Friday, November 18, 2005

Yet Another Wasted Year in DC...

The Congress has wrapped up their “business” before a 2-week break followed by a nice long holiday break, so essentially they are done for the year. What have they really done for the American people this year? Besides confirming John Roberts to the SCOTUS. NOTHING!! As usual.

They have not done anything on Social Security reform. Another year wasted when it comes to making Social Security solvent.

They have done nothing on Border Security and Immigration Reform. So a few million illegal people have come into this country.

They have ignored any Energy Reform, so we are still paying through the nose for oil from the Middle East while the oil companies in this country make record profits in the 3rd quarter of the year.

But wait, they did manage to sell out the American people with CAFTA. A one-way street for jobs leaving this country for cheaper labor cost but things don’t cost us any less after the jobs leave.

Who can forget the screwing they gave us with the Transportation Bill with over 6000 pork projects and a $295 billion price tag. Up an additional $39 billion to buy the votes needed to pass CAFTA.

And who can be upset with all the wasted time spent on steroids in Major League Baseball? And the filibustering on judges? What about all the blowhards going on and on about WMD and the war in Iraq?

These elected leaders are a shame to the American people who voted them into office and can see past all the nothingness that happens in Washington D.C. The should forfeit all pay for this past year. Every one needs to be voted out and we need to put term limits in place for the Congress…

Monday, November 14, 2005

The French Are Fried...

France has lost complete control of her government. For 18 nights they have allowed young Muslim men to run wild and have done nothing more than fire some tear gas at them. The French now say they are optimistic that things are nearing the end. Why is that? The number of cars burned nightly has steadily decreased — from 502 overnight into Saturday, to 374 overnight into Saturday, to 208 as Monday began. A week earlier, 1,400 cars were incinerated in a single night. It seems to most of us these terrorists have run out of cars to burn, not that things are winding down.

The failure of the French leadership to understand what is happening, let alone develop a strategy to cope with it is the real problem. How can they allow unchecked mayhem for 18 nights? In this country the police and National Guard would have gotten this under control in a day or 2. The French have allowed it to continue to spread. Now these wimps have proposed that the European Union give $58 million to France for helping riot-hit towns recover. They say the EU could make up to $1.2 billion available in longer-term support.

A group calling itself the Union of Muslim Organizations in France has issued a "fatwa" (Islamic edict) calling on the Muslim youths to cease their rebellion. The message is clear: Rather than obeying the laws of the French Republic, Muslims in France should follow "fatwas" concocted by the Muslim Brotherhood. This is very scary to me. I feel this “disturbance” is nothing more than a dry run to gauge the French response before the Muslims make their real move at a Jihad in the future. The French have made their bed and now have to sleep in it…