What’s with Alexander?

If you’ve been following the story of the environmental constraints to save the delta smelt vs. the need for water by California farmers (it’s been thoroughly exposed by Sean Hannity), you might be surprised as I was to learn that our Senator, Lamar Alexander, voted with the Democrats to keep the farmers dry.

Jim DeMint had proposed an amendment to the Department of Interior’s budget appropriations to sidestep an environmental study that allowed a judge to use it to stop the water flow in California’s Central Valley. This valley is said to produce 50% of the nation’s fruits and vegetables.

Alexander joined the Democrats plus Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and George Voinovich in keeping them dry.

I have asked Alexander’s office to explain this stunning move. I haven’t heard but I don’t see why this was done.

A different Obama song

Schoolkids may have their Obama song, but so do I:

Barak Hussein Obama

He is our 44th president

I don’t think he’s a resident,

Hm? Hm? Hm?

The media say he is the one

They were so happy to have him run

Um, um, um

Our enemies give him a hand

As he makes us a weakened land,

Hm? Hm? Hm!

If you don’t like what he will say

He’ll throw “racism” in your way,

Um, um, um

If grandma starts to have a cough

He’ll hurry them to bump her off,

Mm, mmm, mm.

Acorn in Midtown

With all the information coming out via tapes on Acorn doings around the country, I was curious about our own branch. A Google search showed that Acorn headquarters is right here in our own Midtown. At 1000 Cooper, which puts it in the Cooper Young area. I suppose they want to reach out to young people and minorities. Anyone know anything about their activities?

Poll position

I attended a training session for election workers last week at commission headquarters. For too long, many of us, myself included, have sat back and let others do this tedious work. However, in the meantime, we have let control of the election process go to others eager for the chance to manipulate it for their own purposes.

After last year’s election, Republicans have control of the election commission. That means the chairman is a Republican, Bill Giannini. During the session one of the instructors shocked me. She said, to paraphrase, that there is a different group in charge now and people would have to be careful to not do some of the things they did in the past, but strictly adhere to the rules. And that inspectors may come by and check on them. You can, as I did, read between the lines. Elections, as they say, matter.