrities and liberal talking heads that don't denounce Chavez when he compares an American President to Hitler, are only further dividing our nation. Every time someone compares the GOP to the Nazis, they are by extension calling me a Nazi too, because I voted Republican. Screw that. This is In A Word's great, big...FUCK you to all the low life pond scum, that insist on fear pandering by comparing history's worst homicidal dictator to Bush merely for a political gain in a mid-term election year.

A few words of caution though: be careful who you decide to sleep with, because waking up next to Hugo Chavez might just create illegitimate relations which will haunt you for the rest of your life. Kind of like herpes.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Yes, It Is Possible To Be Black And A Racist

Ever notice how African-American political figures believe that everyone else is racist, but at the same time they spout the most vile, hateful speeches that send race relations years into the past? Case in point, NAACP chair Julian Bond [pictured]:
"The Republican Party would have the American flag and the swastika flying side by side,"

He referred to former Attorney General John Ashcroft as J. Edgar Ashcroft. He compared Bush's judicial nominees to the Taliban.

Characterizing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her predecessor, Colin Powell, as "tokens."

This White House's lies are more serious than the lies of his predecessor's because Clinton's lies didn't kill people.
Shoot Mr. Bond [if that is your real name] isn't a racist. Hell no, he is speaking the truth and if what you say is the truth than it can't be racist [huge doses of sarcasm implied]. Of course, it goes without saying he had to attack Rice and Powell because they represent the first significant White House appoints of African Americans, and if left un-smeared would reflect badly on the "first black President" Clinton. Spare me.

When is etiquette going to return to the Democrats and liberals? When are they going to reign in the wingnuts that make bridging the political divide impossible?

Let me state this clearly so there is no misunderstanding...

Julian Bond is NO different than a member of the Klu Klux Klan. And I don't mean that as a compliment.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Democrats See Their Shadow, At Least 12 More Months Before They Have An Agenda

Howard Dean [pictured] popped his head out of the DNC headquarters today and saw his shadow. Of course, as the old superstition goes, it will be at least another 12 months until the Democrats form an opinion.
"He was clearly agitated and ready to get back inside his cage," a DNC junior staff member said speaking of FauxPastomic Scream, the nickname given to Dean.
In what has become a yearly tradition, Democrats religiously gather in the nation's capitol to see if their leader sees his shadow (generally about the same time as the State Of The Union Address).
"With the way we have been adrift lately with no course of action, I suppose this shouldn't came as any surprise; but I was kinda hoping Fauxpastomic would see his," a disappointed Hillary Clinton (D-NY) said. "Oh well, lets just hope he doesn't start seeing his shadow the year I run for the Presidency."
The February folklore holiday has also attracted the attention of liberal celebrities and media types.
"Secretly, I always hope he sees his shadow, because frankly I am only a Democrat because they color coordinate better with my cocktail dresses," an excited Barbara Streisand added. "Besides, once we set an agenda and really decide what we believe in, we will actually have to follow our rules. And at least for me, that would create a lot of ideological and sociological catch-22s I am not ready to confront about myself yet. I find just talking about making the world better is a hell of a lot easier than actually working to make it better."
FauxPastomic Scream has a stellar, unblemished record on predicting whether or not Democrats will from an agenda or even simply have an idea. In the last 15 years FauxPastomic has seen his shadow 15 times and never once in the last 15 years have the Democrats had an original thought. Although it should be noted Scream has only been predicting for two years now, before that were other FauxPastomic name's of little fact a Google search refused to remember any of their names. However, their records on seeing their shadows are well documented.
"The Republicans like to make a big deal out of our indecision, but we have started to accept our role as the brainless, clueless party," explained Harry Reid (D-NV). "For people who don't like to think for themselves, it is a lot easier this way."

God, Please Forgive For Talking About Cindy Sheehan On My Blog Yet Again

As you all know I am a regular reader of I find it insightful and generally amusing how he is always proving the Republicans wrong. I use Michael to learn about how the Bush administration is corrupting America and ruining our way of life. Put quite simply...Michael Moore is my hero.

Oh sure, you snicker. You say, but "Jordan what about all the anti-Democrat propaganda on In A Word?" A smoke screen. I have been playing the roll of conservative to sucker in all the wingnuts. Now that the daily visitor levels have achieved a satisfactory level, I will now start to unleashing the sinister phase 2 of my evil plan...

To that end I have copied a letter from Cindy Sheehan taken from detailing the horrible treatment and arrest by the Capitol security force:

Dear Friends,

As most of you have probably heard, I was arrested before the State of the Union Address tonight.

I am speechless with fury at what happened and with grief over what we have lost in our country. Namely my freedom.

There have been lies from the police and distortions by the press (Shocker), and simply not enough Cindy. So this is what really happened:

After being briefed by the nice people at the Washington D.C. branch of, I accompanied congresswomen Barbara Lee, who was the one who invited me to the State of the Union address, to the Capitol building. Just before we left a very friendly young man at came over and "reminded" me it would be "cold" in the Capitol chambers and I should cover up my 2,245 Dead T-shirt with a "warmer" plain T-shirt.

After taking the underground tunnel to the Capitol building we had to go through security. I let him take his time searching me. In fact, I went through the security line a second time to allow them to double check me just to make sure I wasn't hiding any dangerous weapons, because that is just the kind of American I am.

When we arrived at our seats, I excused myself to go to the "little protesters" room to finish what the security guard had started and take a dump. While in the bathroom I removed the plain T-shirt the nice staffer had given me and returned to my seat.

Upon reaching my seat again I was confronted by security and taken away to Guantanamo Bay. They said my T-shirt was in violation of an unwritten rule stating no "wacko, bi-polar puppets of wingnut organizations shall not be permitted in the Capitol chambers during the President's address." I claimed I was just a guest of Barbara Lee, to which the security guard said "close enough."

I doesn't need to be said, but my arrest was a direct censorship of my Constitutional right as granted to me by the 18th amendment.

It was at the time of my arrest that the emotions all hit me at once. I had lost my son, my husband, my country, my 18th amendment, and my lucky Darth Vader Pez dispenser. Oh, America where have you gone? I started to cry in pain.

After putting on one of my best crying performances of my career, I was released. With the help of great Americans like Michael Moore we have been able to secure a bunch of talk show interviews. Michael even said he might been able to extend my 15 minutes of fame to about 16 or 17, but in doing so I would have to sell him my soul. Of course, I agreed out of a desire to honor my fallen son, Casper.

I just wanted to write a letter to all my friend(s) and supporter(s), just to let you know you can't always believe what you read in the press. I wanted to let you know my side of the story as presented by with limited commercial interruptions.

Peace, and praise Allah,

Cindy Sheehan

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

There's A Better Way

The country is tired of harmful rhetoric and baseless attacks on the direction America is headed. We believe the troops in Iraq are to be commended and praised for doing the dirty work that is centuries overdue in the Middle East. We believe the time for debating the merits of the war have passed and continuing to use sayings like "wrong war, wrong time" further erodes troop morale and is an unhealthy discourse. Elections have been held in Iraq under the watchful eyes of the world and worked almost flawlessly. Troops are building hospitals and schools while at the same time they battle foreign insurgents. The troops are showing get compassion to the citizens of Iraq while being mindful their job still reminds unfinished. We believe the troops should be given the time to achieve the goals of their military planners. We believe the timetable for troop withdrawal should lie in the hands of the men and women fighting the war; not to be decided by daily polls and political grandstanding.

There's a better way.

The US economy has endured some of the most devastating attacks at it's foundation, yet it perseveres. The American worker does not know the definition of the word "quit." Higher energy prices and rising costs across the board have made families tighten their belts and get seconds jobs. We believe the right course is to be always searching for ways to make sure the American public keeps more of their paycheck. We believe it is congress' responsibility to spend within their means and cut the pork projects instead of always returning to the worker's of this country asking for more money. Pet projects in Massachusetts or Alaska are not always for the benefit of the nation as a whole and our elected officials are expected to understand money does not grow on trees. Tax breaks are NEVER a bad thing and are not to be used to create a roadblock between Republicans and Democrats who should be working together to find ways of lowering the tax burden on US citizens.

There's a better way.

Always complaining, but never offering a solution to a particular problem is tiring and detrimental to furthering the progress of our great nation. Simply saying the President is wrong or his strategies are wrong is NOT a solution. Playing word games with the funneling of campaign funds from one PAC to another PAC and claiming to be free of any wrong doing, is irresponsible and a blatant lie the America people. Always playing the victim and hiding behind the minority label is a weak and feeble way of representing the people you were elected to govern. Democrats and Republicans exist to balance each other and our elected officials are expected to actually get some work done in Washington.

There's a better way.

The better way is to actually have an agenda. You know one that is real and on down on paper. Thoughts and ideas that can be debated. It too easy to criticize, however the tricky part it crafting solutions. Making neat little catch phrases like "there's a better way" is nice for bumper stickers, but doesn't actually move our country forward.

If the Democrats think there is a better way...why aren't they letting the rest of the country in on it? If there is a better way, why keep it a secret? If there is a better way, I have a hard time believing it is partisan rhetoric. If there is a better way, what are the Democrats waiting for?

Standing still is not moving forward. There is a better a way and we heard in the State of the Union address last night.

When the Democrats truly figure out a better way to run their party, the country will benefit. Until that time, we march on with the vision set forth by the Republicans because at least they have a plan and are willing to suffer the political consequences of their actions. Fear of opinion polls will not move this country forward or win a war.

It is time for the Democrats to figure out a better way.

God Bless America