Tuesday, January 06, 2009
For various reasons, the Townhall.com environment and interface didn't really work for my purposes.. and, in the meantime, the advent of Facebook has provided the perfect place for the fun, social sharing of information and connecting with my friends on a very surface level.
So, I am resurrecting OC Chronicle for ongoing social and political commentary... Please browse older posts to catch up on who I am and what I think... in the mean time, let the games begin!
Friday, November 10, 2006
The German government isn't filing the lawsuit. It's 11 Iraqis and a Saudi who went court-shopping and filed in Germany because the country "provides 'universal jurisdiction' allowing for the prosecution of war crimes and related offenses that take place anywhere in the world." A previous lawsuit was filed on similar grounds and was dismissed. Yes, Germany has its share of weasels. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel isn't one of them and outrage at the country is premature. Calls to close our bases in Germany over this hyped news story are, with all due respect, silly.
The lawsuit hasn't even been filed yet. The Time blurb is a Friday afternoon freebie press release for the left-wing Center for Constitutional Rights--milking Rumsfeld's resignation for all the publicity they can get.
And as much as I respect Drudge, I take exception to his "Scare"
headline: GERMANY MAY BRING CHARGES AGAINST RUMSFELD OVER PRISON ABUSE
The German Government is not "bringing charges".
The German People are not "bringing charges".
NOBODY is "bringing charges".
It's a bunch of fruitcakes filing a suit, not bringing any kind of criminal charges.
Relax everybody... and you know who you are.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
- If the GOP had narrowly retained control, they would have had to perform miracles in the next two years to have any chance to regain control in 2008.
- Better to have a turning of the tide in an off-year than having a presidential nominee get swept up in an anti Republican tide.
- By having Speaker Nan in charge for the next two years it will be quite clear what Democrat leadership looks like and no one will want this in the White House... will they?
My mantra for the next 24 months: If you like Speaker Nan, You'll LOVE President Hill!
This is huge news! But it also sounds a little like he is going out of his way to keep the vote up in California.
Either way I like what I hear!
VA SEN [66.27% IN]
ALLEN 739,086 50.35%
WEBB 711,059 48.44%
Hang in there George!!!
The fact that he's over 50% is huge because there is a Green party candidate getting a few votes. He could have won with a 49% plurality but being over 50% with 2/3 of the vote in is EXTREMELY encouraging!
(I sure hope I don't look like a moron tomorrow morning)
Please consider a national run. Our country needs you.
By the way... where in the heck has Arlen Spector been??? Remember how Sen. Santorum loyally stood by Spector when he faced a very tough primary bid two years ago? Don't we think Spector's support of Santorum could have made SOME difference in this campaign? Yet I never heard a peep from the good Senator. Anyone seen Arlen around??
As for the OC Chronicle staff, we cast our sure-win votes for Rep. Miller (unopposed)and Gov. Arnold (virtually un-opposed). But our real thrill was voting for Tom McClintock for Lt. Gov. and AGAINST Jerry Brown for Att. Gen. How great would it be for the Golden State to start looking a little more red with some diversity in the state-wide seats?
DEMS NEED: +6 TO TAKE SENATE
DEMS NEED: +14 TO TAKE HOUSE
VA SEN [41.14% IN]
ALLEN 453,055 50.60%
WEBB 431,308 48.17%
If this is a "wave" you dudes back east need to come out to Huntington Beach and see some REAL waves!