Friday, August 31, 2007
That's 100 trucking companies, not 100 trucks.
J.B. Hunt, and a few other large-fleet American trucking companies, sell their old horsewhipped rigs at auction down in Mexico. And Mexican rigs do not have to pass U.S. standards for safety. The drivers, for the most part, do not speak or read English. They are not required to keep logs, nor are they limited in the number of hours they are allowed to drive in one day.
Literally, an accident waiting to happen. It is scheduled to begin on Thursday.
Bush is giving those who don't hate him another reason for doing so.
Weak on illegal alien immigration. Warner voted for the Senate "amnesty" bill, and voted again to resurrect it after it had died.
Weak on the War: Warner had a hare brained idea to withdraw (only partially!) troops (only a few!) from Iraq and Afghanistan. He likes to stick his finger in the wind.
Weak in responding to his constituents. Warner's office (I do not fantasize he actually reads my letters) has sent back only one response to several letters I have sent to him, on a range of various topics.
I can hear the trumpets of flatulence sounding a fanfare to honor his exit.
Maybe she will take a "listening tour" of Cuba. While she is there, she could have an attractive young female intern "smuggle" some of their fine (yes, the commies can do one thing right) cigars back to the U.S. for Bill. He won't even need a humidor.
Jim Lindgren at The Volokh Conspiracy thinks that a Clinton-Richardson or Obama-Edwards pairing is more likely. Obama-Edwards could be interesting to watch as it self destructs, like Kerry-Edwards in '04. Hitlery Clinton could choose UBL as her running mate, but he would most likely decline, or honor-kill her himself after they won. It makes little difference. The Democrat Presidential Nomination is hers for the taking.
Monday, August 20, 2007
His case is a direct result of the typical tempest-in-a-teapot leftist mentality. I believe it is what they call a fresh meat sacrifice in D.C.
So what if he lied, intentionally or otherwise to a reporter. Clinton did it all the time, and about worse things than "outing" someone who was not "in" in the first place.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
It is the typical favorable treatment the paper invariably gives to leftists. Stark is portrayed as a good guy, just tryin' to change things for the better. He is a self-styled journalist who, in his words, likes to ask questions the regular media will not ask. It is good that someone is willing to challenge and engage political figures. And the regular media can be derelict in their duty to actually report the facts, choosing instead to manufacture a story to fit their own template.
Like the regular media, however, Stark has a double standard. He likes to challenge conservatives with questions like: “Why did you spit at your first wife, George?” and "Have you ever used the 'N-word'?"
If you are an avowed socialist, Stark is your best friend. John Edwards gets the pandering kid-glove treatment with an intimate discussion about the necessity for the creation of a new government agency to monitor corporations for the purpose of preventing fraudulence and embezzlement (S.E.C., anyone?).
His blog is dedicated to what Rush Limbaugh likes to term "seminar callers." Stark posts the results of his calls to right-wing radio shows, and gives his instructions for the reader to call the shows on his or her own. Sprinkled with tidbits like:
Don't let the truth get in the way, Mike.
“Hmm, you’ve got a point there. You know what, you’re right, George Bush is an incompetent and dangerous megalomaniac.”
"I can’t think of a more powerful government than one headed by a president who thinks he can flout any law he wants and listen in on my personal phone conversations. Reagan didn’t do it, why is it OK for Bush?”
Saturday, August 11, 2007
I don't agree with his politics, and I don't like saying so, but he may be right.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
This is the party of the double standard, of the "Two Americas," of mob rule.
Republicans, in the minority, have to make do by using parliamentary procedure to their advantage. They did so in this vote, and the Socialist Democrat majority, unable to win with their superior numbers, closed the vote early. And then some Democrats were permitted to change their votes after the gavel struck. What the hell?
Shame, shame indeed.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
The point when it is safe to begin pulling out is the point when the Iraqi military and police forces are strong enough to continue the fight against the terrorists on their own.Sowell cites a Brookings Institute report, authored by Michael E. O'Hanlon and Kenneth M. Pollack, which states that the surge is actually working. Surprise, surprise. What is most surprising, though, is the MSM's deafening silence about any positive events or progress being made in the war in Iraq.
That point depends on how much and how long the current progress continues, not on how much the Democrats or their media allies need an American defeat before the 2008 election.