From the daily archives: Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The senate confirmed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State a few minutes ago with a vote of 94-2.

I was immediately interested in who cast the two Nay votes – but was not surprised at all when I found out it was DeMint and Vitter.

Jim DeMint, the most conservative member of Congress (National Journal, 2007) and David Vitter, the biggest asshat in Congress (Plunderbund, 2009), never really surprise me with their ultra-conservative views.

And make no mistake, their ultra-conservative views are exactly why they voted against Hillary.

Don’t believe me?

Really?

Maybe this will change your mind:

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The Dow is on a big rally at this moment up 279. Very little mention of this on the righty blogs. Was it that good?

…then again all this the market did this during an inauguration speech stuff could just be misinformed claptrap from the peanut gallery right. Uhuh.

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If you’ve done any driving in Columbus, OH you’ve probably seen this lighthouse-looking thing on interstate 71 near the Morse Road exit.

Sometime after the latest Iraq war started, a sign went up on the “prayer tower” (which is supposedly “open 24 hours daily”, whatever that means) asking passers-by to:

Join Us now
in PRAYER for
the TROOPS
pres BUSH and
VICTORY

I’ve always wondered about this place. Who are they? Why do they have a big lighthouse? Do they feel like their prayers have been answered? Most importantly: will they be […]

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From Obama’s Inaugural Speech:

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers.

I’m not going to do an exhaustive search, but I believe this could be the first time “non-believer” was used in an inaugural address. This is the kind of leadership that I’ve been wanting for so very long. Someone who did not just pander to the notion that we are a “Christian Nation”, but acknowledge that we are many with many spiritual paths. It is possible to be a […]

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Obama Putting Brakes On Gitmo

On January 21, 2009 By

Hell yeah:

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Jan. 20 — In one of its first actions, the Obama administration instructed military prosecutors late Tuesday to seek a 120-day halt of legal proceedings involving detainees at the Guantanamo Bay naval base — a clear break with the approach of the outgoing Bush administration.

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