Trying to decide what to post on can be tough sometimes, especially when there is a lot going on. So, here are few things that are happening in our world and some thoughts to go with them.
Calls For Hastert's Resignation Increasing
If you were to have told me that a Washington newspaper was calling for the resignation of Speaker Hastert, over the Foley affair, I'd have guessed WaPo without batting an eye. But this the WaTi calling for it. And you know what? Maybe it's about time. He's been worthless, you know. Maybe it's time for new blood to assume control and maybe the new Speaker will actually do his job. (De plane, de plane. Looooook boss, it's de plane!!!)
Meanwhile, ABC News is reporting that Foley's depravity may be more pronounced, than first believed.
I have no pity on this guy. The fact that he is in an alcohol rehab, won't get an ounce of sympathy from me. Not only did he dishonor himself and the people that sent him to Washington, he betrayed his family and has subjected them to what will be a long term, of shame and embarassment. But more than that, who knows how much damage he did to those kids?
Some are questioning the double standard that seems to be in play, where Democrats are concerned.
And you know what? It's a perfectly legitimate question to ask.
Why is Gerry Studds still in office? At this late point in the game, you cannot blame him. You have to ask the people of his district, they are the ones that have kept voting this guy in. It certainly doesn't say much for them, does it?
The other legitimate question to ask is, what did the Dems know and when did they know it? We all know why the GOP would have tried to cover it up. But why would the Dems?
If it is found that the Dems sat on this, to use it as their October surprise, this thing will backfire on them lightning fast. So, if there is any chance this has happened, they would do well to let this one drop and let the GOP lick their wounds. (But you know they won't. Politics is a science of opportunity.)
Sen. James Inhofe took on an interviewer on whether or not global warming is caused by man, or not. (click on the link, and then click on the link dated Oct. 3)
Sen. Inhofe turned the tables on CNN anchor Miles O’Brien and the interviewee, became the interviewer. He cleaned his clock, in my opinion. You have to see this one, for yourself.
The AP is reporting that Iran has asked France to oversee their enrichment of uranium.
I would approach this with a cautious optimism, with the operative word being "cautious". These things have a way of falling through. Iran could be trying another stall tactic and this whole ply could be a trick. One thing is for sure, the French had better not let this thing play out in the media, until there is an agreement. It will decrease the chances of this becoming a reality, if the media conducts the negotiations.
French smokers are outraged at the possibility that new laws banning smoking in public may be implemented.
To the French I say:
Welcome to the world of socialism, where the government tells private business what it can and cannot do. We actually beat you to this one. I am a smoker, but have always respected non-smokers rights. I do not mind going outside. And as long as they don't take that right away, I can live with it.
I say, get used to it and remember, it will all get better when you decide to conform to the will of Big Brother. He knows what's best for you.