Jan 4, 2007

Girl Power..!

34 Comments:

Blogger calamityjane said...

I love it. Maybe our song should be, "I got the Power". Yeah, baby.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Girl Power...I love it!!!

I'm very proud of Nancy for breaking through the marble ceiling today. It's about time this moment came, after 200 years of male Speakers of the House. As a woman, I did get choked up witnessing this historic moment.

I found time to listen to Pelosi's speech. It was very good. And it gave me hope that she will lead for the people. I think she will be all over the WH on the Iraq War...which will be great for the country and our troops.

Women Rule!!!

Fitzie...Good luck to you & your team in the coming Libby trial. I will keep all of you in my prayers for great success. Thank you for your dedication and hard work!

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the background mural painting of Rosa Parks behind Nancy Pelosi. Parks' decision and choice that she made in 1955 certainly reflects today: Ms. Parks standing up for what she believed in and break down those barriers. And that is what this country has to do to take back our country and remove the Gerbil. The right of equality was hard to obtain in the year 1955 but the right for equality and freedom are being chipped away from the President in 2007.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Hi guys
If a woman can raise a son to be President then she's wise enough to be one. Yes Nancy Pelosi has made history but woman have been behind the scenes helping their husband become the leaders we see today. We just said good by to President Ford while we so quickly forget the large part Betty played in keeping him strong and focused. I remember the stories about Jackie Robertson crossing the color yet Jackie was more concerned about winning. We make landmark history in America all the time some good some bad. Let's pray that Pelosi and the 110th Congress can ease the blow of the damage and pain of the worse scandal in our history yes the Bush Administration.
Thanks SPB about the information of the two elected officials who allowed Americans who didn't know the history of our great country. Yes our wise leaders were educated and were not just giving lip service to Democracy but doing it. Maybe some of our elected officials can learn from these two young men and do the same.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

I thought everyone would enjoy that mural. :)

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Girl power is finally in style-since 'boy power' hasn't done so well-present company excluded hehe
Got a nice pic of obama today
;-)

going to check out the press club impeachment event later-should prove interesting-mcgovern and cindy s will be there

t-pda

3:00 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/
newscontent.php3?artid=13493

Jewish leaders were scrambling this week to figure out how they would be affected by Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s executive order banning junkets for executive branch officials sponsored by outside groups.

Spitzer on Monday banned members of his administration from accepting any gift — including support-building missions to Israel — that might permit the inference of being intended “to influence the individual in the performance of official business.”

The new Congress should take a lesson from Spitzer.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen Jackie.

Behind every strong man is strong woman that is the backbone of that strong man. Gerald Ford got Betty and Nancy Pelosi got Paul. And notice that I didn't mention the Gerbil and Laura?

And I agree with Jackie about two young officials sworn into their position. We all can learn both of them.

The mural was very appropriate for Pelosi to give her speech.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GIRL POWER!

GO NANCY!! :) :)

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Fielda said...

WOMEN RULE? Got 'er did!
AHHH....... such "Ruthless People!"

(Now, tuck in that shirt, straighten up that tie. Mind your manners, and be sure to always wear clean underwear.)

"The hand that rocks the cradle, rocks the Nation."

3:14 PM  
Blogger c said...

This indeed is a great day for women everywhere.
It is also a great day for America as we head in a new direction with oversight of the President and Vice-President. They have not only used their positions to bypass rules and regulations on bidding to benefit their friends, but have eroded our constitution for personal power. They need to remember this country is owned by the citizen's and we have final say. I am very glad one of the first items addressed is to be cleaning up corruption.

Like CC, I keep you and your staff in my prayers about the upcoming Libby trial and other cases. The leak is just another example of abuse and corruption within the executive branch. Go get em, Fitz!!!!!

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nancy Pelosi's speech was very impressive! It's refreshing to hear an intelligent woman express her desire to lead America into a new era and new direction! :D

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Btw...If ever there was a woman that I would like to work with...it would be Nancy Pelosi! I admire her courage, strength, and intelligence!

She has a huge job to lead this Congress in these difficult times!!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Mrs. X said...

I agree with Mr. Biloxi. Women are the backbone of that strong man. Let's not forget: John Adams and Abigail Adams and Teddy and Eleanor Roosevelt. This is a historical moment for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House as well as for all women. All things are possible for those who believe. Ms. Pelosi broke the barriers for women in 2007. Who else is next?

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz:

I love the photo that you chose for this! :)


Hmm...speaking of funny word verifications...

eesqj sq is in there! LOL!

3:33 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Women are naturally great healers. I am confident we will see some of that in the new Congress. I am feeling proud of our country again because I can see what it can be again, instead of what it has been. I will be praying for guidance, courage and strength for the new Congress. They are going to have to take some bold steps if we are going to restore this nation. I'll be busy in a new girl power role of my own, but I'll be emailing my Madam Speaker thoughts when I can.

3:36 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

I sure hope you all are right about Nancy Pelosi. She has always been a great go-getter and a serious do-gooder. She was always one of my favorites. A very respectable lady. That's why I think I have been so disappointed with her since the Speaker nomination started to take place. (thus my very upset post earlier)

If you have ever watched Ms. Pelosi on the floor, which I am sure many of you have, she is a Wonder Woman; never backs down to intimidation, speaks her mind and the truth. Isn't afraid to stand up for all of our rights. That is true patriotism and she really uses, as Mr. Fitz put it, her Girl Power.

What threw me for a loop, and began to despoil the image I had of her was first when she decided to back Murtha for Speaker. Then her support for Mollohan and Hastings. Why??

She had no problems unseating Jefferson from the Ways and Means Committee. Her strategy of ethical reform was the reason she was elected Speaker. Her main goal is to 'clean house' as she put it, yet recently she hangs with and endorses 'unethical' people. I just don't get it.

I can understand reaching accross the aisle and working with the other side - no problems there. But if "ethics" is your main goal, please tell me how you can take impeachment off the table? And how can you support someone like Murtha? It seems so backward.

Just my thoughts. I'm sure I may be the only one who feels this way here.

3:38 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

p.s. McConnell to Replace Negroponte as National Intelligence Director

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you Mrs. X. Thanks for pointing out Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt. Both were strong women.

Ms. Pelosi does have a differcult task as Speaker of the House. But, I wish the naysayers in the media and some of the pompous ass officials need to quit harping on Ms. Pelosi's differculties being the Speaker of the House. The media said nothing about Hastert who didn't do squat in his position as Speaker of the House. The bottomline is that Ms. Pelosi bitchslapped the FDR mentality GOP and WH in the face with her strength and speaking out. And I think the issue is because she is a woman. They need to get over it and quit bitching about it. Pelosi has a lot to clean up. But we all looking at her to do the task and not her gender. If Pelosi didn't get the position, Hastert still have the same task to clean up the same sh*t too!!! You think??

3:50 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

SPB,
I agree. Hastert didn't have the guts Pelosi has or the desire to change anything. If he did, it didn't show. Let's hope she has the tubos to follow through and get things done even when her colleagues are trying to take the path of least resistance instead of the one that is best for the people.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:


PRES. BUSH TO NOMINATE ADM. WILLIAM J. FALLON TO REPLACE GEN. JOHN ABIZAID AT CENTRAL COMMAND; DAVID PETRAEUS FOR GEN. GEORGE CASEY IN IRAQ, ABC NEWS HAS LEARNED

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting about spitzer...;-)
hanging out at the park until the next event begins-beautiful day-a squirral just climbed on a ladies lap-they must get goofy living across the street from dubya heehee

t-pda

4:11 PM  
Anonymous fussbudget said...

Mrs. X, I just can't help myself... it was FRANKLIN and Eleanor Roosevelt, not Teddy! (I don't call myself Fussbudget for nothin'.)

... but you're sbsolutely right, she was brilliant!

4:29 PM  
Blogger Mrs. X said...

Right you are, Fussbudget. My mistake. Maybe I had NY on my mind since Teddy was a NY governor. I got caught up in the welcoming of Eliot Spitzer as the new governor. Let me add Teddy Roosevelt was a strong individual too (as well as Franklin).

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody wants to know why the bad lady Miers resigned? Here is the answer from our favorite WH Press Secretary, Snowblind:

Asked why she [Miers] was leaving, Snow said: "Basically, she has been here six years."

And there you go folks. Works for me.

*lol*

4:47 PM  
Anonymous fussbudget said...

Mrs. X,
good luck with your new governor. I'm a Chicagoan so the idea of a bunch of clean, reform-minded officials taking oaths of office seems like a fantasy.

:-)

5:00 PM  
Anonymous raid for evildoers said...

The entire city of roaches called corrupted officials of Chicago need to exterminated in one clean swoop. It would be a fantasy to say that all elected officials in all states are the most perfect individuals since swiss cheese.

5:10 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Interesting....I'm listening to Senator Mary Landreiu and Senator Olympia Snow on NPR. They have formed a coalition of moderates to
move legislation through that will benefit Americans. Way to go, ladies!

Both Republican and Democrat appear to be very happy about a female Speaker.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sums it up real well:

Ellison's mother, Clida Ellison, said in an interview that she thought the controversy was good, "because many people in America are going to learn what the diversity of America is all about."

She described herself as a practicing Roman Catholic.

"I go to Mass every day," she said.


Ms. Ellison seems to not have a problem with her own son being sworn in with a Koran.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

I thought everyone would enjoy that mural. :)



Yes, indeed ...

Go Rosa Parks!

:-)


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7:50 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Patrick posted today.... sigh.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Contessa37 said...

It is great that Ms. Pelosi who like myself is an Italian American from Baltimore has made history with the Italian American community, however I don't wish her ill. I don't think she will not accomplish very much.

She is already shutting out Republicans and she claims that she wants to be bipartisan give me a break.

John Boehner was a class act yesterday.

Just because Ms. Pelosi is a woman it doesn't mean anything really.

I bet if Ms. Pelosi was a conservative Republican she wouldn't get all of this attention. She would have been reviled by the media. Double standard.

I didn't like how she treated Steny Hoyer. If I had a choice I rather have him over Murtha anyday. He is somewhat conservative compare to most Democrats.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Geezer!

Makes a person wonder how many others on the Supreme Court are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol...doesn't it? Hmmm...perhaps random drug and alcohol testing should be a requirement to hold any office!

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops! I posted this on the wrong thread and I can't delete it! LOL

6:07 PM  

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