15 December 2007

Seventh time's the charm

Old Media: 6 bogus stories in six weeks. One might wonder if this is the sort of flourescent idiocy that is required to get fooled again and again, or excessive bias that leads to indifference as long as the narrative is supported. I don’t see why it can’t be both.

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If it votes like a duck…

Nine Democrats voted No [on HR 847, honoring Christmas] – Ackerman, Clarke, DeGette, Hastings (FL), Lee, McDermott, Scott (VA), Stark and Woolsey. Nine Democrats voted Present – Conyers, Frank (MA), Holt, Payne, Schakowsky, Schwartz, Wasserman Schultz, Welch (VT) and Yarmuth

This is interesting because of this group 17 of the 18 Ds above voted for a resolution honoring Ramadan (Lee missed the vote). Note that the King resolution was based on the language in the Ramadan resolution. You can compare them if you want, but King’s is more benign. Ramadan – H.Res. 635 and Christmas – H. Res. 847

Via Michelle Malkin

There were no “NO” votes on the resultions for Islam and Hinduism. Some religions are a little more equal than others.

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Not quite the "like father" I had in mind

When Iowa Democrat Tod Bowman got home Thursday night, he got an earful from his wife about what their fifth-grader had just done.

Earlier that day, their son, Beau Bowman, asked Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., what he would do as president if U.S. troops were not yet back from Iraq when illegal immigrants “start to take action and start bombing buildings and stuff.”

ABC News (via)

The father is a very active Democratic Party partisan, and one who had less than a month previously tried to nail Senator Hillary Clinton on handling the future of Social Security. Naturally, he’s embarrassed that his son would ask a perceptive and important question of Senator Barak Obama. Apparently he forgot to tell his son that it’s about posturing, not getting answers.

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