Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Knollenberg to appear at Rochester College

Knollenberg is appearing at a Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce event on January 19 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m., and there is a protest against his stand on Iraq being organized to take place outside at 7:15 a.m. The college is located on Avon Road just east of Livernois.

The Rochester Eccentric will most likely be covering this event with a reporter and a photographer. Ten people would be a good showing.

If you can attend, please RSVP to 248-652-8781 (I have left the name of the person organizing this off).

Details of the event:

Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce
January 19, 2007

Legislative Update 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Rochester College (in the RAC Theatre)
800 W. Avon
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
No charge

Let's See What Joe Has Done For Us Lately. Oops. Looks Like He Hasn't Done Anything At All!

Glancing at Congressman Knollenberg's website today gives a fresh look at how he represents the District. He doesn't. Actually, he doesn't do much of anything.

The last report on his website is dated October 17, 2006. Apparently he has been hard at work for the last 10 weeks doing nothing at all.

Then there is his list of speeches. Why look, he hasn't given a speech since March 2, 2005. Nearly 2 years ago. At least we know he isn't out giving speeches. And we know for sure he isn't out talking to his constitutents. The last time any of us saw him it was his picture on a milk carton.

There isn't anything on his website regarding a plan to succeed in Iraq. He did state that "Despite an unrelenting drumbeat of negative news, Iraqis and coalition forces make substantial progress in freedom, safety, health, and development."

Gosh, apparently if it wasn't for the press reporting negative things we wouldn't be losing in Iraq. Of course, it is also the Pentagon and the National Intelligence Agencies that are reporting that the place is going to hell. Apparently we are just not supposed to look behind that curtain.

There isn't anything on his website regarding his plan to help Michigan's auto industry.

There isn't anything on his website regarding the threat of global warming. Oh wait. There is something. Oh look, he supports global warming. He doesn't think it is a threat.

It is time now for the 110th Congress to start.
That means his vacation time is over and Joe Knollenberg can go back to sleep again.

Here is How To Track Joe Knollenberg's Voting Record in Congress

The Washington Post has compiled a helpful database of Congressional votes.

This page lists the key votes and how Congressman Knollenberg voted.

The WP keeps this site up to date so it will be useful for tracking Knollenberg's votes. Of course, it may just be easier to know what President Bush wants because Knollenberg has pretty much voted exactly as he has been told to do by President Bush.

In fact, the WP lists 17 "key" votes -- votes on major bills and resolutions and of those 17, Knollenberg only strayed away from his party vote on 1 bill. On one other Bill he failed to vote. So ignoring the one in which he failed to vote, his record on those other 16 key bills is that he votes the Party Line 93.75% of the time.

We'll follow up here with some helpful statistics and some discussion on his key votes. Stay tuned.