Friday, April 29, 2005

Play for Real

There is some real pretense going on in Congress. First the judicial filibuster and delays on John Bolton:

Between PowerLine and Michelle Malkin we have a good retrospective on what the Left used to think about a filibuster. I remember Jimmy Stewart (Mr. SmithGoes to Washington) heroically holding off the bad guys by reading anything he could find. He even actually debated his points. The current "filibuster" is so much easier. All they have to do is say "I don't want to vote on that" and as long as 40 Senators hold that line (Democrat seats = 45), that is a "filibuster" in process.

Wouldn't it be nice to return to an actual instead of virtual debate? Senator Frist has proposed almost exactly that. In a letter to the minority leader and a speech on the Senate floor, he threw the gauntlet down. The Democrats said they wanted debate. He proposes giving it to them.

PowerLine also has some information about one of John Bolton's accusers: Frederick Vreeland. Little Green Footballs nails Melody Townsell.

Then there is the hoopla about Tom DeLay: Chck here for the Web of hypocrisy

11 comments:

Gerald Augustinus said...

You calls 'em as you sees 'em ;o)
But don't you know that rules and standards only apply as long as they suit you ? ;o)

camojack said...

The Dummy-crats are desperate, trying anything they can think of to obfuscate.

Death throes, perhaps? One can hope...but we really do need a viable opposition political Party to keep us honest.

Libertarian, anyone?

PS: I'm glad to see you're posting again...

Pat'sRick© said...

Whether rules apply depends on how the rules originated - top down or bottom up.

hooey said...

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http://educationalvignette.blogspot.com/

camojack said...

That CAN'T be howie...he spelt everything right!!!

Pat'sRick© said...

I thought spelt was a fish.

camojack said...

Nah, a smelt is a ghoti (fish), or the past tense of smell, or a metallurgical process...
(I'll explain ghoti=fish, if need be)

spelt:
"chiefly British past and past participle of SPELL"

Pat'sRick© said...

So, substitute "m" for "p" and get fish.
Leave the "p" and get past. Got it.

MargeinMI said...

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Pat'sRick© said...

Marge
You nailed it. Great song.

Kajun said...

Pat'sRick said...
"So, substitute "m" for "p" and get fish.
Leave the "p" and get past. Got it."


The "T" is silent like in "fish".