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Archive for February 7th, 2007

Pelosi Airplane Palace a No-Go

Posted by Mike on February 7, 2007

The Pentagon has denied Speaker Pelosi’s request for a military airplane complete with entertainment center, bedroom, stateroom and diamond-studded tiara. Well, you can’t blame a girl for trying, even though no Speaker in American history has ever enjoyed such a perk. I expect her request for a throne will also be denied; however, she will get a court jester.

The Republicans just lost an election for being out of touch. If she isn’t careful, Pelosi may enjoy the same fate. After all, nothing says “in touch with the people” more than asking for a palace with wings.

Reuters photo

FEB. 8 UPDATE: “New Tone” strikes again.  Her pumpkin may yet become a coach.

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Why Bush’s Approval Ratings Should Be 20 Points Higher

Posted by Sal on February 7, 2007

The DOW yet again reached its highest level ever this afternoon. 

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The Nanny State

Posted by Sal on February 7, 2007

Now that the left has banned cell phone usage in cars, and trans-fats from being used in restaurant food in New York, a liberal State Senator in New York is proposing a ban on crossing the street while listening to an iPod.  It would also ban the use of cell phones, blackberry’s or any other electronic devices in the same circumstances.  Those of you who know New York City, know that you can’t go more than 100 feet without crossing the street, so this would effectively ban the use of iPods while walking around the city. 

The left will not stop until every potential hazard is banned.  Soon, eating while walking (another NYC staple) or talking to a fellow pedestrian will be banned as well.  The above proposal is a classic example of the left over-reacting to a few tragedies.  In this particular State Senator’s district, two people were recently killed because they weren’t paying attention while crossing the street.  These deaths, while tragic, are avoidable by following a simple rule — pay attention to traffic.  Just because you wear an iPod, you it doesn’t mean you can’t avoid oncoming cars.  It’s not like it’s a blindfold.  Whether or not this measure passes, the liberal nanny-state will continue to chip away at our freedoms in the name of public safety. 

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The Senate Circus

Posted by Sal on February 7, 2007

It’s interesting to watch the circus going on in the Senate right now.  Monday, Senate Republicans in an unusually unified move blocked the debating of the Iraq non-binding resolution from going to the floor because the Democrats refused to allow Republcian resolutions to be debated along side as an alternative, as well as refusing to allow any amendments (of course, the Drive-by media framed this as the Republicans being obstructionist and stifling debate;  See Reuters, NYTimes — funny how they did not say this about the Democrats when it came to Bush-appointed judges).  Only two Republican Senators — Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MI) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) voted with the Democrats, while Sen. Lieberman (I-CT) voted with the Republicans. 

The Republicans also wanted to include a separate resolution that would state that the Senate had no intention of cutting funding.  Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), in arguing that the resolution was pointless, said “There isn’t a Democrat here that wants to take monies away from the troops.”  Oh Really? 

It appears that several Democrat Senators, including Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Sen. Barak Hussein Obama (D-IL), and others are looking to attach troop withdrawals to the spending supplemental requested by the President.  Meanwhile, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) is indicating that he favors cutting funding from the war.  It appears Sen. Reid is having trouble keeping his caucus in line, while Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is so far showing great leadership.  The circus in the Senate is entertaining to watch, until one stops and recalls that what is going on in the Senate could very well have a negative impact on the war effort, the safety and morale of our troops in Iraq, and embolden the enemy to just keep chipping away at our will to win the war on terror. 

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