Mar 14, 2008

Damn its been a great Day!

Ahhh. And it's friday and it's payday. And while treating myself to lunch, fajitas ole, and a couple of Bud lights (Kiss my ass, diet!) I ran into a friend who informed me of a party for a friend who just got out of the military tonight. And since this is my last free weekend before the wedding, I am most definitely there.

FISA Fight Update - Whoda thunk?

from the Kos comments, by The Ice Cream Man:

I agree. In this case, Reid and Pelosi appear to have done something amazing. They have totally outmaneuvered the Republicans (plus Lieberman and Rockefeller and some of the "Blue Dogs"), and in order to do so, they had to endure some pretty harsh criticism from progressives. Given that criticism of them from the extreme Right is constant and heavy, they allowed themselves to be attacked from all sides while they quietly laid the groundwork to make it really hard for the Republicans (and DINOs) to give Bush what he wants. If they had said what they were doing, the Republicans might have been able to stop them somehow, but they went about their work, putting the long-term interests of the country ahead of their own short-term political interests.

In other words, they acted in a way that was exactly the opposite of how Republicans always act, putting their party's short-term political interests ahead of everything, including the interests, long-term and short-term of the USA. This is why we all worked and donated to get Congress back in the hands of Democrats, and why we're still working to elect "more and better Democrats" to Congress.

If Reid and Pelosi really planned this the way Kagro X suggests, then I am as impressed with them as I have ever been with poltical leaders. What an amazing series of moves! I personally take back the negative things I've said about them, because FISA is a really big one, and they are doing just the right things to keep the country safe while at the same time laying the groundwork for some major doses of the "best disinfectant" (sunlight) to be applied to some of the dirtier corners of Bush-Cheney malfeasance. With more and better Dems elected to Congress on Obama's coattails in November, we should see some major revelations in the first half of 2009.

Some part of me hopes Bush and Cheney will have to answer for some of their crimes, but I suspect they'll end up getting away with just about all of it without any punishment. But at least we'll have the chance to protect US citizens from the kinds of abuses that have taken place under Bush and Cheney, with the complicity of the rubber-stamp Republican-controlled Congresses.


And the market closed down, making all my inverse fund option spreads look very, very good.

Hope your friday was as good as mine... Tell me about YOUR good news of the day




have a loco weekend!

11 comments:

betmo said...

i don't know that i can top that :) congrats- i assume it's you taking the plunge- hence the fiancee sponsored diet :) it's a hell of a ride :)

thepoetryman said...

I will certainly say that I am stunned and relieved at the two, but say that it was a combo of smart legislating and grass roots hard work and incistence at correcting the wrongs. To sum up... If the two were planning and implementing this maneuver from the start then I am certainly impressed and pleased and grateful!

PoliShifter said...

Let's hope it holds..

Bush will veto the bill setting up probably yet another round.

But I think Bush's logic is breaking down...if we need this bill to protect the country and he keeps vetoing it...what does that mean?

Fade said...

Indeed, Poli, indeed...

Hell, If I can get Polishifter waxing optimistic, my work here is done...

Comrade Kevin said...

*crosses fingers*

Randal Graves said...

Oh don't worry, something bad will happy and Poli will be back to being his grumpy old self soon enough. ;-)

When I see a string of victories, THEN I'll feel better. Everyone enjoy their weekend!

Bob said...

What Randal said; but even a small happy is still a happy.

angry ballerina said...

I thought you were taking a break fuckhead?

Liberality said...

I have tagged you with the book meme. What have you been reading lately?

Fade said...

ab,hun, it was a week long break, that's all. You yankees are spoiled with excessive vacation time...

Batocchio said...

Not granting telecom amnesty was one of my three political wishes for the year, so any blocking of that makes me a little relieved.