Day By Day

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Do as I say....

From Breitbart:

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday dismissed any comparison between the firing last fall of eight U.S. attorneys with the replacement of 93 U.S. attorneys when her husband became president in 1993.

"That's a traditional prerogative of an incoming president," Clinton said in an interview with The Associated Press. Once U.S. attorneys are confirmed, they should be given broad latitude to enforce the law as they see fit, she said. "I think one of the hallmarks of our democracy is we have a devotion to the rule of law," Clinton said.

She conceded that should she win the presidency in 2008, she likely would replace all of the U.S. attorneys appointed by President Bush. She said that's merely following traditions in which presidents appoint prosecutors of their own party.

So, with a wave of the hand, it's all so clear. We can name who we like, but if you make any change....

Hillary would want US Attorneys who would represent the positions and policies of the Democratic party. That's OK. But for GWB to want US Attorneys who represent the policies of the Republican administration, that's wrong.

I guess that talking out of both sides of the mouth just comes naturally to her.

Fighting back against multiculturalism

I've always had the jaundiced eye whenever I hear the terms "multiculturalism" and "diversity". So I had a particular pleasure when a German judge tried to use the Koran (and I use that spelling intentionally) to justify a ruling in a divorce case. There was outrage and the judge was removed from the case. Over at FrontPage, they wrote:

Judge Datz-Winter’s decision caused a furor in Germany, and she was quickly removed from the case. That may be one small sign that Europe is inching toward throwing off its multiculturalist blinders and recovering the spirit of General Sir Charles James Napier, the British Commander-in-Chief in India from 1849 to 1851. It is said that a Hindu delegation protested against the British prohibition of sati, the practice of burning a widow to death on her husband’s funeral pyre, by telling Napier that it was part of their cultural custom. Napier famously responded: "You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours."

Time for more people to think, and act, like Napier.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Photos regarding the new Congress

Over at the Power Line Forum, there's a humorous, yet telling, series of photos. Take a gander at this link and don't think it couldn't happen.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Al Gore Defined

I love a well-turned phrase, and this description of Al Gore truly hits the spot:
"A desperate hunger for greatness malnourished by the thin gruel of mediocrity."
A true hat-tip to Dafydd ab Hugh over at Big Lizards for supplying those words. The link to the post is HERE.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Another long absence

Well, it was another long absence, and one that I am ashamed of. Procrastination is one of my biggest failings in life, so I really need to force myself to just sit at the keyboard and write. Not that there is any shortage of material rolling around in my brain. Just the discipline to write.

However, now that the political scene is heating up for 2008, it's tough to sit back. So, the doors are open again. Let the cynicism begin!!