Saturday, September 22, 2007

Thank goodness for the Blogroll!

I didn't have a lot of time for posting last week. But I did do a lot of reading from the blogroll. Thanks guys and girls for keeping me informed..........

Mel means business (even on Saturday morning) with this youtube clip that she posted over at Blog for Democracy. The recall of various Chinese goods has been on my mind all year long as my archives will attest. So I'm happy to see that Wake Up Walmart is focusing on this.

Larry is all over Blackwater USA. They just happen to be major donors of the Republican Party, and they also have contracts with the our government to the tune of $500 million. No bids are necessary apparently. Along those same lines, Beyond the Clintons posted a youtube clip all about "Blood for Oil." Give that clip a look. Bush definitely has some low friends in high places.

Over at Blue Bloggin', nytexan blogs about an odd quote from our illustrious Yale grad prez.

Christopher picked up CREW's list of this year's "Most Corrupt Members of Congress" list. Not surprisingly there are only 3 or 4 Dems on the entire list. So I felt the need to congratulate Georgia's own Rep. David Scott for being one of them. You read all about his "service" to the public here.

David Sirota talked about the "New NAFTA." I never imagined that I would be so disappointed with this Democratically controlled Congress. From weak leadership that allows a president with approval ratings in the 20's and 30's to run roughshod over them to a sellout of the American middle class, it's almost as bad as having a Republican controlled Congress again.

Flack attack puts the spotlight on Sadie Fields. Leaving 200K poor kids uninsured isn't very Christian-like. And neither is lying about it. She needs some knee pads for her nightly prayers, because she's got a lot to ask for forgiveness for.

And Birmingham Blues made some interesting observations about the "Jena 6" story. She asked the important question of why black students had to ask for permission to sit under a tree where white students normally sit in the year 2006. Unbelievable..............

Oh, and I wanted to do a posting about UGA vs. Alabama this week. These two used to be huge rivals for about 50 years. In fact, Alabama's fight song "Yea Alabama" includes references to three schools, two of which are UGA and Georgia Tech.

But when Georgia Tech and Tulane withdrew from the conference in 1963, the SEC did some badly needed revamping of the conference schedules. Unfortunately, the UGA vs. Alabama series ceased to be an annual game. Still, when the Dawgs and Tide get together, it's usually a great game.

So here's hoping that Richt and the boys can "hunker down" tonight in Tuscaloosa. But they'll have to do it without Larry.


Larry said...

Nice mix of blogs and stories which makes it easier for me to know what to go to.

Many Thanks for the mention of the post at Lydia Cornell's blog.

Lydia is creating a whole new website and blog which will be unveiled in the near future.

I will include a link to your blog once the new one is unveiled.

Christopher said...

Thanks for the shout out!

Love the new, freshened look. Good job!

Button Gwinnett said...

Thanks Larry. I love what you and Lydia do. You guys touch on a bunch of different political and even religious topics that are important to me.

And thanks to you too, Christopher. I also rearranged some furniture that day.......just one of those moods. :-)

Kathy said...

Thanks for the link!

Birmingham Blues

Button Gwinnett said...

And thank you Kathy for giving us some great stuff to read and think about.

Anonymous said...

I've been following the exploits of Blackwater since the guys were killed in Fallujah and their bodies were mutilate by the mob. Were the media and the Congress not so cowardly, they would put out the fact that this company is a bunch of soldiers of fortune, mercenaries, and we would get those people out of there. Its just one of many problems in Iraq that are simply ignored.

Button Gwinnett said...

I'm with you Steve. Bush's use (is it even legal for what they're doing?) of these people has only exacerbated the situation. Now the Iraqis want them out. And out they should go.