Monday, February 13, 2006

Here is a link about the political parties and coalitions in Iraq:

Some things to note include that the coalition that is in power includes:

Hezbollah movement in Iraq (Lebanon should come to mind), the Islamic Master of the Martyrs, Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (one the of the main parties), and the Al-Sadr Bloc, which is controlled by Shia cleric Muqtada Sadr. Sadr was directing his followers to uprise and attack Americans around Iraq about a year ago. If you remember his followers cost the U.S. hundreds of lives during that uprising and it took U.S. troops weeks to clean up. How disappointing to see the persons who are killing our troops now at the seat of power in Iraq.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Did Chapin Rose "Flip-Flop"?

Yesterday the House approved HB4607 as introduced. On 1/25 Chapin Rose listed himself as a co-sponsor of the bill. On 2/7/2006 the same day the bill passed he took himself off as a co-sponsor and voted no to the bill.

Many Republicans criticized John Kerry for being a flip-flopper because he voted for the war money before voting against it. Their mentality is stay the course whether right or wrong. If the facts are not with you invoke truthiness.

Liberals and intelligent people in general tend to think that people find out about new facts and other evidence comes to light and people can change opinions.

So the question is did Chapin Rose “flip-flop,” since he supported HB4607 right before he voted against HB4607 or did something come to light to make him change his opinion on that issue?

Monday, February 06, 2006

A Rare Glimpse Into The Complicated Mind Of County Board Member Scott Tapley


Little Brendan Feels Picked on

Brendan Mcginty still doesn't get it does he?

Brendan has a bad history of trying to hurt Democrats and he went at it again this Sunday in a despicable display of character, attacking the chair of the party, calling Tricia Avery lazy, and defending his indefensible action to team up the County Board Republicans to make himself finance chair, Barb Wysocki Chair, and Steve Beckett Vice Chair.

You will remember that Brendan also has considered runs against Naomi Jakobsson, Mike Frerichs and Tod Satterthwaite in the past. He only made the challenge against Mike public, but he was constantly discussing the other two.

The finance chairmanship is a very important position and I don't think a bankrupt baby like Brendan Mcginty deserves it. He is lucky that he's not up for re-election to the county board this year, because more democrats dislike him than Barb Wysocki or Steve Beckett. But you can vote against him for precinct committeeman by voting for Rick Sommers if you live in Cunningham 23.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

New News-Gazette Website

Well, it appears that the News-Gazette has finally caught up with the 21st Century. This weekend the N-G launched it's new website, which finally allows visitors to access editorials and letters to the editor. Now all they need to do is clean house and can a few members of their Country-Club Republican editorial board (yes I mean you Jim Dey).

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Steve and Barb Have No Friends That title may sound a little childish, but I couldn't help myself after getting a look at the Steve Beckett/Barbara Wysocki list of endorsements on their website. Talk about pathetic. The only current elected officials on the list are State's Attorney Julia Rietz, Cunningham Township Assesor Joanne Chester, and fellow District 9 conspirator/crappy website designer/failed businessman Brendan McGinty.

Compare that with the Kirchner/Bell list of endorsements, which includes 8 members of the County Board, two Urbana city-wide elected officials, three members of the Urbana City Council, three members of the Champaign City Council, and the City of Champaign Township Supervisor.

I don't know why Steve Beckett is smiling in this picture, because he's soon gonna be spending a lot more time in the Law library :)