Saturday, March 31, 2007

Sending Love to Tony Snow


The above video has one of my favorite Tony quotes of all time when he says this to Helen Thomas, "Well, thank you for the Hezbollah view...". Tony did an awesome job on Fox News Sunday, he was even better as a Talk Show Host and he completely rocks as the White House Press Secretary. He has given conservatives some very enjoyable cheering moments when he calmly took on both David Gregory and Helen Thomas without being rude or harsh.

Right now he is greatly missed and all of us need to send out our love to him. Go here to send Tony Get Well wishes. I sent him an email but I will also be finding a way to send him a card via snail mail as well. It will only help Tony's optimism in getting better to see how many people care.

Also, check out this awesome collection of links that Flopping Aces has on all of Tony's greatest hits.

I'm not normally a Cal Thomas fan but he has written a neat article about Tony. He talks of how Tony's faith deepened after his first cancer surgery. It is pretty inspiring. Thomas points out how appropriate it was for W to ask people to pray for Tony since Tony is a man of faith and prayer. No wonder I love him so much!!

Previously:
Praying For Tony Snow

Friday, March 30, 2007

LMC's The Anti-View


"'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."--Abraham Lincoln


Okay, I'm finally losing it when it comes to Rosie. Do you see how Elizabeth is looking at her like she's nuts? Its because she is. I really don't know how much longer Barbara Walters and ABC can allow Rosie to spew ignorance, irresponsible comments, conspiracy theories and blatant hatred toward others on her show.

The new show on Fox late at night called Red Eye brought up an excellent point. They are going to hold an intervention for Rosie to get her back on her meds. That sounds like the best plan to me.

People should be allowed to speak their minds but there needs to be some kind of fact check on someone like Rosie. The View is mostly supposed to be about fluff but when you are talking about crucial issues facing the U.S. you need to do your homework. It has gotten past ridiculous and her comments are just plain ignorant and irresponsible.

So I was thinking about this yesterday and I've decided I'm ready to throw my hat in the ring. I'm going to recruit Skye, Becky, RT, Monica, Mahndisa, Gayle, Anna and MamaPajamas and we'll have our own show which will be The Anti-View and we'll come up with a clever name. Each day we will have a token liberal on who we will only allow to speak a few sentences so as to make it comparable to how The View does it, in reverse.

So if you'd like to be a part of the team or you have a great name for us leave your suggestions in the comments' section.

If you would like to contact ABC to voice your complaints, go here.

P.S. I've got 2 posts up today so be sure to check out my one on Iran also.

P.S.S. When I googled conservative chic pictures to use for this post 2 of my own pictures from this blog turned up, very ironic!!

Iranian Hostage Situation Escalates


Toon Credit: Glenn McCoy

The situation in Iran continues to get worse. Why? As Rush points out its because Iran knows that no one is going to have the guts to do anything. Here is an excerpt of his comments from yesterday's show:
"The Iranians have guts. They just announced today, "Oh, guess what? We've changed our mind. We're not going to release the female prisoner that we've got, and what's anybody going to do about it?" They know nobody's going to do anything about it. They know the Brits aren't going to do anything about it, except officially condemn it via diplomatic channels. Yip yip, yahoo! You think that's going to excite or bother Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? The Iranians have a history of not releasing hostages until a president in this country is elected that they fear. In the last case, it would be of course Ronaldus Magnus.

NEWT'S SOLUTION

So nobody is going to do anything. Newt Gingrich had a good idea. He was on Hugh Hewitt's show out in California yesterday. He said, "Look, I'd do two things. First thing I'd do is I'd tell them under the radar -- behind the scenes, not publicly, I'd say -- 'You got 30 days. If you don't release them in 30 days, we're going to take out the lone refinery you have to make gasoline. You people want to live in the Seventh Century, we'll take care of it. You'll all be walking in another month.' Then after we do that, we'll put a naval blockade in there." This is what he thinks the Brits ought to be saying. "'We'll put a naval blockade out and we'll make sure that no gasoline gets into your country. We'll make sure that nobody can export anything to you, and after a month of this, you'll be walking, including your leadership.'"

That's what Newt is suggesting. Without fail. Without delay. He said that's not killing innocent civilians; that's not doing anything. It's just surgical strikes.
They have only one gasoline refinery. This is an oil powerhouse but they have to import their gasoline. We've talked about this before. Just wreck their economy in the process of this. It would be just wreck their economy. If you want to do this, guys, you Iranians, fine, but nobody's going to do anything. I say that now. The latest thing the Brits have done is gone to the UN and asked for a condemnation. Well, Snerdley just asked me, "When's the West going to realize that Iran is at war with us?"

Well, you must have forgotten the brilliance and the elocution that we heard yesterday from Senator Hagel. We are at war with Muslims. The "world's perception" is that we're at war with the Muslims. We're the ones that are abusing prisoners. We're the ones engaging in torture. By the way, the Iranians are violating all these Geneva Conventions out there. They can't put this woman in a burqa. They can't dress her up like that and so forth, but they're doing that in violation of the Geneva Conventions. Of course nobody in this country on the left or the Drive-By Media cares about any other nation's violation of any of these so-called agreements between nations, these Geneva Accords, Conventions, or what have you."

I love all the liberals whining to high heaven about Geneva Conventions and how the U.S. should follow them but no one says a word when Hitler Jr. of Iran completely violates them.

I know I shouldn't be shocked but I can't believe the fact that liberals are defending Iran in all of this.

The latest from Tony Blair:
"Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday that Britain would not negotiate over British sailors and marines held hostage by Iran. In an interview with ITV News, Blair again called for the unconditional return of the 15 Royal Navy personnel who were seized by Iranian authorities last week."

This is what the UN is doing (pathetic):
"Britain took its case to free its 15 sailors and marines held by Iran to the United Nations on Thursday, asking the Security Council to support a statement that would "deplore" Tehran's action and demand their immediate release.

But Security Council diplomats said the brief press statement circulated by Britain's U.N. Mission is likely to face problems from Russia and others because it says the Britons were "operating in Iraqi waters"—a point that Iran contests.

A press statement is the weakest action the Security Council can take, but the statement must be approved by all council members. Diplomats said Britain was also weighing a stronger presidential statement, which unlike a press statement, is read at a formal Security Council meeting and becomes part of its official record."

Previously:
Tony Blair Speaks Out Against Iran

Excellent posts on the situation:
Enough is Enough by Right Wing Rebel
Iran Violates Geneva Convention with British Naval Hostages by Mike
Iran's kidnapping drama continues... by Chas

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Senate Undermining Our Troops


Now that the Senate has sided with Al Qaeda also, I just have 2 things to say.

Chuck Hagel sucks!!

My awesome, Senator Kit Bond rocks!!
This is what he had to say after the ridiculous bill passed:
"I am disappointed that my Democratic colleagues have set the stage for a veto of this critical bill. Earlier this month the Senate voted to give General Patraeus’ plan for a new direction in Iraq a chance. Unfortunately, today’s vote is a blow to these efforts. The bill to fund our warfighters has been used to undercut General Patraeus at this crucial time," Bond said in a release.

"Wars cannot be run from the halls of Congress 10,000 miles away from the war zone. I am frustrated that my fellow Senators feel they are better qualified to make these decisions than our soldiers, officers, and commanders in the field who are daily risking their lives to bring peace and security to Iraq."

American Idol



I will probably add to this post and talk about my other shows but I don't have time right now. Above I've posted Gina's & Jordin's performances from this past Tuesday night. They both did awesome!! Gina actually got a huge compliment from Simon.

I have to say that I am disgusted by all these people that are encouraging people to vote for the worst singer on American Idol. It just makes me sick that Chris Sligh went home last night and Sanjaya is still on the show. I don't get people saying that he is cute, etc... The kid is creepy looking and he's not that strong of a singer. He didn't deserve to make it to the top 12 let alone the top 9. It is a slap in the face to the better singers that he is still on there. I guess Howard Stern along with others are encouraging people to vote for the worst. Just another reason for me to despise Stern.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition KC Style


(I finally got my digital camera issues taken care of and was able to transfer my pics of the house!!)

To be honest I've only seen the show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition twice. Yet there was a lot of excitement here the week before last as they had picked a home and family in KC. I found over 16 articles on it done by the KC Star alone. I was talking to the lady at my hair salon about how I had read that the last time the show came here we set a record of 10,000 visitors a day. We weren't sure what that says about KC, maybe that we are pretty desperate for some excitement here ;)!!

Nevertheless, it was kind of neat because the house that they were working on was only 3 minutes from my house. I figured we wouldn't get this close again so I thought it would be fun for the kids and I to go check it out and take some pictures that I could put on here.


The first time, we tried to go on Friday and it turned into a complete NIGHTMARE!! Even though it was only 3 minutes from my house you had to go to the local mall and take a shuttle bus. Somehow my friend and I picked a bad time to go. We waited for an HOUR outside in the cold for the bus. We finally made it on to one and we were relieved. We were only on it for 3 minutes when the BUS BROKE DOWN!! My friend and I were incredulous. To top it off we had the bus driver from hell who was very rude and mean about everything. I took down the correct info so my friend, Little Miss Rude could call and complain for me since she is a pro at such things dealing with the entertainment industry on a daily basis. What ticked us off the most was the bus driver wouldn't let us get on the next bus, she insisted we get back in line at the end of the line after waiting for an hour. My friend and I both had things we had to get to so we left in frustration.

So the next day on Saturday the kids and I set out again, this time on our own. I was dead tired but we went anyway. This experience ended up being the complete opposite. They were running more shuttle buses that day so we literally drove up, got on a bus and we were on our way. The house was pretty awesome and since it was the day before they were going to present it to the family all of the outside was done.


Of course, the family situation is a tear jerker like always. I do think it is neat to see families like this get something nice. The couple, Jesus and Michelle Jacobo had 4 kids, something happened to a relative and they ended up taking in 5 nieces and nephews. So they now had 9 kids and they had a grandfather come live with them to help. That resulted in 12 people living in one small house. The show sent them on a week vacation to Florida while they worked on the house where for some of them it was their first plane ride, hotel stay, etc... So it is a neat thing what the show does for so many families.

To read more about all of it here are some of the articles I found in the KC Star:
Family awed by others’ generosity
Jacobo family expresses appreciation

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Praying For Tony Snow


It broke my heart this morning to learn that Tony Snow's cancer has returned. Tony Snow is one of those stand up guys who most rational people can't help but love. He has always been a passionate voice for the conservative cause and yet, he is such a nice guy that it makes it hard for people to dislike him. LGF points out these hateful comments but these are by rabid, irrational, vicious leftists who are so filled with hate that they would never be capable of saying anything even remotely kind about anyone on the right.

Most of us conservatives had kind things to say about Elizabeth Edwards but the kindness and graciousness never seems to be reciprocated by many on the left. It is too bad because cancer is something that should evoke compassion in us all no matter who the person happens to be.

All that to say, I love the man and I will be praying for God's gracious, healing hand to touch him. I will be praying for a quick treatment and a speedy recovery because we need him in D.C. Click here to see the video of President Bush's kind words about him.

My message to Tony:
We love you and are praying for your speedy return!! Hang in there, you have a lot of people pulling for ya!

UPDATE:
Medical Experts are saying that he may be able to live with this indefinitely. That is encouraging.

Others blogging:
Michelle Malkin
Flopping Aces
Mike's America
Sister Toldjah
Gateway Pundit
Born Again Redneck
Chickenhawk Express
Angry Young Conservatives

KC Election Day


Today is election day in Kansas City for our Mayor and City Council positions. I don't have a whole lot to offer in the way of endorsements. I will be voting for Mark Funkhouser but I'm not ecstatic about it in any way, shape or form. Simply put, I view him as the lesser of 2 evils. One week after he won in the primary he backed off his position on school choice which was the main thing that excited me about him.

One other thing that does impress me though, is that he seems to be genuinely open to hearing from people of all walks of life in Kansas City. A friend of mine who is a homeschooling mom emailed him with some questions and concerns and he had a good response and did it promptly. After hearing from her and reading this opinion piece by him I do feel that he will keep his ear to the ground on what issues are important to all the different people who make up KC. We shall see. Another vote in his favor, IMHO, is the fact that our current Mayor doesn't seem to like him.

As for city council positions they all seem to be a bunch of liberals and so it appears to be a wash. The only Republican I know of running is Chris Byrd for 2nd District. He is a great guy and worthy of your vote but of course he isn't in my district so he won't be on my ballot. The only other advice I have is to NOT VOTE for Beth Gottstein. She listed Planned Parenthood as one of her favorite charities on a profile in the KC Star. I can't guarantee that her opponent is any better but anyone that brags that the #1 abortion provider is her favorite charity greatly concerns me.

Also, check out this expose article by Jack Cashill entitled, What the U.S. Attorneys Should Investigate: Democratic Vote Harvesting Machines and Their Deformation of American Politics. This is a must read for everyone, not just those in Kansas City because he talks about corruption in voting not only in KC but elsewhere as well.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Tony Blair Speaks Out Against Iran


I can't believe how little coverage the Drive By Media is giving to Iran kidnapping 15 British soldiers. My local paper, The KC Star had a small article from the AP about it in Sunday's paper buried on the 18th page with this pathetic title, 15 Seized British Confess, Iran Says. Al Jazeera would be proud of the AP for taking Iran's side on the issue.

Tony Blair finally came out swinging, warning Iran. Here is an excerpt:
"It simply is not true that they went into Iranian territorial waters and I hope the Iranian government understands how fundamental an issue this is for us," Mr Blair said.

"We have certainly sent the message back to them very clearly indeed. They should not be under any doubt at all about how seriously we regard this act, which is unjustified and wrong."

Right Wing Rebel wrote an excellent post on this and I wholeheartedly agreed with his last 3 paragraphs:
"We already know that Iran has been helping the terrorists (I refuse to use the word insurgents) in Iraq, weeks ago ABC News reported about Iranian made weapons seized at the Iran/Iraq border. Also, Iran has vowed not to stop its nuclear enrichment activities and will limit its involvement with the IAEA.

Now they engage in what is nothing short of an act of war by holding prisoner British Sailors. How much longer is the US, Britain and the rest of the Western World going to stand by and let Ahmadinejad and the fundamentalist Iranian government bend us over throughout this long drawn out process of “diplomacy,” before somebody finally stands up to them?

Tony Blair is no Winston Churchill, but he’s no Neville Chamberlain either. Lets see if he has enough sack to stand up to the Hitler of Iran.
"

I Feel Good


It always feels good to get stuff done that has been hanging over your head. I managed to get a bunch of things accomplished this past week/weekend that I had been putting off and to top it off the weather has been in the 70's here in KC. I've noticed that I am one of those people who my mood and energy level is greatly improved when the sun comes out and the weather is nice. All of that to say I'm feeling good about life :-)!!

I'm hoping to finally put up my post later today on the Extreme Makeover here in KC. I had several glitches with my digital camera not transferring photos to my computer but I'm hoping to have it all fixed soon.

Meanwhile check out Mike's intro post over at Flopping Aces. I learned some fun things about Mike and I was impressed with Curt's wisdom on inviting Mike to be a part of the Flopping Aces team.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

You Go Bush #2!!


"To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible" - President George W. Bush January 13, 2006

I love this man!! This video demonstrates exactly why I love and support this President. Keep it up W!!

Cowards in the House of Representatives voted today to surrender in Iraq. This video shows Bush's response and here is an excerpt of some of his words:
"The purpose of the emergency war spending bill I requested was to provide our troops with vital funding. Instead, Democrats in the House, in an act of political theater, voted to substitute their judgment for that of our military commanders on the ground in Iraq. They set rigid restrictions that will require an army of lawyers to interpret. They set an arbitrary date for withdrawal without regard for conditions on the ground. And they tacked on billions for pet projects that have nothing to do with winning the war on terror. This bill has too much pork, too many conditions and an artificial timetable for withdrawal.

As I have made clear for weeks, I will veto it if it comes to my desk. And because the vote in the House was so close, it is clear that my veto would be sustained. Today's action in the House does only one thing: it delays the delivering of vital resources for our troops. A narrow majority has decided to take this course, just as General Petraeus and his troops are carrying out a new strategy to help the Iraqis secure their capital city.

Amid the real challenges in Iraq, we're beginning to see some signs of progress. Yet, to score political points, the Democratic majority in the House has shown it is willing to undermine the gains our troops are making on the ground.

Democrats want to make clear that they oppose the war in Iraq. They have made their point. For some, that is not enough. These Democrats believe that the longer they can delay funding for our troops, the more likely they are to force me to accept restrictions on our commanders, an artificial timetable for withdrawal, and their pet spending projects. This is not going to happen. Our men and women in uniform need these emergency war funds. The Secretary of Defense has warned that if Congress does not approve the emergency funding for our troops by April the 15th, our men and women in uniform will face significant disruptions, and so would their families.

The Democrats have sent their message, now it's time to send their money. This is an important moment -- a decision for the new leaders in Congress. Our men in women in uniform should not have to worry that politicians in Washington will deny them the funds and the flexibility they need to win. Congress needs to send me a clean bill that I can sign without delay. I expect Congress to do its duty and to fund our troops, and so do the American people -- and so do the good men and women standing with me here today."

Others blogging:
Flopping Aces
Chickenhawk Express
The Astute Bloggers
Mike's America
Gateway Pundit

Friday, March 23, 2007

TV Highlights


Rebecca tried to talk me into watching American Idol last year. My oldest daughter wanted to give it a try so we started watching it this year. I like it. My top 3 right now are Gina Glocksen, Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis. The above video is my favorite performance by Gina. Like many I CAN'T BELIEVE that Sanjaya is still on the show. When he didn't get voted off on Wednesday I was just disgusted. He totally doesn't belong in the top 10. Everyone else out sings him and he reminds me of the creepy side of Michael Jackson that appeared after he was famous. Yuck!!


Prison Break continues to amaze me in how good the story lines are and just when you think they've painted themselves into a corner they take a whole new direction. These last 2 weeks have had several shockers. I totally didn't see the President stepping down. I naively thought she was really going to pardon them although I knew in the back of my mind that couldn't happen because it would wreck the show.

I was so impressed with Michael feeling remorse over Sarah and T-bag. Once again the actor who plays T-bag deserves an emmy because he does such a good job on playing someone despicable; who is losing it.

Once again I am amazed at how the show's writers can enable you to feel empathy for almost anyone. I found myself actually feeling sorry for Mahone in this last episode. When I saw him confront Wheeler in the garage I assumed Wheeler was toast, but Wheeler survived intact.


Lost was so good this past Wednesday, even though Sawyer wasn't even in one scene. I really like and am fascinated by Locke's character. It was good to finally find out what caused him to be paralyzed. I have to say that after watching this episode I find his father to be evil incarnate. I also am convinced that Billie is right about the con-man who destroyed Sawyer's life also being Locke's dad. It completely makes sense and would fit in with the rest of the show.

I was also shocked about finding out last week that Claire and Jack are brother and sister. The connections are amazing and fascinating all in one. I love how everything seems to fit together.


I was shocked but not bummed to learn that they bumped off Audrey. I have never been a fan although my husband pointed out, is she really dead? 24 is kind of like Alias, you never know if someone is really dead.

I'm really not buying this storyline with the Vice President declaring war just for the heck of it. First of all, he is supposed to be a Democrat so we know it can't be real. Also, not even Ann Coulter would be ready to strike against a country for the reasons they are coming up with. It makes the whole thing look just a little ridiculous.

I totally cracked up seeing Chloe kiss Morris to find out whether he had been drinking or not. The funny part was Milo looked amused and Morris didn't even get offended. Chloe is never one to disappoint!!

I think its pretty obvious that Nadia isn't the mole, I'm wondering if Ricky Schroeder is.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Highlights


I have 2 posts ready to go in draft form but I'm waiting on 1 thing for each of them so while I'm waiting to post those I thought I'd post some highlights of posts I've done over at The Astute Bloggers.

1) How do you solve a problem like Rosie?


2) Protest Warrior Signs (These signs are awesome, make sure to click on the link and check them out!!)

Hat tip: ABFreedom


3) "The silent majority is silent no more"


4) Anti-War Protesters Lack a Knowledge of History

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

You Go Bush!!!


I was so proud of Bush yesterday. This is the side that conservatives like me wish we would see more often. Here are some great excerpts from the Press Conference:
"Earlier today, my staff met with congressional leaders about the resignations of U.S. attorneys. As you know, I have broad discretion to replace political appointees throughout the government, including U.S. attorneys. And in this case, I appointed these U.S. attorneys and they served four-year terms.

The initial response by Democrats, unfortunately, shows some appear more interested in scoring political points than in learning the facts. It will be regrettable if they choose to head down the partisan road of issuing subpoenas and demanding show trials when I have agreed to make key White House officials and documents available. I have proposed a reasonable way to avoid an impasse. I hope they don't choose confrontation. I will oppose any attempts to subpoena White House officials.

As we cut through all the partisan rhetoric, it's important to maintain perspective on a couple of important points. First, it was natural and appropriate for members of the White House staff to consider and to discuss with the Justice Department whether to replace all 93 U.S. attorneys at the beginning of my second term. The start of a second term is a natural time to discuss the status of political appointees within the White House and with relevant agencies, including the Justice Department. In this case, the idea was rejected and was not pursued.

Second, it is common for me, members of my staff, and the Justice Department to receive complaints from members of Congress in both parties, and from other citizens. And we did hear complaints and concerns about U.S. attorneys. Some complained about the lack of vigorous prosecution of election fraud cases, while others had concerns about immigration cases not being prosecuted. These concerns are often shared between the White House and the Justice Department, and that is completely appropriate.

I also want to say something to the U.S. attorneys who resigned. I appreciate your service to the country. And while I strongly support the Attorney General's decision and am confident he acted appropriately, I regret these resignations turned into such a public spectacle.

It's now my hope that the United States Congress will act appropriately. My administration has made a very reasonable proposal. It's not too late for Democrats to drop the partisanship and work together. Democrats now have to choose whether they will waste time and provoke an unnecessary confrontation, or whether they will join us in working to do the people's business. There are too many important issues, from funding our troops to comprehensive immigration reform, to balancing the budget, for us to accomplish on behalf of the American people."

I thought I heard him saying something about the Democrats and a witch hunt but I couldn't find it. I liked that line because that is exactly what this is. I am beyond frustrated at how this has been completely blown out of proportion.

As usual Tom Delay is right!! He had this to say about it all:
Former House Republican Leader Tom DeLay said Tuesday the scandal "is just a taste of what's goingt to be like for the next two years."

"And the Bush amdinistration sort of showed their weakenss when they got rid of Don Rumseld," the Texan said on NBC's "Today" show. "... This is a made up scandal. There is no evidence of wrongdoing whatsoever. ... They ought to be fighting back."
GG also has a good post with the perfect title, "Continuing the Hunt for Karl Rove".

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

My Life


Ever since I saw this emblem on Rush's site I knew I'd need to post it somewhere. I'm still trying to decide whether I should put it as my pic in the comments section or on my sidebar. I figure this alone should tick a significant number of liberals off. I've been called all kinds of names for liking Rush, so be it!!

Anyway, I've got tons of things to post on but no time. I'm hoping to have my pics up of the KC edition of Extreme Makeover up today or tomorrow. They worked on a house 3 minutes from my house all of last week so the kids and I headed over there and took some pics.

So I will let you have a quick peek on what I'm working on while not having time to post.

1) I finally figured out how to put songs on my MP3 player. I know this is immensely pathetic but I kept putting it off because I knew it would take some time to figure out and actually get it all done. It did take quite a few hours but I had it down by the time I got it all done. The other sad aspect is that I had Joia holding my hand the whole time I was doing it. I bet I called her at least 15 times trying to make sure I was doing things right. I would be lost without her help since I am technically-challenged. Yet in the end it felt so good to have it figured out and done. Plus, last night's work-out was a lot more enjoyable with my own music to listen too.

2) I am working on my resume. There is a good possibility that I will be hosting a one hour internet radio show once a week in the near future. I am very excited about this and will let you know the details when I know them.

3) I'm getting my son caught up on school and doing housework. Things have been so busy lately that I've got some schoolwork to get caught up on and my house is desperately in need of my help. This week is spring break for many people so a lot of our activities are cancelled so it should be the perfect time to get caught up.

So thats my life, part of it anyway. Also, Bush is in town today at a GM plant. A friend of mine from church who reads my blog on a regular basis works there and was very excited about getting to see him and hear him speak.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Clay County Republican Lincoln Days

Missouri State Treasurer: Sarah Steelman

I got invited to my county's Republican Lincoln Days this past Friday. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed getting to hear the different people speak and getting to talk to some of them in person. Missouri's State Treasurer, Sarah Steelman and my U.S. Congressman Sam Graves were the 2 main speakers although most of the Republican State Representatives spoke as well as the 2 State Senators that represent Clay County.

Missouri State Representative For the 35th District: Doug Ervin

I can't tell you how much I wish I lived in Doug Ervin's district. I think I was the most impressed with his speech of all the speakers and he spoke for less than 5 minutes. I also got to talk to him at length afterwards and this man just exudes integrity, honesty and character. He is very sincere and you get the impression that he really cares about what you have to say which we all know is rare. During his speech he recited a wonderful quote and I asked him who said it. Not surprisingly the quote was by Teddy Roosevelt so I made sure to look it up as soon as I got home. Here is the inspirational quote:

"It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly...who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."--Teddy Roosevelt
That quote just inspires and speaks to me beyond words so I'm putting it up for my quote of the week in the sidebar.


One of the other reasons I wished I lived in Ervin's district is because all of the State Representatives in Clay County are now Republicans except for mine. Quite the bummer. Yet, we at least got our great Republican State Senator, Luann Ridgeway in 2004. So I'm not totally represented by Democrats.

State Representatives Tim Flook, Bob Nance and Jerry Nolte spoke as well as State Senator Bill Stouffer.

In conclusion, don't forget Teddy Roosevelt's words and get into the arena and fight for what you believe in. Fighting for a worthy cause is much more admirable then just being a critic. I for one refuse to do that. There will be some defeats but there will also be victory as well. Just ask Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill. They too saw some defeats but very important victories as well.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Gathering of Eagles!!


It was a pretty exciting day for many of our fellow bloggers. The above pic is of Skye, Monica, Troll and one of our heroic soldiers. Joining those 3 at today's event were Cajun Tiger and Always on Watch. They were all a part of Gathering of Eagles which was a pro-America counter-protest to the anti-war protesters which were at Washington D.C. today. One of their main objectives was to keep protesters from defaming any monuments.


Fox News seems to be the only ones reporting about the huge counter-protest. Cajun Tiger reported that he thought there were as many of the Eagles as the anti-war protesters, if not more. As I listened to Fox News today they were saying the same thing. Yet C-span covered the vitriol of the anti-war protesters but not the Eagles. To voice your displeasure to C-span go here.


I love the fact that the bikers are on our side. Skye showed the toughness of a biker when she got between one of our vets and an anti-war protester. You go, Skye!!


I had a hard time finding articles about the our side of the event. The one article I did find was all about the anti-war protesters and included these 2 lines about the Eagles:
Vietnam war veterans wearing black leather jackets and their families gathered nearby for a counter-demonstration.

Some war supporters confronted the peace activists, tearing up and spitting on anti-war signs while chanting: "USA! USA!"
Yet liberals are still trying to convince us that there is no bias in the Drive By Media. Unbelievable!!


Mike did an awesome job of covering the event live having Skye, Cajun Tiger, Monica and Troll reporting to him all day. He did 5 excellent posts. Be sure to check all of them out. I'm sure the bloggers who were there will post more once they have time to re-coup so make sure to continue to check their blogs.

All in all it sounds like it was an awesome day. The Eagles accomplished their mission of protecting our monuments and showing the rest of the nation that there are a lot of us who still support our soldiers, Bush, finishing this war and protecting our country from terrorists. I am very proud to call our fellow bloggers who were there friends and I was there with them in spirit.


Bloggers who were there:
Skye
Cajun Tiger
Monica
Troll
Always on Watch

Others blogging:
Flopping Aces
Michelle Malkin
Mike's America
The Astute Bloggers
Wordsmith
Anna's Clue Tank
Gateway Pundit

I Heart Scalia


I've mentioned before how much I love Antonin Scalia. Not only is he brilliant beyond measure but he is such a great debater and speaker. You better know what you're talking about when you debate him.

Patrick over at The News Buckit got permission to post the entire debate between Scalia & Breyer back in December. I remember hearing clips from this at the time and just being in awe as usual at what a quick whit Scalia is. Take the time to watch and/or listen to the debate. The debate was facilitated by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society.

Friday, March 16, 2007

The Dead Sea Scrolls in KC


My 3 older kids and I went on a field trip with the American Girls' group yesterday to see The Dead Sea Scrolls at Union Station. They are here for 3 months and there has been a lot of talk about the exhibit. The tickets normally are pretty expensive at $20 a person but we were able to get a major discount since we had a Children's group.

I have to say that I was extremely impressed. It was well done and my kids and I got a lot more out of it than I expected. They gave each person a small device that looked like a TV remote control. At each section they had numbers that you pressed into the audio device and you could listen to commentary about what you were looking at in the displays. They also had a kid version and an adult version for each one. So not only did it keep my kids occupied but I think they learned more as a result. It also enabled everyone to go at their own pace and learn as little or as much as they wanted about each display. It was also fascinating to be able to see some of the actual scrolls.


Here is some of what I learned:

About the only thing I remembered about them from Bible College is that they were older than any other Biblical text even though they were found later than any other and as a result they were considered to be more reliable. So the rest was all new to me or were things I hadn't remembered learning.

The Dead Sea Scrolls were originally discovered in a cave in 1947 by a Bedouin Shepherd at Qumran. The Discovery led to more from 1947-1956 where archaeologists and Bedouin Shepherds found 800+ scrolls in 11 different caves along the shore of the Dead Sea.

The Dead Sea is 1371 feet below sea level and the climate around it is very dry which is what enabled the scrolls to be preserved for such a long time. Once the scrolls were brought to a different climate they started to deteriorate and the archaeologists initially, unknowingly did some irreparable damage. Soon efforts were made to handle them much more carefully and to preserve them.

Many believe the scrolls to have been written by a sect known as the Essenes who lived at Qumran during the related time period.

If you live in the KC area or even a couple of hours away I would highly recommend the exhibit!!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Next Republican President Better Be Tough


As most of you know I love George W. Bush. Yet, one of the things that frustrates me is his lack of backbone and how he is TOO NICE!! He came into the presidency with the "new tone". The problem is the Democrats had absolutely NO PLANS to reciprocate that. So what has the "new tone" gotten Bush? Nothing but headaches!!

If you want to know what one of the biggest reasons for the Scooter Libby fiasco is because there are still a bunch of people in Government positions loyal to the Democrats. Bush didn't clean house when he took office and as a result many actively sought to work against him from day one.

This latest non-controversy over the firing of the U.S. attorneys is a perfect example. If Bush had done what Clinton had and cleaned house from the beginning of his presidency we wouldn't be talking about the absurdity of receiving flack about getting rid of 8 U.S. Attorneys. Clinton gets rid of all 93 his first year in office but Bush decides to get rid of 8 in his 7th yr. and its a national tragedy. The hypocrisy is astounding and yet Bush doesn't even really call the Dems and the Drive By Media on it. Instead he's upset about how it was handled. Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!

I also have to point out that the audacity of Hillary constantly shocks me. She is calling for Gonzales's head when her husband did the same exact thing except fired them all. After her atrocious actions in travelgate she has unbelievable nerve. My jaw is on the floor. She constantly does this. She or her husband commit a much more offensive act and then she turns around and points a finger at someone and accuses them of the same act that they aren't even really guilty of but she is. What do you call that? Audacious doesn't seem to be a strong enough word.

The bottom line is whichever Republican wins the nomination and goes on to be President in 2008 better have a backbone. That person needs to come in and not be afraid to clean house so there are no back stabbers undermining him during his entire administration. I would have to say that this is another reason I'm favoring Rudy. Do you see him hesitating to clean house? I don't!!

UPDATE:
I found an awesome WSJ editorial over at Mike's entitled, The Hubbell Standard. Here are some excerpts:
"Equally extraordinary were the politics at play in the firings. At the time, Jay Stephens, then U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia, was investigating then Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, and was "within 30 days" of making a decision on an indictment. Mr. Rostenkowski, who was shepherding the Clinton's economic program through Congress, eventually went to jail on mail fraud charges and was later pardoned by Mr. Clinton.

Also at the time, allegations concerning some of the Clintons' Whitewater dealings were coming to a head. By dismissing all 93 U.S. Attorneys at once, the Clintons conveniently cleared the decks to appoint "Friend of Bill" Paula Casey as the U.S. Attorney for Little Rock. Ms. Casey never did bring any big Whitewater indictments, and she rejected information from another FOB, David Hale, on the business practices of the Arkansas elite including Mr. Clinton. When it comes to "politicizing" Justice, in short, the Bush White House is full of amateurs compared to the Clintons.

And it may be this very amateurism that explains how the current Administration has managed to turn this routine issue of replacing Presidential appointees into a political fiasco. There was nothing wrong with replacing the eight Attorneys, all of whom serve at the President's pleasure. Prosecutors deserve supervision like any other executive branch appointees.

The supposed scandal this week is that Mr. Bush had been informed last fall that some U.S. Attorneys had been less than vigorous in pursuing voter-fraud cases and that the President had made the point to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Voter fraud strikes at the heart of democratic institutions, and it was entirely appropriate for Mr. Bush--or any President--to insist that his appointees act energetically against it.

No question, the Justice Department and White House have botched the handling of this issue from start to finish. But what we don't have here is any serious evidence that the Administration has acted improperly or to protect some of its friends. If Democrats want to understand what a real abuse of power looks like, they can always ask the junior Senator from New York."

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Some Good News


1) Wordsmith did an AWESOME post on an event he went to this past weekend. Here is his brief description of the event:
"On Friday at noon, in Griffith Park, blue state California was awash in red, white, and blue. The National Support Our Troops Tour caravan made a stop, as part of its journey to Washington D.C. for the March 17th protests (which includes The Gathering of the Eagles).

I thought I'd play "citizen-photo-journalist-for-a-day", and share pictures and video clips that I took with my digital camera."
Make sure you take the time to check out the post. Also, you can get a glimpse of Wordsmith here.

2) Skye, Monica, Troll and Always on Watch are all going to the March 17th, Gathering of the Eagles event. I'm jealous that I don't get to go but I'm looking forward to their live, hands on blogging of the event. Mike is going to be posting live for them on Saturday at his site.

3) Lone Pony found a site that rivals Wikipedia called Conservapedia. Here is what she quoted about the site:
"Conservapedia is a much-needed alternative to Wikipedia, which is increasingly anti-Christian and anti-American. On Wikipedia, many of the dates are provided in the anti-Christian "C.E." instead of "A.D.", which Conservapedia uses. Christianity receives no credit for the great advances and discoveries it inspired, such as those of the Renaissance. Read a list of many Examples of Bias in Wikipedia.

Conservapedia is an online resource and meeting place where we favor Christianity and America. Conservapedia has easy-to-use indexes to facilitate review of topics. You will much prefer using Conservapedia compared to Wikipedia if you want concise answers free of "political correctness"."

4) Some Democrats actually have a backbone, who knew? 17 Democrat House Representatives won't vote for the new war bill because it gives a timetable for leaving Iraq. Here are the 17 Democrats:
Michael Arcuri (NY-24)
John Barrow (GA-12)
Melissa Bean (IL-08)
Dan Boren (OK-02)
Jim Cooper (TN-05)
Bud Cramer (AL-02)
Brad Ellsworth (IN-08)
Kirsten Gillibrand (NY-20)
Baron Hill (IN-09)
Tim Mahoney (FL-16)
Jim Marshall (GA-08)
Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
John Peterson (PA-05)
John Salazar (CO-03)
Joe Sestak (PA-07)
Heath Shuler (NC-11)
Gene Taylor (MS-04)

5) You've heard of carbon offsets but have you heard of "Offensive Language Offsets"? Check out Robin's hilarious post on this.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

2008 Candidate Highlights


1) McCain is snubbing more conservatives and his campaign is sinking like the Titanic.

2) Chuck Hagel cracked me up by announcing today that he will not announce his candidacy yet. As Hannity pointed out, how arrogant to have a press conference to announce nothing!! Chuck Hagel has no prayer of getting the nomination unless he is planning on running as a Democrat. I can save Hagel time and money right now by urging him not to even consider running for the Republican nomination.

3) Fred Thompson looks like he may actually jump into this race. I like Thompson and when Rush pointed out all his positives today I would seriously consider supporting him. He is probably my 2nd favorite right now after Rudy and as many have pointed out he would make an excellent VP for Rudy. He could help alleviate many social conservatives' concerns.

4) Ron Paul declares he will run for the Republican nomination as well. I had never heard of this guy until some fellow bloggers brought him to my attention. He is great on immigration and some other issues but he doesn't have much name recognition and I won't even consider him because he was one of 17 Republicans that voted for us to lose in Iraq.

Cross posted at The Astute Bloggers.

Monday, March 12, 2007

John Edwards aka The Breck Girl


Let me list the ways that the "Breck Girl" (Rush's nickname for John Edwards) has been stepping in it recently. I'm not sure how much it matters since I don't think the Breck Girl has a prayer of getting the Dem nomination, let alone winning the presidency, but its important for people to be aware of just how out there he is.

1) According to John Edwards Israel is “the greatest short-term threat to world peace.” Even I was shocked that he said this.

2) Edwards slanders Americans as selfish. As Reliapundit points out America is by far the most generous nation in the world. Meanwhile Edwards is just as big a hypocrite as Gore when you look at his homes, etc...

3) Some bloggers recently unearthed this: John Edwards Campaign Manager Bonier: Terror Ties, Islamist Apologist, Antisemite I guess when you consider Edwards own comments about Israel this doesn't come as too much of a shock.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

LMC's Sunday Smorgasbord


1) I can't tell you how many times the above pic has been perfect for a post. When I saw that the Democrats were having a meltdown over having a debate on Fox I immediately thought of the crybaby seal. Here is an excerpt from an editorial that appeared in the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
"But liberals' aversion to Fox News has finally gone over the top. The Nevada Democratic Party had agreed to let the right-tilting network co-sponsor, of all things, an August debate in Reno between Democratic presidential candidates. Party officials were serious about drawing national attention to the state's January presidential caucus, the country's second in the 2008 nominating process. What better way for the party to reach conservative and "values" voters who might consider changing allegiances?

But the socialist, Web-addicted wing of the Democratic Party was apoplectic. The prospect of having to watch Fox News to see their own candidates would have been torture in itself. So they set the blogosphere aflame with efforts to kill the broadcast arrangement, or at least have all the candidates pull out of the event. Before Friday, the opportunistic John Edwards was the only candidate to jump on that bandwagon.

The approach of outfits such as MoveOn.org is so juvenile it's laughable. Imagine if every political organization created litmus tests for news organizations before agreeing to appear on their programming. Republicans would have boycotted PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC, National Public Radio and The Associated Press decades ago.

By Friday, the Nevada Democratic Party caved in to the lunatic fringe and began seeking a more "appropriate" television partner.

Comedy Central, perhaps?
"
Comedy Central sounds about right for a Democrat Debate forum ;-)!!

2) Mike details some great economic news. Of course, even though Clinton always got credit for the economy doing well Bush never will. The Drive By Media would never hear of giving credit to a Republican for anything.

3) Wyatt wishes Bin Laden a Happy 50th, Wyatt style!!

4) The leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq was captured! It is awesome news, but the liberals will find a way to put a negative spin on it.

5) A You tube search (by relevance) on the Republican candidates turns up all negative videos. This is not shocking since most conservatives are already aware of You tube's obvious bias but it is revealing. I would also have to admit seeing Romney in the debate w/Ted Kennedy totally supporting Roe vs. Wade reaffirms why I see him as having some problems with sincerity.

6) The candidate I supported for Mayor has already folded on supporting School Choice. I'm not surprised, just disappointed. The "progressive" liberals of Kansas City were hyperventilating at the thought of a KC Mayor who would actually support something new to try and make education better.

P.S. I've done scores of smorgasbords and no obnoxious liberal ever pointed out that I had been spelling the word wrong (smorgasboard). I now have the new Firefox that spell checks everything and I found out I had been spelling it wrong this entire time ;-)!!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

In Defense of Ann Coulter


Ms. Coulter, asked for a reaction to the Republican criticism, said in an e-mail message: “C’mon, it was a joke. I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would be mean.”

One of the things that bothers me about Republicans is that sometimes they are such wimps or as Schwarzenegger would say "Girlie-men". When Democrats do or say something that brings about some heat in the Drive By Media (granted it isn't very often that the MSM generates any bad press for Democrats no matter what the situation, but...) fellow liberals and Democrats remain loyal to a fault. What do Republicans do? They throw their fellow conservatives and/or Republicans over board the second they get some bad press.

Republicans would be wise to follow Reagan's example in how he handled the "Bill Bennett situation". One of my favorite Reagan stories is how he handled Bill Bennett getting trashed by the Drive By Media his first 3 weeks in office. He quoted some of the headlines about Bennett, "'BENNETT, A DUNCE IN THE CLASSROOM,' 'BENNETT, THE JAMES WATT OF THE SECOND TERM,' 'BENNETT MUST BE FIRED.'" Did he ask Bennett to tone it down? Did he ask Bennett to make nice with the Drive By Media? No, instead he said this, "'Now, that's Bill Bennett's first three weeks in office. What's wrong with the rest of you?'"

Two qualities that I esteem very highly are honesty and the ability to be real. In today's culture of political correctness it is hard to come by people like this. This sums up a huge part of the reason I love Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller and Rudy Giuliani. You may disagree with them and they have their flaws but they are real and genuine. That is often times hard to come by in this world.

As for Ann Coulter's recent comments, would I have said what she said? No, but I'm not going to criticize her for saying it. It doesn't mean she could say absolutely anything and I would be okay with it but she's allowed to break the PC mold without complaint from me.

I knew the context of what happened with the Grey's Anatomy incident. It was ridiculous how someone had to go to rehab because he had used a derogative term for someone. Thats part of what Ann was poking fun at, the ridiculousness of Hollywood sending someone to rehab for anything and everything. She wasn't calling Edwards gay she was calling him a wuss and threw in a non-politically correct joke for fun.

So it bothers me when I see fellow conservatives and Republicans piling on and joining the Democrats in their attacks on her. Michelle Malkin was one of the most vocal and she should know what its like to be unfairly attacked by the left, so I was disappointed.

There are newspapers dumping her, she has been viciously attacked by the Drive By Media and some conservatives are piling on but I won't. She deserves our support and loyalty for all the good she has done for the conservative cause.

Others blogging:
News Buckit
Politik Ditto
Born Again Redneck 1
Born Again Redneck 2
The Astute Bloggers

Friday, March 09, 2007

Is Newt Gingrich vying for Dobson's endorsement?


In weighing my options for who I will support for the Republican nomination in 2008 many struggles have surfaced. Right now the front runner for my support is Rudy. The problem is since I am an Evangelical, pro-life Christian I know many of my fellow Christians will have a hard time supporting him.

I could care less who Falwell or Robertson endorse but the big question for me is who will James Dobson support? He has already made it clear that he won't support McCain for which I was immensely pleased but reality dictates that he probably won't endorse Rudy either. I see him having some difficulties with Romney so who does that leave?

Thus, I found it intriguing that Newt Gingrich's recent book, Rediscovering God in America has enabled him to make an appearance on Dobson's radio show yesterday and today. I like Newt so I'm pretty happy about this. After Rudy my 2nd and 3rd picks are Duncan Hunter and Newt Gingrich. Many people argue that Newt doesn't have a prayer and at one time I would've agreed with them but I see the winds changing. I don't know how much of a chance he has but he does have a shot.

To listen to Dobson's interview with Newt from yesterday go here.

The Scooter Libby Verdict--Part 2


In reflecting on the Libby verdict and other cases where there has been a miscarriage of justice I thought about juries in general. How does an intelligent, informed, rational person ever make it on a jury? I would be eliminated right off the bat because I am aware of most current events so I would know too much about the case. Also, you aren't supposed to have biases about anything and I don't know how anyone escapes that, especially me. So who does make it on juries? People who don't care about the issues and as a result are "unbiased" or lie about being unbiased, people who are clueless when it comes to current events and people who don't have a life and have time to spend weeks on a jury. Do I want these types of people on a jury? I think not. It is a wonder that we don't come up with more cases of bad jury verdicts.

Check out Mike's post on how "unbiased" the Libby Juror, Denis Collins happens to be.

I also have found 2 awesome articles on the Libby verdict that I thought were worth drawing attention to.

Nobody says it better than Ann Coulter and she nails the utter hypocrisy in her latest column. She does an excellent job of pointing out the vast differences in the consequences for Republicans versus Democrats. Here is a good portion of the column:
As a result, Libby is now a convicted felon for having a faulty memory of the person who first told him that Joe Wilson was a delusional boob who lied about his wife sending him to Niger.

This makes it official: It's illegal to be Republican.

Since Teddy Kennedy walked away from a dead girl with only a wrist slap (which was knocked down to a mild talking-to, plus time served: zero), Democrats have apparently become a protected class in America, immune from criminal prosecution no matter what they do.

As a result, Democrats have run wild, accepting bribes, destroying classified information, lying under oath, molesting interns, driving under the influence, obstructing justice and engaging in sex with underage girls, among other things.

Meanwhile, conservatives of any importance constantly have to spend millions of dollars defending themselves from utterly frivolous criminal prosecutions. Everything is illegal, but only Republicans get prosecuted.

Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh was subjected to a three-year criminal investigation for allegedly buying prescription drugs illegally to treat chronic back pain. Despite the witch-hunt, Democrat prosecutor Barry E. Krischer never turned up a crime.

Even if he had, to quote liberal Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz: "Generally, people who illegally buy prescription drugs are not prosecuted." Unless they're Republicans.

The vindictive prosecution of Limbaugh finally ended last year with a plea bargain in which Limbaugh did not admit guilt. Gosh, don't you feel safer now? I know I do.

In another prescription drug case with a different result, last year, Rep. Patrick Kennedy (Democrat), apparently high as a kite on prescription drugs, crashed a car on Capitol Hill at 3 a.m. That's abuse of prescription drugs plus a DUI offense. Result: no charges whatsoever and one day of press on Fox News Channel.

I suppose one could argue those were different jurisdictions. How about the same jurisdiction?

In 2006, Democrat and major Clinton contributor Jeffrey Epstein was nabbed in Palm Beach in a massive police investigation into his hiring of local underage schoolgirls for sex, which I'm told used to be a violation of some kind of statute in the Palm Beach area.

The police presented Limbaugh prosecutor Krischer with boatloads of evidence, including the videotaped statements of five of Epstein's alleged victims, the procurer of the girls for Epstein and 16 other witnesses.

But the same prosecutor who spent three years maniacally investigating Limbaugh's alleged misuse of back-pain pills refused to bring statutory rape charges against a Clinton contributor. Enraging the police, who had spent months on the investigation, Krischer let Epstein off after a few hours on a single count of solicitation of prostitution. The Clinton supporter walked, and his victims were branded as whores.

The Republican former House Whip Tom DeLay is currently under indictment for a minor campaign-finance violation. Democratic prosecutor Ronnie Earle had to empanel six grand juries before he could find one to indict DeLay on these pathetic charges – and this is in Austin, Texas (the Upper West Side with better-looking people).

That final grand jury was so eager to indict DeLay that it indicted him on one charge that was not even a crime – and which has since been tossed out by the courts.

After winning his primary despite the indictment, DeLay decided to withdraw from the race rather than campaign under a cloud of suspicion, and Republicans lost one of their strongest champions in Congress.

Compare DeLay's case with that of Rep. William "The Refrigerator" Jefferson, Democrat. Two years ago, an FBI investigation caught Jefferson on videotape taking $100,000 in bribe money. When the FBI searched Jefferson's house, they found $90,000 in cash stuffed in his freezer. Two people have already pleaded guilty to paying Jefferson the bribe money.

Two years later, Bush's Justice Department still has taken no action against Jefferson. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently put Rep. William Jefferson on the Homeland Security Committee.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat, engaged in a complicated land swindle, buying a parcel of land for $400,000 and selling it for over $1 million a few years later. (At least it wasn't cattle futures!)

Reid also received more than four times as much money from Jack Abramoff (nearly $70,000) as Tom DeLay ($15,000). DeLay returned the money; Reid refuses to do so. Why should he? He's a Democrat.

Former Clinton national security adviser Sandy Berger literally received a sentence of community service for stuffing classified national security documents in his pants and then destroying them – big, fat federal felonies.

But Scooter Libby is facing real prison time for forgetting who told him about some bozo's wife.

Bill Clinton was not even prosecuted for obstruction of justice offenses so egregious that the entire Supreme Court staged a historic boycott of his State of the Union address in 2000.

By contrast, Linda Tripp, whose only mistake was befriending the office hosebag and then declining to perjure herself, spent millions on lawyers to defend a harassment prosecution based on far-fetched interpretations of state wiretapping laws.

Liberal law professors currently warning about the "high price" of pursuing terrorists under the Patriot Act had nothing but blood lust for Tripp one year after Clinton was impeached (Steven Lubet, "Linda Tripp Deserves to be Prosecuted," New York Times, Aug. 25, 1999).

Criminal prosecution is a surrogate for political warfare, but in this war, Republicans are gutless appeasers.

Bush has got to pardon Libby.
The 2nd article is one Rush talked about on his show and it was so good I knew I had to go and dig it up. It is entitled, I Call for Justice by Clarice Feldman. She calls out for justice and lists all the people who might be to blame for the lack thereof. Here is how she concluded her column:
"Sordid the episode is, but not because of anything Libby did. And "a troubling picture" of Washington it is-but not of this Administration. The Bush crowd is guilty only of terminal naiveté and the foolish idea that high standards of probity will ever beat the opposition's utter unscrupulousness and willingness to misuse the legal system to their own partisan ends, even if it means the ruination of an innocent and capable man and enormous hardship to his family.

Democrats and the Media, I Call for Justice."

Part 1-- The Scooter Libby Verdict: Justice Has Not Been Served