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Archive for June 14th, 2007

Amnesty Alive

Posted by Mike on June 14, 2007

Like the medieval peasant in Monty Python, the amnesty bill isn’t dead yet. In fact, it has been revived and is now on its way to final passage.

It’s no secret that the Republican Party has been spineless for years now. What’s frustrating is that this is the issue that caused them to find their backbones.  Our party really is the stupid party.

HT: Michelle Malkin

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The People’s House

Posted by Mike on June 14, 2007

I’ll believe it when I see it but word is that the House Republicans may have discovered their spines.  After the Democrats won the 2006 election, they passed a rule requiring that earmarks in spending bills be revealed before voting on said bills.  The Democrats being Democrats however, quickly decided to ignore their own rules and Republicans called them on it.

Procedurally I don’t have any problem with this.  The Democrats won the election and they can run the House as they see fit.  They’ve lost all credibility on their claims of bipartisanship, but they’re still free to do what they’re doing.

Substantively the Democrats should be ashamed of themselves.  I understand why they’re doing it though.  Anyone trying to use taxpayer dollars for Louis Vuitton handbags should be tempted to hide it.  A few months ago, I joked that Nancy Pelosi wanted a government-funded diamond-studded tiara.  At least I think I was joking.

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Hamas v. Fatah, Round 1

Posted by Ryan on June 14, 2007

Suddenly the situation in Palestine has deteriorated to the point where the two main factions, Hamas and Fatah, are in an open armed conflict tantamount to a potential civil war.  90 people have been killed in the fighting since Sunday.  In Gaza, Hamas executed many members of the Fatah Party yesterday at a Fatah-controlled security station, prompting Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to tell Fatah to fire back and that the coalition government is to be dissolved.  Abbas is expected to call for a multi-national force to ease the violence in Gaza.  While Abbas refers to the Hamas fighters as an “outlaw militia,” the Hamas fighters cheer, “the era of justice and Islamic rule have arrived.”  Why does that sound eerie and ominous to me?

This is bound to spread violence in the West Bank, and if a full-fledged civil war were to begin Hamas would easily take Gaza, and Fatah would end up pacifying much of the West Bank, oddly enough with the potential of Israeli aid!  Are we looking at the potential of two Palestines forming? 

Israel would love that.  They already feel that Abbas is someone with whom they can do business, so this could give Israel and Fatah the impetus for a major peace breakthrough through productive cooperation.  However, Hamas is a faction of radical Islamic terror, under the guise of a political party.  They won’t go quietly and the bloody carnage is apt to continue.  The rest of the Muslim world, instead of sending their own aid and peace-keepers, will probably use this as another reason to kill Jews and Americans in other parts of the world (they’re getting predictable).  I had a feeling that this summer would bring Mideast violence– just wait until Hezbollah kicks it up again and Iran makes good on its plans to foment more violence in Iraq just before General Petraeus’ report in September.

AP photo.

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