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Archive for January 5th, 2006

Ann hits the nail on the head…again

Posted by Sal on January 5, 2006

A must read is this week’s Ann Coulter column, entitled “Why We Don’t Trust You with National Security.” Ann gets it right again. The American People don’t trust the Democrats with National Security, and their reaction to the NSA story is sure to backfire. People want the government spying on terrorists who plan to blow up bridges and kill thousands of Americans. People want the government spying on people who have ties to Osama bin Ladin, dubious or otherwise. People want a president who will protect the American people from “all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

Good luck in November, Dems. You’re going to need it.

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There They Go Again

Posted by Mike on January 5, 2006

I called it. So it’s not a filibuster, just a delay. The Democrats have used this tactic before. First they’ll claim to be be merely delaying proceedings to gather more information. Before you know it, we have a filibuster. Sometimes the President will call their bluff. At other times a pack of RINOs can crawl out from under their rocks. (Good luck winning my vote John McCain). Senate Republicans must invoke the Constitutional option if Judge Alito is filibustered. Issues like this one make Rhode Island’s upcoming decision crystal clear. Vote Laffey.

Isn’t it amazing how the Democrats NEVER change their playbook?

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Support Tom DeLay

Posted by Sal on January 5, 2006

Mark Levin (a.k.a. “The Great One”, a.k.a. “F. Lee Levin”) has a great column on National Review Online on the Tom DeLay situation. Mark points out that:

  • The current indictment against Tom DeLay is junk
  • There is no evidence at all that the Abramoff plea deal implicates Tom DeLay in any way
  • Tom DeLay has been an effective leader for pushing Conservative initiatives through the house.
  • We should give him the benefit of the doubt unless proof is offered (innocent until proven guilty) based on his past history and record.

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Democrats linked with Abramoff

Posted by Sal on January 5, 2006

CNSNews has a story highlighting Democratic hypocrisy in pointing to the Abramoff pleabargain as a source of Republican corruption. Among the Democratic Senators who received substantial amounts of money from Abramoff are:

  • Sen. Byron Dorgan ($79,300)
  • Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa ($45,750)
  • Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Minority Leader ($68,941)
  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., ($6,250)

So this is a Republican scandal?

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Democrats Have No Filibuster Plans for Alito

Posted by Mike on January 5, 2006

Democrats have said they don’t plan to filibuster the nomination of Judge Alito to the Supreme Court. Don’t believe them.

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Real meaning of “Whistleblower”

Posted by Sal on January 5, 2006

Bill Gertz reports today about former NSA employee Russ Tice requesting to testify before congress regarding so-called illegal activity involving the NSA and the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency). The content of his testimony is classified. However, he is claiming immunity under the 1998 Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act.

The problem is the act he refers to requires that he coordinate his efforts with the Inspector General, who then reports to the Congressional Intelligence Committees. In this case, Tice has leaked to the press and sent the letters to congress directly, in violation of the act.

The continuous leaks of classified information must be stopped. Funny how the press was all over the Valerie Plame case, but seems to care very little about the secret prison leak, the NSA leak (at least from the release of classifed information; they care a lot about blaming Bush for eroding our rights), and now this Tice issue.

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Culture of Corruption in Blue

Posted by Ryan on January 5, 2006

In the latest scandal that will bring down Bush, it turns out that some Democrats are going to have to be a part of any investigation, being that public records show a hint of Abramoff all over them as well.
CNS news reports and names a series of Democrats, including Harry Reid, as having taken donations, and quietly infers some shady activity as well. Jack Abramoff was practically smiling in court yesterday at the thought of naming names for the reduced sentence. Since by all accounts he’s pretty much a Republican behind the scenes, I’m not sure if he sees some kind of insidious revenge against the GOP, or the Dems. Either way, he knows something. But the Left’s demagogued “culture of corruption” has turned some Democrats blue nowadays!

PS– I though John “President” McCain and Russ “Not So” Feingold drove corruption and money out of politics in 2002 with the now infamous “Incumbancy Protection Act” (aka Campaign Finance Reform). What happened?

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It Takes a Blogger

Posted by Mike on January 5, 2006

to report the dirt on She Who Must Not Be Named. Captain’s Quarters has the latest from New York’s best newspaper concerning the latest scandal involving You Know Who. GOP and the City describes media reaction to the scandal as “rushing to ignore.” This leads me to wonder if Chris Matthews will cover the story on Hardball?

UPDATE: link fixed.

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You are in our Prayers Ariel Sharon

Posted by Mike on January 5, 2006

The AP is reporting that Israeli Prime Minister Sharon is in serious condition following his stroke. We offer our prayers to Sharon, his family and the people of Israel. Ariel Sharon has been steadfast in his war against terrorists and has searched for a path to peace with the bullies in his region despite their lack of cooperation and despite the enormity of the task. We pray for his full recovery.

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