Best Of Homespun Bloggers October 30th, 2005
Cord Blood Bill Stalled in Senate
I guess it's time to write our senators. A noncontroversial bill that could do a great deal of good is stalled in the Senate along with the very controversial bill to expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The Senate is not planning to address either bill before the next session. That would be a mistake.
Collecting my Thoughts
1667 What do the Democrats need to do
to take back the Congress, the Presidency and the Courts? Well, a few weeks ago all you needed to do was type in “Democrats need. . .” into Google and you’d find that Democrats were longing, begging even, for some good, strong ideas, values and concepts. But that’s all changed during the Fall of 2005. Bush has stumbled badly and his base is discouraged. And it’s this, not ideas or programs, that has energized the Democrats. It’s really pathetic--from both parties--isn’t it? The Democrats still have no ideas, but they’re smelling blood, and they know how soft and wimpy the Republican voters are. The President of big, bold ideas cracks up when he should be going for the gold. He should be rallying the troops and giving us one of the best courts in the history of the nation.
The Bull Speaks!
Finally! I've been asked the Question Outright!
“Is American ready to have a woman, or a black, in the Office of President of the United States?”
Eh, here's something to make up for having to read my homework. Something a bit funnier, I thought.
(a) Love Story (to my wife)
The old Sentra creaks as I step out, leaning a bit too far to one side, its bones groaning at the sudden movement of my rather over-sized bulk. I pat the purple-gray roof reassuringly once I have emerged, but my hand comes away dirty and I curse, not wanting to wipe it off on my party clothes, but also not thinking of entering the party dirty-handed as much of an option.
US Today doctors Condi photo
The mediaÿs attempts to belittle and attack the Bush administration are moving beyond the realm of partisan politics into the realm of pathetic immaturity. It doesnÿt matter if the attacks come in the form of improperly characterizing the Plame investigation or doctoring photos to make peopleÿs eyes glow.
Ya' Gotta Love Tony Blair - He's PISSED at Iran
Israel "must be wiped out from the map of the world," according to Iran's new President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, "And God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism."
This does not seem to bode well for the West's future relations with this "other" Gulf country, and Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair was not amused. Not amused at all…..
Here they are, holding their fake vigil in my home town:
What these people claim to be doing is holding a vigil to "mark the death of the 2,000th reported U.S. military death in Iraq and to say that the country’s pro-peace majority wants Congress to stop the deaths by stopping the dollars that are funding the war."
What they're really doing is exploiting war dead to push an insane agenda that at the least would result in more, not less, bloodshed in Iraq, and at worst an al-Qaeda run caliphate throughout the Middle East.
Here is a really good question from post-hurricane Florida:
"This is like the Third World," said Claudia Shaw, who spent several hours in a gas line. "We live in a state where we suffer from these storms every year. Where is the planning?"Well Ms. Shaw, let's see what your good governor has to say on the matter.