Highway 431 Blog

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Mailing From Parker Griffith ::

I got a slick 4 color mailer today from Griffith. I imagine that he's feeling the heat and wants to toss some red meat to the repub base in the 5th district. Here are the questions:

1. Do you support adding nearly a trillion dollars to the national debt to provide health insurance to the uninsured in order to establish government-run health care for for everybody?



2. What is your biggest concern about the health care package?

more debt _____

more government intrusion _____

taxpayer funding of abortion _____

other ______

3. Do you support personal and business tax cuts to spur economic growth?

yes _____

no _____

4. Do you support the deployment of a missile defense system to protect all of the citizens of the United States of America?

yes _____

no _____

The mailer was addressed to resident and below that is this disclaimer:

This mailing was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense.

It is provided as a service to 5th Congressional District constituents.

printed and mailed in Alabama.

I really would like to know just how much this mass mailing cost! I think I'll call Griffith's local office Monday morning and ask and hopefully get to bypass filing a FOIA request. Let's all call and express our displeasure at our tax dollars being spent on such a biased mailing.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Parker Griffith And Health Care Reform ::

I thought that I had unfriended Griffith on Facebook, but somehow he's snuck back in with his postings with the latest being his kiss-up to John Boner Boehner and being named to sit on Boehner's "Truth Squad". Here's his posting from Facebook:

Proud to be tapped to sit on Leader Boehner’s “Truth Squad” for tomorrow’s health care summit to fact-check misstatements from the Democrats.

I guess they figure that the best offense is a good defense since the repubs are the ones requiring the fact checking. I'm looking forward to tomorrows little get together!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday Catblogging ::

Mother cat with her 3 nine week old kittehs:

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tragedy At The University Of Alabama-Huntsville Campus ::

Looks like 3 dead and 3 injured from what I'm seeing on the news right now with the alleged shooter being a UAH faculty member who had been denied tenure.

One thing that disturbs me, other than the obvious, is why Liz Hurley saw fit to give air time at Huntsville Hospital to an alleged UAH student who had nothing to add to the story, but she advocated that students who had pistol carry permits be allowed to carry their weapons on campus. Surely only the delusional could see this as a solution to the problem of an act of violence!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A CNN Poll ::

Amazing that anyone thinks she is qualified for anything!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Still More Rain! ::

Coming down hard this morning and I'm beginning to despair of getting my yard projects done! I surely hope this spring is not as wet as 2009, but it's beginning to look that way.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Toyota Recall ::

I drive a 2004 Toyota Matrix and would not hesitate to buy another Toyota, but I'm curious about something. The recall of the Toyota vehicles is making huge news, but the Matrix is exactly the same car as the Pontiac Vibe, other than the body, so why is there no push to recall them? I suspect that at one of the Toyota suv models is also marketed as a Pontiac, but I'm not sure of that.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Interesting Drive Home ::

I was heading home this evening and was between Owens Crossroads and New Hope when I saw a hawk swooping over the road in front of me. It flew into the median, snagged a mouse, and took it's supper home.

I love nature!