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News & Views, 2/17/05

BLOWING CHUNKS

“So now we learn that Jane Fonda used to suffer from bulimia. For 35 years this woman has been gagging herself to induce vomiting. There's some justice there. Jane Fonda has been making a lot of us throw up for decades.”

- Talk show host Neal Boortz

HELP WANTED: ONE SACRIFICIAL LAMB

“One obstacle to Hillary on her way to 2008 is rapidly melting into the air -- reelection to her New York senate seat. Today's New York Times trumpets a poll showing Gov. George Pataki, her most frequently cited rival, experiencing his lowest favorable rating in a decade -- down to 50% of New Yorkers. . . . Republicans talk up Ed Cox, the lawyer and Nixon son-in-law, as a potential candidate. They talk up Rep. Peter King. Mostly they have just given up, acknowledging that nobody on their side can raise $40 million in an election cycle the way Mrs. Clinton can. Rudy Giuliani has shown little interest in the race, and Colin Powell none at all. So Senator George Allen, head of the GOP's Senate efforts, has apparently quit looking for a giant killer. He will be happy at this point just to find a sacrificial lamb.”

- Holman W. Jenkins Jr., Political Diary, 2/16/05

SAD...BUT TRUE

“No longer are Republicans arguing with Democrats about whether government should be big or small. They are at odds over what kind of big government the United States should have."

- Los Angeles Times, 2/7/05

ABANDON ALL HOPE, YE WHO ENTER

“Unfortunately, like every effort at controlling federal spending in the last quarter century (except for the House Republican effort of fiscal 1995-1996), Mr. Bush's cuts, even if they are fully enacted won't make any measurable difference to the level of federal debt for our children.”

- Columnist Tony Blankley

SAFETY...BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF LIBERTY

“No one doubts that a legislative battle is looming with respect to whether the Patriot Act’s provisions will expire or be made permanent. Policymakers should not make the mistake of underestimating the American people. Of course, the electorate wants safety, but it wants the federal government to secure that safety by fighting the terrorists themselves, not by turning America into a surveillance state."

- The Cato Institute

EYES IN THE SKIES

“Not only will the government track our mileage for tax purposes when GPS is mandated for all autos but the next step will be to ticket everyone speeding. Talk about a gold mine! The computers will generate the tickets and no human will need to be involved with the process. An email will advise of our infraction and we can pay with credit card or Paypal. What a deal.”

- News & Views reader Commander Jay D. Crouthers of Crownsville, MD

LAYING BLAME WHERE IT BELONGS

“One hundred percent of the blame for the (Prof. Ward) Churchill debacle rests with the University of Colorado’s board of regents that hired, granted tenure to, and promoted an individual whose scholarship and personal qualifications are now, and must always have been, in serious question.”

- Columnist Dahlia Lithwick

SKOOL DAZE

“Nothing will get a politician in more trouble than the clear statement of an obvious fact. Just ask Gov. Mark Sanford, who is in trouble again for suggesting (elderly readers, expectant mothers and those with heart conditions may wish to skip this shocking portion of the column) that some of South Carolina's public schools aren't very good. . . . You would think he had hired University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill to lead the ‘Pledge of Allegiance.’ . . . How can anyone, from Mark Sanford to Fred Sanford, get in trouble for making the painfully obvious observation that South Carolina's public schools suck?”

- Columnist Michael Graham

SOCIAL INSECURITY

“I just wonder how many people would pay attention to preparing for retirement if they didn’t have the mistaken idea that the money they are now forced to contribute to Social Security would be adequate to live on when they are no longer working. For the life of me I cannot figure out why it is the job of government, through the nation’s taxpayers, to worry about every citizen’s old age. Somebody tell me, please.”

- Lyn Nofziger, “Musings,” 2/16/05

OUT OF STEP WITH REALITY

“Our existing immigration system is out of step with the realities of American life. Our economy continues to produce opportunities for low-skilled workers in important sectors of our economy such as retail, services, construction, and tourism. Meanwhile, the pool of Americans willing and happy to fill those jobs continues to shrink as the average American worker grows older and becomes better educated. Yet our immigration system has no legal channel for workers from Mexico and other countries to come to the United States even temporarily to fill those jobs. The result is widespread illegal immigration."

- Daniel Griswold of the Cato Institute

OPENING A NEW CAN OF WORMS

“If social conservatives really wanted to protectmarriage, the Marriage Protection Amendment wouldprohibit divorce. . . . Social conservatives have been getting a free ride on this marriage protection thing. It is time to ‘out’ the divorced ones. Everyone should be made aware of how many spouses have been discarded by proponents and how many have had, or are having, extramarital affairs as they protect marriage.”

- Columnist Dimitri Vassilaros

A SYSTEM ONLY A COMMIE COULD LOVE

“The current (gerrymandered redistricting) system is an incumbent-protection scam, fiercely protected by Republican and Democrat alike. And why not? In November, every single incumbent (in California) won. Asked (California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger) the other day in his State of the State address: ‘What kind of democracy is that?’"

- Wes Pruden, “Pruden on Politics,” 2/15/05

A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE

“Bookings at hotels in New York are up. Way up for February. The reason is that absurd work of so-called ‘art’ by some character named Christo. $23 million dollars to hang a bunch of orange sheets from boards in Central Park. Now people are actually going there to see this crap. I'll venture a guess that no less than 95% of the people who would travel to New York City to see this display vote Democratic.”

- Talk show host Neal Boortz

YESTERDAY IN DC CONFIDNETIAL...

* The real reason President Bush may be naming conservatives to the bench * Paper-thin conservatives, tracking devices and government schools * USANext gets a VERY profane response from an AARP backer * How to make a union guy’s head explode * Gov’t schizophrenia on gas mileage * Maryland judge tells liberal rag to stick it where the “Sun” don’t shine * Cheerleading for Title IX

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2 Comments:

Blogger drwaln said...

EYES IN THE SKIES

"Not only will the government track our mileage for tax purposes when GPS is mandated for all autos but the next step will be to ticket everyone speeding. Talk about a gold mine! The computers will generate the tickets and no human will need to be involved with the process. An email will advise of our infraction and we can pay with credit card or Paypal. What a deal."

- News & Views reader Commander Jay D. Crouthers of Crownsville, MD

Anyone else start humming Rush's Red Barchetta (http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/rush/119966.html) when they read about this kind of big brother nonsense? I don't know how long I'll keep my old pick-up running, but it'll be a hell of a lot longer if new cars have these GPS tax collectors in them!

Matt Waln

February 17, 2005 at 6:01 PM  
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