Saturday, November 11, 2006

G@y Stalin

So, Sir Elt, what do you think of organized religion?

"I think religion has always tried to turn hatred towards gay people. Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays.

"But there are so many people I know who are gay and love their religion. From my point of view I would ban religion completely.

"Organised religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate."

I don't think he's "joking" a la John Kerry.

Friday, November 10, 2006

I'd Support Him

Mark Levin at National Review makes the suggestion that soon to be former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum should run for President in 2008.

I think it's a great idea and I agree with Levin that Santorum, a most decidedly pro-life conservative/traditional Catholic, has national appeal despite his recent and largely unsurprising loss in blue state Pennsylvania.

Now let's say Santorum doesn't run for President. On the off chance that a vacancy opens up on the Supreme Court in the next couple of years, I think Bush would be smart to consider nominating Santorum to be a Justice. Although he is an unapologetic conservative Republican, Santorum has long been known as someone who worked extremely well with liberal Democrat Senators (e.g., Barbara Boxer). These friendly relationships could ultimately be decisive in getting him confirmed without the mother of all political battles being waged.
Wait'll They Get a Load of Me

She does too look like him!

(inspired by Jim Treacher via PSB)
Iran Loves the Dems

Here's to you True Conservative™ who wanted to teach a "lesson" to the GOP in this last election cycle.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I'm Wondering

If the war in Iraq isn't going as well as some people are blindly asserting, then why were terrorists cheering for the Dems to win on Tuesday?

Update: Seems several of our guys over in Iraq were not cheering for the Dems to win on Tuesday, and are concerned over the "resignation" of Donald Rumsfeld.

[sarcasm] Nice going on letting the Dems take over all of Congress True Conservatives™. [/sarcasm]
Only the GOP Can Hurt the GOP

The Dems and their moonbat minions can only help.

Update: Borrowing from Lynyrd Skynyrd, I hope Charlie Rangel will remember; a Southern Man don't need him around anyhow.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Will Justice Kennedy Flip?

In 2000, the SCOTUS by a 5 to 4 count knocked down Nebraska's ban on partial birth abortions. At the time, there were basically 2 swing voters on the Court, Justices O'Connor and Kennedy. Although Kennedy would vote to uphold the ban, O'Connor didn't.

Now, almost seven years later, the SCOTUS has revisited the issue of partial birth abortion in the form of a legal challenge made by pro-abortionists to the Federal statute, signed by President Bush, banning the procedure. Oral Arguments before the Court were made today.

With Alito having replaced O'Connor on the Court, it would appear that the Federal ban on partial-birth abortions will be upheld by a one vote margin. That is, of course, unless Justice Kennedy has somehow "grown" on this issue in the last seven years and votes with the Dark Side of the Court (Justices Ginsberg, Breyer, Stevens and Souter). The fact that something like this must be worried about provides strong evidence for one of the most likely negative consequences of yesterday's Dem takeover of Congress, and more specifically, the Senate: the appointment of another David Souter to the SCOTUS.

If the Senate confirmation hearing on the nomination of Robert Bork to the SCOTUS had taken place in 1986, Bork today would be a SCOTUS Justice. That is because in 1986, the GOP had majority control of the Senate. However, Bork's hearing was in 1987, the year the Dems took back the Senate after the 1986 mid-term election. Although they probably would have tried to do it anyway, the Dems control of the Senate made the "Borking" of Bork, and all other subsequent judicial nominees cut from a similar cloth, that much easier than it otherwise would have been. As a result of this new practice by the Dems, Ronald Reagan was effectively forced to nominate a relative unknown jurist with almost no paper trail. That unknown jurist ended up being the now Justice Anthony Kennedy who, at best, has had a mixed record on social issues like abortion. Indeed, the Dems practice of "Borking" eventually led to the nomination of David Souter, who is considered by all non-judicial activist proponents (i.e., people who think judges shouldn't be making up rights and laws out of thin air) to be nothing short of a disaster.

Now that the Dems have again regained control of the Senate, I fully expect that if Dubya gets the chance to fill another seat on the SCOTUS, he will have no choice but to nominate another Anthony Kennedy, or worse, another David Souter. While it is true that Dubya has shown a propensity to do this anyway (see Harriet Miers), GOP control of the Senate provided the necessary leverage to make the President change course and nominate what ended up being Sam Alito. With this leverage now gone until at least 2008, I'm not so sure that I want any seats to open up on the SCOTUS.
And so it Begins

This is on all the heads of those of you who either sat out the election or voted for a third party candidate as a means to "punish" the GOP.

And if Pres. Bush gets to fill another vacancy on the Supreme Court, I can almost guarantee you that a Harriet Miers/David Souter-like candidate will be selected. This time, however, there probably won't be a darned thing we can do to stop it since there's no way in hell that a Dem controlled Senate will confirm an Alito or Roberts.

Thanks a lot, dorks!
Meet the Black Robert Byrd

Minnesotans elected to Congress yesterday Keith Eillison, a black Muslim/former Catholic Dem who had an affiliation with the anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.

Robert Byrd, of course, is a longtime Dem U.S. Senator from West Virginia who won reelection yesterday and was a member of the Kook Klucks Klan.

A word and power that President Bush would be well advised to often employ in the last two years of his administration.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Go Vote

More importantly, vote Republican. Unless, of course, you want to pay higher taxes and put our country's national security at risk. Then by all means, vote Democrat or third party.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Almost Like Another Bye Week

The Trojans certainly weren't looking past the Tree toward next week's match up with the cheating Shmucks of Oregon.