It's Monday again, and despite the somewhat gloomy weekend, there are some things to look forward to today. To begin, despite his loss in South Carolina, John Edwards is fighting on in his quest for the Democratic nomination. This in from MSNBC:
COLUMBIA, SC -- For those who haven’t heard: John Edwards is not dropping out tonight.
Following a litany of people whose voices he said would be heard in his campaign, the South Carolina native said, "Finally, if you’re one of the millions of Americans who have yet to cast your vote in this democratic process, beginning on Feb. 5 and moving beyond, your voice will be heard and we will be there with you every single step of the way." “We get to continue running for president until we decide we’re not running for president."
Click here: Edwards fights on - First Read - msnbc.com
Then there is the State of the Union address by Der Dear Leader to look forward to tonight.
This in from Scarecrow at Firedoglake.com:
"Tonight George Bush will go before Congress to deliver the President’s annual State of the Union speech, one of the few Constitutional requirements Bush still follows. In his address he will continue the tradition of virtually all Presidents, declaring, perhaps with some evasive caveat, that the state of the union is good. It will be just another lie for the man whose administration has practiced unparalleled mendacity.
Today he will bully Congress to give up our 4th Amendment rights, as he has done relentlessly for seven years. This President has trashed the Constitution and made a mockery of his oath. He has ignored and humiliated the Congress, whose submissive behavior in the face of the Administration’s vast lawlessness has become a national embarrassment. He has turned the executive branch into an extension of a rapacious party, and so corrupted the administration of justice that Americans no longer have confidence that the rule of law will be honored at the highest levels of government. His judicial appointments, ratified by a foolish Congress, have saddled the nation with judges that will be barriers to equality, justice and fairness for decades.
Click here: Firedoglake - Firedoglake weblog » The State of Our Union (read on . . . )
And finally for now, watch for this to happen today. Dennis Kucinich, now former candidate, and perhaps the most clearly defined populist in these United States, will once more move to impeach. Despite Mother Nancy's scolding, Dennis will "party on" today. This comment in from CommonDreams.org:
Kucinich Starts New Impeachment Drive by David M. Herszenhorn
Representative Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio may get excluded from Democratic presidential debates, as he has been recently, but no one can deny him the floor in the House. And today Mr. Kucinich took to the floor to fire off his latest salvo at the Bush administration: his plans to introduce Articles of Impeachment against President Bush on Jan. 28 - the day of Mr. Bush’s State of the Union speech.
Accusing the administration of lying about the need for the war in Iraq, Mr. Kucinich said he did not need to hear the president’s assessment. “We know the State of the Union,” he declared. “It’s a lie.”
He also fired a volley at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California who has maintained that impeaching Mr. Bush is not on the table for Congressional Democrats. “If impeachment is off the table,” Mr. Kucinich said, “truth is off the table. If truth is off the table then this body is living a lie.”
Click here: Kucinich Starts New Impeachment Drive - CommonDreams.org
So, all in all it might just be a really good day. And the sun is shining in Mandeville.