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July 7, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
A lot has been said over the past few weeks over President Bush's handling of the Scooter Libby case. Amongst the rhetoric was an exchange between the Clinton camp and the White House where charges of "being above the law" were met with new definitions of "chutzbah" by the respective foes.

And we were all certainly entertained.

But President Bush's actions have seemed to do far worse damage than anything that involved Mark Rich. As seemingly corrupt as that move was, and make no mistake ...
June 27, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Some people just don't understand what the constitution is about. Especially what the "Bill of Rights" and the other ammendments are about. They are never about taking away the rights of citizens. They are about either expanding those rights which "shall not be infringed upon" by the government or limiting power of government. Ammendments of the constitution are not swords to be used against people with the force of the Federal government.

That is what bills, laws and statutes are about. If...
June 14, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
A lot of talk goes on about the founders and what they saw our nation developing at it's birth. We constantly look for ways to show how the founders would have handled a modern issue based on the Constitution, the formal early acts of governement, and things they said and wrote during their lives.

One issue, the issue of gay marriage and civil unions isn't really covered in the Constitution. And it really wasn't an issue at all in colonial America. Where as it surely existed, writing about ...
May 23, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Presidential candidate and ex-NYC mayor, Rudy Giuliani has been running his campaign on 2 themes. Both of which are pretty much false. The 1st is his "9/11" experience. Giuliani's ads love to show him walking the streets with his team after the twin towers were struck. It looks good. There's only one problem.

The only reason they are "out on the streets" is because the center and headquarters that was designed to house them and give them a base to manage such an emergency had been blown up. T...
May 18, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Congressman Rogers, a republican, has charged Jack Murtha with violating house rules concerning a measure Murtha tried to put into recent legislation to save the National Drug Intelligence Center, a facility that "fights the war on drugs" and is located in Johnstown, Pa. Johnstown is in Murtha's district.

If the allegations pan out. It will be up to Speaker Pelosi to live up to her words regarding "cleaning up" the house. OF course, the pundits have already damned both Pelosi and Murtha, be...
April 27, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
It's easy to defend the things we like. It's easy to defend the people we like. It's easy to conceive that the things and people we like and want for ourselves should be our "right."

But rights aren't about things we like. Rights are about things we don't like. Defending free speech is about defending your enemies right to speak. It's about speech and things that fall under the 1st ammendment that we despise. When the Supreme Court upheld Larry flynt's rights, they weren't endorsing Hustler ...
April 11, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
After the Vietnam war, our country made a deliberate decision to move away from the military draft. At the time, one argument was made, and apparantly bought by our nation, that the drafting system had unfairly skewed the military population to only include those without enough money or political connections to avoid service. Of course, it also had to do with the fact that so many of our boys had been killed or permanently mamed physically, psychologically or both by a conflict that was highly ...
April 2, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
One of the big "problems" the right has with Hillary Clinton is her conduct in the White House during Bill's tenure as Commander in Chief. Every 1st lady has had their "pet projects" while their husband boldy lead the free world, but all of the previous 1st lady projects have been the type a local community or church would via a "Women's Guild" or the "Ladies Auxiluary" or equally inane organization. The 1st lady is usually expected to read to school children, make people "aware" of illiteracy o...
January 18, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
January 12, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
The Heritage Foundation likes to tout a study they did that apparantly "proves" that raising the minumum wage somehow increases inflation, raises unemployment and besides, the only people making that wage (or less) are rich suburban kids. They contend that we hurt those folks (who, in the last sentence didn't exist outside of a cushy suburban home) who will somehow be impacted negatavely by having a few more dollars in thier pocket.

It's all nonsense!

If we look at the last 4 increases in...
January 5, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
On Tuesday, The 110th Congress will go into what has been dubbed their "1st 100 hours." It's not technically the 1st 100 hours that the new Congress is in existence. That would end somtime Sunday if they were going by that. And it's not the 1st 100 hours from 12:01 Tuesday either. It is the 1st 100 legislative hours, meaning the 1st 100 hours that Congress is in session.

What does the new Congress have in store for the nation? Here is a detailed summary of their agenda. Kind of thier version ...
November 6, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
What is your opinion. Do the people we elect to office serve the public or lead the public? Some tend to think that an elected official is there to represent and vote how his constituents want them to. Others feel that when someone is elected, it is then up to them how to vote.

For most it seems, they want their official to lead when their opinion is in agreement with the politician. And likewise, serve when their opinion disagrees with the politicians view.

It's similiar to how we view ...
November 1, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Back in the 90's, I found myself disgruntled in the political world. I had registered Republican when I turned 18 in 1985, but over the years it seemed that neither of the 2 parties adequately represented my views. There were things I liked on both sides, but just as much I didn't like. this wasn't all policy based. Both parties had people I liked, and people I didn't. Both parties had members do things I approved of, and just as many who had broken my trust.

Furthermore, both parties just s...
November 1, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Now, maybe I have seen it all in politics. Next Tuesday may prove that statement wrong, but for now, I think I have.

Two days ago, Senator John Kerry was stumping for the already defeated California democratic gubenatorial candidate. Kerry went into a bunch of one-liners about President Bush. As usual, John Kerry is no Henny Youngman or even Carrot Top. In his monologue, he made a reference to people who don't pay attention and study in school "get stuck in Iraq."

This obscure line would ...
October 24, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Harold Ford is running ofr Senator in Tennesee. The culturally conservative democrat has ran, by modern standards, a pretty good campaign. The same can't be said for his republican opponent or his party.

Bob Corker has allowed the RNC to run highly inflamatory racist ads in Tennesee. Corker claims to distance himself from the ads, which show white women suggesting Ford "call them" to have some fun. The old black man, white woman thing. Another ad, attacks Ford's father as being just another b...