The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Political Notes

Democrats won the two governorships up for grabs yesterday. You know, if the Democrats could just win one of the houses of Congress in the 2006 elections, it seems like they could spend years investigating the excesses and abuses of the past five years, and really drag out the Republican pain for a long time.

When Harry Reid criticized the Vice President the other day, Cheney got angry I guess and accused Reid of "malicious conduct." I consider the conduct of Libby, Rove, and anyone else involved in outing Valerie Plame as malicious also. Hooray for Harry. The Democrats actually have some leaders after all.

Executives from the nation's largest oil companies are appearing before a Senate committee today to answer questions about their recent huge profits while the rest of the country is fretting over high energy profits. This should be interesting.

Since the countries of Asia are the major source of the world's avian flu, it only makes sense for President Bush to ask them for more help in battling this disease. At this moment, particulary in Asia, I think battling bird flu is our biggest priority. Let's hope the President doesn't get distracted when he attends the APEC forum in South Korea later this month.

Parents of a dead Palestinian boy, in what some call "a gesture of love," have donated his organs for use in Israel.


Other News of Note

It doesn't take a scientist to see Kansas as backward, particularly after their Board of Education approved new standards for teaching science "that cast doubt on the theory of evolution." CNN also has a story on this, as does the BBC, New York Times, and Washington Post.

It's not often that one hears the truth these days, but when French rioters say, "We hate France and France hates us," I wouldn't be surprized if they were right on both counts.

2 Comments:

  • At 10:36 AM, Blogger Carl said…

    The biggest victory the Republicans can point to is the mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg.

    Who until four years ago, was a liberal Democrat....

     
  • At 12:49 AM, Blogger Bill H said…

    I also see that Kansas is turning down all supplies of flu vaccine as being incompatible with the tenets of intelligent design ...
    Kansas turns down flu vaccine

     

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