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, January 11, 2006

Iran showdown?
Rhetoric is heating up between the United States and Iran. The United States is concerned because Iran is ending its two year freeze of uranium enrichment, although some say that Iran never actually froze its program. Will we see actions heat up as well? That sort of possibility is definitely on the table. The world is just getting more and more dangerous.

Bush campaign mode
This is a good idea: George W. Bush in campaign mode warning Democrats not to criticize the war. Yes, Mr. President, go out there and talk about this every day. We want to see you defending your misbegotten war, and every day, though I wish it weren't so, we will read in the newspapers about how many more people are dying because of your policy, and how much money is going down the drain. The best ally the Democrats have? George W. Bush and the Iraq war. Then let the people decide.

Difference between O’Connor and Alito
I thought Joe Biden was right Tuesday when he was questioning Judge Alito about the woman who was passed over for promotion at her job, and who was suing her employer for discrimination. I really did feel that she was the victim of a subtle form of discrimination, and I felt that Alito sided with the employer when he really should have sided with the woman. On that basis alone I would vote not to confirm.

Budging on the Budget
Good luck to the president and to Treasury Secretary John Snow in getting their budget passed. Many people expect the budget to be “dead on arrival when it gets up to the Hill,” said Stanley Collender, a budget specialist. If they make the kind of cuts I fear, then it should be D.O.A.

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  • At 1:57 PM, Blogger Carl said…

    I found an article in a Canadian newspaper that the head of the Israeli Defence Forces has advocated making a pre-emptive strike on the reactor, either alone or in conjunction with a coalition to be named later.


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