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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

And the Oscar goes to...

Dianne Feinstein for her leading role in the Supreme Court nomination hearings on John Roberts. Feinstein (D - California) played the part of "over-the-top, concerned person of the common people" by asking the tough questions, or perhaps maybe they were not really questions, but self-praising anecdotes about herself. George Will of the Washington Post certainly thinks so in his Op/Ed piece:

Now, some people might think that detachment is a good thing in a judge -- that it might be the virtue called judiciousness. Never mind. Feinstein's real worry is, she said, Roberts's failure to explain how he planned to be "in touch" with "the problems real people have out there." She was dismayed by the inadequacy of his discussion of "the importance of reaching out to communities that he normally would not be in contact with, and spending time to understand the problems that average people face, in my communities of Hunters Point, of East L.A., of some of the agriculture areas of our state." ...

Feinstein should have been more fluent because she was talking, as senators are wont to do, about . . . herself. Some of her "questions" to Roberts were a familiar form of preening, of moral exhibitionism. They were an example of how liberals compete, mostly among themselves, in the sensitivity sweepstakes. She might as well have simply said: Look here, Roberts, are you or are you not in my league as a world-class reacher-outer to, and a stayer-in-touch with, plain people?

Cue the violin.

Will does a great job in this article highlighting the liberal's false "cause for the common man" - check out his full article.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Not This Guy Again

John Kerry is many things...President is not one of them. However, Kerry is still bitter about the Presidential election of 2004, in which he made more bungles than Enron execs in an Accounting class.

In fact, Kerry might still be thinking about another run at President in '08! Don't believe me? Kerry insists on still taking shots at the current administration - lambasting the President and everyone within his administration - while sitting on the sidelines.

His latest comments on his website slammed the President including an email to supporters with a fundraising appeal:

“Michael Brown… is to Katrina what Paul Bremer is to peace in Iraq; what George
Tenet is to slam-dunk intelligence; what Paul Wolfowitz is to parades paved with
flowers in Baghdad; what Dick Cheney is to visionary energy policy; what Donald
Rumsfeld is to basic war planning; what Tom Delay [R-Texas] is to ethics; and
what George Bush is to ‘Mission Accomplished’ and ‘Wanted Dead or Alive.’”

The response from the RNC sums up the bickering coming from the mouth of John Kerry:

“John Kerry's attacks on President Bush's efforts to assist the victims and
rebuild the Gulf Coast don't come as a surprise. Armchair quarterbacking on
tough issues has never been a problem for Senator Kerry. The American people
have pulled together during a difficult time and Democrats’ efforts to
politicize this tragedy are unsavory at best.”

Please, John, everyone has had enough of you - just ask your campaign staff who ultimately scoff at the notion that you'd try another unsuccessful run for President again. If you can't beat a guy who had many knocks against him in '04, what makes you think you can beat a potentially stronger candidate in '08?? Why don't you report for duty some place else, like the Senate floor?

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Angry Left's Hardest Decision...

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Thursday, July 28, 2005

For Your Health

Hot off the press...finally someone has stepped forward and introduced legislation that will curb ridiculous medical malpractice suits. Wisconsin's own Rep. Mark Green (R-Green Bay) spoke on the floor to show his support for the "HEALTH Act". Green had the following to say about the matter:

“Mr. Speaker, it all boils down to this: we cannot get a handle on health care costs unless we first get a handle on the least productive part of health care costs. Excessive liability costs are unproductive. They don’t increase the quality of care, they don’t increase the accessibility of care, and they certainly don’t increase the affordability of care. Here’s what excessive liability costs do do: they drive up insurance costs for doctors, the drive physicians out of high-risk specialties and fields, and they drive them out of high-cost areas. In some cases they drive them out of practice altogether, and in those cases we all lose. The great thing about the bill before us is that we know it will work. It’s not speculative. We know it works. We know that reforms which permit injured parties to recover every last dollar of economic damages, but place a modest cap on non-economic damages – loss of society, loss of companionship – we know these reforms can help solve the medical liability crisis. It worked in California, it once worked in Wisconsin, and it can work all across America if we pass the HEALTH Act. If we defeat this motion to recommit we can solve the medical liability crisis. This is what we must do.”

The “HEALTH Act” passed the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Dean Said What?!

Somebody from the Democratic party needs to put the gag on Howard Dean quickly before he single-handedly destroys the struggling party. After coming under much criticism in recent days for wild comments about Republicans, Dean seems to care even less with his latest comments. It's actually quite amusing to hear this guy just let loose and not even attempt to think before he speaks. Don't believe me? Here's some of the latest:

"[Republicans are] a pretty monolithic party. They all behave the same. They
all look the same. It's pretty much a white Christian party."

Or how about this one:

"The Republicans are not very friendly to different kinds of people. We're
more welcoming to different folks, because that's the type of people we are."

The guy is priceless. I almost feel sorry for the Democrats who are sitting back in shock at each flamboyant statement that rolls off the man's tongue. Hey, whatever happened to that thing about being an "open-minded" liberal?

Monday, May 30, 2005

Let the President Finish His Term

Political extremists rarely think clearly. In fact, their blind hatred of a certain ideology or person clouds and distorts their views, causing them to be hypocritical at the very least. I find this to be true among the Bush-haters. Now, I'm not talking about those who dislike Bush and his policies and want someone else in office. Rather, I'm speaking of the lunatics who in their seething hatred of the man would cheer at his assassination - and even will for it to happen. Believe me, they are out there. Yet, if these people took a step back and realized the results of their wishes, they might refrain and redirect their position and let Mr. Bush finish his term. Even then, I doubt that they'd change their minds. Extremists just don't think! However, an article written by a level-headed liberal (yes, they are out there - although hard to find) produced 10 reasons not to kill Bush.

So, click on the link. Read the article. One good point: it is mind-boggling to "understand the logical contortions some people must go through to be anti-death penalty yet pro-assassination." Also, all across college campuses it seems that most students are liberals although they don't know why. Hey, being "liberal" is the cool thing to do; yet, a talk with one of these "cool liberals" often produces a confusion - Does this kid really even know why he's liberal? In most cases the answer is no. Most American students' knowledge of our political system comes from late night television and the Daily Show. Is it any wonder, then, that an ignorant American can call for the assassination of their own leader? I digress...

Friday, May 13, 2005

It's Not All Negative...

Each day the American public hears more bad news about the War in Iraq. It can become easy to get caught up in all the publicity that portrays Iraq as a pool of chaos. However, with all the MSM covering the stories of death and terror, successes are often overlooked and thrown to the wayside.

Iraq is seeing victories daily, so why not put that side-by-side with the setbacks? If the MSM refuses to report it, then it's our responsibility to acknowledge these achievements. Here are just a few of the stories that never found it to the frontpages in just the month of April alone:

April 3rd: Iraq and Kuwait move to end the longstanding border dispute that led to the Persian Gulf war, establishing a joint commission to decide on the best way to administer the Rumaila oil field.

April 10th: Iraqi security forces announce the capture of Ibrahim Sabawi, a nephew of Saddam Hussein, suspected of playing a major part in financing the insurgency.

April 16th: Ministry of Health announces completed construction of two hospitals in the poorest areas of Baghdad.

April 19th: Educational television channel begins broadcasting again for millions of Iraqi students. The channel had been closed down in 1993 after Uday Hussein confiscated its equipment for his private TV channel.

April 23rd: Two major Sunni political parties that had boycotted January's election, the Iraqi Sunni Accord and the Iraqi Islamic Party, announce they will take part in future votes.

April 29th: Education Department announces it has finished renovating 49 schools and building 22 others in Baghdad's Sadr City slum.

This is just a small selection of the daily achievements in April alone that the Iraqi people are seeing in their unprecedented road to democracy. While I do realize that there is a long way to go and that insurgent attacks should not be downplayed, it is necessary to present the good along with the bad. After all, wouldn't you get tired of hearing bad news all the time?