Friday, July 2, 2010

The Importance Of Skype

The farce known as America Speaking Out continues. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is all heifered up about the House's ban on Skype. So much so, she posted on her Facebook page and on Sound Politics.

In the Sound Politics post she links to an idea Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann posted on America Speaking Out in which she wants the ban on Skype lifted and makes it sound like House Speaker Pelosi and her fellow Democrats are arbitrarily preventing its use.

As I commented to McMorris Rodgers, I look forward to seeing more ideas from Republican House members posted on America Speaking Out, a tax-payer funded site created for the American public to give their Republican representatives ideas and yet, on which our Republican representatives post--and try to drum up support for--their own ideas which they apparently had no avenue to pursue before they created the site.

Not only that, but the issue of the Skype ban pales in comparison to the important issues facing us today. In her post on Sound Politics McMorris Rodgers leads off with:

Many Americans today think Washington, D.C. is out of touch with their concerns, and 'behind the times.'

With Americans, allies, and civilians still dying in Iraq and Afghanistan, our congresswoman is right about being out of touch our concerns.

*** Update ***

Although her Discussion page reflects I made the last post on the topic, if you go to the Skype topic page you'll see my comment on McMorris Rodgers' Facebook page has been removed.

*** Update II ***

Weird. Now it's back.


Spokane Al said...

"all heifered up" - that brought a smile to my face.

P.S. I was cheering on the Ironman athletes on Sunday and saw one guy several times on the course who ran the entire marathon portion barefoot. I thought of you.

Hank Greer said...

Cool beans! Although I know it's done, I still can't imagine running a marathon barefoot.

Sherry said...

I, too, smiled bigly at "all heifered up!"