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June 10, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Immigration has become the neocon battle-cry...a way to appear "independent" after 6+ years of walking in lock step and being a rubber stamp. It's not like this is some new stance by the president. Before the 2000 election, then candidate Bush said this....

From a Speech in Washington, D.C. Jun 26, 2000...

Latinos come to the US to seek the same dreams that have inspired millions of others: they want a better life for their children. Family values do not stop at the Rio Grande. Latinos enr...
June 8, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
I'm Sean Conners and I love my country.

I am Sean Conners and I represent no one but myself. And over time and as new evidence comes to light, my views can change.

I'm Sean Conners and I am a Christian. My religion is not political as I see it.

I am Sean Conners and I I prefer not to be labeled as I have no single ideology nor do I treat any political philosophy like a religion. But I try to understand that people will always try.

I am Sean Conners and I think the ACLU is a patr...
June 1, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
There has been a lot of talk about "amnesty" in regards to the President's immigration proposal. Unfortunately, most of it is misdirected. The 12 million immigrants aren't really getting anything close to the definition of amnesty. Amnesty is about getting off "scott-free" for an alleged "greater good."

These 12 million or so illegal immigrants will be required to pay fines, go back and forth to their "native country" and do a host of other things just to be eligible for any kind of citizens...
May 22, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
"Not with my tax dollars!!!" is a common cry amongst Americans whenever our government is found to be funding things we don't like. And of course, we see polls on a regular basis that try to tell us how we feel on any given issue. Then every 10 years our government takes a census report and gathers the information with all the speed and dexterity of aincient Rome.

But why do we depend on these archaic, limited and easily skewed methods to tell our representatives what we want?

There might...
May 17, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
After the 1st round of GOP-ardy on May 3rd, ABC "gaffed" and neglected to mention Texas Libertarian Congressman Ron Paul in their post debate poll. turns out, Paul won that debate handily. Oops.

In MSNBC's post debate polling, Paul won as well. C-Span's polling made Paul the winner as well. And on the ultra conservative website, "The Drudge Report," Paul finished a close 3rd at the top of the 10 man pack.

Not to mention his YouTube video, which was the most watched political video and 8...
May 7, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
The American people are discontent with out election process. Some of us prefer to "pick and choose" our particlar issues, especially the left and right wing pundits. But the fact is that our whole elcetion process, from start to finish needs a makeover. A big extreme makeover.

Let's start with campaign finance. It is a big issue indeed. One one hand, you have the people that believe money = free speech. In the other camp, we find the "regular people can't afford to run for office" crowd.
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May 2, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Much has been made overthe past few years about profiling. Profiling is the practice of looking for certain "types" of people and holding them under greater scrutiny. And while the practice of singling out people based on their race, religion, gender or whatever will always be a "hot button" debate issue, republican lawmakers are lobbying Speaker Nanci Pelosi for something more extreme.

The Washington Times reported that republican lawmakers are trying to get Pelosi to protect legislation tha...
April 26, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
This political season reminds me of Christmas. Especially the Christmas's of the 80's and 90's.

Not because I have the feeling that it's Christmas morning and waiting under the tree is a super-duper present I had been hoping for. And not because I have any renewed feelings of hope, love and grace.

It is because this Presidential election cycle has begun ridiculously early. It reminds me of how every year as I grew up and entered adulthood, the stores and other businesses would start put...
April 25, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Yesterday, Vice President Cheney, fresh out from the hospital, where he doesn't poll any better than anywhere else, and Sen Harry Reid, fresh from Barnes & Noble, where he was looking for a copy of "The Idiots Guide To Leadership," again bumped heads in what has developed into quite a little feud. Of course, this version of the feud is advantageous to the White House as Harry Reid has become easy fodder in his bad leadership of the Senate since taking the majority.


And while the right wing...
April 24, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
About a month ago, the 2008 Presidential candidates revealed their 1st quarter fund raising totals. We learned a few things about the election at hand next year. 1st off, it's expensive to run for President. Too expensive for anyone who doesn't hang with billionaires to even attempt. That fact alone bothers me. But the issue of campaign finance reforms won't be seriously debated in congress till 2009 if we're lucky. For this cycle, money is the beast that must be tamed if one wishes to run for P...
April 11, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
I've been listening to the clamor over 2nd rate jock Don Imus's comments about the Rutgers Women's Basketball Team for days now. I've been hearing the apologies, the arguments, the statements and everything else. And so far, everyone has gotten his words wrong. And I am sure of it.

The worst thing to me about this scandal to me might be that Don Imus has shown unequivocally just how spineless he is in all of this.

1st off, before explaining my point of view and determination of the facts ...
April 3, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
When most people, even those who follow politics, think of the name "Dowd," they usually think of left wing uber-feminist Maureen Dowd. If someone was to read an article titled “Kerry Was Right,” and knew that someone named "Dowd" wrote it, the most likely assumption would be that it was written by the forementioned Maureen Dowd. But in this case, like too many others, most people would be wrong.

The op-ed was written, but never submitted by a man that can only be described as a "true belie...
February 21, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Some time ago now, Senator Joe Biden of Delaware put forth a plan for a way forward in Iraq. The plan consisted of 5 major points, as follows,,,

1. Establish One Iraq, with Three Regions

Federalize Iraq in accordance with its constitution by establishing three largely autonomous regions - Shiite, Sunni and Kurd -- with a strong but limited central government in Baghdad
Put the central government in charge of truly common interests: border defense, foreign policy, oil production and reven...
February 6, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
In Sacramento, each workday, a small group of protestors gather at the office of representative Doris Matsui. But this isn't the kind of protest we got used to in the 60's atteh height of the Vietnam War.

During Vietnam, protests sometimes became violent, like in Chicago or at Columbia University. Sometimes the military was brought in to squelch the dissent, like at Kent State. Almost certainly, the protestors were "tree huggin hippies" in their teens and 20's seemingly in a competition to ...
February 2, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
In the last election, former Senator George Allen got caught up in a verbal "gaffe" when he refferred to a young man hired to follow him around for his opponents campaign effort as "Macacca." the "controversy" raged on for weeks, mostly fueled by Allen's unwillingness to come clean about where he picked up the slur and the result would be essentially throwing his mother under the bus. He, like most sons, refused to do that. It. Along with a vote that at least appeared to deny troops the body ar...