Posted by: citizenroe | October 31, 2009

Stalling Healthcare Reform

What is it with the Democrats in the Senate? It’s as though Joe Lieberman, Ben Nelson, Evan Bayh, and Mary Landrieu want their moment in the spotlight or else! Or else what? Would any of them really have the cajones (that’s Tex-Mex for gonads) to vote against ending a filibuster? Will any one of them vote against the plan itself?

I don’t think any will ultimately join the filibustering “Party of No” as they’ve been called lately. But it seems a bit like a child’s game where, in turn, each obscure ConservaDem takes their moment to shine or they threaten to kill healthcare reform.

Are Democrats more clever than we think? Amid complaints that Republicans are stalling, this could be a way of creating a show for and by Democrats. Perhaps they have decided to grab all the attention by creating these false controversies, with no room left for the real opposition? It would be cunning politics if this were actually the case.

Lieberman should be stripped of his chairman-ship and kicked out of the Democratic Caucus. He is certainly Independent, but not in the manner one would admire. He is independent in the way a mercenary or prostitute might be – going wherever the money or power is when it suits him. Harry Reid needs to give him the boot and move on with the real Dems.

Posted by: citizenroe | October 30, 2009

Convicting and killing the innocent

Almost everyone has a strong opinion about the death penalty. Most Americans favor its use for heinous crimes. I find myself in the minority, but I have always opposed the death penalty. From the first time I gave it some thought as a teenager all the way through today. However one views the moral or religious questions about it, many would be interested to know that the death penalty may have been used in cases where the convicted was actually innocent.

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Posted by: citizenroe | October 13, 2009

Freedom’s just another word…

What does it mean to be free? What a loaded question, eh?! It means I can take care of myself and my family and still be able enjoy a few pleasures in life. That sure sounds a lot like “money = happiness.” Well, yeah, I suppose that is true. It is surely not the only measure or path to happiness, though. I subscribe to the theory of “if you don’t think money doesn’t buy happiness, you’ve never been poor.”

Well I’ve been poor. Read More…