No offense to Mia. Loved ya in Peyton Place.
Yesterday I sat less than a hundred feet from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Jay
Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, David Axelrod and David Plouffe, former senior advisers to President Barack Obama. Also, Dana Perino, former White House press secretary, moderated, posing questions and reading others submitted by audience members on the topic: “Presidential Power: Has the Executive Branch Gone Too Far?” I was in political junkie heaven.
I’m a huge fan of Musical Theater and travel to the NYC Mothership, Broadway, often to get my fix, also to local regional theater and high school productions for a quick hit. Same with my love for politics, a rally here or there, Democrats, Republicans and new movements (Tea Party!) that feeds my love for the American political process.
Sometimes my worlds even collide!
Margaret Matray of the Viginian-Pilot gives a nice overview of the whole event, but I think she missed the passion I felt. If I may Ms Matray….
~ The Host audience of 799 were RegentU students and supporters of Pat Robertson, plus me. Dr. Robertson’s seat was only 4 from mine and he gave the same courteous responses to the Obama guys’ statements as I did. Plouffe and Axelrod played a tough crowd and won them over. Not necessarily in agreement, but their “civil tones”. Guess that’s how they earn the Biggie Buck$ on the speaking circuit, but they earned combat pay on this gig
~Dana Perino should be on the top of the list to moderate 2016 Presidential Debates, especially for the Final Two. She was sweet, respectful and oh so funny, especially when she let the OT food fights keep going. I loved her snarky about the day she left the Bush White House and thinking she’ll never have a job harder than that, until she started working with Bob Beckel (The Five on Fox).
~Jay Sekulow knocked my socks off. He’s a constitutional lawyer who happens to argue SCOTUS cases and I could tell, despite my never having heard of him, why he wins most of them. Guess I don’t watch enough Fox News to have missed him as a “contributer”. As both sides of this Clash debate knocked the Supremes pretty hard. He set the record straight, it’s not the Supreme Court, it’s the fools who disagree with their judgements, and the “elections have consequences” is the real rule of the land. BAZINGA ! <—sorry, couldn't help that, but it's what I thought.
~Newtie, buy his books/snork. The US is not doomed, low informed voters are. Stop beating ourselves up, yada, yada, yada. He even picked on his debate partner's, Sekulow, claims the SCOTUS Rulez, Newt: No they don't, weakest link in the Constitution, Voters, Strongest link.
~Plouffe/Axelrod,drove an important point home, but I stopped paying attention to Team Obama long after I resigned from Team Edwards (before he fell from zippergrace) and was thrown off TeamKosDU for not supporting Obama unconditionally in 2008. Don’t get me started on why I never joined Team Hillary, she crapped out before I had a Dem backup choice Ok, I digress, they won. Team Obama WON. It was ugly to hear, but they were right. The Davids slew the Goliath Audience yesterday, and we were nodding. Kudos to our American Political Process, right?
Or something like this….
Planned Parenthood has an Action Fund and PAC in Virginia? Does the IRS know about this? Don’t they get govt funds and still whine about the new Va laws to bring their clinics up to the health standards of, say, a PETA euthanasia clinic? Or something like that?
Why aren’t they spending these Action and PAC funds for that ?
I just got a 4 page glossy flyer calling Ken Cuccinelli a hater of women with all kinds of hatespeech and stupid stuff that he never said, but they THINK he’ll do.
Judging by the mailing address, they must have bought DMV’s mailing list, so stupid voters will get, and believe this too? What a buncha crapola. Judging by the return address, it’s from DC, yeah, they care about Virginia.
Cuccinelli is a declared enemy of Obamacare, first AG in the nation to file a lawsuit to stop it in our state. A work still in progress.
Women Can’t Trust Cuccinelli is the theme, but they don’t mention, McAuliffe will turn Virginia into Detroit. Hillary’s campaigning for him now. The fix is in, Obama’s sending his Benghazi team in.
No, really. This is how it’s all playing out in my head anyhow. Obama and Boehner for all the marbles?
It’s illegal, but what the hell, the feds are throwing the elderly out their homes, blocking war veterans from visiting their memorials, but let’s turn the city over to the Beavis and Buttheads ! Awesome! Why not open the Smithsonian museums during inclement weather? Bet the kids would love to do what they do down a dinosauer’s back? Yeah!
You can read the Wall Street Journal story and see the slide show here.
But wait, there is this:
If caught by the police, skaters could have their boards impounded and be given a ticket for a $50 fine. Frustrated officers have chased the skaters on motorcycles, ambushed them by arriving en masse from different directions, tackled and handcuffed them.
Good luck with that. The damage done to the lovely and historic stone work, safety railings, fountains and other landscaping features will be paid by We The People.
I think Miley Cyrus is a lot smarter (maybe playing dumb like a fox?) than we’ll admit to, or as one tabloid asked: Is Miley really a younger, cuter Andy Kaufman? You decide:
I do remember enjoying “Hannah Montana” with my then 5-something twin granddaughters during this truly adorable Miley phase, which certainly set her apart from the rest of the Princes and Princesses in the Disney Stable:
While looking for that clip I couldn’t believe all the old Hannah Montana shows on YouTube, go look ! Smart as a whip that girl was, yessireee. We’ll see. The real test will be if she avoids the meltdowns (twerking doesn’t count) that affected the Lindsays, Britneys and Amandas. I’m rooting for Miley, it’s up to you Billy Ray and Tish.