National Finals Tour
riding his favorite cutting pony "High Numbers."
This will be the farewell tour of the circuit for two time all around National Champion, George W. Bush who is way behind in the points race going into the finals and looks as though he is in for the ride of his life as he struggles to stay on "Evil Doer."
by Carrie Behrends
In the chute he is standing, ready in place,
With a look of hate in his eyes and across his face.
I straddle myself, my legs far apart,
And all I can hear is the sound of my heart.
Glove on tight; I’m all psyched out,
And in my mind I carry no doubt.
Bells under his belly, rope wrapped tight,
I know now that he’s ready to fight.
He stares at me as I pull my knees in,
And we both know only one of us will win.
I slide as forward as I can,
And suddenly its beast against man.
There is no time to think anymore,
Except about getting that perfect score.
One hand in the air and one on the rope,
My guts in knots and a lump in my throat.
My chin tucked in and my back up straight,
I’m looking good coming out of the gate.
My spurs aimed in, my toes pointed out,
I tighten my grip as he spins about.
And finally when that buzzer sounds,
I can’t wait for my feet to hit the ground.
There’s nothing like that rush inside,
When I know that I’ve won…
I’ve covered my ride.
Pelosi looked nice and calm as she was lead into the shoot, but we know from experience that this ol' girl has still got a lot of buck left in her and her eyes are beginning to roll and her nostrils are flaring.
According to the Roll Call article, Nancy Pelosi has thrown her support behind John Murtha for the Majority Leader position in the House.
It appears that when Ms Pelosi said last week that the Democrats would be "working with the President to solve Iraq," she meant one thing; Implementing Murtha's Redeployment Strategy,
The soft spoken, no veto cowboy from Crawford will have to show some real Texas grit if he hopes to ride "Iraq" to the buzzer. Will the 'ol Texan have the staying power to ride the bulls and the broncs to the Championship in the last go round? Or will he leave the National Finals in Washington like many a bruised, and busted-up old timer before him? Poorer and wiser.
Here's a brief look at some of the more "colorful" wranglers and ropers of the next Democratically controlled House and Senate.
Representative John Conyers, Jr. Michigan. Ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. Represents Dearbornistan: On the Issues
Conyers has masterminded House Resolution 288, which condemns “religious intolerance” but clearly singles out Islam as needing special protection from such criticism. It states that “it should never be official policy of the United States Government to disparage the Quran, Islam, or any religion in any way, shape, or form,” and “calls upon local, State, and Federal authorities to work to prevent bias-motivated crimes and acts against all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith.” The bill was referred to the House subcommittee on the Constitution in June 2005, but Conyers, as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, could rescue it from legislative oblivion.Representative John Dingell, Currently the longest serving member of Congress, elected to the house 25 times. At the start of each session, offers a bill providing for national health insurance system. On the Issues.
Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), On the Issues
In 1987, Leahy resigned from his position as Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee after an investigation into an alleged leak to a reporter regarding a non-classified draft report on the Committee's investigation into the Iran/Contra Scandal. Jay Nordlinger, wrote that he is the The ‘Nastiest’ Democrat
Representative John Murtha Generally votes anti-abortion, voted against drilling in ANWR, against new refineries and for implementing Kyoto. Rated A+ by NRA. Liberal on immigration issues. Considered to be a "Tax and Spend" Democrat.