Thursday, May 10, 2007
"'Democrat John Edwards said Tuesday that he worked for a hedge fund between presidential campaigns to learn about financial markets and their relationship to poverty,' the Associated Press reports. You almost have to admire someone who says something so patently untrue and is so brazen about it..."
"Trimming The Hedges," May 9, 2007
Talking pointDemocrat (and major beanbrain) Jim Moran is used as an authority on Republican impatience, or lack thereof.
"If we don't see a light at the end of the tunnel, September is going to be a very bleak month for this administration."
-- Virginia's Democratic Rep. James Moran Jr., discussing the growing impatience among Republicans over the lack of progress in Iraq. (link)
Now there's a powerful argument.
Which party he'll represent isn't made clear:
Sen. Warner leans toward running againIt speaks volumes that this story emanates from Washington. That, after all, is where Warner's favored constituency resides.
By Dale Eisman, The Roanoke Times
Washington -- Even as his chief of staff prepared to take a job in private industry, U.S. Sen. John Warner edged closer Tuesday to a bid for a sixth term next year.
He has not made a decision and won't until late summer, the Republican told reporters, but "I'm very interested in staying." (link)
As for those of us back here in
I hope the man reconsiders. There are some great Republicans here who can represent the commonwealth well and make us all proud.
Tell it to the tens of thousands who have been murdered. Tell it to the hundreds of thousands who have fled the city in terror. Tell it to the million who cower in their homes in fear.
Could have been much worse. It can't get worse.
Two stories this morning highlight the fact that New York City harbors the most hate-filled and intolerant people in America.
First, there's this:
Romney Rips 'Bigoted' Al
By Ian Bishop, The New York Post
May 10, 2007 -- Washington - GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney yesterday slapped the Rev. Al Sharpton for making "a bigoted comment" about his Mormon faith.
During a debate Monday, Sharpton said of Romney, "as for the one Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyways, so don't worry about that - that's a temporary situation."
Romney said: "It shows that bigotry still exists in some corners. It was a most unfortunate comment to make." (link)
Racial Pol Fight Hits The Streets
By Frankie Edozien, The New York Post
May 10, 2007 -- Several black city lawmakers yesterday accused their white colleagues of telling African Americans whom they can honor as the battle over naming a street for the late controversial activist Sonny Carson hit the City Council floor.
"How does it look to this city . . . that the three white male members of the City Council . . . tell an entire black community no, and then say it's not racial?" said Councilman Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn). (link)
Barron and Sharpton are both the worst kind of bigot, the kind who will climb aboard a bus bound for Corinth, Mississippi to stage a protest there against hate ... and spew hate-filled invective the whole way down and back.
And one of them was a Democratic candidate for president.
Remind me to put New York City on my list of places to visit.
Kansas: The Real Shame
... tornadoes happen in Kansas - if you doubt it, rent "The Wizard of Oz."
So it would be reasonable for Kansans to expect their state government to be prepared for such an event.
Instead, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has been complaining for years of a "looming crisis" traceable to the fact that a lot of Kansas National Guard heavy equipment had been deployed to Iraq.
Complaining is always easier than discharging the responsibilities of office. (link)
There's a lesson to be learned here. Beware of governors named Kathleen.
And I think that may be a good thing.
Here's the first sentence of a movie review ("Georgia Rule") by Reed Tucker in this morning's New York Post:
"Even in America, where the definition of a 'star' has now been stretched far enough to include someone who poops herself on 'Flavor of Love,' Lindsay Lohan is pushing it."
I don't even want to know ...
Rudy Giuliani has decided he can win the presidency by wooing the Democrat vote in the Republican primaries.
Now I'm not all that bright but ...
Giuliani to Support Abortion RightsWho's this guy's campaign strategist? Paris Hilton? Cindy Sheehan? Al Sharpton? Screamin' Howie?
By Adam Nagourney and Marc Santora, The New York Times
After months of conflicting signals on abortion, Rudolph W. Giuliani is planning to offer a forthright affirmation of his support for abortion rights in public forums, television appearances and interviews in the coming days, despite the potential for bad consequences among some conservative voters already wary of his views, aides said yesterday.
At the same time, Mr. Giuliani’s campaign — seeking to accomplish the unusual task of persuading Republicans to nominate an abortion rights supporter — is eyeing a path to the nomination that would try to de-emphasize the early states in which abortion opponents wield a great deal of influence. Instead ... (link)
To: Osama bin Ladin
Via: The New York Times
Date: May 10, 2007
Moderates in G.O.P. Warn Bush on IraqHold out till fall, Osama. It'll all be handed to you then.
By Carl Hulse and Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times
Washington, May 9 — Moderate Republicans gave President Bush a blunt warning on his Iraq policy at a private White House meeting this week, telling the president that conditions needed to improve markedly by fall or more Republicans would desert him on the war.
The White House session demonstrated the grave unease many Republicans are feeling about the war, even as they ... (link)
Or, as the Washington Times puts it, "War debate cited as aiding al Qaeda"
Michael Moore Faces U.S. Treasury ProbeSo it's off to the slammer for the Democrats' favorite mouthpiece. Don't you fellas hurt him. Too much.
By David Germain, Associated Press
Los Angeles - Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore is under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department for taking ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers to Cuba for a segment in his upcoming health-care documentary "Sicko," The Associated Press has learned.
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control notified Moore in a letter dated May 2 that it was conducting a civil investigation for possible violations of the U.S. trade embargo restricting travel to Cuba. (link)