U.S. Civil Rights Commission Chairwoman Mary Frances Berry continued her
liberal obstructionism crusade by refusing to allow Peter Kirsanow to
take his rightful seat on the Commission after being appointed by President
Bush in late 2001. Berry claimed that the term of Victoria Wilson, a member
who was chosen by former President Clinton to complete the term of deceased
Judge A. Leon Higgenbotham, Jr., had not ended, even though it was clear
to everyone that it had. Some time later the law would come down on the
side of Mr. Kirsanow, and Ms. Berry would once again be proven to be a
completely useless waste of human life.
Nine-term Representative James Traficant Jr. went on trial for 10 counts
of bribery, tax evasion and racketeering in his home state of Ohio. The
charges included accepting gifts and favors from constituents in exchange
for Washington lobbying and forcing certain members of his staff to pay
him cash kickbacks or do work at his farm for free. He would later be
convicted and sentenced to 8 years incarceration in federal prison following
his expulsion from the House of Representatives for ethics violations.
His toupee could not be reached for comment.
Do to the overwhelming political fallout resulting from his relationship
with deceased (then missing) intern Chandra Levy, California Representative
Gary Condit of the 18th Congressional district lost his first election
bid in 30 years. "It's been a great opportunity to be in public service...
and I'll never forget it," Condit said after being confronted with
his disappointing primary election numbers. It is rumored that Mr. Condit
has since accepted a managerial position at a fast food restaurant somewhere
near his home in Ceres.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton achieved the lowest score ever received
by a freshman member of Congress by getting a 3 percent rating for her
2001 voting record. According to the National Taxpayers Union, Ms. Clinton
received the rating primarily because of her resolve to raise taxes and
increase spending. When asked what he thought about his wife's record
setting poor showing among U.S. Congressmen and women, former President
Bill Clinton was heard to say "Who?"
Former President Jimmy Carter went to Cuba to meet with Communist President
Fidel Castro in an attempt to improve U.S./Cuban relations and "explore
issues of mutual interest". Following his visit, Mr. Carter dismissed
all allegations that the Cuban government might be providing biological
weapons information to other nations, and then chose to focus on it's
healthcare initiatives. "We have been overwhelmed with the dedication
of the Cuban people and the government, and their research and humanitarian
sharing of knowledge about better health care with the rest of the world,"
he said. Although he conceded that his visit was unlikely to change either
country's policies, it seemed clear that Carter was perfectly willing
once again to kiss the ass of a ruthless dictator just for the unbridled
fun of it.
Senate Democrats attempted to back out of an agreement concerning the
House-Senate conference committee on energy which they themselves proposed.
Their reasoning behind the move was that the panel would include too many
supporters of President Bush's ANWR drilling proposal. The unanimous consent
agreement approved by the Senate only a week before provided for 6 Democrats
from the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and 3 more from the Finance
Committee to be selected, yet Majority Leader Tom Daschle made it clear
that he felt he should be allowed to choose a few known opponents of the
drilling project from other committees. When asked what he thought about
the incident, the ranking Republican member of the ENRC, Frank Murkowski
remarked "Can't they read the unanimous consent agreement?"
to which Mr. Daschle later responded "Is that a rhetorical question?"
Senator Jon Corzine, who has called upon President Bush to get tough on
corporate scandals, was accused by a former stock broker of engaging in
schemes to force unwitting investors to pay artificially high prices for
certain stocks while Corzine was chairman of Goldman Sachs in 1999. The
Senator from New Jersey was quoted as saying "I don't believe there
is ever going to be anything that sticks about us at Goldman Sachs forcing
anybody to buy anything." when confronted with the allegation. But
the syndicate manager of Cramer & Company, Nicholas Maier told SEC
investigators that Goldman Sachs routinely forced him to buy stocks at
inflated prices. "Goldman, from what I witnessed, they were the worst
perpetrator... They totally fueled the market bubble. And it's specifically
that kind of behavior that has caused the market crash." stated Maier.
Later on, Mr. Corzine was heard to exclaim "DOH!"
Bill Clinton made a controversial statement at the Toronto Hadassah-WIZO
children's charity dinner in Canada, stating that "If Iraq came across
the Jordan River, I would grab a rifle and get in the trench and fight
and die" on the side of Israel. Mr. Clinton, a well known draft dodger
during the Viet Nam War, also asserted that the solution to the Israeli/Palestinian
crisis was to "establish a Palestinian state now". It remains
to be seen if Mr. Clinton would grab a rifle, get in a trench and fight
and die if Palestinian terrorists decided to swarm into Israel with the
intention of murdering innocent men, women and children, but judging from
the latter statement above, it seems more likely that he would rather
reward that particular group of psychopaths with statehood instead of
opposing them militarily. One can only wonder, after witnessing such a
display, whether or not Bill Clinton will be the next American liberal
to be honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.
Congressmen David Bonior and Jim McDermott lead a delegation of government
and humanitarian workers to Iraq and denounced the perceived future military
actions of the United States Government. McDermott stated that he believed
President Bush was willing "to mislead the American people"
about the intentions of Saddam Hussein, suggesting that the mass murderer's
regime could be trusted with regard to arms inspections and other sensitive
issues, in spite of its long history of deceit and open hostility toward
both the U.S. and United Nations. At the same time, Mr. Bonior insinuated
that there was some sort of moral equivalence between the U.S. and Iraqi
governments when he said "We've got to move forward in a way that's
fair and impartial... That means not having the United States or the Iraqis
dictate the rules to these inspections." So let's get this straight,
the United States (the Gulf War victors) should NOT dictate the rules
to be applied to the very inspections which they are demanding the Iraqis
(the Gulf war vanquished) adhere to in order to avoid another war. And
they say that liberals are not critical thinkers.
Senator Robert Torricelli gave up his bid for reelection due to his rapid
decline in popularity following revelations that he was involved in receiving
illegal campaign contributions and questionable gifts during his 1996
Senatorial campaign. The Torch, as he is known to his constituents in
New Jersey, stated that it was "the most painful thing" he's
ever done, adding "Don't feel badly for me. I've changed people's
lives..." Soon afterward, the Democratic party illegally substituted
former Senator Frank Lautenberg for Mr. Torricelli, claiming to do so
out of concern for electoral "fairness". Lautenberg, age 78,
had retired from the Senate in 2000 primarily because he was widely regarded
as a senile old coot who couldn't find his own ass in the dark with both
hands and a flashlight.
The Democratic party lost seats in both the Senate and House during the
mid-term elections, due to the fact that it's leaders exhibited a complete
lack of ability to move away from the politics of personal destruction,
race bating, peacenik extremism and over-taxation. Of course, it didn't
help that they chose to make a mockery out of the memorial service of
recently deceased incumbent Senate candidate Paul Wellstone, replacing
him with Walter Mondale, a perennial loser in every political sense of
the word. The practically unheard of governmental power shift SHOCKED
election analysts and political pundits alike, and proved beyond any doubt
that the concept of 'modern liberalism' is about as welcome in this country
as the Bubonic Plague was in Europe during the 14th and 15th centuries.
Senator Patty Murray spoke before a class of high school students in her
home state of Washington, encouraging the impressionable teenagers to
consider that Osama Bin Laden is so beloved in the islamic world because
of his humanitarian efforts, while simultaneously asserting that the United
States is so unpopular in the Middle East because it has done so little
in that respect over the years. Ms. Murray stated that Bin Laden had "been
out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads,
building infrastructure, building day- care facilities, and the people
are extremely grateful. We haven't done that."
One is forced to
wonder, after reading such a statement, when Osama Bin Laden had the time
to do such magnanimous things, since he was considerably busy creating
terrorist training camps and organizing vicious attacks of innocent civilians
during those years, not to mention attempting to create a nuclear bomb.
One need also question why he would bother to build day-care centers in
countries where women are generally not allowed to work or even leave
their homes without being accompanied by men. Also, Ms. Murray seemed
to not be aware of the fact that the U.S. government has given countless
billions of dollars in humanitarian aid to Middle Eastern countries over
the past several decades and has committed hundreds of thousands of American
military troops to defending Muslim interests in conflicts the world over.
Apparently Patty Murray is either a completely uninformed twit, or a typical
liberal Democrat with nothing better to do than make an ass out of herself.
Wait a minute... I guess there really is no difference between those two
things is there? My mistake.
Edward L. Daley