Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 12 March 2006
Posted on 03/12/2006 4:42:26 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
Sunday, March 12th, 2006
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.; Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and Mike Pence, R-Ind.; opera singer Placido Domingo.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. George Allen, R-Va., and Joseph Biden, D-Del.; retired Marine Gen. Bernard Trainor and Michael Gordon, chief military correspondent for The New York Times.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.; Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and Russ Feingold, D-Wis.; political satirist Art Buchwald.
LATE EDITION (CNN) : U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad; Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and John Warner, R-Va.; Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean; former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.; former Rep. Jack Kemp, R-N.Y.
The "donuts" was implied
Lawrence Garfield, Denny Crane before Denny Crane was Denny Crane... and smarter, too
I try to see that portion of the program before commenting on what was said, so it took until after ten mountain time to put it into words. But, I sometimes do wait until later on to post.
I agree with you on Republicans having a plan. That's been lacking with some on our side here in Denver and we're working to make sure candidates realize the need to have plans and positions we can promote. And, you're right. No plan does not beat no plan. We have to be able to say here's what we propose and why, and then ask what the other side proposes? Me Too is not a viable candidate position.
Nor can Republican candidates simply say "I'm a Reagan Republican" or "I'm a Bush Republican." More than ever before our side is saying "this is what 'I' believe in and would do."
I tend to wander paths that may or may not intesect with the issues de jure. I was pretty well satisfied on the ports matter on or before Feb 19.
But your "pain on the receiving end" reminds of your "100% of containers are checked for radiation" thing from last week ...
November 15, 2005
Ms. COLLINS. Mr. President, I am pleased to join my colleague, Senator Murray, in introducing today the GreenLane Maritime Cargo Security Act. ...
The new Office of Cargo Security Policy, established in our legislation, would ensure implementation of the strategic plan. This important office will report to the Department's Assistant Secretary for Policy in order to better coordinate maritime security efforts within the Department of Homeland Security and among our international and private-sector partners. ...
The Department has also pledged to deploy radiation detection equipment at all ports of entry in the U.S. to examine 100 percent of cargo. The zero tolerance policy for radiation has been discussed since 2002, though less than a quarter of the detection equipment deemed necessary for domestic coverage had been deployed as of last month. Even more frustrating is that the Department has changed the target for system deployment multiple times. The Department's new Domestic Nuclear Detection Office is beginning to take hold of this critical issue, yet the need for a comprehensive plan for the deployment of radiation detection equipment is evident. Our legislation requires this plan be developed and that 100 percent incoming containers to the U.S. be examined for radiation no later than 1 year after enactment. ...
For the first time, this legislation would authorize the Container Security Initiative. Ongoing, predictable funding--$175 million a year for the five years beginning in 2007--is essential for this crucial program to succeed. In addition to providing funding, the bill lays out requirements for CSI ports and a process for designating new ports under CSI. ...
S.2008 - GreenLane Maritime Cargo Security Act
See also S.1052 - Transportation Security Improvement Act of 2005
2/27/2006: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Calendar No. 364.
FWIW, the reason I look into stuff like that is to try to PREVENT false memes from spreading, and is not in any way a matter personal. In fact, if I bother to correct a meme, it's probably because I think it's important to do so. Lord knows there isn't time enough to correct all the false stuff flowing around these parts!
As for being better than 95% of journalists - that's a bit of a backhanded compliment ;-) You know, like a "smarter than 95% of kindergarteners" sort of thing?
Oh yeah, I wholeheartedly agree!
But you ARE smarter than 95% of kindergardeners......
now you can flame for yourself instead for Johnnie....
Some of them are already falling into that trap, accusing the DEMs of having no plan. That sets up a wave of back and forth that is void of substance, gives the DEMs a chance to accuse the GOP of being wrong, but without having to show their plan.
It takes uncommon discipline to persistently address opposition attacks in substantive terms.
Wow what wonderful words of wisdom.
I don't know if I would characterize this as being too passive. Everything you said is correct but we tend to be more reactive than proactive. That's good in many cases, such as GWB giving Democrats the rope to hang themselves with, but it also means we too often fail to promote what we know is the best course for the country. Both approaches have their benefits and problems but most Freepers seem to prefer more proactivity.
According to whom? That's totally unsourced information. Interesting, if true, but if not...
Exactly who are you getting your information from and why aren't you sourcing it here? Without sourcing it's kaka. With sourcing it's valuable to this entire community. And who said the President had to agree to a hold? Where, exactly did that requirement come from? Sounds bogus to me.
Learn from Seattle Conservative. Posts are valuable in proportion to the links in the posts and the value of the links.
(to Seattle Conservative - my apologies for brining you into something you haven't been involved with, but I can't think of a better example for someone who does this the right way)
Now you really have made me angry ...
F = 7 subjected to failed cloture motions in 108th Congress
4 = "1 of 4" that DEMs offered to let GOP choose which 3 to dump
S = Positive mention in Specter's May 9, 2005 speech
M = MOU of 14 will not vote against cloture
m = MOU of 14 makes no promise regarding cloture
R = Post-MOU, Reid indicates desire to filibuster
C = Out of committee & on the Senate's Executive Calendar
U = Unanimous consent to debate - date TBD
D = Democrats offer to debate - date TBD
v = Debate and vote scheduled
V = Vote -on the nomination- concluded
x = Nomination returned to the President - President renominated
X = Nomination returned to the President - President capitulated
W = Nomination WITHDRAWN by the President
Nominations Through Confirmation Process
F4S M- CUV Owen, Priscilla (5th Cir)
F-S -- CUV Griffin, Richard A. (6th Cir)
F-S -- CUV McKeague, David W. (6th Cir)
--S -- CDV Neilson, Susan Bieke (6th Cir) [Died Jan 25, 2006]
F4S M- CUV Pryor, William H. (11th Cir)
F4S M- CUV Brown, Janice Rogers (D.C. Cir)
--S -- CUV Griffith, Thomas B. (D.C. Cir)
--- -- --W Payne, James Hardy (10th Cir) [Withdrawn Mar 7, 2006]
Open Nominations From 1st Session of 109th
--S -- C-- Boyle, Terrence W. (4th Cir)
--- -R --- Haynes, William James II (4th Cir)
F-- mR --- Saad, Henry W. (6th Cir)
F4S mR C-- Myers, William Gerry III (9th Cir)
--- -R --x Kavanaugh, Brett M. (D.C. Cir)
Open Nominations From 2nd Session of 109th
--- -- --- Smith, N. Randy (9th Cir)
--- -- --- Chagares, Michael A. (3rd Cir)
--- -- --- Wallace, Michael B. (5th Cir)
--- -- --- Ikuta, Sandra S. (9th Cir)
--- -- --- Smith, Milan D. (9th Cir)
Last updated, March 7, 2006
Owen: Cloture passed 81-18 on May 24. Confirmed 55-43 on May 25.
Brown: Cloture passed 65-32 on June 7. Confirmed 56-43 on June 8.
Pryor: Cloture passed 67-32 on June 8. Confirmed 53-45 on June 9.
Griffin: Confirmed 95-0 on June 9.
McKeague: Confirmed 96-0 on June 9.
Griffith: Confirmed 73-24 on June 14.
Neilson: Confirmed 97-0 on October 27. Died Jan 25, 2006.
Myers: Out of Committee on March 17.
Boyle: Out of Committee on June 16.
Kavanaugh: Returned to the President on December 22, Renominated on January 25.
Payne: Nominated on September 29. Withdrawn by WH on March 7.
Smith, Randy: Nominated on December 16.
Chagares: Nominated on January 25.
Wallace: Nominated on February 8 - FR Thread.
Ikuta: Nominated on February 8.
Smith, Milan: Nominated on February 14.
People who were in attendance said he made a great presentation in Tennessee.
Notice the Republicans who do not propose plans or positions. These tend to be candidates who are not convinced they can be conservative and win or among our RINO class.
Good conservative candidates, and I'm drawing from experience with ours in Colorado, are all articulate in what they stand for, why, and what they would do. Local Democrats do have a plan. What we do on a local level is to help Democrats explain what their plan would mean to the average voter.
No, it doesn't always work. Still, until we learn something better this seems to be a logical way to present our side.
YOU DON'T FIGHT FAIR! LOL! MY HEAD IS GOING TO EXPLODE!
We do seem more pro-active for good reasons. either we do it now with not so much turmoil and emotional energy overload on us or we do it later when we have to drop everything to beat away the Anti American Socialist Armies descending on us. Conservatives are good at preparing for the Future, this is just another way like Buying Car Insurance for getting in on IRA's, but we would prefer to be left alone to lead our lives the way we see fit.
That is almost all of the Black Caucus, or the Communist Party Democrat Members of The House. Either way, they are nuts.
YES! THEY ARE NUTZ!
The sad part is that it will get a LOT OF PLAY in the MEDIA!
It may,but they are always getting MSM time. BORING! Motown Special on PBS, both old recordings and New Tapes from really old geezers. It is Fantastic, the Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas,Mary Wells,The Supremes. wow! Only problem is their wall to all promotions of the PBS. They get so much Government and pledges and they spend so much money on Employees, it is all blown away.
I was 13.
A racist hit man (ally of Bobby Byrd) killed Martin Luther King in Memphis (the city I now live in and it happened to be on my mother's birthday). Several weeks later a palestentian terrorist murdered Bobby Kennedy for his support of Israel. Does any of this sound familiar?. Does it really sound different from the news today?
Then the cities burned. And the news said that the entire world was coming to get us. That it was the judgement of "the oppressed" on the evil United States for the way we had ruined the world.
It's long passed time that we review and pass judgement on those traitors, starting with Cronkite and Rather, for the lies that they told us.
But, "been there, done that." I've heard it before. And Dan Rather and his co-conspirators have never forgiven the world for not having killed us 40 years ago.
I have a 9 millimeter large capacity handgun specificially reserved for zombies from the 60s who come to "right the wrongs" of things not completed back then.
For the first time in a long time I think I may have to pull it out and have it prepped.
Henry Cuellar endorsed the KerryEdwards ticket (unpopular in TX) in 2004.
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