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Tea and Sympathy

There's a small part of me that leans...occasionally...to the conservative side of the spectrum. Actually, I will confess to having a bit of sympathy for the current rash of Tea Party attendees. Oh, not for the Beck the Brick followers who drool over every tear from Mr Crusty, but for the INTENT of the movement.

We've been told that there are certain institutions in this country that have simply become "Too Big To Fail." If that is TRULY the case, then - de facto - those companies… Continue

Added by Madhatterat60 on December 29, 2009 at 9:16am — 2 Comments

A way in the Manger

Luke 2:7

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

“SHE”...I find it ironic that most Christian churches are so down on unwed mothers when, at the time of Jesus’ birth, Mary and Joseph were not yet married. An unwed teenage mother to boot. Chances are, she was about 15 or 16 at the time of His… Continue

Added by Madhatterat60 on December 24, 2009 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

That which we call a Bimbo, by any other name...


1. a foolish, stupid, or inept person.

2. Disparaging and Offensive. an attractive but stupid young woman

The Great Alaskan Quitter was in town yesterday signing copies of "her book"...in other words, 300+ pages of blame and finger pointing written by some (well paid, I hope) ghost writer. This, of course, begs the question

1) Why would you buy a book signed by someone who didn't write… Continue

Added by Madhatterat60 on December 11, 2009 at 8:15am — 1 Comment


This is not mine, how I wish I could claim otherwise, but was posted today in the Coeur d'Alene Express, a local newspaper. It is penned by Rolf Nesse, MD.

I am very familiar with the issues at stake in the health care reform debate. So here are some things to think about when judging what you hear about reform efforts.

1 - Medicare is scheduled to have inadequate funds to fulfill its obligations starting in 2017.

2- Private insurance rates will double in 10 years if…

Added by Madhatterat60 on August 15, 2009 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

Thom Hartmann: Day in the Life of Joe Middle-Class Republican

One of my favorites from Thom Hartman. His recital of John Gray's Day in the Life of Joe Middle-Class Republican:

"A Day in the Life of Joe Middle-Class Republican"

Joe gets up at 6:00am to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for minimum water quality standards. He takes his daily medication with his first swallow of coffee. His medications are safe to take because some liberal fought to insure their… Continue

Added by Madhatterat60 on August 13, 2009 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

Time to roll up the sleeves

It's time for the Democratic Congress to roll up its sleeves and forget about The Party Of NO!

It's also time for the Democratic Congress, and the DNC, to take a few "Blue Dogs" and neuter them.

I wouldn't mind so much if the cRyght had something ANY THING positive to add to the discussion. Heck, at this point, even a NEGATIVE ALTERNATIVE (other than status quo) would be welcomed because it would demonstrate that SOMEONE on the cRyght is still alive. As it is, the pulse… Continue

Added by Madhatterat60 on August 7, 2009 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

Reflections on Turning 60

ON turning 60

The first television in our house was a massive 19” box…that had two stations….both beamed from Yakima, 90 miles away. This meant that ANY kind of weather interfered with the reception.

I remember staying home from school…feigning sickness…so I could be there when it was delivered. The first thing I remember seeing on TV was a NBA basketball game…the Celtics were playing…I remember their floor.

Queen for a Day…where the MAJOR prize was usually a… Continue

Added by Madhatterat60 on July 25, 2009 at 9:21am — No Comments

Let 'em Whine!

I post a blog now and then to keep track on the wackiness of the frenzied cRyght, just to see what their latest piss and whine is. I see the truly ignorant are still after a "legitimate birth certificate", regardless of the fact that the Clinton Machine dug, the State Department investigated and was satisfied, as did a number of other legitimate sources....the drivers of the cRyght keep the true idiots circling the chum in the… Continue

Added by Madhatterat60 on July 22, 2009 at 8:03am — No Comments

Sarah Palin's New Political Party!

Hi! Welcome to the first meeting of a Brand New Political Party - United! Democrat or Republican Conclave! I’m Queen of the Tundra, your hostess and obvious choice for Presidential Candidate. Your fellow U-DORCs await inside. There are just a few rules you need to know before you enter.

1) You must be able to see a foreign country from where you stand at home. Sorry, I know this is harsh, but only those with such intensive international exposure can possibly…

Added by Madhatterat60 on July 17, 2009 at 10:19am — No Comments

The cRyght-lite Zone

Examine if you will, the odd case of Major Dufus Cryght. Major Cryght is an officer in the Army Reserve. Feeling some sudden rush of patriotic zeal, Major Cryght goes forth and VOLUNTEERS to SERVE with his fellow Ground Pounders in far off wars. That’s correct….Major Cryght’s unit was not activated nor were they scheduled for deployment…so just this past May, overcome with honor and an incredible sense of civic – national pride, Maj. Cryght petitioned to serve his country by picking up arms… Continue

Added by Madhatterat60 on July 16, 2009 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Breaking News!!!

Here I thought that the Party of No! The GOOP without leadership and without impetus to move things forward in this country was powerless and sitting on the sidelines doing nothing. After all, the US is in the midst of one of the biggest financial melt downs in its history. 70% of the American public demand Congress address national health care in some form or other. We are fighting wars on several fronts, Iraq and Afghanistan just to name a couple.

Forget those. Put them…

Added by Madhatterat60 on July 15, 2009 at 7:59am — 2 Comments

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!

Let’s face it, through a series of minor and small events, this day was never, ever going to get a Gold Star on my calendar of ways to start a major holiday weekend. It’s sort of like breaking your shoe lace just before you drop your morning toast butter-side down on a clean kitchen floor. Nothing major, just in toto major league annoying.

But there was something, some small part of me that always teeters one way or the other…that says ‘don’t give up, things will get better!’ (or worse on… Continue

Added by Madhatterat60 on July 3, 2009 at 4:43pm — No Comments

America the Beautiful!

Take a Stand....Make the Pledge...DO something POSITIVE!


Added by Madhatterat60 on June 30, 2009 at 8:17am — No Comments


I wonder if Kat and Robin actually realize how many lives they touched?

From TBD I found the courage to walk away from a marriage that had been dead almost a decade. With the help and support I found at TBD, I was able to weather the storm of protest from so many corners, mostly my family.

I found great friends and a wonderful woman to share my life with.

I found scintillating conversation from many people on many ADULT conversations that were impossible for… Continue

Added by Madhatterat60 on June 29, 2009 at 5:01pm — 3 Comments



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