In a rare display of Republican muscle, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Arlen Specter actually yelled at a Democrat who deserved it. Reporters rushed to camera’s everywhere shoving a ’shocked’ Charles ‘Chucky’ Schumer out of the screen.
Rare fireworks came about last week when Democrats displayed that they are the dull knives in the drawer at confirmation hearings where they were simply outclassed by the nominee. What made it all the more fun to watch was that the Dems weren’t thwarted by tactics, legislative procedures, or any political chicanery. They were beaten badly because they had no idea what kind of legal mind they were up against. And it showed again and again thru-out the week! The Republican members of the Judiciary Committee didn’t even need to show up. Supreme Court heir apparent Samuel Alito was bored with the lame attempts to rattle his psyche or challenge his fertile legal mind.
Schumer, Kennedy, Leahy, and Feingold’s lame attempts Tuesday to challenge the Supreme Court nominee on legal matters (abortion) were chastened by both their money-men and the mainstream press for not being “tough enough” on Alito. So they came back Wednesday asking dumber questions with meaner faces, but still failed to mar Alito’s unassailable character. The Dems ended up being insulting and asked few pertinent questions on matters of Constitutional law. The sour display grew difficult to watch, but was hardest on Mrs. Alito who left the committee room as Republican Lindsey Graham asked a dumb question himself just to end the ridiculous display. Graham then apologized for the lousy treatment put upon her husband and family by ‘cranky’ committee members.
All the Democrats care about is preserving legalized abortion. It’s the only issue they are willing to defend. And they don’t even defend it that well. Democrats simply default to past rulings of questionable veracity that merely kicked the can down the road. Rarely, if ever have they cited libertarian reasoning why abortion is a good thing. The argument has not been made in such a fashion that we can believe them, or that has been convincingly accepted by the populace at large. They forsake the electorate when it comes to pertinent issues like: National Security, economic development, Social Security, the nation’s debt, or immigration. Their Pavlovian ire is aroused only when the right of baby-killing is threatened. Dick Morris couldn’t be more wrong about Republicans having nothing to campaign on…but will they?
GI’s play better songs than bitter Democrats: Reps Jim Moran and perpetual sourpuss & ’decorated veteran’ John Murtha’s “low morale town hall meeting” in Arlington VA, got a dose of; “Good time Rock ‘n’ Roll” from Sgt. Mark Seavey when the Afghanistan veteran informed the grumps that: “I don’t know who you two are talking to but the morale of the troops is very high.” Murtha and Moran not knowing how to process good news from a living breathing veteran went ‘blue-screen’, slowly rebooted in ‘safe’ mode but failed to come back online.
WDET disappoints big time: The East Coast yaks (NPR), having taken over the daytime lineup of Detroit’s only independent radio station a few weeks ago are playin’ the same old rag and it isn’t music. I fail to see how the management at ‘DET can say DNC talking points 24/7 are an improvement over free-form music programming by former locals. Where’s the ‘balance’ that Public Radio ostensibly offers? Tune in anytime during the day and be subject to a continuing lament of the Bush Administration and all things Republican. Dour ‘Progressive Radio’ has been a failure on the left side of the AM dial in Detroit. We predict the music will be back once the level of donator dollars falls even further than they were prior to the changes. The sad part: It will take them a while to admit it and change back.
The City is going to ‘cut taxes”…Sort of. Some Detroit neighborhoods have been targeted as: Neighborhood Enterprise Zones. The City’s chosen few already enjoy immediate response from Police, Fire and EMS. Nibbling around the edges of the stifling property taxes will help homeowners in the short run. But a gimmick is still a gimmick. The City’s fiscal woes run deep, and they need long term tax relief and small business development based on a real plan to grow the cities’ populace and revenues. We’re applauding with one hand. It’s even obvious to the political collective of Detroit that Tax Cuts Work! Why can’t politicians grasp this fact and legislate real long term tax relief for all citizens and businesses statewide?
Gee, why have movie revenues been declining so badly? One can venture a guess, or we could spend pages on analysis. In the old days of Hollywood Westerns, John Wayne and Clint Eastwood played Cowboys. These guys are merely Sheepherders. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
The Loser Al-Gore said a bunch of stuff, reviewable here. He served in Vietnam too, y’know?