Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Al Franken Won! (It's About Time!)

From the Huffington Post:

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state's long-running Senate race.

The high court rejected a legal challenge from Republican Norm Coleman, whose options for regaining the Senate seat are dwindling.

Justices said Franken is entitled to the election certificate he needs to assume office. With Franken and the usual backing of two independents, Democrats will have a big enough majority to overcome Republican filibusters.

Coleman hasn't ruled out seeking federal court intervention.

All Right! Democrats, in the Senate, and I'm looking at you, Blue Dogs, we won. Now begin to act like it. Be strong. Be brave. Do the right thing.

Note to Coleman: Give it up, Norm. You lost.


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  2. Anon, if you make up a name next time and don't engage in personal attacks, I MAY allow your comment to stay.

  3. Tonight I am having pasta with sausage, roasted red peppers, garlic, olive oil, butter, red pepper flakes, and lots of asiago cheese.

    Time for recipes?

  4. Thanks, Paul. He's gone. Nothing new there. Same old, same old. Reasonable dissent fine, but I don't want that kind of crap.

    Your recipe sounds yummy.

    We had zucchini, yellow squash, and tomatoes, all from the garden, cooked al dente in olive oil over linguine and - wait! - buffalo steak. I don't want the buffalo again soon. The other dish was delicious.

  5. We are now growing yellow squash, tomatoes, corn, and Anasazi beans(they are a dry pinto like bean, so they will be ready next year!). We have blossoms but no tomatoes, the squash is small but hardy, and the corn has tassels but no ears yet. It is Berkeley after all, so I just hope something matures in our weird weather.

    Also, Yay for Mr. Franken!

  6. Barack Hussein is a brother, so don't criticize. He might not have a birth certificate but at least he knows his father.

    I'm with him all the way! Up with Socialism!

  7. Anonymous, please make up a name and sign your comment next time.

  8. Actually, I have had nothing for supper. But it was a nice thought. (I could live off "the fat of the land" for a while, quite easily.)

  9. My meal was real, although the buffalo probably sounds made. Yours was a nice thought for me, too. I probably gained a few ounces just thinking about it.

  10. Thank you for thinking of us here in Minnesota, where we have had just one senator for too long.

    Though many people think of Minnesota as a really really blue state, I think it is more accurately purple. The MN Supreme Court accurately reflected fair judicial reasoning, not bias, as some REpublicans are saying.

    THe close election reflects the negative campaigning of both candidates.

    And finally, Norm Coleman conceded graciously.

  11. Diane, this drawn out affair has been frustrating to me, so I can only imagine what it was like for those of you in Minnesota.

    The key word in your last sentence is "finally".


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