Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A long two years

Well, I asked just one week ago who will run Congress, the Extreme Left or the Moderates? It's only been a week, and it seems they're already answering. Dennis Kucinich has gone on record saying that Congress MUST cut the military funding to Iraq. There are 141,000 American troops fighting our terrorist enemies, along with millions of Iraqis struggling to establish their fledgling, frail democracy, and Kucinich wants to just cut their money.

Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee pressed General John Abizaid on setting a withdrawal deadline, 4-6 months, to get out of Iraq. Of course, the General objected to this, but the opinion of our military leaders means little to the Dems. I'm wondering why they didn't invite Al Qaeda to the committee meeting. After all, no one has a more vested interest in our withdrawal and they would like nothing more than to be able to mark their calenders for the date we're gone and they're free to wreak havoc on the Iraqi people.

Charles Rangel had a few choice words for Mississippi one day after the election. John Murtha and Steny Hoyer are engaged in a nasty political power grab that I thought was promised not to happen. And the Dems are ALREADY talking about raising taxes. And where are the moderates? One can almost hear the silence and the crickets chirping. Not a word from them. It's becoming apparent that the extreme Left wing of the Democratic party is poised to dominate Washington politics. All this, and the new Congress hasn't even been sworn in yet. It's gonna be a long two years. Here's more:

Abramoff offers testimony on 6-8 Democratic Senators

Lobbyist Jack Abramoff states that he can give testimony on dealings with at least 6-8 "very corrupt" Democrat Senators. That’s funny, I thought the Abramoff scandal was a Republican problem…or maybe that’s just how the New York Times sees it, along with the majority of America’s Kool-aid drinking Left.

Boxer to hold Senate hearings on Global Warming

The new leader of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Barbara Boxer, plans to begin a long series of Senate hearings aimed at global warming.

"I think there ought to be a global-warming bill that looks at all the contributors to carbon-dioxide emissions," she said.

So we may be enacting legislation, potentially costly legislation, aimed at curbing a hoax. Hopefully, the Senate hearings will reveal what most responsible, but intimidated, scientists already know…that there is no evidence supporting the theory that human activity has negatively affected the earth’s climate. But, then again, the theory has made it this far.

Democrat Congress may seek to scrap border fence

My only problem with the recent bill passed by Congress mandating a fence along the US Southern border is that the fence isn’t long enough. It only traverse about a fourth of the border. But, at least, it was progress on an issue that our elected leaders seemed to be hesitant about solving. Now, enter the Democrats. They no doubt had help from the Hispanic voting block in America in the recent elections, and they obviously intend on keeping those votes. So, what will they do? That’s right. They’re likely going to kill the law that mandates a fence. I feel safer already.

It amazes me that some of the Congressman speaking against this fence represent some of the poorest districts in America, ie Bennie Thompson. Thompson is from Mississippi and represents a very impoverished population. His constituents compete for jobs with illegal immigrants who are willing to work for less with fewer demands. In essence, the illegals are driving down wages for American citizens, especially the poorer, least educated American citizens like the ones found in Thompson’s district. Either he doesn’t know that, or he just doesn’t care and his party loyalty is trumping his obligation to those who put him in office. I don’t know which is worse. But I hope that either he or his constituents eventually learn the truth about illegal immigration and how it harms this country in so many ways.

Murtha seeking House majority position

John Murtha has a good shot at being our House Majority leader. That’s right, the anti-war, anti-military Congressman whose words of criticism do nothing but embolden our enemies in their efforts against our troops may be the majority leader of the House of Representatives. This is our new Congress. We elected these people, and the consequences may be more than we bargained for.


Anonymous said...

It is clear to me that it is so convenient to many people to deny the damage we do to the environment simply because they don't want to have to fix it or inconveneice their daily lives in any way. That is BASIC information, it doesn't say "global warming" anywhere, but it cleary points out that past climate changes, such as what we are currently facing, have been at time such as the industrial revolution, when pollution was obviously increasing. You can completely disregard the damage you're doing, or you can wake up and think about the future and how you're killing it.

John The Patriot said...

Two decades ago the crisis dujour was "Global Cooling". Yes, everyone was fearing another ice age, we were in imminent danger and many demanded our government take action. What happened to that theory? Well, it obviously never panned out. Now, it's Global Warming that we should all fear.

The truth is, pollution is lower now than at any time in the modern era. There are more acres of forest in this country than there were a hundred years ago. And the average temperature of the earth is consistent with normal climate fluctuations. There is no evidence of the ice caps melting or the sea level rising. Upper atmosphere temperatures have not changed. The only significant difference is an increase in temperature around big cities, a result of urbanization or "concrete jungles" but hardly enough to affect the earth's climate. I can cite dozens of sources backing this up...real scientific evidence, but something tells me you're enjoying that Koolaid too much

Dan Trabue said...

"The truth is, pollution is lower now than at any time in the modern era."

The facts are, we are using up resources at a pace the world can't sustain. In the process we are poisoning our air, water and land. That it is poisoned at a slower rate than previously is helpful, but not much.

Don't believe me? Go fishing for catfish in the Ohio River and eat what you catch.

I'll even attend your funeral.

Anonymous said...

Again, it's easier to deny it exists than to do something to fix it.

Debbie said...

Murtha didn't get the job and now the wicked witch of the Dems has egg on her face.