Sma' Talk Wi' T

Current world events, politics, news, history, culture, trivia, religion, and the quirky

Archive for July 2007

Democrats Seizing Opportunity To Bash Roberts

leave a comment »

Please keep Chief Justice John Roberts in your prayers. Roberts fell while having a seizure at his home in Maine. I can see Sen Chuck Schumer licking his lips while rubbing his hands already.

In an address to liberal legal scholars of the American Constitution Society, Schumer said that after watching the work of the newly constructed “Roberts court” the past 18 months, he would block any future Supreme Court nominee of President Bush’s should a vacancy arise between now and January 2009.

What a whining weenie. They don’t know their elbows from their ankles and both Justices Alito and Roberts were so brilliant, the Democrats could not find a way to argue about their appointments.

Schumer’s address covered his views on the confirmation processes for Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts. Conservatives have hailed Roberts and Alito for their rulings and generally have said that their confirmations may prove to be the single lasting legacy of President Bush’s second term.

But Schumer and liberals were alarmed by many of the 5-4 rulings that went against their interests, as well as the strong denunciations of the right wing of the court by the elderly liberal wing in its dissents. The Roberts court overturned previous rulings on partial birth abortion and campaign finance reform.

That’s what the American public wanted.

Here’s what Schumer said of his own failings:

“Every day, I am pained that I didn’t do more to try to block Justice Alito. Every two years, I look back and take stock of my greatest failings and regrets in the past Congress. Without question, my greatest regret in the 109th Congress was not doing more to block Alito. Alito shouldn’t have been confirmed. I should have done a better job; my colleagues said we didn’t have the votes, but I think we should have twisted more arms and done more.”

Sour grapes. More whining.

There was an effort to filibuster the Alito nomination, led by Sens. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.), but it did not have the vocal public support of Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), then the minority leader, or Schumer or other members of Democratic leadership. While Reid, Schumer and all four Senate Democrats currently running for president voted to sustain a filibuster, they did little to actively support the idea and sometimes even mocked the effort. Only 25 senators voted to sustain the filibuster, and the next day Alito was confirmed to the seat on a 58-42 vote.

They did everything they could to secure a “no” vote by Democrats. Schumer and Reid couldn’t do it.

Schumer is an unusually strong willed senator. Such a mea culpa doesn’t come out of senators’ mouths very often, and almost never from Schumer.

You can tell how liberal the Washington Post. I’m gagging here.

It’s unclear when the next vacancy will arise on the court, and, if no health concerns come up, next summer is the earliest such a retirement could come. It’s doubtful any liberal justice would retire with Bush still president and the possibility of a Democratic president replacing him or her in 2009, but again, health issues could create a vacancy.

Schumer now believes, looking back on Alito and Roberts, that no nominee of Bush’s will get confirmed by the Democratically controlled Senate: “We should reverse the presumption of confirmation. The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts; or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito. Given the track record of this President and the experience of obfuscation at the hearings, with respect to the Supreme Court, at least: I will recommend to my colleagues that we should not confirm a Supreme Court nominee EXCEPT in extraordinary circumstances.”

The Supreme Court is finally upholding the laws of this country, not making new laws to suit the ACLU and the left wing extremists. Americans do not want activist judges. They want laws enforced and criminals prosecuted.

Our prayers and thoughts are with Chief Justice John Roberts and his family.


Written by smalltalkwitht

July 30, 2007 at 8:30 pm

Better Science, More Hurricanes, Not Global Warming

leave a comment »

A study showing that the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf is experiencing more than double the tropical storms every year is being touted as the result of global warming over the last hundred years.

Could the more likely answer really be better equipment at tracking these storms from their beginning to fizzle because of satellites?

National Hurricane Center agrees with me and is calling the research “sloppy science” and says that “better science” to point out the tropical storms.

Written by smalltalkwitht

July 30, 2007 at 6:37 am

Not For The Weak, Cowardly, Or Liberal

with one comment

Written by smalltalkwitht

July 29, 2007 at 8:24 pm

Our Worst Ex-President

with one comment

That the title says “Ex-President” gives you a clue it’s not George W. Bush.

Written by smalltalkwitht

July 29, 2007 at 4:13 pm

MIke Huckabee Would Make A Great President

leave a comment »

I just wish former Governor Mike Huckabee, had more money and have more following to be President in the 2008 election. A grassroots effort to get this man who is a decent, conservative, without a lot of shock and awe temperment, but knows what the issues are, should be encouraged.

Mike Huckabee would make a good President.

If you don’t know what each person stands for, what their record truly is, and what their policies are, please don’t vote in the election.

Written by smalltalkwitht

July 29, 2007 at 2:57 pm

Meet The Press Talks About Democrats’ Failures

leave a comment »

Insight of the day from Meet The Press:

Andrea Mitchell, NBC: “…The latest polling does show that the Democrats in the House and Senate are so held in disregard, that there was a poll the other day, that said for that the first time that 71% of those questioned didn’t like their local congressman. That even when Congress was notoriously unpopular, you always liked your local Congressman. There’s something going here, and that this Congress that came in November ’06, has already lost so much support. People are really fed up.”

Dan Balz, Washington Post: “I feel that a lot of that has to do with Iraq and the failure of this Congress to change the President’s policy. Not easy to do obviously, but people believed that they voted for a Democratic Congress, that would bring change. It hasn’t happened.”

What do you expect Dan, when the Democrats have been more alarmed about red-herring partisan investigations and attacking President Bush, than doing something about what really needs to be done?

Here’s what voters want:

  • Stop illegal immigration
  • Win the war in Iraq
  • Health Care/Insurance reform

That’s what real America wants.

    Democrats Take Muckraking To New Level

    Schumer’s Sour Grapes

    Democrats Soft On Real Issues

    Is Fred Thompson The Right’s Republican?

    with one comment

    My first choice would be Newt Gingrich, despite his personal life decisons, Gingrich is a conservative. He understands politics, the enemy and the American public. But Newt may not run and I’ve been inundated with emails that Fred Thompson is the person to beat Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Presidential Election. I’ve had reservations, a gut feeling, and I haven’t really been able to put full support behind him.

    Debbie Schussel’s column today has given me more proof that my hesitancy in supporting Thompson is legitimate.

    He hasn’t entered the Presidential race yet, but Fred Thompson, yesterday, showed us why he’s the scariest Republican Presidential candidate. And maybe the scariest of both parties.

    Don’t believe Thompson’s claim that he understands the Islamist jihadist threat to America. His announcement, yesterday, of his choice of Spencer Abraham as campaign manager, told us everything we need to know. Although Abraham, of Lebanese descent, is a Christian, he is a career water carrier for Islamists of the most extremist stripe and made that the cornerstone of his failed, one-term Senate career and equally lousy tenure as Energy Secretary.

    As a conservative–but more important, as an American concerned about the future of this country in the face of a terrorist threat–Thompson’s choice of Spencer Abraham was the final nail in the coffin for me in opposing Fred Thompson’s quest for the White House.

    Read Debbie Schussel, America’s leading expert and blogger on US-residing Islam/Islamists reasoning that Fred Thompson shouldn’t be the next President of the United States.

    I agree with her.

    Who Says Muslims Need 72 Virgins?

    Muslim Doctor’s Hypocratic Oath

    Schussel’s Skookum Review Of Sicko

    KFC Is Huge With Black Community

    H/T to Laffs.

    Written by smalltalkwitht

    July 29, 2007 at 11:33 am