The gang of 3

Cover of "Three Amigos!"

Cover of Three Amigos!

In the US Senate, the gang of three is composed of Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. They sometimes are referred to as the Three Amigos. In the film by the same name, Ted Cruz is played by Chevy Chase and in real life by Donald Trump. In the film, Mike Lee is played by Martin Short and in real life by a younger Orrin Hatch. Rand Paul is played by Steve Martin and in real life by his father, Ron Paul.

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Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd "All That is Bitter and Sweet...

Ashley Judd “All That is Bitter and Sweet” 2011 (Photo credit: dcnerd)

All That Is Bitter & Sweet, A Memoir by Ashley Judd with Maryanne Vollers. Ashley Judd describes herself as “a Sicilian-hillbilly rabble-rousing actor-activist.” Ashley was an abused and neglected child while her mother, Naomi Judd, and half-sister, Wynonna Judd, spent their time rehearsing to become stars of country music. Ashley entered treatment in a clinic in Buffalo Gap, Texas, and since that time has divided her time between the movies and travelling the third world as an AIDS activist and spokesperson against the sex trade in poor women and children.

In May, 2010, Ashley graduated from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. Her course of study was in the Women and Public Policy Program in which she achieved almost straight A grades. She is expected to declare her candidacy for Mitch McConnell‘s Senate seat in May, 2013. McConnell is an experienced politician and a wily campaigner. It will be a tough fight, but I believe that Ashley Judd can and will be the winner in November, 2014. McConnell is already running scared with TV ads against Judd although she has not yet entered the race. The US Senate will be a better place with Ashley Judd as a member. Good luck, Ashley.

History in the making

Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del...

Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del Cielo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sometimes amid all the political blather, you may witness a moment of truth and courage on live TV that you know will be repeated and discussed ad infinitum. A true moment in history and it is a thrill to see/hear it as it happens.

Ronald Reagan in Berlin calling for the tearing down of the wall.
Candy Crowley correcting Mitt Romney about Benghazi during the second debate.
President Obama talking to the parents and the nation about the violence at Sandy Hook.
Colin Powell on Meet the Press calling out the racism of the GOP.

At the opposite end of the scale, anything from Donald Trump or Sarah Palin, and the incoherent attempt yesterday by Ben Stein to defend the GOP on FOX’s Greta Van Susteren.

Rush Limbaugh

English: Costa Rica (orthographic projection)

English: Costa Rica (orthographic projection) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rush Limbaugh promised that he would move to Costa Rica if Barack Obama were re-elected. It is time to put up or shut up. Rush can do one of three things:

  1. Shut up.
  2. Move to Costa Rica or
  3. Shut up and move to Costa Rica

I prefer option 3.

Rush, while you’re at it, please take Donald Trump with you. Both of you have lost all credibility; Donald with his call for revolution and you with your endless patter. Goodby.

Please see Rush

Birthers

speaking in Phoenix, Arizona on February 26, 2011.

speaking in Phoenix, Arizona on February 26, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mitt says that Barack was born in the US. So why all the birthers scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention? Among the prominent birthers present will be Donald Trump and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Are the Republicans really ready to write off all the people who The Donald has fired and/or offended and the latino voters offended by Sheriff Joe’s heavy-handed enforcement of the law in Arizona? The GOP has lost the black vote 94% to 0%  in recent polling and they are behind by double digits among latino voters. Can they really afford to lose more latino voters at the same time they are losing more of the female vote? Women are more than 50% of the voters. I suppose the GOP have more plans to further disenfranchise voters. It is the only rational explanation that I can think of.