Sheila Jackson Lee: Genius

We all thought Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) had it all wrapped up for his assertion that “Guam may tip over and capsize.” The Jeanyus of the Year award was all his, hands down.

But, I suppose he just did it too early in the year. It’s like leaving too much time on the clock, and having the other team take the team down the field for the winning score in the final moments.

(ed note: couldn’t resist the football analogy. You see, it’s only 50 days till college football season! yessum.)

Sorry Hank. We’ve got a new Contendah! Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).

Who knows if Sheila will win the title? It’s only July.

McCain, Obama react to Georgia-Russia conflict

Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama gave their opinions today on the current conflict between Russia and Georgia, both expressing their hopes for a cease-fire and a negotiated settlement.

McCain … believes NATO’s North Atlantic Council should convene an emergency session to demand a cease-fire, and begin talking about a peacekeeping force for South Ossetia.

Obama thinks the U.N. Security Council should pass a resolution calling for an immediate end to the violence. He also thinks a U.N. mediator should join efforts to try to end the fighting. source

I suppose someone forgot to tell Mr. Obama that Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, with full veto power over any resolution.

He must be exhausted, lugging around that giant brain all the time.

h/t newbie 2008

“All-Out War” in Georgia

South Ossetia, in the central European nation of Goergia is the scene of bitter fighting between the Russian Federation and national defense forces from Georgia. Witnesses said the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali was devastated, with reports of hundreds of civillian deaths.

Russia sent columns of tanks and reportedly bombed Georgian air bases yesterday after Georgia launched a major military offensive to retake the breakaway province of South Ossetia, threatening to ignite a broader conflict…

“I saw bodies lying on the streets, around ruined buildings, in cars,” said Lyudmila Ostayeva, 50, who had fled with her family to Dzhava, a village near the border with Russia. link

Georgia told the UN security council today that Russia mounted a “premeditated” attack on its territory that inflicted many civilian casualties.

Irakli Alasania, Georgian ambassador to the UN, addressed the public during an emergency meeting to discuss the fighting.

“Russia launched a blunt and open invasion of Georgia and has challenged the international community and its established democracy,” said Alasania, whose remarks were supported by the United States.

“The United States is profoundly disturbed by this development and we call on Russia to cease all attacks and respect Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said.

Huck takes WV, AL, AR,TN, GA–SuperDuper Tuesday Thread

Update4: 9:52 Hillary Clinton takes the stage, and miracle of miracles, she is no longer “hoarse from cheering on the Giants in the super bowl.”Now, I’ve been hoarse from hollering before, and an overnite recovery just never has happened. Think she might have been faking it? Heh, /naaahhhh.

Anyone running a tab on all of the wonderful things Hillary “sees” for America?

Update 3: 9:41 Huck takes Tennessee, and Georgia!!!

Update2: Dems accept FoxNews debate. Why FoxNews would want them is another story.

9:01 — TN, Huck leading 34-33 over Mccain

8:33 — Karl Rove says–“great night for Huck”

Update: Huck leading in Georgia 36-32 over McCain, and Missouri 37-30 over McCain

I’m watching the bottom screen trailer on Fox News…

Huckabee is being shown as the projected winner in Alabama. and Arkansas. Won earlier in WV.

Go Mike!

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