Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pelosi is Always Good for a Laugh

Just when I was getting bored with politics –all the back and forth on economic issues, social issues, scandals and accusations…. Nancy Pelosi comes to the rescue with one of her stunts. This time it seems that the Democrats thought it would be nice to pass a resolution commemorating Nancy’s years as Speaker of the House. Unfortunately, they did not say quite enough nice things about her so she had her daughter (who is a member of the committee, my, that’s convenient) to ask the DNC to amend the resolution to include a list of additional accomplishments.

"I have some friendly amendments," said Christine Pelosi, a political strategist, at the committee's session during the DNC Winter Meeting. She is a member of the committee.
"You think I'm kidding," Christine Pelosi added, to surprised laughter from the room. The proposed changes, she indicated, came out of a discussion with her mother.

First, Pelosi wanted to add a mention of her fight against HIV and AIDS, because it was "why she went to Congress." Then, she wanted to insert a paragraph on her "accomplishments for equality," mentioning the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" in December. "Finally, since, as she said, 'I'm not going anywhere,' she wanted to add, in the final 'whereas' clause, '...and will continue the fight for America's working families,'" Christine Pelosi said.

The committee applauded that point, and approved the amended resolution on a voice vote.

The Pelosi resolution, submitted by a roster of Democratic luminaries headed by DNC Chairman Tim Kaine, was one of dozens of ceremonial acts considered by the committee, on such topics as praising President Obama's State of the Union address, honoring the victims of January's Tucson shootings and memorializing Elizabeth Edwards. Most of the resolutions were approved without changes (probably because they did not have relatives on the committee).


As long as we are talking about notable ladies....

Here is a little irony that we should not let escape without a proper snicker or too. A lady named Debra Oberlin used to fight to keep drunk drivers off the road. In fact she is a former President of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). Apparently she did not quite believe her own literature because she is now facing a DUI charge. The Gainesville area Realtor was recently arrested after failing a field sobriety test and registering a breath alcohol level three times that of the legal limit. Oops.
The Gainesville Sun, reports:

Debra Oberlin, 48, was arrested after she had difficulty on a field sobriety test. She registered a .234 and .239 on breath alcohol tests. Florida’s legal limit for driving is .08.

Oberlin, a Realtor, had no comment when contacted Thursday by The Sun.

On Feb. 18 at 1:10 a.m., an officer spotted Oberlin driving erratically on Northwest 19th Street, swerving and crossing lanes, an arrest report states. Oberlin was pulled over in the 3600 block of Northwest 39th Avenue.
The officer wrote that Oberlin smelled of alcohol and had watery, bloodshot and dilated eyes. The report states that Oberlin told the officer she had four cocktails.


Here is an update on the “Major Hasan” Case:
The Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 at Fort Hood, Texas, is likely to face the death penalty now because the convening authority in the case has recommended that he go before a general court-martial authorized to consider capital punishment.


This is still my all time favorite "Nancy Pelosi-ism":

Live Long and Prosper....

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