Says it all...

Says it all...
The Dixie Dove

April 15, 2016

I thought the Democratic Debake Was Purrfect! Both sides slammed it home!

March 29, 2016

Trump- "We Must Kill Everyone Who is Against Us!"

Trump- "We Must Kill Everyone Who is Against Us!"

March 10, 2016

The Drug Non-Issue?

The Drug Non-Issue?

It seems like the Legalization of Marijuana would be an issue in the USA Presidential Campaign, but it is not.

And that is the case simply because our system broke down enforcing the ban of Marijuana and couldn't afford it anymore compared to the profit of legalizing it for various purposes in many states whose policies vary from Medicalization to Legalization.

While this is a obviously good change in our national drug policy and saves countless dollars and lives, it is not codified in our national criminal code yet.

This should be a top topic in our presidential debates.

March 1, 2016

Trump Breaks My Heart

I usually vote Democrat in presidential elections, though I did vote for Bob Dole.

I don't hate Republicans, nor do I think their philosophy is without value.

So, tonight seeing one of our two major parties move towards nominating a rich spoiled ego-maniacal fascist to run for the presidency makes me feel sick.

I don't blame the American people, not even Trump supporters for this. I honestly blame my fellow Liberals, who for decades have turned their backs on those they found intellectually inferior, the working class.

Shame on Liberal intellectuals.

February 26, 2016

Did Trump Bribe Christie to Take Out Rubio?

I bet $200 million dollars he did!

Everyone was shocked when Christie viciously attacked Rubio in such an unseemly and personal way. Sure it embarrassed Rubio, but the odd thing was it clearly a negative moment for Christie as well, making him look like a thug... almost like a mafia 'hit man'.... Hmmm, so why did he do it just prior to exiting the race....hmmm....Why do hit men perform hits? They get paid.

You can rest assured that whether it's a spot on Trump's ticket or a place in his board room, the mafia thug Christie will be paid for the Rubio 'job'.

February 25, 2016

Rubio- "Trump, if you had not inherited $200 Million Dollars You would be selling watches on the streets of Manhattan."

Rubio- "Trump, if you had not inherited $200 Million Dollars You would be selling watches on the streets of Manhattan."

February 24, 2016

The Bigot Election

How many votes can a bigot get in the USA? That is the entire point of this election.

February 23, 2016

February 18, 2016

Trump the New Judas

Jerry Falwell said... “Jesus never intended to give instructions to political leaders on how to run a country,” Mr. Falwell told CNN.

Excuse me Falwell? Jesus was put to death by political leaders because he opposed them.

February 17, 2016

Donald Trump has Blue Lips

That is not real.

February 16, 2016

Trump was Against Iraq War AFTER OBAMA Was and got Elected President on that issue!

Gaga Shows Nipple-Tits Grammys

Lady Gaga does in fact show her nipples in this snip-shot from her Grammy Tribute to David Bowie, performance.

She did a Gaga-Great job of tributing this GREAT Fallen Star, but she also showed her tits in this flash costume change! VERY BOWIE!

I thought that was nice of her...  ;)

February 14, 2016

Scalia Replacement?

I am thinking that President Obama recognizes that (since it is possible for the R-Senate to block his nominee to replace Scallion until he leaves office) and since this appointment to the SC will become a political issue in the presidential election if it drags on....

I am thinking that the president will nominate a decent moderate, pro-choice Republican. This will piss off Liberals, but be impossible for the US Senate to refuse. This will also have the effect of accelerating Democratic turnout in the election.
Win, win win win...

PS-I sure am going to miss having an African American President...

February 10, 2016

New Hampshire-What Goes Around Comes Around

As a 60 year old, lifelong Southern Liberal (I call myself The Dixie Dove) I am dumbstruck by the state of the presidential race today. For thirty years I have tried to raise public awareness of our taxation history in the US and the great things we afforded from 1940-80 with tax rates on the most wealthy at double to triple today's rates. I was thrilled that president Obama opened up the conversation on this subject and talked about 'spreading the wealth', but very disappointed that public opinion has not been greatly swayed. 

The state of today's presidential race leaves me dumbstruck and cautiously optimistic.

On the one hand, Bernie Sanders is voicing my opinion on the tax rate issue perfectly and being successful with it! On the other hand, even Donald Trump seems relatively progressive (by today's standards) on the tax issue and they both agree with me completely on the trade issue and the need to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US. 

I was a volunteer for Senator Tom Harkin in the New Hampshire primary in 1992 and I still remember vividly the night of the Democratic debate on WMUR in Manchester. The Harkin volunteers had gathered in a bar down the street from the station. Having just cheered and booed the various candidates as they arrived at the debate, we sat with our beers and pizza to watch the televised debate, eagerly anticipating seeing our man Harkin. Tom had won his home state Iowa Caucus, but received anemic press for the 'homer' win. Behind in the polls, we knew Harkin needed a great debate performance.

Then came THE QUESTION. Harkin was asked about 'free trade' and China. Harkin said, in essence, 'I will never sign legislation giving away American jobs and our manufacturing base to a totalitarian regime. That would be like re-inventing slavery by having our goods produced by people whose government does not value human rights or the environment!'.  Home run, we thought, because Clinton was a well known 'free trader'. But when Bill was asked the same question he started his response with 'Tom, I agree with you 100%' and proceeded to co-opt the issue.

I was enraged and I turned to one of the Harkin paid operatives sitting next to me and I said 'Clinton's done, he's lying, he can't do that!' The Harkin staffer said, 'No, he just won the election'. Bill became the 'comeback kid' with a 2nd place finish, Harkin came in 4th and the rest is history. Clinton won it all and did indeed sign legislation (written by Republicans in congress) to, in effect, hand China the keys to the US manufacturing base.

While I have far more respect for Hillary than Bill Clinton, it is an amazing irony to see this political powerhouse couple crushed in New Hampshire by a candidate who sounds a whole lot like Tom Harkin did, lo those many years ago. And to see a Republican nominee also crush his opponents with the same message.

As I said, I am dumbstruck.

So, I was Wrong! Sue me!

February 7, 2016

Trump Blows NH Debate-Eminent Domain means Imminent Loss in NH

Trump made a HUUUUUGE strategic error in the NH Debate Saturday Night!

Any smart business person or politician knows you have to always put your best foot forward. If you're selling a car that doesn't go fast then you talk about the great gas mileage it gets. If you say you're for Eminent Domain in a debate and the crowd boos then you 'should' take a step back and say 'but only when absolutely necessary' or something like that. But when Trump got booed Trump got mad at the audience and doubled down and the boos got louder and (for me and his opponents) it was a beautiful thing!

I have a feeling that Trump just built a 'Great big beautiful Wall' between himself and victory in New Hampshire!

February 3, 2016

Trump PostMortem

Not to not brag, but I was saying Trump had lost Iowa as soon as the Iowa debate finished with Trump a 'no-show'.

There is no worse move he could have made. Even if he had gone to the debate and cursed out Megyn Kelly (even if he had used rude and foul language to react to any questions she posed that he disliked) Trump would have still fared much better for showing up.
How can 'the toughest candidate on the stage' skip a debate because a 'beautiful smart woman from FOX News' is asking him 'unfair questions'.
That was the moment that the bully was shown to be a coward. A coward who turned his back on Iowans rather than face the challenge of a challenging interview.
This was the same kind of crash that Howard Dean experienced in Iowa, but it wasn't Dean's Scream that did him in. Many forget that one week before the IA Caucuses a tape came out of Howard Dean being interviewed on a Canadian TV show and he said, roughly this...
-'The Iowa Caucuses are a joke. They represent a very small number of people and the caucus voting system is eccentric and the state is simply not reflective of the nation as a whole'.-

A week or so later when the voting occurred Dean had dropped from a commanding 1st place lead in the polls, to 3rd place in reality. That is when Dean 'screamed' at his rally after the vote. Understandably. He realized he'd just lost the nomination.

I personally hope Trump's decline continues on, as Dean's did.

I'm a Liberal, but frankly I do not fear the Nixon-Like Ted Cruz as much as the amorphous Trump. I prefer the devil I know over the devil I don't. I know where I disagree and disagree with Ted Cruz, but with Trump, I have no idea what he will say and do next, because I know he will say anything and I fear he might do the same. Cruz is extreme, Trump is crazy.

[By the way, this is the only account I could find of Howard Dean's infamous interview on Canadian Television whereby he dissed the Iowa Caucus and thereby lost in Iowa. ]

February 2, 2016

Record Turnout and Stinging Defeat Prove Trump Motivates His Enemies More Than Supporters

The GOP Iowa turnout was 180k shattering the previous record of 120k and yet Trump under-performed losing by three points more than the margin of error in the latest pre-caucus polls.

February 1, 2016

Cruz and Rubio Beat Trump 3rd Place!