Frist Goes For Pork....Despite Promises!
Senator Bill Frist (R-I don't see no stinkin pork) has joined with many others to defeat an attempt to kill Senator Lott's "Railroad to Nowhere". 49-48
The Bear has the story at "Porkbusters"
The GOP is insisting on losing the November elections. They promise a reigning in of the pork spending, and then support the biggest boondoggle since the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere".
Professor Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, has taken the position that the GOP defeat is on:"REPUBLICANS ARE SAGGING IN THE POLLS: Maybe, in part, it's because Harry Reid is doing better than Bill Frist in fighting pork?
Here's the kind of response that's getting from former GOP supporters: "Okay, real conservatives, Republicans, and libertarians, stay home. Just...stay home in 2006. Or - what the hell - vote for a Democrat. We have to wake up the Stupid Party, before it completely merges itself into the Republicrat Statist Party."
I think that a GOP disaster is now officially looming. "
Kiddies, it is time for a real SLAPDOWN of the GOP......hopefully to get their attention. Hopefully the slapdown in November will not give such a mandate to the equally-clueless Dems as to rock the entire process and gain us unwanted taxes as a panacea to cure all ills.
I am disgusted to find the GOP so either without a shred of ability to read the public, or simply so stubborn as to go running about Washington screaming the magnificent call of the gulls from "Nemo"......"Mine-mine-mine-mine"
"Hot Air" is GOOD! - Thanks Michelle....
If you have not yet caught Michelle Malkin's 'Hot Air" then you have a joy in place for your viewing pleasure!
Check it out with Michelle's wonderful expose! on the Demo who could....and DID, apparently!
Don't you just love it?
Senate $ For Border Control!
The AP's Andrew Taylor is reporting the Senate, on a motion by GOP Senator Judd Gregg, NH, voted nearly 2 billion dollars from the current emergency spending bill for Iraq be reassigned to the Mexican/US Border for planes, new border patrol agents, fences, etc.
Some backbone from Senators who are hearing the public!
Read the AP story here.
Now, stick to your guns folks!
Rove "Reassigned" - Yeah, sure!
This is the joke of the MSM's coverage of the "WH shakeup", as they term it.
Some mystical signal of the MSM seems to indicate that the Rove movement which "removes him from policy decisions" is going to make a difference!
The MSM is So-o-o-o easily misled....
Rove will continue to direct the campaign of misleading the MSM and their minions (read: Liberal Extremists!) and he will do so now from a position of complete separation from responsibility.
Bush is not the dummy presented by the MSM and the left.....
He is wily like a Fox!.....
"Kill us, But You Don't Enslave Us!"
A death in Iraq. A peaceful man. A Man of medicine. A family member of Mohammed at Iraq The Model....
This Iraqi family demonstrates its dedication to the Democracy we are helping them create, even as his family faces this adversity.
You should read the entry to gain inspiration.
You should reflect on the posts contents to know why we can NEVER abandon our quest for democracy in this country!
Self Defense! - What a magnificent excuse!
The Hamas folk are now claiming that the terrorist suicide/bombing of a "falafel house" restaurant (think IHOP) was "self defense".....
Against WHAT? - Bad cooking?
These folks are citizens, not soldiers. They are people like you and me, people bent upon achieving an income, not finding some way to bomb Hamas' house!
Just how far will our own "politically correct" liberals carry these terrorists before they abandon them? Will they EVER?
(I believe I am going to be sick!)
You Don't Have My Vote Either, GOP!
Almost always a given, my vote in 2006 for the GOP is far from that. The plans, the promises, the desires of the base have not been fulfilled, despite a supposed majority vote which was given in 2000, 2002 & 2004.
G M Roper said it quite well today:"When we put you in office, you had high ideals. You seemed to be committed to the idea of fiscal restraint. Instead, you have spent like a tax-and-spender (usually called Democrats) except in your case; it's been a cut tax but spend anyway. Our President Bush has not had the guts or the wisdom to veto some of those profligate spending bills, even when it was obvious he should have done so. Trent Lott the former Majority Leader of the Senate recently stated that he was tired of hearing from the "so called porkbusters." He is also on record as having said "“The way I do it is, I fold them into bills where you can’t find it,” Lott said. “I’ve been around here long enough to know how to bury it.” Is that what you think we elected you for?"Judicial appointments; Illegal immigration; the list goes on for me beyond Roper's items....
Roper sums his feelings of independence up this way:You have failed miserably at reforming the way government works. And, I'm not sure you even think we have noticed. You are going blithely about your business as though we were too stupid not to notice. Well, you are wrong. Further, you are wrong on so many counts. We expect good government and we are not getting it with you in charge. If we wanted all this scandal, spending like there is no tomorrow etc., we would have kept the Democrats in place in '94. But, we wanted change. You started off right but quickly lost your way.
So, I'm putting you on notice. You will have to EARN my vote this year, and you have damn little time to do it. You need to clean up your act and you need to start now. Not next week, not next month, not next year. Now!
Remember, I don't need you, I can get some Democrats to do the same thing you are doing (and probably increase my taxes too.) But you need me in a most desperate way. You need my vote!AMEN!
Roper's entire piece is here!
Are there any GOP leaders listening? Doubt it. They are busy finding ways to NOT solve the problems of immigration, judicial appointees, et al. How sad! Perhaps time to pay the piper?
Just why is it that the Iranians are seeming to offer a new "force" daily, which would provide them shelter.....and, why is it they are also providing us with the "magnificent" ideas of their weapons, almost on a daily basis????
Could it be they are trying to justify a "strike" by Isreal, or the US to make the plan complete???
Are they, indeed, just offering an opportunity to explode into a response???
Could they be playing the US of A and trying to make us the villians in any future events????
Maybe, but they also could be close to a Nuclear arms availability....and then WHAT DO WE DO????
Global Warming Is CURED!!!!!
Thanks to all the Kyoto par-tic-i-pants....thanks to all the yellers and screamers (principally Mr. Algore of the USA) for their wonderful outbursts which have apparently cured the problem.....Go You Guys!!!!!
Man, that was simple.....
Just check it out here, and read and read!!!
Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?????
(Why does that sound familiar?)
Har-Har-Har.......My God, but that is TOO funny!!!!!
First, there MUST Be A Wall!
Charles Krauthammer has exactly my point of view, and it is far from any current proposal by the Congress.....Read it all and see if you agree!
I, for one, do not find any practical method of 1) sending all 11 million illegals back home, or, 2) finding any workable method of determining who-got-here-when as in the "three levels" in the proposed Senate bill.
Therefore we must stop the inflow (just build the damn wall stupid!) and then deal with the illegals already here, most likely by some form of assimilation including language change and eventual residency.
I do not see any clear, quick solution, but still feel that our GOP leadership has once again snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and then expected that their conservative supporters would accept it as gospel. This GOP leadership is anything but! November is looming large and the facts coming forward in terms of action, or lack thereof, indicate the GOP is managing to dribble away their lead.
Priority Missing In Iraq Stories!
OK, I am mad. I guess I have been for more than two years. When was the last time you heard a story from Iraq by any Old Media folks, including FOX, in which there is detailed something in the country other than mayhem, bombings, killings, et al?
Now the headlines are a different story. They include some good things....its just that they get "ranked" a bit lower than dirt.
FOX web headline today....."Shiite Shrines Blast Kills 10; Terror Suspect Nabbed"
Sounds right does it not?
However, when one reads the entire thing you find the "terror suspect" is in fact none other than Mohammed Hila Hammad Obeidi, also known as Abu Ayman, is...among other things...the man responsible for the kidnapping of Italian journalist Guiliana Sgrena; was an aide to the chief of staff of intelligence under Saddam Hussein; and, is reported to be high up the pole as a leader under the notorious Zarqawi.
While I'd never demean the loss of 10 people killed in a blast....Is not the capture of one of the primary cogs in Zarqawi's machine a major story on its own? Abu Ayman's assistant, Syrian-born Abu Qatada, was captured last year and reportedly produced a basket full of info about Zarqawi and company which led to many arrests and a weakening of the terrorist group. Do you not feel that perhaps Abu Ayman may prove to be a treasure trove?
To FOX he is a "suspected terrorist". How nice!
A Scary Look at The Future???
Novelist Dan Simmons has a long, but must-read piece on an encounter with a man from the future who returns to expose the future.....
Read it all and see if your stomach lurches a bit! It is Here!
ht: Charles at Little Green Footballs
Maybe we do have way too much liberal attitude and way too little attack symdrome.
Senator "Pork-A-Lot" Lott is getting "Damn Tired of Hearing From Them!"
Yeppers, folks.....the good Senator is really tired of having someone challenge "his" pork....
What an interesting concept. Instapundit has the full regurgitation and you should read it!
Obviously, he feels that some contingent of the public will agree with him.....or perhaps he has his head so far stuck up.....well you get the idea....
Voters do not count.......
Responsibility is to the folks asking for $.......
There is NO pork that is not proper.......
Go Lott, make yourself completely out-of-touch with reality.
Damn but he has them BIG you-know-whats!
DukeUPDATE: Well, as much as I love the Instapundit's take, Capt. Ed (Michael) at Captain's Quarters has more...and you need to read it here!
Can we Win the "Long War?"
Stephen Green issues a quite good analysis on the topic in this piece.
He gives a well-constructed one-paragraph synopsis...."If we’re going to win a long, ideological war, we need our primary schools to our children what patriotism is - and for the most part, they don’t. We need our college professors to give our best and brightest the intellectual ammunition to confront our destroyers – and for the most part, they don’t. We need our public thinkers to defend our laws and our way of life against foreign aggression – and for the most part, they don’t. We need our entertainers to choose the home team – and for the most part, they don’t. We need our politicians to show the backbone of Churchill, but for the most part, they don’t. And we need our military to understand, embrace, and put everything on the line for their country."
Chilling to consider, and unfortunately too true! We may just "politically correct" ourselves out of a country.......Our Own!
Headlines are "Cute!" - Trends Tell the Tale!
At StrategyPage the real Iraqi story, complete with warts is told here.
Distillation: Get your political act together or nobody gets anything!
Yep, it is something that riles me to the nth degree.....The "illegals" are demanding that they not be treated as criminals...despite the fact they are....
Capt Ed at Captain's Quarters has a fine piece on this for your reading pleasure.
Time to call this by what it is......ABSURD!