Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ron prognosticates: the Dems will cave

I generally subscribe to Carl Sagan's admonition that prophecy is a lost art, but in this case I feel fairly safe in going out on a limb and predicting that in the matter of setting a timetable to get troops out of Iraq, Bush will veto the funding bill with the timeline attached, and then the Democrats will cave and give him the money anyway. They will cave because that is their nature. They have no spines, no courage, no convictions. They are afraid of their own rhetorical shadows. Want to scare a Democrat? Just remember three magic words: Weak. On. Defense.

All of which is quite unfortunate, because the Dem's position is quite strong, and they would almost certainly win this fight simply by saying, "No, we did not refuse to fund the troops. We DID fund the troops, albeit with conditions attached that are supported by the vast majority of the American people. It is the PRESIDENT who chose not to accept those conditions and thereby subject our troops to harm." But they will not say that. They will cave. They will meekly say, "I'm terribly sorry, Mr. President. Here's your money, no strings attached. Only please please PLEASE don't call say (shudder!) that we didn't support the troops."

God, I hope I'm wrong. But I don't think I am. If the Democrats don't even have the balls to issue subpoenas in the attorneygate scandal (authorizing subpoenas and actually issuing them are not the same thing), where are they gong to find the intestinal fortitude to stand their ground when something really meaningful is at stake?

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Bee afraid

Forget the housing market collapse, there is a much more serious problem looming: honeybees are dying and no one knows why. The seriousness of the problem can be pithily summed up in one sentence:

“If we don’t figure this out real quick, it’s going to wipe out our food supply.”


Sunday, March 04, 2007

A joke, eh?

Ann Coulter has responded to those denouncing her calling John Edwards a "faggot" by saying that it was just a joke:

"C'mon, it was a joke. I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would be mean."

Oh? Imagine if Coulter, instead of directing her little "joke" against Edwards had decided to attach Barak Obama instead and said, "I wanted to talk about Barak Obama, but it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word "nigger"..."

Or perhaps, "I wanted to talk about Joe Liberman, but it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word "kike"..."

Yeah, Ann, you're a laugh riot.