Saturday, November 12, 2005


Bidinotto has a point: One excerpt: "Not a damned thing distinguishes the Republicans from the Democrats anymore...not a damned thing. "No Child Left Behind" in essence, and unconstitutionally, federalized education. The GOP-engineered federal prescription drug subsidy program for seniors was another huge and costly step toward total socialized medicine. The Administration's response to recent natural disasters -- here and abroad -- establishes the premise of federalizing all local emergencies globally, and reducing the U.S. military into becoming the logistics wing of the International Red Cross".

The Anchoress has got pretty disillusioned with the GOP too: "If your plan was to make people so disgusted with your cowardice, your disorganization and your political tone-deafness that they either stop contributing to the RNC, or they decide to just sit out the next election (because what’s the point), or they decide to vote out every stinking one of you in the next elections, because you freaking well deserve ouster for literally doing nothing constructive and squandering your majority…well…you have succeeded spectacularly! Beyond your wildest imaginings, I am sure. I can’t think of a single reason to vote to re-elect a any one of you".

The Plantation Right: "I write editorials for a conservative editorial page. After my newspaper editorialized that U.S. House Republicans should replace Majority Leader Tom DeLay with someone more concerned with ideology than partisanship, we were deluged with letters from angry Republicans. Almost all of the letters made the same argument: No real conservative would oppose Tom DeLay because of all the good he has done the GOP. Of course, 'Republican' and 'conservative' are not synonyms. Until more conservatives make clear that they understand this distinction, they are in for continued abuse from the Republican leadership."

The House of Reps backdown over drilling for oil in less than 1% of Alaska really got to me but there is an informative comment here on just how it happened.


Brookes News Update

Why Al Gore could have been America's last gasp? : In Al Gore we did not see the triumph of American liberalism but of nihilism springing from the corpse of liberalism
Are Liberal Party blue bloods sinking the Government's workplace reforms?: Looks like the Hugh Morgan, Michael Kroger and John Calvert-Jones' axis has contributed significantly to the Government's labour market reform stuff up. But what can one expect from the 'Blueblood Society'
Business Council of Australia's quack cure for recessions: The Business Council of Australia has demonstrated a shocking ignorance of economic history and the real nature of the so-called boom-bust cycle
Who hates America in the Arab and Muslim world, and why: Arab journalist tells all on Anti-Americanism and hate in the Arab world. This is something that most Western journalists would never dream of doing
Black group calls on Democrats to stop using racial slurs against black Republicans: Racist Democrats vilify black Republican candidate
Why government was never the source of money: According to a popular view, which originated from Plato and Aristotle, people accept money because of government decree. Not so
Hollywood can't even spell "Israel": Palestinians are perpetrating on their own people with a fervour that increases in savagery each day, because they can't get over the fence and kill Jews so easily
What should we expect from Bernanke now that he is the Fed's chairman?: Why Bernanke'a policy of stabilizing prices will generate a boom-bust situation


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