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Archive for December 13th, 2005

Intellectual Honesty From the Right

Posted by Mike on December 13, 2005

Rich Lowry explains how Republican control of the spending process in Wahington leaves much to be desired. Let’s be honest. Our Republican party has been a failure when it comes to controlling spending. Obviously the Democrats would be much worse but that is no excuse.

Conservatives are Republicans because the GOP is the best vehicle to implement an agenda which recognizes people are capable of solving their own problems and that government action only exacerbates whatever crisis it is trying to solve.

Lowry warns of someone else cleaning up this process if the Republicans don’t. I wouldn’t go that far, at least not yet. But I will tell you this: Republicans should not take conservatives for granted. Unlike liberals, conservatives are not stupid. We don’t blindly follow those who betray us.

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A Famous Date to Observe

Posted by Ryan on December 13, 2005

Keep in mind that 2 years ago today, Saddam Hussein, in a stout show of post-dictatorial bravery to rival Adolf Hitler and Nicholas Ceausescu, decided to throw in the towel (in his own unique way, taking directions, and bribes, from the French). I do remember him being caught with a gun AND walking away from that spider hole. God Bless the patience of the American soldier!

It was five years and a day ago that America dodged it’s biggest bullet in modern times, when the official defeat of Al Gore was “certified” by a Supreme Court who never should have had to hear that case. Vote Harris!!!

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A real leak scandal

Posted by Sal on December 13, 2005

Forget Valerie Plame, the real leak scandal is the leak of the CIA secret prisons in Europe, which is erupting into a full-scale investigation by the EU. This leak amounts to treason, as the knowledge of this information by our enemies, and even by our allies in a public forum, could cost American lives. Prosecutors should spend less time investigating the “leak” of a CIA employee who did not enjoy covert status, and more time investigating who leaked this crucial information. Once they find out who did, they should prosecute them for treason against the United States.

And yes, I do feel this way whether it is a Democrat or Republican who is ultimately responsible for this leak.

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Good Riddance Mr. Greenspan

Posted by Mike on December 13, 2005

Seriously, I wish he would stop doing this. Thankfully Greenspan only has one more of these meetings to attend.

What’s even more frustrating about the hit in the wallet is the fact that Greenspan’s position, as it exists, is unconstitutional. Article 2 vests the executive power of the U.S. in the President. The fed Chairman performs an executive function and cannot be fired by the President. This is unlike any other executive position except the Vice Presidency, a position technically not filled by the President.

Too much concentrated power for an unelected official. No accountability. Higher interest rates every time the President is a Bush. This position should be abolished. In the meantime, I can’t wait for Bernake.

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Who’s Afraid of Jolly Old St. Nicholas?

Posted by Mike on December 13, 2005

I’m speechless.

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