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Friday, March 05, 2010

Cruising the Web

Here's an amazing story about how one secretary turned a $180 investment into a $7 million dollar donation to her alma mater.

Heh, heh. Pete Stark as chairman of Ways and Means was just too much for his own party. How does it feel to have your own party say that you're too abrasive and obnoxious to ascend to the post you've been hanging around for decades to get?

And another one bites the dust. Bye bye to Bill Delahunt. As the Washington Post says it's been a bad week for Democrats.

A victory for common sense and for Americans who registered their disapproval of Eric Holder's decision to try KSM in civilian courts. The Washington Post reports that the White House is going to reverse that idiotic decision. Has Eric Holder done anything right in the past 13 months?

My dream ticket for Republicans in either 2012 or 2016 would be Mitch Daniels and Paul Ryan. In addition to their brave and intelligent positions on cutting spending and addressing the true fiscal problems facing our country, it turns out that they could be a dynamic duo based simply on their physiques. Who would have thought that these two rather nerdy, mild-mannered politicians would both be so buff? Remember when John Kerry and John Edwards talked about how they were the ticket with the best hair? Well, we saw what that was worth. I'll take these GOP musclemen any day.

Republican Nathan Deal agrees to delay his retirement from the House so that Nancy's whip count is back at needing 217 votes instead of the 216 votes it would have been if Deal had retired early as he'd announced.

I was busy at school yesterday so I missed the whole frisson of excitement and panic that whipped through the blogosphere yesterday after rumors surfaced that John Roberts was retiring from the Court. Here's how it all happened - one law professor told his class the rumor to illustrate a point about checking the reliability of witnesses and all the students apparently texted the news and soon it reached the internet.


Bachbone said...

The Left is frothing and near a seizure over Obama's trial balloon re: a military tribunal for KSM. It'll be interesting to see whether Holder's thrown under Obama's bus. Is there any room left under there?

It'll be interesting, too, to see whether the GOP has enough spine to tell Obama "NO!" to allocating the funds to close Gitmo in exchange for the KSM military trial.

Old Rebel said...

Call me old-fashioned, but the government MUST try KSM in civilian courts. That's not "giving" KSM the rights of Americans; instead, it is saying the Federal government must be constrained by the limitations of its power as set forth in the Bill of Rights.

Let's not forget we have a socialist Chief Executive who has the power to declare any American an enemy combatant FOR ANY REASON -- and as last summer's scanadlous DHS report revealed, all conservatives are already suspect.

tfhr said...

Old Rebel,

How do you expect to provide a trial in a civilian court without giving the accused the same rights as any American tried in the same court for the same crime?

Though I'd like to hear your answer, the point is moot because the President of the United States and his Attorney General have already publicly declared that KSM will be found guilty.

No show trials please. Give KSM his day before a military tribunal if you must but there really is no reason to haul him before a court. He is a prisoner of war and the war is not over. Let him sit and wait.