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November 17, 2010

A Few Thoughts And A Rumor

It is strictly amateur hour at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice. Today the civilian trial of Ahmed Ghailani, who was charged with 285 various counts of terrorist activities and had been held as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo Bay, was convicted of one measly count of conspiracy to destory federal property. Peter Finn Wrote this in the Washington Post today:

After deliberating for five days, a jury of six men and six women found Ahmed Ghailani, 36, guilty of conspiracy to damage or destroy U.S. property, but acquitted him of all 276 counts of murder and attempted murder, as well as other conspiracy charges.

Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) has been found guilty of eleven, count them, eleven ethics violations. Unfortunately, he will likely survive with only a slap on the wrist and will not be expelled from the House of Representatives. What do you have to do to get kicked out of the House of Representatives? Kill someone?

From a profile in the Washington Post of Representative Charles B. Rangel (D-NY):

The dean of New York's House delegation was charged with 13 "very serious" allegations of ethics breaches, including: failure to pay taxes on $75,000 in rental income on property he owns in the Dominican Republic; improper use of four rent-stabilized Harlem apartments, including one formerly housing a campaign office; failure to disclose hundreds of thousands dollars in personal assets on his annual financial disclosure forms; and the use of congressional stationery to seek funds for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at the City College of New York.

Current Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, who rammed the 2,600 page health care bill down our throats, has been elected to be the minority leader in the House of Representatives. Interestingly, she is claiming that the Democrats will continue to do everything to fight the battle against our staggering national debt, but refuses to address the root causes of said debt, namely our hugely bloated federal government bureaucracy and entitlements. It is the same crap that comes out of President Barack Hussein Obama’s mouth. You just can’t believe anything they say. There is an interesting internet abbreviation that applies here - roflmao.

The uproar over the TSA’s extraordinary screening tactics of passengers prior to boarding is totally justified. The TSA refuses to profile passengers who should be subjected to increased scrutiny and would rather subject everyone, including pilots, flight attendants, little old ladies, children, and well known celebrities to full body scans and/or extremely intrusive full body pat downs. What's next body cavity searches? If you don't have to fly.....don't.

There is an unsubstantiated rumor that since ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is still the policy in all branches of the military, gays in the military are resigning and are applying to be screeners for the TSA.

Posted by Rick | November 17, 2010 04:49 PM

November 3, 2010

Bad News For Nevada And The Country

Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has beaten Sharron Angle and will be returning for another 6 year term in the Senate, quite likely as the majority leader. Very disappointing....

On a brighter note, Republican Joe Heck, who was leading by quite a wide margin in the polls, has beaten Democrat Dina Titus (D-NV) by less that 2,000 votes, in what turned out to be an extremely close race.

Posted by Rick | November 3, 2010 02:55 AM | Political Science

November 2, 2010

Midway Through The Election Results

It appears that the Republicans are headed toward a victory in the House Of Representatives, picking up about 60 seats. There have not been a lot of surprises in the House races up to this point. Of note, many people are particularly pleased that big mouthed Alan Grayson (D-FL) has been soundly defeated and will not be returning to Washington in any official capacity after the lame-duck sessions.

With a loss in Connecticut, where congenital liar, Richard Blumenthal (D), has defeated businesswoman Linda McMahon, it appears that the Senate will continue to have a Democratic majority, albeit a very slim majority, and the Republicans will have to wait until the 2012 election to regain a majority there.

I am anxiously awaiting the results of the Senate race here in Nevada where polls had Sharron Angle leading Senate majority leader Harry Reid by about 3% prior to the election.

Posted by Rick | November 2, 2010 07:46 PM | Political Science

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