Monday, March 27, 2006

The Week Ahead

Things to pay attention to and keep an eye (or two) on this week…

  • As more and more information on this comes out, it's sure to make this week very, very interesting. It seems there is a new memo rattling around out there that (allegledly) shows that Herr Bush was intent on invading Iraq in January 2003 (personally I think it goes back even further than that – like when Daddy lost his re-election bid, but that’s just my opinion…). He was intent even though the White House had knowledge that Saddam Hussein had no WMD’s. ‘Nuff said.
  • The Federal Election Commission (FEC) decided today, in a 6-0 vote, that the nation's new campaign finance law won’t apply to most political activity on the Internet with the commission deciding to regulate only paid political ads placed on another person's Web site. Good times.
  • The public is losing confidence in the war… and losing faith in lawmakers that supported it (expect to see more backpeddaling on this – by both Democrats & Republicans – than there was on XX) Experts believe “this might mark a turning point in public perception” and may help the Dems in November’s mid-terms. As we’ve said on this site before… this will work to our advantage only if the Dems in power can strike a single chord and agree on one message and one strategy. Get it in gear already guys…
  • The last few weeks have seen some (very) large rallies in major towns across the US to show support to immigrants. All this while lawmakers confront legislation aimed at curbing illegal immigrants. This could very well be THE biggest story to keep an eye on this week as there are sure to be more rallies, more debate and more bickering. Stay tuned…
  • Pressure is mounting on politicians to make full disclosure of any and all dealings with lobbyists… the proposals being made are also demanding they be held accountable. Yeah, like that’s gonna work…
  • Continue to keep an (very close) eye on Jack Abramoff this week. A judge has approved subpoenas for him and one of his (many) business partners to answer questions about the mob-style slaying of Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis a few months after the Abramoff and his partner bought SunCruz Casinos from him. (Well, that story does go along with the Mob-look that Abramoff is going for with the black trench coat and black fedora…)
  • This is important news to monitor if you’re a convervative looking for a job… News is coming out that First Lady Laura Bush goes through staff faster than the rise in Dick Cheney’s bloodpressure if his motel-room TV isn’t set to Fox ‘News” (even faster than her husband… I know there’s a sexual performance joke in there somewhere, but I’ll refrain from that today) Well hell, would you want to work for that ball-busting, you-know-what?? Remember her steel glance at Corretta Scott King’s funeral?? I think I would prefer to work for Ann Coulter or Michele Malkin… ok, that’s a lie, but you get the general idea.
  • As always, keep an eye on the weekly goings-on of Smilin’ Tom DeLay. On tap this week? One of his former aides has been enriching himself through a non-profit agency. The judge presiding over his trial is expected to decide on the motion before the court about whether a felony charge of conspiracy to violate the Texas Election Code should be reinstated against DeLay.
  • One last thing to keep an eye on this week is the trial of September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. He’s taking the stand today in his sentencing trial that will determine whether he is executed or not, so things could get interesting as this week continues.

Stay tuned...

1 comment:

Chris Grammar said...

It's odd that your blog emphasizes corruption. Surely you do not feel that is the domain of the left. The pardoning of Mark Rich the largest tax cheat in US history, Dan Rostenkowsi federal penitentiary. Do you think conservatives are for corruption? Or that leftists are too? You need to talk about issues. How are you going to run government healthcare without wasteful bureaucracy? How are you going to make a private service into a public good and make it less expensive and of higher quality? Can you raise the minimum wage and not increase black teenage unemployment? You need to deal with the unintended consequences of your statist ideas and the inevitable poverty, corruption and environmental catastrophes that will result. Eastern Europe before the fall of the Berlin Wall.