political enema, please

Ok, that’s it. Fire the entire Congress. Our founders warned us of the President becoming a royal office with too much power. Congress now considers itself untouchable in the same way. It’s time to clean house, folks. There may be a few current representatives that deserve to keep their seats (see Kyl, Tancredo, Sensenbrenner, Poe, Culberson, etc). Anyone else with an “I” next to their name on a ballot should be automatically voted against in their next election.
In case you’re wondering where all this is coming from, this was the tipping point for my outrage. Congressman Jefferson’s government office was recently raided by the FBI investigating charges of corruption and bribery after he was VIDEOTAPED taking money from an undercover FBI informant. But that’s not surprising…for a politician from Louisiana. What was absolutely shocking was how Speaker Hastert and Majority Leader Boehner think that the FBI raid was off limits as a separation of powers issue and should be challenged in the Supreme Court. *mouth*hangs*open* What a bunch of preening elitist power whores… It’s time to start from scratch in Washington.
A glimmer of hope here is the recent trend in polls that show that a large majority of American voteres think that most members of Congress need to be replaced. WOOHOO. But another question in these polls reveals a very opposite situation. While most people think that the majority of Congress should not be re-elected, the majority of people (almost the same ratio) think that their own representative should be re-elected. Now that just spoils the whole idea. If everyone thinks their own rep is just fine and dandy, but everyone else’s is the problem, then none of them are going to get sent home, and we have to live with the same problem for at least another two years (and realistically, decades). It’s simply an abomination.
Fortunately, I don’t have to make the decision to re-elect my Congressman in November. He already made that decision for me by tucking his tail between his legs and announcing his sad pathetic resignation. Good riddance, Delay. So my district is guaranteed to get a new face in Washington after the next election. It’s got to start somewhere…

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public re-education

In case you were doubting the rampant leftist bent in public education these days (and who could?), then you haven’t read this.
Seattle public schools definition of “cultural racism” includes “emphasizing individualism as opposed to a more collective ideology.” That’s right, folks. Now if you think of yourself as an individual instead of part of some herd, you’re a racist. Welcome to the 1984, where words are redefined at will to suit a political agenda.

bordering on treason

It was reported all over the country yesterday that through Mexican consular requests for information, the US Border Patrol had been divulging the whereabouts of the Minutemen along the US-Mexico border. Talk about a conflict of interest… Well, today the Border Patrol is refuting this charge, but using double-speak in doing so, saying it doesn’t provide the Mexican government with Minutemen locations, but that through the Vienna Convention does have to provide information to the Mexican government about interactions with that government’s citizens. So basically, they’re not sending over a daily briefing on Minutemen patrols, but if the Minutemen notify the Border Patrol of an illegal crossing and the Mexican consulate asks for information about the illegal crosser, they also get to find out that the Minutemen were involved.
This whole situation smells of rotting elephant dung. It’s bad enough that we have to have private citizens volunteer to monitor the border because our government isn’t up to the task. But to have these patriots sold out to the corrupt government of Mexico on a legal technicality is disgusting.
If Mexico is so concerned about its citizens’ safety, maybe they should give them reasons not to risk their lives crossing the desert on foot or selling themselves into slavery to pay a coyote to ferry them across the border in a locked and boiling trailer.

another one bites the…oh wait no, there he goes…

[Former CIA agent Michael Scheuer] told Four Corners that during 2002, the Bush Administration received detailed intelligence about Zarqawi’s training camp in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Mr Scheuer claims that a July 2002 plan to destroy the camp lapsed because “it was more important not to give the Europeans the impression we were gunslingers”.
“Mr Bush had Zarqawi in his sights almost every day for a year before the invasion of Iraq and he didn’t shoot because they were wining and dining the French in an effort to get them to assist us in the invasion of Iraq,” he told Four Corners.

If this is true, it is unforgivable. Most of our hardship in Iraq over the last three years has been because of Zarqawi and his thugs. If we could have taken him out before the war, it would have saved many thousands of lives and probably hundreds of US soldiers after the fall of Baghdad.
I don’t ever want to hear a conservative bring up as some kind of damning crime the fact that Bill Clinton letting Osama bin Laden go during his presidency. Now President Bush has one of his own.