Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Random Political Thoughts for a Wednesday afternoon…

  • Fox News tool Sean Hannity attacked Harvard and Georgetown Universities for accepting money from Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal. But Hannity has no qualms that the Prince also owns a small percentage (approx. 5.5%) of Fox News... hmmmmm?
  • 'Smilin’ Tom DeLay doesn’t just have to worry about a Democrat usurping his seat next year… seems 2 Republicans are gearing up to battle him in the primary. Kinda brings a smile to your face, doesn’t it?
  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is getting hit hard with European-backlash from his refusal to grant clemency to ‘Tookie’ Williams. Seems his countrymen in Austria are not happy with the gov’s decision and are doing everything possible to make their anger known. Including, but not limited to, ridding the stadium in his hometown of his name.
  • The Gov. is also facing intense pressure on this side of the ocean… from his own party. Seems the GOP faithful in CA are a tad upset with him for naming a Democrat as his Chief of Staff. Bet he’s wishing he was making movies again…
  • The NY Times is reporting that the corruption cases of DeLay and Cunningham are colliding. Texas prosecutors revealed in subpoenas Tuesday that they’re investigating ties between Mr. DeLay and lobbyist, Brent Wilkes. Wilkes is a California businessman that is one of four unnamed co-conspirators listed in the criminal charges against former Representative Randy Cunningham. Smilin Tom and The Duke are going down together…
  • Reuters is reporting that Commander Cuckoo-Bananas has put his dominatrix, sorry I meant confidant, Condi Rice, in charge of U.S. efforts to stabilize and rebuild nations roiled by war or civil upheaval. My question is who will be in charge of stabilizing and rebuilding after she leaves? My money is on Brownie.
  • In yet another “We can and will win in Iraq” speech, the “President” defended the decision to go to war and also accepted responsibility for going to war with faulty intelligence. Some people will fall for it George (unless they throw themselves off a cliff) but smart people will see through your veil of lies.
  • The trial of former Illinois Governor George Ryan is getting heated. The lead prosecutor angrily accused Ryan’s defense team of tarnishing the veracity of government lawyers and agents. The rest of the country isn’t paying much attention to this story… heck, Illinois isn't paying much attention to this story, but they should as it figures to be a good one.
  • The recount for Detroit Mayor has suddenly gotten interesting as eight write-in ballots, appearing to have been filled in by the same person, were found in one precinct. Stay tuned…

3 comments:

Mike said...

Does Sean Hannity have qualms over Prince whatshisface owning part of Fox? We'll not know because Sean is smart enough not to mention his opinion on that subject. Do YOU bash YOUR employer in a public forum?

Kemp said...

My point is more along the lines of: if he knows that they own a small percentage of Fox, he shouldn't spout off about the colleges receiving money as it will only encourage people to throw accusations at him.

Kemp said...

Uh, yes. When two things meet (as the two cases are) another word for that is collide. Look it up.